The Houston Texans’ defense was the season’s bright spot last year.
Out of all three phases of the game, the defense performed the best and kept the opposition down and out of the endzone in a handful of games. But, at the same time, that’s putting it very generously when a team goes 4-13.
Sayre Bedinger of NFL Spin Zone wrote about what could be the ideal pick up for each franchise, and when it came to the Houston Texans, cornerback was the main target. Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward was the proposed player Houston signs.
Houston struggled greatly in pass defense last year, as they had the 22nd-worst defense in terms of passing yards allowed. Ward has four career interceptions and 222 combined tackles in his four-year career.
Charvarius Ward would be a welcome addition to the Houston Texans secondary.
Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated. With the potential departure of Justin Reid in free agency, it’s important that the Texans have a backup plan for each scenario. When targeted this past season, opposing quarterbacks only completed 51.3 percent of passes thrown in the direction of Ward.
It’s safe to say that Ward would be the best cornerback on the team, with Desmond King coming in as a close second. Sometimes it’s not about having the most star-studded roster, but enough above-average players that all contribute on a daily basis that makes a defense great.
Bedinger also covers how much trouble the Texans could have landing these bigger-name free agents this year. That shouldn’t really be an issue with Lovie Smith as the team’s new head coach. Smith has been respected for a long time is a players-favorite.
Houston could wait to offer these contracts, as a few players are bound to be undone by their desired team signing someone else. That would give Houston a leg-up in negotiations, and their contract offers more effective. It’s a bold strategy, but it’s not the worst thing to do in a rebuild.