OK: Seasons half over: What do we need in 2007?

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I think the defense will improve with more experience in the scheme but...however.. I think we still need a CB and at least an upgrade at LB. We need more speed in that department.. Defensive line, I am still undecided, because I see talent,but not sure if it is the players or coaching scheme.

    offensively... upgrade on right side of line. lots of money over there for results

    oh and ST... Brown has disappointed me and Stanley, well he is good at high punts w/ not much of a return but indecisive on that one.(sorry power dragon)

    returns.. mathis needs to get healthy
     
  2. Hottoddie

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    1) My first choice would have to be a top notch CB to pair with Dunta.

    2) My second choice would be the best OLB available. If Wong can return to form & Ranier can handle the job, then I might look at my third choice here.

    3) Next up, I'd take a look at the available FS's, or find a CB that can be switched to FS.

    4) I'd be on the lookout for a steal at RB here, or the best available WR.

    5) Here, I'd have to look at the big uglies. I believe that Spencer & Winston are our bookend tackles starting next year, but we need help & youth at RG & center. We also need a big, strong DT that can contain the run & consistently collapse the middle. Maddox has shown promise & may prove to be the answer to our prayers. If not, I'd take the best available DT, RG, or center.

    6) Since the battle is won in the trenches, I'd use this pick on another big uglie.

    7) Perhaps a kicker here?
     
  3. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    I just can't handle another year of looking to the next (I am 4 complete years into that act). Honestly, with 8 games left the "needs" can changed greatly. I want to watch some things develop (or not) before looking to the future. In some ways, Texans fans have been asked to look at potential and the future too much versus what is actually being produced.

    Generally, the team needs an overall talent up grade at most if not all positions, but my perception of some say RB for example (what if Lundy plays well over the 2nd half of the season) can change greatly. Personally, I am in wanting to evaluate what I see before worrying and hoping about next year. Otherwise I am going to go to heavy :shots:
     
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    Oops. :embarrass
     
  5. K.D.

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    I'm more interested in the free agent department.

    1. Briggs should be highly considered. Good football instincts.

    2. This could seal da' deal for the D-Line. Jared Allen from the chiefs. Hi-motor guy with some good skills. Opposite of Mario, man c'mon u gotta luv it:redtowel:

    3. Samuels might be asking for to much, but if we could get him OK, but if not we pick one up in the draft.

    Last but not least, might hurt some feelings but don't expect our team to draft a RB in the first round, it's just not happening. It may not happen in the second round neither, but it depends on who is on the board. As for drafting a RB in later rounds, keeps your eyes and ears focused on the kid fron Arkansas, if he declares this kid could be our guy.
     
  6. TexansSeminole

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    We need secondary players. Buchanon was released and the only corners worth playing are Faggins, Sanders, and Robinson. We need more players at the position and we need better ones. We need an upgrade to the Earl, Brown, and Simmons combination we have at safety real bad. I think a FS is the better choice right now but a SS would help as well.

    Top Corners: Leon Hall, Michigan. Daymeion Hughes, California. Aaron Ross, Texas. Dwight Lowery, San Jose St. Marcus McCauley, Fresno St.
    Top Safeties: LaRon Landry, LSU. Michael Griffin, Texas. Brandon Meriweather(sp?), Miami. John Wendling, Wyoming. Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech.

    We also need linebackers. Greenwood can't stop the run. He has the speed but he just can't do what we need against the run so I say by next year he is gone. Orr, as we all know, needs a replacement and we also have Wong. DeMeco is obviously the rising star in our linebacking corps. We are, overall, pretty weak at the position.

    Top Linebackers: Patrick Willis, Ole Miss. Buster Davis, Florida State. David Harris, Michigan. Tony Taylor, Georgia. Paul Posluszny, Penn St.

    This is just defense...we also need alot of offensive help, but not as much as defense.
     
  7. Wharton

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    One of the biggest problems I see in our defense is tackling. I think we need a big hitter the likes of Ronnie Lott, John Lynch, or Ray Lewis. Granted, Ryans usually brings a load and the pop that Earl put on Shockey yestarday was sweet. We need somebody with a nasty streak. An enforcer.

    :twocents:
     
  8. Second Honeymoon

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    1st Round - Cornerback
    2nd Round - Best Safety or OLB available
    3rd Round - OLB if Safety taken in 2nd Round
    4th Round - OL preferably Guard for max value at this point in draft
    5th Round - Best player available
    6th Round - Best player available

    Who knows where we are picking in the 1st round so here is a quick Top10 players list based on value as well as the Texans' specific needs.

    1 - Joe Thomas OT - Wisconsin
    2 - Gaines Adamas DE - Clemson
    3 - Quentin Moses LB/DE - Georgia
    4 - Adrian Peterson RB - Oklahoma
    5 - Levi Brown OT - Penn State
    6 - Lamar Woodley LB/DE - Michigan
    7 - Leon Hall CB - Michigan
    8 - LaRon Landry S - LSU
    9 - Daymeion Hughes CB - California
    10 - Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio St.

    Part of me thinks the Texans should draft Calvin Johnson as high as #3 but he would be a luxury item ala Reggie Bush. We need to get better on defense and on our interior line play.

    Let me add that if the Texans are in a position to draft B.Quinn, Brian Brohm, or Calvin Johnson they should trade down. Many teams would pay handsomely for the chance to move up to get any of those 3 elite prospects.

    Doug From The Woodlands
     


  9. TexansSeminole

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    I didn't leave him out I just did 5...but yea I think he deserves to be in there too.
     
  10. Hulk75

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    I dont know all the FAs but my guy would be Lance Briggs...........

    1) A RB with some speed and some power! (Adrian Peterson) I would trade up to get a guy like that.
     
  11. phan1

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    As week as we are in the secondary, it'd be nice to have a good OLB I think. It'd really help us out if we had a fast, in your face guy there. We also got to pick up a corner along the way.

    On offense, it's time to start building that Denver-style Oline. Not sure if Kubiak can repicate what Gibbs has done, but we definitely need some Olineman (after 5 years still!).
     
  12. wolf123

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    I agree with Briggs, but I wouldn't trade up for anyone in the 1st round this upcoming draft, especially adrian who's had 3 injuries in 3 years. The fact is, we will be picking somewhere low in the draft and will get a good talent at that pick without having to move up. Also, losing a pick or two in order to move up within the first would not be worth the loss of pick...ie, wouldn't be getting our money's worth.
     
  13. TexansSeminole

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    Agreed.
     
  14. wolf123

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    Now if we picked up Briggs and Nate Clements in the offseason, going after a stud RB or Calvin Johnson would be great, while picking up a FS or OLB in the 2nd and 3rd. Or we could trade down and see if Landry falls to pick 16 or so and try and pick up another pick or two.
     
  15. TexansSeminole

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    If we are going safety in the first round I don't think we will trade down. I would bet that Landry will be hone by the 16th pick. Griffin will probably be gone b4 the 24th.
     
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    What about Cato June. Wasn't he a FA that was signed to a 1yr. tender. I think he should be considered as well. Anyways I think a ball-hawking safety would be the most useful for us. As he would be able to help out in various areas in our secondary. I've heard Landry has good ball-hawking skills, but also M. Griffin from Texas looks real solid as well. Thoughts?
     
  17. wolf123

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    The fact is both safeties would be great. Griffin is very solid, but Landry is exceptional in comparision. Griffin is much better on ST though.

    Cato might be a good acquisition, but he is a little undersized and may just be a better Greenwood, and a product of a finese IND D. But that's just an opinion, and could be very wrong.
     
  18. Scottyboy

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    At the very least, the bare min.... 3 new DB's !
    Draft, FA's, me, anyone but these freakin guys. Earl looks good!
     
  19. Osso

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    #1 best OL available
    #2 and #3 CB best available
    #4 and #5 best OLB available
    #6 and #7 best OL available

    Sign the best CB free agent
    Sign the best OL free agent


    Thats all we need
     
  20. swoldier

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    we need a decent draft pick so i say dont go too crazy with the W's and build for 07'. I would also think we would need an LB,CB,DE,RB,S, and some OL looking at the prospects and if we get a good pick we could definitely manuever our way to another stellar draft class and fill the holes in our team pretty decently. Next year i beleive we can make a run for the Wild Card if we address our weaknesses with some young talent:francis: :francis: :francis:
     

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