Originally Posted by Rey
No. You were talking about how teams would scheme against him. That in itself is bogus, because qb's would still go after him. Not as much as the second or third corner but he would get his fair share of throws at him.
Also, even if he has completely shut down a receiver how is that not beneficial to the team as a whole?
Why allocate resources that way when you have a player that is interested in you that would elevate the play of the entire defense?
You would rather bank on getting two or three solid players rather than getting one franchise guy?
When your plan backfires and one or two of the guys you are targeting goes elsewhere then what? Just pick from the leftovers.
That makes no sense to me. You have the top rated player at his position, and it's a position we sorely need and you want to pass him over for Eric weddle and tier 3 corner?
If the money is not outrageous you stretch your pockets a bit and go for the stars. And you know the corny saying. . If you miss then you Langdon the moon.
Allocating resources is just code for being good in a few places while not being great at any. We have a lot of good on this team. It'd be nice to have some greatness.
Is it just me, or does Eric Weddle as a Safety make me have the same "meh" feelings as I have for Ike Taylor as a CB?
I feel like both those guys are benefiting from superior secondary play that's happening AROUND them. Isolate them off, onto the Texans secondary, and I don't know that they're all that great here.
I dunno. I have a feeling the Jets or Ravens will land Aso. I have a feeling the best scenario we're going to end up with is a CB/S combo of some sort, and it will probably be guys we've never even discussed on here much. It might even be guys who are cut, so those teams can make room for the Ike Taylors or the Josephs or the Aso's of the NFL, and we get the cut casualties.
And as I sit here and read all of you guys' thoughts, it can't just be as simplistic as either (a) Aso and that's it, nor (b) A CB--Taylor or Joseph--and a Safety (Weddle). There's no telling what we're going to see. Amobi might still be here, for all we know. There's no specific rhyme or reason, IMO.
I suggest everybody scale back their emotional investment into these types of threads the day before free agency hits. You're going to want to go for a long walk, clear your head of the past 6 months of speculation, and be ready to see what we DO end up with the day of free agency.
I, for one, am just glad that we have football back in the first place. I'd rather root for a Nnamdi-less or Weddle-less Texans team than to have no team to root for at all.
Lots of people are going to drink a beer on free agency day, and I think they're going to spit the beer out. Call me crazy, but there's so many various options the Texans can pursue--and it might not even be on defense!--and the expectations should probably return to planet earth.
I, for one, pledge to all of you that MY panties won't be in a wad. Just like last season, when I knew we were going to tank it and suck the rest of the way out, I had already prepared myself for the letdown. Some of you kept riding the Right Track Express, though, getting out your nifty Bob McNair collector's edition Playoff Calculators to try and figure out what combinations of wins and losses we needed to sneak into the wildcard berth.
Just like then, I have been training myself these past few days with ninja focus...slowing down my heart rate and preparing for the day when we are either underwhelmed or treated to a different avenue than what we spent 6 months speculating about.
Just like in Cool Hand Luke, you gotta' get yore mind right. You were warned.