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Coach C.
07-15-2006, 12:15 PM
http://www.nfl.com/teams/primer/HOU

Check out NFL.com's preseason primer for us. It raises an interesting question that I thought we should talk about. The Special Teams, which have not been so special. Our big time kick returner is hurt and should be ready by the start of the season barring setbacks in his broken foot, but our punter and kicker are the problem. I know alot of people like Kris Brown hell he is from Texas, but he has never been a truly reliable kicker. Are there better options out there? There are always kickers and rookies that are out there, not sure on how they fit, but are they not worth a try. Fillopovic the guy challenging Stanley has a much bigger boot, but not near the accuracy Stanley has. Stanley is almost money if we are punting on a shortened field.

An option that I found interesting was the way the Patriots scouted the kickers in the AFL. These guys have to be accurate and power may be able to be worked on. So what do you guys think should we start looking for new kickers or are we just fine?

ArlingtonTexan
07-15-2006, 12:27 PM
good breakdown on the kicking situation. Brown and Stanley have gotten passes as being acceptable at thier positions, but with the warts described above. My gut feeling is that we have another year of these two relatively unchallenged, but as the team's expectation increases we will need a more consistent field goal kicker and punter who at least on occassion can change field position with his leg.

Brandon420tx
07-15-2006, 12:31 PM
I think the Texans had more pressing matters this off-season than our kicking game. Hopefully next off-season we will be so comfortable that our kicking game will become our major off-season concern.

Kaiser Toro
07-15-2006, 01:09 PM
Not sure who the genius was that signed Kris Brown through 2009. I have no idea how much bonus we are paying him in 2008 and 2009.

I am kind of getting the feeling that someone tampered with Feren's spreadsheets and hid fiscal years 2008 and 2009 from view and calculations. Must have been Palmer, much like the Clintonian's taking off with the W's.

Brandon420tx
07-15-2006, 01:18 PM
My favorate part of the article was our Roster Additions and the Players Lost columns.:whoohoo::excited: :jumpbanan :texflag:

The Pencil Neck
07-15-2006, 03:05 PM
So what do you guys think should we start looking for new kickers or are we just fine?

Dude.

It doesn't matter. This year, we're going to score a touchdown every time we touch the ball. No need for a punter at all.

And our kicker is only going to be kicking extra points and kick-offs. We need two guys. One guy that's money on the XP and then another guy that always puts it into the endzone.

19-0, baybeeee!!!!!!!

the wonger need food
07-15-2006, 04:42 PM
My favorate part of the article was our Roster Additions and the Players Lost columns.:whoohoo::excited: :jumpbanan :texflag:

My thoughts exactly. This is the first offseason there's been a real effort to upgrade the talent...
Roster Additions
Jameel Cook, FB
Sam Cowart, LB
Mike Flanagan, OL
N.D. Kalu, DE
Eric Moulds, WR
Jeb Putzier, TE
Wali Rainer, LB
Sage Rosenfels, QB
Antowain Smith, RB
Kevin Walter, WR
Anthony Weaver, DE

Players Lost
Tony Banks, QB
Corey Bradford, WR
Jason Bell, CB
Milford Brown, G
Marcus Coleman, S
Jabar Gaffney, WR
Gary Walker, DE

HJam72
07-15-2006, 04:49 PM
Funny, I always thought our kicker was really good, until I saw his stats for last year in comparison to other kickers. Guess he did much worse than I thought. Guess you don't notice these things when your QB is laying on his backside all day and your defense is playing ole.

DocBar
07-15-2006, 05:06 PM
Funny, I always thought our kicker was really good, until I saw his stats for last year in comparison to other kickers. Guess he did much worse than I thought. Guess you don't notice these things when your QB is laying on his backside all day and your defense is playing ole.
He got rid of Capers and gave us Mario. Get off his case some! LOL

Texans Pride
07-16-2006, 02:31 PM
I've never been a big fan of Kris Brown. I was banging my head when he was given a new contract. So, do I feel we need a new kicker? For sure, and I'd like to see that happen this year rather than next.

TexansSeminole
07-16-2006, 05:19 PM
http://nfl.com/teams/primer/HOU

South Texan
07-16-2006, 06:17 PM
:poker:

Considering past management does anyone else wonder if Kris Brown was told to blow some FG's, especially in the Bush Bowl?

Porky
07-16-2006, 06:41 PM
Brown was very inconsistent last year, but that's the least my our worries imo. Hopefully, he rebounds nicely.

NATHANHALE
07-16-2006, 07:56 PM
2nd thread on same quote

Bobo
07-17-2006, 01:31 AM
http://www.nfl.com/teams/primer/HOU I know alot of people like Kris Brown hell he is from Texas, but he has never been a truly reliable kicker.

He was always considered reliable until that kick vs. Tenn.