Jump to content

Our New Starting Safety May Already Be On Our Roster...


egoprime II
 Share

Recommended Posts

We need someone who can play physically and yet, still be able to cover receivers. We really do not need a rookie back there...maybe to learn, but not to start, not right away.

So...since Chris Houston is having a hard time at corner, maybe a move to safety would fit him better. Houston is very agressive, and should be able to handle the middle of the field. Only question might be his size.

Just a thought.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Or maybe Thomas DeCoude............

who actually plays safety

We have not seen enough of DeCoud to really know, he has mainly played on specials. At least Houston is used to covering wideouts, and has been a starter for over 20 plus games.

Hey, its a slow news day. Who knows what the Falcons will do?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have not seen enough of DeCoud to really know, he has mainly played on specials. At least Houston is used to covering wideouts, and has been a starter for over 20 plus games.

Hey, its a slow news day. Who knows what the Falcons will do?

We've seen absolutely nothing of Houston at Safety though, sir. I liked what I saw of DeCoud when he came in, and in preseason. Great ball skills. Which is Houston's biggest problem. And is one of the biggest needs at Free Safety.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We've seen absolutely nothing of Houston at Safety though, sir. I liked what I saw of DeCoud when he came in, and in preseason. Great ball skills. Which is Houston's biggest problem. And is one of the biggest needs at Free Safety.

Good, then we can use our high picks on our D's front seven, epecially DT and OLB.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need someone who can play physically and yet, still be able to cover receivers. We really do not need a rookie back there...maybe to learn, but not to start, not right away.

So...since Chris Houston is having a hard time at corner, maybe a move to safety would fit him better. Houston is very agressive, and should be able to handle the middle of the field. Only question might be his size.

Just a thought.

5-9 180 lb safety? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I liked what I saw of DeCoud when he came in, and in preseason. Great ball skills.
No, DeCoud doesn't have great ball skills...He only had 1 interception at Cal....
Ball Skills: Poor hands. Only recorded one interception during his college career. Also has trouble deflecting passes.

Pass Coverage: Although DeCoud played some cornerback, he’s only average in pass coverage. Doesn’t have good hands. Needs to make more plays on the ball. Uses his hands nicely when he plays man coverage.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

if houston works on his ball skills he could easily become a top 10 corner in the league, you would really want to move someone like that to safety? he is aggressive, but doesnt like delivering the "hit" a safety would need to deliver every play. plus he is undersized, bottom line houston @ CB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At this point in time Houston, is the only returning full time starter at corner. That being said why would he get moved to safety, he may never become a Deon Sanders, however he can still play the corner position. A few seasons ago, we drafted a guy named Jimmy Williams, didnt' he get moved to safety, and then didn't he get released because he was unable to perform at the position. What we need is a DT. If we get a capable DT that would allow Jamal Anderson to get around the edge easier, free up some of the line backers to blitz and go after the ball carrier. The presence of a capable DT, would even put preassure on the QB giving the secondary some much needed help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5-9 180 lb safety? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Bob Sanders of the Colts is one of the best players in the league, he is not any bigger than Houston, right? Scott Case was 5'9 or 5"10, he surely was not any bigger than Houston.

Hey I agree it may not be a great move, and probably will not happen. Fun to speculate though

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bob Sanders of the Colts is one of the best players in the league, he is not any bigger than Houston, right? Scott Case was 5'9 or 5"10, he surely was not any bigger than Houston.

Hey I agree it may not be a great move, and probably will not happen. Fun to speculate though

Bob Sanders is alot better at overall ball hawking skills and tackling. Houston is a corner. Period.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Others on here are quoting Coleman as saying he is going to SS and we will look FS in the draft

He didn't say they were going to look for a FS in the draft. He specifically said that he was moving to SS and DeCoud would play FS. Now he didn't say they wouldn't look for a FS in the draft and he didn't specifically say DeCoud would start at FS, only that DeCoud would play FS. He didn't mention the draft at all. This was way back on the day they released Milloy though. That's what they were asking him about at the time. So anything could have changed by now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bob Sanders of the Colts is one of the best players in the league, he is not any bigger than Houston, right? Scott Case was 5'9 or 5"10, he surely was not any bigger than Houston.

Hey I agree it may not be a great move, and probably will not happen. Fun to speculate though

Bob Sanders lack of size and playing style costs him too many missed games

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need someone who can play physically and yet, still be able to cover receivers. We really do not need a rookie back there...maybe to learn, but not to start, not right away.

So...since Chris Houston is having a hard time at corner, maybe a move to safety would fit him better. Houston is very agressive, and should be able to handle the middle of the field. Only question might be his size.

Just a thought.

He plays corner ok. He just needs to develop more ball skills.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need someone who can play physically and yet, still be able to cover receivers. We really do not need a rookie back there...maybe to learn, but not to start, not right away.

So...since Chris Houston is having a hard time at corner, maybe a move to safety would fit him better. Houston is very agressive, and should be able to handle the middle of the field. Only question might be his size.

Just a thought.

Again, Chris Houston is a cornerback NOT a safety. There is a difference. After only his second year, if he didn't work out at CB then it would be time to find someone else.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need someone who can play physically and yet, still be able to cover receivers. We really do not need a rookie back there...maybe to learn, but not to start, not right away.

So...since Chris Houston is having a hard time at corner, maybe a move to safety would fit him better. Houston is very agressive, and should be able to handle the middle of the field. Only question might be his size.

Just a thought.

Houston is actually doing very well at RCB. no thanks on moving him anywhere. leave him at RCB.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...