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pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:18 PM
Too big, too fast, and to angry to pass up. This is just what the Texans need lurking the secondary. If Mr. Mays is available and the Texans pass, it could be monumental. Trade up into the draft if you have too! Would mean to the Texans D, as John Lynch meant to the Broncos for years! Since our coming into the league, we have only two players that other teams fear and scheme against. Johnson and Williams. This would give the Texans another player maker on the defensive side of the ball and prevent air-attack teams from challenging the secondary. :aggressive:

eriadoc
01-07-2009, 04:26 PM
There are a few guys at 15 that I wouldn't complain about us getting. Mays is one of them.

Blake
01-07-2009, 04:33 PM
He will be this years Sean Taylor. Everyone will want him, but after the combine, he wont get past 10.

And with Denver at 12 I think they would be a prime candidate to draft him.

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:34 PM
There are a few guys at 15 that I wouldn't complain about us getting. Mays is one of them.

I'm only going Safety or LB. Our track record with D-Line has not been that great. I believe with a creative D-Coor, we can right the ship on the D-Line. But without an adequate secondary, we're dead in the water!:bat:

gtexan02
01-07-2009, 04:35 PM
I want to go Safety with our 1st pick more than most, but that said, I don't know why people are so high on Mays. Honestly, Im curious here.

I know almost nothing about him, other than what his stats indicate.
4 career interceptions over 3 years playing at USC?

USC plays a lot of bad teams and is usually ahead in games. That means a lot of pass opportunities. 4 INTs over 3 years doesn't sound like much of a ballhawk

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:36 PM
He will be this years Sean Taylor. Everyone will want him, but after the combine, he wont get past 10.

And with Denver at 12 I think they would be a prime candidate to draft him.

I would trade the house! You can't pass on a guy like that. If we are willing to give away picks for Schaub, why would they not want to give up picks for a 6'3", 225lbs, 4.28- 40, heat seeking rocket!

Polo
01-07-2009, 04:38 PM
I can't even wrap my head around the upcoming draft just yet...

Since Kubiak has gotten here he's taken guys that I didn't expect him to take....

Honestly I'm not as concerned with what we do with our first rd. pick as I am with what we do with our second and third....

Sitting at 15 I don't think we'll have a shot at Mays, Mauluga, or Orakpo...Just not seeing that come draft day...

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:39 PM
I want to go Safety with our 1st pick more than most, but that said, I don't know why people are so high on Mays. Honestly, Im curious here.

I know almost nothing about him, other than what his stats indicate.
4 career interceptions over 3 years playing at USC?

USC plays a lot of bad teams and is usually ahead in games. That means a lot of pass opportunities. 4 INTs over 3 years doesn't sound like much of a ballhawk

I agree about his stats, but stats can lie. Why would you throw in the direction of a guy that talented? Sometimes your stats are horrible, due to no one challenging you. He does have some limitations in coverage, but he's there to challenge the WR's and TE's, not stay in their back pocket. He's no Ed Reid or Palamalu, but he's not Roy Williams Either! Can you imagine bringing him in the box on run situations also? My oh my....the packages that can be run!:foottap:

Polo
01-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Mays is a good ball player...I wouldn't get too caught up in his stats because Kubes Mantra seems to be to take the best athletes and coach them up into good ball players...

At Mays' size with his athletic ability I can't see Kubiak passing on him....But like I said, I don't see us having a shot at him...If he's a workout warrior he'll probably go top ten...

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:42 PM
I can't even wrap my head around the upcoming draft just yet...

Since Kubiak has gotten here he's taken guys that I didn't expect him to take....

Honestly I'm not as concerned with what we do with our first rd. pick as I am with what we do with our second and third....

Sitting at 15 I don't think we'll have a shot at Mays, Mauluga, or Orakpo...Just not seeing that come draft day...

This team is close. Those later round picks are going to be important though. Depth. Guys like Adibi and Diles are playing well over their expected contributions, but they are not legit starters! There will be value for OLB in the 2nd round!

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:43 PM
Mays is a good ball player...I wouldn't get too caught up in his stats because Kubes Mantra seems to be to take the best athletes and coach them up into good ball players...

At Mays' size with his athletic ability I can't see Kubiak passing on him....But like I said, I don't see us having a shot at him...If he's a workout warrior he'll probably go top ten...

I hear ya! Let's just pray they open up the trade scenario!

Texecutioner
01-07-2009, 04:51 PM
I agree about his stats, but stats can lie. Why would you throw in the direction of a guy that talented? Sometimes your stats are horrible, due to no one challenging you. He does have some limitations in coverage, but he's there to challenge the WR's and TE's, not stay in their back pocket. He's no Ed Reid or Palamalu, but he's not Roy Williams Either! Can you imagine bringing him in the box on run situations also? My oh my....the packages that can be run!:foottap:

That being said, would you compare him to a guy like a Bob Sanders who isn't exactly a ball hawk safety, but a run stopping beast from hell? Because I would take a guy like Bob Sanders in a NY second.

I think Mays is intriguing as well. But I think that Polo is right and Denver seems like a prime candidate to get him. I'm with you though I don't think our track record is to good on picking D Lineman in the first round, but I would still go after a DE because we need one way to much. I just don't want to draft another DT.

Spled
01-07-2009, 04:53 PM
You may have already seen this clip, but if you haven't you'll see why he may not be around at 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLD33s7V7EU&feature=related

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:56 PM
You may have already seen this clip, but if you haven't you'll see why he may not be around at 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLD33s7V7EU&feature=related

Thanks Spled:thisbig:

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 04:58 PM
That being said, would you compare him to a guy like a Bob Sanders who isn't exactly a ball hawk safety, but a run stopping beast from hell? Because I would take a guy like Bob Sanders in a NY second.

I think Mays is intriguing as well. But I think that Polo is right and Denver seems like a prime candidate to get him. I'm with you though I don't think our track record is to good on picking D Lineman in the first round, but I would still go after a DE because we need one way to much. I just don't want to draft another DT.
That's what I'm talking about. If you can get a Bob Sanders clone, with more size and speed. Put him in a Tampa-2 or blitzing 4-3......My Goodness. He is my dream safety. Actually I would think he is more of a Brian Dawkins!

DiehardChris
01-07-2009, 05:02 PM
I want to be excited about Mays, but I keep hearing noise about him not being that good in pass coverage. We've already had a couple of safeties who were really good at stopping the run, and really bad at pass coverage.

Not that Mays would be really bad at coverage - I'm just kind of scared.

Plus - I'm a big subscriber to the thought that you build defense from the front back. It's not like we only have one hole on the d-line... we have at LEAST two, possibly three if Okoye doesn't get his butt in gear.

I dunno. I'm really torn. We could get a REALLY nice player at 15... but we may also trade down again.

Shaft75
01-07-2009, 05:12 PM
What's wrong with moving back and picking up William Moore? Look at the Texans recent draft history. We always make the best picks in the middle rounds. I say trade back if we can and pick up some OL help and a compliment to Slaton.

Mays may be a good player...
But I want MOORE in '09!
(as in William Moore and more draft picks if y'all didn't catch it)

Blake
01-07-2009, 05:25 PM
What's wrong with moving back and picking up William Moore? Look at the Texans recent draft history. We always make the best picks in the middle rounds. I say trade back if we can and pick up some OL help and a compliment to Slaton.

Mays may be a good player...
But I want MOORE in '09!
(as in William Moore and more draft picks if y'all didn't catch it)

I have no problem with moving back for more picks and still getting a hammer safety. Better that than trade picks to move up.

Ole Miss Texan
01-07-2009, 05:54 PM
I really dislike the fact that as a casual fan, you can't watch the secondary (college or pro). Once they show the secondary, it's pretty much too late to tell you much + you don't know what assignments were called. More often than not safeties are blamed for CB's mistakes and CB's are blamed for S mistakes.

I havn't gotten to see much of Mays and I think he's a big case of "he's been then #1 safety for a long time and everybody is trying to point out flaws". I think his measurables are off the charts... but that can often be a big distraction. If he is the real deal, I would love to have him on this team, especially if our new DC knows a lot about the secondary.

He's probably gone before hand though seeing how Malcolm Jenkins, Vontae Davis and he are the top secondary players in the draft. I can see Denver or even New Orleans taking him. If Oakland gets rid of Huff, they may even be in the running if they're dumb enough to pass on a LT.

TexanSam
01-07-2009, 05:57 PM
I would trade the house! You can't pass on a guy like that. If we are willing to give away picks for Schaub, why would they not want to give up picks for a 6'3", 225lbs, 4.28- 40, heat seeking rocket!

Because we have other needs other than safety. We can't trade away picksto fill one need when those other picks could help us as well

infantrycak
01-07-2009, 06:04 PM
I would trade the house! You can't pass on a guy like that. If we are willing to give away picks for Schaub, why would they not want to give up picks for a 6'3", 225lbs, 4.28- 40, heat seeking rocket!

Not just no, but hell no. FYI--the 2 picks the Texans gave up to Schaub don't equal their 1st round pick much less their 1st round pick plus more picks to move up.

HOU-TEX
01-07-2009, 06:06 PM
I want to be excited about Mays, but I keep hearing noise about him not being that good in pass coverage. We've already had a couple of safeties who were really good at stopping the run, and really bad at pass coverage.

Not that Mays would be really bad at coverage - I'm just kind of scared.

Plus - I'm a big subscriber to the thought that you build defense from the front back. It's not like we only have one hole on the d-line... we have at LEAST two, possibly three if Okoye doesn't get his butt in gear.

I dunno. I'm really torn. We could get a REALLY nice player at 15... but we may also trade down again.

I'm right there with ya, Diehard. I've always felt that the game is won in the trenches. I also understand we've spent multiple 1st round picks along the Dline, but it ain't finished yet.

Personally, I'd go with the BPA at DE, OLB and DT in the 1st 3 rounds.

76Texan
01-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Some guys on the list of Taylor Mays' KO victims are fairly big.

Cameron Morrah TE, 6-4 245 lbs
Nyan Boatang WR, 6-2 210 lbs
Craig Stevens, TE, 6-4, 254 lbs (3rd pick Titans, #85 overall)

Second Honeymoon
01-07-2009, 06:11 PM
I think Mays would be a great addition (see signature) but no way in hell would I give up picks to trade up to get him. If someone takes him before us, that just means someone else is going to drop in our laps. My perfect offseason (other than Asomoghu or Haynesworth signing *unrealistic*) would be to lure Ray Lewis to come in and play LB for us and bring a soul to our defense and then draft Mays to add another layer of pain.

Personally, I think Rey Maleauga(sic) would be a great addition and there is a better shot at Rey at #15 than Mays at #15. It all depends on the combine anyways. Our best bet is that as many QBs as possible come out in this draft and hopefully get drafted pre #15. I think there is already a decent shot that 3 QBs will be taken pre #15...Flacco and Ryan's quality play could help us have a QB happy 1st Round and that is a good thing.

as for Denver drafting Mays, I could see it happen but I would imagine they make be looking for a DL. Their recent experiments at DL have not worked out and the new regime is probably going to want to fix that situation immediately.

Second Honeymoon
01-07-2009, 06:34 PM
What's wrong with moving back and picking up William Moore? Look at the Texans recent draft history. We always make the best picks in the middle rounds. I say trade back if we can and pick up some OL help and a compliment to Slaton.

Mays may be a good player...
But I want MOORE in '09!
(as in William Moore and more draft picks if y'all didn't catch it)

I like your campaign's tagline 'I Want MOORE in '09'
thats pretty good

Texecutioner
01-07-2009, 06:39 PM
I think Mays would be a great addition (see signature) but no way in hell would I give up picks to trade up to get him. If someone takes him before us, that just means someone else is going to drop in our laps. My perfect offseason (other than Asomoghu or Haynesworth signing *unrealistic*) would be to lure Ray Lewis to come in and play LB for us and bring a soul to our defense and then draft Mays to add another layer of pain.

Personally, I think Rey Maleauga(sic) would be a great addition and there is a better shot at Rey at #15 than Mays at #15. It all depends on the combine anyways. Our best bet is that as many QBs as possible come out in this draft and hopefully get drafted pre #15. I think there is already a decent shot that 3 QBs will be taken pre #15...Flacco and Ryan's quality play could help us have a QB happy 1st Round and that is a good thing.

as for Denver drafting Mays, I could see it happen but I would imagine they make be looking for a DL. Their recent experiments at DL have not worked out and the new regime is probably going to want to fix that situation immediately.

Interesting scenarios that you just proposed.

I would love to have Maleauga but doesn't he play the same position that Demeco does? IF we did grab him would we move him or Demeco? Would that be probable? Curry would be a nice guy to have as well. I wouldn't mind if we spent that first pick on either one of those LB's.

Ray Lewis coming here? That is a dream and you know that won't happen. I think that we would have a better shot at Suggs.

You could be right about Denver going DL though. They were atrocious this year up front on D. I hadn't thought about that.

Goldensilence
01-07-2009, 06:46 PM
Looked at a few highlight reels for Mays and I don't like to watch USC football really. What stands out is he kid can lay the wood but what concerns me is he big hit without wrapping up. Definitely has speed to burn but I only saw one pick and not enough in coverage. We could get Mays at 15 unless him combine numbers blow his status up like Landry's did. Moore might slip down into the second and I'd like to pick him up if he does. However, I think the value for this defense,barring a DC that great with secondary players(McDermot,Gray) is at OLB.

Duna's return made an impact in how much the staff probably trusted the secondary more but Adibi's speed at LB IMO made the bigger impact. Could use one more on the opposite side of Demeco.

gtexan02
01-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Safeties play all over the field, so I dont really think offenses purposely avoid him. Again, 4 picks in 3 years. One year he had no interceptions all year long.

This team needs turnovers just as badly as it needs someone to play solid defense. This guy looks like a beast, but he's not a centerfielder. He's not a ballhawk. If we have to trade or find a FA so be it, if this guy can be coached up, so be it. But I'm ready for a true FS back there

TexansSeminole
01-07-2009, 08:52 PM
I agree about his stats, but stats can lie. Why would you throw in the direction of a guy that talented? Sometimes your stats are horrible, due to no one challenging you. He does have some limitations in coverage, but he's there to challenge the WR's and TE's, not stay in their back pocket. He's no Ed Reid or Palamalu, but he's not Roy Williams Either! Can you imagine bringing him in the box on run situations also? My oh my....the packages that can be run!:foottap:

You could say the same about Sean Taylor. He was obviously a huge ballhawk going into his junior (and final) year with the Hurricanes when he was in college. Why would you think about throwing at him? He still managed 10 interceptions that season, and made much, much more plays than Mays did this year, or in any year. Same goes for Ed Reed, he was a huge ballhawk throughout his college career, but still managed to get the picks year in and year out. And he does it in the NFL pretty much EVERY year.

I think INT stats lie, to an extent. You either get them or you don't. It's not like a touchdown where you have to have your whole offense on the same page. An INT is just a guy using instincts to be where the ball will be and having the ability to come down with it.

I just don't think Mays is a ballhawk. I see him being like John Lynch as you, pittbull3, said in the OP. John Lynch is probably the best comparison I have seen of him yet.

If you want a run stopping enforcer who closes on the ballcarrier extremely fast than Mays is what you want. I'm not sure he is the ballhawk we are all looking for.

JMO

TexansSeminole
01-07-2009, 09:02 PM
I like the idea of Rey Maualuga(sp?) at SLB. He is a good blitzer, something we need from our LBs, and he is a big dude. Our LBers aren't all that big, and Rey would add some bulk to the 2nd line of our defense.

mussop
01-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Duna's return made an impact in how much the staff probably trusted the secondary more but Adibi's speed at LB IMO made the bigger impact. Could use one more on the opposite side of Demeco.

This got me thinking :thinking: with Mays size and speed could he play some LB? I mean if the main negative on him is that hes not a ballhawk, why not move him down to LB. Seems like an easier transition than going from LB to safety (if you have the size). Could you imagine having a OLB with 4.3 speed.



To bad he probably wont be there when we pick.

mussop
01-07-2009, 09:36 PM
I'm not sure he is the ballhawk we are all looking for.

JMO

The questoin is ..... Are we (Smithiak) looking for a ballhawke?? Hopefully when the new DC comes in that part of our history will change.

Ryan
01-07-2009, 10:02 PM
I am all on this bandwagon.:fans:

He is just the guy we need back there.

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:33 PM
Because we have other needs other than safety. We can't trade away picksto fill one need when those other picks could help us as well

No doubt about other needs, but this may be the year to use $$$ on secure free agents. I personally would take a strong look at Bart Scott. The Ravens can't pay Suggs, Scott, and Lewis in this year! He'll be available. Would be a great SLB pick-up. Trading picks for a bonified player is a wash! Money will be freed up with Salaam, Green, and Weaver being let go, along with the cap going up $7mil.! Add a new D-coordinator and scheme, and the Texans needs may not be as evident as most think.

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:35 PM
What's wrong with moving back and picking up William Moore? Look at the Texans recent draft history. We always make the best picks in the middle rounds. I say trade back if we can and pick up some OL help and a compliment to Slaton.

Mays may be a good player...
But I want MOORE in '09!
(as in William Moore and more draft picks if y'all didn't catch it)

Moore is no Taylor Mays. Size, strength, and speed. All the edges go to Mays. The Texans don't just need players, but they also need attitude changes and proven winners. Missouri? I don't think so. USC.....YEP!

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:37 PM
Not just no, but hell no. FYI--the 2 picks the Texans gave up to Schaub don't equal their 1st round pick much less their 1st round pick plus more picks to move up.

They need winners, not picks. The Texans have a good nucleus, with talent. There are just a few holes that need to be plugged. Safety, OLB, and a D-Coordniator with some guts. Add Mays, Bart Scott in Free Agency, and a top flight veteran D-Coord, and we could be in much better shape!:fans:

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:39 PM
Interesting scenarios that you just proposed.

I would love to have Maleauga but doesn't he play the same position that Demeco does? IF we did grab him would we move him or Demeco? Would that be probable? Curry would be a nice guy to have as well. I wouldn't mind if we spent that first pick on either one of those LB's.

Ray Lewis coming here? That is a dream and you know that won't happen. I think that we would have a better shot at Suggs.

You could be right about Denver going DL though. They were atrocious this year up front on D. I hadn't thought about that.

I would see Ray going to SLB. Has more coverage skills than DeMeco and Ryans is solidified as a NFL MLB. Why sscrew with it. Bart Scott is also a FA.

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:41 PM
This got me thinking :thinking: with Mays size and speed could he play some LB? I mean if the main negative on him is that hes not a ballhawk, why not move him down to LB. Seems like an easier transition than going from LB to safety (if you have the size). Could you imagine having a OLB with 4.3 speed.



To bad he probably wont be there when we pick.

Many think other teams may try to move him. But why? Bring him in the box like Sanders or Dawkins in Philly. Let him lay the boom! Coverage becomes alot easy when guys get Alligator arms! Ask anyWR in the NFL!!!....LOL

Brandon420tx
01-07-2009, 11:42 PM
The LB I personally want is Karlos Dansby from the Cards. I really hope they can't work out a deal. Dansby was around when Frank Bush was in Arizona so who knows.

pittbull3
01-07-2009, 11:46 PM
The LB I personally want is Karlos Dansby from the Cards. I really hope they can't work out a deal. Dansby was around when Frank Bush was in Arizona so who knows.

Dansby sounds good to me too. The Texans are going to exercise money or a FA LB. They can't wait for guys like Adibi and Diles to become elite LB's. Greenwood is gone! Bentley is depth. The the division will sway even faster when Dungy calls it quits, Vince goes back to QB in Tennessee, and the Jags continue to bounce up and down! This is the year to make our move.

TimeKiller
01-08-2009, 08:45 AM
Rey Mauluga would be cool, Mays is probably out of the question at #15, landing a big F/A wouldn't bother me either but what of James Laraunitis from OSU? I remember him being hailed as a top-10 pick last year but haven't heard much from him this year...what's the deal? Could we have a shot at him?

The1ApplePie
01-08-2009, 10:26 AM
Anyone who had a hard-on for La'Ron Landry should love Mays. Basically the same player but with better hands.

76Texan
01-08-2009, 10:51 AM
Rey Mauluga would be cool, Mays is probably out of the question at #15, landing a big F/A wouldn't bother me either but what of James Laraunitis from OSU? I remember him being hailed as a top-10 pick last year but haven't heard much from him this year...what's the deal? Could we have a shot at him?
At this moment, I like Mauluga better than Laraunitis, but can either one of them play OLB?

I haven't watched enough of them, nor Mays.
But I really like to have an enforcer back there at safety. Heck, convert him to LB, I don't think I would mind.

TexansSeminole
01-08-2009, 10:52 AM
Anyone who had a hard-on for La'Ron Landry should love Mays. Basically the same player but with better hands.

How do you conclude that? Landry had 12 career interceptions in college.

Mays has 4.

I can't think how you could come to the conclusion that Mays has better hands than LaRon Landry.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 10:55 AM
At this moment, I like Mauluga better than Laraunitis, but can either one of them play OLB?

I haven't watched enough of them, nor Mays.
But I really like to have an enforcer back there at safety. Heck, convert him to LB, I don't think I would mind.

Mauluga > Lauranitus

At this point I look at our draft options being this way.

Mays at safety which is a long shot or possibly if Orakpo slips which is a really long shot because we need a DE more than anything.

If neither one is there. Here are 3 LB's that would be great and could really help the Texans and wouldn't mind having any of these three.

Mauluga, Aaron Curry, or Brandon Spikes.

I would take any of those 3. Any one of those guys could be franchise LB's to pair with Demeco for years to come. If we could get Mays, another franchise DE or any one of those LB's I'd be just fine. If Mays is gone though, I can guarantee one of those LB's will be sitting there.

Errant Hothy
01-08-2009, 10:55 AM
It's nice to see the annual, "We gotta draft (insert name of sefty here)! We should trade up to get him if we have too.", tradition is still going strong.

Not that I'd be opposed to Mays, just noting that every year the fans all wish for a sefty and every year they are disappionted.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 10:57 AM
It's nice to see the annual, "We gotta draft (insert name of sefty here)! We should trade up to get him if we have too.", tradition is still going strong.

Not that I'd be opposed to Mays, just noting that every year the fans all wish for a sefty and every year they are disappionted.

What do you think about one of those 3 LB's I just mentioned then. I agree, for some reason I just don't see the Texans going Safety in the first. I want them to, but I have a feeling they won't do it.

Errant Hothy
01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
What do you think about one of those 3 LB's I just mentioned then. I agree, for some reason I just don't see the Texans going Safety in the first. I want them to, but I have a feeling they won't do it.

Of the three, I'd prefer Curry. Mauluga and Lauranitus seem more like MLBs to me, and while I wouldn't be opposed to moving DeMeco to the outside it ain't going to happen.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Of the three, I'd prefer Curry. Mauluga and Lauranitus seem more like MLBs to me, and while I wouldn't be opposed to moving DeMeco to the outside it ain't going to happen.

I like Curry a lot myself. He is already an Outside LB as well. I'm not sure about Spikes.

If we brought either Mauluga or Spikes in though we could move them to the outside. I think it would be better to move them, because they could learn early on in camp while Demeco has already been here leading the defense and calling plays. I would rather keep the main guy who already has the chemistry with other players in the middle and move the new guy. All 3 of those guys I mentioned could play as an Outside LB. All 3 of them are really good blitzing LB's as well which would be exactly what we need to help the pass rush especially if we don't get a better DE.

El Tejano
01-08-2009, 11:27 AM
I don't want to trade up for Mays. I too agree with trading down for more picks. With our team on the brink of a possible play off season, having more picks will only help. I'm also cool with staying pat and picking up Mays if he falls to us or going with a DE. 1st round pick has to be D. You can pick up OL or a RB in the 2nd or 3rd.

Ole Miss Texan
01-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Not that I'd be opposed to Mays, just noting that every year the fans all wish for a sefty and every year they are disappionted.

Same could be said about Left Tackle but we finally got one in the 1st last year!!!

I'm big on the Branden Spikes bandwagon, if he declares I think he shoots up the draft boards. Laurinaitis seems like a good LB and fundamentally sound, but he just doesn't wow me. Mauluga reminds me of a Patrick Willis kind of LB, although not quite the "can't miss" prospect that P-Willie was. Curry seems like the real deal.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 11:42 AM
Same could be said about Left Tackle but we finally got one in the 1st last year!!!

I'm big on the Branden Spikes bandwagon, if he declares I think he shoots up the draft boards. Laurinaitis seems like a good LB and fundamentally sound, but he just doesn't wow me. Mauluga reminds me of a Patrick Willis kind of LB, although not quite the "can't miss" prospect that P-Willie was. Curry seems like the read deal.

Exactly!No way in hell Orakpo slips and I don't think there will be another DE good enough to justify picking them with the 15th pick. If Mays is gone, we might as well get a freaking stud at LB to pair with Demeco that could be another Willis type of player or like Mayo was this year for the Pats. We could get a guy that could help with the blitz and in coverage.

Curry, Spikes, and Maluega all seem to have the total package of tools.

El Tejano
01-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Not that I'd be opposed to Mays, just noting that every year the fans all wish for a sefty and every year they are disappionted.

You make a strong point. You also have to take into consideration that Kubiak was pleased with the play of Eugene Wilson and Nick Ferguson. He may feel that we can still develop a safety and thus choose to take one in the later rounds.

Errant Hothy
01-08-2009, 11:47 AM
Same could be said about Left Tackle but we finally got one in the 1st last year!!!

I'm big on the Branden Spikes bandwagon, if he declares I think he shoots up the draft boards. Laurinaitis seems like a good LB and fundamentally sound, but he just doesn't wow me. Mauluga reminds me of a Patrick Willis kind of LB, although not quite the "can't miss" prospect that P-Willie was. Curry seems like the read deal.

The pining/crying for a safety far exceded any noise about a LT.

The Sean Taylor draft was the worst. Almost as bad as the Reggie Bush/VY draft.

beerlover
01-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Exactly!No way in hell Orakpo slips and I don't think there will be another DE good enough to justify picking them with the 15th pick. If Mays is gone, we might as well get a freaking stud at LB to pair with Demeco that could be another Willis type of player or like Mayo was this year for the Pats. We could get a guy that could help with the blitz and in coverage.

Curry, Spikes, and Maluega all seem to have the total package of tools.

Curry is higher rated than Mays
maybe Spikes in a trade down
Maluega is too slow, the Texans don't need size as much as speed
Mays projects to 49'ers #10 - Denver @ #12
like Clint Sintim, 6-3 254 OLB Virginia can be a situational pass rusher & everydown OLB

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 11:53 AM
How do you conclude that? Landry had 12 career interceptions in college.

Mays has 4.

I can't think how you could come to the conclusion that Mays has better hands than LaRon Landry.

Sage Rosenfel is a monster in mop up duty. David Carr was actually a good NFL QB, 1 year. So stats do lie very often. Wherever there is a weakness, teams will try to attack. In the case of Landry, teams couldn't run to save their lives on LSU. There was often 3rd and longs. Throw the football! This can't be said with USC over the past few years. Their strength has been in the LB and Secondary on defense. Intermediate stuff, will limit what you see done in the secondary and on the stat sheet. I'm not disagreeing with Mays not having the ultimate ballhawking skills. But PLEASE, name me one person on the Texans secondary, that is better than him now. If he's the best available, and he will add to your team, you go get him. It's also about puttinng guys in the right position to make plays, and that will be the D-Coord's responsibility. And I'm assuming anyone will be better than Richard Smith.

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 11:54 AM
Curry is higher rated than Mays
maybe Spikes in a trade down
Maluega is too slow, the Texans don't need size as much as speed
Mays projects to 49'ers #10 - Denver @ #12
like Clint Sintim, 6-3 254 OLB Virginia can be a situational pass rusher & everydown OLB

Aaron Curry may be the most overrated LB I have ever seen. Played in a week conference and his skill sets are limited. A few LB's should have gotten the best award over the kid. I hope he does well, but it's going to be in a system that is tailored to his limitations.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 12:00 PM
Aaron Curry may be the most overrated LB I have ever seen. Played in a week conference and his skill sets are limited. A few LB's should have gotten the best award over the kid. I hope he does well, but it's going to be in a system that is tailored to his limitations.

You're the only person that I've read say that about him. Every article to expert swears this guy is the real deal and has all of the tools from being a ball hawking LB, to a blitzing LB, to a side line to side line guy. I'll admit that I haven't watched him much, but I like what I've read and he seems like the kind of guy that we could use.

76Texan
01-08-2009, 12:03 PM
I wouldn't trade up to take Mays.
But if he's there at 15, we'd probably have to go for it.

I'm not as sure about Raji or Mauluga at that spot though they are both quite tempting.

I'd rather trade down to get a late 1st and a not so late 2nd, or two early 2nds.

#15 = 1050 points
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

We might still be able to fill three spots (a S, a CB, a DE, or a OLB) with three 2nd rouners.

Is there a big enough DT that is worth a mid 2nd ?

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:06 PM
I wouldn't trade up to take Mays.
But if he's there at 15, we'd probably have to go for it.

I'm not as sure about Raji or Mauluga at that spot though they are both quite tempting.

I'd rather trade down to get a late 1st and a not so late 2nd, or two early 2nds.

#15 = 1050 points
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

We might still be able to fill three spots (a S, a CB, a DE, or a OLB) with three 2nd rouners.

Is there a big enough DT that is worth a mid 2nd ?

I'll never discount the opp to pick up late picks, but what impact player can the Texans pick up in the late 1st, or early 2nd? That's all the texans have been trying to do is plug holes over the past few years. Sure, it's good to fill a pothole, but why not get better asphalt and fix the road!:jogger:

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 12:07 PM
I wouldn't trade up to take Mays.
But if he's there at 15, we'd probably have to go for it.

I'm not as sure about Raji or Mauluga at that spot though they are both quite tempting.

I'd rather trade down to get a late 1st and a not so late 2nd, or two early 2nds.

#15 = 1050 points
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

We might still be able to fill three spots (a S, a CB, a DE, or a OLB) with three 2nd rouners.

Is there a big enough DT that is worth a mid 2nd ?

If you trade down in the first, the best your going to get is a 3rd rounder most likely. You're not going to get a 2nd. That is highly doubtful.

I don't want to trade down really. I'd like to take the best defensive player available at 15 as long as it isn't a DT or a CB.

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:10 PM
You're the only person that I've read say that about him. Every article to expert swears this guy is the real deal and has all of the tools from being a ball hawking LB, to a blitzing LB, to a side line to side line guy. I'll admit that I haven't watched him much, but I like what I've read and he seems like the kind of guy that we could use.

I saw him play on 2 different opp's and I just didn't see it. I kept looking all over the field, and couldn't find him making a play. To me, he became the product of the announcer needing someone to talk about. I don't like reading the hype machine, and usually go and watch the player. For instance, I live in H-Town and never spent too much time watching Texas. But when I saw Orakpo, now I see what all the hype is about. Ray M. The guy is everywhere. But Curry, looked to be trailing every play, and jumping on the pile, then the announcer screams "Curry, he's all over the place!". So is ignorance in america, but it starts in the white house....lol:spit:

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:11 PM
If you trade down in the first, the best your going to get is a 3rd rounder most likely. You're not going to get a 2nd. That is highly doubtful.

I don't want to trade down really. I'd like to take the best defensive player available at 15 as long as it isn't a DT or a CB.

I'm with that Tex!

Second Honeymoon
01-08-2009, 12:14 PM
Sage Rosenfel is a monster in mop up duty. David Carr was actually a good NFL QB, 1 year. So stats do lie very often. Wherever there is a weakness, teams will try to attack. In the case of Landry, teams couldn't run to save their lives on LSU. There was often 3rd and longs. Throw the football! This can't be said with USC over the past few years. Their strength has been in the LB and Secondary on defense. Intermediate stuff, will limit what you see done in the secondary and on the stat sheet. I'm not disagreeing with Mays not having the ultimate ballhawking skills. But PLEASE, name me one person on the Texans secondary, that is better than him now. If he's the best available, and he will add to your team, you go get him. It's also about puttinng guys in the right position to make plays, and that will be the D-Coord's responsibility. And I'm assuming anyone will be better than Richard Smith.

Carr was never a good QB. Ever. He never has been and never will be anything other than one of the biggest busts in NFL draft history and someone who retarded the growth of our franchise more than anyone else.

No spin will ever change the fact that David Carr sucks.

76Texan
01-08-2009, 12:26 PM
If you trade down in the first, the best your going to get is a 3rd rounder most likely. You're not going to get a 2nd. That is highly doubtful.

I don't want to trade down really. I'd like to take the best defensive player available at 15 as long as it isn't a DT or a CB.Maybe the Giants or the Steelers would trade up.

Who are some guys you think might be available at #15 that is BPA?

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:26 PM
Carr was never a good QB. Ever. He never has been and never will be anything other than one of the biggest busts in NFL draft history and someone who retarded the growth of our franchise more than anyone else.

No spin will ever change the fact that David Carr sucks.

That's what I'm talking about. But if you look at his 3500 yard passing year, many media-likes, including the "great John McClain", had him poised to be the next breakout QB, due to stats. They lie often. I have family that played in the league, and friends that play now. I have watched the breakdown films with them, preparing for games. To see what they see is amazing. I asked Marlon Jackson (Indy)once, after we got off a plane in Pittsburgh, "what do you think of David Carr?" His response was, "he's not good at all" Hyped. This was the year Carr was starting to get praised. They see the film, but we get the downloaded hype, full of stats and media bias. I challenge people to turn off the sound on Tv and radio, and look at the trench battles, the WR routes, the CB coverage, and it will tell us something different. For instance, the Texans took a run at Reeves for one reason and it sounds crazy. But true. He has great cover skills. He's never truly getting scorched. Just has no ball awareness. Have seen so many times, he's right there and never turns. They thought they could teach him this aspect of the game. But, obviously, their wrong, like Dalls already knew. Ike Taylor in pgh should be rated in the top 5 cb's, but never catches the ball for int's. If he did, he would average 10/yr. It's whoever the media wants to hype and we fall into it.

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:28 PM
Maybe the Giants or the Steelers would trade up.

Who are some guys you think might be available at #15 that is BPA?

Not the Steeler history. Have traded up once in the last 15 years. Hmm.....Troy Palamalu, USC. Giants, have more of a history of trading though. May want to grab a WR if available.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 12:36 PM
Maybe the Giants or the Steelers would trade up.

Who are some guys you think might be available at #15 that is BPA?

Curry, Malueaga, or Brandon Spikes.

One of them will be there at 15 if Mays is gone. I can guarantee you at least one of them will be there. Orakpo is the only DE that I would want that early and he'll be gone, so if we can't get Mays, the best option I see is to get a Bonafied Stud at LB that could be here for years with Demeco and help the pass rush.

Each one of these guys could do that for us. Like I said I don't know which one will be available, but with all of the teams picking before us and those teams all having individual needs of their own, there is no way that 3 LB's like that will already be off the board. One of those 3 will be there. I'd be happy with any one of these 3 guys.

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 12:38 PM
Curry, Malueaga, or Brandon Spikes.

One of them will be there at 15 if Mays is gone. I can guarantee you at least one of them will be there. Orakpo is the only DE that I would want that early and he'll be gone, so if we can't get Mays, the best option I see is to get a Bonafied Stud at LB that could be here for years with Demeco and help the pass rush.

Each one of these guys could do that for us. Like I said I don't know which one will be available, but I'd be happy with any one of these 3 guys.

Malueaga or Spikes.....please no Curry. Please, no Curry!

76Texan
01-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Malueaga or Spikes.....please no Curry. Please, no Curry!
I've never watch Curry play, but Scott Wright at Draftvountdown had him as the #1 Senior prospect and Maualuga at #4

http://www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Rankings.php

hmm, looks like he's very different from many others.

infantrycak
01-08-2009, 01:58 PM
If you trade down in the first, the best your going to get is a 3rd rounder most likely. You're not going to get a 2nd. That is highly doubtful.

Depends where you are trading down to. Above 22 or so and your are in 3rd territory. Below 22 and you are in 2nd territory.

Blake
01-08-2009, 02:04 PM
Depends where you are trading down to. Above 22 or so and your are in 3rd territory. Below 22 and you are in 2nd territory.

It also depends on if the pick is this year, or next. You could probably trade down to 20-22 and get a 2nd round in 2010.

Ole Miss Texan
01-08-2009, 02:15 PM
Some 3-4 teams at the bottom of the first round may want to trade up for these prospects like Orakpo, Brown, Selvie etc. whoever is available. Some teams just fall in love with certain players that fit their team to a T and don't want to risk those guys being gone.

At this point, I'd love Raji at #15 and wouldn't risk trading down. Our pick comes down to BPA, if it's a S take him, LB take him, DE take him..etc.

If we do trade down into the 20's, we may look at a S like William Moore and then add the other DT from BC in the late 2nd rd. He's more of just a NT/clogger where Raji blends in his NT role with being a good pass rusher too.

TexansSeminole
01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
I've seen Curry play many times and he is the real deal. He makes big plays in every single game I have ever seen him in. Overrated is the last thing I would call him. He is a top 10 pick and if he impresses at the combine I would bet on him going top 5.

Also, QB stats and INT stats are two completely different things. They cannot be compared at all.

I'd also like to repeat beerlover in saying that Clint Stintim is a good player. He will most likely play outside in a 3-4 but I wouldn't count out the possibility of him playing OLB in a 4-3. He is just very solid, and not alot of hype surrounds him.

HOU-TEX
01-08-2009, 04:07 PM
Mike Mayock has been the only College media scout that has earned my respect. The dude does his homework, that's for sure.

That said, he's got Curry presently listed as his #1 Senior this year. Here are his top 20 Seniors.

1 Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest
2 Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio State
3 Eugene Monroe OT Virginia No bowl
4 Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State
5 Jason Smith OT Baylor
6 Brian Orakpo DE Texas
7 Rey Maualuga LB Southern California
8 B.J. Raji DT Boston College
9 Brian Cushing LB Southern California
10 Tyson Jackson DE LSU
11 Michael Oher OT Mississippi
12 Larry English DE/LB Northern Illinois
13 James Laurinaitis LB Ohio State
14 William Moore S Missouri
15 Clint Sintim LB Virginia
16 Alphonso Smith CB Wake Forest
17 Max Unger C Oregon
18 Rashad Johnson S Alabama
19 Michael Johnson DE Georgia
20 Louis Delmas S Western Michigan

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story?id=09000d5d80d41b6d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 05:24 PM
I've never watch Curry play, but Scott Wright at Draftvountdown had him as the #1 Senior prospect and Maualuga at #4

http://www.draftcountdown.com/sub/Rankings.php

hmm, looks like he's very different from many others.

Not to be funny 76Texan, But who is Scott Wright? The PittBull has just as much right to say Maualuga is #1 and Curry #4. Again, all we can base our opinions on, is how WE saw the player. Not a media-like, who gets paid to write a story and get it to the editor. When the combine comes, you'll see. There will be all types of highlights thrown around for us to look at. No comparison.

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 05:27 PM
Not to be funny 76Texan, But who is Scott Wright? The PittBull has just as much right to say Maualuga is #1 and Curry #4. Again, all we can base our opinions on, is how WE saw the player. Not a media-like, who gets paid to write a story and get it to the editor. When the combine comes, you'll see. There will be all types of highlights thrown around for us to look at. No comparison.

Well I respect your opinion man. You seem pretty well informed. What I have seen of Curry though, he looks good. I just haven't seen much of him.

Bottom line though, he is shooting up the draft charts really fast and at this point I doubt that he will be there at 15 so it looks like it would be more like either Spikes or Mauluga and I would take either one.

pittbull3
01-08-2009, 05:30 PM
Well I respect your opinion man. You seem pretty well informed. What I have seen of Curry though, he looks good. I just haven't seen much of him.

Bottom line though, he is shooting up the draft charts really fast and at this point I doubt that he will be there at 15 so it looks like it would be more like either Spikes or Mauluga and I would take either one.

Thanks Tex. Hey, who knows. I could very well be wrong. I've been wrong many times before. Just think how many of us were wrong with Mario. I for one wanted Bush, Mario Second, and never thought about Vince! But, Mario has proven to be the real deal, and I'll be wrong all day, as long as he continues to wreck havoc on Qb's.

Goldensilence
01-08-2009, 05:33 PM
Malueaga or Spikes.....please no Curry. Please, no Curry!

Almost sounds like an order at an Indian Restaurant.... :heh:

Texecutioner
01-08-2009, 05:34 PM
Almost sounds like an order at an Indian Restaurant.... :heh:

:spit:..........

Honoring Earl 34
01-08-2009, 05:44 PM
Why I wouldn't mind Mays .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siTQqic_w38&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFzcK9dqj8

Second Honeymoon
01-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Why I wouldn't mind Mays .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siTQqic_w38&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIFzcK9dqj8

great find on that old Lott hit.
yeah mays' hit is just nasty. he obviously has a mean streak and that is something we need on our defense in Houston.

rarazz00
01-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Taylor Mays makes recievers tag their underwear:fans:

mexican_texan
01-10-2009, 01:41 AM
Glenn Earl could hit hard. Roy Williams can hit hard.

TexanSam
01-10-2009, 02:11 AM
I don't think Mays will last to #15.

mussop
01-10-2009, 03:43 AM
I like Curry a lot myself. He is already an Outside LB as well. I'm not sure about Spikes.

If we brought either Mauluga or Spikes in though we could move them to the outside. I think it would be better to move them, because they could learn early on in camp while Demeco has already been here leading the defense and calling plays. I would rather keep the main guy who already has the chemistry with other players in the middle and move the new guy. All 3 of those guys I mentioned could play as an Outside LB. All 3 of them are really good blitzing LB's as well which would be exactly what we need to help the pass rush especially if we don't get a better DE.

When we get a new DC and start a new scheme everyone will be learning it for the first time. So not moving Ryans because he is the play caller and has familiarity playing that area shouldnt be factored in. If our scouts tink the BPA availabe is a MLB now is the time move Ryans.

I saw him play on 2 different opp's and I just didn't see it. I kept looking all over the field, and couldn't find him making a play. To me, he became the product of the announcer needing someone to talk about. I don't like reading the hype machine, and usually go and watch the player. For instance, I live in H-Town and never spent too much time watching Texas. But when I saw Orakpo, now I see what all the hype is about. Ray M. The guy is everywhere. But Curry, looked to be trailing every play, and jumping on the pile, then the announcer screams "Curry, he's all over the place!". So is ignorance in america, but it starts in the white house....lol:spit:

When I watched him I saw the same thing except I have a different out take than you. It seemed like the other team (cant remember) was purposely going away from him. Cant expect a guy to make a whole lot of plays when the offense is staying away from him. At least that is how it seemed to me.

infantrycak
01-10-2009, 09:09 AM
When we get a new DC and start a new scheme everyone will be learning it for the first time. So not moving Ryans because he is the play caller and has familiarity playing that area shouldnt be factored in. If our scouts tink the BPA availabe is a MLB now is the time move Ryans.

Texecutioner's comment isn't directed to "knowing" the plays. Ryans was an academic All-American and is a very smart player. He is also a leader on D and extremely well respected by the other players. He is who you want with the helmet radio, calling the D and leading the D. Those factors aren't going to change with a new DC so yes they do have to be factored in.

pittbull3
01-10-2009, 11:11 AM
When I watched him I saw the same thing except I have a different out take than you. It seemed like the other team (cant remember) was purposely going away from him. Cant expect a guy to make a whole lot of plays when the offense is staying away from him. At least that is how it seemed to me.

When I think about that, I agree. With that being said, he looks to be lumbering all over the field, rather than explosiveness. not my type of guy. But hey, again. I'd rather be wrong and watch anyone succeed, than fail.

TexansSeminole
01-10-2009, 12:00 PM
When I think about that, I agree. With that being said, he looks to be lumbering all over the field, rather than explosiveness. not my type of guy. But hey, again. I'd rather be wrong and watch anyone succeed, than fail.

I see Curry as a big ball of explosiveness. Especially when making tackles. He seems to always drive his man backwards. I'm not sure if I have ever seen him miss a tackle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXxYUH7U7c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmnpZkypO_8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob_gCZSzVpE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuSbiawwo78&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6Tjv01rg4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S51HwRyfAs&feature=related

This is why I love AC. He is such a good tackler. He doesn't kinda sorta tackle you. He puts you on the ground.

Then there is pass coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYEV0mNcb08&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GxabMuBoCg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVd2Cec-e0g&feature=related

Highlights vs Maryland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwhcwCYxcas&feature=related

Highlights vs Ole Miss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2QqhHLSH0&feature=related

Highlights vs Clemson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1waonOFv20&feature=related

mussop
01-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Texecutioner's comment isn't directed to "knowing" the plays. Ryans was an academic All-American and is a very smart player. He is also a leader on D and extremely well respected by the other players. He is who you want with the helmet radio, calling the D and leading the D. Those factors aren't going to change with a new DC so yes they do have to be factored in.


I didnt know the helment radio was restricted to the MLB position.

The Pencil Neck
01-10-2009, 03:26 PM
I didnt know the helment radio was restricted to the MLB position.

It's not but you generally want the guy with the helmet to be the one calling the defense... and that's almost always the MLB. The other option would be one of the safeties which is why Demps was given the second radio helmet at the beginning of the season... when they expected him to be the starter.

But having someone other than the MLB with the radio would be a rarity.

RazorOye
01-11-2009, 07:06 PM
As badly as the Saints need a safety, I don't think there's any way that Mays makes it past us to the Texans. I doubt - highly - that he makes it as far as the Saints, anyway. But should Mays drop that far, I don't see the Saints passing on him and him still being on the board for Houston.

If Houston targets him and he's available at 14, then the Texans will have to do to the Saints what the Saints did to the Bengals in last year's draft. That is, make a trade to move up past a team you know has the same needs as you. The Bengals coveted Ellis last year but the Saints badly needed DT help and knew Cincy would take Ellis. So the Saints made the move and traded up.

If the Texans want Mays and he's there - they will need to move in front of the Saints, I think.

bah007
01-11-2009, 07:15 PM
As badly as the Saints need a safety, I don't think there's any way that Mays makes it past us to the Texans. I doubt - highly - that he makes it as far as the Saints, anyway. But should Mays drop that far, I don't see the Saints passing on him and him still being on the board for Houston.

If Houston targets him and he's available at 14, then the Texans will have to do to the Saints what the Saints did to the Bengals in last year's draft. That is, make a trade to move up past a team you know has the same needs as you. The Bengals coveted Ellis last year but the Saints badly needed DT help and knew Cincy would take Ellis. So the Saints made the move and traded up.

If the Texans want Mays and he's there - they will need to move in front of the Saints, I think.

I don't see Mays making it past 12. Even if he somehow makes it as far as 14, then yes I think the Saints take him.

RazorOye
01-11-2009, 07:17 PM
I don't see Mays making it past 12.

same here

And I think other Saints fans who think we have a shot at Mays are a bit delusional.

I think Moore, Davis, Spikes or Jerry are more likely, realistic targets for the Saints.

Texecutioner
01-11-2009, 07:55 PM
I see Curry as a big ball of explosiveness. Especially when making tackles. He seems to always drive his man backwards. I'm not sure if I have ever seen him miss a tackle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVXxYUH7U7c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmnpZkypO_8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob_gCZSzVpE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuSbiawwo78&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o6Tjv01rg4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S51HwRyfAs&feature=related

This is why I love AC. He is such a good tackler. He doesn't kinda sorta tackle you. He puts you on the ground.

Then there is pass coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYEV0mNcb08&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GxabMuBoCg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVd2Cec-e0g&feature=related

Highlights vs Maryland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwhcwCYxcas&feature=related

Highlights vs Ole Miss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy2QqhHLSH0&feature=related

Highlights vs Clemson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1waonOFv20&feature=related

Wow! Props for taking the time to post that. Thanks a lot. You saved me a lot of time. I can just go here to find his highlights.:smiliedance:

yeah Curry looks great. I'd love to have this guy as a Texan next to Demeco. That would be a great LB duo for a long time. I think Curry will be gone by the time that we pick though personally. I have a strong feeling right now that he'll most likely be the first LB picked. The only DE's I would want over Curry is Orakpo or Maabin.

TexansSeminole
01-11-2009, 07:59 PM
Wow! Props for taking the time to post that. Thanks a lot. You saved me a lot of time. I can just go here to find his highlights.:smiliedance:

yeah Curry looks great. I'd love to have this guy as a Texan next to Demeco. That would be a great LB duo for a long time. I think Curry will be gone by the time that we pick though personally. I have a strong feeling right now that he'll most likely be the first LB picked. The only DE's I would want over Curry is Orakpo or Maabin.

Curry would be my first defensive player taken. He is the best defensive player in the draft IMO and he fits a need of ours. I think if he is there and we don't take him we better have a good reason.

Texecutioner
01-11-2009, 08:02 PM
Curry would be my first defensive player taken. He is the best defensive player in the draft IMO and he fits a need of ours. I think if he is there and we don't take him we better have a good reason.

I just think that DE is our strongest need right now. Imagine if Mario gets hurt.

If we passed on Maabin or Orakpo for Curry, I wouldn't ***** though. I'd be happy to have him. :fans: