Move Dunta to safety?

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  1. TexCanada

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    Does anyone else agree that with Dunta's skill set he might be better suited at safety? He is a hard hitter and a strong tackler but lacks a little in coverage. If someone else could step up and do a decent job at cb, it seems like he could potentially have some success at safety. On the other hand, maybe he is a little too far along in his career to make a successful switch.
     
  2. utahmark

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    he's to small. he would kill himself. plus who would play his spot? he also makes to much money to be a safety.
     
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    This has been touched on too many times by now.

    Dunta won't be moved to safety because (1)his frame is too small to hold up to the beating and (2) CB make more money than safeties.

    That said, if we're moving any of our CB's to safety, it will be Glover Quin. He hits like a safety, has below average speed, and has great instincts. As such, he was scouted as a S by many teams before the draft. Assuming we can replace him with someone at CB, I think he's a great candidate to replace Wilson at FS.
     
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    Agreed! :goodpost:
     
  5. Jackie Chiles

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    Glover Quin is actually third on our team in tackles. Incredibly impressive for a rookie CB that wasn't in the lineup all the team until recently. He probably would make a fine S but I love the physicality that he brings at CB and wouldn't want to give that up with a move to safety. Glover has really blown up some screens lately that we just didn't have an answer for early in the season. Let him work on his coverage skills (he was the Champ Bailey of OTAs, heh) and find another safety somewhere else.
     
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    Dunta would cry like a baby if he was moved to safety. There is no way he would except it.
     
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    Oh, I am pretty sure he would take exception.
     
  8. johndoe

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    I for one have been pleased with the play of Eugene Wilson. Moving Dunta for a year isnt worth it IMO
     
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    Shoulda happened when he came back.

    Shoulda....but didna.....

    Quin is obviously making a huge case for a S role. If he can duplicate his tackling at CB while continuing to improve his coverage I don't see how he isn't the starting FS 2010
     
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    Is it just me, or is Dunta not making a very good argument for a long term deal..... with any team?

    I can count maybe 3 plays that he made..... and several blown coverages.

    I honestly don't see him with this team next year.
     
  11. Spike

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    Even if Dunta were playing well, I don't see him on this team next year. If he were playing well, he would go get his money some where else and rub it is Rick Smith's face.

    I don't think he is playing great, but he is playing better than average. He'll be making good money somewhere next year, but I don't think it will be close to what he would have made if he accepted the offer Smtih gave.

    Look at Reeves. He signed a pretty big deal here after playing horrendous (by all accounts from Cowboy fans). Decent CB are in demand in this league.

    I don't think we can afford to franchise Dunta next year b/c his production isn't close to what we are paying for him, however, I think we are going to miss him - I hate to say - because we don't have a replacement for him.
     
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    Here is the problem with moving Quinn to FS. Dunta should be gone next year and that means drafting a CB to start. Could happen but the best CBs will not be available when we draft. I think a trade for Asomugha and DT Gerrard Warren 6'4" 330 31yoa for DR, Okoye and Barwin would resolve 3 issues. Gives us the best CB in NFL opposite Reeves. Allows Quinn to start at FS and gives us a beast to stop the run. If we could pick up Shaun Rodgers DT also, whooeee! I have running back Toby Gerhardt (rated 3rd best RB by NFLdraftscout.com) in 2nd round on my board but would consider drafting him in first if we have a later pick in first than I antcipate at the moment. 6'1" 235 4.55
     
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    Score! I have another guy on the bandwagon! Get on people.
     
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    Do you agree he will move into first round if he does well @ combine or will he level in 2nd? Originally had him on my board in 3rd but the more I research this guy is gonna move up. I do not see this draft shaping up deep with bigger backs. Please share any info such as weaknesses if you will.
     
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    I fully expect another 3rd/4th round CB with more physical attributes than mental. The secondary surely gets weaker without DRob but I think it's a little more managable than needing a 1st round CB.

    I think one thing we agree on is that Quin has played himself onto the field. AND he doesn't look like he's about to give it up. I'm happy knowing the best players are playing.
     
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    Dunta has lost a step not his intincts which is why people continue to suggest a move to Safety.
     
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    I'm not sure he has lost a step at all. He stride for stride matched OchoStinko on many occasions.
     
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    A little help here everyone. I'm a huge Texans fan living in the Metroplex and I try to keep up with the lineup changes the best I can. Since this thread mentioned Quin, that led to several questions I've had, and I apologize if they sound too simple.

    1) I hear a lot of talk about Quin. I know he doesn't start, but when does he come in and for whom, and how much is he on the field each game?

    2) Is Zgonina starting, or is Cody?

    3) Also, did Caldwell see the field at all last Sunday? If not, why not?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer. As you all probably know, the Texans get no coverage up here, and the only way for me to keep up with things is online. Thanks again.
     
  19. beerlover

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    Ocho was able to pull away from Dunta in most match-ups. His catch & spin was tremedous & ability to create space a problem for Dunta all game (5-103).
     
  20. infantrycak

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    Well but short space movement is another issue. I didn't note him pulling away with pure speed, he was creating in short space. Dunta has never had say Aaron Glenn's short space game.
     

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