View Full Version : DB coach lauds addition of “two proven starters, playmakers

07-30-2011, 08:08 PM
The Texans started their defensive makeover in January, hiring coordinator Wade Phillips to install a 3-4.

They fortified their front seven in April, drafting defensive end J.J. Watt and linebacker Brooks Reed and moving Mario Williams to outside linebacker.

They turned their focus to the secondary on Friday, making a splash in free agency by signing cornerback Johnathan Joseph and safety Danieal Manning. The two five-year veterans add a much-needed jolt of experience and talent to the Texans’ young defensive backfield.

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07-30-2011, 11:00 PM

Good article, I'm liking Vance Joseph.

Interesting tidbit: Johnathan Joseph (5-11, 190), no relation to his new position coach, ran a 4.31-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2006 – the third-fastest time by a cornerback in the last five years.