2011 Texans Defense: A new Breed?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Gymrat2005, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Gymrat2005

    Gymrat2005 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    5
    Before I start this off let me tell all of you that I understand why Kansas City put Pollard on waivers and let him go, we thought they were the stupidest group of people in the NFL but i now realize why they did such a thing.

    Basically this is the way i see it.

    Our defense is bad, really bad sooo bad that in order for us to even be manigable next season some drastic things need to be done.

    4-3 ( 4 Down Linemen, 3 Linebackers)

    If we dont atleast change our DC next season and we stick with the 4-3 we need to go out and Draft Preferably the most gifted and talented ball hawk safety in the draft ASAP, even if it means having to move into the top 5 and trading away 2012's 2nd and 3rd.

    The next step is moving Bernard Pollard to Will (weak side linebacker), ask him to gain 5-10 pounds in the offseason of muscle and theres a Above average Linebacker who's specialty is Coverage.Brian Urlacher played safety in college soo for all of you who think it cant be done think again.

    3-4 (3 Down Linemen, 4 Linebackers)

    This defense is very deceptive and requires more hybrid and Athletic players than we currently have on this roster, it would require a massive overhaul within the draft and free agency, we would need a NT, Marcel Darious has NT written all over him or even a 3-4 Defensive End.

    Cut pollard if we got to the 3-4, he cant cover, and i know he can lay the wood, but the Secondary's Job is to Cover.

    BUT back to my original statement, I no longer want Pollard as our starting SS,not with this years Secondary maybe if we draft a true Ballhawk FS we could manage it but until then no.
     
  2. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    28,484
    Likes Received:
    813
    Location:
    In Transit
    :kubepalm: Pollard gonna knock the piss out of you
     
  3. Gymrat2005

    Gymrat2005 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    5
    Last night on the eagles opening drive, down at the goal line Pollard was in charge of covering the tightend who waltzed into the endzone with pollard 5 yards behind grabbing at air.

    :kubepalm:
     
  4. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    28,484
    Likes Received:
    813
    Location:
    In Transit
    I didn't say Pollard would cover you...


    He is a force in run defense and a liability in pass defense. He needs a very good FS next to him.
     
  5. HJam72

    HJam72 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    11,617
    Likes Received:
    653
    Location:
    Over here.
    Just get the FS. How blatantly stupid can this organization be? I don't know about all that other stuff, and I'd like to see a couple of large, bruiser DTs and stop with all this stunt stuff. I also like a 3-4 that disguises many blitz packages, but just get a FS for crying out loud...
     
  6. silvrhand

    silvrhand Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,396
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    La Porte, TX
    JB, normally we agree but last night Pollard got his juked out of his jock strap quite a few times last night, it was not good. His tackling this year is a bit spotty at times.
     
  7. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Bayou Country
    I think that is being kind.
     
  8. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    28,484
    Likes Received:
    813
    Location:
    In Transit
    Yeah, I know. But I got to be in denial about something. I think that everyone on the defense is trying to do too much. But Pollard has been very bad the last few games.
     


  9. Htownsportsfan

    Htownsportsfan All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    763
    Likes Received:
    45

    Was that the play that was very close to an illegal pick play or the one where Polllard and Cushing cut each other off essentially picking each other.
     
  10. Gymrat2005

    Gymrat2005 Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    5
    I have no idea man but it was the opening drive, you can only score once per drive. After i saw it i threw my $275 phone at the wall and it shattered into pieces im just really sick and tired of everyone on this board drinking the pollard koolaid. He's great for PR, he's great in run support, and he's great in the locker room or what is perceived.

    But he's a safety, he is the last line of our defense, we should of drafted earl thomas last year, the FS out of texas. 4 games into the season this year had had like 3 picks and was being talked up for a possible DROY award. I'm 19 years old, I dont want to be 30 before this team gets its first Superbowl.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
  11. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    28,484
    Likes Received:
    813
    Location:
    In Transit
    Damn! And I thought I was drunk!
     
  12. texan279

    texan279 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    6,140
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Rosenberg TX
    I said the same thing in 2002.........I will be 32 in February.............:fireball::trophy:
     
    sakebomb likes this.
  13. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,076
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Texas
    Wow, I guess I'm not the only one that thought that. I said that a couple years ago. I'm 29 now. I'll be 30 next season.

    :kubepalm:
     
  14. KA4Texan

    KA4Texan C27A

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    Houston
    Whats wrong with 30? :D

    Not to make you feel worse, but we havent even had a playoff showing before you turn(ed) 30.:gun:

    I just hope Im not on my death bed having never seen the Texans in a playoff or SB
     
  15. 97roc

    97roc Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    The LC
    I don't see us changing to a 3/4 next season. Not only do we not have the players to do so, we won't have the time with the potential lockout. I am in complete agreement about the FS need. But take a look at the draft prospects, and you might see there isn't a FS that worthy of a top 10 pick. BP should continue to start, but should come out in passing situations. I guess the real question is, who will replace him during that time?
     
  16. 80tothezone

    80tothezone Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,598
    Likes Received:
    71
    niel rackers
     
  17. axman40

    axman40 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    21,687
    Likes Received:
    536
    Location:
    Austin
    A new Breed
    would be better than
    The Walking Dead!
    :kubepalm:
     
  18. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    24,566
    Likes Received:
    1,894
    Location:
    Houston
    30?????

    :lol:

    :kubepalm:

    :panic:
     
  19. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    18,454
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    younguns.... what should we do with 'em?
    :barman:
     
  20. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    54,947
    Likes Received:
    2,606
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Pollard got picked on that play. Under the rules there should have been a flag but it is a rarely enforced penalty. Should have picked a different play as an illustration of poor coverage.
     

Share This Page