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MojoMan
04-29-2004, 09:33 PM
The Texans have signed Kendrick Starling - a very interesting wide receiver from San Jose State. He sounds like he has exceptional talent, but may also have some attitude issues.

Link - draftdaddy.com (http://draftdaddy.com/prospects/UDFA.cfm#HOU)

Profile - www.nflfans.com (http://www.nflfans.com/draft/2004/showplayer.php?key=Kendrick%20Starling), sportsillustrated.cnn.com (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/33289.html)

rittenhouserobz
04-30-2004, 01:45 AM
It sounds like a wait and see type. I wonder if they ask him to play in NFLE for a year? They sure do have alot of WR's right now.

Blake
04-30-2004, 09:19 AM
I think he was a steal. He will be this years, McCariens. He has a good tall frame. He could be a real gem in my book.

V Man
04-30-2004, 09:47 AM
The Texans have signed Kendrick Starling - a very interesting wide receiver from San Jose State. He sounds like he has exceptional talent, but may also have some attitude issues.



If the attitude issues were real problem, I don't think the Texans would have signed him. DC and CC like the high character players.

keyfro
04-30-2004, 02:20 PM
this kid can play...surprised he was drafted...could be a steal...like how casserly and company are trying hard to find these diamonds in the rough :banana: can't get enough of this dancing banana

SBTexans08
04-30-2004, 02:23 PM
:banana: can't get enough of this dancing banana


I liked that...that was funny, LOL! :p It is cool looking!

BigTex
04-30-2004, 02:23 PM
Kendrick Starling's draft stock was rising b4 the draft but 4 somereason no team took a chance on him. Now I cannot get my hopes up on the kid being the next Randy Moss LMFAO, but he does have the potential to be a great WR in the NFL. I saw him play ONE game on T.V. I saw 2 maybe 3 catches out of him, the 4th throw was a routine pass that he just DROPPED. Now if he plans on being a texan he has alot of work to do, we all know if you drop routine passes around here you might not be a texan 4 long. :banana: Just to give Keyfro some intertainment LoL

keyfro
04-30-2004, 02:31 PM
hey what can i say it's funny to me...but sterling could very well be a great find for us...kid has the talent to have been a first day reciever...probably in any other draft he would have been...he had a injury plagued season last year and his attitude issues i believe are towards rehab...well he's gonna have to get over that cause capers won't stand for a guy like that...but he might have given casserly something to believe that he's changed for the better...so best of hopes for the kid...let's see what he can do...and yes here he is again :banana:

Chance_C
04-30-2004, 02:36 PM
Ya'll (I can't make myself type you all, sorry) are gonna have to quit putting the banana up there, everytime I see him, I have to get up and do the "Banana" :D

I have read about his attitude, but I have not seen any examples of his attitude. Just what kind of bad attitude does he have?

SESupergenius
04-30-2004, 02:50 PM
we should have more smilies on this board. http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/cwm/3dlil/mad.gif

http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/contrib/ruinkai/FIREdevil.gif

SESupergenius
04-30-2004, 02:54 PM
ok ok, this is be coolest one so far http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/angry/tdo3.gif

SBTexans08
04-30-2004, 03:09 PM
ok ok, this is be coolest one so far http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/otn/angry/tdo3.gif

LOL...where'd you find that one??

SESupergenius
04-30-2004, 04:23 PM
mysmilies or something like that

Andre_Johnson88
04-30-2004, 04:58 PM
When I saw that we signed another receiver I got really pumped because I always love to watch those new receivers in action!However,after I looked at all his profiles I definately think he was a steal.Just look at those 40 times!Now what are his hands like though?

Chance_C
04-30-2004, 05:16 PM
From www.otcdraft.com

Kendrick Starling is a guy that is moving up the charts pretty quickly. He's got good speed and acceleration along with decent size and pretty good athleticism. He seems to have some concentration problems and inconsistant hands.. making a great catch and following it up by dropping a routine pass. His route running could use work as well. He's the kind of guy you draft on potential and hope you can coach him up. He could possibly slide into the 2nd if some team gets enamoured with him, but he looks like a 3rd or 4th round pick.

Let's hope he is more coachable than Bradford... :rolleyes:

SESupergenius
04-30-2004, 06:27 PM
You know what, and this goes back to when we signed Andre Johnson, the 40 times are great and all, but the biggest asset is catching the football. I don't know why it's so important to be blazingly fast more than catching. Carr's throws are harder than most of these guys have seen and they tend to take things for granted. There were reports about AJ's lack of hands before we drafted him, which I was skeptical in us getting him. But once he got to the Texans they found out that he needed to fix his vision. Hopefully that the problem with his hands. I think his hands or ok right now, but some of these guys with great 40's may not have either the hands to catch the rock or the heart to take a hit.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
05-01-2004, 07:56 AM
BIO: Suffered through an injury-plagued season in 2003 and caught only 28/296. Posted 49/603/5 the prior season, his first year at SJSU.

POSITIVES: Competitive pass-catcher with solid size-speed numbers for the next level. Gets off the line with a burst of speed, quick footed and runs sharp routes. Adjust to the errant throw and high-points the ball, pulling the pass from the air. Fast, plays to his 40 time and beats defenders down the field. Stays in bounds running after the catch, elusive and tough to bring down.

NEGATIVES: Must improve his ball security. Only limited starting experience.

ANALYSIS: A prospect with a world full of potential, Starling is a player that will need time to develop his skills and round out his game. Performed well at the combine then topped it with better showing during individual workouts and heading into the first day.

PROJECTION: Early Fourth Round

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
05-01-2004, 07:57 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/33289.html

texman8
05-01-2004, 08:32 AM
K. Starling should be an intriguing prospect. Hopefully, with our teaching he can improve on his weaknesses. With Thomas and Starling in camp, it should be a competitive and interesting camp. IMO, this is probably Bradford's last year.

TexanExile
05-01-2004, 10:56 AM
Hey, nothing should bring a guy down a humility more than getting ignored in the draft, right?

If he IS a jerk, that should bear out quickly...especially because quiet, hard workers like AJ will add to the contrast.

keyfro
05-01-2004, 11:00 AM
sounds a lot like moss...will make a great catch and then follow it up with a drop...but even moss got over that...let's hope he can too

cuppacoffee
05-01-2004, 11:12 AM
Hey, nothing should bring a guy down a humility more than getting ignored in the draft, right?

If he IS a jerk, that should bear out quickly...especially because quiet, hard workers like AJ will add to the contrast.

I dont think anyone has really called him a jerk, just that he is inconsistant in catching the ball. Unless I missed a post somewhere. :confused:

TexanExile
05-01-2004, 11:25 AM
Sorry, I should have been more clear. The link to Starling's profile at nflfans.com reads as follows:

"He also possesses the attitude and off-field baggage of a Randy Moss but does not show as much potential on the field. He needs to answer a lot of questions from the scouts."

In my book, the attitude of Randy Moss qualifies (at a MINIMUM) as "jerk."

disaacks3
05-24-2006, 10:18 PM
I just had to revive nearly the oldest thread in here....over two years since the last post! :)

It's an interesting look back at what boardmembers thought of an 'unknown' back then.

By all accounts, I've never heard of any attitude issues with Starling since we got him, and I've been pleased with his special teams performances when he's been on the active roster.

sprtsfanatic
05-24-2006, 10:32 PM
man...did this thread throw me for a loop....

Texas
05-24-2006, 10:38 PM
We really have a strong WR core

CloakNNNdagger
05-24-2006, 10:50 PM
Predraft during the San Jose pro day back in 2004, Starling ran under 4.4 seconds for the 40 - with several teams reportedly clocking him under 4.35. That's after he had a solid combine in Indianapolis where he had the fastest shuttle of any receiver that worked out. Starling was also considered a very formidable kickoff returnman.......something that Kubiak is looking for in a WR.

Kaiser Toro
05-24-2006, 10:53 PM
We are going to need more gasoline and at least a dozen machetes to take down these zombie threads.:howdy: :shoot:

Texans86
05-24-2006, 11:39 PM
I never really look at the time of the OP, I just kinda read along, and I was like "hey, don't we already have a WR named Kendrick Starling. It's wierd that no one mentioned it. I guess the name is more common than I realize." I'm an idiot.

El Tejano
05-25-2006, 08:56 AM
So what's new with ol' Kendrick. Do we think he will make the team or is it pretty much a long shot?

edo783
05-25-2006, 09:13 AM
I think he was injured in NFLE this season. Not sure how bad.

hellojohnnyboi
05-25-2006, 12:30 PM
ya umm if i'm not mistaken, we have had Kendrick Starling in the past

he was on our roster (either the PS or active) the past two seasons...

he has contributed on special teams and is very fast

he has worn number 17 in the past

trane
05-25-2006, 02:13 PM
The Texans have signed Kendrick Starling - a very interesting wide receiver from San Jose State. He sounds like he has exceptional talent, but may also have some attitude issues.

Link - draftdaddy.com (http://draftdaddy.com/prospects/UDFA.cfm#HOU)

Profile - www.nflfans.com (http://www.nflfans.com/draft/2004/showplayer.php?key=Kendrick%20Starling), sportsillustrated.cnn.com (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/33289.html)

Hasn't this guy been in the Texans camp before and got cut??? What's the big deal about bringing him back.

Vinny
05-25-2006, 02:19 PM
Hasn't this guy been in the Texans camp before and got cut??? What's the big deal about bringing him back.
This thread is two years old. You quoted a post from 04-29-2004. Also, most of us can read the normal font.

michaelm
05-25-2006, 02:30 PM
This thread is two years old. You quoted a post from 04-29-2004. Also, most of us can read the normal font.



Speak for your self Vinny... his post is actually the very first post I've ever been able to read on these boards... after all this time. :)

Meloy
05-25-2006, 02:41 PM
Don't do that! I kept thinking I jumped to archive. I got dizzy...oooh my head!