Chron-Texans not lacking safeties

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  1. MojoMan

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    Here is a link to an article regarding the Texan's safety situation, followed by a brief excerpt of the article:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5806806.html

    I hope we can continue to improve at this position this year.
     
  2. BigTimeTexanFan

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    Having a lot of depth and having a lot of good depth are two different things. I remember being intrigued by Harrison last year, but he seemed to just fall off the radar and was lost in the shuffle. Here's to hoping he can show us something this year.
     
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    A part of me wants to say that when you have a lot of something you really have nothing.

    I know that all of oour DBs had best bring their A game.
     
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    We should all remember that Demps was a Pro Bowl alternate last year. Maybe we are not giving the lads enough credit.
     
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    Aside from a healthy Demps (which should be an improvement on last years bionic arm), what do we have back there? Lots of questions and potential.
     
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    Glenn Earl has looked quite good at SS when he has been healthy.

    It seems like many fans regard players who get injured as automatically "finished." This is not the case. Some retire, some have their performance fall off, and others pick up right where they left off. Hopefully, Glenn Earl will be in the latter camp.
     
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    Kinda hard to be in the shuffle when you are on IR all season before the start of the regular season. I am not going to say we have great players at the safeties but it sure beats where we were at two years ago.
     
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    The depth is nice. But we still lack a ballhawk centerfielder.
     


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    http://www.dailytribune.net/articles/2008/05/29/sports/02.txt
     
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    You should also remember that making the pro bowl as an alternate doesn’t necessarily mean you are good anymore. Signed VY.



    I was stunned when it was announced that Demps made the pro bowl. I still havent figured out how it happened. He took to many bad angles and missed tackles IMO. Not saying he was horrible or not an improvement over anything else we have had but definatly not pro bowl worthy. Maybe with him being healthy this year we will see why so many are high on him.
     
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    Ditto...Brian Griese on a partial season none the less.
     
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    This I would agree with. The real question is: "Can Earl play SS?". Taking Earl's best efforts when healthy into account, he was still out performed by Demps.

    Now, if he is fully capable of coming back and taking over the SS position from C.C. Brown (who I am not ready to accept as the immovable starter for the position), that could be a good line of safeties we have on our depth chart.
     
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    With this group of Safeties we may already have that "ballhawk" and not even know it yet. I still don't know much about Harrison, Mitchell, and Barber. What position will each play? Do any of them have elite speed? :thinking: I know Harrison was listed as a SS when he was drafted, but they/he said he played both positions in college. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how this all shakes out. Yes, depth is nice! JMHO!
     
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    And because of the system that we run, we may never have a true ballhawk centerfielder because our defense calls for the safeties to be interchangeable. We don't have a true free safety and a true strong safety, we have two hybrid safeties that can do both. Many of the free safeties who would be best at being a "centerfielder" and could cover a lot of area in the passing game aren't all that good at stepping up into the box and helping against the run game. Those guys don't even get looked at by the Texans.
     
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    Harrison played CB as well as safety for Stanford. He is pretty big with decent (4.5) speed. Whoever survives from all the candidates will surely be an improvement just from having survived the stiff competitiion.
     
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    we're not lacking safeties, the question is do we have any safeties that can make a difference? the safety and LT positions have never been a strength
     
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    I like Will Demps. He's a ladies man. He hits hard. He's played ball for clubs other than the Texans so that means other people have said he is good.

    But one thing he wasn't was a pro-bowl caliber FS last year. He was good, he was a nice change from having Von Hutchins or whomever was there at the beginning of the year, but he was not a pro-bowl caliber FS last year. Hopefully he rightfully earns his spot, but I (along with a few other people) were absolutely shocked that he was even considered for the pro-bowl.
     
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    But at least they have made our Safties not so weak. We have some guys who arent going to make big plays, but will support the run and not allow the big play. Same as our CB's. Im not too sure how I feel about that, but thats their defensive philosiphy. We'll see how it plays out.
     
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    I have to ask - Can any of these guys cover a TE?

    Always. Be it poor OLB or S play - TE are always killing us.
     

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