So much for the McCain part of that equation.
Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle just tweeted:
#Texans CB Brice McCain had surgery this morning to repair his broken foot. He'll be out about 6 weeks, per a person familiar w/injury.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 3, 2012
McCain suffered the injury midway through the Texans' win in Nashville on Sunday.
Joseph played a couple of games earlier this season while dealing with a groin injury and struggled. Even if he’s not at full strength coming off a hamstring issue this time, he should be better than the alternatives.
No matter who’s available in the secondary, the pass rush will need an effort like it got against Tennessee despite facing better protection and a far better quarterback.