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CB Faggins Job in Jeopardy

Marvin Harrison (88) catches a pass for a first down before being pushed out of bounds by Houston Texans cornerback Demarcus Faggins 

The Houston Chronicle reported that the current starting #2 CB Demarcus “Petey” Faggins could be benched this Sunday when the Miami Dolphins comes to Houston. Faggins, a traditional nickel back, could finally be put in place within the struggling Texans secondary if CBs Jamar Fletcher can covet the # 2 role while rookie Fred Bennett contributes his efforts.

Fletcher replaced Faggins midway through the Falcons game. Bennett, who played for the South Carolina Gamecocks, like CB Dunta Robinson, has been out since injuring his hamstring at Carolina in Week 2. Head Coach Gary Kubiak is looking forward to their progress this week in practice.

The Panthers and Colts receiver threats torched Faggins in Weeks 2 and 3. In Week 4, Faggins was victim to Joey Harrington and Michael Jenkins. Faggins also was responsible for 38 of the 78 Texans penalty yards against the Falcons.

Petey said after the Colts game that he has a short term memory for giving up big plays. “I’ll think about it to learn from it, but I’ll never let it get to me. And it’s just you out there playing – you can’t let what people are saying affect you. (I) expect the worst (from the fans and press), and go play football.”

The #1, Dunta Robinson said after Sunday’s loss at Atlanta, “Petey is still the starter. Petey is one of those guys where you don’t have to say much to him. He handles his business. He knows what he needs to do. You’ve just got to keep encouraging guys in that situation.”


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One Response to “CB Faggins Job in Jeopardy”

  1. Tyrone Texan says:

    Faggins should lose his job, All these coaches have to say the right things example… Compare the coach of the bears when they talked about their QB, like “we are still behind Grossman”, “he is still the starter”, etc. They say this b/c the coaches do not have a decent sub to replace Grossman or Faggins. If they had any other player, Faggins would not even be on the team. Look how bad Chicago did with thier sub Qb. The Texan cant just plug anyone in. So, we continue the saga of losing, blame it on injuries or just a lack of talent, maybe a combination of both. It could be worse, like Cin. Bengals were left with only 2 linebackers after injuries, & N.E. just pounded them
    Next year, the Texans can be better, if they draft right. The coaches seem to be on the right track on draft picks, last two years have been better & there is no reason to think that Smith and Kubaik wont get it right again. So next year, Texans will be better. This year is just another piece to the puzzle. Add a conrner & a running back & Next year will be the year for Playoff.

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