4-3 DE's in FA?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by keyfro, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. keyfro

    keyfro Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    37
    does anyone know who will be available this offseason in FA at the defensive end position?

    and what do ya'll think about possibly trading gary walker to new orleans for howard?

    the saints need a strong DT to help mould sullivan after...the boy is getting worse after being the first DT taken in the draft a couple of years ago
     
  2. CowboysTexansFan

    CowboysTexansFan Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    11
    John Abraham of the Jets may be available, but the Jets may sign him to a long-term deal or put the franchise tag on him again.
     
  3. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,192
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Spring, TX
    DE is probably the only stable position. Robaire has been solid, and (when healthy) Walker is above average. DT should be the position sought after.
     
  4. Coach C.

    Coach C. Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    SE Houston
    I think he is implying that we will be switching to a 43 defense under the new regime. go to foxsports.com and they have an upcoming FA link you can check out.
     
  5. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,192
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Spring, TX
    So will we let Walker go and have TJ at LE or have him at DT and sign a LE? Or will we sign Eric Crouch to play safety?
     
  6. keyfro

    keyfro Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    37
    coach c. i don't see where they have a list of the 2006 free agents
     
  7. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    A ton of guys will be signed by the time FA's are officially declared. Most of the better prospects will eventually sign with their current teams so don't expect many big names when it comes right down to it. Here are a few key dates for the off-season.

    February 23 - Waiver system begins

    - Deadline (4:00 p.m. ET) for clubs to
    designate Franchise & Transition players

    March 2 - Expiration date of all player contracts
    due to expire in 2006

    March 3 - Free Agency period begins

    - Trading period begins for 2006 after
    expiration of all 2005 contracts

    March 26-30 - NFL Annual Meeting - Orlando

    April 21 - Deadline for signing of offer sheets
    by restricted free agents
     
  8. Dre_80

    Dre_80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    2
    Just a few 4-3 FA-Ends:

    DE John Abraham
    DE Raheem Brock
    DE Robert Mathis (RFA)
    DE Kyle Vanden Bosch
    DE Carlos Hall
    DE Darren Howard
     


  9. YoungTexanFan

    YoungTexanFan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    4,802
    Likes Received:
    134
    those are studs and will probally be resigned by their respective teams.
     
  10. hot pickle

    hot pickle Canada Eh

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Shurron Pierson, might be a good back up and get to start one day, the reason i metion him is because he had pretty good numbers and the combine, but i mgiht be wrong, tell me what yall think


    :texflag:
     
  11. keyfro

    keyfro Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    37
    for some reason i doubt that the colts will be able to re-sign both brock and mathis because they have to sign james and wayne
     
  12. Reddevil63

    Reddevil63 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,253
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Arlington
    This doesnt really pertain to those players in particular, but something has to give sometime. They have way to much talent making tons of money, they have to start letting some people walk eventually dont they? I dont really pretend to know what Im talking about when it comes to cap numbers and stuff but I wouldnt think Im too wrong about this.
     
  13. YoungTexanFan

    YoungTexanFan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    4,802
    Likes Received:
    134
    your not...but i would only want mathis, and only if we switched to a 4-3. he is smaller than our tweeners, but gets the job done regardless.
     
  14. Dre_80

    Dre_80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    2
    Freeney, 3 time Pro Bowler, will also ask for a new contract. They cant pay Freeney, Mathis AND Brock. How about John Abraham? The Jets are stacked @ DE. They have Shaun Ellis, John Abraham and Bryan Thomas (former 1st round pick). And the Saints cant afford Darren Howard because in 04 they drafted DE Will Smith who will be their starting DE in 06 next to Charles Grant.
     
  15. royce1054

    royce1054 All Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    HOUSTON
    I hope we dont go 4-3.
    The best D IMO goes
    46
    34
    then 4-3
     
  16. Panther5407

    Panther5407 All Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I think Kyle Vanden bosch is the DE for the Cheifs, if I'm right then this guy has such a high motor, I mean he never stops. He'd be a great pick up if we really are serious on switching defenses. I think he'd be a really good pick up.
     
  17. keyfro

    keyfro Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    37
    kevin is the guy from the titans...you're thinking about jared allen
     
  18. YoungTexanFan

    YoungTexanFan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    4,802
    Likes Received:
    134
    The 4-6 requires the exact personel and coaching to be run even close to effectivly.
    You need so many different things that the Texans lack:
    1. An effectvie and quick pass rush from the front four.
    2. Extremly quick LB's who can read the QB imediatly.
    3. Corners who you trust enough to leave on an island by themselves.
    4. A safty who trust to not miss a tackle and still be a cover man similar to your CB.
    5. You need a DC that has run the system w/succes before.
    6. Competent coaches who have faith in every player on the field.

    The ravens attempted to run this defense some this year and it has not gone to well. Their defense is stretched to extremes. The coaches had faith, but it was misplaced. Modern OC's can disect a scheme like this with a decent TE and a big, posession reciever.
     
  19. WildBlackBear32

    WildBlackBear32 All Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    967
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Maine

    He plays for the Titans. He was on the Cards every year before that. Maybe thats the "red" team you are thinking of?
     
  20. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    or he could be looking at a list from last year.
     

Share This Page