AJ Bouye signs 5-year, $67M deal with Jaguars

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  1. Nook

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    I am fine with losing him, but the contract he signed is really not as bad as it looks at first blush.

    What I find more concerning is that they have passed on signing solid replacements in the secondary not that Bouye and Demps are gone, the secondary is very vulnerable.

    The Texans could have signed Prince Amukamara for what he got from Chicago (1 year/ 7 million). The money is low and while he isn't a star, he is a capable corner.
     
  2. eric.81

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    I went over to Brock's Instagram page the day we signed him last year. I wanted to denounce being a sports fan right then and there. The comments were just unbelievably disgusting. Calling him every name in the book and demeaning his character to a degree that was just unfathomable to me. And why? Because he took the most money available to him. We all would have done exactly the same!!

    It was the first time (and last time) I went on an athlete's Instagram account and read the comments.

    In short, do your thing AJ. I ain't mad at ya.
     
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  3. Major

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    You need to stop talking about me or what I need to do, since this is a Texans sub and a thread about AJ Bouye.
     
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    You think you're so smart but all you've done is shown how smart I am and how stupid you are.
     
  5. justtxyank

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    Best corner on the team by far last year.
     
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    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/13/nfl-free-agency-patriots-browns-49ers-peter-king

    Fans need to take a step back before talking about garbage for taking the money.
     
  7. Bobbythegreat

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    He also was flagged for 10 penalties for 122 yards, twice as many penalties as the next most by a corner on the team and one more than Kareem, Jonathan, and Kevin combined for.
     
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  8. justtxyank

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    And right in line with the other elite corners in the NFL (actually less than most)

     
  9. Bobbythegreat

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    Yet not in line with the other corners on this team....you can't just ignore than he got flagged more than the team's top 3 other corners combined. Well, you can.....it's just not the right thing to do.

    In the end, he was a good corner, but it's not doom and gloom that he's gone.
     
  10. justtxyank

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    So the fact that he had more passes broken up then all of our corners combined, had one of the lowest completion %s against in the league, was a top 3 corner in the league according to PFF, etc. is all discounted because he had 1 more PI then Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib, the same number as Gilmore and Davis and less than Ramsey, Peterson or Norman?

    You are hanging on 1 stat where he was worse than the guys on the team, but on part with other elite corners to mitigate the fact that he was by far and away the best secondary player on team.
     
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  11. houstonstime

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    It's not that he wasn't good, just not work the money when we definitely have bigger needs. Would it have been nice to keep Bouye? yes, but if we are able to get Romo and or a good OT in FA, then it was worth letting him go. His penalties were at the most inopportune time and most of them were when Hoodie realized his faults and attacked him.
     
  12. Bobbythegreat

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    The fact that he was targeted so often indicates that QB's weren't afraid to throw his way.....and for good reason, he gave them more free first downs via penalty than JJo, Kjax, and Kevin combined for. You REALLY can't ignore that part of the story even if it goes against your narrative that he's the greatest in the world.

    I mean, there was no one on the team flagged as much as Bouye, 2nd on the list was Chris Clark....

    Screwing over the team by giving the opposing offense a free first down by getting flagged is every bit as bad as giving them a free first down by blowing a coverage most of the time.
     
  13. justtxyank

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    Agreed. Seahawks should get rid of Sherman, Cardinals Peterson, Redskins Norman, Broncos Talib, etc. etc. because those guys are screwing them.

    The others didn't get PIs but they also burned a lot, gave up higher completion %s etc. Other QBs may have targeted Bouye a lot, but the QB rating when targeting him was basically a bad quarterback.

    He's not the best ever, but he was the best we had last year for sure.
     
  14. gucci888

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    No doubt that the other guys on the list doubled, if not tripled, their counterparts as well but I wouldn't consider them just "good corners" using that measure. I'm not in the doom and gloom crowd with Bouye either but you have to be concerned with who is replacing him.
     
  15. Bobbythegreat

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    Well when you still have Joseph, Kjax, and Kevin on the team, it's not as big a deal. It's not like we're talking about bad CB's here. I just think the whole thing is overblown a bit, especially given how good of a DB draft class this is supposed to be. I'm glad that Bouye got paid, but I feel more comfortable not being the team to do so.
     
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  16. gucci888

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    Agreed. I do understand folks freaking out though as 2 broken foots in 2 seasons for Kevin Johnson is really worrisome. KJax is always bound to miss 2-3 games a season and as solid as JJo has been, his age will catch up sooner than later. Plus think you need as much depth in the secondary as you can get.

    It does put a DB in the 1st round in play though which opens things up more for BPA if some of the OL go higher than expected.
     
  17. justtxyank

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    I'm not freaking out, but I am pushing back against the idea that Bouye isn't a big loss.
     
  18. Bobbythegreat

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    He's a good player, but he was a good player at a deep position and this is a deep CB draft. He's the best player the team could afford to lose.
     
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    I don't have anything backing it up, stat-wise, but I have this sneaking feeling like last season was far and away the peak season for Bouye. Not that he won't be a valuable member of the secondary at other teams, but I just have this hunch that he is never going to be anywhere near as good, consistently, as the stats indicated last season.
     
  20. Joseph Ho

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    The one thing that frustrates me about this management is that they could have kept AJ Bouye through Franchise tagging him but they chose not to knowing he will leave via free agency. Even us fans knew he would definitely leave if they allow him to get to Free Agency. AJ Bouye was the reason why our secondary was playing great and he is a big part of our defense.

    Even though he was a UFA and signed with Jacksonville, it was the Texans fault for allowing that to happen. Kareem and Johnathan Joseph has regressed last season and they are only getting older. AJ was the reason why the Texans was able to check top tier WRs that Kareem and Johnathan often struggled against. Kevin Johnson has issues with staying healthy but he's young and talented. The Texans had a chance at having one of the top CB Duos in the NFL when Kevin Johnson returns. They could have made moves in order to sign AJ but they chose not to. The fact that they allow a young and talented corner go sign with our division rival and kept our aging corner who struggled mightily this season just shows incompetence in management.

    When Rick Smith and O'Brien stated how they wanted AJ Bouye back, I had a good feeling they weren't too serious to keep him. Now because of their incompetence, they are trying to trade away a high draft pick in order to acquire another Cornerback.
     
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