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  1. JWarren14

    JWarren14 Beer Me

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    So I decided to check out Scout.com's Battle Red Nation.com and threw down a few bucks to see what sort of coverage they do in the off-season.

    A few things that may be of interest:

    Texans interested in Peppers and Peppers wants out of Carolina, although Peppers wants to play in a 3-4 a chance playing opposite Mario would be a great opportunity.

    Team officials say they are regretting the signing of Reeves and if the Texans draft a CB early Reeves days as a Texan are numbered

    Texans have had intense interviews with Wake Forest Safety Chip Vaughn and Oklahoma Safety/Linebacker Nic Harris

    Although the WR position is solid Texans have shown interest in Juaquin Iglesias of Oklahoma and Derrick Williams of Penn State.
    **I think this might be a clue that Jacoby's days as a Texan are numbered because both are return specialist**

    That's it for now, I will come back and post some more news, just reading through some stuff. I am not sure on the track record of the reporting, if anyone uses or has used it let me know.
     
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  2. WolverineFan

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    Getting Peppers would be huge for the defense!! Also I am very high on Nic Harris so possibly drafting him is very exciting. In addition drafting a WR like Williams would definetely help out in the return game and help stretch the field, but we can't go to high for a WR as it is not a big need at all.
     
  3. Texecutioner

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    All interesting prospects.

    I really think that Sean Smith from Utah could be an interesting 2nd round pick for the Texans if he were there. He played CB, but many scouts project him to move to safety. He could obviously play both and since we have a strong need at S and another need at CB, he seems like he could be a really good guy to bring in and help out the secondary.
     
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    I don't want to offer a long term high $ contract to Peppers. If we could get him for two years.... not sure if last season was due to contract year or not.
     
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    People are saying they don't want julius Peppers on our team are crazy this guy is one of the premier pass rushers and the league and they are talking about not giving him a long term contract sounds crazy to me. I say lay it out for Peppers and lock up Mario Williams and draft for best player available in the first round.
     
  6. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    The articles about Peppers in the 3-4 doesn't make it sound like he really wants to wants to play in the scheme--rather that he is open to it.

    Equals keeping more bidders available for his services. So many defenses run the 3-4 base these days.
     
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    I also am starting to like Smith and having Williams as a WR would be freaking awesome, as I am tired of using picks in project players that cant stop fumbling.
     
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    LORK 88 Wreck'em Ŧech!

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    I'm glad we're interviewing Chip Vaughn intensively. The more and more I look and read up on him, the more impressive he is. With the Texans set to sign Eugene Wilson with the intention of him being our starting FS, Vaughn would make a great SS. It would be great to have an in the box safety with the athleticism and speed of a FS.
     
  9. Maddict5

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    :rolleyes:

    right cos we thought we were getting a lockdown corner.. reeves has been what we expected- a mostly solid, sometimes picked on, sometimes playmaking cb
     
  10. rickyb

    rickyb Scarlet is hot.

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    It would almost be unfair. Imagine if the Texans are able to sign Peppers. The options that one action creates for us in the draft round 1 are exciting.

    Go NT. Or LB. Or CB. Or trade back, to pick up a safety (or CB, or LB) and picks. (I guess I am also excited by the prospect of actually having a 2nd round pick again.)

    The world does not end if we fail to sign Peppers, but it is not hard to get overstimulated by the thought of Mario and Peppers meeting at the QB.
     
  11. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Nic Harris would be a solid pickup in the second.
     
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    If we sign Peppers odds are that we have to give up our 1st round pick. I am not at all opposed to that, our defense is in sore need of playmakers and I think that the FO knows the fans are tired of waiting for a winner. If they have to give up a 1st for a proven playmaker in the prime of his career so we become a winner then so be it. Smithiak has proven they can find players in the later rounds, why not use the 1st on someone proven instead of giving a rookie that kind of cash without knowing what we're getting?
     
  13. YoungTexanFan

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    Good pickup, but the second is too early. I was thinking more of a 4th rounder or so.
     
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    Everything I've heard about Harris lately indicates that he will not make it out of the 3rd round.
     
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    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I disagree.* 3rd at the latest.* He is a playmaker, simple as that.* He would be an instant upgrade at the OLB spot.
     
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    You also have the OU logo as your avatar. I think you might hold a slight bias. I think he is going to be a "tweener" between SS and OLB. I like him as a player, but I'm not THAT into him to spend a second round pick. If you are talking 2nd round, I can take an actual OLB or an actual SS.
     
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    I see him as the kind of guy that the Patriots would want, as they tend to pick players that can play more than one position. I also feel that is why they could either go with Sean Smith or DJ Moore.
     
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    at first i was kinda opposed to signing peppers cause we will have to give up our 1st and maybe more... but just thinking about how beasty our ends would be offenses wouldnt know what to do... they would have to play double tight ends all game... lol i say lets do it... but chances are he will go to a 3-4 team.. so im not counting on him coming to h-town
     
  19. rmartin65

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    I admit that I am biased, but I dont see him as a tweener. He is a legit SS, and has the size to be a legit OLB.
     
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    I don't see how he is an upgrade over Adibi on the weak side and a converted SS isn't ideal for the strong side either.
     

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