Welcome to Houston Tyrann Mathieu

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Texansballer74, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    28,249
    Likes Received:
    8,446
    Yep with Mathieu/Jackson/Reid you have a massive upgrade when it comes to tackling on the backend. Moore was terrible an Hal (God bless him) wasn't a good enough tackler to be the last line of defense.

    Also with these Safeties hopefully the crossing patterns that teams ran against the secondary should atleast be held down some with Jackson/Reid back there. I see Mathieu playing closer to the LOS.

    See there's a positive Texans note, for those that think all I do is hate on everything Texans.
     
  2. TexansBull

    TexansBull Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    4,875
    Likes Received:
    2,958
    I know it’s one game - but when do you start talking about signing a player to prevent them going free agent during the season?

    Asking for a friend.

    Seriously though- he and only a few others prepared and came to play yesterday.
     
    TejasTom, paycheck71 and santo like this.
  3. Mr teX

    Mr teX Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2006
    Messages:
    11,044
    Likes Received:
    2,910
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    With K-jo gone for at least 4 weeks, i hope & pray K-jax moves back to cb, and Reid replaces him at safety. I liked what i saw from the kid as opposed to what i know i'll get from Bademosi. Hopefully Kayvon Webster can come and contribute at some point.
     
    steelbtexan and ATXtexanfan like this.
  4. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel BUENO!

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    21,342
    Likes Received:
    9,520
    Mathieu will have a pretty good year playing for RAC and then parlay that into a nice fat contract with a contender next year during free agency. Honey Badger ain't stupid.
     
  5. nytexan

    nytexan Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Houston
    It's been so long since I've seen really good safety play out of the Texans that I'm almost wanting to say that was the best that group has ever played for them. Somebody please help me if I'm wrong but I thought that group was outstanding in that game.
     
    TejasTom and ATXtexanfan like this.
  6. DBCooper

    DBCooper Outlaw

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    8,344
    Likes Received:
    3,410
    Location:
    Winter Park, FL
    I was actually not worried about the big play as I usually am.
     
    ATXtexanfan likes this.
  7. Carr Bombed

    Carr Bombed Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    19,291
    Likes Received:
    5,471
    Location:
    Wherever the US govt. sends me
    Glover Quin and Danieal Manning were a pretty good duo.
     
    thunderkyss and NitroGSXR like this.
  8. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    30,379
    Likes Received:
    3,584
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    From Aaron Wilson Houston Chronicle November 20 2018 Tyrann Mathieu "I think I have long was to go, but think we are on right start, I thought I picked right guys to go to war with, go to battle with each and every week. I told these guys last night how much I love them, how much I enjoy playing with them." He goes on to say very thankful coming to new city and new team not knowing what to expect ---things going well for him, looking forward to rest of year. After ten games 60 tackles, two INTs for 24 yards and three sacks for 20 yards. He is on a one year contract with a guaranteed $7 million cap cost.

    Nothing new but he still seems positive on his experience in Houston.
     
    OptimisticTexan likes this.
  9. Porky

    Porky Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    13,744
    Likes Received:
    2,153
    We need to go balls to the wall to sign him to a long term contract. That would potentially give this team two safety's playing like 1st rd draft picks, with KJax the wildcard, also playing like a 1st rounder at safety/corner.

    For a team whose entire history is basically treating safety like somewhere between punter and water boy on the importance list, it's a stunning turnaround. Now the trick is to keep this trio together.
     
    OptimisticTexan and vtech9 like this.
  10. Shishkabob

    Shishkabob Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2015
    Messages:
    1,854
    Likes Received:
    2,337
    I think you need to re-sign him just for what he brings to our locker room if nothing else. He has also been instrumental in making sure guys are in the right position presnap.

    Anyone else notice before JJs sack, HB came sprinting down to tell JJ something than ran back right before the ball was snapped? Makes me wonder if he recognized a play from back there, and told JJ he was free to rush outside hard or something.
     
    OptimisticTexan and vtech9 like this.


  11. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    28,249
    Likes Received:
    8,446
    If they need to cut Blue Miller and DT to make this happen, they should do it.
     
  12. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    28,249
    Likes Received:
    8,446
    Quite a difference from the importance placed on the safety position during the Ricky yrs. You think BOB/RAC were making the calls on who was added to the safety position before Gaine started running the show?
     
  13. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    30,379
    Likes Received:
    3,584
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    We have $20 million this season in cap space right now without cutting anyone and $80 million next. I'm using Miller and Blue for someone else next year thank you very much--lol
     
    OptimisticTexan likes this.
  14. Scooter

    Scooter Funky

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    8,421
    Likes Received:
    3,736
    I've said this a few times, but IMO the biggest thing Badger brings is versatility - not just himself, but what the rest of the secondary can do around him. His ability to play slot, blitz, mid zone, deep zone - that gives guys like Hal and Reid options to play into their strengths. And as someone who's been supporting Kareem longer than 'contract year', THIS is what I've been seeing for the past few years - he's been too buried in saving the defense that he's not had a chance to lead the defense. Badger gives Kareem that ability, and vice versa - strengthening each other's position. If not for Kareem, Badger would probably be in that spot right now, trying to duct tape the secondary together and put in no-win situations.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
    TejasTom, OptimisticTexan, JB and 3 others like this.
  15. frethack

    frethack Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    506
  16. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro BS'er

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    4,382
    Likes Received:
    3,828
    Location:
    Near the Mountains
    Mr teX, Scooter, TexansBull and 2 others like this.
  17. frethack

    frethack Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    506
    Totally agree, but I'm interested to see what he can do with some freedom

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
     
  18. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss MVP

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    49,608
    Likes Received:
    11,899
    Location:
    Texas
    Scooter, Chance_C and frethack like this.
  19. cbs1507

    cbs1507 Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    45
    Thorn likes this.
  20. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    30,379
    Likes Received:
    3,584
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    With nothing more on contract negotiations, perhaps he agreed on one to be announced post season.
     

Share This Page