For all of the positive vibe surrounding the Phillips hire. There's one thing that's been nagging me. Phillips just got thru coordinating a Cowboys defense that gave up the most points in Cowboys history last yr. While I do believe Phillips is a major upgrade over Bush. I dont believe hiring Phillips is the panacea some on the MB are touting him to be. It will really come down to getting 5/6 new players on defense to turn the defense around from being historically bad to average. The only guys that I would consider to be playmakers are A.Smith,MW,Cushing,Quin if he's moved to S. Also Barwin and Ryans if they're healthy. That's a big if. So how do you go about aquiring these players is the question. Bob's going to have to spend $$$$ to aquire 2 FA's on defense. A competent DB would be a great place to start. The other 3 players will have to be aquired through the daft. The good news is this is a deep draft for the Texans needs on defense NT,S,CB,LB and these 3 difference makers that could be drafted witin the first 4 rds. The depth is there to get these players. The bad news is that Smith/Kubiak/Greir will be the ones picking the defensive players. Hopefully those 3 will be taking a bathroom break when it's the Texans time on the clock and Phillips is allowed to get the players that fit his system. I want to believe this is what will happen. But I have my doubts. BTW It's sad to see the Packers and former Oiler Thompson in the SB. Along with Highsmith being their main scout of college players. Adding all of this talent aand getting to the SB. Meanwhile the Texans, Smithiak continue to tread water and now Phillips is supposed to walk on water and fix a defense that has stunk for 9 yrs and make it a playoff caliber defense in his 1st yr as DC. I hope he can do this but I have my doubts as long as the Smithiak/Greir are calling the shots in the war room.