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Old 12-29-2007   #41
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Default Re: Where do you think the Texans need to improve the most this off season?

1. Left Tackle
2. Strong Safety
3. Running back
4. Cornerback
5. Center

honorable mention: DE, LB
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i would have liked to see more of walker and echemandu...i don't want to go RB 1st round unless it is on someone we cannot pass up

i'm still a little pissed Echemandu was released, he had the 2nd most ypc for a texan back with over 10 carries and the 2nd longest run of any of our RBs this year.

overall i would like to see our OLine or DB addressed heavily in the off season. RB needs to be addressed but i'm not sure if using our 1st round pick is the answer. I would like to see walker and some other back split the carriers - a back that can stay healthy *cough* green *cough*
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1 Word. Offensive-freakin-Line!
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There are plenty of UFA O linemen avaliable this offseason. We should be able to pick up one or two maybe. This is a cut and paste job from another site. http://www.footballsfuture.com/2008/...eagentsOL.html

Ruben Brown, UFA, Chicago Bears
An aging veteran, Brown has a lot of experience opening holes for backs and allowing time for passers.

Alan Faneca, UFA, Pittsburgh Steelers
Faneca seems to be the most likely of this group to leave his current team. Faneca is a quality guard who has started in five Pro Bowls and been selected as a first team

Flozell Adams, UFA, Dallas Cowboys
A veteran left tackle, Adams should hit the market and receive decent interest. His size, experience, and performance will lure teams into making a considerable offer for his services.

Jordan Gross, UFA, Carolina Panthers
A former first-round selection who has played well, Gross will be looking for a considerably larger check come next season.

Ryan Lilja, UFA, Indianapolis Colts
A quality guard, Lilja is relatively young and has a Super Bowl ring to call his own. The Colts will do well to sign him to an extension, but there’s a chance that Lilja tests the market.

Max Starks, UFA, Pittsburgh Steelers
Starks is young and massive, and another Pittsburgh player that may leave the Steel City.

Floyd Womack, UFA, Seattle Seahawks
A big, experienced guard, Womack could get a decent offer from any team missing out on a top tier target like Faneca.

Jake Scott, UFA, Indianapolis Colts
Scott is the starting right guard for one of the top offensive line units in the entire NFL, and his ability to help protect Peyton Manning should equate to a nice contract number.

Todd Steussie UFA St. Louis Rams
Steussie has been a solid offensive tackle for several years, but he was placed on injured reserve earlier this season because of a foot injury. He’s approaching forty years of age

Travelle Wharton UFA Carolina Panthers
A late third-round selection in 2004, Wharton has developed into a solid starting left tackle.

Other Free Agent Offensive Linemen
OG P.J. Alexander UFA Atlanta Falcons
OT Nat Dorsey UFA Cleveland Browns
OT Trai Essex RFA Pittsburgh Steelers
OG Chris Kemoeatu RFA Pittsburgh Steelers
OT Cory Lekkerkerker RFA San Diego Chargers
OT Sean Locklear UFA Seattle Seahawks
OG Brian Rimpf RFA Baltimore Ravens
OG Keydrick Vincent UFA Baltimore Ravens
OG Fred Weary UFA Houston Texans
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There are plenty of UFA O linemen avaliable this offseason. We should be able to pick up one or two maybe. This is a cut and paste job from another site. http://www.footballsfuture.com/2008/...eagentsOL.html

Ruben Brown, UFA, Chicago Bears
aging

Alan Faneca, UFA, Pittsburgh Steelers
old

Flozell Adams, UFA, Dallas Cowboys
Penalty Machine, but will probably stay with Cowboys

Jordan Gross, UFA, Carolina Panthers
Has no upside. What you see is the best you get

Ryan Lilja, UFA, Indianapolis Colts
Young and plays on a good line. Interesting to say the least.

Max Starks, UFA, Pittsburgh Steelers
Played on the Superbowl Steelers team. Interesting

Floyd Womack, UFA, Seattle Seahawks
old as hell
Jake Scott, UFA, Indianapolis Colts
He will re-sign with the Colts

Todd Steussie UFA St. Louis Rams
Old and with Injuries.

Travelle Wharton UFA Carolina Panthers
Carolina's O-line does not impress me

Other Free Agent Offensive Linemen
OG P.J. Alexander UFA Atlanta Falcons
OT Nat Dorsey UFA Cleveland Browns
OT Trai Essex RFA Pittsburgh Steelers
OG Chris Kemoeatu RFA Pittsburgh Steelers
OT Cory Lekkerkerker RFA San Diego Chargers
OT Sean Locklear UFA Seattle Seahawks
OG Brian Rimpf RFA Baltimore Ravens
OG Keydrick Vincent UFA Baltimore Ravens
OG Fred Weary UFA Houston Texans

Answered the top guys, none of the other guys really interest me other than the ones mentioned. Would be allright for cheap but we shouldn't be giving any of these guys their huge payday.
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Answered the top guys, none of the other guys really interest me other than the ones mentioned. Would be allright for cheap but we shouldn't be giving any of these guys their huge payday.
That's the problem with most free agents, you end up paying them more than they are worth to get them. It's a desperation signing from some teams that drives up the so called worth of some of these guys.

Edit to say though, we are desperate on the O line.
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Default Re: Where do you think the Texans need to improve the most this off season?

The secondary and the o-line. We need to completely gut our secondary and just start over. Robinson and Bennett or keepers, but that's about all. Hutchins, Brown, and even Demps don't cut it. As for the oline, everything from the center-left is pathetic and needs much improvement. A LT and a LG would be great. Perhaps we could also admit that Weaver/Johnson are flops and look to adequately replace them next season. Just a few thoughts.
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Default Re: Where do you think the Texans need to improve the most this off season?

Methinks we need to make sure we resign Andre Davis!!!

I really hope we make a run at a quality DC like Ron Rivera in the offseason. Most of the problems with our defense can be found in our bend but dont break scheme imo.
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Methinks we need to make sure we resign Andre Davis!!!
I really hope we make a run at a quality DC like Ron Rivera in the offseason. Most of the problems with our defense can be found in our bend but dont break scheme imo.
I'll second all of that espescially the bold
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What are you're thoughts?

Safety, LB, O-line
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secondary and pass rush

while we need another RB and a LT, we need to get a defense that can shut people down
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What are you're thoughts?
First I would have to look at our division record. 1-5.

Second I would have to look at how we lost those five games. Badly.

Four of the five games were over by half time, and the first Colt game looked closer than what it really was.

Our immediate needs are DE, DL, OLB, CB, and Safety.

To beat the colts you must have a strong secondary that can cover a receiver for more than five yards. Manning drops three steps and the ball is out of there giving our DLine has 0 chance to create any pressure.

To beat the Jags you must have a strong DLine to contain there seemingly endless supply of RB's that chew up big chunks of yards and clock. You shut down there run and the pass becomes ineffective.

To beat the Titans you must have a strong LB core and DE's that can contain VY and make him beat you with his arm and not his feet.

Briggs, Samuel, Allen, Haynsworth are all available this off season. Am I saying that we get all of them? No, but at least one, IMO Haynsworth and Samuel would be my top two targets.

On the Offensive side of the ball we need a Tackle, Center, Guard, RB

Turner would be the only one I would consider in FA, he is not beat up to badly. Of course there is always Jones and Barber who are also FA, but Turner seems to have less miles.

Lots of questions this off season. Does Spencer come back? Who is our starting QB, and I don't say that to get a controversy started, I feel that is a legitimate question. Who is our Offensive Co? Will Richard Smith get the boot or a pass due to all the injuries? How much of our scheme will change now that Sherman is gone? How does DRob's recovery go? Does Dayne sign another year?

Lots of questions to answer and still a corner to turn, Should be a fun off season.

Is it August yet?
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Briggs, Samuel, Allen, Haynsworth are all available this off season. Am I saying that we get all of them? No, but at least one, IMO Haynsworth and Samuel would be my top two targets.
I would add Suggs to that list and if he can be had for a reasonable contract he might be a good fit as our RDE.
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First I would have to look at our division record. 1-5.

Second I would have to look at how we lost those five games. Badly.

Four of the five games were over by half time, and the first Colt game looked closer than what it really was.
I really, seriously disagree with this assertion. Our division games were not, for the most part, over at halftime.

The first Colts game was close.

The first Jags game we were losing 10-6 at halftime and down 16-9 at the end of the third. We were actually dominating offensively in the first half but not scoring points. We had that damn fumble by Andre Davis going into the end zone that gave the ball back to the Jags. AND the Jags pulled that damn onside kick.

The first Titans game, we lost by 2.

The second Titans game, we were up 10-7 at halftime and gave up 14 points in the 3rd.

The second Colts game, we were pretty much dominated in the second quarter. This is the only game I'd say we were pretty much out of it at halftime.

So, for the most part, we weren't out of our divisional games by halftime.
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