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MojoMan
08-04-2009, 07:46 AM
Kubiak likes Studdard and sees him as having the potential to be a starter.

Here is a quote from the article at Chron.com:

Opportunity to impress (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6559560.html)

“Kasey has shown flashes that he can start in this league,” Kubiak said. “We're looking for consistency from him.

“While we wait for Chester to get his shoulder to 100 percent, we're finding out a lot about Kasey. It's an important year for him. It's time for him to prove he can start in this league. I think he's on his way to getting that done.”

Studdard should get a lot of playing time in preseason. Ideally, he won't play a down in regular season, but odds are against all the linemen staying healthy for a second consecutive season.

“What we're looking for in Kasey is the consistency, knowing that he can be there week in and week out as the starter,” Kubiak said. “With us giving Chester a break and getting his shoulder back to 100 percent, we're finding out a lot about Kasey, and Kasey's finding out a lot about himself.

Good luck, Kasey!

Showtime100
08-04-2009, 08:47 AM
KEYE is watching.

Seriously, I'm not a fan.

dalemurphy
08-04-2009, 09:29 AM
Kubiak likes Studdard and sees him as having the potential to be a starter.

Here is a quote from the article at Chron.com:



Good luck, Kasey!


If Kasey is starting, I'd say it's more like "Good luck, Matt!"

Runner
08-04-2009, 09:33 AM
Kubiak has talked up players before. This is more motivational to Studdard or to fill up some press time. IMO.

Vinny
08-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Studdard was one of the guys to catch my eye at camp the other day.

a couple of general comments I sent to a friend just now...

I liked how Buster Davis moved. He is so short, but he is fluid and turns well and doesn't seem to need many steps to get to full speed.

Deljuan Robinson looks bigger...actually he looked quite a bit larger than I remember him looking last season in camp.

Grossman looked exactly like the book reads on him. Wildly inconsistent with a sprinkle of really awesome passes mixed into some tight coverage....but that's with no pass rush. I can imagine how he looks when the heat is on. I bet "maddening" may be a nice choice of words.

Studdard also looked like he may have lived in the weight room last year. He really looked big and strong looking. He's still a little stiff when he moves though.

some people were asking me what I thought of this and that and honestly, I don't think we can glean too much out of no contact drills. The smallish fast/quick guys always look the best early in camp. Once the hitting goes live then the bigger more physical guys start to shine and the men start to separate from the boys so to speak.

Maddict5
08-04-2009, 11:07 AM
Studdard was one of the guys to catch my eye at camp the other day.

okam said in an interview that it was studdard who said to him that they both had to get their acts together so they both pushed each other really hard in the offseason & thats the reason okamis 20-30 lbs lighter. so it makes since that hed be in much better shape too

HOU-TEX
08-04-2009, 11:10 AM
Maybe he took a break from the shirtless sausage partys this off season, yeah?

mussop
08-04-2009, 11:51 AM
You know if Studdard turns out to be a good player there are alot of people on here that are going to be eating crow. Remember the comments like "the only reason we drafted him was because Kubiak is friends with his father"?

dalemurphy
08-04-2009, 02:18 PM
You know if Studdard turns out to be a good player there are alot of people on here that are going to be eating crow. Remember the comments like "the only reason we drafted him was because Kubiak is friends with his father"?

I have done little other than make jokes at his expense. From all that I've seen, he is an awful pro guard. I just want to go on record now, because if I'm wrong, I'll be pleasantly shocked!

Goldensilence
08-04-2009, 03:49 PM
I hope he does impress, because so far he hasn't. I'm iffy on our depth at guard and he manned up and proved to be a quality backup Guard I'll be happy.

Man, it sucks I was really hoping that Brandon Walker, the guard we signed as a UDFA out of OU would be in camp and would make waves. That DUI killed his career with the Texans. Dumbass.

HOU-TEX
08-04-2009, 04:08 PM
I haven't zoomed in on him during drills, but I agree with Vinny that he does look a bit more in football shape.

Tailgate
08-04-2009, 05:12 PM
He was drafted in the 6th round. Considering this, Im not sure why there are such staunch non fans of this guy so early? When he was at Texas, he definitely had a nastiness about him when he played. If he can eventually adapt to the pro game and bring the same stuff at this level, he will be one of those guys thats very hard not to like in the end. If not, meh... he was a 6th round draft pick.

TimeKiller
08-04-2009, 05:55 PM
He was drafted in the 6th round. Considering this, Im not sure why there are such staunch non fans of this guy so early?

I watched a slow-mo replay of him getting run into by a linebacker (possibly even blind-sided) and the announcers saying "Great block by Studdard"

Lucky is more like it. That and he looks like he would have trouble beating out my grandmother in a 40 yard dash.

barrett
08-04-2009, 05:57 PM
You know if Studdard turns out to be a good player there are alot of people on here that are going to be eating crow. Remember the comments like "the only reason we drafted him was because Kubiak is friends with his father"?

Put me down in the books too...

HE'S SH!TTY.

Tailgate
08-04-2009, 06:07 PM
I guess I just try to refrain from concluding anything on a player after only 1 rookie season. Especially a 6th round project.

barrett
08-05-2009, 07:39 PM
even though he was a longhorn (which I recognize means he probably received little to no coaching) i saw a player with little to no talent. He's slow. Really slow. I'll get back to you after next Sunday. I'll be sure to pay attention to his progress.

mexican_texan
08-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Sounds like there's an Aggie in the thread.

painekiller
08-05-2009, 10:05 PM
Put me down in the books too...

HE'S SH!TTY.

Hey, I've been one of the biggest Studdard haters there is. But in the open practices he has shown a gain in his strength and he technique has improved.

He a has learned to stay lower in pass pro, and his run blocking has been up to backup status.

I will not call him a starter yet. But he has really improved over the prior years. The drafting of Caldwell lite a fire under the kid.

painekiller
08-05-2009, 10:06 PM
Sounds like there's an Aggie in the thread.

I'm an Aggie, but have to admit Casey has improved.

texanskan
08-06-2009, 12:03 AM
ok a little inside info, some buddies and I got passes to judge the cheerleader tryouts and Kasey was one of the Texans player judges.

I asked him about Frank and he said quote "I told him to lose the f-ing weight and lets do this thing"

Also I asked him how he was doing and the response was "I guarantee I'll be f-ing starting"
__________________

I posted this in a Frank Okam thread.

Like the poster above stated they pushed each other

Kaiser Toro
08-06-2009, 12:04 AM
f'n a!

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/030K9QF5hF6cU/340x.jpg

nunusguy
08-06-2009, 08:33 AM
I've been very critical of Studdard in the past and the HCs apparent rationale for drafting him a few years back, but I'll tell you what, one night this week I was watching the local TV-13 Sports report and they show'd this one-on-one between Okoye and an OLineman I didn't recognize who was wearing #64.
Anyway #64 is more than holding how own against Okoye and showing very good technique and quickness.
So I'm looking forward to the exhibition games this month to get a more complete impression of Studdard. But based upon that one brief drill with
Okoye, Studdard was impressive.

painekiller
08-06-2009, 10:26 AM
I've been very critical of Studdard in the past and the HCs apparent rationale for drafting him a few years back, but I'll tell you what, one night this week I was watching the local TV-13 Sports report and they show'd this one-on-one between Okoye and an OLineman I didn't recognize who was wearing #64.
Anyway #64 is more than holding how own against Okoye and showing very good technique and quickness.
So I'm looking forward to the exhibition games this month to get a more complete impression of Studdard. But based upon that one brief drill with
Okoye, Studdard was impressive.

It was not a one time occurrence. I watched a couple of one on one drills this last week, and he was impressive.

TexansFanatic
08-06-2009, 11:43 AM
Kasey is a player. He doesn't have the natural gifts of the premier linemen in the NFL, but his desire is off the charts.

Go, Kasey, go!

beerlover
08-06-2009, 11:58 AM
its clear in Kubiaks comments Studdard is establishing himself as #2 LG back-up to Pitts. For me I have never seen a flash of the athtletic ability needed from Kasey to play LG, maybe RG is more appropriate where strength negates strength, certainly not fluidity, arm length & footwork.

barrett
08-07-2009, 12:02 AM
wow. That's a lot of positive responses. I haven't been to any practices this year. I live in Austin. I was planning to give him a good look but now I'm even more curious. I'm sure he has always been a big heart player but when you've got no talent that only gets you so far. Maybe he's a good learner too.

I plan to give him and Caldwell and Hill a good, good look.

SteveSlaton20
08-07-2009, 03:50 AM
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awtysst
08-07-2009, 03:57 AM
its clear in Kubiaks comments Studdard is establishing himself as #2 LG back-up to Pitts. For me I have never seen a flash of the athtletic ability needed from Kasey to play LG, maybe RG is more appropriate where strength negates strength, certainly not fluidity, arm length & footwork.

If Caldwell starts, maybe Myers becomes the #2 Center, White becomes #2 LG, and Kasey becomes #2 RG.

Right Guard...Awtysst could make a deodorant joke but he is above that!

thunderkyss
09-05-2009, 07:13 PM
You know if Studdard turns out to be a good player there are alot of people on here that are going to be eating crow. Remember the comments like "the only reason we drafted him was because Kubiak is friends with his father"?

I'm bringing this thread back to life.

We've seen Studdard in 4 pre-season games. Anyone impressed? I'm not, and in the Tampa game, they were talking about Studdard challenging Pitts for a starting spot.... GTFOH.

I can't think of one reason to keep Studdard, other than his family ties to Kubiak.

What say you?

NitroGSXR
09-05-2009, 07:31 PM
I don't really know if he's doing well or not. Have not really lept a close eye on him but i did see a sack given up by him. Kasey just got absolutely bowled over. He got mowed down by the DT last night (at least i think it was last night). So mowed that he went tumbling. I didn't really like seeing that. It was pretty embarrassing.

Wolf
09-05-2009, 07:34 PM
I know connections are made with any job, I could see a player getting a tryout because of connections.. A coach would be a fool to keep a player on a team just because he is a friend esp if there was a more talented player that was cut because of it... makes no sense to me

coaches keep the more talented players(for the scheme) esp with a missed assignment could lead to a busted/play/ turnover or even an injury

the coach would be a fool to operate that way

The Pencil Neck
09-05-2009, 07:38 PM
I didn't watch every play of his but of the ones I saw, he was teh suck. He got knocked on his can pass blocking on at least one play and I saw him get thrown into the backfield disrupting the run play on another.

If he's pushing Pitts for the starting spot, then we need to sign someone to replace both of them.

Wolf
09-05-2009, 07:40 PM
i didn't watch every play of his but of the ones i saw, he was teh suck. He got knocked on his can pass blocking on at least one play and i saw him get thrown into the backfield disrupting the run play on another.

If he's pushing pitts for the starting spot, then we need to sign someone to replace both of them.

qft

Wolf6151
09-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Kubiak has talked up players before. This is more motivational to Studdard or to fill up some press time. IMO.


Agreed, this is Kubiaks version of pumping sunshine up your a$$. If we're relying on Studdard then we're in trouble. Run Matt run.

keyser
09-05-2009, 09:31 PM
I have not watched Studdard on every play, but several times he has stood out to me as playing particularly badly. In last night's game, he was evidently playing RG - I found myself thinking "wow, Briesel is playing poorly", only to realize "no, it's just Studdard again." To be fair, he might have been playing really well on other plays that I missed (but he never stood out to me as particularly good, either).

Sadly, he's probably not going to be easily replaced unless we draft someone. I get the impression that despite his faults, his famiiarity with and experience in the system run here will put him ahead of anyone else that we might bring in as a FA, at this point.

barrett
09-05-2009, 10:41 PM
He's got tons of heart. I could never see that because my vision was clouded by his suck. Now that I've seen his heart and can make a true judgment...








I think he's shitty.

thunderkyss
09-06-2009, 12:50 AM
Kasey just got absolutely bowled over. He got mowed down by the DT last night (at least i think it was last night).

He definitely got bowled over last night, at right guard.

He got bowled over a week ago at left guard.

Again, the week before that.

And the week before that.

Sadly, he's probably not going to be easily replaced unless we draft someone. I get the impression that despite his faults, his famiiarity with and experience in the system run here will put him ahead of anyone else that we might bring in as a FA, at this point.

Caldwell is playing well in just his 1st pre-season. He looked good at Center, and right guard. I'd be willing to throw him in at left guard.

If Chris White becomes our starting center, Myers the back-up, I can see Caldwell backing up either guard spot.

dickieb
09-06-2009, 03:28 PM
I don't really know if he's doing well or not. Have not really lept a close eye on him but i did see a sack given up by him. Kasey just got absolutely bowled over. He got mowed down by the DT last night (at least i think it was last night). So mowed that he went tumbling. I didn't really like seeing that. It was pretty embarrassing.

I re-watched the game and to be fair to Studdard on the sack play he was tripped up by the running back. It looked like he was stepping back and the RB's leg kicked him in the heel - they just got tangled up.

NitroGSXR
09-06-2009, 03:51 PM
I re-watched the game and to be fair to Studdard on the sack play he was tripped up by the running back. It looked like he was stepping back and the RB's leg kicked him in the heel - they just got tangled up.

That's not the play. The play i'm refering to has him completely alone going one on one with the DT. The DT pushed him back so hard that Kasey fell over backwards. The DT ran OVER him enroute to the solo sack. It was a total destruction of kasey. Sorry to say because i like Kasey Studdard's grit. It's just not enough to go by with in the NFL. You have to have a healthy dose of talent to go along with that grit.