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Wolf
06-03-2006, 06:13 PM
Positives

Moulds becomes the veteran presence desperately required on the Houston offense. With Andre Johnson on the other side, Moulds stands to see less coverage than he ever had in his 10 years at Buffalo. Moulds may not have the dynamism of a few years ago, but he is still a solid possession receiver and an excellent red zone target. As a receiver he is physical, aggressive and imposing for any secondary. He knows how to attack the ball in the air and pick up extra yardage. For those who are superstitious Moulds has always performed better in even numbered years. Moulds has been reasonably durable in his 10 years in the league, and his work ethic impresses new head coach Gary Kubiak.

Negatives

What, at 33 years of age, does Eric Moulds have in the way of upside? Can he handle becoming a #2 receiver? History is littered with veteran WR free agents who have failed miserably to adapt to new surroundings. His drop in yards per catch is alarming over the last seven years - from 15.3 in 1999 he has consistently dropped in yards per catch every year to a paltry 10.1 in 2005. Not really a threat over the middle despite his imposing size, he additionally has never been a prolific touchdown accumulator either.

Outlook

Eric Moulds will be relieved to have stability at the QB position after his last couple of years in Buffalo. Those expecting Moulds to become a starting fantasy receiver are however going to be disappointed. There is not likely to be enough balls for both Johnson and Moulds to dominate and Johnson is likely to be Carrís first read. Moulds still has plenty to offer at the right value and can be used as a bye week replacement or a starter in larger leagues. Itís doubtful that someone pounces on Moulds as has happened in days gone by, so the value hunters will be looking at this guy closely. He still has plenty to offer and will be a key component in getting Houston from the NFLís cellar.

http://www.footballguys.com/MoulEr00-1.php

Wolf
06-03-2006, 06:16 PM
http://eric-moulds-news.newslib.com/

hmm a website with just eric news

Bobo
06-03-2006, 06:39 PM
http://eric-moulds-news.newslib.com/

hmm a website with just eric news

Wow! A site just for Eric Moulds news! Why does this not surprise me?

Grid
06-03-2006, 06:53 PM
Should it surprise you?

Bobo
06-03-2006, 06:54 PM
Should it surprise you?

No, it doesn't surprise me at all.

Wolf
06-03-2006, 06:59 PM
give ya a news flash..
there is www.davidcarr.com under construction..

I believe DD has a website too..

Texans_Chick
06-03-2006, 07:48 PM
Eric Moulds will be relieved to have stability at the QB position after his last couple of years in Buffalo. Those expecting Moulds to become a starting fantasy receiver are however going to be disappointed. There is not likely to be enough balls for both Johnson and Moulds to dominate and Johnson is likely to be Carrís first read. Moulds still has plenty to offer at the right value and can be used as a bye week replacement or a starter in larger leagues. Itís doubtful that someone pounces on Moulds as has happened in days gone by, so the value hunters will be looking at this guy closely. He still has plenty to offer and will be a key component in getting Houston from the NFLís cellar.

Hmmm, I sat through a coaching session deal yesterday--my report will be on the blog when the Chronicle people post it.

Anyhow, as for reads, as I understand it--under the Denver system, many of the routes require the QB to look for the deep progression first then middle then short, unless the defense requires a dump because of a blitz. Though they are looking to get the ball to Andre, they are not going to be trying to force him to get it. That by making the defense defend all parts of the field--by using the TEs, RB (both running and catching), you are more likely to get the ball to Moulds and Johnson in places where they are likely to have space to do something after the catch.

A lot of who will get the ball is going to be based on how the defense is cheating one way or another--I watched Bronco films showing how a defender was being too aggressive one way or another, and so they called plays specifically to exploit tendencies the coaches saw in the booth.

Personally, I have little concern what his fantasy stats are because that doesn't contribute to winning. What I do like is how he is hanging with the other receivers and helping them out with stuff and oh, btw, he is freaking built.

Grid
06-03-2006, 07:57 PM
No, it doesn't surprise me at all.

What I mean is why should it surprise you? What would be surprising about a website with moulds news? I just dont quite get where you are coming from.

Hulk75
06-03-2006, 08:18 PM
Hmmm, I sat through a coaching session deal yesterday--my report will be on the blog when the Chronicle people post it.

Anyhow, as for reads, as I understand it--under the Denver system, many of the routes require the QB to look for the deep progression first then middle then short, unless the defense requires a dump because of a blitz. Though they are looking to get the ball to Andre, they are not going to be trying to force him to get it. That by making the defense defend all parts of the field--by using the TEs, RB (both running and catching), you are more likely to get the ball to Moulds and Johnson in places where they are likely to have space to do something after the catch.

A lot of who will get the ball is going to be based on how the defense is cheating one way or another--I watched Bronco films showing how a defender was being too aggressive one way or another, and so they called plays specifically to exploit tendencies the coaches saw in the booth.

Personally, I have little concern what his fantasy stats are because that doesn't contribute to winning. What I do like is how he is hanging with the other receivers and helping them out with stuff and oh, btw, he is freaking built.
Yea I got the chance to meet him yesterday, he was walking out of the BP at Minute Maide, he looks like a MLB, if I did not see his face I would have guest LB.

BradK10
06-03-2006, 08:30 PM
many of the routes require the QB to look for the deep progression first then middle then short, unless the defense requires a dump because of a blitz.

aren't all pass plays built like this?

run-david-run
06-03-2006, 08:50 PM
Often times the number one receiver, such as AJ or TO or such, is the first read, then they move on depending on the play.

jparrish
06-03-2006, 10:52 PM
Yeah, the star receiver is usually the first read, but it also depends on the situation.

BradK10
06-03-2006, 11:17 PM
Seems strange, not every play is going to be ran to the #1's side, so you're saying that if AJ is lined up left, and the play is a roll right, that DC's first read would be backside, and not the deepest player on the rollout side? That's how every offense I ever QB'ed worked.

ledzeppelin229
06-03-2006, 11:40 PM
What I mean is why should it surprise you? What would be surprising about a website with moulds news? I just dont quite get where you are coming from.

Because everything Kubiak does is automatically negative and all his players have no character. Dom on the other hand looked for class and that means all his players have class too.

In other words, another post by Bobo and the world keeps on turning.

sprtsfanatic
06-03-2006, 11:45 PM
I think he'll bring less double teams and cheating over to Dre's side leaving both our #1 and #2 receivers a little more open for plenty of opportunities for big plays downfield.

Dime
06-04-2006, 12:19 AM
Because everything Kubiak does is automatically negative and all his players have no character. Dom on the other hand looked for class and that means all his players have class too.

In other words, another post by Bobo and the world keeps on turning.


Bah.. I wasted a perfectly good 1000th post on the dude.