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ObsiWan
07-30-2008, 09:02 PM
He really has not done anything that special yet.

dude....
where DO you find those avatars??

The Pencil Neck
07-30-2008, 09:41 PM
dude....
where DO you find those avatars??

BOTD.

GP
07-30-2008, 09:51 PM
Geez, two good hits on him out of 100+ carries and all of a sudden his potential roster spot is being questioned?? Yeah, I'd say knee jerk. :cool:

If you go back through this entire thread, Taylor has been mentioned in the top three after every practice.

Saturday morning I saw Ahman get jacked up. What does that mean? Umm....nothing. :thinking:

If some of y'all need to have knee jerk reactions to get you by for the day look no further than Chris Brown. The dude's only been to 2 days of practice, yet we rip a dude that has been going balls out since day one at multiple positions.Plus special teams.

:gun:

Uh, that's why I clarified that I might be knee-jerking.

Knock yourself out trying to be a turdhead by flaming me for what I already theorized I might be doing.

I wish we are all as brilliant as you...LOL (sigh)

Shaft75
07-30-2008, 10:47 PM
i havent heard anything about DeMeco.

There hasn't been a lot of inside running in camp. I think mainly because we need to limit the risk of injuries, especially with just shells on(helmets, pads and shorts).

painekiller
07-30-2008, 10:52 PM
i havent heard anything about DeMeco.

I know for me, I am not concerned about DeMeco so I do not really watch him. Plus the middle gets very hard to see as soon as the ball is snapped. And with no end zone replays, hard to see Ryans at work.

I will say that Greenwood has been sighted making plays in the backfield, and today I got to really watch Diles hard on handful of plays and he was looking good. He still needs growth, but all 2nd year 1st time starters do.

All i can say is the team has depth, it's competitive, the vets seem to be helping the rookies adjust, and the coaching staff is really teaching.

Man I'm glad they hired Kubiak.

76Texan
07-31-2008, 07:45 AM
Dunta was in the slot quite a bit early in his career as Capers took advantage of his hitting ability sending him in to blitz fairly often. Perhaps we'll see Bennett in this same type of role when we shift to nick packages.
I'm thinking the coaches want to see more of Reeves and Molden to evaluate their play on the outside.

But I wouldn't mind to see how Molden does inside.
I remember in the Texas vs the Nation Bowl game, they had Molden there, but assign him to switch to spy on the RB a few times.
Once, he got Xavier Omon in the backfield for a loss.
Another time, Molden blanketed him out of the backfield.

Chance_C
07-31-2008, 11:21 AM
not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, but does any one know what running backs the texans will be trying out tommorow? I know Mike Bell is one.

One is Denzel Washington's son...:thinking:

Brando
07-31-2008, 11:38 AM
One is Denzel Washington's son...:thinking:


Yep, John David Washington.


John David Washington, son of actor Denzel Washington, is among the four running backs who will work out for the Texans today.

Washington, who played at Morehouse College and spent the last two seasons on the Rams’ practice squad, will join veteran Mike Bell (recently released by Denver) and undrafted rookies Calvin Dawson (Louisiana-Monroe) and Darnell Terrell (Missouri) at tryouts between practices.

Because Chris Brown has been sidelined with a back injury, the Texans are looking for another running back for practices.

“We’re concerned about having just those four (Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker and Steve Slaton) right now and running them too hard,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “I’d like to have another pair of legs.

“We’re going to work out a group, and we’ll make a decision.”

LINK (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5916633.html)

Thorn
07-31-2008, 11:40 AM
bye bye Chris Brown.

76Texan
07-31-2008, 11:42 AM
Calvin Dawon 5-10, 207 lbs.

He rushed for an average of 141.7 yards against three SEC opponents. He recorded his first 100-yard game of 2006 at Alabama on a season-best 7.4 per carry, and then dominated Arkansas with a 128 yard performance and a 6.7 yards per carry average

07
Clemson 28-121 yd 4.32 ave., no catch
A&M 20-126yd 6.3 ave., 2 recpts-11 yd

06
Kansas 7-38 yd 5.43 ave., 3 recpts-37 yd
Bama 16-118 yd 7.38 ave., 2 recpts - 20 yd
Ark 19-128 yd 6.74 ave.
Kent 26-179 yd 6.88 ave., 2 recept - 18 yd

05
Georgia 11-43 yd 3.91 ave., 1 recpt- 6yd
Ark 10-57 yd 5.7 ave., 3 recpts -25 yd

76Texan
07-31-2008, 11:46 AM
Darnell Terrell - DB - 6'2-6'4, 205-215 lbs depending on which website you want believe.

He was waived by the Browns recently.
http://cle.scout.com/2/762870.html

Shaft75
07-31-2008, 11:47 AM
Calvin Dawon 5-10, 207 lbs.

He rushed for an average of 141.7 yards against three SEC opponents. He recorded his first 100-yard game of 2006 at Alabama on a season-best 7.4 per carry, and then dominated Arkansas with a 128 yard performance and a 6.7 yards per carry average

07
Clemson 28-121 yd 4.32 ave., no catch
A&M 20-126yd 6.3 ave., 2 recpts-11 yd

06
Kansas 7-38 yd 5.43 ave., 3 recpts-37 yd
Bama 16-118 yd 7.38 ave., 2 recpts - 20 yd
Ark 19-128 yd 6.74 ave.
Kent 26-179 yd 6.88 ave., 2 recept - 18 yd

05
Georgia 11-43 yd 3.91 ave., 1 recpt- 6yd
Ark 10-57 yd 5.7 ave., 3 recpts -25 yd

What were his stats in high school?:splits:

rmartin65
07-31-2008, 11:54 AM
Calvin Dawon 5-10, 207 lbs.

He rushed for an average of 141.7 yards against three SEC opponents. He recorded his first 100-yard game of 2006 at Alabama on a season-best 7.4 per carry, and then dominated Arkansas with a 128 yard performance and a 6.7 yards per carry average

07
Clemson 28-121 yd 4.32 ave., no catch
A&M 20-126yd 6.3 ave., 2 recpts-11 yd

06
Kansas 7-38 yd 5.43 ave., 3 recpts-37 yd
Bama 16-118 yd 7.38 ave., 2 recpts - 20 yd
Ark 19-128 yd 6.74 ave.
Kent 26-179 yd 6.88 ave., 2 recept - 18 yd

05
Georgia 11-43 yd 3.91 ave., 1 recpt- 6yd
Ark 10-57 yd 5.7 ave., 3 recpts -25 yd


Sounds like a decent pickup. I would still rather have Danny Woodhead, he got released by the Jets a couple days ago due to an injury. But supposedly he was doing very, very well both on offense and special teams.

Porky
07-31-2008, 11:54 AM
Unless this back situation lingers, I fully expect Chris Brown to be on this team as the #2 back to Green.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2008, 11:59 AM
If we're seriously looking at RB's to possibly go into the season with, IMO there will be a much better chance of getting a talanted RB after cuts begin.

I think we're just looking at camp legs with very remote possibility of getting "the guy".

:texflag:

Texan_Bill
07-31-2008, 12:12 PM
I wouldn't mind having the 1988 Oilers stable of running backs:

Mike Rozier
Allen Pinkett
Alonzo Highsmith
Lorenzo White
Spencer Tillman

PapaL
07-31-2008, 12:24 PM
I wouldn't mind having the 1988 Oilers stable of running backs:

Mike Rozier
Allen Pinkett
Alonzo Highsmith
Lorenzo White
Spencer Tillman

Wouldn't they be kind of old and slow now? Think they can hold for 16 games still?

76Texan
07-31-2008, 12:44 PM
What were his stats in high school?:splits:

LOL!

Hey, I used to live in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
I know where his HS is.
(Airline HS - we played them every year back then.
We were in 3A, they are still in 5A, but when we won state, we kicked their butt and went undefeated http://texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif)

You can ask TexanBill to make the inquiry, I think he still runs up there sometimes, LOL!

Hey, I'm cool with bringing in Woodhead for a looksee, too!

76Texan
07-31-2008, 12:47 PM
Wouldn't they be kind of old and slow now? Think they can hold for 16 games still?

While we're at it, let's also bring in Gifford to compete with MS and Sage!

Texan_Bill
07-31-2008, 12:49 PM
Wouldn't they be kind of old and slow now? Think they can hold for 16 games still?

I dunno.. they may stay healthier than Green and Brown.. :cowboy1:

drewmar74
07-31-2008, 01:03 PM
LOL!

Hey, I used to live in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
I know where his HS is.
(Airline HS - we played them every year back then.
We were in 3A, they are still in 5A, but when we won state, we kicked their butt and went undefeated http://texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif)

You can ask TexanBill to make the inquiry, I think he still runs up there sometimes, LOL!

Hey, I'm cool with bringing in Woodhead for a looksee, too!

Whereabouts in Shreveport - Bossier? I grew up in Haughton....

I think Woodhead tore his knee up. Not sure on the particulars, but he's probably out of commission.

76Texan
07-31-2008, 01:13 PM
Whereabouts in Shreveport - Bossier? I grew up in Haughton....

I think Woodhead tore his knee up. Not sure on the particulars, but he's probably out of commission.Between Centenary College and Schumpert Hospital, Highland Park.

Hey, we beat Haughton that year, too!
I went to Jesuit H.S.
Actually that was my senior year, 1976-77, I just moved down to Houston so I missed that championship. Grrr!

Hmmm, I wonder if Woodhead tore up his knees in the college game I was trying to watch. On his first carry up the middle, he got tackled by a LB (I think) and went out for the game.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2008, 01:18 PM
Between Centenary College and Schumpert Hospital, Highland Park.

Hmmm, I wonder if Woodhead tore up his knees in the college game I was trying to watch. On his first carry up the middle, he got tackled by a LB (I think) and went out for the game.

Hey 76, where do you get access to all these games you're scouting? You must've seen about 30 games by now.

Your scouting reports are appreciated too. :texflag:

76Texan
07-31-2008, 01:25 PM
Hey 76, where do you get access to all these games you're scouting? You must've seen about 30 games by now.

Your scouting reports are appreciated too. :texflag:

The Woodhead's game was on satellite (a friend of mine had it).

The other games, I think TheRealJoker (?) already mentioned that site tenyardtorrents.com

drewmar74
07-31-2008, 01:27 PM
Actually that was my senior year, 1976-77....

Wow! I was two and living in Houston at that time. We've moved to Shreveport about when y'all moved to Houston.

Hmmm, I wonder if Woodhead tore up his knees in the college game I was trying to watch. On his first carry up the middle, he got tackled by a LB (I think) and went out for the game.

IIRC, Woodhead was having a decent camp with the Jets. Maybe there was some damage done in the game you were watching that didn't materialize until camp?

Dunno.....

gary
07-31-2008, 02:05 PM
I'll be looking for DT tonight.

ObsiWan
07-31-2008, 02:13 PM
The Woodhead's game was on satellite (a friend of mine had it).

The other games, I think TheRealJoker (?) already mentioned that site tenyardtorrents.com

Hey, how do you send stuff into the msg bd from your B/B?

Shaft75
07-31-2008, 02:17 PM
Hey, how do you send stuff into the msg bd from your B/B?

You just need to get on the internet, and post like normal. That is how I did it the other day at practice.

ObsiWan
07-31-2008, 02:35 PM
Wow, it works! Even the smileys are here.
:D

76Texan
07-31-2008, 04:03 PM
Wow, it works! Even the smileys are here.
:D

LOL! I guess you're happy now!

76Texan
07-31-2008, 04:10 PM
IIRC, Woodhead was having a decent camp with the Jets. Maybe there was some damage done in the game you were watching that didn't materialize until camp?

Dunno.....
I dunno either!

But it looks like he'll be out for at least this season, so scratch that one!

I also have a score just for you (from the yearbook I obtained from a friend):
Flyers 21 Buccaneers Ziphttp://texanstalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif
Sorry, I can't help it. On the other hand, Haughton had a good basketball program. They always whipped us!

PapaL
07-31-2008, 04:41 PM
I dunno.. they may stay healthier than Green and Brown.. :cowboy1:

Touche!

ObsiWan
07-31-2008, 07:59 PM
LOL! I guess you're happy now!

Yeppers!
Thanks.

Shaft75
07-31-2008, 11:32 PM
*****reports From Thursday Nights Practice Wanted*****

Honoring Earl 34
07-31-2008, 11:46 PM
I don't no if there's much to say because they did'nt have helmets or pads on .

It's amazing how much better Matt and Sage are than Boyd and Brink . I never watched Carr practice but I wish I could compare him to Sage and Matt .

Mario was in the backfield alot .

AJ looked really good .

Jacoby did some good things . He's a big fluid guy who has some game . Maybe he'll be our John Taylor . Walter had a decent practice also .

Mike Bell looked pretty good . Hey Brown ... you better get out of that tub .

I agree about Duane Brown looking really tired . I think he has the hollow legs right now . Mario made Butler look like he had hollow legs also .

Shaft75
08-01-2008, 12:04 AM
I don't no if there's much to say because they did'nt have helmets or pads on .

It's amazing how much better Matt and Sage are than Boyd and Brink . I never watched Carr practice but I wish I could compare him to Sage and Matt .

Mario was in the backfield alot .

AJ looked really good .

Jacoby did some good things . He's a big fluid guy who has some game . Maybe he'll be our John Taylor . Walter had a decent practice also .

Mike Bell looked pretty good . Hey Brown ... you better get out of that tub .

I agree about Duane Brown looking really tired . I think he has the hollow legs right now . Mario made Butler look like he had hollow legs also .

Thanks for the report. A ton of fans got jipped since the team wasn't in full pads. I am glad I chose not to go now. I wonder why they weren't suited up?

Honoring Earl 34
08-01-2008, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the report. A ton of fans got jipped since the team wasn't in full pads. I am glad I chose not to go now. I wonder why they weren't suited up?

I think there were 4700 folks out there tonight .

J-Russ
08-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Write up by Keith from ITBE, thanks for the article!

A scenario: I park in the Purple Lot in time to make the beginning of Thursday evening's training camp practice. It takes me awhile to get through the line to enter, and it wasn't just my fellow fans I stepped over to ensure I was first into the stands.

Oh no, I had to muscle my way past some former Broncos players in town and looking for work. It seems that our little secret of signing pretty much every Broncos castaway to the Texans roster has officially made its way through the Denver grapevine.
:D LOL.

8:09 - Time for some work near the goalline, first teams matched up once again. Davis makes a sweet inside-out double move to shake Reeves in coverage, catching a nice out pass from Schaub for the score. Schaub then finds Walter in the middle of the endzone as Demps isn't quick enough to step in front of the pass. Davis is then again on the receiving end in the endzone, beating Bennett in nickel coverage.

http://www.inthebullseye.com/archive/2008/20080801.html

This sounds really encouraging.... 3 of our 4 starting DBs getting beat consecutively.:headhurts:

J-Russ
08-01-2008, 12:49 AM
He and the rest of the first team is lined up on their own 30-yard line to start a two-minute drill against the second team defense. The sitch is this: offense is down 21-27, so a field goal does them no good, meaning 70 yards and paydirt in two minutes or bust.

First down, the team goes to the run, and Green gets a few yards. 2nd down, Schaub scrambles when he can't find an open receiver, no gain. On 3rd down, Schaub's pass goes to Darius Walker in the flat, who gains just minimal yardage but stops the clock at 1:17 to play. Crucial 4th-and-7 play, Schaub shows a little poise in stepping up in the pocket to calmly find Davis for a 17-yard gain.

With a new set of downs, Schaub again connects with Davis for seven yards to the 43-yard line. His 2nd down attempt is incomplete to Walter. On 3rd down, Fletcher makes an outstanding play to deflect another pass intended for Walter. With 37 seconds left on the clock, the Schaub-Davis connection again works for a new set of downs at the 36-yard line.

Schaub's next two attempts to Johnson are incomplete. The clock is now an issue, as only 9 seconds are left. Schaub tries one more time to connect with Johnson to the right, and it works! Johnson screams past the defender, Derrick Roberson, for a touchdown. Davis and others celebrate.

Two-minute drill successful for first team.

ObsiWan
08-01-2008, 05:19 AM
Thanks for the report. A ton of fans got jipped since the team wasn't in full pads. I am glad I chose not to go now. I wonder why they weren't suited up?

1. I think I heard that Kubiak said at the outset of TC that evening practices were going to be mainly learning sessions and not full up practices-to minimize wear & tear on the guys; mainly because of the 80-man limit.

2. can't get jipped if you didn't pay anything :D

gary
08-01-2008, 08:00 AM
I don't no if there's much to say because they did'nt have helmets or pads on .

It's amazing how much better Matt and Sage are than Boyd and Brink . I never watched Carr practice but I wish I could compare him to Sage and Matt .

Mario was in the backfield alot .

AJ looked really good .

Jacoby did some good things . He's a big fluid guy who has some game . Maybe he'll be our John Taylor . Walter had a decent practice also .

Mike Bell looked pretty good . Hey Brown ... you better get out of that tub .

I agree about Duane Brown looking really tired . I think he has the hollow legs right now . Mario made Butler look like he had hollow legs also .This sums up practice.

HOU-TEX
08-01-2008, 08:47 AM
Did anyone see a number 25 run the ball a couple times? I think #25 with a blue jersey is Ferguson, but this guy was wearing white. I think I only had a few beers by that time so I know I wasn't hallucinating. Or was I??

:texflag:

gary
08-01-2008, 10:14 AM
I saw him. I didn't see most of practice because I went in the back with all of the media and they were asking me about my golf tournament. They are going to help me and Marc Vandermeer is going to talk about it everyday.

Honoring Earl 34
08-01-2008, 10:15 AM
I saw him. I didn't see most of practice because I went in the back with all of the media and they were asking me about my golf tournament. They are going to help me and Marc Vandermeer is going to talk about it everyday.

You dang celeb types .

painekiller
08-01-2008, 10:22 AM
I saw him. I didn't see most of practice because I went in the back with all of the media and they were asking me about my golf tournament. They are going to help me and Marc Vandermeer is going to talk about it everyday.

Like I said to you when I met you Tuesday, your famous. And the press just loves you.

Now don't let all of this fame go to your head.

gary
08-01-2008, 10:44 AM
What can I say?

J-Russ
08-01-2008, 01:56 PM
I don't know if this is thread worthy or not, but the Texans already have previews for all 16 games out on their webpage. It's acouple of weeks old, but I just found this out. So, just a heads up, if you haven't seen them yet either.

http://www.houstontexans.com/tv/

starting on page 6.

And oh, I must say, Brooke Bentley is absolutely scrumptious.

painekiller
08-01-2008, 02:14 PM
And oh, I must say, Brooke Bentley is absolutely scrumptious.

She was looking very nice last night in an all white ensemble. Relax it was pants but they looked really nice. :scarygirl:

Ole Miss Texan
08-01-2008, 02:21 PM
And oh, I must say, Brooke Bentley is absolutely scrumptious.

I forget the connection (cousin?) but she's related to country music singer Dierks Bentley. There was a video on the texans site with him once.
Anyways... she's seems like a nice girl :)

nunusguy
08-01-2008, 02:34 PM
Bell says our system is "pretty much identical" to what he was used to in Denver, which is fine with me. Lot a guys are defensive about this Denver South label, NAP for this Texan fan.

painekiller
08-01-2008, 02:48 PM
I forget the connection (cousin?) but she's related to country music singer Dierks Bentley. There was a video on the texans site with him once.
Anyways... she's seems like a nice girl :)
He's her uncle.

utahmark
08-01-2008, 02:58 PM
here is a decent article that i havent seen here yet. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/columns/story?columnist=kuharsky_paul&id=3512379

ObsiWan
08-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Not bad... thanks for the link.
maybe I'll start perusing espn.com/nfl again.
I need to create a script that auto-erases any article that contains the name "Favre" first though...
:)

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 09:14 AM
At t/c.
Bell made a nice off tackle run and preceded to come up gimpy - holding his hammy.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 09:27 AM
Winston got slowly after one running play but seems to have shaken it off.

Green, Walker & Slaton continue to look good. Taylor is okay. Bell looked good for that one play but has not returned since pulling up lame.

A.J., A.D. and JJ look good. A rookie - d.jenkins - ran an end around for big yds that got oohs and aahs from the fans.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 09:35 AM
Special teams drills in progress now...
JJ, AD, and SS fielding punts
This is interesting; Zgonina is long snapping.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 09:52 AM
......

GlassHalfFull
08-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Special teams drills in progress now...
JJ, AD, and SS fielding punts
This is interesting; Zgonina is long snapping.

Thanks for the updates. Ain't technology wonderful!!!

Interesting about the long snapping. :thinking:

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Offense has ball on 15; AJ already has two TDs and green has run for one but the D is making their share of stops- they just sacked Sage and stuffed Slaton on successive plays. Next play was nearly picked off. Same ole Sage brilliant throws followed by a couple of head-scratchers.

Maddict5
08-02-2008, 10:11 AM
must spread the rep but thanks for the updates.. bell will probably struggle to make the cut now

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Field goal practice just
finished; Brown was perfect 6 for 6.

The Ones are going at from the 50. Green was stuffed by Greenwood. Bennett was almost beaten deep by Walter... Inc.
Twos up...
Slaton around right end for about 15.
Sage to Dressen for abot 18.
Sage completes an IN for about ten.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 10:23 AM
Ones up again
Matt to AJ for six, man AJ is in midseason form

Matt looks sharp too-three straight completions on OUTs and hooks...

Moffitt just punched the ball out of Slaton's hands--of course that was after Slaton had burned the defense for 20+

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 10:34 AM
AJ just pulled up lame...
Looks like a groin pull
But he's not on the training table... Looks like he's trying to stretch it out.

Did I mention earlier that Weaver pulled up gimpy too?

Well, thats it for today. Gotta go to HT.com and see what the deal is with AJ

HJam72
08-02-2008, 10:37 AM
AJ just pulled up lame...
Looks like a groin pull
Heks not on the training table... Looks like he's trying to stretch it out.

Did I mention earlier that Weaver pulled gimpy too?

Well, thats it for today. Gotta go to HT.com and see what the deal is with AJ

:gun:

OK, these updates are getting way too stressful.

b0ng
08-02-2008, 10:45 AM
Wow that went from great to terrible in like 10 minutes.:foottap:

Brando
08-02-2008, 11:00 AM
AJ being injured just put a downer on my day.:gun:

Honoring Earl 34
08-02-2008, 12:26 PM
I think AJ will be fine he was standing for the meeting after practice . My guess is if it was severe , he'd been carted off .

Darius Walker impressed me more than any RB . I think he sees the cutback lanes better than anyone .

AJ is a beast .

Schaub is a good QB .

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the updates. Ain't technology wonderful!!!

Interesting about the long snapping. :thinking:

yeppers
:D

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 12:46 PM
:gun:

OK, these updates are getting way too stressful.

well, I figured you guys would want to know
I don't think its serious. Like someone said, if it was bad, they would have taken him in with the cart. I think he was able to stretch it out.

HJam72
08-02-2008, 12:47 PM
well, I figured you guys would want to know
I don't think its serious. Like someone said, if it was bad, they would have taken him in with the cart. I think he was able to stretch it out.

We do. I didn't have to read it, but I did.

painekiller
08-02-2008, 03:14 PM
As the report said AJ did not get on the table, he did not get massaged, and he did not get iced, all good signs. But he may miss a little practice time.

About Mike Bell it appeared to be an ankle, he had shown above average speed to get to the sideline, and as he ran down the sideline a little funny step as he went out of bounds. He did not come back to play.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Oh there was one thing I forgot...
the defense was sending a lot of safety and CB blitzes during the final scrimmage. In fact, the reason Demps was covering AJ on the play that he (AJ) pulled his groin, was because Reeves was blitzing. I didn't keep a good count but, thinking back, it looked like the blitzers got in the QB's face at least half the time.

Honoring Earl 34
08-02-2008, 06:14 PM
Oh there was one thing I forgot...
the defense was sending a lot of safety and CB blitzes during the final scrimmage. In fact, the reason Demps was covering AJ on the play that he (AJ) pulled his groin, was because Reeves was blitzing. I didn't keep a good count but, thinking back, it looked like the blitzers got in the QB's face at least half the time.

Yep ... I was wondering why the Texans don't wear the red jersey for QBs or they been told not to touch Sage or Shaub .

gary
08-02-2008, 06:23 PM
How bad is the injury to Bell? Who were the two DB that were working out after practice was over?

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 07:01 PM
How bad is the injury to Bell? Who were the two DB that were working out after practice was over?

A.J. said it wasn't too bad...
Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=4453)

ďI just tweaked my groin a little bit,Ē Johnson said. ďThatís about it. Nothing really major. Iíll go in and get some treatment over the next two days and Iíll be fine.

ďI didnít tear anything or anything like that. Itís hot out here. Sometimes those things happen. You have little tweaks and stuff like that. Other than that, Iím fine. Itís no big deal. I didnít tear anything. I slowed down actually when I felt it tighten up on me. That was a good thing. Other than that, I donít think it will be a problem.Ē

gary
08-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Bell?

aj.
08-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Bell:

Took a handoff, got the corner around the left side - nice run for about fifteen - but then did the hammy grab as he was run out of bounds.

gary
08-02-2008, 07:16 PM
Is it bad?

aj.
08-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Don't think it's that bad. Maybe a week like Petey and Chaun T.

Sounds like he has bigger issues based on Kubiak's comments... (conditioning)...which sitting out isn't going to help.

gary
08-02-2008, 07:36 PM
We'll have to wait and see how he does in the preseason.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 08:26 PM
Bell?

My bad....
got A.J. on the brain...

Kubiak said Bell was basically out of shape and tweaked his hammy trying to keep up with the rest of the squad....
link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=4455)


(on RB Mike Bellís injury) ďHeís got a little hamstring problem. To be honest with you, heís not in the shape the rest of our football team is and we found that out real fast. He got gassed the first night he was out here. He got gassed earlier today, and heís not up with our team. Unfortunately, thatís what happens when you bring guys in the middle of camp or stuff. If theyíre not in excellent shape, they get exposed in a way very, very quick. I just donít think he was in very good condition.Ē

gary
08-02-2008, 08:52 PM
It sounds like Bell has more problems then just his injury.

ObsiWan
08-02-2008, 10:02 PM
It sounds like Bell has more problems then just his injury.

yep, he's playing catch up in more ways than one

maybe that's why Benson hasn't been brought in...
could be that his - shall we say lack of intensity or effort on occasion - in Chicago has given him a negative rap... maybe the scouting line on him is that he's lazy.
Smithiak won't put up with lazy.

Injuries are beyond a player's control.
Laziness isn't.

GP
08-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Is it just me, or are we seeing a lot of reports that say the running back "turned the left corner and made a nice run once he got to the edge"?

Curious to know from some of the posters who have been at camp: Are we seeing any significant rushing up the middle (inside) or is it bottled up and forcing guys to go to the edges?

I'm concerned that we're not moving the DL, and it's forcing our RBs to bounce it to the outside a lot. That stuff doesn't work as well in the regular season vs. REAL opponents.

Any eyes out there who can speak on this? Thanks in advance.

ObsiWan
08-03-2008, 07:17 AM
Is it just me, or are we seeing a lot of reports that say the running back "turned the left corner and made a nice run once he got to the edge"?

Curious to know from some of the posters who have been at camp: Are we seeing any significant rushing up the middle (inside) or is it bottled up and forcing guys to go to the edges?

I'm concerned that we're not moving the DL, and it's forcing our RBs to bounce it to the outside a lot. That stuff doesn't work as well in the regular season vs. REAL opponents.

Any eyes out there who can speak on this? Thanks in advance.

They were doing both. The bigger backs, Green in particular IMO, were having some success running "up the gut" so to speak. Walker seemed to use the blocking the best and know just when to hit the crease whether it was inside or off-tackle. Slaton was best once he het the edge.

I don't think I ever said anything about RBs "bouncing outside". The guys that hit the edge were doing it on plays designed to go that way. I will say that I saw Walker make a couple of nice runs by cutting back against the grain. But its still a matter of the RBs recognizing where the hole or crease is and hitting it hard.

You other guys who were there might have a different viewpoint but that's what I saw.

GP
08-03-2008, 10:04 AM
They were doing both. The bigger backs, Green in particular IMO, were having some success running "up the gut" so to speak. Walker seemed to use the blocking the best and know just when to hit the crease whether it was inside or off-tackle. Slaton was best once he het the edge.

I don't think I ever said anything about RBs "bouncing outside". The guys that hit the edge were doing it on plays designed to go that way. I will say that I saw Walker make a couple of nice runs by cutting back against the grain. But its still a matter of the RBs recognizing where the hole or crease is and hitting it hard.

You other guys who were there might have a different viewpoint but that's what I saw.

OK. Thanks for the info, obsi.

CloakNNNdagger
08-03-2008, 10:07 AM
According to this morning's Chronicle:

1) The Texans are impressed with Tim Carter's speed and as potential kick returner

2) Brisiel (right guard) is getting work at center also for versatility

3) Demeco Ryans is hooked to the hip with Morlon Greenwood and feels that his proximity has allowed him success

4) It could be scary if Turk or K. Brown go down........maybe we'll activate the JUGS machine on game day if one of them goes down.

gary
08-03-2008, 10:58 AM
Anymore on DRob?

gary
08-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Me, Jonathan Sandys (great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill) with Kris Brown and his family.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme014.jpg

CloakNNNdagger
08-03-2008, 12:38 PM
Me, Jonathan Sandys (great grandson of Sir Winston Churchill) with Kris Brown and his family.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme014.jpg

Great Pic, Gary.

gary
08-03-2008, 12:42 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme003.jpg Jon with Ryan Reichert, head of security for the Texans and a great friend.

gary
08-03-2008, 12:45 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme001.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 12:50 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme005.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 04:28 PM
Jonathan and me sitting and talking under the VIP tent.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme002.jpg

Honoring Earl 34
08-03-2008, 04:31 PM
Gary ... you should have your own reality TV show .

gary
08-03-2008, 04:42 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme006.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 04:46 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme008.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 04:59 PM
Jon and Eric Winston.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme010.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 05:05 PM
Me and rookie CB A. Molden. The heat was getting to be too much for me. Molden was fine.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme011.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 05:12 PM
Ryan,me and Jon.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme015.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 05:20 PM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme016.jpg

gary
08-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Jon, me and the great Amobi.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme012.jpg

GuerillaBlack
08-03-2008, 09:21 PM
Cool pics gary. You have quite the entourage.

gary
08-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Thank You.

76Texan
08-04-2008, 08:19 AM
Gary, you shoulda told Winston not to show up his tummy for the camera!
LOL!

76Texan
08-04-2008, 08:27 AM
They were doing both. The bigger backs, Green in particular IMO, were having some success running "up the gut" so to speak. Walker seemed to use the blocking the best and know just when to hit the crease whether it was inside or off-tackle. Slaton was best once he het the edge.

I don't think I ever said anything about RBs "bouncing outside". The guys that hit the edge were doing it on plays designed to go that way. I will say that I saw Walker make a couple of nice runs by cutting back against the grain. But its still a matter of the RBs recognizing where the hole or crease is and hitting it hard.

You other guys who were there might have a different viewpoint but that's what I saw.Like Obsi said, there were quite a few designed plays to go outside.

And that's with Salaam and Duane Brown taking turn at LT.
I saw Green and Slaton on the outside zone stretch.

I also saw Walker and Taylor on the cutback because the hole was there.

I was there for only one day, and it seems like we were running to the weakside quite a bit.

There were also good runs in the middle with all four RBs.
(Not all the time, of course)

The RBs were finding the holes quickly and the O-line did a good job.
That's what I meant when I said the O-line atone themselves during goal-line drill and scrimmage, 'cause in the Line drill, the D had the advantage on that day.

Giant Tiger
08-04-2008, 08:39 AM
Great pictures Gary. Thanks for sharing. Means a lot to us who can't make it to TC :tiphat:

gary
08-04-2008, 08:48 AM
:texflag: :texflag: :texflag:

painekiller
08-04-2008, 09:04 AM
Cool pics gary. You have quite the entourage.

Don't mess with Gary's posse...

painekiller
08-04-2008, 09:13 AM
Is it just me, or are we seeing a lot of reports that say the running back "turned the left corner and made a nice run once he got to the edge"?

Curious to know from some of the posters who have been at camp: Are we seeing any significant rushing up the middle (inside) or is it bottled up and forcing guys to go to the edges?

I'm concerned that we're not moving the DL, and it's forcing our RBs to bounce it to the outside a lot. That stuff doesn't work as well in the regular season vs. REAL opponents.

Any eyes out there who can speak on this? Thanks in advance.

I might have been the one that mentioned the speed to the corner. We all figured Slaton might have the speed to get outside, but I know I never thought Bell would be able to get outside.

About the inside runs. For me it is hard to tell from the low seats how successful the play is, for the most part they are only holding up the runner and it is a fast release to let the runner continue. I just see a mass of big bodies in the middle plays.

Watching the 1 on 1 or 2 on 2 drills is how I get an understanding of the linemen.

BTW as was pointed Green has been our best runner running inside followed by Walker.

nunusguy
08-04-2008, 10:03 AM
Great pics Gary ! OK here's a tough one, of all those guys have you got a favorite player (or favorites) ?

HOU-TEX
08-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Does anyone have the inside scoop who was involved in the rumble between the O and Dlines?

Head coach Gary Kubiak

(on what did you tell the guys with getting angry with each other) “This game’s about intensity and I felt that we needed to find another level of intensity. That was something we addressed as a team last night and we found it this morning, but we’re not going to lose our composure

DE N.D. Kalu
(his take on the skirmish during practice today) “I thought it was good. I know that Coach Kubiak doesn’t like it. I think it is good to do it out here because there are no yellow flags or fines. We need to get a little more ornery on defensive, and the defensive linemen started that fight.”

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=4463

SheTexan
08-04-2008, 03:17 PM
Great pic's Gary!! Look forward to meeting your friend Jon at our tailgate!! Wish you could bring along all your OTHER cool friends I saw in those pic's!!!

First year I missed TC, and I feel sad! BUT, best to take care of my health now so I'll be all ready for the start of preseason!! Glad Eddy (our little TS) has decided to make his presence known early in the week, NOT ON SAT!!! That would really have ticked off a bunch of TEXAN fans!!!:shetexan:

TheRealJoker
08-04-2008, 03:36 PM
The Panthers disagree on Kalu's take about fighting in practice. They suspended Steve Smith, their All Pro WR for the first two games of the regular season for what he did to Ken Lucas.

HOU-TEX
08-04-2008, 03:47 PM
The Panthers disagree on Kalu's take about fighting in practice. They suspended Steve Smith, their All Pro WR for the first two games of the regular season for what he did to Ken Lucas.

That was a different situation. Smith and Lucas got into it on the sideline with no helmets. From what I gather from the quotes is the altercation occurred while in the heat of battle. If so, then I don't have a problem with it either. I was just curious who it was.

:fans:

J-Russ
08-04-2008, 03:59 PM
I have a feeling that Travis Johnson was the one involved from the defensive side. Haven't he gotten into a scuffle in every TC since being becoming a Texans? It's starting to become a tradition for him...

Fox
08-04-2008, 04:49 PM
That was a different situation. Smith and Lucas got into it on the sideline with no helmets. From what I gather from the quotes is the altercation occurred while in the heat of battle. If so, then I don't have a problem with it either. I was just curious who it was.

:fans:

http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/

John McClain reporting it was Travis Johnson and Anthony Maddox on the defensive side and Eric Winston on the offensive side. Said it wasn't too bad of a skirmish, no helmets came off.

HOU-TEX
08-04-2008, 04:52 PM
I have a feeling that Travis Johnson was the one from the defensive side. Haven't he gotten into a scuffle in every TC since being becoming a Texans? It's starting to become a tradition for him...

Well, you're right. According to McChinless it was Winston, TJ and Maddox that were involved in the skurmish.

Like I said, I actually like the fact that the intensity is high enough for a little tiff here and there.

*edit: Fox beat me to it. :)

ObsiWan
08-04-2008, 05:06 PM
When's the scrimmage against the Saints? Its time to take out the frustrations on another team's personnel.
:D

gary
08-04-2008, 05:20 PM
Agreed.

gary
08-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Great pics Gary ! OK here's a tough one, of all those guys have you got a favorite player (or favorites) ?I like all of them.

Polo
08-04-2008, 05:54 PM
Winston taking on two d-linemen and no other o-lineman jumped in to help...

tsk...tsk....

NBT
08-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Great job Gary. Great pictures. Mario really looks the part of a beast. I would hate to have to block the Dude!

gary
08-04-2008, 06:26 PM
Lol.

mexican_texan
08-04-2008, 11:29 PM
Jon and Eric Winston.
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee312/gary1992/Jonandme010.jpg
My goodness, Winston is getting bigger.

gary
08-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Way bigger.

Polo
08-06-2008, 11:02 AM
“We’ve been pushing him to get the most out of him, and he did play pretty darn well last year,” Kubiak said. “But if he becomes a great player, a Pro Bowl player, then our football team is going to benefit from that. So that’s our job as coaches: to keep pushing him and see if we can find that. I think he’s capable of it. I think he’s capable of being one hell of a player, but his conditioning level has got to be the best it’s been. And keeping him healthy (is important), and that is why we’re taking a different approach with him, so we’ll see.”"

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/comments/kubiak-wont-let-up-on-johnson-08-06-2008.html

Riddle...

If I posted this quote alone who would you think Kubes was talking about ? (for those of you who haven't read the article yet)

HOU-TEX
08-06-2008, 11:26 AM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/comments/kubiak-wont-let-up-on-johnson-08-06-2008.html

Riddle...

If I posted this quote alone who would you think Kubes was talking about ? (for those of you who haven't read the article yet)

TJ....

Thorn
08-06-2008, 11:30 AM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/comments/kubiak-wont-let-up-on-johnson-08-06-2008.html

Riddle...

If I posted this quote alone who would you think Kubes was talking about ? (for those of you who haven't read the article yet)


I had already read the article, so I know who they are talking about. But in all reality, that quote alone could be for just about anybody on the team last year.

cuppacoffee
08-06-2008, 11:43 AM
Sounds good to me.

Travis Johnson....pro-bowler.

DiehardChris
08-07-2008, 11:35 AM
You guys attending training camp - is Chaun Thompson back on the field yet?

HOU-TEX
08-07-2008, 11:37 AM
You guys attending training camp - is Chaun Thompson back on the field yet?

The practices are no longer open to the fans. Last Saturday was the final open practice.

Unless you're speaking of folks that have ways of getting in. :)

drewmar74
08-07-2008, 12:22 PM
Winston taking on two d-linemen and no other o-lineman jumped in to help...

tsk...tsk....

Maybe he didn't need any help.....