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Errant Hothy
04-15-2014, 03:32 PM
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
Texans sign free agent DE Ricardo Mathews.6-3/300 lbs. Been with Colts since 2010 when they took him N 7th round.Played in 52games/6 starts

Thoughts?

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Thoughts?

Getting bigger at DE. Adding possible depth for RAC's preferred defense.

michaelm
04-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Thoughts?

Don't know jack about him, but I've been wanting them to sign *anybody* just so we have something else to talk about besides the regurgitated draft talk and other over-discussed topics.

kingtexan
04-15-2014, 03:44 PM
championship ...

michaelm
04-15-2014, 03:47 PM
Don't know jack about him, but I've been wanting them to sign *anybody* just so we have something else to talk about besides the regurgitated draft talk and other over-discussed topics.

Jeez, I guess I got exactly what I wanted. A quick web search reveals that they did, in fact, sign *anybody*, by which I mean *nobody*...
All I've ever accomplished related to the NFL is to get drunk and watch games and I've almost accomplished as much as Mathews.

kiwitexansfan
04-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Warm bodies on the DL were needed.

Some scouting on him from when he was drafted:

A solid senior season helped Mathews cap his collegiate career in strong fashion, but the defensive tackle isn't expected to be selected in the NFL draft. He ended his career at Cincinnati by helping the Bearcats win the Big East before losing 51-24 to Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Despite that impressive 12-1 season by the Bearcats, Mathews managed just 3 1/2 sacks in his only season as a starter and accumulated 44 tackles to rank 10th on the team. However, he managed to lead Cincinnati with 12 1/2 tackles for loss and was named second-team all-Big East. He's considered undersized and scouts are wary of his lack of athleticism and speed while playing in a defense that gave up an average of 143.8 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Mathews is seen as a project for the NFL, having some strength off the line but not enough to power through offensive linemen. He didn't live up to the promise with Cincinnati after being named first-team all-conference three times in high school while also winning a conference title in wrestling. Those skills could cause an NFL team to take a chance on him for some added depth.

LINK (http://mynorthwest.stats.com/nfldraft/players.asp?id=141007)

Tried looking for more, they guy was a one year starter who came out of nowhere and seems to have returned to nowhere ever since.

Can't imagine him beating out Crick at this stage.

htownfan32
04-15-2014, 04:18 PM
championship ...

You forgot the :trophy:

Wolf6151
04-15-2014, 04:32 PM
A depth signing for the D-line was needed, now I sure hope they go after an O-lineman preferably an OT.

Thorn
04-15-2014, 04:49 PM
championship ...

and of course the token "camp fodder" stamp.

Seegara
04-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Don't know jack about him, but I've been wanting them to sign *anybody* just so we have something else to talk about besides the regurgitated draft talk and other over-discussed topics.
^Ain't it the truth? New coaching regime seems to realize that teams who balance pretty good starters with decent reserves do better than teams with superstar starters and nothing backups.

How much are they paying the new signee?

thunderkyss
04-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Thoughts?

Just looking at his size.... doesn't make sense. I like taller DEs for a 3-4..... 6'3", 300 lbs sounds more like a DT to me.

Here, he looks like a 4-3 DE (I don't have a problem with a 6'3" DE in a 4-3).

http://prod.images.colts.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/COLTS/assets/images/imported/IND/photos/clubimages/2012/11-November/temp2012_1119_NE_bowen_0735--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.jpg?width=960&height=720

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/350x-175.jpg

http://binaryapi.ap.org/933fd37b6eec49e395b98a2a6a35e754/460x.jpg

He doesn't look like he's 6'3" 300lbs. He's either 6'5" or 280lbs

NCTexan
04-15-2014, 05:43 PM
DoughertyDrew

NT Ricardo Mathews will wear jersey #94 w/#Texans.

Interesting they call him NT.

Edit: I SORTA BEAT PLAYOFFS WITH INFO!

Playoffs
04-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Interesting. In the release from the #Texans, they call Mathews a nose tackle. He's 6-3, 300 pounds.

The #Texans make the Ricardo Mathews signing official... he'll wear No. 94.

False Start
04-15-2014, 06:19 PM
:yes:

I was hoping we would sign this guy... I'm PUMPMED! :cow:

kiwitexansfan
04-15-2014, 07:16 PM
:yes:

I was hoping we would sign this guy... I'm PUMPMED! :cow:

Sarcasm?

If not.

WHY?

thetexanator
04-15-2014, 07:18 PM
WHO?

thetexanator
04-15-2014, 07:20 PM
:yes:

I was hoping we would sign this guy... I'm PUMPMED! :cow:

lol. no you werent. were you?

False Start
04-15-2014, 07:28 PM
Sarcasm?

If not.

WHY?

Dripping with sarcasm. :littlelol:

lol. no you werent. were you?

Hell yeah! I wanted them to draft him 2010. ;)

DocBar
04-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Sarcasm?

If not.

WHY?I thought you kiwi's had a better sense of humour than that. :kitten:

kiwitexansfan
04-15-2014, 07:58 PM
I thought you kiwi's had a better sense of humour than that. :kitten:

Some people around here spend far too much time developing an affinity for that UDFA sleeper that can change the face of the franchise to randomly dismiss everything as sarcasm.

CloakNNNdagger
04-15-2014, 08:18 PM
He played 8 games at DT in his rookie 2010 year.........1 tackle. He since has been at DE..........weak side..........now they want to put him at NT???????

thetexanator
04-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Some people around here spend far too much time developing an affinity for that UDFA sleeper that can change the face of the franchise to randomly dismiss everything as sarcasm.

arian foster.

badboy
04-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Based on what we "know" this makes absolutely no sense. I don't want him for fodder as he takes plays up. Rather give the time to a UDFA NT who might actually develop.

Texan_Bill
04-15-2014, 08:59 PM
championship ...

"Boom goes the dynamite"

Playoffs
04-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26
New Texans nose tackle Ricardo Mathews gets a one-year deal worth $730,000

Now go directly to the dinner table and do not leave until you weigh 330 lbs. :thisbig:

EllisUnit
04-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26


Now go directly to the dinner table and do not leave until you weigh 330 lbs. :thisbig:

:spit:

kiwitexansfan
04-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Mark Berman ‏@MarkBermanFox26


Now go directly to the dinner table and do not leave until you weigh 330 lbs. :thisbig:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fHaWsR92pwc/UJqSJEvhMhI/AAAAAAAAC68/gdxkDhUAOgo/s1600/See+Food+Diet.jpg

Vance87
04-16-2014, 12:54 AM
You forgot the :trophy:

Nooo! I do that!!

PapaL
04-16-2014, 06:46 AM
WHO?

Mike Jones!

NCTexan
04-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Nooo! I do that!!

The chain has been broken. Oh god! We thought a 2-14 season was bad...

ObsiWan
04-16-2014, 11:51 AM
WHO?
Common... everybody knows this guy
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He was Mr. Roarke on that Fantasy Island show back in the day
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Thorn
04-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Common... everybody knows this guy
http://www.cuandoerachamo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/Ricardo_Montalban.jpg
He was Mr. Roarke on that Fantasy Island show back in the day


Who is Roarke? That is Khan hiding from Kirk.

ObsiWan
04-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Who is Roarke? That is Khan hiding from Kirk.
wasn't sure everyone would know this guy
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Sigma
04-16-2014, 12:27 PM
Common... everybody knows this guy
http://www.cuandoerachamo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/Ricardo_Montalban.jpg
He was Mr. Roarke on that Fantasy Island show back in the day
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Who is Roarke? That is Khan hiding from Kirk.

when I saw the picture I thought he had a "Number 2" vibe

--edit--

I didn't realize the fault in my post before.

what I meant was that he looks like he could be one of the "villains" from the tv series "the prisoner"

DocBar
04-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Some people around here spend far too much time developing an affinity for that UDFA sleeper that can change the face of the franchise to randomly dismiss everything as sarcasm.Valid point!! Touche
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Hookem Horns
04-16-2014, 01:56 PM
I guess this means no Clowney since the Texans are now set at the other DE position.

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PapaL
04-16-2014, 02:46 PM
I guess this means no Clowney since the Texans are now set at the other DE position.

:kitten:

Post. Of. The Day! Hahaha

Pitbull 56
04-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Ricardo will be good for depth.

htownfan32
04-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Nooo! I do that!!

The chain has been broken. Oh god! We thought a 2-14 season was bad...

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/combo_6d7843_588468.jpg

houstonspartan
04-16-2014, 06:12 PM
Don't know jack about him, but I've been wanting them to sign *anybody* just so we have something else to talk about besides the regurgitated draft talk and other over-discussed topics.


Amen. I STILL can't believe we are still debating the whole "are we rebuilding or not?" thing! Good grief.


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Norg
04-17-2014, 01:26 AM
thoughts


SUPER BOWL SIGNING !!!! :koolaid:

Vance87
04-17-2014, 01:57 AM
Amen. I STILL can't believe we are still debating the whole "are we rebuilding or not?" thing! Good grief.


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Wait, are we?

aussie_texan
04-17-2014, 03:45 AM
Wait, are we?
:trophy:

Vance87
04-17-2014, 01:11 PM
:trophy:


:foottap:

WolverineFan
04-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Here's some background info on Mathews for those interested.

Was a rotational DL as a freshman and sophomore at Cincinnati and a backup as a junior. Started at DT his senior year. Finished his senior year with 44 tackles, 12.5 TFL, and 3.5 sacks.

He wasn't a Combine invite, but I pulled these Pro Day numbers off of NFL Draft Scout. However, not sure if they're accurate.

Size: 6-2, 290
40-Time: 4.95
10-Yard: 1.69
Bench: 26 reps
Vertical: 31.5
Broad: 9-6
Shuttle: 4.51
3-Cone: 7.30

Going off those numbers, if you're trying to compare him to someone in this draft think Kerry Hyder (DT, Texas Tech). Similar senior seasons, but nowhere near the overall four-year production that Hyder had.

Drafted in the 7th round by the Colts and in his 4 years with them he started 6 games. Tallied 30 tackles with 1.5 sacks in 52 career games. His Approximate Value in each of the last two seasons, according to Pro Football Reference, was a "2". For reference sake, that's the same grade that Jared Crick has received the past two seasons. I'm not all too familiar with the AV system, but I believe a "1" is the value of a practice squad level player and a "0" is a non-roster worthy value. If I've read that correctly, then I assume a "2" is basically a bottom of the roster type.

For further reference sake, J.J. Watt received a "16" last year and a "20" in his DPOY season.

aussie_texan
04-17-2014, 09:19 PM
:foottap:

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