WHAT IN THE HOLY LIVING HELL OF THE WORLD IS GOING ON HERE!??!
Earlier today on Twitter, I asked aloud – would Texans fans rather have the CB/S combo of Nnamdi Asomugha/Gerald Sensabaugh, or the combo of Johnathan Joseph/Danieal Manning. I said I’d rather have Joseph/Manning, but at no point did I ever think it would HAPPEN.
Well, it has happened. Danieal Manning has been reported to have reached an agreement to join the Texans on a four year, $20 million dollar deal, with $9 million guaranteed. Manning is the instant starter at strong safety alongside Glover Quin at free safety. Manning also figures to take over kick return duties, though I suspect Jacoby Jones will still be the guy returning punts.
Cover safety? Does not compute.
Johnathan Joseph just turned 27. Manning will be 29 in August. These guys are in their prime, and have good years left. Not the kind of signings we’re used to, are they? *COUGH COUGH ahman green CHOKE COUGH*
Now that the Texans have taken care of two gaping holes, perhaps they will now turn their attention to Vonta Leach, but I wouldn’t count on it. All this money being thrown around HAS to come at a cost to Houston, other than, you know – actual cost.
Free agent deals become official on Friday. We’ll see what else comes… too much to ask for a nose tackle? Hm?