The safety position seemed like one that they shouldn’t have to worry about after bringing in free agent safety Rahim Moore from the Denver Broncos on what looked to be a very team friendly deal, 3-years and $12 million. They added former New York Giants safety Stevie Brown to the mix as well, and it looked like the two had a shot to be the starters for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
Instead Brown was cut before the season started and Quintin Demps was picked up off the street to take his spot. To make matters worse, Moore wasn’t what the Texans expected him to be and got the answer to two questions that came up when the Texans signed him. One, why didn’t Denver bring him back and two, why was he willing to sign for such a cap-friendly deal?
Moore ended up playing in just seven games and when the Texans made him a healthy scratch in November he was “mortified.” He also seemed a bit miffed in his response as to why he was inactive so it wouldn’t be too surprising to see these sides headed for a divorce.
In the place of their original intended starters both Demps and converted cornerback Andre Hal played well, and Hal wound up with four interceptions, one of which he brought back for a touchdown.
Hal looks like he has the tools to be a starter moving forward, but finding some more help around him is very important for the Texans.
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