Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday that Delmas missing time wasn't too big of an issue because of his veteran status and the fact that he knows the defense.
"He's not here right now going through this stuff, but there's nothing that he could get out of this because he can't physically do the stuff that we're doing right now," Schwartz said.
"But, Lou's in a little bit different position than a guy like
The Lions targeted the talented safety in the first hours of free agency with the idea that he and Delmas would make a terrific back-end tandem to their defense.
"You always want to have that chemistry and relationship with the guy you're playing with," Quin said of not being able to learn alongside Delmas. "You want to know what he likes to do and for him to know what I like to do so we can play off each other. There are going to be times when you get caught in a bad situation and you're going to have to cover each other up or help each other out.
"Obviously, when you're working with each other every day, you can learn the things they like to do and learn what they know and don't know."
Quin and Delmas were members of the same draft class in 2009. Delmas went to the Lions No. 33 overall and Quin to the Texans at No. 112. Both are veteran players and it shouldn't take long to gel when they do eventually get on the field together, but Quin is hoping that's sooner rather than later.
"When you're in the secondary, the thing you have to do is you have to play together," Quin said. "Whether you have veterans or not, if veterans are out there doing individual things and not playing together, it's going to be a bunch of guys who are doing individual things.
"When you have a group that everyone knows each other and everyone plays with each other, whether you're veterans or not, you can make it happen because you have unity. Rookie, veteran or 15-year guy, you want to have that relationship with your guys."