In the off-season, a lot of Texans fans were disappointed that the Titans outspent the Texans and were able to get wide receiver David Givens. Givens has since had a snakebit season with the Titans and is now out for the season with a torn ACL.
After losing out on Givens, the Texans targeted Eric Moulds, and acquired him from Bills in exchange for a 5th round draft pick. He is likely the best use of a 5th round pick the Texans could have had. He's been a nice possession receiver, freed things up for Andre Johnson, and has been a key mentor for the numerous young players. With a combination of his skills and his mentoring ability, he is perhaps the best off-season wide receiver acquisition the Texans could have made.
There's a great article today on the Texans official website that talks about his connection to Buffalo, the meaning of Sunday's game and his desire to do well in it. David Carr says about Moulds in the upcoming game:
"If he's remotely open, he's going to get a chance at the ball. Because I know he's going to be a little extra hyped up for this game, a little excited about it. So yeah, I'm definitely aware of it.
"I always want to get him the ball in every game. But I think if it's possible, he's probably going to want to work a little bit harder this week to try and get open. He's going to have something he wants to prove and he's obviously got a lot of fans up there and he's going to want to perform for them."
Carr sometimes gets in trouble when he tries to force the ball to a receiver, so I hope his definition of "remotely open" is not a heart attack inducing one. That being said, over the course of the season I've wanted to see Moulds get the ball more because when it is thrown to him, he catches it. Texans fans might think that's novel given the hands of some previous Houston receivers.