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CloakNNNdagger
06-01-2011, 08:50 AM
From ToroTimes (http://torotimes.com/2011/05/31/glover-quin-is-up-in-the-air-about-his-position-change/):

May 31st 2011
Glover Quin Is Up In the Air About His Position ChangeAUTHOR: Joe Owens


The NFL lockout is still crawling along at a snails pace and with no resolution any where near the horizon. Players are still doing their part to stay in shape.

The Houston Texans have been working out since almost as soon as the lockout started. The Texans have had players working out at two different places. Quarterback Matt Schaub and many of the offensive players have had work outs at Rice University.

While team captain DeMecco Ryans rehabs his injured knee at the University of Alabama, linebacker Brian Cushing and many of the defensive players have been working out at Plex Gym in Stafford a Houston suburb.

With the priority not really on the offensive side of the ball due to the fact that the system will not be changing on that side of the ball this season. And the offense ranking 3rd last year in total offense. It seems fitting that the emphasis, this off season, is placed on the defensive side of the ball. That could not have been more evident than it was during this years NFL draft.

The defense last year blew five games and finished 30th, including 32nd against the pass. The Texans gave up 33 touchdowns through the air. The Texans defense also allowed 427 points to rank 29th. Late in the season the Texans defense was on pace to break the single season record for most yards surrendered per game. But narrowly averted that record.

With all that being said it is presumed that the Texans defensive team leaders have been hard at work trying to prep for the upcoming season by working to install parts of Wade Phillips defense on their own. Glover Quin who is rumored to be making the move to Free Safety, if the Texans can grab a veteran corner in free agency, did in fact receive a defensive playbook. During the brief 24 hour window in which the lockout was temporarily lifted.

Glover Quin confirmed this during a telephone interview on the Dylan Gwinn show on 790 AM in Houston. When asked by Dylan Gwinn if Quin has been told one way or the other what position Quin would be playing this year?
Glover Quin痴 response was as follows, 的 don稚 know either. I知 hearing the same rumors. I致e talked with them (coaches) before the lockout. I actually had a talk with them the one day they lifted it but I知 still I. The air. I think it all depends on what happens in free agency and what happens with the corners that we have on the team and things of that nature. As of right now I知 a corner so until I知 told different I値l be a corner. But I heard there is a good possibility that I could be playing free safety.

During the same radio interview when Quin was asked by NFL scout Jayson Braddock about the brief window during the lockout in which the lockout had temporarily been open and whether or not Quin was able to get a playbook. Quin had this to say, 展e didn稚 actually get together as a team. I think a few of the guys that were actually in town got a chance to go up there. And depending on what time you were up there, I think if you were up there earlier I don稚 even know if they had the play books ready for ya. I know when I went up there I was actually able to get one so I致e been able to look at some stuff.

Glover Quin went on to talk about all things football related such as the defenses horrendous performance, their youth last year in the secondary, his new secondary teammates and Coach Phillips implication that the defense isn稚 that difficult to learn and that it should be a quick transition for the defensive guys.

Quin痴 suggestion that he has merely 澱een able to look at some stuff from the playbook leads me to believe that the defensive players that are getting together for workouts may in fact only be working out and not working as a unit to install the defense to the best of their ability.

Jayson Braddock seems to feel that the translation to free safety is a logical one seeing how physical Glover Quin plays as a cornerback. Quin ranked in the top 10 in tackles amongst cornerbacks in the league last year. Quin did show a physical side to his game last year that excited some fans but it was truly hard to be very excited when the lone bright spot was surrounded by so much gloom in other spots.

Only time will tell with the new defense. Let痴 just hope the defensive unit is working on installing and learning some of the play book and terminology during the team workout sessions at the Plex.

If the Houston Texans are able unable to sign a veteran strong safety but nails down a free agent corner then look for the tandem of Quin and rookie strong safety Shiloh Keo to make a possible opening day start together at the two safety positions.

El Tejano
06-01-2011, 10:55 AM
If the Houston Texans are able unable to sign a veteran strong safety but nails down a free agent corner then look for the tandem of Quin and rookie strong safety Shiloh Keo to make a possible opening day start together at the two safety positions.

Week 1 vs. Payton Manning.

DocBar
06-01-2011, 11:55 AM
If the Houston Texans are able unable to sign a veteran strong safety but nails down a free agent corner then look for the tandem of Quin and rookie strong safety Shiloh Keo to make a possible opening day start together at the two safety positions.

SANTA MARIA!!!!! That could be disasterous. Well, maybe not as disasterous as some of our other "attempts" at a safety combination, but still a bad idea going against Manning on opening day with a rookie and a 3rd year player at a new position.

drs23
06-01-2011, 12:44 PM
If the Houston Texans are able unable to sign a veteran strong safety but nails down a free agent corner then look for the tandem of Quin and rookie strong safety Shiloh Keo to make a possible opening day start together at the two safety positions.

SANTA MARIA!!!!! That could be disasterous. Well, maybe not as disasterous as some of our other "attempts" at a safety combination, but still a bad idea going against Manning on opening day with a rookie and a 3rd year player at a new position.

Oh, c'mon, how bad could it be?? :yikes:

DocBar
06-01-2011, 12:50 PM
From ToroTimes (http://torotimes.com/2011/05/31/glover-quin-is-up-in-the-air-about-his-position-change/):

Oh, c'mon, how bad could it be?? :yikes:Not as bad as Matt Stevens or CC Brown, but pretty bad nonetheless.

CloakNNNdagger
06-01-2011, 01:05 PM
Oh, c'mon, how bad could it be?? :yikes:

Not as bad as Matt Stevens or CC Brown, but pretty bad nonetheless.

This picture came to mind.

http://visualrian.com/storage/PreviewWM/5545/49/554549.jpg?1264279238

DocBar
06-01-2011, 01:16 PM
This picture came to mind.

http://visualrian.com/storage/PreviewWM/5545/49/554549.jpg?1264279238I just spewed Dr. Pepper all over my monitor and I think I peed a little bit!!! :spit:

badboy
06-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Quin your role is to knock the ball away from receiver & make solid tackles. Don't worry about where you line up

False Start
06-01-2011, 05:56 PM
I just spewed Dr. Pepper all over my monitor and I think I peed a little bit!!! :spit:

:backsout:

I really think the Texans are in do or die mode this season, so I expect them to go balls to the wall in FA. However, if they don't they are in for some rough times.

Dutchrudder
06-01-2011, 06:27 PM
Week 1 vs. Payton Manning.

He will be a free agent once the labor dispute is settled. I'm hoping he goes elsewhere. I would love to see Quinn and Keo starting at safety against Curtis Painter :D

ChampionTexan
06-01-2011, 06:35 PM
He will be a free agent once the labor dispute is settled. I'm hoping he goes elsewhere. I would love to see Quinn and Keo starting at safety against Curtis Painter :D

Yeah, but the Colts franchised him, so unless the tag goes by the wayside as part of the finalized CBA (which would be pretty shocking), he's staying a Colt. Most likely for the rest of his career, or until he gets so old it doesn't matter ala Emmitt Smith.

DocBar
06-01-2011, 06:36 PM
:backsout:

I really think the Texans are in do or die mode this season, so I expect them to go balls to the wall in FA. However, if they don't they are in for some rough times.As I see it, we need to add a quality FA safety and mortgage the farm for Aso. If we do that, we have a pretty good chance at a good playoff run.

Rey
06-01-2011, 06:41 PM
I'm pretty sure that when it's all said and done Houston will land Aso and Quinn will be the starting FS.

jaayteetx
06-01-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm pretty sure that when it's all said and done Houston will land Aso and Quinn will be the starting FS.

Really? I'll believe it when I see it...landing Aso that is, I'll agree that Quinn will be the starting FS.

drs23
06-01-2011, 09:15 PM
:backsout:

I really think the Texans are in do or die mode this season, so I expect them to go balls to the wall in FA. However, if they don't they are in for some rough times.

My thought exactly. I've read many here reffering to the 'status quo' since last season and McNair's quote about not doing anything stupid. I agree with that statement. This is also the first time I've seen both the owner and GM state publicly that "we'll be very aggressive in free agency". Quite the turnabout from prior public statements i.e.; "we're not looking for players that are done and looking for one last paycheck." There are top notch players in FA that this team NEEDS. I will not be surprised when the FO springs some moves that many did not expect them to make.

Maybe that's just me.

CloakNNNdagger
06-01-2011, 09:29 PM
My thought exactly. I've read many here reffering to the 'status quo' since last season and McNair's quote about not doing anything stupid. I agree with that statement. This is also the first time I've seen both the owner and GM state publicly that "we'll be very aggressive in free agency". Quite the turnabout from prior public statements i.e.; "we're not looking for players that are done and looking for one last paycheck." There are top notch players in FA that this team NEEDS. I will not be surprised when the FO springs some moves that many did not expect them to make.

Maybe that's just me.

Maybe............or did they just know there won't be any Free Agency THIS YEAR?:cool:

badboy
06-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Maybe............or did they just know there won't be any Free Agency THIS YEAR?:cool:Yeah, I'm conflicted. I can read yes and no into the situation. My heart says we need to go after Aso 100%.

alphajoker
06-02-2011, 11:19 AM
If the Houston Texans are able unable to sign a veteran strong safety but nails down a free agent corner then look for the tandem of Quin and rookie strong safety Shiloh Keo to make a possible opening day start together at the two safety positions.

I'm going to go on record that Nolan and Quinn will be the starting safeties week 1, if the season does start in time. I hope that Keo does become our safety of the future but I just don't see a rookie coming in with no mini/training camp preperation become the starter week 1, just my opinion.

Norg
06-02-2011, 12:05 PM
What was our secondary lineup last year vs the colts wk 1 ????

CB-Jackson
CB-GQ
FS-Wilson
SS-Pollard


?????

did we really start Jackson wk 1 snap 1 ???? and GQ has well ???? i forgot

Nawzer
06-02-2011, 12:19 PM
Quinn's role and focus should be to NOT SUCK.

XI CMURDER IX
06-03-2011, 12:09 AM
Quinn's role and focus should be to NOT SUCK.

And to bat the ball away from the opposite team! :kitten:

House of Pain
06-03-2011, 05:07 AM
And to bat the ball away from the opposite team! :kitten:

and while we're at it, DON'T FALL DOWN!