Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by powda, Mar 10, 2019.
I personally didn't watch much film so I am interested to know what made you think so.
Interior pass rush was something that was missing last yr and didn't get fixed in FA/Draft this offseason. I'm still wanting Gaine to trade for McCoy or sign Suh.
I said that in FA because they didn't do whatever it took Watson as well as possible and basically said when Watson gets hurt they will have nobody to blame but themselves. I didn't mean literally get his neck broken.
Same with the draft Howard > Dillard but we will see on this one.
Because the Texans drafted him.
Nothing more or less.
Another mostly special teamer type...
Texans sign Taiwan Jones
This guy is one of the best gunners in the NFL.
He's literally made a career out of being a ST's demon.
I would definitely be in for McCoy.
Yes on McCoy, unless we would have to pay WAY too much to acquire him. He would add a lot, but at what cost.
Suh got 14+mil for one year from the Rams,
"So how exactly does this contract impact the Rams’ salary cap? Well, it essentially cuts their available space in half. According to Over The Cap, the Rams had about $24 million in cap space before signing Suh. His contract drops that number to $10 million, and that’s without John Sullivan’s two-year, $10 million deal, which incentives can increase to $15 million.
So really, the Rams are down to about $2.5 million in cap space. It doesn’t take a mathematician to know that’s not much money, especially with Los Angeles still needing to pay its rookie class in the coming months."
Well..they did get close but at what cost. And they aren't playing horseshoes, close don't count.
They put in all their chips, drew to an inside straight and missed.
The Eagles took the chance the yr before and did win it all
Give me orgs that take chances trying to win championships over orgs that try to win salary cap championships. Even if those orgs dont win championships atleast they are giving themselves their best chance to win.
BTW, the Rams may not win it all next yr but it was a heck of a ride last yr. Can you imagine this town if they got as close as the Rams did last yr?
BTW, being in cap hell usually means 1 or 2 down yrs. It doesn't mean it's a lifetime sentence. BTW, I actually expect the Rams to look alot like last yrs Eagles next yr. That's the cost of taking a chance and I'm perfectly fine with that.
And yet the actual by far salary cap champions are favored in our division. $58.4 mil v $35.5 mil.
This just speaks to their faith in Watson/Hopkins/WFV staying healthy.
I would take this bet in a heartbeat. But I usually lose when I bet, so hopefully the status quo continues.
Huh? How is that in any way related?
The #Broncos are going to try to talk to CB Chris Harris, see if they can work things out.
If unable to do so, I suspect potential trade partners would include Houston and Philly.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) May 14, 2019
The Addition of Taiwan Jones and What it Means for the Texans Running Back Group
byPatrick D. Starr45 mins
The addition of Taiwan Jones to the Houston Texans is setting up a position battle in the running back depth chart.
The Houston Texans continue to shape their roster heading into the 2019 season and general manager Brian Gaine continued that trend by signing running back Taiwan Jones (Read More Here). Gaine continues to trust his thought process and coaches when it comes to players and Jones is precisely that. Jones spent time with special teams coordinator Brad Seely in Oakland and with Gaine in Buffalo during the 2017 season. There is a sense of trust bringing in Jones to the roster knowing what he brings to the field and most importantly to the locker room.
How does Jones impact the Texans roster heading into OTAs? We take a look.
Gaine has helped reshape the special teams unit by treating it as phase a football that needs starting caliber special teams players. Gaine added Johnson Bademosi, Joe Webb III, Buddy Howell Jr., A.J Moore, and Peter Kalambayi to the roster and it paid off on the field. The addition of Jones gives the Texans an option in the running back group to help on special teams and being a captain in Buffalo should not go unnoticed. Jones previous connections to Seely and Gaine should not go unnoticed. There is a good chance he will be on the week one roster with his primary focus as a key special teams player.
Outside of Lamar Miller, there are big questions concerning the position group heading into 2019. D’Onta Foreman has to bounce back from his injury, and all signs have shown the organization believes he can contribute in 2019. The Texans like keeping four running back on the 53-man roster at all times which leaves at least one roster spot for competition heading to the regular season. Jones does not do much to move the needle offensively for the Texans, and he is a fourth running back on the depth chart and emergency running back if needed. Jones should slide into the role Howell held last season as the running back that only played special teams. That should create the opportunity for new faces at the position to emerge at the position in 2019.
The Texans like four running back on the 53-man roster. If everything holds from a health standpoint, there will be one spot open on the roster. Players like Josh Ferguson, Buddy Howell Jr. and rookies Karan Higdon Jr. and Damarea Crockett would be set to compete on the field. Like all training camps, there are intriguing camp battles, and it is lining up that the running back group could have one of those storylines for the summer. With positive reviews of Ferguson and Howell from Bill O’Brien, they will get the first crack and making an impression for the Texans. Crockett took part in rookie mini-camp while Higdon is being worked back slowly after undergoing knee surgery before the NFL Draft. There will be plenty of discussions which should be that back on the depth chart, but it will come down to the best player during training camp and the preseason.
Great article. Thnx.
No idea what it would cost to add him, but if it is no more than a 3d rounder, I am all for it. Adding him and sliding the other CBs one spot down the depth chart would greatly improve our secondary - or, as asked in another thread, actually fix the secondary. With him, his old teammate Roby as #CB2 and Colvin as #3, Gipson and Reid as safeties, we would finally have an intimdating secondary, and some good depth as well. We have some cap space left, I would spent it here...
I would even consider a 2nd. We are gonna need a top CB in next years draft in addition to Harris even if we did snag him.
Harris is demanding a trade if he is not given a long-term contract of ~$15million per year.
Impressive detailed PFF analysis of Harris.
Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. continues to dominate from the slot as one of the league's premier cornerbacks
BY CAMERON PEZET • JAN 24, 2019
He's coming off a fibula fracture for which he was IR'ed last Dec. Surgery was not necessary, and this type of injury should have no future negative implications.
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