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Tango
05-06-2013, 05:01 PM
Per the Houston Chron:

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/05/gary-kubiak-wants-to-see-collin-kleins-progress-as-a-quarterback/

eriadoc
05-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, who Kubiak coached in Denver, has been working with Klein.

“We’ll see how much Jake has been able to teach him in a short period of time,” Kubiak said. “(Klein’s) a winner. Done a great job in college, so we’ll see.”

I've been wondering when and under what context that name would pop up again.

AngryNateFTW
05-06-2013, 07:37 PM
He is a developmental project. He has the speed and strength to make plays with his feet but he needs to work on his technique and delivery if he's ever going to succeed in the NFL as a QB.

Aaron Rodgers had an extremely odd delivery when he was drafted at 24th overall but was able to learn and develop with the coaches and is now arguably the best QB in the game.

Could Klein have the same results? Most likely no, but there is room to dream. :cow:

chicagotexan2
05-06-2013, 09:08 PM
A possible mobile QB? What is that? I hope the makes the cut. He's a good athlete hopefully he can be a good nfl QB too.

SAMURAITEXAN
05-06-2013, 09:11 PM
He is a developmental project. He has the speed and strength to make plays with his feet but he needs to work on his technique and delivery if he's ever going to succeed in the NFL as a QB.

Aaron Rodgers had an extremely odd delivery when he was drafted at 24th overall but was able to learn and develop with the coaches and is now arguably the best QB in the game.

Could Klein have the same results? Most likely no, but there is room to dream. :cow:

At least he has chance to work with right coaching staff for a developmental QB.

AngryNateFTW
05-06-2013, 09:25 PM
At least he has chance to work with right coaching staff for a developmental QB.

We'll need to see how far Keenum has come first. If Keenum has really improved from year 1 to 2 then i'll feel a lot better with Klein's chances. I know Kubiak likes his QB projects but we have to see how far that project has come before we can know if Klein is in the right hands.

Klein has the attributes and is honestly a better passer than Tebow but just needs to put it all together.

Texanmike02
05-06-2013, 09:34 PM
Waiting for the Klein over schaub crowd.


Mike

beerlover
05-06-2013, 09:36 PM
Big physical, winning leader who flashes Cam Newton core strength, heck yeah I'd take a flyer on him high reward low risk.

badboy
05-06-2013, 09:46 PM
Big physical, winning leader who flashes Cam Newton core strength, heck yeah I'd take a flyer on him high reward low risk.This. No cost for test driving. Love to be able to trade Yates & Schaub 2014 (or cut)& go with Collin & Keenum even if we still draft a QB high.

infantrycak
05-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Big physical, winning leader who flashes Cam Newton core strength, heck yeah I'd take a flyer on him high reward low risk.

This. No cost for test driving. Love to be able to trade Yates & Schaub 2014 (or cut)& go with Collin & Keenum even if we still draft a QB high.

Is there a special handshake or something to get into the draftnik pot store?

PapaL
05-06-2013, 10:14 PM
Some people are amazing.

Get rid of the Probowl and playoff winning QBs and hand the franchise over to 2 guys that nobody wanted, that can't make the game day roster because its a conspiracy. Smh.

badboy
05-06-2013, 10:43 PM
Is there a special handshake or something to get into the draftnik pot store?
No but people in the legal profession are usually excluded.

Seriously, a scenario could be select QB like David Fales next draft & he trains under Schaub 2014 season. We trade Yates after 2013 (signed thru 2014).
Trade Schaub after 2014.

In 2015 choose best of Fales (in his second year), Klein (3rd season) and Keenum. If nothing better, we can keep MS and select back up and third guy. Yates is getting closer to end of deal & we need to move or start him over Matt by end of his contract. This probably not best bet.

htownfan32
05-06-2013, 10:47 PM
Fales? I say we draft DEREK CARR :trapstar:

No, just kidding.

I have an awful feeling we're going to go for AJ McCarron or something. I like him but I don't think he has a very high ceiling.

He's a bit more mobile than Schaub though imo

badboy
05-06-2013, 10:57 PM
Some people are amazing.

Get rid of the Probowl and playoff winning QBs and hand the franchise over to 2 guys that nobody wanted, that can't make the game day roster because its a conspiracy. Smh.
To build dynasty, you move younger players up to replace starters when you can. Cuts costs and keeps youngsters motivated. Not all starters are HOFs, jersey in the rafter like AJ. Schaub is a good Qb but not great and like others is helped by the system. If he or others can be replaced with comparable if not exact why not consider?

In 2015 Matt's cap is $17m & 33 years old. I think people who think ahead are amazing.

badboy
05-06-2013, 10:59 PM
Fales? I say we draft DEREK CARR :trapstar:

No, just kidding.

I have an awful feeling we're going to go for AJ McCarron or something. I like him but I don't think he has a very high ceiling.

He's a bit more mobile than Schaub though imoI expect McCarron to be a higher first round pick.

greekdbag
05-06-2013, 11:26 PM
I expect McCarron to be a higher first round pick.

I'm not so sure. I already have seen people start to nitpick him and it will only get worse if Alabama doesn't go undefeated next season.

AngryNateFTW
05-06-2013, 11:38 PM
If you watch him at the Shrine game he might have had some problems passing but was all over the place running the ball. Couldn't be stopped. Not what we're looking for but EJ Manuel did it at the Senior Bowl and was praised heavily for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID64nRw4k6I

Vance87
05-06-2013, 11:42 PM
If you watch him at the Shrine game he might have had some problems passing but was all over the place running the ball. Couldn't be stopped. Not what we're looking for but EJ Manuel did it at the Senior Bowl and was praised heavily for it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID64nRw4k6I

God that throwing motion...

Brisco_County
05-07-2013, 12:15 AM
God that throwing motion...

No kidding.

I'm not a purist regarding mechanics, but there's a limit to "unorthodox."

AngryNateFTW
05-07-2013, 12:19 AM
God that throwing motion...

It's quite the sight but my guess is Kubiak is going to break his arm, dislocate his elbow, snap his shoulder out of place and then start from scratch.. :D

revan
05-07-2013, 12:40 AM
Dude will get cut by August unless he switches to TE. Robinson has accepted it in Jacksonville, this kid needs to do the same. If we are to replace Schaub, next years draft is the time to do it.

beerlover
05-07-2013, 01:33 AM
Is there a special handshake or something to get into the draftnik pot store?

:slapfight:

Malloy
05-07-2013, 01:34 AM
I find it interesting that Plummer is working with him, I guess this is how teams Work their way around the new rules concerning training and camps, have someone from the outside do it.

Problematic at best, because I'm sure this will hurt the franchise down the road.

Corrosion
05-07-2013, 04:13 AM
Of course Klein will get some reps at QB in the rookie mini-camp.

The only other QB they have who is elegible is Keenum , not like he's going to take all those reps himself ....

Fred
05-07-2013, 05:57 AM
Waiting for the Klein over schaub crowd.


Mike

Probably won't take long ...

This. No cost for test driving. Love to be able to trade Yates & Schaub 2014 (or cut)& go with Collin & Keenum even if we still draft a QB high.

... and there it is.

rmartin65
05-07-2013, 07:14 AM
This kid is a long ways away from being an NFL QB. If it looks like it is correctable, put him on the PS. Hell, it might take two seasons on the PS to fix that delivery. It is hard to change your throwing motion, it takes time. Thats why it has never stuck with Tebow- He never gets the time to really get it down.

As for Keenum usurping Schaub- will. never. happen. He might stick as the 3rd QB or get put on the PS again (keeping 3 real QBs in the system is always a good idea), but him challenging for the starting role is laughable.

I am awaiting the reaction from the UH squad.

Texanmike02
05-07-2013, 07:33 AM
This kid is a long ways away from being an NFL QB. If it looks like it is correctable, put him on the PS. Hell, it might take two seasons on the PS to fix that delivery. It is hard to change your throwing motion, it takes time. Thats why it has never stuck with Tebow- He never gets the time to really get it down.

As for Keenum usurping Schaub- will. never. happen. He might stick as the 3rd QB or get put on the PS again (keeping 3 real QBs in the system is always a good idea), but him challenging for the starting role is laughable.

I am awaiting the reaction from the UH squad.

I'm not going to say that he will never usurp Schaub. Put him on the PS and see what happens. Obviously it won't happen this year or next but the kid is talented and has skills that are pretty appealing in this system. It comes down to can you fix his throwing motion and can he learn to make good decisions.

Mike

Rey
05-07-2013, 08:47 AM
I didn't watch a lot of this guy during the season, but when I went back and watched some clips of him I liked what I saw from a play making standpoint.

Obviously he has great mobility, but I was impressed with some of the throws he made.

The physical tools are there and the creativeness on the fly is there. This is the kind of guy that I want to see Kubiak work with for a few years and see what he can do.

I won't make any lofty predictions for him, but I'm not going to rule him out as an NFL quaterback either.

Mr teX
05-07-2013, 09:10 AM
He is a developmental project. He has the speed and strength to make plays with his feet but he needs to work on his technique and delivery if he's ever going to succeed in the NFL as a QB.

Aaron Rodgers had an extremely odd delivery when he was drafted at 24th overall but was able to learn and develop with the coaches and is now arguably the best QB in the game.

Could Klein have the same results? Most likely no, but there is room to dream. :cow:

You could argue Jeff Tedford and the way he coaches his qb's to hold and deliver the ball is the biggest reason Rodgers fell like he did. He had a good career at Cal, but prior to him there was a stigma about Tedford qb's and coaches were weary. Dilfer, Akili Smith, Carr, Harrington and then Boller.

In addition to this go back and look at some tape of Rodgers' delivery in JUCO and then look at his delivery at Cal....and look at his delivery now...His JUCO delivery and his delivery now look different from his delivery at Cal.

I say all that to say that Klien's throwing motion may not be all on him..maybe he was coached that way ...It looks really robotic/formulaic. As i look at it though, the only thing i see that he's got to get better at is his speed...maybe shorten his wind up...its not a Byron Leftwhich - Tim Tebow wind up, but its pretty slow...Ben Rothlisberger-esque.

eriadoc
05-07-2013, 10:19 AM
As for Keenum usurping Schaub- will. never. happen. He might stick as the 3rd QB or get put on the PS again (keeping 3 real QBs in the system is always a good idea), but him challenging for the starting role is laughable.

I am awaiting the reaction from the UH squad.

Has anyone seriously argued that he will? I know 76Texan has posted on Keenum's positive qualities, but I don't even think he has predicted or called for Keenum to replace Schaub. As a UH guy, all I'd like to see is Keenum and Yates get a much greater chance in training camp and preseason to fail (Yates much moreso than Keenum). If Keenum can't cut it, I want to see that. A bunch of guys on the internet telling me he's no good has no more worth than a bunch of guys on the internet telling me he's the next Tom Brady.

I know what we have in Schaub. I don't need to see a lot of him in TC and preseason. Hell, I didn't much like seeing him over the last six games of the regular season last year, so I sure don't need to see him in meaningless games. I want to see what Yates and Keenum have, and since I recognize that Schaub has the experience and to this point the best proven skill set, I want to see those guys in TC and preseason. But it seems every preseason, we don't get to see the backup QB with the first stringers against the first stringers.

beerlover
05-07-2013, 10:39 AM
QB is the most coveted & premium position in NFL that drives ticket sales wins & losses. His winning percentage speaks for itself & his marriage to super hot wife Shalin Klein http://xbc.xanga.com/36ff84ea25233284240517/w226772408.jpegcements in my view his winning approach in mulitple facets. His working with former Bronco & Kubiak fav Jake Plummer also a not so strange twist http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_22612023/jake-plummer-has-found-football-again. Looking at his completion average it's not as bad as some people here are making it out to be 64.8%. 197/248, 2641 yards 16 TD's to 9 INT's. But obviously what he does best is avoid the rush. Bad match-up for Ducks who have faced dominant QB's in each of last three bowl appearances, Cam Newton (6-5 248) Terrelle Pryor (6-4 244) Russell Wilson they defeated/contained (5-10 203) then Collin Klein (6047 226) who they forced to beat them with his arm. This is what most people remember, forget his front running Heisman hopes prior to end of season collapse. He possess great vision & feel for the pocket. Sure he is more a thrower than a passer who hesitates in his delivery into tight windows but players respond to him, he can create & if Plummer/Kubiak can simplify his release he could be at least a serviceable back-up, giving Texans something they never had a running QB.

Malloy
05-07-2013, 11:35 AM
he can create & if Plummer/Kubiak can simplify his release he could be at least a serviceable back-up, giving Texans something they never had a running QB.

Dont forget about Sage! :)

TejasTom
05-07-2013, 11:47 AM
Dont forget about Sage! :)

Fly baby, fly ...

thunderkyss
05-07-2013, 05:02 PM
I find it interesting that Plummer is working with him, I guess this is how teams Work their way around the new rules concerning training and camps, have someone from the outside do it.


If Schaub was any kind of a leader, we wouldn't have to rely on FoK (friends of Kubiak) to help these guys to be as ready as possible.













I kid... I kid. But it is interesting to see Plummer willing to help out his old coach.

Silver Oak
05-07-2013, 07:06 PM
Stephen Magee will hopefully turn some heads this coming camp. While he didn't set the NFL on its ear in Dallas, their fans were still happy enough with his play to rue his leaving. Perhaps in a different system he might flourish as well. Would love to see him on a bootleg with the wheels and arm to make yards with.

Either way, should be good competition which only benefits the team.

Silver Oak
05-07-2013, 07:08 PM
*McGee

htownfan32
05-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Stephen Magee will hopefully turn some heads this coming camp. While he didn't set the NFL on its ear in Dallas, their fans were still happy enough with his play to rue his leaving. Perhaps in a different system he might flourish as well. Would love to see him on a bootleg with the wheels and arm to make yards with.

Either way, should be good competition which only benefits the team.

Gig 'em Aggies. I always thought McGee was a solid QB.

kingtexan
05-08-2013, 08:00 AM
Can you fix his throwing motion? Or maybe just leave him alone if he is producing?

signed Jeff Bagwell

Dutchrudder
05-08-2013, 09:04 AM
Stephen Magee will hopefully turn some heads this coming camp. While he didn't set the NFL on its ear in Dallas, their fans were still happy enough with his play to rue his leaving. Perhaps in a different system he might flourish as well. Would love to see him on a bootleg with the wheels and arm to make yards with.

Either way, should be good competition which only benefits the team.

Gig 'em Aggies. I always thought McGee was a solid QB.

As someone who suffered through 4 years of A&M football under Franchione I say...

:ahhaha:

Stemp
05-08-2013, 09:11 AM
"Optional" Klein needs to realize his future isn't at QB if he wants a pro career

HOU-TEX
05-08-2013, 09:27 AM
Doubt he'll make it into camp.

Rey
05-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Doubt he'll make it into camp.

Why wouldn't he make it into camp?

badboy
05-08-2013, 09:50 AM
I'm not so sure. I already have seen people start to nitpick him and it will only get worse if Alabama doesn't go undefeated next season.Nit pick usually is for most first rounders. So far no reason to say Alabama cannot go undefeated, but I do understand your point. After this draft, QBs should be even more in demand 2014.

HOU-TEX
05-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Why wouldn't he make it into camp?

Just a hunch and I don't think he's a very good fit. Plus, I don't see us going into camp with 5 QBs. Who will he beat out?

badboy
05-08-2013, 09:54 AM
This kid is a long ways away from being an NFL QB. If it looks like it is correctable, put him on the PS. Hell, it might take two seasons on the PS to fix that delivery. It is hard to change your throwing motion, it takes time. Thats why it has never stuck with Tebow- He never gets the time to really get it down.

As for Keenum usurping Schaub- will. never. happen. He might stick as the 3rd QB or get put on the PS again (keeping 3 real QBs in the system is always a good idea), but him challenging for the starting role is laughable.

I am awaiting the reaction from the UH squad.I was under impression that Klein'd delivery has to do with his right foot coming up too soon? That seems fixable.

Sic him 76!

badboy
05-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Probably won't take long ...



... and there it is.Fred remember that my plan calls for drafting QB 2014 to work under Schaub one season and then start 2015. Klein and Keenum 2 & 3 on roster.

Rey
05-08-2013, 11:35 AM
Just a hunch and I don't think he's a very good fit. Plus, I don't see us going into camp with 5 QBs. Who will he beat out?

If Keenum forces his way onto the active roster they'll probably want a PS QB. Even if Keenum doesn't make the roster, it wouldn't hurt to have two QB's on the Practice squad considering Klein is athletic enough to simulate other positions.

I don't think he has to beat out anyone to make it into camp. I think they could go to camp with 5.

This is a guy that Kubiak is bringing in at least partially because of a recommendation by a friend. I don't think he'll cut the guy without giving him a real shot.

We'll see though.

76Texan
05-08-2013, 01:15 PM
If Keenum forces his way onto the active roster they'll probably want a PS QB. Even if Keenum doesn't make the roster, it wouldn't hurt to have two QB's on the Practice squad considering Klein is athletic enough to simulate other positions.

I don't think he has to beat out anyone to make it into camp. I think they could go to camp with 5.

This is a guy that Kubiak is bringing in at least partially because of a recommendation by a friend. I don't think he'll cut the guy without giving him a real shot.

We'll see though.Belichick had 4 QBs on the roster the year he drafted Brady, so everything is possible.

thunderkyss
05-08-2013, 02:43 PM
Just a hunch and I don't think he's a very good fit. Plus, I don't see us going into camp with 5 QBs. Who will he beat out?

Soon after we picked him up, someone said we would probably use him during camp to help us get ready for Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, & Andrew Luck..... AT least the mobility they possess.

I don't know if it's true or not, but it is plausible.

Also, Keenum may not be as far along as we hoped. I can see McGee as a threat to both Keenum & Yates. & Klien to threaten Keenum on the PS.

The only way I see us carrying three QBs on the active roster, is if Kubiak is not happy with Yates.

Hervoyel
05-08-2013, 02:55 PM
I like that the Texans are taking a good long look at him just like they are with Keenum. Every time one of these guys is mentioned someone ends up posting a condescending comment about unrealistic UH fans (rmartin65 got his in first today) but really it seems like if you aren't getting in line to comment on how poor the odds are for these guys then you're portrayed as some unrealistic Cougar fan.

Like most of the people who comment about these things I'm just happy they are giving them a look. It's a good thing that the Texans are looking through the UDFA's for overlooked players. They just might find one eventually. I like Case Keenum and I'd like to think there was more to him than meets the eye. I'm not delusional about his chances though.

OilerTexan
05-08-2013, 05:22 PM
I like that the Texans are taking a good long look at him just like they are with Keenum. Every time one of these guys is mentioned someone ends up posting a condescending comment about unrealistic UH fans (rmartin65 got his in first today) but really it seems like if you aren't getting in line to comment on how poor the odds are for these guys then you're portrayed as some unrealistic Cougar fan.

Like most of the people who comment about these things I'm just happy they are giving them a look. It's a good thing that the Texans are looking through the UDFA's for overlooked players. They just might find one eventually. I like Case Keenum and I'd like to think there was more to him than meets the eye. I'm not delusional about his chances though.

I'm also glad they're looking at other QBs. It's inexpensive with a potential big payoff. The SF boards probably derided posters suggesting Kaepernick over Smith. I think we should look at guys with obvious advantages over Schaub: deep ball, mobility, run threat, ability to read/react to defences, youth.

Schaub getting only one rushing 1st down last season is crazy. Db's play Schaub differently now that they don't worry about a run or deep ball.

JB
05-08-2013, 07:10 PM
Over 50 posts about 5th string qb working during rookie camp...






... yep, it's the off-season

PapaL
05-08-2013, 07:15 PM
Over 50 posts about 5th string qb working during rookie camp...






... yep, it's the off-season

How many does the PS QB have? Seems about right!

Vance87
05-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Over 50 posts about 5th string qb working during rookie camp...






... yep, it's the off-season

And we aren't even at the low point yet. That comes in mid July.

badboy
05-09-2013, 02:00 PM
What is wrong with discussing a potential addition to our roster? Has Kubiak assigned Klein's pecking order?

JB
05-09-2013, 02:11 PM
What is wrong with discussing a potential addition to our roster? Has Kubiak assigned Klein's pecking order?



Sorry, I forgot there was no levity allowed



geez, could be why I don't frequent this board much anymore

Dutchrudder
05-09-2013, 02:43 PM
Sorry, I forgot there was no levity allowed



geez, could be why I don't frequent this board much anymore

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/10/esajynes.jpg

badboy
05-09-2013, 04:36 PM
Sorry, I forgot there was no levity allowed



geez, could be why I don't frequent this board much anymoreMaybe you should use one of those humor icons because it came across as denigrating rather than humorous.

ObsiWan
05-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Maybe you should use one of those humor icons because it came across as denigrating rather than humorous.
not to me....
I thought it was amusing.
what was the denigrating part?

thunderkyss
05-11-2013, 09:05 AM
not to me....
I thought it was amusing.
what was the denigrating part?

While I agree & thought it slightly amusing
Over 50 posts about 5th string qb working during rookie camp...






... yep, it's the off-season



I can understand badboy's reaction. This is a very important part of the season for some, the college football fans, the draftniks, and those who are emotionally "involved" with the development of this team, among others.

JB's comment comes across insulting, as if their interest are misporportionately applied to trivial matters.

50 posts is not a big deal, but it shows that their are people interested.

It takes all kinds to form a community.

ObsiWan
05-11-2013, 09:13 AM
While I agree & thought it slightly amusing
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I can understand badboy's reaction. This is a very important part of the season for some, the college football fans, the draftniks, and those who are emotionally "involved" with the development of this team, among others.

JB's comment comes across insulting, as if their interest are misporportionately applied to trivial matters.

50 posts is not a big deal, but it shows that their are people interested.

It takes all kinds to form a community.
True enough. It would be totally boring if we all agreed all the time.
but there's no likelihood of that.
:D

76Texan
05-11-2013, 09:18 AM
True enough. It would be totally boring if we all agreed all the time.
but there's no likelihood of that.
:D

I disagree! :kitten:




Just so I can use the sarcasm emoticon or whatever that is political correct ** insert if here **

ubecool454
05-12-2013, 12:18 PM
QB is the most coveted & premium position in NFL that drives ticket sales wins & losses. His winning percentage speaks for itself & his marriage to super hot wife Shalin Klein http://xbc.xanga.com/36ff84ea25233284240517/w226772408.jpegcements in my view his winning approach in mulitple facets. His working with former Bronco & Kubiak fav Jake Plummer also a not so strange twist http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_22612023/jake-plummer-has-found-football-again. Looking at his completion average it's not as bad as some people here are making it out to be 64.8%. 197/248, 2641 yards 16 TD's to 9 INT's. But obviously what he does best is avoid the rush. Bad match-up for Ducks who have faced dominant QB's in each of last three bowl appearances, Cam Newton (6-5 248) Terrelle Pryor (6-4 244) Russell Wilson they defeated/contained (5-10 203) then Collin Klein (6047 226) who they forced to beat them with his arm. This is what most people remember, forget his front running Heisman hopes prior to end of season collapse. He possess great vision & feel for the pocket. Sure he is more a thrower than a passer who hesitates in his delivery into tight windows but players respond to him, he can create & if Plummer/Kubiak can simplify his release he could be at least a serviceable back-up, giving Texans something they never had a running QB.

David Carr was a running QB lol

kingtexan
05-12-2013, 12:25 PM
David Carr was a running QB lol

Yeah, running for his life because of a nonexistent OL and horrible OC.

thunderkyss
05-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Yeah, running for his life because of a nonexistent OL and horrible OC.

No matter what OL you put in front of Tony Romo, it's going to look suspect, because of the way Romo handles himself in the pocket. The biggest difference between Carr & Romo, is that Carr had a somewhat decent running game & a hall of fame WR (maybe), but still couldn't consistently manage scoring drives.

Honoring Earl 34
05-12-2013, 12:53 PM
Yeah, running for his life because of a nonexistent OL and horrible OC.

Carr would stink if the Hogs were his OL and Bill Walsh was his OC .

Stemp
05-12-2013, 09:30 PM
Optional Klein doesn't sign a contract with the Texans

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/22230092/2013/05/12/qb-collin-klein-does-not-get-contract-from-texans

CloakNNNdagger
05-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Undrafted free agent Collin Klein was originally one of the Texans most interesting picks of the 2013 campaign. Playing as a runner up in the Heisman Trophy contest a year ago, Klein stood a chance at making the Texans’ roster this season, but walked away from rookie mini-camp on Sunday empty handed.

In the end the decision came down to Gary Kubiak, who told Fox 26 that he liked what he saw out of Klein, but obviously not enough to give him a contract.

Throughout the lead up to the draft, Klein was urged to possibly switch positions to either running back, wide receiver or tight end, given his athleticism and strong footwork. Instead, Klein stayed stubborn and stuck to passing, and probably landed with the wrong team considering the Texans already have enough quarterbacks lining up for a spot on the roster.

Klein looks likely to stay true to his word and remain a quarterback. He’s on the search for another team, which normally leads to the Jets.

LINK (http://torotimes.com/2013/05/13/quarterback-collin-klein-walks-away-from-texans-mini-camp-unsigned/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Hot%2BTopics)

Honoring Earl 34
05-13-2013, 09:13 AM
LINK (http://torotimes.com/2013/05/13/quarterback-collin-klein-walks-away-from-texans-mini-camp-unsigned/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Hot%2BTopics)

Kubiak probably asked him if he would be willing to try a Jim Jensen type role .

Playoffs
05-13-2013, 09:19 AM
Klein looks likely to stay true to his word and remain a quarterback. He’s on the search for another team, which normally leads to the Jets.
:lol:

CloakNNNdagger
05-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Kubiak probably asked him if he would be willing to try a Jim Jensen type role .


Yeh, I can just see him on special teams........CRASH*#@&!:spin:

hookinreds
05-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Kubiak probably asked him if he would be willing to try a Jim Jensen type role .

I loved the Muppets! They haven't been the same since he died.

hookinreds
05-14-2013, 12:57 PM
Yeh, I can just see him on special teams........CRASH*#@&!:spin:

Jensen had nothing on Guido Merkens!

badboy
05-14-2013, 12:59 PM
I loved the Muppets! They haven't been the same since he died.

Really shook them up eh? How long do you think they will mourn?

hookinreds
05-14-2013, 01:06 PM
Really shook them up eh? How long do you think they will mourn?

Difficult to say. Those around them have tried to lend a helping hand, but you can hear the loss in their voices.

PapaL
05-14-2013, 01:08 PM
I'm glad Klein looked good and Gary had so many positive things to say about him...so much so that he's unemployed right now. WaWaWaaa

beerlover
05-14-2013, 01:11 PM
Just because he didn't sign now does not preclude possibility something gets done latter.

PapaL
05-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Just because he didn't sign now does not preclude possibility something gets done latter.

And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle. :cowboy1:

badboy
05-14-2013, 03:16 PM
And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle. :cowboy1:and just because she does not does not preclude something being done later. Seriously though, I do support BL's comment as Klein may not get any takers and agree to return here to another position if Gary agrees.

thunderkyss
05-14-2013, 04:37 PM
and just because she does not does not preclude something being done later. Seriously though, I do support BL's comment as Klein may not get any takers and agree to return here to another position if Gary agrees.

When I read BLs comments I was thinking we still have to see if Keenum or McGee makes the 53.

I doubt we'll keep 4 QBs, so the only question is whether Kubiak feels good enough about Keenum/McGee to carry three on the 53 man roster. If not, then Keenum will have to pass waivers.

If Keenum shows up in the preseason like he's being built up to, chances are slim that he'll make it to the practice squad.

However, if he decides neither are good enough for the 53 I'm sure we'll reach out to Klien to go on the PS.


OT: If Kubiak decides not sign Keenum to the 53 & he makes it to the PS again, then we'll just have to come to terms with the fact that he is not the guy we want him to be.

beerlover
05-18-2013, 04:01 PM
When I read BLs comments I was thinking we still have to see if Keenum or McGee makes the 53.

I doubt we'll keep 4 QBs, so the only question is whether Kubiak feels good enough about Keenum/McGee to carry three on the 53 man roster. If not, then Keenum will have to pass waivers.

If Keenum shows up in the preseason like he's being built up to, chances are slim that he'll make it to the practice squad.

However, if he decides neither are good enough for the 53 I'm sure we'll reach out to Klien to go on the PS.


OT: If Kubiak decides not sign Keenum to the 53 & he makes it to the PS again, then we'll just have to come to terms with the fact that he is not the guy we want him to be.

Very good, this is worth a response. Who's to preclude Texans from trading TJ if in fact Keenum impresses? I like Case, he fits in here, same cannot be said for TJ if it were one would think he would have received more reps, very disturbing am I right? Anyway Klein has vast potential. If I were an NFL guy he is worth some more development. The progress in rookie mini-camp was said to be impressive. His College record speaks for itself. Who is to say Kubiak who has developed Schaub to his limitations & aspiring Case cannot take a diamond in the rough like Colin & mold him into a better system QB than Cam Newton? They're about the same size. Similar skill set coming out of College yet Cam went #1 overall & made millions all Klein is just looking for an opportunity.

BL :wesmantexanfan:

My money would be on Chip Kelly to sign Klein, but give Kubiak credit for giving him opening gig. As a footnote I suppose? Just love his pocket security awareness, something golden in NFL.