Your 2019 Houston Texans.....So Far:

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  1. 76Texan

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    On the first part, probably.
    On the second part, a big NO.

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-2019-free-agency-profile-bradley-roby
    In coverage, he was rated 102nd (among 131 qualifying corners).

    Kareem was ranked 14th or 16th, depending on the metrics used.
    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-2019-free-agency-profile-kareem-jackson

    KJax was definitely much better in coverage.

    Also, KJax was rated 2nd in run support; Roby can't touched that.

    In that ranking, KJax was rated as the 5th best CB overall.
    In the most current ranking, he was bumped up a notch.
    https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-the-top-101-players-from-the-2018-nfl-season

    The Broncos front 7 is arguably the equivalence as that of the Texans.

    The one place that was in Roby's favor is that the Broncos faced better QBs overall - and that could make a difference.
    It's hard to quantify that so I won't even try.

    Another factor is all the injuries that the Broncos had overall; which put more burden on the remaining players, including Roby.
    So there's also that.
    ......

    In the meantime , if we look at the QBs the Texans will face in 2019; Roby will have to improve a heck of a lot or it could be a nightmarish season, I'm afraid.

    Hopefully the Texans improve as a whole as well; and that could help the defense.
     
  2. 76Texan

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    KJax' contract with the Broncos is hardly out of range
    He's guaranteed for $23M , which is exactly the total payout for the first 2 years, an average of $11.5M
    https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/denver-broncos/kareem-jackson-6529/

    That puts his annual salary at #12 in the league at the moment.
    https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/rankings/average/cornerback/

    This could change in the coming days (a couple of CBs may get a pay raise).

    Roby is going to get paid $10M, basically a one-year prove-it contract..
     
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    K-jax as a safety would of course be much better in run support than Roby. But how much man & zone you play also plays a part in that too. We know Crennel is zone-heavy & i think that's at least in part b/c his personnel dictated that. K-jax, Tyrann, J-jo...Colvin were all better in zone but not so good The little bit of tape I've seen of the Broncos they seem to do a good job of mixing it up. If Crennel moves more to the middle in terms of the type of coverage he favors & with better safety play over the top with Gipson & Reid, I believe Roby is an upgrade coverage wise over K-jax simply b/c his measureables are better & he wouldn't be a total liability in coverage like K-jax would be if we had to play more man.
     
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    I cannot wait until Madden comes out so I can fire Bill OB and re-work this roster.
     
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    Even HOF TE's have had problems learning how to block in the NFL. I've heard Shannon Sharpe, Tony Gonzalez both talk about their struggles early on learning how to block on the NFL level. But i still agree overall with what you're saying & I think Its these spread offenses that's hindering the development of both the o-line and TE's. They simply don't have to hold blocks as long & TE's are out in route.
     
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    It just seems like we stopped getting a lot of good TE's like 8 years ago. There have been a few here and there that have flourished as glorified receivers, but not many who can do both. Just surprised by it. Smart coaches will go the opposite of the spread strategy at some point and go back to old formations when defenses aren't built well to stop it I would assume. If we get a good big blocking one, there's been a shortage on ones like that who can run routes and be a play maker as well.
     
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    Can you webcast your moves, so we can criticize them here?
     
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    I plan on going back to rewatch the Broncos games in the upcoming days.
    I did rewatch some, but that was before we sign him.
     
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    I'm expecting Clowney to be dealt for a high first round choice this year. From there, I suspect we trade down multiple times and fill a ton of positions in the back end of the first round and second. Hence, saving all that cap for draft picks. That's the only thing I could think of at this point
     
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    If they get a high first for him, they may just take his replacement along the Dline.
    A really good opportunity to get a quality pass rusher and we can still trade back with #23
     


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    If they get a high first for him, they may just take his replacement along the Dline.
    A really good opportunity to get a quality pass rusher and we can still trade back with #23.
     
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    Dillard or Williams are looking pretty good at #9
     
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    Hope you're right.

    They could use some young blood.

    Mercilus could go back to playing the position he should be playing. He's not as good as Clowney but he's more than serviceable at a much cheaper price than Clowney.
     
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    Clellin Ferrell or Rashan Gary would also be super tempting here.
     
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    Looking forward to your review

    The NYJ game may make you throw up in your mouth a little bit. I know it made me queasy.
     
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    Gotta protect Watson and I think they can get a quality DT at 23.

    Watt/say Lawrence/Reader/Mercilus with Ejofor/later rd draft pick backing them up is a pretty formidable group.
     
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    Which is why the Texans won't get a high 1st round pick for Clowney. Those teams could just use that pick on a much cheaper pass rusher without Clowney's injury history. Right?
     
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    This is what Belichick did against lighter defenses like K.C's and the Chargers. Run the ball
     
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    Yep, he switched it up and was using a lot of two TE sets with Gronk and Allen who is an excellent blocker.
     
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    Agreed. Any pick we got would likely be for next year.
     
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