Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I think it's odd, that we have talented players who come in and show promise their first year, then drop off.... and that we see a lot of it in the backfield.
Then they go and fire our Secondary coach.........
Seriously, how many times have we said, if only he'd have looked for the ball.
Plus...Green Bay hired Hoke before he could sign up for unemployment. A lot of people have fallen on their swords for the Texans. Can't fire the players.
I understand. I gotta assume they knew what they were getting when they gave Reeves the contract. What you got is what few DBs have, world class make up speed. My solution, let him run man up. He's best when he's facing the QB anyway. They've got Anton Molden in the wings and Freddie with confidence issues. They may want to bang the Db's early. They could. But I see a lot of draft capitol on the roster already. I don't think they will bang it high.
But the key to the DBs has always been and always will be .......pressure
....when they get it our DBs make plays. Even our lowly talented, low draft pick guys. Is upgrading the DB's going to result in more take aways next season if there isn't more consistent pressure from the front seven ? Less passing TDs given up ? Move the defense into the top ten statistically ?
I don't think it matters how talented they are without the pressure. Some do. Once they flipped safety's in the middle of the season, the defense got more consistent. That there thingy is the truth. So I guess it comes down to...are we going to live with the inconsistant pressure and over draft DBs ? Or are they going to bang the original problem, the seven year old problem, and reach for play makers to bring more pressure? Fixing the original problem fixes the DB problem. Which allows the cap friendly guys we already have on the roster @ DB to make more plays. I'm not convinced the reverse is true. Over drafting for DBs will get you more take aways, better production in pass defense,....or turnovers.
Now Wilson is in his eighth year. And Rashard Johnson from Alabama looks like a Eugene Wilson clone to me. So if they did that, I'd hold my piece. Because I know from the last seven games, that type of player will be productive for the Texans, if everything works out, for a long time. But again, with out the pressure....we're chasing our tail....and further, Payton Manning. You're not going to "out cover"
Peyton Manning. I don't care who we've got lined up back there. I believe over drafting DBs is a lateral move for this football team. It's about the front seven pressure
. Want the play offs ? Gotta find that in the off season.