Bring back the hometown guy

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  1. kenneth24

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    Michael Lewis would look great back at safety in our secondary. He's not starting in Philly and is expecting to be with another team next year. Bring him home!
     
  2. michaelm

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    Resurrecting this thread since it was discussed on 610 this morning.
    Lewis is UFA and from Richmond. They said he would love to come back home and play for the Texans.
    Since he lost the starting SS role in Philly, and is a home town guy, he might be had for a reasonable price.
    The question is, is he an upgrade to what we have, even though we don't look to be in the market for a SS?
    I don't know much about the guy, but from what was said on the radio, he should be a definate upgrade to Glen Earl.
    Thoughts?
     
  3. hot pickle

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    yes michael lewis is better then glenn earl, lewis had one off season, and got benched
     
  4. dbspi

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    But SS is not a need position for us. FS is another issue all together.
     
  5. Texas_Thrill

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    BOTH safety positions are a need for this team. One may be worse than the other but BOTH need an upgrade.
     
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    There are reasons why he was benched; none of which were injury. Issues in pass coverage, bad angles, issues in tackling. Sounds like we already have all those in our secondary.
     
  7. DenverBorn

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    I say we trade second and third round picks to get him -
     
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    Then we should trade our 1st rounf pick for him and next years first round pick for him :pigfly:
     


  9. Buckle

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    We don't need to trade anything for him. HE IS A UFA!!! Which means its HIS choice where he signs NOT the teams! If he wants to play here I say bring him in, and still draft Nelson or Landry in the 1st. Think what you may of him, but he is a much better player than either Earl or Brown, and he did have an off year this year.
     
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    He will not command that much salary and we should definitely bring in any safety be it free or strong who has a pulse! Definitely take every look at any viable safety to upgrade.
     
  11. TexanFanInCC

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    that would be a good idea. isnt he the uncle of lamar cons. running back jacquizz rodgers and his brother james?
     
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    Dunta Robinson
    *Nate Clements- Lives here in the off season
    *Michael Lewis- Houston guy, Pro bowler
    CC or Glenn- or Draft

    That is a big time improvement from what we have had.
     
  13. hot pickle

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    Clements/Samuel-Landry/nelson-Lewis-D-Rob

    damn, looks ight to me

    and yeah michael had a bad year this year but who says that he can't rebound and become the pro-bowler he used to be
     
  14. kenneth24

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    Now that sounds REAL good!
     
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    it doesnt matter if you have steve atwater and ronnie lott as your safeties, if you have no pass rush, your secondary will be exposed!!! We need to start up front before we think about safeties. Give me a true pass rusher and a dt that can create havoc then give me a safety.
     
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    No, we don't.
    I get your point, and agree with the need for a pass rush but...
    It IS possible to consider potential safeties AND sign them without neglecting the DL...
    Can you say multi-task?
     
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    Who's your free safety? We're back to the original problem. Lewis is a strong safety, and was benched because of coverage issues. Glenn Earl and CC Brown are both backup strong safeties, and nothing more. If you go with Clements/Robinson/Lewis, then you'd HAVE to draft a safety early. Like round one or two.
     
  18. humbleone

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    I like taking the best FS in the draft (IMO LaRon Landry/LSU) with the 8th pick. Get a CB start opposite DRob (Samuels from NE) and if we can swing it cap wise, get the OLB help we need from the FA OLB in Chicago (Briggs).

    These moves, plus what we already have and we move up to a D that will be top 10-15 IMO and that dog will hunt. We are much closer to having a killer D than a killer O IMO and I would rather see us build the Texans version of the Ravens or Chicago vs the Colts anyway. :aikido:
     
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    That could go either way. We could also go with shut down coverage and create coverage sacks for our DL. We obviously need a big body in the middle to couple with Maddox but we also need a legit #2 corner and FS.
     
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    If he's an upgrade over Earl, then bring him in. End of discussion.

    1. He's not going to cost alot
    2. He's an UFA
    3. Depth is always good
    4. More competition
     

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