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Bubbajwp
03-25-2006, 03:20 PM
I have noticed that everybody thinks Peek will be a DE. But Im not sure if he is big enough although he could add weight but that might make him loose his quickness. So my question is does anybody actually know his exact height and weight?
Espn has him listed at 6'3 238
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6403

NFL has him listed at 6'3 238
http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/396057

Texans website has him listed at 6'3 250
http://www.houstontexans.com/team/roster_detail.php?PRKey=54

If he realy is 250 then I could see him playing DE. But if he weighs 238 im not so sure he can be more than a situational pass rusher.

texan279
03-25-2006, 03:21 PM
I think Babin is more suited to play the DE than Peek but that's just me...

aj.
03-25-2006, 03:38 PM
Peek will destroy Babin in head to head competition for RDE. 10+ sacks and a highly sought-after UFA next year unless he's extended.

tulexan
03-25-2006, 03:54 PM
Peek's game seems to be suited as a pass rushing DE

Dunta_23
03-25-2006, 03:57 PM
Peek will destroy Babin in head to head competition for RDE. 10+ sacks and a highly sought-after UFA next year unless he's extended.


I will be jumping and screaming like a little girl if this happens

nunusguy
03-25-2006, 04:39 PM
Peek will destroy Babin in head to head competition for RDE. 10+ sacks and a highly sought-after UFA next year unless he's extended.
Well that's what a lot of people were predicting for him last year when he got
his first opportunity to be a full time starter. But that was the 3-4 and he'll
be in the 4-3 this year, so I dunno.....perhaps he'll hit double digits.
I do know if him, or Babin, or somebody has that kind of sack total next year, it will probably mean that our D has had a much better season compared to
previous years.

dat_boy_yec
03-25-2006, 05:13 PM
I heard on the radio a few weeks ago when he did an interview that he weighed in at 262 with 18% body fat. I don't know what kind of indication the body fat has, but 262 sounds like a good playing weight for a pass-rushing DE.

wolf123
03-25-2006, 05:18 PM
18% body fat is kind of high for a professional athlete, especially a LB. This also means that he will mostly likely work off 6-7% through workouts this offseason quickly. I would think that he would way about 247 by preseason gae=me 1

wolf123
03-25-2006, 05:22 PM
Also, it should probably be pointed out that Peek has not been playing in a 3-point stance in awhile. All his sacks over the past years have been from an upright LB positioning, meaning his is not on the ground and initiating first contact with the OL. Babin, on the other hand, has played in a 3-point stance more recently, and even moved up to the line last season on certain defensive sets to occupy blockers. I feel that he may have an edge over Peek, even though Peek's sack numbers have been a little higher. Why do you think that our LB coach was originally looking at keeping Peek at OLB? Just my opinion

aj.
03-25-2006, 05:33 PM
Robert Mathis is 238 or something like that. Jason Taylor and John Abraham play at or around 255 - like Peek will.

tiger06
03-25-2006, 07:40 PM
Peek's greatest asset is rushing the passer, so I think he'll thrive as a DE.

mexican_texan
03-25-2006, 08:00 PM
18% body fat is kind of high for a professional athlete, especially a LB. This also means that he will mostly likely work off 6-7% through workouts this offseason quickly. I would think that he would way about 247 by preseason gae=me 1
That will help out his speed very much. If he loses weight by running instead of just dieting as many do, he can really build and define his leg muscles. It happened to me. Right now, I'm 5"9 240 and I ran a couple of steps faster than my friend, who is a sprinter on the track team because I lost weight by running instead of dieting.

YoungTexanFan
03-25-2006, 10:54 PM
18% body fat is quite a lot. That is more than a lot of Linemen. 18% body fat is pushing tubby.

TEXANS84
03-25-2006, 11:58 PM
If you watch some of the Texans clips on the main page about the up-coming season, some of the players mention that Peek will do well a the RDE spot...almost of an indication that it's his to lose.

Runner
03-26-2006, 12:21 AM
That is more than a lot of Linemen.

I don't think that is true.

Texans86
03-26-2006, 12:42 AM
Just talking about his weight, I beleive i read an article about Peek in the beginning of last season about how he tries to gain a little bit of weight at the beginning of each season so he doesn't get pushed around at his LB spot, but he ends up losing it by the middle to end of the season. So he starts off at a good LB weight, but works it off. I want to say he did it last season so he could make the transition from specialist LB to full time LB.

YoungTexanFan
03-26-2006, 07:50 AM
I don't think that is true.

I think it is. 15% body fat = a better than average gut, with little definition in the arms, and some small man-boobs. You can still be athletic, but your going to be hindered even at that.

18% is a lot, especially since his game is the speed rush.

HJam72
03-26-2006, 07:56 AM
I think it is. 15% body fat = a better than average gut, with little definition in the arms, and some small man-boobs. You can still be athletic, but your going to be hindered even at that.

18% is a lot, especially since his game is the speed rush.

I know somebody specifically who had exactly 18% body fat a few years ago. He was not in that bad of shape at all. He was barrell chested, with no man-boobs (at least not to speak of), and tough (although not built or certainly not cut). His arms were naturally beefy with no noticeable fat, although not defined. Granted, this guy was one of those barrell chested, somewhat short guys who are naturally stronger than most people that are a foot taller than them and he was I think 22 at the time. Maybe he was kind of an anomaly. Mine was 11% and I was built (some) and very, very cut. (Wish I still was. Need to fix that problem.)

bigTEXan8
03-26-2006, 09:52 AM
I just think it's going to be funny if both Peek and Babin flourish playing the DE instead of LB. Peek has that motor where he just won't quit, but It still seems like Babin is going to be the better fit at DE.

bdiddy
03-26-2006, 10:06 AM
I think it is. 15% body fat = a better than average gut, with little definition in the arms, and some small man-boobs. You can still be athletic, but your going to be hindered even at that.

18% is a lot, especially since his game is the speed rush.

18% body fat is within the normal recommended range. You are not fat at all in this range. Normal for men 25-35 is 15-24%. Most lineman are in the 30-40% range.

Kaiser Toro
03-26-2006, 10:09 AM
18% body fat is within the normal recommended range. You are not fat at all in this range. Normal for men 25-35 is 15-24%. Most lineman are in the 30-40% range.

Can you elaborate on this? Are you saying that we should be comparing an NFL player to a normal man's body fat rather than his cohorts?

bdiddy
03-26-2006, 10:39 AM
Can you elaborate on this? Are you saying that we should be comparing an NFL player to a normal man's body fat rather than his cohorts?

I am saying Peek is not fat. He probably has a higher body fat percentage than you average NFL linebacker and about normal for a D-lineman. I would like to see him get in the 12-15% range to be ideal for a DE. He needs some fat to take the pounding of the NFL, that is why he went up to 18%.

I was just responding to some early comments that made it sound like 18% body fat is really high. It is normal, he is not fat, but could stand to take a little fat off.

Runner
03-26-2006, 11:51 AM
I think it is. 15% body fat = a better than average gut, with little definition in the arms, and some small man-boobs. You can still be athletic, but your going to be hindered even at that.

18% is a lot, especially since his game is the speed rush.

My point was 18% isn't higher than most lineman.

HOWEVER, I've been commenting from memory and I've realized I may have gotten % body fat and body mass index (BMI) confused. I may "weigh" back in on this if I decide to do a little research.

Cincinnatikid
03-27-2006, 01:58 PM
I am pretty sure that if you walk up and look at the man, he is in no way fat, have a gut, man boobs or anything else. He will be in perfectly good playing shape

jerek
03-27-2006, 02:01 PM
Peek will destroy Babin in head to head competition for RDE. 10+ sacks and a highly sought-after UFA next year unless he's extended.

Agreed.

TexansFanatic
03-27-2006, 02:11 PM
Well that's what a lot of people were predicting for him last year when he got
his first opportunity to be a full time starter. But that was the 3-4 and he'll
be in the 4-3 this year, so I dunno.....perhaps he'll hit double digits.
I do know if him, or Babin, or somebody has that kind of sack total next year, it will probably mean that our D has had a much better season compared to
previous years.

Peek's non-productivity his first few years in the NFL were a direct result of poor coaching. He will be properly utilized under Kubiak as a full-time pass rusher....