Originally Posted by DexmanC
Seriously. Danieal Manning is the first legit safety the Texans
have ever had under Kubiak.
Johnathan Joseph is a the first Probowl-caliber cornerback
in Texans' history. Things are looking up!
Aaron Glenn and Dunta Robinson both made it one time no? I know Glenn did for sure. Not sure on Dunta. Prior to now, these were the best two corners we have had. Glenn was a very good cover corner but aging quickly. Dunta was physical as hell, and pretty good in coverage as well until that bad injury. Never the same after that.
JJ should be like a younger AG in some ways, and all in all, probably will be our best corner to this point in the franchises history, especially if longevity counts.
I LOVE these signings. Not sure if we could have gotten Manning had Aso signed with us. We may have had to settle for someone stop gap. I'll take JJ+Manning over Aso+scrub SS anyday. Manning is 28 and should man the SS position for 5 yrs. Same with JJ. Manning is the first "rangy" safety we have had. Every freaking safety they draft or sign until now is an in the box run stopper and terrible in coverage. Manning can actually cover! Who could have thunk it. An actual real safety. Holy cow. And he is an excellent KR too!
The offseason is a a solid A. Excellent draft, and an awesome one-two punch in FA. I tell you guys what - this offseason has Wade Phillips paw prints all over it. While I am not big on Wade as a HC, I do very much like him as a DC. I think they basically turned this offseason over to Wade and he is pulling all the strings here. Left to thier own devices, Smithiak has been a total failure on talent evaulation and acquisition....and they have totally ignored the safety position. It's a new dawn and a new day!!
Smithiak has had nothing but a bunch of yes men as DC's that don't have the gravitas that Wade has. This is now Phillips D, for the good or the bad.
I can't wait to see these guys on the field. After last season, I felt lower than I have ever been toward this team and ready to throw in my fandom card. Now - gotta admit I am pumped. They have managed to draw me back in. Please don't let me be Charlie Brown running to kick the ball once again only to have the Texans...errr Lucy pull the ball away again.
This has to be the year. Right? Someone tell me I'm not wasting another freaking fall watching a train wreck. Still leery about in game decisions by Kubes, but we have the talent to succeed now. No excuses.