Originally Posted by TimeKiller
Reed........maybe but there's no way you can say right now that Ingram is more talented than Barwin who is producing similar if not better numbers at a higher level of competition. Add NFL experience, experience in this system, Barwin's athleticism and ethic......A big part of the defensive meltdown 2 seasons ago was losing Barwin. You make an interesting point the way you frame it but losing Barwin or Reed is losing a quality player no matter who you put in.
Like I said...MAYBE better than Reed, who did nothing but exceed any expectation placed on him. I don't believe in giving guy's chances, watching them succeed and then finding a way to get them off the field. I think that's how you divide a lockerroom and lose the respect from your players.
You wanna talk about thin....do the Texans even have a backup C with Myers currently a free agent? At least OT has 2 great starters locked down and a couple young bucks in Butler and Newton. I think probably the best point that these two mocks have uncovered is the need to develop a QB. It's coming and they need to address it before it's a huge problem.
caldwell & Wade Smith are supposedly back up centers + the long snapper dude. Never need them as Myers is a work hoss. I could see a low round pick such as my current board T Bob Hebert LSU in 7th who has played most OL.