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Glover Quin Is Probably Going To Play Safety

Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips just came right out and said it at a dinner with Texans suite holders last week: he likes Glover Quin, safety.

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"Glover is a good football player," Phillips said. "I think his best abilities would be at safety, and we're going to look at that."

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Quin is part of a secondary that, aside from sixth-year cornerback Jason Allen, doesn't include a single player with more than three years of NFL experience.

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"We want to make the secondary primary," Phillips said. "We just have a lot of young defensive backs. That's a little bit of a concern, but you have to build something first, and really, we felt like we had the opportunity to build our front seven (in the draft). And I think that'll help those young guys. Part of our philosophy is not to give up big plays, so we're going to cut down on the number of big plays and I think that'll help us."

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I guess if I really wanted to be pedantic, I could say something along the lines of "if you want to get rid of big plays, don't play Kareem Jackson." I fear we're a bit too far gone on that one though. 

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More importantly, this is one more sign that the Texans will absolutely pursue a free agent cornerback. If they won't pursue Nnamdi Asomugha to the full extent of their wallet, look for it to be Steelers corner Ike Taylor.

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Unless of course the lockout goes into the regular season and free agency has to be aborted or otherwise shortened. Then the Texans might be forced to go with Quin at corner.

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