As the Broncos prepare to face the No. 1 ranked defense in the league on Sunday, tight end Joel Dreessen will look to share some insight from his five-year stint with the Houston Texans.
Although plenty of things have likely changed in the Texans’ scheme, Dreessen can still help break down the tendencies and habits of some of his former teammates.
“I can tell them how a guy is going to play, or a few tips here and there,” said Dreessen, who started 34 games for the Texans and caught 13 touchdowns. “It’s still going to be a hard-fought battle between the lines.”
The Broncos’ other tight end, Jacob Tamme, also has some knowledge of the Houston Texans after spending the last four years with the Indianapolis Colts.
“I’ve played against them a lot myself, too, coming from the AFC South,” Tamme said. “I don’t have the knowledge Joel has, but really it’s just little tidbits about guys, what they like to do, what they don’t like to do. That type of thing. But at the end of the day, it’s about going out there on Sunday and executing better.”
Linebacker Wesley Woodyard plays more than half of the team’s snaps at both defense and special teams. He said Dreessen has been helpful in preparing the team in both areas.