Houston Texans new free safety spoke with the media about his role with the defense, his free agency among many other topics.
Houston Texans safety Tashaun Gipson is excited of the upcoming 2019 season and returning to the state that he calls home. He was one of the players made available for the Texans player press conference. Gipson played his high school football in Justin F. Kimball High School located in Dallas, Texas before playing his collegiate football at the University of Wyoming and playing with the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars at the NFL level.
“I’m a Texas boy. I love the state of Texas. I love [the] offseason; I love coming home, so for me to able to be back here in my home state of Texas. He joked on the benefits of being so close to his home in the offseason. I’m three hours off the street; my house is literally three hours and ten minutes, trust me I GPS’d it”.
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He went into detail of being in conversation with another NFL team over dinner and discussing a potential fit with their defense when Texans general manager Brian Gaine and the front office offered him a deal. “I was actually at dinner with another team when I got the call. I had to finish off dinner with them”.
Gipson was confident with his fit with the Texans due to playing with the Jaguars for three seasons and facing many of the in house division rivals in the AFC South. “Me being familiar with this conference and this division, it gives me an edge.”
He also went into detail how well he fits defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel defense moving forward. “This is a man dominant team. I know they like to run man. It fits my scheme; it fits what I do. I feel like I am a versatile safety. If you want to play me in the middle of the field which in Jacksonville I did, they relied on me heavily there “. “If you play me close to the line, deep, I think I am very interchangeable with [Justin] J-Reid.”
Gipson is confident in his ability to cover tight ends and be able to cover Pro Bowl tight ends in the AFC South like Tennessee Titans’ Delanie Walker and Indianapolis Colts’ Eric Ebron. “Just know the best tight ends that are coming to NRG, I’m going to put the clamps on them.”
He also had high praise in playing with Justin Reid who is entering his second season with the Texans secondary. “He is definitely a smart guy, I sit next to him in the meetings, and I try to pick his brain.”
“He is a guy who knows everything. There hasn’t been a question yet, and I ask him a lot of questions, he has not had the answer to “. He praised his intelligence and maturity at such a young age and was notably excited of the possibility of playing alongside him for the 2019 season. Gipson’s ability to shadow the opposing team’s tight end was a weakness in last season that the Texans hope Gipson can address this season.