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Old 09-16-2009   #1
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According to Alan Burge the Texans worked out a safety on Tuesday.

In a sea of frustration this is a nugget of positivity. If there was one glaring weakness on Sunday it was (and has been throughout preseason) the safety play.

I'm glad to see the staff has looked at it and agrees that something has to change from a personnel standpoint.

More and more we're seeing the FO making the personnel decisions that make sense and I hope this continues as our team is upgraded throughout the season.

The one difference in opinion that I have currently is that they released Buster Davis from the PS instead of Chaun Thompson from the active roster. This move suggests that we could expect to see this safety added soon.

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Hm... I dont know what to say really... They've had MONTHS to try out safeties, but it takes them a regular season loss to realize that this is a big need?

This is probably my biggest problem with this franshise, a stubborn HC/GM refusing to change their 'grand scheme' when the plan is obviously not working out as it was intended.

Finding a secondary should have happened before the season started, not once it's started, but... better late than never, problem is, does 'working out safeties' constitute 'late' ?
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This is probably an insurance move in case Wilson doesn't come back right away. And Ferguson wasn't very impressive this Sunday.
But then, who was?

And after week one is over, they can pay a guy week-to-week instead of being on the hook for a whole year's worth of salary.

And looking at the F/A list, I don't see anyone that jumps out as a "gotta have" guy at safety.
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According to Alan Burge the Texans worked out a safety on Tuesday.

In a sea of frustration this is a nugget of positivity. If there was one glaring weakness on Sunday it was (and has been throughout preseason) the safety play.

I'm glad to see the staff has looked at it and agrees that something has to change from a personnel standpoint.

More and more we're seeing the FO making the personnel decisions that make sense and I hope this continues as our team is upgraded throughout the season.

The one difference in opinion that I have currently is that they released Buster Davis from the PS instead of Chaun Thompson from the active roster. This move suggests that we could expect to see this safety added soon.

http://www.examiner.com/x-778-Housto...layers-day-off
I don't see this as good news. Either Wilson's injury is much more serious than we've been told or this shows they have no clue how to evaluate their own talent- I mean, who among us didn't know that safety play was going to be an absolute travesty. There were guys like Sean Jones available this off-season that could have been had for near the vet minimum but they chose to rely on Dominique Barber, Nick Ferguson, and Brandon Harrison. I will prepare for the realization from them that in 2013 they maybe Casey Studdard isn't the answer at guard!
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Default Re: Texans working out safeties

But the safety they worked out is a no name and will end up on the practice squad. When are we going to get someone who will not "just want to be paid" and will play like a champion.
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But the safety they worked out is a no name and will end up on the practice squad. When are we going to get someone who will not "just want to be paid" and will play like a champion.
If you're talking about Ventrone, he may be a no name, but he doesn't have any practice squad eligibility, so he'll either be on the 53 man roster, or he won't be signed.
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Becuase week 2 of the regular season is prime picking time for the NFL talent tree. I can't believe they think we need a safety...we were so solid there at the end of last season.
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They'll probably be trying out players every Tuesday..... I wouldn't read too much into it.
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Then what do you make of the fact that they cleared a practice squad spot? Even if he doesn't have eligibility someone active could be moved to it.
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Then what do you make of the fact that they cleared a practice squad spot? Even if he doesn't have eligibility someone active could be moved to it.
Does Barber has eligibility left?
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Year Team.............. G Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int TDs Yds Avg Lng
2009 Houston Texans 1 6 4 2 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2008 Houston Texans 12 15 12 3 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- 0.0 --
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Ventrone signed with Cleveland today, so he's off the board.
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Thanks Chris, as always, you're on it.
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Uh, hasn't this team needed a safety or two for YEARS now!?!
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Uh, hasn't this team needed a safety or two for YEARS now!?!
I read the John McClain transcript yesterday... he says that the safety need is FAR from a big deal for us. His reasoning? I am not making this up... "our only points came from a safety."

Seriously. He said that.
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I read the John McClain transcript yesterday... he says that the safety need is FAR from a big deal for us. His reasoning? I am not making this up... "our only points came from a safety."

Seriously. He said that.
Man, how do I get his job?
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Yeah. I know how you feel. He's got my dream job. I would party shirtless with VY to get it.
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Bring back Will Demps.
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