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threetoedpete
01-12-2008, 11:09 AM
Several interesting players to watch for day two canidates.

http://www.shrinegame.com/rosters.php

painekiller
01-13-2008, 03:07 AM
I am going to predict right here and now that on the list of two teams worth of all stars you will find the Texans 7th round draft pick.

My early favorite is Bryan Kehl Lb from BYU. Subject to change. :thinking:

Silver Oak
01-13-2008, 08:30 AM
Matt Flynn (LSU) is going to play in this?

Where is he projected to be picked?

gary
01-13-2008, 08:34 AM
I will be meeting all the players today. They have to spend some time with the Shriner patients. I will try to take some pictures and post them. I will report back later.:texflag:

rmartin65
01-13-2008, 09:52 AM
I will be meeting all the players today. They have to spend some time with the Shriner patients. I will try to take some pictures and post them. I will report back later.:texflag:

If you can, try to meet Curtis Johnson, LB, from Clark Atlanta. His stock has gone up alot.

threetoedpete
01-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Well let us know bout the light wieght lineman....whether they have the personlity and they can move.

Couple of QBs we can stash away on the PS for rainy day...'09. Project guys just in case. I watched the Delaware guy, Palko one afternoon. He's a good project player. I wouldn't mind a FA contrct or late day two pick on Dennis Dixon. Let the staff work with him for a couple of off seasons. See if the arm and mind develope.

gary
01-13-2008, 10:55 AM
If you can, try to meet Curtis Johnson, LB, from Clark Atlanta. His stock has gone up alot. I'll try.

gary
01-13-2008, 11:04 AM
Well let us know bout the light wieght lineman....whether they have the personlity and they can move.

Couple of QBs we can stash away on the PS for rainy day...'09. Project guys just in case. I watched the Delaware guy, Palko one afternoon. He's a good project player. I wouldn't mind a FA contrct or late day two pick on Dennis Dixon. Let the staff work with him for a couple of off seasons. See if the arm and mind develope. I can't wait to see these guys preform and see some new prospects for the 2008 NFL draft.

rmartin65
01-13-2008, 11:42 AM
I'll try.

Thanks. You are lucky to go. Have fun.

rmartin65
01-13-2008, 01:45 PM
Project guys just in case. I watched the Delaware guy, Palko one afternoon. He's a good project player.

The Delaware guy is Flacco. Palko played for Pitt last year. Flacco is huge, and has a cannon. He has a shot to go in the second, but more than likely he will go in the 3rd.

jgl35
01-13-2008, 10:21 PM
The Delaware guy is Flacco. Palko played for Pitt last year. Flacco is huge, and has a cannon. He has a shot to go in the second, but more than likely he will go in the 3rd.

Same guy. He transferred to Delaware from Pitt.

otisbean
01-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Well let us know bout the light wieght lineman....whether they have the personlity and they can move.

Couple of QBs we can stash away on the PS for rainy day...'09. Project guys just in case. I watched the Delaware guy, Palko one afternoon. He's a good project player. I wouldn't mind a FA contrct or late day two pick on Dennis Dixon. Let the staff work with him for a couple of off seasons. See if the arm and mind develope.

I like Dennis Dixon as well. His injury might cause him to fall to where he might be had for a late rounder

rmartin65
01-14-2008, 11:54 AM
Same guy. He transferred to Delaware from Pitt.

Right. But he said the guy from Deleware was Palko, not Flacco. I was trying to clear things up.

gary
01-14-2008, 07:07 PM
I had a great time with the players yesterday at the Shrine Hospital. I have some good pics but I am trying to figure out how to get them on the board(that should take me about two years)Dick Vermeil and Mike White came over to talk with me. I spoke with Matt Flynn and he was very nice but seemed quiet. JD from Clark,Atlanta was also very nice. Actually,they were all great. Sam Keller,the QB from Nebraska was a riot. His dad lives in my mom's hometown so they spent a lot of time talking about where they went when they were younger. He stayed with me for a few hours. The defensive coordinator from the Bills was there. I told him that the Texans need Marshawn Lynch. He laughed and told me that if I liked Marshawn(sp) I should become a Bills fan. I told him no. All the guys but the one from Texas said they don't care what team from the NFL would pick them. One said any team but the Cowboys while the player from UT wants to be a Cowboy and beat the Steelers a--.

threetoedpete
01-15-2008, 04:55 PM
Matt Flynn (LSU) is going to play in this?

Where is he projected to be picked?

Vermiel just said that he has a hurt shoulder and is being replced by the Marshal QB.

76Texan
01-15-2008, 06:05 PM
Pedro Sosa, LT from Rutgers, about 6'4-6'5, 290-295 lbs

I'm still not sure whether he can handle the really quick guys in the NFL.

The nfldraftscouts.com reports that he did well in practice today:

"Sosa rarely got beat today, using his nice footwork and extending his long arms to keep (defensive) ends at bay. His anchor is pretty solid as well. "

drewmar74
01-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Matt Flynn (LSU) is going to play in this?

Where is he projected to be picked?

ESPiN the Rag showed him undrafted or maybe 7th round.

I threw away the issue already, otherwise I'd confirm.

76Texan
01-15-2008, 06:27 PM
Michael Grant, FS, ARK

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=10622

76Texan
01-15-2008, 06:38 PM
More reports from Shrine game:

Alvin Bowen, LB, SS (Iowa St.)

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=67839

Ryan Wendell, C, Fresno St.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=32890

Kevin O'Connell, QB, SD St.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=14617

LonerATO
01-16-2008, 02:01 AM
The Delaware guy is Flacco. Palko played for Pitt last year. Flacco is huge, and has a cannon. He has a shot to go in the second, but more than likely he will go in the 3rd.

Flacco looked good in the playoffs for 1-AA but had a bad game against app state and I do like Wendell also

Joe Texan
01-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Hey all if your going to the game look us up, We will be out there and serving the infamous Catfish that we could not cook fast enough this year. Com on out and enjoy. we will get there between 8 and noon

Joe Texan
01-17-2008, 11:42 AM
bump

threetoedpete
01-17-2008, 12:24 PM
So is this thing going to be on broadcast Saturday or not ?

Found a report.
The chornicle's coverage stinks. We're getting a tsunamis of astro steroid reports and nothing on the game.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/

Errant Hothy
01-17-2008, 12:50 PM
Chron coverage, courtesy of Lance Z:
http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2008/01/shrine_game_practice_notes_wed.html

- I thought Fresno State center Ryan Wendell had a really good practice. He probably needs to put a little bit more weight on but he really showed great feet in run blocking drills and he can get to LBs on the second level with effectiveness. He also shows a nasty streak as well.

76Texan
01-17-2008, 06:26 PM
bump8 to noon, that's real specific there Joe!
http://texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

I should be able to make it this time.
I need to leave before 4:00 P.M.

DiapHer
01-17-2008, 06:41 PM
Hey all if your going to the game look us up, We will be out there and serving the infamous Catfish that we could not cook fast enough this year. Com on out and enjoy. we will get there between 8 and noon


Dante' might have some of his "catfish" wedding cake left over that would complement your entree very nicely!!!

Have fun and keep an eye on that pesky Gary and crew!!!

76Texan
01-17-2008, 06:52 PM
I was able to get to practice today.
Talk to a couple of guys from the Texans (at least one is a scout as I know).
Another guy from Denver who says he's not a scout, but only taking notes for the one who's busy preparing for the Senior Bowl.

There's only so much one can observe, and such little time is not enough for anything concrete. But this whatever I can get out of it:

Both teams seem to like Jamie Silva and Dight Lowery, so do I.
The Denver guy likes Athiya Rubin, but says Okam seems a bit lazy (?)
When I ask the other Texan guy about Alridge's chance, all he says is that size does not matter, only the heart.
Both teams seem like Josh Johnson. I really like him. Will get more into that when I have more time.
Denver guy says Todd Blythe could be a surprise for some team. I like him.
He also likes the WR from Hawaii Jason Rivers (?) He looks pretty good to me.


Nothing on Lionel Dotson, except I talk to his father, and he seems to be a really nice guy, looks like a good family.

threetoedpete
01-18-2008, 12:19 AM
I dunno if I can handle four hours of pre game any more. I mentionned to my wife that I'd like to go last night so she bought tickets on the sly. so I guess I'll be in the ghetto freezing my buns off with ya. Hope the vehicle is still there after the game. I don't think I've been to a game in Robertson since the oilers played there.

aj.
01-18-2008, 03:33 AM
If you park in the main lot around Robertson or in the lot across Cullen from Cougar Field by the Moores School of Music you will have no problem. I'm guessing there will be plenty of room to park at the stadium lot. There are Wal Mart parking lots in the burbs that are no more secure than the UH campus lots. I always liked the UH campus. Earned about 100 semester hours there - all at night.

rmartin65
01-18-2008, 12:49 PM
The game is tonight. The small school players to watch are:
East
WR Dexter Jackson
WR Jerome Simpson
WR Samuel Giguere
FB Jerome Felton
DE/OLB Curtis Johnson
DE Kendall Langford

West
QB Josh Johnson


East has alot more. All these guys have been on my lists for the entire season, except Samuel Giguere, he was added two months ago.

http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/1144/F362576.jpg

threetoedpete
01-18-2008, 02:09 PM
http://www.shrinegame.com/about.php

76Texan
01-18-2008, 02:28 PM
If you park in the main lot around Robertson or in the lot across Cullen from Cougar Field by the Moores School of Music you will have no problem. I'm guessing there will be plenty of room to park at the stadium lot. There are Wal Mart parking lots in the burbs that are no more secure than the UH campus lots. I always liked the UH campus. Earned about 100 semester hours there - all at night.

I attended UH and worked for UH system between 76-85, never had any problem even as 11 P.M.-midnight was quite the norm for me to leave campus. And also, back then, computer time was a premium. We pulled many all-nighters, never had any problem with car in the parking lot.

I don't know about later, but with campus expanding, I imagine it to be safer nowadays (??)

76Texan
01-18-2008, 02:42 PM
The Texans scout was looking at both Rutgers linemen.
Jeremy Zuttah at RT, and projects Pedro Sosa at Guard.
Not that the Texans will draft either one of them.

He also said that the Texans are hoping that Spencer will be back.
Weary is a question mark being a FA as well as the status of his injury.

Also, between the Denver guy and the two texans personnels (I can't remember which one says what):
Positive on Josh Barrett DB from Az. St.
Joe Jon Finley TE from OU
Dantrell Savage RB from Okl.St.
Ryan Wendell OL from Fresno St.
Duane Brown OL from VT
Caleb Campbell DB from Army
Trae Williams DB from S. Fla

On another note, I think Matt Flynn may pull out.
Lemme check and confirm before any rumor is spread.

Rex King
01-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Where do y'all draft experts predict Trae Williams going? Think he'll fall to the 3rd?

Showtime100
01-19-2008, 08:15 PM
Anthony Alridge just scored for the Coogs....um....the West. The West is up 17-3 with 5:48 left in the 3rd.

b0ng
01-19-2008, 08:37 PM
Anthony Alridge just scored for the Coogs....um....the West. The West is up 17-3 with 5:48 left in the 3rd.

If that was any sort of long run, you can almost hear the cash registers now.

I think Aldridge ends up creeping into the 3rd or 4th round.

Showtime100
01-19-2008, 08:47 PM
It was only a 4 yarder. But it did include a small deek that was nice. He got a lot of facetime after it.

b0ng
01-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It was only a 4 yarder. But it did include a small deek that was nice. He got a lot of facetime after it.

I read one report saying that Aldridge and QB Josh Johnson were probably the best players on the field for the Shriner game. Said that Johnson looked like a slightly more accurate Tavaris Jackson.

threetoedpete
01-20-2008, 12:41 AM
Well don't know about best, but the nebraska Cb gave prety good accounting of himself.

painekiller
01-20-2008, 02:51 AM
Where do y'all draft experts predict Trae Williams going? Think he'll fall to the 3rd?

On the list I've seen he is currently a 3rd rounder but he is rising.

LonerATO
01-20-2008, 03:23 AM
I like Josh Johnson and I think he will have a better combine then some of the so called first round QB's but will still get stuck with the small school stigma. This was probably the best he has played under pressure with scouts watching

gary
01-20-2008, 10:20 AM
Josh is Marshawn Lynch's cousin. He was at the Shrine practice. He came over and spoke to me and told me he taught Josh everything he knows about football.

gary
01-20-2008, 10:24 AM
Marshawn said he will be watching everything Josh does.

beerlover
01-20-2008, 10:50 AM
wow, that about sums up Josh Johnsons NFL potential. I can see the Tavaris Jackson comparison. lacks same size but also reminds me of David Garrard, has that ability to run in space & still make the accurate throw with touch.

gary
01-20-2008, 11:26 AM
Last night at the game I got AP's autograph from the Vikings. Also Hall Of Famer Carl Ellerson.

nunusguy
01-20-2008, 11:27 AM
Anybody see any good OLine prospects or corners in the game ?
And what a lousy turnout, was there even 2500 people at the game ?

Lucky
01-20-2008, 12:16 PM
wow, that about sums up Josh Johnsons NFL potential. I can see the Tavaris Jackson comparison. lacks same size but also reminds me of David Garrard, has that ability to run in space & still make the accurate throw with touch.
I felt that Ware & McShay overstated Johnson's potential at the NFL level. He has a popgun arm (as evidenced on his 1st pass that was underthrown to Alridge. That should have been an easy TD). And he's not that accurate. Ware was complaining about Johnson's passes being dropped, but one was behind the receiver at his shins, and another was tipped before it got there. Johnson's probably a mid-late round pick for a WCO team. But if the game had gone any longer, Ware & McShay would have him in the top 10.

Anybody see any good OLine prospects or corners in the game ?

I liked some of the interior linemen as mid round picks. Fresno's Wendell is small, but he seemed to hold up against the bigger linemen. Cal's Mike Gibson looked good. Maryland's Andrew Crummey showed the kind of movement you looked for in a ZBS lineman, but was injured during the game.

Most of the CBs fared well. CB is probably the deepest position in this draft, and it would be wise for the Texans to come away with a couple. Mid round corners like Marcus Walker from OU and Arizona State's Justin Tryon could come in and compete for the nickel CB job right away.

gary
01-20-2008, 12:24 PM
Another good CB is number 25 Lowry.

gary
01-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Anyone know who I'm talking about? I did see some solid Left T. but none deeply impressive.

gary
01-20-2008, 03:16 PM
I think we should take a look at the free agent Left T. from the Panthers.

Wolf
01-20-2008, 03:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYkRyf4siLs

Anthony Alridge offers his services to the hometown

Joe Texan
01-20-2008, 04:03 PM
"Hey Gary I got you Baby". Very well spoken Anthony. Throwing that out to our own Gary. Gary we had a blast and I am so impressed with you and how all the players know you. Get ready for next year.

gary
01-20-2008, 04:09 PM
When you hear Anthony Alridge on You Tube and he is talking to Gary he is talking to me. He spent a lot of time with me at the East West Shrine practice and the Shrine Banquet. He told me he was going to make a touch down for me. He really wants to be a Texan so badly.:texflag: :doot:

WesmanTexanfan
01-20-2008, 04:21 PM
who was yellin for the Texans to pick him????? it was on SC

Wolf
01-20-2008, 04:23 PM
who was yellin for the Texans to pick him????? it was on SC

aldridge it is on the youtube video a few posts ahead of you
(small clip)

gary
01-20-2008, 04:42 PM
who was yellin for the Texans to pick him????? it was on SC Why you don't like him?

threetoedpete
01-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Another good CB is number 25 Lowry.

I liked Zack Bowman from nebraska much better. I think lowery is more of a beauty contestant than a FB player. JMHO. If he was any softer you could spread him on toast. He's my lead baloon canidate for '08. He's going to fall like a anvil.

gary
01-21-2008, 04:05 PM
I liked Zack Bowman from nebraska much better. I think lowery is more of a beauty contestant than a FB player. JMHO. If he was any softer you could spread him on toast. He's my lead baloon canidate for '08. He's going to fall like a anvil.There were a lot of scouts that were impressed with him.

Texan_Bill
01-21-2008, 04:14 PM
Gary.... It sounds like everyone had a great time and props on 'Quick 6' talking to you!!

I was able to catch most of the game in Shreveport. We left here about 2/3:00(ish) Saturday afternoon...

Good thing, I didn't go to the game though. Spec called me on the phone while I was on the road and I had completely forgot the game was at Robertson. If I would have tried to go to the game, I would have missed it and, I'd probably still be sitting over at Reliant...

:gun:

76Texan
01-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Well don't know about best, but the nebraska Cb gave prety good accounting of himself.
I'm sure he had plenty of practice this year! j/k

gary
01-22-2008, 05:56 PM
We need some type of a CB.

TexansSeminole
01-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Another good CB is number 25 Lowry.

Dwight Lowery. He has been an INT machine at San Diego St. I haven't seen him play in games, but I did see him at the Senior Bowl practice. From what I hear and read he is the real deal. In a Senior Bowl practice he was everywhere and he had 2 great INTs that were just nice plays on the ball.

Looks like a confident player. I couldn't tell you about his tackling ability. It looks like threetoadpete has already addressed that.

76Texan
01-22-2008, 06:19 PM
Dwight Lowery. He has been an INT machine at San Diego St. I haven't seen him play in games, but I did see him at the Senior Bowl practice. From what I hear and read he is the real deal. In a Senior Bowl practice he was everywhere and he had 2 great INTs that were just nice plays on the ball.

Looks like a confident player. I couldn't tell you about his tackling ability. It looks like threetoadpete has already addressed that.
Fresno St., ya mean!

I think I like him.

bah007
01-22-2008, 07:07 PM
Dwight Lowery. He has been an INT machine at San Diego St.

Fresno St., ya mean!

I think I like him.

ACTUALLY, Mr. Lowery attends San Jose St.

He has 13 INTs in the last two season (9 last year).

He also had a 14.4 PR Avg this year (with 1 TD), but that was only on 19 attempts.

TexansSeminole
01-22-2008, 07:10 PM
ACTUALLY, Mr. Lowery attends San Jose St.

He has 13 INTs in the last two season (9 last year).

He also had a 14.4 PR Avg this year (with 1 TD), but that was only on 19 attempts.

Knew I had that one wrong.

gary
01-22-2008, 07:16 PM
Reports are that if D Rob comes back won't be till next November.

gary
01-23-2008, 03:32 PM
We need an extra CB.

76Texan
01-23-2008, 03:40 PM
Knew I had that one wrong.

LOL, you and I both!

threetoedpete
01-23-2008, 11:46 PM
Dwight Lowery. He has been an INT machine at San Diego St. I haven't seen him play in games, but I did see him at the Senior Bowl practice. From what I hear and read he is the real deal. In a Senior Bowl practice he was everywhere and he had 2 great INTs that were just nice plays on the ball.

Looks like a confident player. I couldn't tell you about his tackling ability. It looks like threetoadpete has already addressed that.

Rivers of Hawi'i owned him @ 195 pounds in that game...I think he was put into poition to suceed at SDS. I also beleive he will support the run when hell freezes over. he has thighs like a raptor and the heart of a mouse. He has no upper body strength what so ever.

gary
01-26-2008, 11:20 AM
Enjoy these pics from the game. http://public.fotki.com/cepjr/university-of-houst/shriners---east-vs-/fans/

gary
03-04-2008, 06:43 PM
RB Marshawn Lynch.

gary
03-04-2008, 06:47 PM
RB Marshawn Lynch. I hope this works.

gary
03-04-2008, 06:50 PM
I'm having trouble. How do I post a pic?