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Pick 2 guys to keep

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by tmacfor35, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Quinn
    Antonio Smith
    Barwin

    You have to pick two guys, assuming we lose one.

    Quinn- is a top 5 safety in this league, big hitter, leader of the secondary and still young.

    Barwin-still a young guy, but possibly expendable with Mercilus on the bench.

    Antonio smith-leader of the front seven and severely underrated. I am not sure of his age, but he is a big reason our defense is so good.

    I'd keep Antonio and Glover.
     
  2. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs
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    Why would we lose either of Quin or Smith?
     
  3. Ziggy

    Ziggy Tastemaker
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    I think Smith is the obvious casualty if it comes to it but I also think he's a candidate for a restructure similar to Walter's but not as big. I have no clue what next year's cap looks like though. Typically I don't think safeties earn a whole lot on the open market. Barwin I believe we can franchise and his stock is dropping by the game - which is a good thing.
     
  4. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    Smith is still under contract for next season whereas the other two aren't. Now that we locked up Duane and Schaub, GQ should be top priority.

    I hate to say it but Barwin is replaceable, even if Mercilus doesn't pan out.
     
  5. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Barwins situation has almost become awkward. Playing for a contract and has yet to show up. I hope he gets it together even at the risk of losing him.
     
  6. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    Smith will be 32 by the time he is a free agent. If we resign Barwin, he is almost undoubtedly gone. But either way, I think his replacement will be taken in this year's draft.

    Quin will not have a high price tag. He is almost undoubtedly back.

    The only real question is Barwin. If he asks for too much, his job will be given to Mercilus.
     
  7. rolyat93

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    Quinn and Smith, Smith does a lot of dirty work for Watt to get the sacks.(Obviously Watt does dirty work as well)
     
  8. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    My opinion is that Reed would made a good WOLB. Speed rusher off the edge, while allowing Merci to work off the RT's who are usually less superior in regards to pass blocking.
     
  9. josephnicks

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    please stop..

    you cant even spell his name right yet you claim he is a top five safety...
    quin doesnt even enter the discussion of top 15.. he fits in this system and does his job, dont get carried away..
     
  10. macho87

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    <a href=http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p88/alancamacho/?action=view&current=1349120910-picsay.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p88/alancamacho/1349120910-picsay.jpg border=0 alt=></a>
     
  11. justtxyank

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    Ed Reed, Adrian Wilson, Eric Berry, Troy Polamalu, Eric Weddle, Antrele Rolle, Goldson in San Francisco, Earl Thomas...

    Quin isn't a top 5 safety but he is good and fits this system and does his job well.
     
  12. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Smith and Barwin.
     
  13. 713

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    You probably think Roy Williams is the greatest safety...lmfao
     
  14. ubigred

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    I'm sure HeyNow and DonnyMost agree with this.
     
  15. rhino17

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    smith and quin are harder to replace
     
  16. EddieWasSnubbed

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    Barwin has a tattoo of the Houston skyline. He's committed...


    In all honesty, I think/hope Barwin would give a bit of a discount to stay. He seems to like it here. I said the same about Mario though...
     
  17. desihooper

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    I thought that was the Cincinnati skyline?!?
     
  18. EddieWasSnubbed

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    Maybe it is. I've never looked that close. Could have swore it looked like Houston though.

    Edit: quick google says its Detroit. Not sure, though.


    An article from profootballweekly written within the last week says we're willing to franchise Barwin.
     
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  19. BigBird

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    my indepth google research confirms it is in fact detroit. He is from a detroit suburb
     
  20. tallanvor

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    Smith is the only African American in the front 7. We need him for street cred (Barwin's hair won't cut it)
     
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