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03-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
The #Texans have signed DT Jerrell Powe.

6'02" Weight: 335

from Kansas City, 2011 6th rounder on/off their roster

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/130/files/2013/09/7582730.jpg

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Jerrell Powe was drafted by #Texans DC Romeo Crennel while he was HC of the Chiefs. Played 11 games in 3 years. 199th overall pick.

CretorFrigg
03-18-2014, 03:44 PM
The first Google search suggestion after typing "Jerrell Powe" is Jerrell Powe can't read.

kingtexan
03-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Six career tackles ... championship.

DX-TEX
03-18-2014, 03:51 PM
He's fat and a nose tackle.

Get Excite!

http://pbrown16.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/om-jerrell-powe.jpg

GET THAT MAN A BURRITO!

imatexan
03-18-2014, 03:56 PM
:mariopalm:

WolverineFan
03-18-2014, 03:58 PM
High upside late round flier by KC a few years ago. Never really realized his potential though.

More suited as a backup/rotation player to be honest. We had 0 NT's on the roster though so welcome aboard!

TexansSeminole
03-18-2014, 03:58 PM
The first Google search suggestion after typing "Jerrell Powe" is Jerrell Powe can't read.

Solid.

False Start
03-18-2014, 04:00 PM
*drip*

The Pencil Neck
03-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Depending on the contract, I actually like this signing. We needed a DT and here we've got one that's in the mold that we're looking for. Granted, this is just a backup, but at least we've taken a baby step forward.

JB
03-18-2014, 04:02 PM
JJ will motivate him into all pro status :swatter:

DX-TEX
03-18-2014, 04:05 PM
JJ will motivate him into all pro status :swatter:

#CoachWatt

steelbtexan
03-18-2014, 04:05 PM
High upside late round flier by KC a few years ago. Never really realized his potential though.

More suited as a backup/rotation player to be honest. We had 0 NT's on the roster though so welcome aboard!

Time to draft another Fatty in the 3rd/4th rd.

WolverineFan
03-18-2014, 04:11 PM
Time to draft another Fatty in the 3rd/4th rd.

I could live with us drafting a 4th-5th round guy we planned to platoon with Powe. I don't see Powe as a starter, but I also don't see us drafting a starter in this draft. I see us drafting a mid-round guy with the potential to start in year 2 or 3.

_King_
03-18-2014, 04:21 PM
I like to look at opposing fans comments in regards to players when I don't have a lot of info on them, and what I've read so far seems like Chief fans liked the guy.

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/showthread.php/23610-Jerrell-Powe-is-back

Read some comments on the bottom of a news site about them re-signing Powe in DEC and the comments there were all positive as well.

Could be one of those pleasant surprise pick ups...We'll see...

TheIronDuke
03-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Pats got Revis, Broncos got Ware, we got whoever the F this guy is.

_King_
03-18-2014, 04:28 PM
So he has dyslexia...

mussop
03-18-2014, 04:50 PM
So he has dyslexia...

No he has aixelsyd.

amazing80
03-18-2014, 04:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjqoKxg4iKc

He has power and can control double teams. Exactly what we all wanted. I hope Romeo and JJ can get him right. Bill Kollar will play a big role in his development. Should be interesting to see if they roll with him as a penciled in starter or if he is depth.

TheMatrix31
03-18-2014, 05:02 PM
http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Emma-Stone-Shrugging-Gif-During-Gangster-Squad-Interview.gif

Topher
03-18-2014, 05:13 PM
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk429/YawnSighGasp/Reaction%20gifs/tumblr_lmtdqurZt21qdlg0xo1_500.gif (http://media.photobucket.com/user/YawnSighGasp/media/Reaction%20gifs/tumblr_lmtdqurZt21qdlg0xo1_500.gif.html)

htownfan32
03-18-2014, 05:40 PM
:trophy:

Playoffs
03-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Powe's Combine tape: http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/2011-NFL-Combine-Jerrell-Powe/87304633-f266-4912-a2cd-dc8ab36c4cf9

More suited as a backup/rotation player to be honest. We had 0 NT's on the roster though so welcome aboard!

Yep, need to change body size at starter and depth levels at NT and numerous other positions. Basically a replacement for this guy...
Terrell McClain (6'2", 293lbs.) signed a three-year deal [with the Cowboys] worth $3.05 million. He received a $300,000 signing bonus and will receive base salaries of $750,000, $1 million and $1 million. The max value of McClain's deal is $3.8 million.

The Houston Texans chose not to give McClain the $1.4 million tender as a restricted free agent, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Wolf6151
03-18-2014, 06:27 PM
I remember several of us had this guy in our mock drafts 3 yrs. ago when we wanted a true NT. He's got optimum NT size and low mileage only having played in 12 games in his 3 yrs. in the league. I like the signing. Many players get better with their 2nd team more-so than their 1st since he now has some NFL experience and he'll be coming to a new city and coaching staff. I actually think he'll be our starter at NT and that we'll pickup a 5th or 6th round NT to rotate with Powe.

Texian
03-18-2014, 06:58 PM
For those who love "Men of Girth" it's a happy day. However there will be those who see this as another step backwards.

CloakNNNdagger
03-18-2014, 07:11 PM
I like this pick up, especially with Crenell coaching him. Coming out of the SEC, he was felt to be one of the physically strongest players in the draft. He has shown himself to be able to handle double teams. We will likely want another big man in the middle, as most of these types do best with a rotation (such as with Poe in KC) to keep them strong and fresh. He's only 27 and, as has been mentioned before, he has very little mileage.

And as a little cherry and whipped cream on top of the cake, the only significant injury that he has sustained in either his college or NFL career has been a wrist injury that was operated on around 2009........without any apparent residual problems.

pbat488
03-18-2014, 07:29 PM
couldn't we sign the other kc poe instead?

kiwitexansfan
03-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Do we have a $ figure for it yet?

Will reserve judgement till then.

At least we know have a DT on the depth chart. Was worried about starting Jamison at NT.

Texian
03-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Do we have a $ figure for it yet?

Will reserve judgement till then.



If it is more than minimum then we was robbed!

Texaninlild
03-18-2014, 07:49 PM
We cry every year about a fatty nose tackle and we get one and apparently he isn't to everyone's liking. Based on our movement and cap space did you expect a 10 mil a year guy for the middle. They will make this Powe work in the system. I will reserve judgement until I actually see games.

bah007
03-18-2014, 07:56 PM
We now have two linemen on our roster who fit this system. I'm praying that we aren't looking at Powe as a starter, but I definitely think he could be a solid depth player.

CloakNNNdagger
03-18-2014, 08:06 PM
It's just :texflag:like getting a two-fer!

http://theredzonereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/powe1.jpg

Goldensilence
03-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Starter or not, there's finally a true NT on the roster now. I'm in mind that this is a step in right direction.

Brisco_County
03-18-2014, 08:29 PM
I like this pick up, especially with Crenell coaching him. Coming out of the SEC, he was felt to be one of the physically strongest players in the draft. He has shown himself to be able to handle double teams. We will likely want another big man in the middle, as most of these types do best with a rotation (such as with Poe in KC) to keep them strong and fresh. He's only 27 and, as has been mentioned before, he has very little mileage.

When I read the news, the first thing I thought was, "Well Jean must be happy."

Texan_Bill
03-18-2014, 08:35 PM
"Championship!

CloakNNNdagger
03-18-2014, 10:32 PM
When I read the news, the first thing I thought was, "Well Jean must be happy."

Yes, indeed he is!..........a step in the right direction.:texflag:

speedfreek
03-18-2014, 10:36 PM
So if we are going to use this guy to play Romeo's stock 3-4
where does that leave JJ?

I've heard lots of "experts" say that JJ would be a hard fit
(at the numbers he has been getting the last two years)
in RC's base defense..

Now do we go after Clowney? Makes more sense to me at this point..

The Pencil Neck
03-18-2014, 10:41 PM
So if we are going to use this guy to play Romeo's stock 3-4
where does that leave JJ?

I've heard lots of "experts" say that JJ would be a hard fit
(at the numbers he has been getting the last two years)
in RC's base defense..

Now do we go after Clowney? Makes more sense to me at this point..

Three different positions.

An NT like this is going to be in the base defense and goal line defense but he's going to be off the field in passing situations. Besides that, this guy is probably just rotational.

If we go Clowney, expect Clowney to play OLB and maybe put his hand on the ground as a DE during passing situations. JJ will play DE or DT... whatever he wants, whenever he wants.

_King_
03-18-2014, 10:43 PM
Danieal manning was on the radio earlier and he was talking about how he expects the defense to be and he used the word versatility. Said he thinks its going to be harder for offenses to know what we are running.

This defense should be fun to play with on madden. Probably see a bit of everything.

CloakNNNdagger
03-18-2014, 10:49 PM
The first Google search suggestion after typing "Jerrell Powe" is Jerrell Powe can't read.

There have been many stories floating around about him not being able to read. This is hog wash. The truth is that he supposedly did not learn to read until his senior year in high school due to dyslexia. He continued to have related academic problems in attempts to enter college due to this problem along with an associated diagnosis of adhd. Then he found Dyslexia Haven in a school that can't even spell its own name correctly........Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Football Players Don't Read So Good (http://deadspin.com/5223328/ole-miss-football-players-dont-read-so-good)

WolverineFan
03-18-2014, 11:41 PM
Danieal manning was on the radio earlier and he was talking about how he expects the defense to be and he used the word versatility. Said he thinks its going to be harder for offenses to know what we are running.

This defense should be fun to play with on madden. Probably see a bit of everything.

Well that can't be too difficult. We all knew what Wade was running most of the time, especially in the redzone.

htownfan32
03-19-2014, 12:36 AM
For those who love "Men of Girth" it's a happy day. However there will be those who see this as another step backwards.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WIS-c8LaU0I/UVmzYOTdj1I/AAAAAAAALLA/dV_xk49R240/s1600/bruce-lee-laughing.gif

Texian
03-19-2014, 03:06 AM
There have been many stories floating around about him not being able to read. This is hog wash. The truth is that he supposedly did not learn to read until his senior year in high school due to dyslexia. He continued to have related academic problems in attempts to enter college due to this problem along with an associated diagnosis of adhd. Then he found Dyslexia Haven in a school that can't even spell its own name correctly........Ole Miss.

Ole Miss Football Players Don't Read So Good (http://deadspin.com/5223328/ole-miss-football-players-dont-read-so-good)

I'm afraid if this were Jimmy Johnson's team we would've to hit Ole Jimmy Johnson in the head with a hammer.

MasterCush
03-19-2014, 03:26 AM
Daymn thats a big boy

Scooter
03-19-2014, 05:23 AM
i do so love oversized nose tackles. ted "Mt." washington is my hero, i especially enjoyed back when teams tried to list him under 350lbs. there's probably not a whole lot to powe, but like others have said he was a high ceiling player coming out of college who has the bulk and strength to wall at the line of scrimmage. having low mileage for his position and almost no injury history are a big bonus. being a romeo crennell player who he apparently wants back, i'm kinda excited - though i'm sure powe is little more than a goalline and situational rotation.

bottom line, a needed piece of depth. one that hopefully came at the minimum.

_King_
03-19-2014, 07:08 AM
I hope he's ready for this houston heat and humidity.

IDEXAN
03-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Three different positions.

An NT like this is going to be in the base defense and goal line defense but he's going to be off the field in passing situations. Besides that, this guy is probably just rotational.

If we go Clowney, expect Clowney to play OLB and maybe put his hand on the ground as a DE during passing situations. JJ will play DE or DT... whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
So Crennel will have his defense in a traditional 2-gap, 3-4 alignment when they are anticipating a rushing play, but in the passing situations in a nickle or dime how does the "gap responsibility" change for the remaining down
linemen ? Still 2-gap or more of a penetrating 1-gap alignment as in Wade's defense ?
And Clowney is versatile and strong enough against the run that if needed he could probably actually play a 2-gap DE if the situation required that skill from time to time.

Marshall
03-19-2014, 07:44 AM
:trophy:

Isn't that quote in your signature by Kate's partner?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086742/

Thorn
03-19-2014, 07:45 AM
Let's just hope he doesn't fall on any of our QBs during practice.

Scooter
03-19-2014, 07:53 AM
i may be talking out of my rear end, but given the options we have, i dont think we have to be tied to a "traditional" system. romeo wants a 350lb nose which is a 2-gap, while having a 1-gap inside GOAT candidate, and question marks on the other end and outside. it wouldnt be impossible to employ penetrating DE's around a wall at nose. also, with watt's insane talent he's going to be double teamed regardless of the rest of the line, so a traditional heavy at the other DE position would still work.

we could go a more a blended 4-3 over base with 2 heavies, watt and a speed on one side and a speed on the other. if we take someone like clowney, we could got a more traditional 4-3 with he and watt on the ends, or even putting watt inside next to a heavy.

i spent a lot of time worrying about how everybody would fit, until i started fitting everybody. if i can scheme each possibility, i have no doubt romeo can make the most of the personnel he has to work with.

that being said, if he goes "kubiak" and decides his system trumps the personnel, we're all going to be in trouble.

Texian
03-19-2014, 08:38 AM
I hope he's ready for this houston heat and humidity.

he's from Mississippi

The Pencil Neck
03-19-2014, 08:39 AM
So Crennel will have his defense in a traditional 2-gap, 3-4 alignment when they are anticipating a rushing play, but in the passing situations in a nickle or dime how does the "gap responsibility" change for the remaining down
linemen ? Still 2-gap or more of a penetrating 1-gap alignment as in Wade's defense ?
And Clowney is versatile and strong enough against the run that if needed he could probably actually play a 2-gap DE if the situation required that skill from time to time.

We're going to have to wait and see. OB (and RAC to some degree) have both indicated that we're going to be scheme diverse. I wouldn't be surprised if gap responsibilities are more flexible than with Wade: sometimes 1 gap, sometimes 2 gap. But I expect him to prefer that 2-gap man-mountain NT to get more action on perceived running downs.

The1ApplePie
03-19-2014, 08:43 AM
Fattie fat fat fat!

Good depth signing. Now bring in Terrance Cody and really raise the locker room cholesterol level.

CloakNNNdagger
03-19-2014, 09:07 AM
he's from Mississippi

Yep. He played all through HS and college in Mississippi (except 1 in Virginia [Hargrave Military Academy]) in hot, humid environments. He also has a history of maintaining very good conditioning status. Virtually all big NTs naturally wear down near the end of games if they are not judiciously used, either by prudent choice of plays in which they are inserted, or by having a rotational partner.

_King_
03-19-2014, 09:28 AM
he's from Mississippi

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/39367
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/77002
http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/US/hottest-cities.php
http://www.city-data.com/top2/c485.html
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/photos/article/10-most-humid-cities-in-America-1337274.php#photo-938825

I know where he's from.

He's also been in Kansas city for a while. Spent time in Pennsylvania and Virgina.

I remember when I was in college playing ball in Florida. Now it was north Florida (south Georgia), but I remember everyone talking about how hot it was going to be...

I'd been playing football in Houston my whole life.
It felt pleasant to me in that heat.

But when you come back to Houston...You feel it.

I'm just saying...Dude is 330+ lbs...Houston heat is Houston heat. Even if you live in Houston...It's still....Houston heat..Especially for big fat guys...

_King_
03-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Jerell Powe on 610 NOW

Nitrofish
03-19-2014, 09:56 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WIS-c8LaU0I/UVmzYOTdj1I/AAAAAAAALLA/dV_xk49R240/s1600/bruce-lee-laughing.gif

fify

http://i58.tinypic.com/8xn04n.jpg

Vinny
03-19-2014, 10:33 AM
conventional two gap nt's generally have more patties on their cheeseburgers than stats since they (are supposed to) free up other players who farm stats. Welcome aboard.

clog the middle like you clog your arteries! - my proposed Bullpen chant for the new regime (with special thanks to RC).

badboy
03-19-2014, 11:58 AM
I remember several of us had this guy in our mock drafts 3 yrs. ago when we wanted a true NT. He's got optimum NT size and low mileage only having played in 12 games in his 3 yrs. in the league. I like the signing. Many players get better with their 2nd team more-so than their 1st since he now has some NFL experience and he'll be coming to a new city and coaching staff. I actually think he'll be our starter at NT and that we'll pickup a 5th or 6th round NT to rotate with Powe.Agree. He dropped on most boards & probably was not helped being drafted by Chiefs as he sat behind Kelly Gregg and later lost out to Dontari Poe another of "my" guys. This is another selection to address a need, whether he turns out to be a starter or a backup, we need this type player. My concern with him out of college was his age (24).
He has arms of 33 1/4.

Ryan Carrethers in 5th settles that spot. Now let's get a Mays type LB.

paycheck71
03-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Cheap. Kind of figured the Texans would be signing cheap, one year contract in the free agency. Not sure what "split salary" means.

Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider
Texans one-year deal for Jerrell Powe: $645,000, split salary

kiwitexansfan
03-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Cheap. Kind of figured the Texans would be signing cheap, one year contract in the free agency. Not sure what "split salary" means.

I'll take that.

If he shows he can play we'll pay the man, if not, sayonara.

CloakNNNdagger
03-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Cheap. Kind of figured the Texans would be signing cheap, one year contract in the free agency. Not sure what "split salary" means.

Can't give you specifics on this deal. But split one-year deals are commonly used with first and second-year players (or even vets), where they are signed for a minimum salary. But their contract is significantly dropped..........many times to 1/2 of the minimum.........if they end up on IR. Many times, these contract also only count ~1/2 the overall contract against the cap

Playoffs
06-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Powe: "We're coming together" (http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/Powe_Were_coming_together/beed7b81-ede0-4e8f-8de3-a10c7d2a1996)

NT Jerrell Powe talks about ending minicamp early, having David Quessenberry out at practice, getting on the same page before training camp, and more.