Houston Texans 2013 State of the Union

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  1. Jmustang1968

    Jmustang1968 Walk On

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    I have left Minnesota and picked up the head coaching job of the disappointing Houston Texans who come into the season with a CPU record of 2-14.

    Offense
    QB - Matt Schaub (85) returns for his 10th season as the Texans starter. Age has started creeping up on his arm strength but his is accurate as ever and has a bunch of weapons. - B

    HB - 1st rounder #2 overall pick Calvin Copeland (87) will be the feature back here and is quite possibly the most exciting rookie in the league. He is a monster back with speed and power and good ball carrying skills. His only weakness is his poor hands catching out of the backfield. He is filling in for Arian Foster who was traded to Seattle. Backing him up is speedster and 3rd down specialist Steve Slaton (80) who is a home run threat on his own and has great hands. If healthy this backfield can be electric. FB Vonta Leach (86) is one of the best lead blockers in the business - A

    WR - The most talented WR group in the NFL. This group boasts Andre Johnson (98) and Aaron Scott (92) who have both size, speed, and excellent hands. These guys will give any defensive coordinator fits. Out of the slot is speedy and quick Deon Butler (83) from Seattle in the Foster trade. Our 4th WR is big 6'1 226 lb Dorin Dickerson (78) who gets good speed out of his big frame and has excellent hands. However, rumor has it that Dickerson is on the trade block - A+

    TE - Owen Daniels (87) is the starter and very good tight end receiving and a competent blocker. The only thing that will get in his way of production will be all the other targets the Texans have to get the ball to - B+

    OL - A solid but unspectacular group. All 5 linemen are between 79 and 84 overall. They should get the job done, but the weakest link in the offense. - B-

    Defense
    Dline - We expect to come out in a mix of 3 and 4 down linemen sets. We will be running a base 3-4 but expect to play a bunch in Nickel. Leading up the group is dominant pass rusher Mario Williams (97). He will be a force on the line that opposing offenses will need to gameplan around. He will be getting help from OLB Zac Diles (84 as a DE) DT Okoye (79) and a few other lower 70 rated guys. Rookie Josh Bennett should see some time at both DT and DE with his 99 Str. B+

    LB - The 2 big names are Ryans (89) and Cushing (86) who should anchor the middle of the defense as the 3-4 backers. On the edge we have Adibi (78) and explosive Shaafat (77) who will also help in the Nickel package with Cushing. A solid group. - B

    DB - A surprising strength position for the Texans. At CB we have versatile Quin (87), great cover man Jackson (86), and speedster Dyer (85). We also made a splashy S acquisition in picking up E. Thomas (89) from the Seahawks as a part of the Foster trade. Quin will move to the other safety position which will allow McManis (77) to come in on Nickel packages. A very good DB group with no holes. - A-

    ST - We have explosive young KRs in Byndom and Coleman (99 and 98 KR) and we have recently acquired FA Succop (84) as K and Bryan (69) at P who has a big leg. - B

    Coach Jmustang is excited to take over one of his favorite NFL teams and should be able to run with anyone with the talented offensive threats. We look forward to the season.
     
  2. antcap24

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    Im not sure we are allowed to have a CBs play Saftey positions....

    Might want to check on that.

    Besides that, your team looks loaded on both sides.

    Good luck this year.
     
  3. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    This is interesting. Technically it is not stated in the rules that it can be done but I've known for multiple weeks that Jmustang was going to use Quin at Safety and never said anything to him (because I didn't know myself,) so its really not fair for me to just say, well now you can't do it.
     
  4. Jmustang1968

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    Hmm this is such a common position switch in the NFL that I just assumed it was allowed...
     
  5. XLenceofXQtion

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    Hmmm...I thought it said it was ok in the rules. i was planning to use Corey Webster as my Backup safety since he is old and slow for CB
     
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    Oh I guess I read it wrong...

    SS or FS (are interchangeable)
    CB (FS or SS can be subbed into 4/5th CB spots)
     
  7. Jmustang1968

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    It doesnt say you cant either lol. seems liek the slower CBs should naturally be able to play S
     
  8. CWT 3000

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    I think it's fair and should be allowed. Most NFL teams convert their older, but still good CB's into SS. Shit I did it with A. Winfield when I had the Vikes (even though it was due mostly to injuries, I planned to keep him there permanantly). Just my .02 cents.
     
  9. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Theres no way I'm going to tell jmustang he can't like i said above. How we handle it in the future is debatable though.
     
  10. antcap24

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    It devalues the safety position, I think we all were operating on the pretense that we were not allowed. I am not saying that we should not allow him use him at safety, but we need to allow the whole league to do so as well(For at least this season)

    I just think it kinda takes away from FA and such. Do you think rushers24 and I would have had a battle for R. Nelson at FS if we could take any CB with the same coverage and speed and plug him in at FS?

    I think it is realistic in th NFL once a player gets older and loses a step. Maybe a rule could be adopted for 30 + yr olds CB can convert to safety in the future if you want such a rule.
     
  11. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    That is my concern as well - but there has been a shortage of good safeties for quite some time. I will say that there are penalties when moving a player out of position with regard to progression and such - not that it matters much in this case but still. I'd like to hear what others have to say.
     
  12. Jmustang1968

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    Well he does take a ratings hit moving to safety. Quins drop is slight, if I were to try Dyer or Jackson, their ratings hit is even worse. Quin's attributes almost make him a better safety than corner as he tackles better than Thomas. I think maybe some guidelines as in less than 90 speed for example. Most teams move CBs to safety who aren't fast enough for CB. Guys like Antrell Rolle come to mind.
     
  13. CWT 3000

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    I think if a team wants to move a CB to SS, it should be made public and put to vote. I definetly don't want teams putting stud CB at SS in an abusive manner. It should be allowed, and putting certain constraints (ie: 30yo or below 90 ovr) on the option to do so should be avoided as well. Each teams situation is dynamic and needs to be considered in their proposal/justification.
     
  14. capp34

    capp34 Say Hello to the Bad Guy!

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    I dont have a problem with corners playing safety because they take a rating hit, I dont see how you can gain an advantage by doing that.
    Also for the future we need some type of process for CPU that draft players they dont need because they are drying up the talent pool for user teams.
     

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