Texans make rival Titans better because of Zach Cunningham

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Leave it to the Houston Texans to care more for their “culture” as a franchise than to work things out with one of their best defensive players Zach Cunningham this week.

In putting Cunningham on waivers, they’ve also made the Tennessee Titans a better team in 2021, with the Titans claiming the linebacker off waivers, who was also the tackles leader in the NFL one season ago.

How much things have changed in nearly one year, as Houston has made many changes to the roster, releasing veterans, getting the culture they want in place, but exactly what is the culture they are wanting to build? More on that another time.

It was a mistake to put Cunningham on waivers, and 24 hours later the Texans made things tougher on themselves and helped a division rival, because with the Titans being the team that Cunnigham is with now, earning a second win over Tennessee is that much tougher.

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Cunningham fits well with the Titans knowing that former Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel is the head coach with that organization, and he knows the division very well. Cunningham deserved a better in his ending with the Texans, but he was fun to watch during his tenure, and was a tackles machine a season ago.

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The Texans have a lot more work ahead of them moving forward in this rebuild, and though they have taken a few steps back this season, they seem to have a plan, but what that plan is anyone’s guess, but it doesn’t include Cunningham.