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Stampede
10-14-2006, 10:01 AM
Kubiak on Eric Winston:

"He'll definitely be active," Kubiak said. "He's a swing tackle going into the game, and we made that decision during the bye that, I know it's a lot for him to handle, but for the future of the team, we've got to find out where he's at and how far he can come. But he is a swing tackle as we move on."

Kubiak friday quotes at www.houstontexans.com

Texans_Chick
10-14-2006, 10:31 AM
Kubiak on Eric Winston:

"He'll definitely be active," Kubiak said. "He's a swing tackle going into the game, and we made that decision during the bye that, I know it's a lot for him to handle, but for the future of the team, we've got to find out where he's at and how far he can come. But he is a swing tackle as we move on."

Kubiak friday quotes at www.houstontexans.com

Oooh. An experiment. I guess that is the only way you really know what you got.

I put him at more likely than not to get in the game. I can't see Salaam, especially coming off a minor groin injury, making it through an entire game against the Cowboys.

Watching him in the preseason, he seemed to completely be better than the second teamers on both sides. Bigger and played stronger. First team is different.

He prefers playing left tackle, but got most of his off-season work at right.

I feel more comfortable with him in the game than Bedell, but that is some faint praising going on.

nunusguy
10-14-2006, 10:31 AM
" but we’re not going to find out where he’s at or how far he can come if we don’t just basically throw him in the fire."
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I dunno, but somehow I wish Kubiak was making this observation during the
preseason for an exhibition game, instead of during the regular season at Irving against the Cowboys high-powered D.
Buckle up there David, the experimentation of the Texans OL continues at your expense more than anybodys. Dang I got a bad feeling about this, kinda
like going into the Indy Dome with Seth Wand or Victor Riley.
I can't blame Kubiak though, because unlike Capers & Co. he drafted not one but 2 tackles this year so he's actively trying to get our Oline fixed. Just a rotten break about Spencer.

Runner
10-14-2006, 10:46 AM
I feel more comfortable with him in the game than Bedell, but that is some faint praising going on.

You got that right.

I expect Winston to play too. Good luck to the rookie tackle.

infantrycak
10-14-2006, 10:55 AM
Dang I got a bad feeling about this, kinda like going into the Indy Dome with Seth Wand or Victor Riley.

Interesting--you know how many sacks Freeney had the 1st time he was across from Wand as a starter? ZERO. Wand had a lot to work on but he doesn't deserve to be in the same sentence as Riley as a LT.

Kaiser Toro
10-14-2006, 11:01 AM
Seeing how Carr is now the #1 rated QB, has had plenty of experience behind a bad line, has a better WR and TE group and is a warrior. He should have no problem adjusting appropriately in year 5 to having a rookie play LT at times. Great players or at least veterans make others better around them by making plays that sweep other's mistakes under the rug. Hopefully this is the game where Carr shows everyone he has taken that next step. We need our perceived best player to have a player of the week type performance.

aj.
10-14-2006, 11:09 AM
__it happens. People get hurt and others have to step up. That's the NFL.

Losing Spencer was a major blow and I hope he fully recovers for next season so he and Winston can assume the role of bookend tackles for the Texans - hopefully for many years to come.

Marcus
10-14-2006, 11:50 AM
Speaking of Spencer, I was hearing stuff that the leg break was a very bad one . . where even with the surgery, it's still iffy about a full recovery. Anyone know anything more about it?

Kaiser Toro
10-14-2006, 11:54 AM
Speaking of Spencer, I was hearing stuff that the leg break was a very bad one . . where even with the surgery, it's still iffy about a full recovery. Anyone know anything more about it?

I hope that is bad information. That would be awful for the young man.

nunusguy
10-14-2006, 12:07 PM
Speaking of Spencer, I was hearing stuff that the leg break was a very bad one . . where even with the surgery, it's still iffy about a full recovery. Anyone know anything more about it?

This is what we heard very shortly after the Indy game from Kubiak, that it was a very bad injury and it would be a couple months before they had an
idea about his prospects for recover. Initially some thought the fracture was
actually a silver lining because it was thought to be a less severe type injury
that maybe a blown knee involving cartlidge, ligaments. But apparently this was a compound fracture that was very severe, very extreme.
The fact that there is so much uncertainty and no update, really no news of any kind a full month after the injury is very troubling IMO.

Runner
10-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Speaking of Spencer, I was hearing stuff that the leg break was a very bad one . . where even with the surgery, it's still iffy about a full recovery. Anyone know anything more about it?

I posted this a couple of weeks ago. I haven't heard anything else.

As I understand the injury, the tibia was broken near the top of the bone. When that happens it can cause soft tissue damage. So after his bone is healed he'll probably have to go in for more surgery on ligaments or whatever. That is why this injury might be career threatening. I'm certainly no doctor and am just passing along what I've heard.

aj.
10-14-2006, 12:19 PM
This is what we heard very shortly after the Indy game from Kubiak, that it was a very bad injury and it would be a couple months before they had an idea about his prospects for recover. .

I think that's still the last 'official' word we've heard.

Stampede
10-14-2006, 12:25 PM
How do you guys feel about Winston getting his chance should the need arise?

thunderkyss
10-14-2006, 01:24 PM
How do you guys feel about Winston getting his chance should the need arise?

I felt better before reading Kubiak's comment.

"Erics been coming along great, and he's going to see some time in this game due to a normal rotation"

would have been much better than,

"He's our swing tackle, if he get's an opportunity to play, we'll be able to see what we got, because right now, it doesn't look good for the kid"


That's the way I see it anyway.

South Texan
10-14-2006, 01:25 PM
With the uncertainty of Spencer's injury I am really hoping Winston will get a lot of play opportunities in the next several games. IMO we need to see what we have in Winston, ie. is he a player of our future. Some folks need to get into the "real thing" to shine, let's hope Winston is one of them!

Runner
10-14-2006, 02:00 PM
The info I got on Spencer's injury came from one of his friends/coworkers. All he said for sure was that Spencer had a high break. It wasn't clear at the time I talked to him whether or not Spencer also suffered the soft tissue damage common to that type of break.

bigTEXan8
10-14-2006, 02:28 PM
who knows...maybe winston will suprise us and become the next "big thing" at lt.

aj.
10-14-2006, 02:28 PM
Kubiak talked about the seriousness (and location) of Spencer's leg fracture the day after the Indy game. Speculating on whether it's career threatening is probably not a good thing at this point. No offense to anyone but anything other than a statement from Spencer's doc, Kevin Bastin, or Kubiak is second hand info at best.

Wong's knee injury was supposed to be career threatening and he's going to end up being our starting Sam a little more than a year later...

TK_Gamer
10-14-2006, 03:00 PM
Kubiak talked about the seriousness (and location) of Spencer's leg fracture the day after the Indy game. Speculating on whether it's career threatening is probably not a good thing at this point. No offense to anyone but anything other than a statement from Spencer's doc, Kevin Bastin, or Kubiak is second hand info at best.

Wong's knee injury was supposed to be career threatening and he's going to end up being our starting Sam a little more than a year later...

yeah and DD's injury was cleared by the docs, and he's on the IR, ya just never know. I wish all our guys a speedy recovery though

nunusguy
10-14-2006, 03:18 PM
How do you guys feel about Winston getting his chance should the need arise?
Nervous !
Winston was clearly an overrated player coming out of Miami, just as Spencer
was an underrated player coming out of Pitt.
Maybe he can find himself, because there's little doubt we will need him on the field and probably sooner rather than later, with the recovering Salaam (groin injuries only heal with extended rest) at LT, and the injury-prone Weigert at RT.

awtysst
10-14-2006, 06:45 PM
Nervous !
Winston was clearly an overrated player coming out of Miami, just as Spencer
was an underrated player coming out of Pitt.
Maybe he can find himself, because there's little doubt we will need him on the field and probably sooner rather than later, with the recovering Salaam (groin injuries only heal with extended rest) at LT, and the injury-prone Weigert at RT.

I do not think Winston was overrated coming out of Miami. I think that he was still recovering from his knee injury and we were lucky he fell to us. I think its good that Winston gets to play some LT and RT. There are always injuries in football and its important to be able to have people step up at any time. LT is a tougher position to play so I would be thrilled to have several players who could play there. We know Pitts can play there already. If we can get Winston there and when Spencer comes back, we could have three players who could letgimtlay play the position. Not 3 people who get killed but three who play it well enough.

the wonger need food
10-14-2006, 07:50 PM
I can see Weigert and McKinney gone after this season with Winston and Weary taking over their positions. Not sure about the Center position but am guessing that Hodgdon isn't ready. We could have one of the best offensive lines in the league in 3 years if those 3rd round picks pan out.

Crazyhorse
10-14-2006, 08:11 PM
I've been waiting for this kid to get his chance. Good luck to him!!!! I hope he shines for us!!!!

GP
10-14-2006, 11:58 PM
Seeing how Carr is now the #1 rated QB, has had plenty of experience behind a bad line, has a better WR and TE group and is a warrior. He should have no problem adjusting appropriately in year 5 to having a rookie play LT at times. Great players or at least veterans make others better around them by making plays that sweep other's mistakes under the rug. Hopefully this is the game where Carr shows everyone he has taken that next step. We need our perceived best player to have a player of the week type performance.

"We're undefeated against the Cowboys." :spy:

"Out of the last one time, we've beaten the Cowboys each time we've played them."

"Hey, we're batting 1.000 aginst the Cowboys. I think history shows we clearly own them. I mean, how many times have the Cowboys beaten us since the series started?"

All quotes you might hear in our locker room pep talk if Capers was still coach here.