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TEXANS84
02-29-2008, 05:30 PM
The Texans have set up a visit with Seattle linebacker Kevin Bentley for Sunday.

The 6-foot, 238-pound Bentley has been a versatile backup for the Seahawks the past three seasons and has seen playing time at all three linebacker positions.

The Texans need a starter at outside linebacker opposite of Morlon Greenwood. Danny Clark and Charlie Anderson started there for the Texans last season and both are unrestricted free agents.

Bentley already has a Texas connection. Texans assistant defensive backs coach Ray Rhodes spent the last five seasons with Seattle.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5582921.html

Nawzer
02-29-2008, 06:25 PM
I would rather have Charlie Anderson back. If this Bentley guy hasn't been able to win a starting job the last 6 years, what makes him think he'll be able to earn a starting spot here? Seems like a backup guy to me.

dalemurphy
02-29-2008, 06:27 PM
I would rather have Charlie Anderson back. If this Bentley guy hasn't been able to win a starting job the last 6 years, what makes him think he'll be able to earn a starting spot here? Seems like a backup guy to me.

Well, that's not going to happen. He just signed with Miami

Errant Hothy
02-29-2008, 06:30 PM
I would rather have Charlie Anderson back. If this Bentley guy hasn't been able to win a starting job the last 6 years, what makes him think he'll be able to earn a starting spot here? Seems like a backup guy to me.

Did Anderson really ever beat anybody out for a starting spot?

PapaL
02-29-2008, 06:37 PM
Did Anderson really ever beat anybody out for a startign spot?

When you win because you are the best of the worst - that says something.

Nawzer
02-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Well, that's not going to happen. He just signed with Miami

Welcome to Houston Kevin Bentley. Hope you enjoy your visit and sign with us!:texflag:

Nawzer
02-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Did Anderson really ever beat anybody out for a starting spot?

No but I think his potential was better. I would like to see the team add some real talent to alongside with DeMeco Ryans.

thunderkyss
02-29-2008, 07:24 PM
I would rather have Charlie Anderson back. If this Bentley guy hasn't been able to win a starting job the last 6 years, what makes him think he'll be able to earn a starting spot here? Seems like a backup guy to me.

I thought the Seattle Linebackers was the strength of their defense??

LORK 88
02-29-2008, 07:29 PM
I thought the Seattle Linebackers was the strength of their defense??
It was, which is what Bentley's agent is trying to let people know. He was playing behind a good (and healthy LB corps), so I guess it's a bit unknown how he will perform as a full time starter. My initial thought is that I'm not too sold on him, but if we get him I'll give him a shot (although it seems like we're really trying to give Diles the starting spot).

TexanAddict
03-01-2008, 12:42 AM
Wish the Chronicle would have picked a better picture to run with the story of Bentley's visit:

http://images.chron.com/photos/2007/12/02/10229967/342xSectionMain.jpg

Surprised they didn't caption it "Owned by Westbrook"

alphajoker
03-01-2008, 12:59 AM
Wish the Chronicle would have picked a better picture to run with the story of Bentley's visit:

http://images.chron.com/photos/2007/12/02/10229967/342xSectionMain.jpg

Surprised they didn't caption it "Owned by Westbrook"

I thought the same thing. I don't know too much about the guy, but looking at that pic sure makes me not want him.

nunusguy
03-01-2008, 09:00 AM
Well, that's not going to happen. He just signed with Miami

Really ? Figures because Andersons natural/best position in the NFL is as a
3-4 OLB and that's what Miami runs. I hate to see him go, but I'm happy for him and hope he got himself a big payday. He's a good kid.

aj.
03-01-2008, 09:58 AM
Look at the bright side, next to Boulware, Bentley will look like he's all over the field. It's all about confusing the opponent.

Texans_Chick
03-01-2008, 10:39 AM
Well, that's not going to happen. He just signed with Miami

[hugely digressive post but heck it's the offseason, why be on topic?]

Best wishes to Charlie Anderson. I once played in a golf tournament with him. You can learn a lot about someone playing golf , and he is an exceedingly good sport.

It was Steve McKinney's tournament. Lots of players in it, players who really aren't golfers. So the rules of this tourney are the worse score you can write down is par, and then you pick up your ball. Keeps the pace of play up.

So Charlie is playing with sticks borrowed from Troy Evans. Sticks that were way too short for him. I was a last minute entry, and our team was comprised of:

me
a 12 year old boy who was shy and couldn't really play and gave up at the turn.
an older woman who dates some semi-famous sports guy I can't recall, and thought she was really good but was not, and
Charlie

If I am the A player on a team, that team is in a heap of troubles.

Well Charlie was a terribly good sport about our motley gang, and he tried his hardest. Unfortunately, he only had three balls with him and lost them right away. The older woman gives him a hot pink ball to play with, and from then on, he doesn't lose it.

At the turn, he buys some normal white balls, but continues to play with the pink ball because he can find it.

We start calling him Mr. Pink.

For the record, we did not end up in last. Mr. Pink couldn't not hit the ball worth a darn, but he made some birdy putts down the stretch.

We ended up finishing around in the middle of the pack. Given our play, that was a terrific result.

I've been rooting for Charlie, and was hoping he would excel as a Texan. I hope the best for him in his future.

/digression over.


I know that the standard refrain these days is that the Texans need cornerback, running back, left tackle, but boy howdy, I'd like to see DeMeco get some real help.

hot pickle
03-01-2008, 10:48 AM
is there alot of activity in Free agency during the weekend or is it gonna be pretty slow till monday?

beerlover
03-01-2008, 10:53 AM
you know its funny his last game was his best game as a Texan, should have known right then & there this was coming. 8 tackles & 2 sacks for -17 yds.

Lucky
03-01-2008, 11:13 AM
So the rules of this tourney are the worse score you can write down is par, and then you pick up your ball.
Doesn't everyone do that? :confused:

Great story. :)

Specnatz
03-01-2008, 11:38 AM
[hugely digressive post but heck it's the offseason, why be on topic?]

Best wishes to Charlie Anderson. I once played in a golf tournament with him. You can learn a lot about someone playing golf , and he is an exceedingly good sport.

It was Steve McKinney's tournament. Lots of players in it, players who really aren't golfers. So the rules of this tourney are the worse score you can write down is par, and then you pick up your ball. Keeps the pace of play up.

So Charlie is playing with sticks borrowed from Troy Evans. Sticks that were way too short for him. I was a last minute entry, and our team was comprised of:

me
a 12 year old boy who was shy and couldn't really play and gave up at the turn.
an older woman who dates some semi-famous sports guy I can't recall, and thought she was really good but was not, and
Charlie

If I am the A player on a team, that team is in a heap of troubles.

Well Charlie was a terribly good sport about our motley gang, and he tried his hardest. Unfortunately, he only had three balls with him and lost them right away. The older woman gives him a hot pink ball to play with, and from then on, he doesn't lose it.

At the turn, he buys some normal white balls, but continues to play with the pink ball because he can find it.

We start calling him Mr. Pink.

For the record, we did not end up in last. Mr. Pink couldn't not hit the ball worth a darn, but he made some birdy putts down the stretch.

We ended up finishing around in the middle of the pack. Given our play, that was a terrific result.

I've been rooting for Charlie, and was hoping he would excel as a Texan. I hope the best for him in his future.

/digression over.


I know that the standard refrain these days is that the Texans need cornerback, running back, left tackle, but boy howdy, I'd like to see DeMeco get some real help.

Steph this is the kind of stuff I love reading in a lot of your post. If I want all negative stuff I can easily get that from espin or some hack writer at the chron, but no where is the human side of these players and that some of them are just down right nice guys you would not mind having over for dinner in front of the family.

Very good story and great read, wish I could rep ya for it.

Brando
03-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Very good story and great read, wish I could rep ya for it.

Done

dtran04
03-02-2008, 03:47 PM
Not sure if I'm late on this but ESPN says the Texans signed Bentley on 3 year, $4 million deal.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3273625

nero THE zero
03-02-2008, 03:49 PM
The fact that they gave him 3 years is pretty shocking. Obviously they feel like he has something because when we sign a role player FA we tend to give them 1 year contracts (Danny Clark, Andre Davis, etc.)

Errant Hothy
03-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Not sure if I'm late on this but ESPN says the Texans signed Bentley on 3 year, $4 million deal.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3273625

No I think you're the first to post this...nice find.

This has the potential to be a great signing, low risk, possibe high reward.

TEXANRED
03-02-2008, 03:58 PM
No I think you're the first to post this...nice find.

This has the potential to be a great signing, low risk, possibe high reward.

Agreed. A lot better than the old LB's we have signed the past two years that have found there way to the IR before the season began.

Danny Clark is the expception.

steds
03-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Happy with this move. Hope he does well.

WesmanTexanfan
03-02-2008, 04:09 PM
Hes a bit old, but I dont know much about him, my opinion is pretty moot except that I like that they got a vet in there a LB....

i want to see what Diles can do at OLB....

stiff
03-02-2008, 04:11 PM
This is a good move. It doesnt cost the Texans a lot of money and he is locked up for 3 years if he does well. He adds depth at the LB position and worst case scenario will be a good special teams player like he was in Seattle.

was385
03-02-2008, 04:23 PM
No I think you're the first to post this...nice find.

This has the potential to be a great signing, low risk, possibe high reward.

Absolutely. Every year there are a couple linebackers that come out of nowhere and become valuable starters. I'm not expecting that but there is at least a chance and with a very reasonable pricetag.

maddogmrb
03-02-2008, 04:40 PM
No but I think his potential was better. I would like to see the team add some real talent to alongside with DeMeco Ryans.

My sentiments exactly. I believe the team needs to be more aggressive in FA :aggressive: . Signing career backups is fine to fill in roster space but, we need some impact players and at least one to complement Demeco.

maddogmrb
03-02-2008, 04:45 PM
[QUOTE=Texans_Chick;855483

I know that the standard refrain these days is that the Texans need cornerback, running back, left tackle, but boy howdy, I'd like to see DeMeco get some real help.[/QUOTE]

Exactly why we have to be aggressive in FA and not just rely on the draft because we have several holes to fill.
:cool:

kiwitexansfan
03-02-2008, 05:24 PM
I like the signing seems like solid value for money, he is a guy that Rhodes knows well and he was part of a very good Seattle line backing group, sometimes all you need is opportunity to show how good you really are.

PHAROAH
03-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Not sure if I'm late on this but ESPN says the Texans signed Bentley on 3 year, $4 million deal.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3273625That's a cheap contract he will be a backup they will probably sign or draft another OLB.

Overalls
03-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Not sure if I'm late on this but ESPN says the Texans signed Bentley on 3 year, $4 million deal.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3273625

Not bad for the money. He sounds like he should at least be a quality backup incase someone goes down.

And as the story points out we have lost CharlieAnderson. We needed a replacement. Hopefully this guy is even better.


:fans:

Overalls
03-02-2008, 07:43 PM
I don't much about Bentley so I went to see what they were saying about him on a Seahawks board. It sounds like they were high on him but not really missing him.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=114#s=114&f=1936&t=2128989

He was a good ST and backup. Hopefully he gets to start and succeed in his new home.

He'll definitely get a chance to start. Houston could use a smart linebacker that works well in space. I hope he does well in Houston, he's a hard worker, and from what I hear, keeps himself in amazing condition.

3yrs/$4M - those are backup LB dollars, which doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that he and his agent took it so quickly after stating that they were looking for an oppty (and $) somewhere where KB could start (which I didn't believe he'd find). One has to wonder if the Seahawks made any attempt to retain him under similar contract terms, because that contract is very reasonable.

Even if Seattle offered the same deal, Bentley had zero chance of starting in Seattle, my guess is the Texans are giving him a better opportunity (not that familiar with their LB situation).

I didn't see one post saying he was garbage and good ridince.

marroncito
03-02-2008, 08:43 PM
Here's some random stuff after doing a quick search on Bentley.

He's into yoga:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2007/12/15/2004075806.jpg

Seahawks linebacker Kevin Bentley strikes a pose in the humid, 105-degree climate inside Hot Yoga of Kirkland. Bentley does sessions of the specialized yoga twice a week along with his rigid schedule of football games, practices and workouts.

Bentley gets a couple of massages a week, and he attends a bikram yoga class Tuesday afternoon and again Thursday evening. The temperature surpasses 105 degrees, and a 238-pound linebacker does his best to get limber.

"It helps getting your flexibility back," Bentley said. "And flushing your system, because you're sweating so much you're pounding a lot of water."

He really takes care of his body:


Bentley eats organic food, special-ordered from a menu, and has a week's worth delivered every Friday, consuming 2,000 calories per day.

"Your body starts to break down," Bentley said. "When you eat bad stuff it just seems like it speeds up the process, for me anyway."

Bentley's locker is next to Julian Peterson, a 240-pound linebacker whose breakfast last week started with Pop-Tarts, progressed to bacon, eggs and sausage and was capped off with a box of sugar-coated Nerds.

Leroy Hill has the locker on the other side of Bentley. He eats fast food for dinner every night. Subway. McDonald's. Pizza. Whatever sounds good. Not that you could ever tell by Hill's physique, which cuts one imposingly ripped profile.

"Everybody's body is different," Bentley said. "I might recover different than Leroy recovers."


He's really good in the community:

http://www.seahawks.com/uploadedImages/Seahawks_Content/Community/BNReading-Gallery3.jpg


Story Time at the U Village Barnes & Noble had a special guest on December 19th, Seahawks linebacker Kevin Bentley. Reading such favorites as, “I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem” by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell and “The Night Before Christmas,” Kevin helped introduce the joy of reading to a new generation of youths.

At the event parents and customers were encouraged to donate a book to the Holiday Book Drive benefiting Treehouse. Donated books were given to students in the Treehouse Tutoring program and distributed to foster kids through the Treehouse Wearhouse, a unique facility where foster children and their caregivers can shop for free.

“Story Time is a favorite event of U Village Barnes & Noble employees and customers alike, and it was a thrill to have Seahawks Kevin Bentley inspire kids to read,” said Barnes & Noble Customer Relations Manger Callie Sherrard. “The mission of Treehouse means a lot to us. Our goal is to put a book in the hand of every child that Treehouse helps.”

“We’re thrilled with the hundreds and hundreds of books Barnes & Noble is collecting for Treehouse, and equally excited about Kevin Bentley reading at the U Village store. It’s so right to have a Seahawks player representing Treehouse – the team is an incredible supporter of our organization through its Spirit of 12 Partners program,” commented Treehouse Executive Director Janis Avery.

He was voted the sexiest man in football:

http://espn.go.com/i/magazine/new/hot_kevin_bentley.jpg

The fourth-year linebacker for the Cleveland Browns matches good looks (he models on the sideline) with brains (he went to Northwestern).

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So without further adieu, we present the battle for Page 2's Hottest Male Athlete.

You've heard of some of these guys; others might be new to you. But that really doesn't matter.

It's time to forget about little details like championships, records, awards and fame. So join us once more as we engage in the age-old tradition of judging people solely on their looks.

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His middle name is Kinte:

Kevin Kinte Bentley[1] (born December 29, 1979 in North Hills, California) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was originally selected with the third pick of the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Northwestern University by the Cleveland Browns.

A snapshot biography:

Pro Career

2006: Saw action in 14 games, mostly on special teams finishing tied for the team lead with a career-high 14 special teams tackles. Saw action at linebacker in seven games totaling 10 tackles and three passes defensed.

2005: Played in 15 games, starting three, totaling 22 tackles. Saw most action throughout the season as a linebacker in the nickel package. Started games versus San Francisco (12/11) and at Tennessee (12/18) do to an injury to starter D.D. Lewis (knee). Also started finale at Green Bay (1/1/06). Played in all three postseason games. Used in defensive scheme that helped limit Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith to five catches for 33 yards.

2004: Saw action in all 16 games while playing for the Cleveland Browns. Finished the season with 64 tackles (39 solo) despite starting just three games. Also notched one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Was a member of the special teams units and finished tied for fifth on the team with 12 stops.

2003: Earned the starting strongside linebacker position in training camp and played in all 16 regular season games, including 14 starts … Ranked third on club with 113 tackles, including 62 solo … Added 1 interception and 1 PBU and also was a regular contributor on special teams with 5 special teams tackles … Recorded 10 or more tackles on four occasions and established a career-high 16 tackles at New England on Oct. 26, 2003 … Recorded his first career interception vs. Indianapolis on Sept. 7, as he picked off a pass from Peyton Manning in the end zone.

2002: In his rookie season with Browns appeared in 12 games at weakside linebacker with 28 tackles, including 20 solo, 1 TFL and also posted 9 special teams tackles despite missing four games with a broken hand … Was a key contributor on special teams as his 9 special teams tackles ranked 7th on the club and added 1 blocked punt … Made his NFL debut vs. Kansas City on Sept. 8 with 2 special teams tackles.

College Career

Three-year starter who recorded 390 tackles with six sacks at Northwestern. Started 33 of 45 career games. Named All-Big Ten Conference second team as a senior after leading the team with 147 tackles. Was an All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention following junior season. Started every game except one versus Illinois and totaled 83 tackles. Also was second-team All-Big Ten Conference after sophomore campaign starting every game and recording a career-high 148 tackles.

Personal Bio

Named SuperPrep Top 100 in the Far West region at Montclair (Calif.) High School. Los Angeles Times All-Valley selection and team captain last two seasons. Recorded 220 tackles junior and senior seasons as a linebacker and rushed for 1,000 yards, scored 22 touchdowns, and caught 40 passes for 600 yards and 10 scores. Was a two-sport letter winner in football and basketball. Was a member of the 10th and 11th grade honor society and Scholar-Athlete of the year. A communication studies major. Son of Sylvia Bentley. Born Kevin Kinte Bentley.

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Links:

* yoga story (http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=hawk160&date=20071216&query=hyperbaric)

* book reading story (http://www.seahawks.com/Community/Community.aspx?id=46842)

* sexiest football (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hottest/2005/male/group1)

* middle name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Bentley)

* snapshot bio (http://www.nflplayers.com/players/player.aspx?id=33077)

DiehardChris
03-02-2008, 08:49 PM
I don't much about Bentley so I went to see what they were saying about him on a Seahawks board. It sounds like they were high on him but not really missing him.

http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=114#s=114&f=1936&t=2128989

I didn't see one post saying he was garbage and good ridince.

It literally seems just like how we felt about Charlie Anderson, 'cep that Anderson was a little younger. Nice pickup.

dtran04
03-02-2008, 08:51 PM
So that's why Will Demps isn't signing here. Bentley is going to take all the attention from the ladies. :)

mexican_texan
03-02-2008, 09:42 PM
I really, really, really wanted DeMorrio Williams, but this is good too. I'm content with this signing. I hope we do more at the linebacker position though.

kiwitexansfan
03-03-2008, 01:00 AM
This guy is my early pick for guy that ends up starting for the Texans and having a solid season but will be missed from the 2009 Madden rosters.

e.g Vonta Leach last year.

threetoedpete
03-03-2008, 07:26 AM
Did Anderson really ever beat anybody out for a starting spot?

One of the best ST guys on the roster. Going to be tough filling the hole. He's 3-4 linebcker on 4-3 roster. They let him on the feild to give him the shot.
I wish him well.

Texans_Chick
03-03-2008, 08:27 AM
Here's some random stuff after doing a quick search on Bentley.

He's into yoga:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2007/12/15/2004075806.jpg



He really takes care of his body:



He's really good in the community:

http://www.seahawks.com/uploadedImages/Seahawks_Content/Community/BNReading-Gallery3.jpg



He was voted the sexiest man in football:

http://espn.go.com/i/magazine/new/hot_kevin_bentley.jpg



His middle name is Kinte:



A snapshot biography:



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Links:

* yoga story (http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=hawk160&date=20071216&query=hyperbaric)

* book reading story (http://www.seahawks.com/Community/Community.aspx?id=46842)

* sexiest football (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hottest/2005/male/group1)

* middle name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Bentley)

* snapshot bio (http://www.nflplayers.com/players/player.aspx?id=33077)

Sounds like the type of player that the Texans covet. Smart, try hard, takes care of himself, acts like a professional on and off the field.

And at not a ridiculous price.

HoustonFrog
03-03-2008, 08:31 AM
Sounds like the type of player that the Texans covet. Smart, try hard, takes care of himself, acts like a professional on and off the field.

And at not a ridiculous price.

Thanks for the info.

I like what Smith is doing. This fits into it....guys who don't break the bank but play their role and improve the team and depth....again without killing the cap.

badboy
03-03-2008, 08:57 AM
IMO Zach Diles will be the man to beat out this season @ OLB. Bentley is a fall back position.

bah007
03-03-2008, 09:11 AM
IMO Zach Diles will be the man to beat out this season @ OLB. Bentley is a fall back position.

What have you seen from Diles that automatically gives him a better shot than a 6-year vet?

The Pencil Neck
03-03-2008, 10:00 AM
What have you seen from Diles that automatically gives him a better shot than a 6-year vet?

The fact that Kubiak has said that he should have gotten Diles on the field more last season.

b0ng
03-03-2008, 10:48 AM
The fact that Kubiak has said that he should have gotten Diles on the field more last season.

When Kubiak says that, it usually means he's going to actively find a way for that player to be on the field more during the upcoming season.

Lucky
03-03-2008, 11:57 AM
The fact that Kubiak has said that he should have gotten Diles on the field more last season.

When Kubiak says that, it usually means he's going to actively find a way for that player to be on the field more during the upcoming season.
Reminiscent of what Kubiak said of Kevin Walter going into last season. I see Diles getting a real shot at a starting job this season.

HOU-TEX
03-03-2008, 12:00 PM
Reminiscent of what Kubiak said of Kevin Walter going into last season. I see Diles getting a real shot at a starting job this season.

He also said the same of Chris Taylor a couple seasons ago. Although he was unable to get his chance this past season, I hope he's ready to compete this TC without injuries. :cool:

aj.
03-03-2008, 12:10 PM
Rick Smith said this morning on SR610 that Diles is "penciled in as the starter" at Sam.

beerlover
03-03-2008, 12:14 PM
never hurts to have quality depth @ all positions :cool:

TheRealJoker
03-03-2008, 12:15 PM
Rick Smith said this morning on SR610 that Diles is "penciled in as the starter" at Sam.

I am very happy to hear that. I think Diles has the ability to be the stud LB next to DeMeco we need.

Is his contract up in 2 years meaning he'd be a RFA?

aj.
03-03-2008, 12:18 PM
Is his contract up in 2 years meaning he'd be a RFA?

Expires after '10 meaning UFA ... that is if he got a full accrued season last year - I think he did.

TheRealJoker
03-03-2008, 12:21 PM
Expires after '10 meaning UFA ... that is if he got a full accrued season last year - I think he did.

Well if he proves to be the stud LB next to DeMeco that we need next season then we need to sign him to an extension!!!

badboy
03-03-2008, 12:45 PM
What have you seen from Diles that automatically gives him a better shot than a 6-year vet?
I have seen zilch, however as other posters have commented Kubes has mentioned several times he thinks Diles is good. Some of you may remember me offering a trade scenario not too long ago with Diles as part of the package. I think the coaches have zeroed in on this youngster as a solid player for the future. His size and the way he plays reminds me a lot of Demeco and that ain't bad. Remember, Demeco took over for a multi year veteran.

bah007
03-03-2008, 01:43 PM
I have seen zilch, however as other posters have commented Kubes has mentioned several times he thinks Diles is good. Some of you may remember me offering a trade scenario not too long ago with Diles as part of the package. I think the coaches have zeroed in on this youngster as a solid player for the future. His size and the way he plays reminds me a lot of Demeco and that ain't bad. Remember, Demeco took over for a multi year veteran.

I think that Diles deserves a shot.

I just dont think we should count out Bentley winning the job until they have actually competed for it.

RipTraxx
03-04-2008, 04:27 PM
I remember Kubes saying that Zac reminded him of DeMeco when he was a rookie. Not a bad comparison, but then it makes you wonder why only now to give him a shot. Was Clark that much better?

ATXtexanfan
03-04-2008, 05:08 PM
I remember Kubes saying that Zac reminded him of DeMeco when he was a rookie. Not a bad comparison, but then it makes you wonder why only now to give him a shot. Was Clark that much better?

true, i say let bentley and diles have ot out on the field and dont play favorites, position battles make the team better, odd that they would pencil diles in as the starter when they didn't give him much playing time last year

Texan_Bill
03-04-2008, 05:21 PM
I remember Kubes saying that Zac reminded him of DeMeco when he was a rookie. Not a bad comparison, but then it makes you wonder why only now to give him a shot. Was Clark that much better?

Better??! Probably not... Experienced - yes. Between Mario, Amobi and Meco, that's already a lot of youth in the front 7.

I'm not saying that's the case, just thinking out loud....

CloakNNNdagger
03-04-2008, 07:31 PM
FYI...........Putzier (http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=nfl-news-display&nid=A143963171204678138A) just signed with Bentley's old team.

Goldensilence
03-04-2008, 08:35 PM
Reminiscent of what Kubiak said of Kevin Walter going into last season. I see Diles getting a real shot at a starting job this season.

Exactly my thoughts.

Do you think Greenwood might be in trouble if one makes a better case for themselves?

buddyboy
03-04-2008, 08:36 PM
Exactly my thoughts.

Do you think Greenwood might be in trouble if one makes a better case for themselves?

Possibly, but I think the general view on Greenwood is overly negative. I feel like he's a solid player and it would take a pretty great showing by Diles and Bently to knock him out of his starter role.

RipTraxx
03-04-2008, 09:02 PM
Exactly my thoughts.

Do you think Greenwood might be in trouble if one makes a better case for themselves?

IMO not really, second on the team in tackles (as it should be for an OLB) he's fast and seems pretty consistent. It was one of the few moves that casserly got right as far as im concerned.

Charley......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

RipTraxx
03-04-2008, 09:04 PM
Exactly my thoughts.

Do you think Greenwood might be in trouble if one makes a better case for themselves?

Not to mention that him and Meco seem to have great chemistry/communication.....they're both film nuts.

Trail.Blazr
03-05-2008, 08:13 AM
never hurts to have quality depth @ all positions :cool:

I'm on board with that logic....It's the difference between 8-8 and a playoff push.

Irregardless of the outcome, nothing could be as painful as back to back seasons with a decimated secondary.