The idea that the Texans will make the playoffs this year is built on hope, a terrific passing game, and a defense that took a step forward last season. If you love that dream, I'd suggest not reading this breakdown at Houston Diehards of our safety depth chart:â†µ
So what we have here are two NFL safeties in the entire position group, one who has been inconsistent with a limited ceiling, a guy who was an IR stashâ†µ
missed his entire rookie seasonwith an injury, and three undrafted rookie free agents.
Hm. Hm, I say. Seems like a lot of patchwork for a position that is one injury away from having Pollard/Barber or Wilson/Barber as the starters. Not the most encouraging of the roster rundowns, is it?â†µ
It's okay though, Eugene Wilson doesn't have a long and unencouraging history of injuries or anything like that.â†µ
The Texans have done a terrific job of making over the roster since Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith have hit the town. But I think it's a fair criticism to say that they don't value the safety position at all, and they've gotten what they've paid for at times because of that. If Wilson gets hurt again, second-guessing season will be open on why a team so close to a playoff appearance didn't chase Darren Sharper, OJ Atogwe, or Antrel Rolle this offseason.â†µ