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SESupergenius
08-26-2005, 01:11 AM
I can see this happening:

Offense

QB
08 David Carr
12 Tony Banks
04 Dave Ragone

RB
37 Domanick Davis
25 Tony Hollings
34 Vernand Morency

FB
44 Moran Norris

WR
80 Andre Johnson
85 Corey Bradford
86 Jabar Gaffney
89 Reggie Swinton
13 Jerome Mathis

LT
68 Victor Riley
78 Seth Wand

LG
69 Chester Pitts
79 Chad Beasley

C
76 Steve McKinney
77 Todd Washington
63 Drew Hodgdon

RG
72 Zach Wiegert


RT
71 Todd Wade
67 Milford Brown

TE
87 Mark Bruener
82 Billy Miller
81 Matt Murphy


Defense

LE
96 Gary Walker
75 Travis Johnson

NT
91 Seth Payne
95 Jerry Deloach

RE
99 Robaire Smith
94 Junior Ioane

LOLB
93 Jason Babin


BLB
52 Kailee Wong
51 DaShon Polk
63 Anthony Dunn

MLB
56 Morlon Greenwood
54 Troy Evans
53 Shantee Orr


ROLB
98 Antwan Peek
50 Charlie Anderson


LCB
31 Phillip Buchanon
38 Demarcus Faggins
33 Jason Bell

RCB
23 Dunta Robinson
21 Lewis Sanders

SS
26 Glenn Earl
24 C.C. Brown
22 Ramon Walker

FS
42 Marcus Coleman
30 Jason Simmons


Special Teams
K
3 Kris Brown

P
7 Chad Stanley

LS
48 Bryan Pittman

eriadoc
08-26-2005, 01:54 AM
So ... you don't see Jonathan Wells making the roster? I do.

jr0ck
08-26-2005, 02:00 AM
So ... you don't see Jonathan Wells making the roster? I do.

my setiments exactly, if anything it's 'ol 2nd round tony that's in danger...and for some reason i have the feeling that kasper will sneak onto the depth chart somehow, but not take mathis or swinton's spots :confused: i also see zeke moreno making it... :tomato:

HJam72
08-26-2005, 02:01 AM
If they keep Hollings and not Wells, I'm gonna be really ticked. I would be very tempted to use Morency as the #2 over Wells, though. I don't know.

Hollings is a bust. Wells has proven that he can rush for 100 in a game.

HJam72
08-26-2005, 02:04 AM
Is it a given that Walker is better than Travis Johnson, or are they still deciding that?

Nevermind, I guess the answer is Yes and Yes.

ATX
08-26-2005, 02:22 AM
what ever happened to derrick armstrong?

HJam72
08-26-2005, 02:27 AM
Is it just me, or does anybody think that Mathis might be a #2 receiver?

ATX
08-26-2005, 02:33 AM
Is it just me, or does anybody think that Mathis might be a #2 receiver?


he might be in the future, but i think its way too early to say he's our #2 man right now. he's caught 2 passes in one game, so i don't know.

jr0ck
08-26-2005, 02:38 AM
what ever happened to derrick armstrong?

oops! he's a lock before swinton and kasper, just forgot about him because he's injured and hasn't seen any pre-season action yet (at least to my knowledge).

Is it just me, or does anybody think that Mathis might be a #2 receiver?

despite the popular opinion (or so it seems to me) that mathis is the WR embodiment of god, i think he only see's action in 4 and 5 wide sets (barring injury of course). it's bradford's job to lose (this season) and if he goes down i say armstrong gets the intial nod before jerome. after this season though, i think the coaches already have mathis in mind for the texan's future :ok:

TexHorns
08-26-2005, 05:49 AM
If they keep Hollings and not Wells, I'm gonna be really ticked. I would be very tempted to use Morency as the #2 over Wells, though. I don't know.

Hollings is a bust. Wells has proven that he can rush for 100 in a game.

you are 100% correct IMO

TexHorns
08-26-2005, 05:56 AM
what ever happened to derrick armstrong?

I think that we should let Armstrong take Gaffney's spot as a # 2 and groom Mathis to take Bradford's spot but that is just MO. Bradford will not be here after this year IMO.

The Preacher
08-26-2005, 07:31 AM
what ever happened to derrick armstrong?

I was hoping with his hands he could make a push to become a great receiver in the league ala Drew Bennett. Both DA and Gaffney have had a few years which is the norm for a receiver to really start producing. To go an extra step and put myself out there I would be surprised if we didn't have one of the best receiving corps in the league this year if blocking is sufficient.

Marcus
08-26-2005, 08:11 AM
I wish they'd put Jabar Gaffney on IR, and figure out a way to keep Sloan Thomas. I have a feeling he'd be a good one if given enough time.

keyfro
08-26-2005, 08:31 AM
yeah after the oakland game i was thinking maybe we need to drop armstrong and keep sloan thomas, swinton, and mathis...giving us 6 wr's...probably keep two fullbacks in morris and wells...3 hb's in davis, hollings, and morency

Dime
08-26-2005, 09:13 AM
yeah after the oakland game i was thinking maybe we need to drop armstrong and keep sloan thomas, swinton, and mathis...giving us 6 wr's...probably keep two fullbacks in morris and wells...3 hb's in davis, hollings, and morency

I would be floored if Hollings aint gone. Wells can do both backup rb and fb and a special teams person. I like sloan... Armstrong has the best hands on the team, but if he has difficulty getting open, that dont help. I dont see us dropping armstrong though. Believe me, would rather have sloan

The Preacher
08-26-2005, 09:15 AM
What's Armstrong's problem? He can't run, how hard is that?

Corrosion
08-26-2005, 09:37 AM
If they keep Hollings and not Wells, I'm gonna be really ticked. I would be very tempted to use Morency as the #2 over Wells, though. I don't know.

Hollings is a bust. Wells has proven that he can rush for 100 in a game.

J.Wells WILL be on the team . He's the type of player Capers really likes , HARD WORKER , Great special teams player , can play multiple positions and doesnt put the ball on the ground .

Hollings should be let go , they need to cut their losses with him and use the roster spot on a player more capable of helping the team .

Is it just me, or does anybody think that Mathis might be a #2 receiver?

Reciever is probably the most competitive spot on the roster

Mathis was drafted because of his pure speed and the good ole P word .... Potential . That said , He's a VERY RAW talent who recieved Very little coaching at his position . Hampton doesnt even have a WR coach .... He will make the team but probably wont see a whole lot of action unless Bradford is hurt or is totally un-productive by mid-season .

Sloan Thomas deserves to make the team based on what he's done so far in training camp and pre-season .... Armstrong would be tough to let go and neither of them would clear waivers for the practice squad . Someone would pick them up .
Swinton isnt a lock to make the team . With Mathis and Buchannon both able to return punts / kicks he will have to show that he is valuable as a reciever to make this team , thats why they wanted to rid themselves of J.J.Moses ... one dimensional .


TE ..... Billy Miller may not make the team this year . Being one dimensional doesnt help his cause . The Texans will probably keep 3 TE's but will one of them be Miller ? The play of Matt Murphy and Marcellus Rivers could spell the end for him .

As for the Defense .... I think SESupergenius pretty much got it right , that is likely who we will see make the team .

Im wondering if the Texans will keep Bryan Pittman for nothing more than their long snapper ....Thats a luxury spot and one better used on a player who can add depth elsewhere on the team . Its time Mckinney made himself useful . :bomb:

SESupergenius
08-26-2005, 10:18 AM
I actually like J. Anderson more than I do Wells or Hollings, but that aint gonna happen. Well has taken too many snaps this preseason (lets see what he gets this next game) so I figure that coupled with the fact that Hollings was a high 2nd rounder we'd keep him. It's not that I dislike someone when I am excluding them, its just that we have only 53 spots, 25 more or less on offense.

Yes we will keep the longsnapper, it's an incredibley valuable position, especially when things go wrong.

Hottoddie
08-26-2005, 12:40 PM
This has already been dicussed in another thread, but here's a repeat of my projected 53 man roster.

I can see some notable players like Billy Miller, Bradford (Armstrong is cheaper & locked up for 2 more years), Hollings, Ramon Walker, Weary, & Orr losing their jobs this year. Hopefully, CC can trade one or two of them for draft picks or an upgrade at one of our other positions. I'd sure hate to be the coaches & have to decide which ones to cut. We're actually going to be able to cut some quality players this year.

Our secondary should be the envy of the league this year.

Anyway, here's my picks, based on just 2 preseason games.

OFFENSE

QB: Carr, Ragone, Banks
WR: AJ, Armstrong, Gaffney, Mathis, Swinton
RB: DD, Morency, Wells
FB: Norris
OL: Riley, Pitts, McKinney, Wiegert, Wade, Wand, M.Brown, Washington
TE: Bruener, Murphy

DEFENSE

DL: Walker, Payne, Smith, TJ, Deloach, Ioane
LB: Peek, Wong, Greenwood, Babin, C.Anderson, Chamberlin, Evans
CB: Dunta, Buchanon, Faggins, McKenzie
FS: Coleman, Simmons
SS: Earl, C.Brown

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK: Brown
P: Stanley
KR: Swinton, Mathis
PR: Swinton, Mathis
LS: Make yourself useful McKinney (I can't see us taking up a roster spot for just a LS. Sorry, Pittman)

TAXI SQUAD:

Pettway (LB)
Symons (QB)
S. Thomas (WR)
Wishom (CB)
Hodgdon (OL)

SESupergenius
08-26-2005, 01:04 PM
So are we going into the season with a 45 man roster?? :confused:

ledzeppelin229
08-26-2005, 01:23 PM
I think Ramon Walker makes the squad and probably Jason Bell too, though his isn't really guaranteed. Hodgdon likely makes the regular roster, same with Weary just because there isn't much guard depth on the team. Also, the practice squad was expanded to 8 so a few more guys can be added. One of the coaches said Donovan Morgan will likely be put there so there's atleast one more.

At LB I think Polk makes it just because we don't have much depth at MLB and he's a vet there.

keyfro
08-26-2005, 01:34 PM
see i'm not so sure polk makes it...he isn't healthy and frank chamberlin has been the most productive linebacker on special teams...also bradford will be on the final roster...armstrong is a question mark in my mind because he isn't healthy...often times if you can't stay on the field during training camp and preseason you get passed on...that and the production of sloan thomas is impressive

powda
08-26-2005, 01:42 PM
i guess its agreed then baxter is out.

wells has spent time at fb

robaire smith has spent time at fb.

even wong spent a bit of time in camp at fb.

norris will be the only true fb on the team.

z0rpAn
08-26-2005, 02:15 PM
wonder if they pick a number from the hat for someone to give norris a breather ^_^

HardCoreTxn
08-26-2005, 02:56 PM
I hope VMo will get #2 RB spot, and Wells #3 RB/FB...Im wondering if Wells will be in a similar role as Cooley (was), or Cushing (pit) playing TE/FB. If Murphy has a good game tmmrw I would like to see him at starting TE, from what Ive seen he looks to be country strong. :texflag:

texasguy346
08-26-2005, 02:57 PM
even wong spent a bit of time in camp at fb.


I thought Polk saw time at FB in training camp, and Wong saw time at TE. I could be mistaken though.

rmartin65
08-26-2005, 04:23 PM
So are we going into the season with a 45 man roster?? :confused:
whoa. that leaves room for 8 more people! who?

TommyS
08-26-2005, 04:40 PM
[QUOTE=Hottoddie]LS: Make yourself useful McKinney (I can't see us taking up a roster spot for just a LS. Sorry, Pittman)QUOTE]

pretty much every team in the league has a roster sport for 'just' a LS. go out into your yard and try and snap a ball through your legs through the hole in a tyre 10 feet away. it aint easy, brother. then stand up and block a 300lb lineman. that aint easy either.

Corrosion
08-26-2005, 05:10 PM
pretty much every team in the league has a roster sport for 'just' a LS. go out into your yard and try and snap a ball through your legs through the hole in a tyre 10 feet away. it aint easy, brother. then stand up and block a 300lb lineman. that aint easy either.


I kinda had the same idea about ditching the longsnapper but then i think about the fact that Mckinney is the starter and has enough trouble just blocking someone much less long snapping ...... :brickwall

HJam72
08-26-2005, 11:55 PM
I kinda had the same idea about ditching the longsnapper but then i think about the fact that Mckinney is the starter and has enough trouble just blocking someone much less long snapping ...... :brickwall

How 'bout we just start Pittman and ditch Mckinney. :)

CyberTexan
08-27-2005, 11:09 AM
Amazing LOL

TE Miller has better hands than any of them , Miller will be the starter again the only reason he didnt produce alot last year was because the play calls Palmer used didnt include him like the year before , i think they need to use the TE alot more than what they do.

and in my opinion , Wells will be the Back up and Morency 3rd , Hollings needs to go I thought he was gonna be good when they first aquired him bt I was wrong .

the rest of the positions i agree with most of you.

rittenhouserobz
08-27-2005, 11:12 AM
It would be nice to see Wells as the FB. He is definitely used to handling the ball. Don't forget that the FB is not in on 3 and 4 WR sets most of the time.

Murphy looked like a solid reciever in the last game. I sure hope they find a way to expand his role a little more this week.

Our OL does know how to run block. I would expect that Morency and DD will both have a good game tonight.

Hottoddie
08-28-2005, 03:50 PM
Well, after last night's game (Kasper will make the cut & Bradford will be cut for additional cap relief), & the fact that I was under the mistaken impression that teams can only have a 45 man roster with an 8 man Taxi Squad, it's time to revise my projected roster. Here ya' go:

OFFENSE

QB: Carr, Ragone, Banks
WR: AJ, S.Thomas, Gaffney, Mathis, Swinton, Kasper
RB: DD, Morency, Wells
FB: Norris
OL: Riley, Pitts, McKinney, Wiegert, Wade, Wand, M.Brown, Washington, Hodgdon
TE: Bruener, Murphy

DEFENSE

DL: Walker, Payne, Smith, TJ, Deloach, Ioane, Sears
LB: Peek, Wong, Greenwood, Babin, C.Anderson, Chamberlin, Evans, Orr, Polk
CB: Dunta, Buchanon, Faggins, McKenzie, Sanders
FS: Coleman, Simmons
SS: C.Brown, Earl, R.Walker

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK: Brown
P: Stanley
KR: Swinton, Mathis
PR: Swinton, Mathis
LS: Pittman

TAXI SQUAD:

Pettway (LB)
Symons (QB)
Starling (WR)
Wishom (CB)
Joppru (TE)
Hollings (RB)
Lord (FS)
Halterman (TE)

rmartin65
08-28-2005, 05:50 PM
Well, after last night's game (Kasper will make the cut & Bradford will be cut for additional cap relief), & the fact that I was under the mistaken impression that teams can only have a 45 man roster with an 8 man Taxi Squad, it's time to revise my projected roster. Here ya' go:

OFFENSE

QB: Carr, Ragone, Banks
WR: AJ, S.Thomas, Gaffney, Mathis, Swinton, Kasper
RB: DD, Morency, Wells
FB: Norris
OL: Riley, Pitts, McKinney, Wiegert, Wade, Wand, M.Brown, Washington, Hodgdon
TE: Bruener, Murphy

DEFENSE

DL: Walker, Payne, Smith, TJ, Deloach, Ioane, Sears
LB: Peek, Wong, Greenwood, Babin, C.Anderson, Chamberlin, Evans, Orr, Polk
CB: Dunta, Buchanon, Faggins, McKenzie, Sanders
FS: Coleman, Simmons
SS: C.Brown, Earl, R.Walker

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK: Brown
P: Stanley
KR: Swinton, Mathis
PR: Swinton, Mathis
LS: Pittman

TAXI SQUAD:

Pettway (LB)
Symons (QB)
Starling (WR)
Wishom (CB)
Joppru (TE)
Hollings (RB)
Lord (FS)
Halterman (TE)
nice. but i'd like to have pettway on the roster. he looked like a good s.team guy.

wags
08-28-2005, 06:46 PM
Bradford is a pretty safe bet to make the team IMO. The one question I have is who is our starter at SS? Haven't seen Earl play since his injury, and I don't know if they are just going to throw him in there against Buffalo. :confused:

Hottoddie
08-28-2005, 09:00 PM
Bradford is a pretty safe bet to make the team IMO. The one question I have is who is our starter at SS? Haven't seen Earl play since his injury, and I don't know if they are just going to throw him in there against Buffalo. :confused:


You're probably right about Bradford, but with the talent we've seen displayed by our WR's this spring, it wouldn't come as a shock to me to see the club let him go. We don't necessarily need the cap space, but Bradford's cap hit this year is higher than any of the other WR's, with the exception of AJ. With Corey Simon being a FA now, I'd sure like to see the team make a run at him. That extra $800 K could go a long way toward helping that cause.

The way Brown has been playing, he might've had a solid chance of beating Earl out anyway, had he not been injured. As it stands, I'd put my money on Brown being the opening day starter for now.

Panther5407
08-28-2005, 09:11 PM
I think Starling will make the team over Thomas. Star was a very good special teams player last year, a pretty good gunner. He's more proven I guess, but really I dont know, I just like him more than Sloan, maybe cause I've seen him more.

Corrosion
08-28-2005, 09:15 PM
Bradford is a pretty safe bet to make the team IMO. The one question I have is who is our starter at SS? Haven't seen Earl play since his injury, and I don't know if they are just going to throw him in there against Buffalo. :confused:


Unfortunately for one of the other recievers (and for us fans) ... Bradford will probably make the team . AJ, S.Thomas, Gaffney, Mathis, Swinton as well as Bradford are who I see making the final roster . Thomas has been the most reliable reciever on the team thus far . If he doesnt make the team ... someone needs their head examined .
Swinton has shown to be a valuable pick up and from another Casserly interview i heard on 610 am earlier in the week when asked about Mathis going to the practice squad ... all he did was laugh which leads one to believe that Mathis will make the team . The Texans expect him to make an impact ...Gaff hasnt been healthy enough to show much but he better do something in a hurry because if one of those other recievers gets a chance to get on the field Gaff may never get his job back .

As for G.Earl , i heard Casserly in an interview make a comment on him (I believe it was saturday just before kick off ?) ... saying that they would see how he was physically for next weeks game then make a decision as to who the starter would be for Buffalo . If he's physically able to I think you can count on him being the starter . Otherwise look for C.C.Brown to start opening day.

Grid
08-29-2005, 02:17 AM
QB: Carr, Banks, Ragone
RB: Davis, Wells, Morency
FB: Norris, Baxter
TE: Murphy, Bruenor
WR: Johnson, Gaffney, Swinton, Mathis, Thomas
LT: Riley, Wand
LG: Pitts, Beasley
C: McKinney, Washington
RG: Wiegert, Weary
RT: Wade, Brown

LDE: Walker, Johnson, Sears
NT: Payne, Davis, Deloach
RDE: Smith, Ioane
LOLB: Babin, Pettway
BLB: Wong, Polk
MLB: Greenwood, Orr
ROLB: Peek, Anderson
CB: Robinson, Buchanan, Faggins, Bell, Sanders
SS: Earl, Brown
FS: Coleman, Simmons

LS: Pittman
K: Brown
P: Stanley

ccdude730
08-29-2005, 04:32 AM
OFFENSE
QB: carr, ragone, banks
RB: davis, morency, wells
FB: norris, wells
WR: johnson, bradford, gaffney, armstrong, swinton, mathis
LT: riley, wand
LG: pitts, brown
C: mckinney, hodgdon
RG: weigert, washington
RT: wade, jones
TE: murphy, bruener, rivers

DEFENSE
LE: walker, johnson
NT: payne, ioane, davis
RE: smith, deloach
LOLB: babin, pettway
ILB: wong, greenwood, polk, chamberlin
ROLB: peek, anderson
CB: robinson, buchanon, petey, bell, simmons, sanders
SS: earl, cc brown
FS: coleman, simmons

SPECIAL TEAMS
K: brown
P: stanley
LS: pittman
KR: mathis
PR: swinton

i think thats 53, and i think that is my final roster :texans:

ATX
08-29-2005, 05:34 AM
Offense (26) [Comes down to Baxter, Starling, Armstrong]
QB: Carr, Banks, Ragone
HB: Davis, Morency, Wells
FB: Norris
TE: Bruener, Murphy, Miller
WR: Johnson, Bradford, Gaffney, Mathis, Swinton, ( ? )
LT: Riley, Wand
LG: Pitts, Beasley
C: Mckinney, Washington
RG: Weigert, Brown
RT: Wade

Defense (24) [May add CB for SS spot]
LDE: Walker, Johnson
NT: Payne, Ioane
RDE: Smith, Deloach, Sears
LOLB: Babin, Monk
ILB: Greenwood, Wong, Evans, Polk
ROLB: Peek, Anderson
CB: Robinson, Buchanon, Faggins, Bell
FS: Coleman, Simmons
SS: Earl, Brown, Walker

Special Teams (3)
K: Brown
P: Stanley
LS: Pittman

Practice Squad (8)
Symmons QB
Pettway LB
Acholonu LB
McKenzie CB
Hodgdon C
Thomas WR
Lord S
(Evans G, Brown T, Halterman TE) ???

I took some fringe players for special teams. Walker, Bell, Starling?, Polk, Evans, Baxter?, Miller, Wells. The amstrong injury may have hurt his chances, but i'm not really sure, that's a hard position to pick. LB is another hard position to pick, I could see a guy like Orr or Chamberlin to be a sleeper pick. As for Practice Squad, I believe Thomas, Achonolu, Symmons, Lord, and Evans are eligible for PS, and i know Pettway, Hodgdon, McKenzie, Brown, and Halterman are eligible for PS. Joppru and possibly Moreno will be PUP or IR players.

rmartin65
08-29-2005, 02:41 PM
i have mathis as the 3rd, maybe 4th wr. and people need to stop forgetting armstrong. i see a lot of lists without him

ATX
08-29-2005, 02:46 PM
i have mathis as the 3rd, maybe 4th wr. and people need to stop forgetting armstrong. i see a lot of lists without him


Yeah i'm wondering about armstrong myself. He's been injured and hasn't played in th last 2 games. I'm wonderin if that may have hurt his chances with the team. Johnson, Bradford, Gaffney, and Mathis are locks IMO. I'd throw Swinton in because of Special Teams, so that leaves 1-2 spots for WR. That leaves a battle between Armstrong, Starling, Kasper, and Thomas. Thomas is still eligible for Practice Squad, so he may be put there.

infantrycak
08-29-2005, 03:31 PM
610 am is saying Billy Miller has been cut.

ATX
08-29-2005, 03:43 PM
610 am is saying Billy Miller has been cut.

Well that helps answer some questions.

ccdude730
08-29-2005, 05:25 PM
he wasnt on my roster!!!



....i still think mine is the best :)