Gerald Sensabaugh could be coming to Houston

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  1. Brisco_County

    Brisco_County Texans worthy

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    I can easily see this happening, based on need and the precedent set by acquiring Reggie Herring.

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  2. vupac1

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    God I hope they at least make an ATTEMPT at Weddle before settling for this route
     
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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    For a near minimum deal, I'm fine with it, but 2.5 mill or more a year is too much. He would help give depth to a position that is mostly filled with rookies right now and he knows the system.
     
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    Sensabaugh is a classic Smithiak signing. Overpay an average player and then play him irregardless of performance so as to somehow justify your poor judgement. But beggars can't be choosers and he is probably better than what we have...and that is on you, Smithiak. The fact that we are talking about bringing in Sensabaugh tells you how bad things are.

    That is what happens when you draft tons of TEs and OL that never even get on the field, rather than drafting Safety prospects. Center was another position that was greatly neglected, but Myers started playing well last year so hopefully were OK there.

    Sensabaugh isn't what we need. We need a heart transplant for our defense and some more veteran leadership.
     
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    According to the facts, Wade's system is pretty easy to grasp. If it wasn't, he wouldn't have such a remarkable record of turning bad defenses around in one season. The only reason his knowledge of the system should be a big bargaining chip is because the lockout has screwed up most of the instructional time.
    Being a betting man, I'm willing to bet that all of the D players has a copy of the playbook and will show up to TC knowing the terminology, base sets and most of the other stuff. These players are professionals in a cut throat business. You either produce or you get replaced. They are doing their utmost to digest and learn Wade's system amongst themselves. I wouldn't be surprised if Ryans is holding weekly bible study sessions with the D to insure this.
     
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    Sensabaugh has been an early target for me. He's no allstar but he knows the system and can bring some "veteranness" to the secondary. I doubt he gets a lot of attention outside the Cowboys and Texans. He respects Wade and would likely choose us over an outside person. Obviously none of us want to overpay him, but I really don't think we'll be getting in a bidding war for his services so it shouldn't be bad.

    I'd love to get a real quality SS to put next to Quin but if we don't, I'd be okay with Quin and Sensabaugh as our starting S duo. I'm really high on Keo and think he could be our SS of the future.

    Marcus Spears is another FA that could make the short drive down 45.
     
  7. ArlingtonTexan

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    I have thought he would be a target also probably for these combination of reasons. A team can be fine with him as a safety if they have other stuff. He is just not a difference maker.
     
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    I like this post. My only question is about Keo as SS. Doesn't Wade's system use the "twin safeties" we've been trying to have since 2002?
     


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    We supposedly stopped trying to do the twin safeties with Bush.
     
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    Epic FAIL. Twin catastrophes.:kitten:
    Wade's system is the same as Bush's?!?!?!
     
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    why not leave Quinn at CB and use the big FA bucks to land a top safety like Weddle ?
     
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    Not exactly.

    Wade is apparently shifting us back to the twin safety paradigm.

    And although Wade's defense uses formations and things that Bush (and Smith) used, Wade concentrates on the formations differently. Some of the responsibilities will be the same between the systems but supposedly, there will be less reaction and more chaos.

    Not that we haven't heard that before.
     
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    The idea is to have Quinn at FS and Weddle (or one of the other FA SSs) at SS.
     
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    Cowboys | Gerald Sensabaugh wants big pay day Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:25:46 -0700

    Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent SS Gerald Sensabaugh does not sound like he plans to settle with the team if they attempt to re-sign him to a deal. "I'm going to make myself available to all 32 teams, shop myself around and see exactly what happens," Sensabaugh said. "I'm just really excited about my chance to cash in." He still wants to play for a contending team, and the Cowboys may present the best chance.
     
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    So if we get Aso, by some miracle, won't that price us out of Weddle? And if we are priced out of Weddle, doesn't Sensabaugh sound like a good signing? After all he most likely wont have to worry about that area of the field if Aso is shuttin it down over there.
     
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    Not sure how much he's going to be able to "shop himself around". I don't think teams are going to have the luxury to wait. IMO, players that want to shop themselves might get overlooked after that initial call/offer due to teams scampering to fill their rosters.

    I reckon we, and the rest of the NFL, have boards similar to draft boards set up and ready to go once the flag drops. If that top player at a position wants to shop himself then move on to the next.
     
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    Remember how much fun Schaub and the WRs/TEs had with this loser when he was in Jacksonville? No thanks, I'd rather die with Nolan or Keo back there.
     
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    Good post, you make too much sense. They are most likely going to spend the majority of their free agent money on a CB and if so a medium to low priced safety is the next thing to do.

    Of course they might really screw everyone's minds and go after a big time safety and a CB on the cheap. Having said that I'm still optimistic they are going to FINALLY get it together and put this team on a playoff march this year. I'm so sick of the lockout that I'm willing to believe just about anything positive about the team just to have some football talk back.

    These 24-7 anti-smithiaks please give it a rest until the season starts, at the very least. I'm not sure if some of these guys need to take some Prozac or they've taken so much Prozac their weenies don't work anymore so they're ticked off about that now. :ahhaha:
     
  19. ArlingtonTexan

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    One name for you guys at safety...Dashon Goldson who was a starting safety with the 49ers where the Texans new DB coach was at before.
     
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    laughing at your own jokes is lame.
    laughing at your own jokes when they aren't even funny is lamer.
    just sayin'
     
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