We don't have any proof that the Texans will actually do anything in free agency this year. However, there are several factors that suggest they should and will this year: 1. Texans chick article about the average age of the defense is damning. the numbers don't lie. 2. Wade Phillips is no *****. He knows that help is needed. And I'm not just talking about talent. This defense is full of fail. We need veterans from successful programs to change the "oh shit" attitude. Someone to lead when things are not going well. Someone to lend swagger based on actual experience of success. 3. We could have taken a safety higher (near the top of th 4th round) if we wanted to go young. I believe the safety from OU was there. But we didn't. And it looks like we're moving Quinn to FS. It would make a ton of sense to bring in a veteran safety to help quarterback the secondary. 4. Likewise, we did not go CB in rounds 1 and 2. I'm somewhat pleased with it because that suggests to me that we will look for a veteran. 5. Veterans with prior 3-4 experience, particularly those with prior connection with Phillips, could significantly help in the transition to the 3-4, especially since there will be limited offseason. Again, Wade Phillips is no dummy. He knows he's dealing with the league's worst defense that has a culture of suck. He needs on the field leadership. So with that, I would like to develop a list of FA's that (i) have prior experience with the 3-4, (ii) possibly have a prior history with Wade Phillips, and (iii) play linebacker, CB or Safety. I believe we need veteran leadership and help at all three levels. Ike Taylor comes to mind first at CB. He comes from a very successful 3-4 defense and can still play at a high level. I would be very happy if we overpaid for him. Who else can you think of that fits the bill. Is Woodson available to play for 1 year at safety. He could provide tremendous leadership and help to Quinn.