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Hardcore Texan
01-28-2008, 07:36 PM
This subject came up just a couple hours ago. I was at Pluckers in Round Rock enjoying some wings and a brew and ended up sitting next to his uncle, Les Studdard. I happen to be wearing my Battle Red Demeco Ryans jersey, so the conversation turned to football.

Turns out, he played for UT also. We talked a little about the Alex Gibbs hire, I mentioned how he is perceived as a bit of hard ass but both of us agreed it would be good for the O-Line. I was able to remember when he was drafted, his playing time, etc. He said that Kasey is a bit agressive, wants to put his helmet on a guy and engage him and needs to be a little more patient with defensive stunts and being able to pull off of blocks and keep on your assignment. I told him we need a mean streak on both our lines. The fact that Schaub got hit in the jaw by a DB from San Diego and no one knocked his head off is a problem to which we both agreed. I also said I thought Studdard brought that kind of tough guy attitude we need a little more of. I also told him to please let Kasey know that we appreciate him, especially the hardcore fanbase that we are.

It was pretty cool, I am sure I will run into him again soon. :cool: :texflag:

Personally I like Kasey alot, I like his attitude, I like his toughness, and I hope he works his way into a lot more playing time in the upcoming season.

edo783
01-28-2008, 08:43 PM
I like the Tude, but am still waiting to see if he has NFL level skills. Gibbs will find that out for sure. If he sticks around with Gibbs climbing up his backside and winds up starting, you can bet your bottom dollar that he is a player. Time will tell, but I suspect he makes it.

YoungTexanFan
01-28-2008, 08:59 PM
I think he will be a starter. However, I feel that our hybrid power scheme was a better fit for him. His one main problem I remember him having was quickness and lateral speed. I actually remember Mac Brown talking about his players at the pro-day? saying that Studdard would be a good player but not test as well as hoped for.

With that said, I still feel Studdard will be an NFL starter soon.

Goldensilence
01-28-2008, 09:05 PM
I like Studdard and his streak. Seems to me the kind of attitude that can change a line when you see a guy putting a defender down and enjoy it. I remember being pretty impressed with his during some snaps during pre-season.

I bet if he cracks the line up he won't leave it barring injury.

keyser
01-28-2008, 09:23 PM
Wow, after voting I see I'm all alone out on the fringe (that's my lone vote on the "get cut" end)... Maybe you all have seen more than I have (e.g. I did not follow his career at UT), but in the little bit I got to see him play last year, I thought he had a long way to go. I was really disappointed after hearing him get a fair amount of hype (along the lines of posts in this thread) about becoming our future starter. Again, though, I haven't seen much of him (e.g. I didn't know he was known for having a mean streak), so hopefully I'm completely wrong (it wouldn't be the first time).

Regarding the poll, "cut in this year's camp" is harsher than I really feel, but I didn't see anything that would put him in the "solid depth" category, either. I certainly think we could upgrade the OG position, if the opportunity presented itself.

ATX
01-28-2008, 09:31 PM
No comment, I'm the worst at evaluating Olinemen. Haven't seen enough of him to make a judgment on him.

WesmanTexanfan
01-28-2008, 09:36 PM
the line he played for at UT was the best ive ever seen. Im young and have only been following college football for 5-6 years, but still the best ive seen in college. Hes a smart guy and works hard, he'll be in there sooner than later. If he stays healthy...

TEXANRED
01-28-2008, 09:41 PM
Where is the "Don't know, he hasn't played in a game that means anything and when he was going to get a chance to play and prove his worth he hurt his groin." option?

hookinreds
01-28-2008, 10:17 PM
This subject came up just a couple hours ago. I was at Pluckers in Round Rock enjoying some wings and a brew and ended up sitting next to his uncle, Les Studdard. I happen to be wearing my Battle Red Demeco Ryans jersey, so the conversation turned to football.

Turns out, he played for UT also. We talked a little about the Alex Gibbs hire, I mentioned how he is perceived as a bit of hard ass but both of us agreed it would be good for the O-Line. I was able to remember when he was drafted, his playing time, etc. He said that Kasey is a bit agressive, wants to put his helmet on a guy and engage him and needs to be a little more patient with defensive stunts and being able to pull off of blocks and keep on your assignment. I told him we need a mean streak on both our lines. The fact that Schaub got hit in the jaw by a DB from San Diego and no one knocked his head off is a problem to which we both agreed. I also said I thought Studdard brought that kind of tough guy attitude we need a little more of. I also told him to please let Kasey know that we appreciate him, especially the hardcore fanbase that we are.

It was pretty cool, I am sure I will run into him again soon. :cool: :texflag:

Personally I like Kasey alot, I like his attitude, I like his toughness, and I hope he works his way into a lot more playing time in the upcoming season.

Dang, and I was going to go for the $.30 wings and $1 beers...you got the happy meal!

Hardcore Texan
01-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Where is the "Don't know, he hasn't played in a game that means anything and when he was going to get a chance to play and prove his worth he hurt his groin." option?

Sorry I left that one out. :)

BSofA04
01-28-2008, 10:23 PM
Studdard really needs to concentrate on his technique, but I feel that he will be a solid offensive lineman for years to come. As for his position, I would love to see him at center instead of guard.

El Amigo Invisible
01-28-2008, 10:27 PM
Studdard really needs to concentrate on his technique, but I feel that he will be a solid offensive lineman for years to come. As for his position, I would love to see him at center instead of guard.

Same here.I think he needs to bulk up a little bit too but he will be fine.

Ole Miss Texan
01-28-2008, 10:36 PM
I think right now he's a good back up to have and to groom. He was drafted in the 6th round so I didn't expect him to start at all last season. I think he's a guy you groom into a solid backup and if he's good enough to start, you start him. Havn't seen anything that tells me he's going to be a probowl guard but I see no reason to get rid of him because he hasn't excelled yet.

I'm looking forward to watching Gibbs develop this line up good and solid. I really want some impact O-linemen that dominate but also want to see him hand selecting later round guys that develop into good players.

Could you imagine if Frye, Studdard, Spencer, and Winston all become our starters!? Personally I'd love to see Spencer come back healthy and play RG, with Winston playing RT. Those would be our 3rd rd 'twins' playing next to each other.

Hardcore Texan
01-28-2008, 10:41 PM
Dang, and I was going to go for the $.30 wings and $1 beers...you got the happy meal!

You should have went, it was crazy especially for a Monday night, people were lined up outside. The $1 beer thing was 9 oz. Miller High Life only, but the wings were as good as normal. I also got my name on the plaque the unveiled as part of the promotion, that's why I was there, it was a good time, hope to see you up there again sometime.

beerlover
01-28-2008, 11:14 PM
I would like to see Kasey prove me wrong, compete & win a starting position, but so far all I've seen is a back-up that needs to stay healthy & ready to go when needed.

barrett
01-28-2008, 11:20 PM
I like him. I voted for the solid depth choice however I also would have selected the " I don't know. He didn't get any substantial playing time." choice. I do like his ferociousness. I don't see his technique being a plus though. I'm no Oline guru but that's what I watch the most when I'm at the games. He seems kind of bull headed. I don't know if that will last in the NFL. We'll see though. It would seem that there is a lot of unknowns now with Alex Gibbs here. I don't know how much our line is going to turn over.

painekiller
01-29-2008, 02:28 AM
I voted he was cut, and i want to be wrong, but until he shows he stay healthy, and play for Gibbs...

He does show the attitude that Gibbs reportedly likes.

Studdard64
01-29-2008, 03:26 AM
I guess you could say I'm a fan.

:texflag:

TEXANRED
01-29-2008, 06:48 AM
I told him we need a mean streak on both our lines. The fact that Schaub got hit in the jaw by a DB from San Diego and no one knocked his head off is a problem to which we both agreed.

I remember arguing this point when it happened. I stated the line was soft for not stepping up for there QB and letting San Diego's DB go unpunished. Said he same thing when Haynesworth Tee'd off on Schaub, twice.

Its just not classy was the general response, they are just 300 lb wussies was mine.

When McNair was talking about Gibbs bringing a toughness to the line those hits immediately popped into my head. Hopefully Gibbs brings an attitude to the line.

chicagotexan2
01-29-2008, 08:07 AM
I thought he was ok on american idol, but doesn't have much flash. His brother the olineman is ite' though.

Vinny
01-29-2008, 08:26 AM
Its impossible to have an honest opinion on the guy without seeing him play at any length. Lots of "mean dudes" out there...but most of them can't play in the NFL. Who knows if Studdard can? I wasn't impressed when I did get to see him...but I haven't seen him enough to really have an opinion.

eriadoc
01-29-2008, 11:34 AM
I think he'll be a starter in the NFL, because some guys are just football players. He'll have some rough stretches, and he still has some technique to learn, but I think he'll persevere and get it done. He has that attitude about him.

austintexanite
01-29-2008, 11:36 AM
I think he has a good shot of starting for us next year if he works a bit harder. However, Brisiel played very well when he came in and it will be a battle for playing time. Either way, I think we end up winners because both players provide depth. I am anxious to see Kasey getting more playing time in the preseason and possibly the season to how much he has progressed in the offseason.

TexanAddict
01-29-2008, 01:46 PM
I think that there should be another option between "solid depth" and "cut"...something along the lines of "He was a rookie and barely saw any playing time, so I have very little to form an opinion on as to how he might fit into this team's long term plans"

That would be my pick.

adam
01-29-2008, 05:44 PM
The UT fan in me wants to believe that he could be a solid NFL starter in the near future...but he has a lot of work to do.

threetoedpete
01-30-2008, 02:12 AM
I guess you could say I'm a fan.

:texflag:

Well one thing bout it we won't have to wait long one way or the other. The odds of Weary coming back are long. I've seen several on the board pimping Chrales Spencer....if he too can make it back, as the RG next year. Played a little gaurd in college therefore .....

I think if Studdard makes it, it will have to be at right gaurd. And to be honest I don't think currently, he has enough rocks in his pocket to do that. If he gets on the weights and improves his power, foot speed and quickness, he'll have a shot. They let Weary walk, that'll be good news for the Studdard clan.

There are so many question marks on the line at this time...I didn't vote.

Collins/Williams/ Cousins. Winston. Frye, Studard. Spencer. is my best guess.

ObsiWan
01-30-2008, 04:50 AM
I would like to see Kasey prove me wrong, compete & win a starting position, but so far all I've seen is a back-up that needs to stay healthy & ready to go when needed.

I'm with you on this. Studdard (and Frye) got nicked up in camp and never seemed to get back to 100%. He was not available when we needed him.

nunusguy
01-30-2008, 06:40 AM
His one main problem I remember him having was quickness and lateral speed.
And that should result in being the "one main" reason he's released by the Texans, because its well known that Gibbs places a premium on athleticism in his OLine personnel. So unless Kubiaks kids start having his grandkids that are in need of babysitting, I dunno how he fits into the Texans plans ?

Insideop
01-30-2008, 05:41 PM
I like the Tude, but am still waiting to see if he has NFL level skills. Gibbs will find that out for sure. If he sticks around with Gibbs climbing up his backside and winds up starting, you can bet your bottom dollar that he is a player. Time will tell, but I suspect he makes it.

Word! :)

Texans Horror
01-30-2008, 08:01 PM
I said before that the Texans would start moving in the right direction once they got a Longhorn on the team. Kasey apparently made a bigger impact than I thought. Okay, so he probably had nil effect on the team, but I still think he's an outstanding player and has a chance. Will he crack the lineup? Will Salaam ever be removed from the lineup? Those are two questions that I'll have to be patient to find an answer for. But I think Studdard will at the very least make a great backup, and he has as good a shot at making the lineup in Houston as he does anywhere else...

ObsiWan
01-31-2008, 12:00 AM
Maybe Gibbs can get the best out of the youngsters that seemed to have a bit of promise last year, Studdard being one of them. The others were Rashad Butler and Mike Brisiel. Brandon Frye looked good on paper - size and speed wise. Maybe Gibbs will develop him also. If Spencer comes back and we pick up a tackle on the first day of the draft, maybe our line will keep improving.

Hopefully, Salaam can go on to be the back-up he was originally brought in to be and Jordan Black can just go.

HOU-TEX
01-31-2008, 10:44 AM
I bet he'd be a beast as a DT. Line him up over the Center and let'em eat. :hides:

badboy
01-31-2008, 11:11 AM
I remember arguing this point when it happened. I stated the line was soft for not stepping up for there QB and letting San Diego's DB go unpunished. Said he same thing when Haynesworth Tee'd off on Schaub, twice.

Its just not classy was the general response, they are just 300 lb wussies was mine.

When McNair was talking about Gibbs bringing a toughness to the line those hits immediately popped into my head. Hopefully Gibbs brings an attitude to the line.Agreed. I am not into cheap shots but when that happened to Schaub and NO ONE did anything, I lost my cool. Every single player, cheer leader, equip guy and Mojo (God rest his soul) should have stormed the field. Laugh at TO all you want. I want that "He's my QB" attitude from all our players to all our players.

Polo
01-31-2008, 03:26 PM
The little bit I've seen from the Stud hasn't swayed me either way...

I definitely think he's atleast good depth though...

Mean Machine
01-31-2008, 04:16 PM
I think once he's healthy he'll really be a welcome addition to the O line....and the one thing I've read about Kasey and Spencer, both, it they both have that nasty dtreak in them. Coach Gibbs mantra is toughness, with soem nastiness thrown in. Let's hope they both come back healthy in '08....and as a side note on the nasty level, next time someone takes a pop at Schaub, lets hope that SOMEBODY steps up and pops the other guy back twice as hard, penalty be damned!

V3rm0nt3r
01-31-2008, 04:59 PM
next time someone takes a pop at Schaub, lets hope that SOMEBODY steps up and pops the other guy back twice as hard, penalty be damned!

I hear what your saying and someone should have laid that bastard out but I'm hoping Gibbs doesn't change the line into those players who get out there after every play and tries to lay someone out. Take the penelty if it's a cheap shot but this bull that players get into is pointless.

Texans Horror
01-31-2008, 05:36 PM
Honestly, I don't care if they have a nasty streak in them or not. I appreciate why others value the nasty streak, but it just doesn't rate highly for me. Most players with nasty streaks are more infamous than famous, so it doesn't impress me. Just give me a smart, solid left tackle - and a player who will be the cornerstone of the line for the next 5-10 years, not 1-3 years...