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Dallas_Texan
10-01-2007, 05:40 PM
I am really curious. How would you rate Winston as an RT in 2007? Do you feel he was worth the 3rd round pick, and if so, is he the RT of the future still for this team?

TEXANS84
10-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Panned out as equally a early 2nd round pick.....just wish the run game would step up.

The Pencil Neck
10-01-2007, 05:46 PM
I am really curious. How would you rate Winston as an RT in 2007? Do you feel he was worth the 3rd round pick, and if so, is he the RT of the future still for this team?

I think he's been playing pretty well. I think we're set at RT for a while and I think it was a good pick.

CharloTex
10-01-2007, 08:00 PM
I think he's been playing pretty well. I think we're set at RT for a while and I think it was a good pick.

Yeah, what he said.:thumbup :thumbup

awtysst
10-01-2007, 08:01 PM
I am really curious. How would you rate Winston as an RT in 2007? Do you feel he was worth the 3rd round pick, and if so, is he the RT of the future still for this team?

Before his injury I had Winston as the top Otackle of his draft class. Since he did get injured, we knew it would be about 2 seasons before he regained the strength and flexibility he exhibited his junior year at The U. Prior to his draft I graded Winston as a second round prospect with first round talent. I was thrilled to grab him with the second pick of the third round. He has preformed as well a I would have hoped and expected. I believe next year he will be joined by my "I can't believe he fell lineman" for last year's draft: Kasey Studdard.

barberman
10-01-2007, 09:00 PM
I believe Winston is very steady in his performance and will continue to improve with more experience. I just hope Spencer can make it back this year, but I`ve got a feeling that won`t happen. It`s been too quiet on the "Spencer front" since he has been on PUP list.

edo783
10-01-2007, 09:59 PM
Solid

LORK 88
10-01-2007, 10:16 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed how he's been playing, but I know he's been doing well because every time I'm worried about a pass rush, I always worried about the left side and Salaam.

YellerLotYeller
10-01-2007, 11:25 PM
To be honest, I haven't really noticed how he's been playing, but I know he's been doing well because every time I'm worried about a pass rush, I always worried about the left side and Salaam.


That's the best compliment you can give a lineman.

Leahmic223
10-02-2007, 12:39 AM
That's the best compliment you can give a lineman.

Yep I agree.

The fact that some people haven't noticed him is a good thing, I think he will be there for a long time at that spot personally.

I don't want to mess with Salaam, because I think he's such a team leader vocally but he needs to step up.

painekiller
10-02-2007, 03:07 AM
Oh I've noticed him. During pass plays his blocking has improved from the senior bowl 1,000%. He finally seems comfortable, OK finally is a bit much for a 3rd rounder, to have him starting before the end of his 2nd year is a bonus. Him starting at the end of last year was huge for his play this season.

Also he comes across as football smart in interviews, something some of our other draft picks do not always show.

Run blocking is a little harder to follow, but I think the team going right most of the time is a result of the job he and Weary do on the RT side. I find him to be a steal at the 66th pick.

Porky
10-02-2007, 09:53 AM
He had a whale of a game against Carolina. I didn't pay as much attention in Atlanta. I was really focused on Schaub all game. I wanted to see how he personally would handle the situation given to him, and he passed with flying colors. As for Winston, he gets an A for draft value, and a B+ and improving as an overall grade without regard to draft position.

kastofsna
10-02-2007, 10:20 AM
for a 3rd rounder in his 2nd year after a big injury in high school? he's been great. and remember, he's still learning the position, as he was recruited to miami to be a TE, and he didn't play tackle till his sophomore year. he's only going to get better.

but he's not a LT. so keep him at RT.

HOU-TEX
10-02-2007, 10:32 AM
for a 3rd rounder in his 2nd year after a big injury in high school? he's been great. and remember, he's still learning the position, as he was recruited to miami to be a TE, and he didn't play tackle till his sophomore year. he's only going to get better.

but he's not a LT. so keep him at RT.

He tore his ACL his Junior season at Miami. Which in turn, lowered his draft stock.:cool:

kastofsna
10-02-2007, 10:35 AM
why did i write high school? i meant college. weird.

badboy
10-02-2007, 02:26 PM
This guy went from basically Eric who? to a solid RT starter for us. He might not be a starter for others but he does not play for others. He is only going to get better. I remember being furious when team went with some guy named Jacoby Jones from Podunk U. in 2nd when we just had to have a left tackle. And then Spencer was selected first in 3rd. Man, I went ballistic. Ricky Smith, I love you man! I have offered my insight into next season's draft to 31 other teams. I may be made an honorary team captain by Kubes if I pull that off.

Lucky
10-02-2007, 02:32 PM
I remember being furious when team went with some guy named Jacoby Jones from Podunk U. in 2nd when we just had to have a left tackle. And then Spencer was selected first in 3rd. Man, I went ballistic.
The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Forget it, he's rolling.

HOU-TEX
10-02-2007, 02:37 PM
This guy went from basically Eric who? to a solid RT starter for us. He might not be a starter for others but he does not play for others. He is only going to get better. I remember being furious when team went with some guy named Jacoby Jones from Podunk U. in 2nd when we just had to have a left tackle. And then Spencer was selected first in 3rd. Man, I went ballistic. Ricky Smith, I love you man! I have offered my insight into next season's draft to 31 other teams. I may be made an honorary team captain by Kubes if I pull that off.

You rolled two different drafts into one. Speaking of rolling, have you been hanging in the Ricky Williams thread too long?

LOL! I kid, I kid :cool:

nunusguy
10-02-2007, 04:17 PM
The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
No, that's not right because I know better. Badboy informed me that Mussolini & the Italians bombed Pearl.

YoungTexanFan
10-02-2007, 04:35 PM
Winston is our best LT as well. I honestly believe that he could play LT and a very solid level, and we could leave him there. I was very big on Winston in college, and graded him as a top 20 talent overall. I thought he would fall to about our second round pick. I guess his injury didn't test as well as I expected, but he fell to us anyways. Spencer is a prototypical RG/RT if you ever saw one. I think IF Spencer ever makes it back, it would be stupid to put him at LT, but he is decent enough to play on the line. I would slide him to RG so he can get a little extra help initially, and look to potentially work him into the RT role as he progressed. I think Winston, fully healthy as he is now, is our best LT and should be playing there.

real
10-02-2007, 04:41 PM
I think the coaching staff disagrees.

kastofsna
10-02-2007, 05:07 PM
i've never seen Winston as a LT. just doesn't have the arms for it. not in the NFL.

YoungTexanFan
10-02-2007, 05:12 PM
i've never seen Winston as a LT. just doesn't have the arms for it. not in the NFL.

Well, I don't think his slightly shorter arms would change his abilities. Jacoby Jones as really small hands, and that doesn't seem to be stopping him. I saw Winston as a LT eventually, I thought he should play LG for a year while recovering, but he is a LT to me.

HJam72
10-02-2007, 07:08 PM
Here's a compliment for Winston:

Sometimes I forget he's on our team, and I forget the other team has a strong-side DE too.

I think SOLID might have been the best answer, though.

PS-I was real happy about it when they called Winston's name in the draft, too. But, I don't know about this LT talk.

badboy
10-03-2007, 01:14 PM
No, that's not right because I know better. Badboy informed me that Mussolini & the Italians bombed Pearl.Now you guys know I meant Demeco Ryans! I felt same way though when we selected JJ. Sorry about my stupidity. I did not get the bombing comment until today. SHeesh! My point should be I need to allow Smith and Kubes to continue their fine work. Scouts really should get the applause. I think Ryans had a much better rep that year coming out than did JJ last draft. More than me were not so excited about Ryans as a LB at 2nd round. Turned out ok as will JJ apparently. Thanks guys for not crushing me too badly.:gun:

gjmac2
10-03-2007, 03:54 PM
I would not mind taking a look at Winston at LT, but I am not going to cry if they leave him at RT.

IMO, the guy is playing at a very high rate. IF Spencer makes it back from his injury, the Texans will have their bookend tackles for the next ten years.

edo783
10-03-2007, 07:41 PM
IF Spencer makes it back from his injury, the Texans will have their bookend tackles for the next ten years.

Unless Dayne runs into one of them again.

Runner
10-03-2007, 08:11 PM
I like the fact that the new Texans allow a player to develop before throwing him on the scrap heap. I think Winston is progressing nicely and taking advantage of this opportunity.

Rex King
10-03-2007, 11:42 PM
Speaking of which, I checked on Seth Wand - waived by the Titans. Perhaps he wasn't as good as I thought he was.

If (crossed fingers or is it uncrossed for the opposite?) Spencer doesn't recover, I do wonder if Winston would get a shot at LT. I don't think there was really a choice this year - Salaam at LT and Winston at RT is probably better than any other combination they could make.

BSofA04
10-04-2007, 02:29 AM
You know, I'm really impressed with the progression Winston has made from his rookie year to today. His technique is much better and he is a reliable RT. Aside from on occasional missed assignment, like picking up a blitzing LB when his man stunts inside, he'd done a great job. Shutting down Peppers was a big boost for him too.

Winston B+ to A-.

threetoedpete
10-04-2007, 02:52 AM
for a 3rd rounder in his 2nd year after a big injury in high school? he's been great. and remember, he's still learning the position, as he was recruited to miami to be a TE, and he didn't play tackle till his sophomore year. he's only going to get better.

but he's not a LT. so keep him at RT.

He's playing so well....I wouldn't rule out a slide to the left if the circumstances were correct. I think if Flannagan has another crapy ( may I post crapy ? ) game we'll see some movement along the o-line. And I'm not banging on Salaam. But he has fourteen games on those legs. I can see it coming sports fans. They need to start prepairing for that little worse case scenario now. Reading the smoke from the coach speak this summer, I'm prety sure that Spencer is bound for the IR list. And I have no hope that I-65 can play the left side....in any system. And unless someone in the know has seen CS running the practice squad OLT the last few days....you're looking for a month window for him to be ready to be locked and loaded. You think amen's absence hurt...just wait.

threetoedpete
10-04-2007, 03:03 AM
Speaking of which, I checked on Seth Wand - waived by the Titans. Perhaps he wasn't as good as I thought he was.

If (crossed fingers or is it uncrossed for the opposite?) Spencer doesn't recover, I do wonder if Winston would get a shot at LT. I don't think there was really a choice this year - Salaam at LT and Winston at RT is probably better than any other combination they could make.

Seth Wand makes a prety good back up. Agreed with the combination. However
one of these years it would be nice to draft someone to groom into the most improtant position on the o-line befor the fifty spot. Prety weird how that Edge fellow in the desert suddenly found his second leg's. And how that fifth round moss back tallent in Cleveland found another two hunderd yard game. Well maybe not so weird.

DocBar
10-04-2007, 07:17 AM
No, that's not right because I know better. Badboy informed me that Mussolini & the Italians bombed Pearl. I don't know where you guys got educated, but at MY public school, we were taught that it was the CIA who bombed Pearl Harbor with help from Canadian Special Forces so we could invade Pacific Islands and the European mainland on a patriotic high of imperialistic aggression. I dunno if that's right or wrong...I'm just saying......
Oh yeah, Winston has looked pretty solid at RT this year. I've been pleasantly surprised by the pass blocking this year. I'm sooooooo happy to eat crow for saying a QB doesn't make an O-line look better than it is. I'm a believer now.
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