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Old 03-25-2013   #1
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Default Texans DBs vs NFL DBs

Some of y'all follow this stuff more closely than I do, so maybe y'all can give me some perspective.
My question is this: (let's assume that Ed Reed performs at roughly the same level as last season) For the 2013 season, where would the Texans defensive backfield rank versus the other defensive backfields in the league?

List the NFL defensive backfields better than Joseph, Jackson, Manning and Reed:
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CBs should ~stay the same.

SS/FS will be worse against the run & tackling, better against the pass.
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In no particular order, I would put the 2012 49ers, Seahawks, and Bears ahead of the Texans secondary. After that it gets kind of iffy. The Jets have a great secondary when Revis is healthy, but since he went down, I don't know how you want to count that. Cromartie did fill in pretty well for him. I'd say the Texans would be top 10 at the very least, with Reed I'm not sure it really moves them up that much.
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I cannot figure it as Joseph should be better; also entire defense with Cush back. Throw a solid NT and another ILB in draft and that will greatly impact DBs also.
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Bears lost a good nickel on D.J. Moore.

Didn't the Niners lost a guy too?

I agree that the Seahawks are pretty good.
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Bears lost a good nickel on D.J. Moore.

Didn't the Niners lost a guy too?

I agree that the Seahawks are pretty good.
Moore is no big deal to lose. The Bears will be fine. Tillman turned out to be a stellar CB this year. Their pass rush is really good too, which hides any issues with their DBs.

49ers lost Dashon Goldson to the Bucs. That is a big loss, so yeah, they probably will be worse off, unless the draft falls their way. I expect them to take a safety with one of their first two picks, and possibly a CB with the other. Depends on how things shake out, but for now they definitely got worse.

Seahawks are still top notch, and I expect them to have a better secondary than the Texans in 2013. They actually improved their pass rush, so it should be even more difficult for QBs to pass against them.

The Texans really do have a legitimate claim to being a top 5 secondary. 4 quality starters in the backfield, and a decent nickel CB. Now if we could improve the pass rush, we could really make that secondary look good....
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It's relative to our pass rush this year if you compare last years squad to this year. More talent doesn't mean superior performance if the front 7 dont execute. Mccain is comming off injury and that concerns me. I expect more out jj because I know he had some nagging injuries. Our 3rd safety has gotta be better this year
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It's relative to our pass rush this year if you compare last years squad to this year. More talent doesn't mean superior performance if the front 7 dont execute. Mccain is comming off injury and that concerns me. I expect more out jj because I know he had some nagging injuries. Our 3rd safety has gotta be better this year
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I cannot figure it as Joseph should be better; also entire defense with Cush back. Throw a solid NT and another ILB in draft and that will greatly impact DBs also.
I think that's the biggest IF. Will Wade wake up and get us a brick wall in the middle? He's played with both but is on record as preferring a "penetrating" nose guard to get after the QB. Can't have both. (very often) I think Mitchell does a better job than most give him credit for but he's no Cullen Davis or Kris Jenkins type which I've come around with to the consensus thinking that that's what we need.

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I think that's the biggest IF. Will Wade wake up and get us a brick wall in the middle? He's played with both but is on record as preferring a "penetrating" nose guard to get after the QB. Can't have both. (very often) I think Mitchell does a better job than most give him credit for but he's no Cullen Davis or Kris Jenkins type which I've come around with to the consensus thinking that that's what we need.

This draft will tell the truth I believe.
I expect us to sign another vet FA or two and draft two defensive players by the third round. We should be fine (I hope.)
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