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banned1976

sleeper mode
It looks like they're going to have a full group of solid but not spectacular D linemen.
I expect a heavier than usual D line rotation this season.
Bringing in fresh bodies on the defensive line is a good way to keep the Texans in games. The biggest problem the Texans defense faced last season was that they were gassed in the second half of most games.

Next offseason they can start to draft and/or sign marque pass rushers. That is, if no other position group (or groups) fall off a cliff this season.
 

texanhead08

All Pro
Bringing in fresh bodies on the defensive line is a good way to keep the Texans in games. The biggest problem the Texans defense faced last season was that they were gassed in the second half of most games.

Next offseason they can start to draft and/or sign marque pass rushers. That is, if no other position group (or groups) fall off a cliff this season.

Offensive production will help this too.
 

michaelm

vox nihili
I’ll take a steady diet of solid high effort players over one superstar surrounded by jags. That’s what we got in the JJ Watt era until Reader emerged (and was not re-signed).
I agree. I like the idea of a solid lunch pail group, rotated to stay as fresh as possible.
It's a good way to tire out O lines that give the vast majority of snaps to their starting five.
 

steelbtexan

King of the W. B. Club
Contributor's Club
Bringing in fresh bodies on the defensive line is a good way to keep the Texans in games. The biggest problem the Texans defense faced last season was that they were gassed in the second half of most games.

Next offseason they can start to draft and/or sign marque pass rushers. That is, if no other position group (or groups) fall off a cliff this season.
Man, wouldn't it be great if in next yrs draft the Calhoun's could land Mayer/Bijan/Beal/Stromberg
 

Texansphan

Hall of Fame
Someone asked for this player. Well sir here you go.
This is a great signing! I posted just yesterday we need one more decent pass rusher and WR.
Make the receiver happen now NC.
There's no way this team picks first next draft.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Its not normal for the Texans to sign a veteran who isn't injury prone.
I like this pickup. In the past several years, it needs to be understood that he has dealt with numerous significant injuries and surgeries. However, he has been able to play through them with admirable results. These injuries have begun to noticeably take their toll as seen by a drop off of production last year. Even so, he can definitely be a good addition to the roster as long as his past injuries do not recur or progress.
 

Texansphan

Hall of Fame
I like this pickup. In the past several years, it needs to be understood that he has dealt with numerous significant injuries and surgeries. However, he has been able to play through them with admirable results. These injuries have begun to noticeably take their toll as seen by a drop off of production last year. Even so, he can definitely be a good addition to the roster as long as his past injuries do not recur or progress.
He has had plenty of time to heal up in the off season. Old injuries may be chronic, but as you say, he has played through them.
How much are they paying him?
 

leebigeztx

Keep it Movin!
Solid move, but how you're going to stop the run to force the pass? Pass rush is also as good as the coverage from lb's to dbs. Who or where is the young DE to learn from the older guys? Can't knock the signing, just have questions
 

leebigeztx

Keep it Movin!
Can't fix everything in 1 off-season
That's true, but I believe in sink or swim. That's not to say the organization should think that way, but it's kinda like everyone know that the more the young guys are off the field,the older the team stays. Blaklock,Greenard,and too an extent Green needs as many snaps as possible if for nothing else evaluations. Blacklock and Greenard are in year 3 and both are sub 1st rd picks. That means their contracts are coming up in 2 years. That's not to say they can't learn from vets, but who was the mentor to JJ and Whitney?
 

Earl34

All Pro
Per ESPN's Field Yates. Hughes contract:

The two-year, $10MM contract has a guaranteed amount of $4.5MM comprised of a $2.5MM signing bonus and Hughes’s 2022 base salary of $2MM. The contract has two different per game active bonuses for each year.

In 2022, Hughes will receive a per game active bonus of $29,411 for a potential season total of $500,000.
In 2023, Hughes will receive a per game active bonus of $58,823 for a potential season total of $1MM.

 


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