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Seegara
04-17-2014, 08:51 AM
What will be the fate of Brian Cushing as he tries to come back from his latest injury and his situation is evaluated by the new coaching regime?

Troy Chapman
04-17-2014, 08:58 AM
I can't believe the options listed here. There is so much dead money on his contract that it would be equate to a net loss towards the cap if he was cut or traded in 2014 or 2015.

Cushing just reported the all clear to resume football activities.

Dread-Head
04-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Don't call it a comeback...he's been here for years...rocking his peers puttin' suckas in fear...

Thorn
04-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Cushing will continue to play like a madman and inspire the rest of the defense to be better until he's injured again. I predict same ole same ole with him staying on the roster.

Playoffs
04-17-2014, 10:00 AM
I can't believe the options listed here...

No kidding. http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/images/smilies/under-a-cloud.gif

kingtexan
04-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Another poll that makes just as much sense ...

What will happen to water?

1. It will be wet
2. It will seem wet
3. It will appear wet
3. It will feel wet
4. We will all enjoy its wetness
5. It will become a car
6. It will play football

Double Barrel
04-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Cushing will play great for all 19 games this season. :texflag:

IDEXAN
04-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Cushing will play great for all 19 games this season. :texflag:

So you expect him to sit out one of the PS games ?

JB
04-17-2014, 12:39 PM
So you expect him to sit out one of the PS games ?

http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx307/TexanJB/Facepalm/facepalm-2.gif

Double Barrel
04-17-2014, 01:02 PM
So you expect him to sit out one of the PS games ?

I don't even consider those to be real games. They are glorified practices. :fingergun:

kiwitexansfan
04-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Better poll would be what game do you expect Cushing to have his annual season ending injury.

TheIronDuke
04-17-2014, 02:12 PM
What a terrible poll.

Vance87
04-17-2014, 02:14 PM
When I saw the title of this thread I knew Seegara started it. Seriously dude, did Cushing bang your girlfriend in high school or something? Let it go.

Playoffs
04-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Seegara...Seriously dude, did Cushing bang your girlfriend in high school or something?

You're making some assumptions, there. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e316/Soizic22/a%20smilie/laugh-1.gif

TEXANRED
04-17-2014, 02:29 PM
What a terrible poll.

To be fair you weren't supposed to smoke it.

Vance87
04-17-2014, 02:37 PM
You're making some assumptions, there. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e316/Soizic22/a%20smilie/laugh-1.gif

No, an assumption would read, "I'm pretty sure Cushing banged his girlfriend in high school."

I am asking him (in an exaggerated jokey manner) if that's what happened and that is why he seems to have it out for him all the time.

You never know...

michaelm
04-17-2014, 03:10 PM
No, an assumption would read, "I'm pretty sure Cushing banged his girlfriend in high school."

I am asking him (in an exaggerated jokey manner) if that's what happened and that is why he seems to have it out for him all the time.

You never know...

I think he means you're assuming homeboy actually had a girlfriend...

infantrycak
04-17-2014, 03:12 PM
I think he means you're assuming homeboy actually had a girlfriend...

...and went to highschool.

Playoffs
04-17-2014, 03:19 PM
I think he means you're assuming homeboy actually had a girlfriend...

...and went to highschool.

http://img.pandawhale.com/100957-Groundhog-Day-BING-gif-Ned-Rye-wN6x.gif

Double Barrel
04-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Better poll would be what game do you expect Cushing to have his annual season ending injury.

Shut yo' face! :foottap:

Vance87
04-17-2014, 03:33 PM
My bad y'all. :smiliedance:

badboy
04-17-2014, 04:01 PM
It is interesting how much slack certain players get. Newton plays injured and is dissed. Duane Brown cannot get on field and no comments. Cushing injured 2 seasons in a row and he is a hero. I love the guy but at what point do people begin asking why he cannot get on field. Is it due to severity of injury?

WolverineFan
04-17-2014, 04:11 PM
It is interesting how much slack certain players get. Newton plays injured and is dissed. Duane Brown cannot get on field and no comments. Cushing injured 2 seasons in a row and he is a hero. I love the guy but at what point do people begin asking why he cannot get on field. Is it due to severity of injury?

Probably has to do with the fact that Cushing and Brown were Pro-Bowl caliber players before injuries and Newton has always sucked. Cushing was fantastic earlier in the year coming back from ACL injury but got hurt again.

I think we all expect Cushing and Brown to play well next year. Just like we all expect Newton to keep on sucking. Good players get slack, bad players don't.

HOU-TEX
04-17-2014, 04:18 PM
It is interesting how much slack certain players get. Newton plays injured and is dissed. Duane Brown cannot get on field and no comments. Cushing injured 2 seasons in a row and he is a hero. I love the guy but at what point do people begin asking why he cannot get on field. Is it due to severity of injury?

Poor comparison, imo. DB and Cush have proven they can, and have, been tops in the league. Newton has proven he can be one of the worst in the league. Newton seems like a great guy, but it's all about what's on film....and his film is not good

badboy
04-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Probably has to do with the fact that Cushing and Brown were Pro-Bowl caliber players before injuries and Newton has always sucked. Cushing was fantastic earlier in the year coming back from ACL injury but got hurt again.

I think we all expect Cushing and Brown to play well next year. Just like we all expect Newton to keep on sucking. Good players get slack, bad players don't.I have posted comparisons (stats) between Brown & Newton based on year to year and Newton was very close.

TheIronDuke
04-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Duane Brown hasn't missed much time at all and has played through injury. I don't think anyone is giving Cushing slack and I definitely think if he doesn't play almost a whole season this year that he should be cut after the season. But the options given in the poll are pretty silly since it's obvious he's going to be on the team for this season. Maybe a better poll would have been how many games he'd play (like kiwi said) or how effective he'll be this year. But it's basically like starting a poll asking if Arian Foster will be on the roster this year, will be cut, will be traded, or will retire. Stupid poll options.

WolverineFan
04-17-2014, 04:26 PM
I have posted comparisons (stats) between Brown & Newton based on year to year and Newton was very close.

I'd love to see those stats if you still have them because I don't believe that. Brown has consistently graded out high on PFF the last few years and Newton has consistently graded out pretty low. Hell, Brown was named All-Pro by the AP and by PFF in 2011 and 2012.

kingtexan
04-17-2014, 04:40 PM
It is interesting how much slack certain players get. Newton plays injured and is dissed. Duane Brown cannot get on field and no comments. Cushing injured 2 seasons in a row and he is a hero. I love the guy but at what point do people begin asking why he cannot get on field. Is it due to severity of injury?

So he is injury prone because J Charles destroyed his leg with a low block?

C'mon man ...

infantrycak
04-17-2014, 05:05 PM
It is interesting how much slack certain players get. Newton plays injured and is dissed. Duane Brown cannot get on field and no comments. Cushing injured 2 seasons in a row and he is a hero. I love the guy but at what point do people begin asking why he cannot get on field. Is it due to severity of injury?

WTF? Brown missed 2 games last season. When did that become "cannot get on field?" Playing knicked up Brown was still good. Newton playing injured sucked even more.

Nothing is asked about why Cushing isn't out there because a blind one-armed aardvark with a Braille TV could see why he wasn't.

ObsiWan
04-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Another poll that makes just as much sense ...

What will happen to water?

1. It will be wet
2. It will seem wet
3. It will appear wet
3. It will feel wet
4. We will all enjoy its wetness
5. It will become a car
6. It will play football
None of the above.
As is normal once we get past March, Houston temps will rise to 90 and above and once again water will return to it's more natural Texas form... humidity.

houstonspartan
04-17-2014, 08:36 PM
I'm already wondering what injury is going to take Cushing out, and during what game. We all know it's coming.


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Seegara
04-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Better poll would be what game do you expect Cushing to have his annual season ending injury.
Why don't you post a poll on that? Is it because you think it would cause some to imply that you have a personal vendetta against Cush?

Thorn
04-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Had I known the vote would be this lop sided, I would have voted for something else just to see the posts about it.

kiwitexansfan
04-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Why don't you post a poll on that? Is it because you think it would cause some to imply that you have a personal vendetta against Cush?

If I believed in reverse jinxes I might.

Texanmike02
04-18-2014, 06:44 AM
Why don't you post a poll on that? Is it because you think it would cause some to imply that you have a personal vendetta against Cush?

Infer. The word you are looking for is infer.

Mike

kingtexan
04-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Infer. The word you are looking for is infer.

Mike

Easy.

You are suggesting that someone use correct grammar, and possibly even think before they post.

I believe that in the past, that has caused season ending message board injuries ...

Seegara
04-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Easy.

You are suggesting that someone use correct grammar, and possibly even think before they post.

I believe that in the past, that has caused season ending message board injuries ...
Infer would also be correct, meaning to conclude.
But imply is the word I wanted, meaning to suggest.
Some people might look up the words before they post.

Lambert
04-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Infer. The word you are looking for is infer.

Mike

Could be imply, infer, think, believe, conclude, etc. :)

Home team fan
04-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Assume??

AngryNateFTW
04-19-2014, 09:17 AM
What a terrible poll.

Agreed, hence, why I voted for his retirement.

Showtime100
04-19-2014, 11:12 AM
I didn't vote on this one. None of the options were "get drunk and call it a day" (<---wait.....reverse that) so I abstained. :toast2:

Playoffs
05-24-2014, 11:35 AM
CSN Houston ‏@CSNHouston 22 May 2014
How confident are you that Brian Cushing plays all 16 games for the Texans this season?

We'll use your best answers on SNC at 6 p.m.

Connor ‏@RedNationRally May 22
@CSNHouston Very confident. He will do fine next year. #Texans

Ivan Leo Velasquez ‏@ikoolaid May 22
@CSNHouston freak injuries took him Down I think he will play all 16 this year

Brian Hobbs ‏@bdhobbs1 May 22
@CSNHouston not very confident, he's injury prone

YoTexan ‏@psychoman722 May 22
@CSNHouston @leilarahimiCSN 100% Bo'b and RAC are redoing everything so @briancushing56 will be less of a target but more as a missle

S A Lee ‏@rockhorn May 22
@CSNHouston @leilarahimiCSN - won't happen if you think the pattern from past 2 season continues. Take him out of games that are won early

John R. Hoge ‏@Guerilla3089200 May 22
@CSNHouston Not at all confident. He reads the play, charges in, and just like last 2 seasons gets cut blocked at LOS

Brian Cushing ‏@briancushing56 May 22
@CSNHouston pretty damn confident

Brian Cushing ‏@briancushing56 May 22
@Guerilla3089200 @CSNHouston my apologies for playing hard Johnny

CHRIS ‏@LUCIOCHRIS May 22
@briancushing56 @CSNHouston never doubt the man.

Sunil J. Chacko ‏@sjchac May 22
@briancushing56 @CSNHouston Tell em #BullsOnParade

Kat Holsinger ‏@ktfletch01 May 22
@briancushing56 @CSNHouston oh snap ;o)

Rob Blair ‏@RGBIII May 22
@briancushing56 LETS FKKKING GO CUSH!!! #Texans

Tristan Taylor ‏@The_Tristan104 May 22
“@briancushing56: @CSNHouston pretty damn confident”<- THE MAN HAS SPOKEN.

IDEXAN
07-09-2014, 11:29 AM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/EC-Cushing-on-rehab-progress/991e9d06-60fb-4f4f-b7da-c2f334f81b56
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This is a fresh presser with Cushing talking about his return to the team and the field and he's just as vague and noncommittal as earlier in the year.
I was thinking that C&D thought there might be complications here and these latest remarks by Cushing do little to provide a definitive explanation about his progress, availability, or condition.

EVOLVIST
07-10-2014, 12:25 AM
...Newton seems like a great guy, but it's all about what's on film...

Yeah, have you heard Newton's interviews? The guy has about as much personality as an eggplant. Come to think of it, his play resembles that of an eggplant, as well.

Eggplant Newton (because "Fig" was too easy).

PapaL
07-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Brian Cushing knows he’ll be ready for Week One; LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/09/brian-cushing-knows-hell-be-ready-for-week-one/related/)

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said in April that he was cleared by doctors after the knee and leg injuries that ended his 2013 season, something that fit right in with coach Bill O’Brien’s stated expectation that the linebacker would be ready to go when training camp started.

The start of camp is drawing closer, but Cushing’s availability is a little cloudier. He said Tuesday that he wasn’t sure when he would be back on the practice field, which would seem to leave open the possibility that he’ll spend some time on the PUP list when camp does open. Cushing’s belief that he’ll be ready to go come the first week of the regular season hasn’t been shaken, however.

“I know I’ll be ready,” Cushing said, via the team’s website. “I know when it’s go-time, and I need to ramp it up and get on the field, I’ll be there.”

If a slower start to practicing makes it likelier that he’ll avoid another trip to injured reserve, it makes all the reason for Houston to tread lightly with Cushing. The last two years have been a medical nightmare for Cushing as he’s played just 12 games for a Texans team that has missed his presence in the middle of the defense and a threepeat would likely force the team to consider other options in 2015 and beyond.

CloakNNNdagger
07-10-2014, 09:32 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv-media/videos/EC-Cushing-on-rehab-progress/991e9d06-60fb-4f4f-b7da-c2f334f81b56
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This is a fresh presser with Cushing talking about his return to the team and the field and he's just as vague and noncommittal as earlier in the year.

I was thinking that C&D thought there might be complications here and these latest remarks by Cushing do little to provide a definitive explanation about his progress, availability, or condition.

From 2 months ago:

Some HT.com quotes from OB:


REST OF THE QUOTES (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/QUOTES-Head-Coach-Bill-OBrien/b84bca41-fde5-474f-b333-ee3c23f070fc)


A disconcerting response from OB on the Cushing question. Cushing was reported to have a fibula fracture with an ACL. "uncomplicated," this should be a 3 1/2 months max return to play........this is already 7 months. If a timetable for return is not over and done with, I have to be concerned that the injury involved more than an uncomplicated fibula and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury......in fact, that it may have somewhat affected/disrupted the ACL repair that he had undergone the season before in the same joint......or the injury involved the joint structures in some other manner. I hope OB's response carries a more benign explanation.

Here we are out 9 months already, and it appears that he is likely projected not to be taking the field sooner than the beginning of September.......11 months post injury. I am more convinced than ever that my previous impressions hold true. http://fineartbymary.com/smilies/stinkfish2.gifThis was not just a simple LCL and uncomplicated fibula fracture. One thing also sticks very much in my head. Remember when we were making fun of Tania Ganguli for reporting the wrong injury??..........a "tibia plateau fracture" ????????? Makes me sort of wonder if that was an inadvertent "slip."