I have a feeling this will make the team better losing Braxton in the same way our LB play may actually get better without Shazier. The crutch is removed. Meyer said so as well, "if you have a special team, situations like this make those kinds of teams stronger" and Urban is right.
At at least it happened before the season started to give players and coaches time to prepare. I have a feeling we're gonna see a chip on this teams shoulder that we haven't seen before.