Originally Posted by Mr teX
for what the texans like to do with their safeties (interchangeable), no...woodson is. the cb experience in the slot, blitzing from the slot, his knack for forcing fumbles, still a solid tackler, and his veteran leadership. Dude is largely credited for the development of Sam Shields and Tramon Williams. He'd be a good mentor to have here for whomever we bring in here to replace him at FS.
Thankfully we got Danieal Manning. He's not as good, imo, as either Woodson or Quin in the box. But he'll do fine if we get Reed to play center field. What might hurt, is having Demps play man. But if you've got KJax, Jjo, DMan, & Ed Reed in your backfield, you better be able to make it work with Demps/Keo.
If we get Woodson, then Manning plays center field, where he was much better than Quin, maybe a few notches below Reed in his prime, probably just as good as Reed now.
I've been down on Manning lately, but I've got to admit his flexibility is an asset in this situation.