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JaneDoe
09-20-2009, 03:52 PM
Love to hear the opinions on the board of him so far this year. My husband yelled at him a couple of times during the game and asked why he was even in the game. I think he is doing a great job. Just wondering what others think.

Jackie Chiles
09-20-2009, 03:54 PM
For his second game in the NFL I am impressed. I'm sure he is missing some stuff but he is intense and makes his fair share of plays. I see good things for him as he gets fully up to speed.

valleytexfan
09-20-2009, 03:54 PM
For his second game in the NFL I am impressed. I'm sure he is missing some stuff but he is intense and makes his fair share of plays. I see good things for him as he gets fully up to speed.

yup. Quick, aggressive...I seem him only getting better with 'Meco at his side. Props to Zac Diles too.

MEGA SWATT
09-20-2009, 03:55 PM
stud, heart, speed, intuitive, smart, quick, athletic........great.

Ryan
09-20-2009, 03:55 PM
he looked great outside of the big running plays, but of course those weren't solely on him...everyone messed up. He looks like he is going to be great and a long time Texan.

PapaL
09-20-2009, 03:56 PM
He is playing lights out. He's a rookie in his second game and he's already one of the better LBs we've ever had.

Doesn't say much for the talent we've had.

TheIronDuke
09-20-2009, 03:56 PM
Who would your husband put out there besides Cushing? He played great, especially for a rookie.

Texans34Life
09-20-2009, 03:56 PM
For not playing in the preseason and this being his 2nd game, he is doing really well. I predict he will be another Demeco by the time the season ends.

Mr teX
09-20-2009, 03:56 PM
He looked damn good to me..made sure tackles most of the times (except when Crumpler gave him the slip) & was mad as hell when he got there. There were some obvious things he needs to work on, but he's a rook & after getting a good look at him, i'm confident he'll get better with that.

On a side note, moving diles to the WLB is proving to be a good move, he's been an animal thus far.

Spled
09-20-2009, 03:57 PM
He got fooled on a few runs, but 7 tackles and 3 assists speaks to his intensity.

Thorn
09-20-2009, 03:58 PM
We are going to have an all pro LB crew if everyone stays healthy.

76Texan
09-20-2009, 03:58 PM
The only thing negative I've ever said was that he needs time to learn to defend the pass since it's a whole lot more tricky in the pros than in college (and he was below average then).

He messed up on the one that gave the Tacks a first down late in the game that was crucial.

In the long run, he'll be fine!

TimeKiller
09-20-2009, 04:01 PM
The only thing I ever see him do wrong is over run a play. But I trade that for a non-stop type LB who covers plenty of the field and wraps up runners with a little boom behind it in his second pro game against a team with a dynamic run game. I think he is making a positive difference on the field and I'm totally looking forward to see him progress, I think he's got beast potential.

The Pencil Neck
09-20-2009, 04:02 PM
He made a couple of mistakes, especially in coverage, but I think he's showing a lot of promise. I'm feeling pretty good about our LBs right now.

swisher
09-20-2009, 04:03 PM
The guy is a stud....you'll be seeing alot of 56 jerseys in the stands by the end of the season.

mexican_texan
09-20-2009, 04:04 PM
Cushing is to Greenwood as DeMeco is to Jay Foreman.

Goatcheese
09-20-2009, 04:04 PM
He looked good against the run, but he shouldn't be on the field on passing downs.

valleytexfan
09-20-2009, 04:05 PM
Cushing is to Greenwood as DeMeco is to Jay Foreman.

:smiliedance:

C Madd
09-20-2009, 04:06 PM
The guy is intense, he gets fired up and he flies around the field. He seems to be in or around the play just about every time. The more I see of him, the more I am glad Houston drafted him. He's only going to get better, as well. Hope to see him in a Texans jersey for a long time.

Lucky
09-20-2009, 04:09 PM
He got fooled on a few runs, but 7 tackles and 3 assists speaks to his intensity.
Exactly. I thought Cushing was a little overrated coming into the draft (like most USC prospects). He plays bigger and faster than I thought he would. Cushing is getting by on talent, now. When/if he gets NFL coaching, he could become special. Brian Cushing brings it.

Spled
09-20-2009, 04:11 PM
Not that I'm rooting against Clay Matthews, but he got 1 assist and no tackles today.

Jackie Chiles
09-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Exactly. I thought Cushing was a little overrated coming into the draft (like most USC prospects). He plays bigger and faster than I thought he would. Cushing is getting by on talent, now. When/if he gets NFL coaching, he could become special. Brian Cushing brings it.

Totally agree with this, his speed sticks out big time when you watch him.

euro-Texan
09-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Initial thoughts on Cushing: Strong like Bull!

ATXtexanfan
09-20-2009, 04:49 PM
loved the pick, he's the real deal. not a liability and a tackler

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
09-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Stud

wagonhed
09-20-2009, 05:14 PM
he. makes. tackles.

4Texans
09-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Last week they only had him in on 1st and 2nd down. Today they left him in, and I think it helped his game. I'm pleased with the way he's playing right now. IMO, he improved from the NY Jets game, so what more can you ask for. I'm happy with him.