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Playoffs
07-29-2013, 06:12 PM
Really good piece on Cush at the new MMQB site...


MMQB: Brian Cushing Wants To Hit Something (http://mmqb.si.com/2013/07/29/brian-cushing-wants-to-hit-something/)

But mostly he wants to bring a Super Bowl title to Houston—this season. “That’s my biggest goal, something I don’t really ever see myself being OK with not having,” Cushing says. “This is our time. There’s no looking in the future or in the past for this team. We have to win right now.”
At DeFranco’s, a warehouse-style gym in Bergen County that doesn’t have air conditioning, Cushing followed the same summer workout regimen he’s done since turning pro.

The gym’s owner, Joe DeFranco, crafts nontraditional exercises that simulate what the body experiences on the football field. Cushing bench-pressed a 275-pound bar draped with about 90 pounds of chains, sharpening the acceleration needed to push off a block. (The weight increases and becomes more unwieldy as you lift, because the chains are no longer touching the floor.) After each round, Cushing leaped up energetically from the bench.

Later, Cushing completed a set of “chaos shrugs,” a lift in which he raises a bar with a pair of kettlebell weights tied on with resistance bands. His surgically repaired leg stood strong, bearing the 200 pounds of swaying without a flinch. He paused between exercises, mimicking a slugger taking a swing in the batter’s box. By the end of his workout, Cushing’s army-green dri-fit shirt was soaked completely through with sweat.

DeFranco likened Cushing to a “caged animal” and offered evidence: In recent weeks Cushing set a lifetime best with a 52-inch seated box jump, and he dragged a 750-pound sled for 30 yards (part of that weight came from onetime Texans teammate Connor Barwin). “He’s dangerous when you give him something else to prove,” DeFranco said.
Cushing told Shannon that before he left Houston at the end of the team’s offseason program, the training staff put him through a battery of tests, such as one-legged broad jumps and jumps over cones, to check his strength and balance. Cushing’s surgically repaired left leg out-performed the right one each time, he said.
Some of Cushing’s favorite NFL moments occur before games, when he sees opponents looking at him during warmups. He loves sensing their intimidation. And he’s ready to feel that again, for himself and for the Texans.

“Week 1, they’ll be looking at me, just knowing,” Cushing says of the Chargers, who host the Monday night opener.read more: http://mmqb.si.com/2013/07/29/brian-cushing-wants-to-hit-something/
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infantrycak
07-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Some of Cushing’s favorite NFL moments occur before games, when he sees opponents looking at him during warmups. He loves sensing their intimidation. And he’s ready to feel that again, for himself and for the Texans.

“Week 1, they’ll be looking at me, just knowing,” Cushing says of the Chargers, who host the Monday night opener.

He does pull off this opposite of AJ spectrum well. He comes across as intense but not a dick to other players. AJ just has this amble onto the field f@#k it, stop me attitude - talk slow, walk slow, let the play show (well unless Innegan is involved).

eriadoc
07-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Well now I want to hit something. Damn, I can't wait for the season to start. Hell, I am even looking forward to the lame HOF game.

thunderkyss
07-29-2013, 07:56 PM
http://simmqb.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/brian-cushing-story.jpg

amazing80
07-29-2013, 08:02 PM
http://simmqb.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/brian-cushing-story.jpg

if i saw this coming at me id cry :jogger:

thunderkyss
07-29-2013, 08:04 PM
His only option was to satisfy that appetite through rehab. Andrews repaired Cushing’s ACL 10 days after his wife, Megan, gave birth to Cayden. (Cushing’s father, Frank, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and one of the team doctors watched the knee procedure in the operating room.) Cushing says he began rehab about a week after surgery; was squatting within four months; and though he sat out the Texans’ minicamp in June, was doing change-of-direction drills in which he cut and ran toward flashing lights—as close to simulating football as you can get without hitting somebody.


To tell you the truth, I'm scared. I'm scared he started pushing it way too soon & he's not healed "properly"

JCTexan
07-29-2013, 08:12 PM
“This is our time. There’s no looking in the future or in the past for this team. We have to win right now.”

That right there is sig worthy.

drs23
07-29-2013, 08:42 PM
To tell you the truth, I'm scared. I'm scared he started pushing it way too soon & he's not healed "properly"

TK, Cush said: Don't be scaired. He's not.

Can't wait to see the CushMonster jackin' some folks up!

Cush is BACK!

Txn_in_Oki
07-29-2013, 09:08 PM
To tell you the truth, I'm scared. I'm scared he started pushing it way too soon & he's not healed "properly"

He gets paid to push things. These guys will see more high dollar medical care than you can ever even imagine. Between the therapy, nutrition, supplements they are getting it absolutely ridiculous how fast athletes can recover.

If your sole focus in life is to train then you will improve much faster than your normal 9 to 5er.

revan
07-29-2013, 11:33 PM
I will gladly volunteer for this.

Wife *"Why are you in the hospital?"*

Me *"Was playing football with The Cush and he put me here"*

jdjd
07-29-2013, 11:46 PM
“I almost feel bad for the first couple of dozen guys you hit,” Brian Shannon, Cushing’s long-time chiropractor, told him in June.

Cushing didn’t laugh. It wasn’t a joke.

I love this.

Rey
07-29-2013, 11:49 PM
Brian mother****ing Cushing.

76Texan
07-30-2013, 12:30 AM
http://simmqb.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/brian-cushing-story.jpg

Somewhere, Gabbert is curling up in a fetal position, LOL!

DX-TEX
07-30-2013, 12:51 AM
Somewhere, Gabbert is curling up in a fetal position, LOL!

Whoa there mother****er!

TheMatrix31
07-30-2013, 03:09 AM
I love Cush. ****ing animal. And he's an animal without playing dirty, which is the best part.

Hervoyel
07-30-2013, 10:30 AM
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/CushingBattleRedSmall.jpg

Playoffs
07-30-2013, 10:51 AM
He's not right ..... in the head.

http://cdn1.trojanwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/cushingBL.jpg
http://seahawknationblog.com/files/2010/08/brian-cushing.jpg
http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/162/038/105632363_crop_650x440.jpg

SAMURAITEXAN
07-30-2013, 09:23 PM
You'd just got to love a player like Cush. Healthy Cush means everything to our D.

thunderkyss
07-30-2013, 10:04 PM
You'd just got to love a player like Cush. Healthy Cush means everything to our D.

Hopefully teams will remember how much Wade likes to send him after the QB. With Watt & Antonio doing what they do maybe it will make it easier for our edge rushers to cause havoc.

pissknocker
07-30-2013, 11:03 PM
Whoa there mother****er!

everytime i see this i remember this video of it. its funny cause its has ukrainian commentators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDqlx5tgT5Q

nero THE zero
07-31-2013, 07:44 AM
“Certain guys can try to replicate it,” Cushing says of his effect on the defense, “but I think it was different without those guys seeing me out there to pump them up every week.”

"Brian Cushing’s back, and he’s going to bring the attitude back," Brooks Reed. #Texans


Brooks Reed talked about JJ Watt taking over Cushing's pregame speech role last year. Thinks Watt practiced speeches in the mirror #Texans

Hmmm.....

Rey
07-31-2013, 08:20 AM
Hmmm.....

When you have two great players in their prime, a lot of times there is a silent competition between the two.

Cushing wouldn't be Cushing if he didn't believe he has the best player on the defense.

Speaking of multiple great players...

nero THE zero
07-31-2013, 12:25 PM
When you have two great players in their prime, a lot of times there is a silent competition between the two.

Cushing wouldn't be Cushing if he didn't believe he has the best player on the defense.

Speaking of multiple great players...

Right, but that doesn't speak to Reed's comments.

Maybe it's my own inherent bias; I have always found Watt to be slightly... hokey (I know I will get killed for this).

Reed almost seems to confirm that here.

76Texan
07-31-2013, 12:31 PM
everytime i see this i remember this video of it. its funny cause its has ukrainian commentators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDqlx5tgT5Q

You've got to love this one:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tetRHJcM1rw&feature=related

Can't wait to see the animal running loose again.

Rey
07-31-2013, 01:28 PM
Right, but that doesn't speak to Reed's comments.

Maybe it's my own inherent bias; I have always found Watt to be slightly... hokey (I know I will get killed for this).

Reed almost seems to confirm that here.

I agree...But I think he has a good amount of hokiness...Enough that it's noticeable at times....But not too much to where it becomes annoying and disingenuous...

thunderkyss
07-31-2013, 04:25 PM
Right, but that doesn't speak to Reed's comments.

Maybe it's my own inherent bias; I have always found Watt to be slightly... hokey (I know I will get killed for this).

Reed almost seems to confirm that here.

I don't know that "hokey" is the right word.

There are all kinds of leaders. There are the guys who work with you, to make you better, so that the team gets better. People respect him, they trust him, they do what he says, because they believe he truly has their best interest at heart.

Cushing on the other hand, he says a couple of words & he's got you wanting to headbutt your grandmother. Somebody's going to get jacked up & you want to be on his side when the melee starts.

I agree...But I think he has a good amount of hokiness...Enough that it's noticeable at times....But not too much to where it becomes annoying and disingenuous...

I think you hit that one ON THE NOSE

TexanSam
07-31-2013, 08:14 PM
Right, but that doesn't speak to Reed's comments.

Maybe it's my own inherent bias; I have always found Watt to be slightly... hokey (I know I will get killed for this).

Reed almost seems to confirm that here.

I think Watt is more like AJ than Cushing, though not as quiet. It seemed like he tried to take over as the vocal leader when Cushing went down, and I give him credit for that, but Cushing was irreplaceable in that role.

Hervoyel
08-01-2013, 08:56 AM
He's not right ..... in the head.

http://seahawknationblog.com/files/2010/08/brian-cushing.jpg

This one for some reason made me think of this

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/TheTurfWarrior_zps4c5e45eb.gif

Texan_Bill
08-01-2013, 09:18 AM
This one for some reason made me think of this

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/TheTurfWarrior_zps4c5e45eb.gif

That or Travis Bickle.

http://www.manics.nl/images/travis%20bickle.jpg

Blake
08-01-2013, 09:59 AM
si.com's new layout is awful...

False Start
08-01-2013, 12:14 PM
Cush is just a BAMF.

TexansFight
08-01-2013, 03:17 PM
That article got me pumped up and ready to kick ass. Think about being a player on the same team as Cush. Cushing is the emotional leader of this team and he has been my favorite player for a while. Miss him and can't wait for him to wreck shop. Poor guy was having a great season last year.

MEGA SWATT
08-04-2013, 01:37 AM
Is it September yet?:mariopalm:

Clamp
08-07-2013, 03:49 AM
everytime i see this i remember this video of it. its funny cause its has ukrainian commentators.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDqlx5tgT5Q

Anyone else see Gregg Jones put Crick on his butt...HARD. I assume it Jones, but the fullback throws a "chip" block from hell at the DE and puts him down in a hurry lol. Its always nice when you have a guy who makes you say "I'm glad he's on our side".