Last week head coach Bill O’Brien announced the Texans would finally, after years of basement mom pick up a hamburger on the way home from work blogging and clamoring, move Kareem Jackson to safety. Jackson was terrible in man coverage last year, has struggled at times as a pure cornerback throughout his career, and as he’s lost athleticism because of age, its only gotten worse. However, he’s not dead. He can still hit, smash, play some hook zone and blitz. The Texans love to use 6+ defensive backs. Jackson still has a role on this defense. He’s just better suited at safety.
Jackson is excited to play the position as well. Good! I’m glad everyone is happy. You can read the full article here if the below snippet wets your mouth enough.
Veteran defensive back Kareem Jackson is one of the Texans’ most aggressive defensive players, delivering punishing tackles on a consistent basis.
The Texans like Jackson’s tackling, blitzing skills and hard-nosed style.
”I like it,” Jackson said Monday at a community event where the Texans announced they’re partnering with Chevron. “I had a lot of work there at OTAs and minicamp. I’m looking forward to it. To me, it’s all about helping the team any way I can.
”So by moving there, I think I’ll be able to do that. I just try to improve my game in every aspect and work on my game any way I can and try to be physically ready for the season.”