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Runner
07-28-2006, 12:42 PM
I just heard on the local TV news that Spencer and Moulds left the field due to heat exhaustion.

Remember - this is a news report so take it FWIW. No need to panic yet - I'm sure they can recover.

El Tejano
07-28-2006, 12:45 PM
Heart or Heat. No kidding it is hot. My church youth softball team won a tournament last week in 102 degree heat.

Runner
07-28-2006, 12:47 PM
Heart or Heat. No kidding it is hot. My church youth softball team won a tournament last week in 102 degree heat.

Oops. Thanks - I corrected it. I'll leave a little tip for you in your jar.

I ran 8 1/2 miles this morning at 5:00 and was soaked in sweat after the first couple, and that was with no sun.

jerek
07-28-2006, 12:56 PM
Oops. Thanks - I corrected it. I'll leave a little tip for you in your jar.

I ran 8 1/2 miles this morning at 5:00 and was soaked in sweat after the first couple, and that was with no sun.

8 1/2 miles? :eek: I would die, if not from exhaustion then boredom. Car not working? :)

Am I the only one who thinks this summer has actually been fairly pleasant? I remember last year being a scorcher, and so far, it's just seemed cooler out to me. Don't know if I am just sort of used to it now or what.

aj.
07-28-2006, 12:59 PM
I just heard on the local TV news that Spencer and Moulds left the field due to heat exhaustion.

Remember - this is a news report so take it FWIW. No need to panic yet - I'm sure they can recover.

Moulds left really early. I saw Spencer for about half the practice but didn't notice him leave. They weren't the only players showing signs of heat "frustration."

nunusguy
07-28-2006, 01:03 PM
I just heard on the local TV news that Spencer and Moulds left the field due to heat exhaustion.
Remember - this is a news report so take it FWIW. No need to panic yet - I'm sure they can recover.
That's scary, especially for Spencer since he's one of the larger (maybe the largest ?) players on the roster. Remember Korey Stringer ?
And Spencer played ball at Pitt and is from NY state. I doubt that he's ever been exposed to this kinda heat we have here in Houston.

Runner
07-28-2006, 01:03 PM
Moulds left really early. I saw Spencer for about half the practice but didn't notice him leave. They weren't the only players showing signs of heat "frustration."

Good thing Moulds won't have to participate in afternoon practices every day. I would like to see him through the mornings though.

Oh well. Practice session one is in the books.

Runner
07-28-2006, 01:05 PM
That's scary, especially for Spencer since he's one of the larger (maybe the largest ?) players on the roster. Remember Korey Stringer ?
And Spencer played ball at Pitt and is from NY state. I doubt that he's ever been exposed to this kinda heat we have here in Houston.

Those were my "instant thoughts", but it is just day one. Everything will be fine.

aj.
07-28-2006, 01:12 PM
Maybe it was just me but it seemed hotter out there at 9:30 a.m. than it does at 7:30 p.m. RH is typically a lot higher in the morning anyway, and with all the rain recently it was thick. It was pretty brutal for a while then a little breeze kicked up from the south that helped a bit. That and the defense wearing deep steel blue. There were a lot of helmets coming off and players running water over their heads and into their helmets. ...while Kubiak was wearing his patented long sleeve sweatshirt.

infantrycak
07-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Moulds left really early. I saw Spencer for about half the practice but didn't notice him leave. They weren't the only players showing signs of heat "frustration."

I didn't see Moulds leave but Spencer walked off slowly to the bubble with a trainer in tow about two-thirds thru practice. Frankly I am glad to hear it was heat rather than a turned ankle or something.

Buchanon had to have a two taped mid practice--hopefully preventative.

Maybe it was just me but it seemed hotter out there at 9:30 a.m. than it does at 7:30 p.m.

Have to agree--maybe because it was getting hotter instead of cooling off. Thank goodness for the breeze right at the end.

chuckm
07-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Are they in pads in both sessions? or will it be split?

El Tejano
07-28-2006, 01:13 PM
Has anyone talked to coach yet? Any updates on how anyone did today?

titan hater
07-28-2006, 01:15 PM
Who looks good during the first workout? Are they in pads? Any Mario news?

aj.
07-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Are they in pads in both sessions? or will it be split?

It was shells this morning. Not sure about session two.

nunusguy
07-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Maybe it was just me but it seemed hotter out there at 9:30 a.m. than it does at 7:30 p.m.
It's the angle of the sun, and remember its really 10:30 when you back out
daylignt ST. That's virtually mid day as far as sun angle goes, and those are the most penetrating sun rays. 7:30 PM makes for a relatively beneign sun in the summertime compared to mid day.

Runner
07-28-2006, 01:19 PM
8 1/2 miles? :eek: I would die, if not from exhaustion then boredom. Car not working? :)



Actually I was going to run 11 miles, but my route takes me close to my house after 8.5 and I have to run away from home and back to get in the 11. It was so humid I didn't have the mental fortitude to continue - and I didn't want to overdo it and have my own heat problems either. I was completely soaked, like I had jumped in a pool before starting my run. At the end my feet were squishing with every step I took since my shoes were filled with tepid pools of my own sweat.

There were a lot of helmets coming off and players running water over their heads and into their helmets. ...while Kubiak was wearing his patented long sleeve sweatshirt.

He's the man.

El Tejano
07-28-2006, 01:23 PM
8 1/2 miles? :eek: I would die, if not from exhaustion then boredom. Car not working? :)

Am I the only one who thinks this summer has actually been fairly pleasant? I remember last year being a scorcher, and so far, it's just seemed cooler out to me. Don't know if I am just sort of used to it now or what.
Well, it is just that it is getting hotter faster this year. Normally this heat isn't until mid Aug.

aj.
07-28-2006, 01:23 PM
It's the angle of the sun....Not sure why I typed 7:30, I meant 3:30. Dom had some practices over the past years in the mid-afternoons and that's what I was comparing it to.

I do know why I typed 7:30 ... I was just talking to someone else about evening practices. The only thing bad about 7:30 practices - for the fans - is staring into the setting sun.

SheTexan
07-28-2006, 01:29 PM
For some reason the heat didn't seem as bad to me as the evening practices. Maybe it was because the sun was at our backs and we did have a little breeze. Kubiak is the MAN!!!! Didn't look like the heat even fazed him at all, even with that sweat shirt on.

Aj!! Missed seeing ya!

aj.
07-28-2006, 01:38 PM
Aj!! Missed seeing ya!

I had my top secret clearance working today. Tomorrow and Sunday I'll be back in the stands.

wrestler4life
07-28-2006, 02:01 PM
I was in Fresno for a funeral Saturday, and it was 122 and humid!

El Tejano
07-28-2006, 02:08 PM
Oh don't worry. I already asked those questions too.

HomeBred_Texan
07-28-2006, 02:46 PM
What is the reasoning for practicing outside in this heat instead of practicing in that domed practice facility they have? I don't get it... :francis:

Coach C.
07-28-2006, 02:59 PM
Gotta play outside man, plus easier to get used to the heat and in shape if you are in it. BTW AJ where were you sitting or stationed man so I know if I saw you or not.

Runner
07-28-2006, 03:06 PM
What is the reasoning for practicing outside in this heat instead of practicing in that domed practice facility they have? I don't get it... :francis:

It gives us an overwhelming advantage when a northern team - say Pittsburgh - comes down to play us early in the year. We can leave the roof open and dominate them through better conditioning.

NoBullTexan
07-28-2006, 03:22 PM
For spencer, with his weight, and never having been exposed to this Gulf coast summer weather, I can kinda cut him some slack, meaning he was probably in pretty good shape for Pennsylvania summers. Now he will really start to get down to the 230, or so, that Kubiak wants. He will be fine, IMO.
Moulds is just showing his age a little. Being from Mississippi though, he should be more used to this weather we have. I'm sure both players will fill up on fluids for the next practice. :shades:

the wonger need food
07-28-2006, 03:26 PM
Now he will really start to get down to the 230, or so, that Kubiak wants.

Now that would be one serious weight loss program considering he's about 350 now...

Blu
07-28-2006, 03:27 PM
So what's the deal with Kubiak then..is he trying to show the players how tough he is by wearing that pullover in July?
http://texansbullpen.com/06photogallery/Preseason/2006-07-28-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0112.JPG

Coach C.
07-28-2006, 03:30 PM
That is just what coaches do. He takes it off when he runs after practice. Man likes to stay in shape anything wrong with that.

Runner
07-28-2006, 03:31 PM
Hey Mods,

Call me obsessive, but that space I omitted between the comma and the "and" in the title of this thread is killing me.
:bomb:

Stampede
07-28-2006, 03:50 PM
Wahahahahaha...Heat, misery, earn those mega bucks, see how the rest of us live...

aj.
07-28-2006, 06:04 PM
BTW AJ where were you sitting or stationed man so I know if I saw you or not.

I was on the track between the fields. Spent a lot of the first half watching the DLs in the back corner and the OL/DL hangman drills on the middle field. The rest of the time I was standing next to the metal fence next to the JLG camera tower on about the 35 of the main practice field. White guy late 40's wearing a white Texans polo with blue jean shorts. That would be my standard uniform these days.

I'll be in the stands tomorrow and Sunday, hopefully standing on the top row near mid-field.

Brandon420tx
07-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Can we expect a voice of the fan any day now?

Vinny
07-28-2006, 07:06 PM
Can we expect a voice of the fan any day now?We are about to unfold another feature that ties in to the main page and will link directly to it's own forum we will host here in place of the draft forums. Players and coaches will be involved, so you guys will get a bit more interaction this season when it comes to houstontexans.com. Consider that some inside scoop...I'll let them annouce it officially on the main page.

Brandon420tx
07-28-2006, 07:08 PM
Oh god, I hope no trolls in disguise go in there and upset our guys

We need extra security!:hunter:

Double Barrel
07-28-2006, 07:38 PM
It gives us an overwhelming advantage when a northern team - say Pittsburgh - comes down to play us early in the year. We can leave the roof open and dominate them through better conditioing.

I've asked this question about that game but have never seen an answer: Why don't the Texans have cooled benches like Pittsburgh brought with them?

Our dudes ended up sitting in the sun on aluminum benches!

Vinny
07-28-2006, 07:40 PM
I've asked this question about that game but have never seen an answer: Why don't the Texans have cooled benches like Pittsburgh brought with them?

Our dudes ended up sitting in the sun on aluminum benches!Dom didn't script that a year in advance and had no place in his schedule to deviate and bring them in. They were worked in for the 2008 campain though....but alas, those plans are trashed now.

Kaiser Toro
07-28-2006, 07:42 PM
We are about to unfold another feature that ties in to the main page and will link directly to it's own forum we will host here in place of the draft forums. Players and coaches will be involved, so you guys will get a bit more interaction this season when it comes to houstontexans.com. Consider that some inside scoop...I'll let them annouce it officially on the main page.

Very nice Vinny. Thanks for the scoop.

Insideop
07-28-2006, 09:31 PM
It gives us an overwhelming advantage when a northern team - say Pittsburgh - comes down to play us early in the year. We can leave the roof open and dominate them through better conditioning.


:hmmm: That sounds like a good idea! lol:

Double Barrel
07-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Dom didn't script that a year in advance and had no place in his schedule to deviate and bring them in. They were worked in for the 2008 campain though....but alas, those plans are trashed now.

As long as you execute the plays, weather makes no difference. :hmmm: hmmm...a "Caperism"

Str8tupg42k1
07-28-2006, 10:29 PM
hey ya'll remember those uni's that had somekind of hoses inside the pads to cool them down. what happened to those?

Texans Pride
07-28-2006, 10:36 PM
I saw a special that showed a pill that the player swallows....That pill then sends internal body temperature alerts to the trainers. Thus allowing the trainers to monitor all of the players temps and can take care of them before a problem occurs.

chuckm
07-28-2006, 10:43 PM
I saw a special that showed a pill that the player swallows....That pill then sends internal body temperature alerts to the trainers. Thus allowing the trainers to monitor all of the players temps and can take care of them before a problem occurs.


wow time flies ..... when I was young and playing football we took salt tablets ......

Brandon420tx
07-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Sprained ankle? Take a salt tablet.
Helmet not working, take the Wall Test.
"Whats the Wall Test?"
Put on your helment and run head first into the wall, if you can see afterwards, your helmets fine.
*After wall test*
Cuncussion? Take a salt tablet.

Double Barrel
07-28-2006, 11:00 PM
I saw a special that showed a pill that the player swallows....That pill then sends internal body temperature alerts to the trainers. Thus allowing the trainers to monitor all of the players temps and can take care of them before a problem occurs.

That's cool! Can you imagine the gear players will be wearing in 20 years?

aj.
07-28-2006, 11:30 PM
Can we expect a voice of the fan any day now?

It should be up late tonight or tomorrow.

The new feature will include VOF, a player and cheerleader from what I understand - with a Aug 10 roll out. I don't think that's top secret or anything.

DocBar
07-28-2006, 11:43 PM
I hate you guys. I FINALLY make it back from France and now I'm stuck in Pascagoula, Ms. using dial up. One of these days, I'm gonna make it to a Texans practice!!!!! Thanks for all the info you guys put on here. It really helps a road dog, like myself, keep up with my team. Beats the **** out of the crap McLame put on his blog. I want to know about the team NOT reporters and players turned reporters. Y'all rock.

aj.
07-29-2006, 07:28 AM
Can we expect a voice of the fan any day now?


This one went up last night.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2681&section=N%20Latest%20News

Kaiser Toro
07-29-2006, 08:18 AM
This one went up last night.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2681&section=N%20Latest%20News

I just gave your column it's own thread, deservedly so.

CloakNNNdagger
07-29-2006, 08:34 AM
This one went up last night.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2681&section=N%20Latest%20News


Good read, aj.

One comment.........I really like Rhodes' potential. "Rookie jitters" is probably a good bet explaining his early embarrassing fumble. It should be noted that in his 4 year college career, he had ZERO fumbles.............but again, this is the NFL.

aj.
07-29-2006, 01:32 PM
He put another one on the ground today.

Coach C.
07-29-2006, 01:48 PM
AJ rhodes is ok, but I dont see him makin the final cut. it seems like the strength of the players and the way he holds the ball are a little to much for him. He may have to go to a side cradle or high cradle in order to protect the ball better. He was doing some punt return work, so he may latch on there, but D. Lewis who is entrenched himself as a productive offensive guy will likely take be our backup there. BTW were you in the stands today cause I looked for you on the sidelines and did not see you.

aj.
07-29-2006, 02:09 PM
Taylor is definitely ahead of Rhodes IMO and with DD, Morency, Lundy and Antowain in the mix, practice squad might be Taylor's best bet. I like what I've seen from Lundy and Taylor so far.

I was in the top row of the stands and later walked out on the track between field 2 and 3 with the rest of the herd -- didn't have my yellow wristband today. I'm going to try and get on the sidelines again tomorrow a.m. If not, I have a ticket for the fan side. I'll definitely be looking for you if I get inside.

Lewis has nice hands but with that Todd Pinkston body type I wonder about durability. He's thin as a rail.

I guess (all he does is catch the ball) Derrick Armstrong is going to be the forgotten man again... but maybe not ... if they keep 5, I guess it's AJ, Moulds, Walter, Armstrong, Mathis (and while Mathis recoups maybe Lewis). Denver started the regular season last year with only 4 WR. As we see every year, a lot will depend on special teams.