Originally Posted by mussop
Oh I don't have a problem replacing Walter. Like I said it should of been done a year or two ago. I just think its lower on the list than getting the middle of the defense squared away. IMO the defense is two players away from being elite. Three if you want to count Cushing. If we could get an above average NT the could either command double teams or consistently get penetration, it would really open things up for not only Watt and Smith but also our OLB's.
Yes you can never have too many weapons but with a QB like Schaub how much difference would it really make? How often does a rookie WR come in and make a real impact? Also do you guys think that by adding offensive weapons Schaub will be good enough to win a shoot out against the top QB's?
IMO The best way to build this team to compete with the likes of NE and Denver is to have a top notch pass rush.
The Texans defense needs 4 players to get to an elite level. An extra S for the nickle, ILB/OLB and a nickle CB. Even though they had these needs they held the Bengals to 0 TD's in the playoffs. Schaub threw 1 pick six.
The best way to improve the defense is to keep it off the field. You do this by improving the offense. That's why finding a WR with speed to take the pressure off AJ, (Williams from Baylor/Hunter/Hopkins could help right away like Green and Jones did for Atl/Cincy) So yes, WR's can contribute quickly.
Fix the OL and finding a QB for the future (If you believe this season is as good as it's going to get for Schaub) should the top priorities.
If you could get an above RT in FA would you let Barwin walk? Re-sign A.Smith? These are the tough decisions that the Texans FO should be asking right now before the all star games/Combine. If I had to guess what they are doing right now they are probably vacationing or scheduling sleep apnea surgery to be done during the combine. (Atleast that's their track record.)