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Texan in Japan
02-05-2005, 05:16 AM
Walker isn't the pass-rusher he once was...I'm wondering if he couldn't become our NT next year? Any opinions?

If so, then we have more flexibility in either signing Seth or looking to draft for younger NT to develop.

I really would like a more athletic DE in his spot that could help our pass-rush a bit more.

MIGHTYTEX
02-05-2005, 08:41 AM
Its possible for him to be NT but with steady decline he might not give much pressure up the middle.

LikeABoss
02-05-2005, 09:42 AM
:hmmm: I never thought about that one. It might not be that bad of an idea :hmmm:

keyfro
02-05-2005, 12:24 PM
it's not a bad idea to try him out but i think robaire smith can do it better

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 12:29 PM
but i think robaire smith can do it better




I agree. Draft Spears to start at RDE and move Smith to NT. Instant upgrade at 2 positions. :howdy:

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 10:00 PM
I agree. Draft Spears to start at RDE and move Smith to NT. Instant upgrade at 2 positions. :howdy:


i actually like that idea, but yall think smith could play the NT position ????

D-ReK
02-05-2005, 10:13 PM
i actually like that idea, but yall think smith could play the NT position ????

The idea has been brought up quite a few times, and his body type seems to be good for a NT...He may need to add a little more bulk...

Overall, he is (obviously) our least injury-prone d-lineman, so based on that alone, he should at least get a try-out at NT, the most crucial position on the d-line...

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 10:20 PM
The idea has been brought up quite a few times, and his body type seems to be good for a NT...He may need to add a little more bulk...

Overall, he is (obviously) our least injury-prone d-lineman, so based on that alone, he should at least get a try-out at NT, the most crucial position on the d-line...


i like the idea, but seriously doubt it'll happen !

LikeABoss
02-05-2005, 10:21 PM
I agree. Draft Spears to start at RDE and move Smith to NT. Instant upgrade at 2 positions. :howdy:

What about the LDE position though?? Unless you're including Walker still starting at the LDE position also idonno:

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 10:22 PM
yeah sure then we'd run the 2 5 defense, first of its kind ! :thud:

D-ReK
02-05-2005, 10:26 PM
What about the LDE position though?? Unless you're including Walker still starting at the LDE position also idonno:

In this particular scenario, I believe Walker would be the starter at LDE...With the money we're paying him, he will start unless he's injured, with is very possible...

LikeABoss
02-05-2005, 10:29 PM
yeah sure then we'd run the 2 5 defense, first of its kind ! :thud:

Just asking a question bruh idonno:

He didn't mention Walker at all idonno:

:shrug:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 11:09 PM
Yes, Walker would still be starting at LDE.

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 11:28 PM
haha sorry for the sarcasim and how could he be our NT and still be starting at LDE steel blue ?

LikeABoss
02-05-2005, 11:33 PM
how could he be our NT and still be starting at LDE steel blue ?


I agree. Draft Spears to start at RDE and move Smith to NT. Instant upgrade at 2 positions.

Maybe this can help idonno:

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Spears starts at RDE

Smith starts at NT

Walker starts at LDE

TexansTrueFan
02-05-2005, 11:44 PM
Maybe this can help idonno:


haha i was really lost for a little bit there ! i didnt know i could confuse my self so bad,,,,i need to quit drinking !

Texan in Japan
02-06-2005, 04:09 PM
OK, I can bite on Robaire being a strong possibility at NT, but I'm still thinking that Walker could handle the position and maybe even rejuvenate himself. His short, squatty frame is perfect and his experience as a DT would help.

We could still draft Spears or Shaun Cody and then we have a solid line. Especially if Seth heals and returns.

D-ReK
02-06-2005, 04:14 PM
If Seth heals and returns, he'll be the starter at NT...

Texan in Japan
02-06-2005, 04:19 PM
If Seth heals and returns, he'll be the starter at NT...

True, but NT is tough spot and allowing Walker or Smith time in the rotation should only help our line.

rittenhouserobz
02-07-2005, 10:05 AM
I still want a huge fat guy at the position. A sequoia tree stump type of guy. Look at the success Traylor is having with the Pats. 6-2 and 340. That is the size of the guy we need to play NT.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2005, 10:17 AM
yeah that is pretty big, hard to find a guy that big still athletic enough to play the NT position.

Honoring Earl 34
02-07-2005, 11:56 AM
:howdy: Noseguard is a tough position . Theres not a lot of guys who want to play it . Those guys get a chop block every other play . I guess that explains the chronic leg injuries .

Vinny
02-07-2005, 03:15 PM
Walker is not suited to play NT because his game is more like a one gap players game. I think he will bounce back and have a solid year next season on the end.

Traylor can play. He isn't just some 'fat guy'. You need great balance and need to have great hands to play on the nose. I've seen smaller guys do well and larger guys do well, and pure size doesn't have that much to do with being a good player. There are tons of 350 pounders out there but most of them can't play.

Honoring Earl 34
02-07-2005, 03:50 PM
:howdy: I bet theres not a lot of colleges that use a true 3-4 defense . So how do you find a nose guard .

dalemurphy
02-07-2005, 03:53 PM
I agree with Vinny that Walker's game isn't suited for NT... I don't see why Robaire Smith wouldn't be capable of being a good NT- He's certainly got the strenght and the size. I was surprised last season, when he wasn't even discussed as a NT option before Payne returned in good health.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2005, 03:57 PM
u guess the coaches figure he is suited as our DE, but i would like to see what he can do at the NT position !