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NitroGSXR
09-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Looks like we made some adjustments to the squad. Parson has been cut to make room for a guard in Andrew Crummey. Anyone have any insight on him? Is this related to Chester Pitts?

We signed Antone Smith to replace the loss of Alridge. Smith is S-M-A-L-L. He was once regarded as the #1 high school RB coming into college. He didn't blow up at FSU but was solid. He's got loads of speed according to his bio at the FSU website. Can anyone get his 40 time? I don't know where to find stuff like that.

9/23/2009 Signed G Andrew Crummey and RB Antone Smith to the practice squad. RB Anthony Alridge was signed to the Washington Redskins' active roster.
9/22/2009 Released CB Mark Parson from the practice squad.

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/Transactions.asp

beerlover
09-23-2009, 10:56 AM
like Smith, very aggressive runner inside despite being only 5'7". kinda like Moats, who has not seen any action which is a head scratcher, but I think he is faster - timed a 4.33 40 also strong with 31 reps @ 225 (pro day numbers not invited to combine).

never know about these guys sometimes they just need a chance look @ Mike Bell who was starting for the Saints before injury, he was brought in last year for a look.

hookinreds
09-23-2009, 10:59 AM
Smith is 5'8"...MJD is 5'7"...there's your opponent PS player of the week pickup.

HOU-TEX
09-23-2009, 10:59 AM
like Smith, very aggressive runner inside despite being only 5'7". kinda like Moats, who has not seen any action which is a head scratcher, but I think he is faster - timed a 4.33 40 also strong with 31 reps @ 225 (pro day numbers not invited to combine).

never know about these guys sometimes they just need a chance look @ Mike Bell who was starting for the Saints before injury, he was brought in last year for a look.

I remember seeing Bell in camp last season. The dude was way out of shape compared to how he looks now. I think he pulled a hammy within the first couple days he was here. Kubiak said he wasn't in the best of shape and whacked him.

:includeme:

beerlover
09-23-2009, 11:10 AM
going to FSU pro-day report (hard to tell if numbers are inflated or not) but actually ran a 4.32 with 36" vertical & 32 reps. better than anyone @ the combine.

all I can vouch for is the tape. I've seen him play & his football speed supports his measureables. he is a one-cut downhill runner with low center of gravity who's strong & tough to wrap up. remember a game last year it seemed he touched the ball every carry all the way down for a TD which shows both heart & durability. anyway was picked up by Detroit (undrafted free agent) - cut 8/6 then signed by Minnesota but waived 9/1. :thinking:

Wolf6151
09-23-2009, 12:27 PM
I like the Antone Smith signing, I wanted the Texans to draft him in about the 5th or 6th round earlier this year. Here's what Walterfootball.com has to say about him.

Antone Smith, Florida State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 191.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.33.
Benchx225: 31. Vertical: 32. Broad: 10-2.
Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
3/18/09: With a 40 of 4.33, 31 reps on the bench press, a 32-inch vertical and a 10-2 broad jump, Antone Smith definitely put himself on the radar. Smith rushed for 792 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 101 yards

TimeKiller
09-23-2009, 12:36 PM
31 reps on the bench press? What was he doing like 100 pounds or something? I seriously, seriously doubt a 5-8 190 lbs. dude can out lift the freak we drafted in the first round.

76Texan
09-23-2009, 12:38 PM
I have quite a few FSU game tapes I can watch later.
(I was scouting Todd Verdell and didn't watch the offense).


According to ProFootballFocus, Andrew Crummey (what a name) only played in one game, against the Colts last year, appeared in 12 plays, and was fine.

I also have that game and will watch it later,

76Texan
09-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Surprise, surprise!
Crummey played at Center in that game.
He passed all the tests, but it was against backups late in the 4th quarter when the Bengals already lost big.

CloakNNNdagger
09-23-2009, 08:19 PM
I like the Antone Smith signing, I wanted the Texans to draft him in about the 5th or 6th round earlier this year. Here's what Walterfootball.com has to say about him.

Antone Smith, Florida State
Height: 5-8. Weight: 191.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.33.
Benchx225: 31. Vertical: 32. Broad: 10-2.
Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
3/18/09: With a 40 of 4.33, 31 reps on the bench press, a 32-inch vertical and a 10-2 broad jump, Antone Smith definitely put himself on the radar. Smith rushed for 792 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 101 yards

Just FYI. Coincidentally, he took Arian Foster's place on the Senior Bowl roster after Foster was injured.

He has been timed from 4.28 to 4.48 in the 40

09/01/09 - RB Antone Smith was waived by Minnesota.

08/06/09 - RB Antone Smith, who was cut by division-rival Detroit last week, signed with Minnesota.

08/02/09 - RB Antone Smith was cut because of numbers at that spot. Mayhew said cutting Smith, a good running back, shows the Lions have some talent and depth at the position.

07/28/09 - RB Antone Smith, a rookie free agent out of Florida State, was waived by Detroit.

03/17/09 - Florida State Pro day: Antone Smith had one shot to impress a gaggle of NFL scouts. His 40-yard dash time probably did the trick. Smith's 4.32-second 40 made those scouts take notice at Monday's pro timing day at Florida State, the running back's first opportunity to perform in front of a crowd. Like most of Monday's participants, Smith wasn't invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. So Smith, who finished eighth in career rushing yards and fifth in career rushing touchdowns at FSU, needed a good day at the turf field to get a second look from NFL teams. "This was very important for a lot of us," he said. "We only had two players go to the combine. All the rest of us have a chip on our shoulder to come out and show what we can do." Smith turned heads with his 40 time, then turned in a 36-inch vertical leap and a 32-rep performance in the bench press. In comparison, the fastest laser-timed 40 at the combine among running backs (Smith's was hand-timed) was 4.45 seconds. Smith's vertical would put him among the top performers at his position. His bench press performance would have been the best at his position by two reps. "I didn't watch the combine, but my agent was texting me everything that the other players at my position had done," Smith said. "So I knew I had to shoot for those numbers." - Derek Redd, Special to The Palm Beach Post
Link (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=56596&draftyear=2009&genpos=RB)

mexican_texan
09-23-2009, 08:28 PM
» 9/22/2009 Released CB Mark Parson from the practice squad.

:'''(

Wolf6151
09-23-2009, 08:34 PM
The Antone Smith signing his a low risk, high reward venture with very little risk. Hopefully Kubiak will give him a serious chance to prove his worth, the guy has moves and speed. He could be our version of Darren Sproles.

ObsiWan
09-23-2009, 08:34 PM
Just FYI. Coincidentally, he took Arian Foster's place on the Senior Bowl roster after Foster was injured.

He has been timed from 4.28 to 4.48 in the 40


Link (http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=56596&draftyear=2009&genpos=RB)

Sounds a bit like a Darren Sproles look-alike...
Edit:
Wolf6151 beat me to it.

steelbtexan
09-23-2009, 08:52 PM
I know he returns kickoffs.

Can he return punts?

If he can he has a place on this team. Jacoby had a good game @ WR I would like to see him get Davis time ay WR. I hope I never see Jacobys fumbling self returning a punt again.

I asked Marciano at the open house how they were working with Jacoby on his fumbling problems. He basically blew me off and said Jacoby blamed the problem on wearing sleeves.

The problem has reared its ugly head again.

Kubes can fix the problem by finding another punt returner. If Marciano doesn't demand a change.

Jacoby has concentration problems both asa a WR and a PR. IMO He is an all-world talent though.

eriadoc
09-23-2009, 09:15 PM
31 reps on the bench press? What was he doing like 100 pounds or something? I seriously, seriously doubt a 5-8 190 lbs. dude can out lift the freak we drafted in the first round.

I don't know if 31 reps is accurate or not, but two words for you: short arms.

76Texan
09-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Surprise, surprise!
Crummey played at Center in that game.
He passed all the tests, but it was against backups late in the 4th quarter when the Bengals already lost big.

Just finished watching the Bengals/Rams game.
Crummey came in midway thru the third and play LG.
Palmer was at QB all the way.
Crummey went up against 4th year man Lajuan Ramsey (a back up for the Colts last year) and some against 4th round draft pick Darrell Scott (315 lbs) - a strong dude out of Clemson.
There were only a couple of plays where he was slightly lagging (but inconsequential, not affecting the play). He won many battles and was about even on others (65/35).

Looks strong on the blocks.
The Bengals ran a lot of ZBS, and he also looks pretty good on the second level. Probably not as athletic as our starters but not too shabby. Likely more athletic than Studdard. Probably better than Studdard overall.

Too soon to tell.
I will watch him against the Pats next.

76Texan
09-23-2009, 10:02 PM
I know he returns kickoffs.

Can he return punts?

If he can he has a place on this team. Jacoby had a good game @ WR I would like to see him get Davis time ay WR. I hope I never see Jacobys fumbling self returning a punt again.



Nope, Fla.St. didn't use him in the return game.

76Texan
09-24-2009, 11:08 AM
Crummey played both RG & C against the Pats.
He dominated a 3rd yr PS player Titus Adams, pancaked him once, and put him on the ground on another play.
Some good battles with Ron Brace, the secound round draft pick.

This guy has good potential in the ZBS.
And I've already seen him play 3 positions: C, LG & RG.

Qman
09-24-2009, 11:24 AM
31 reps on the bench press? What was he doing like 100 pounds or something? I seriously, seriously doubt a 5-8 190 lbs. dude can out lift the freak we drafted in the first round.

Short arms.

DocBar
09-24-2009, 11:31 AM
These look like some pretty OK signings. I hope Smith just worked some mid season magic.

76Texan
09-24-2009, 01:12 PM
After spending the whole night watching half a dozen FSU games (a lot of FastForwarding), I still cannot make a good read on Antone.

He played behind an inconsistent O-line that includes of 2 Sophs and 3 Froshs.
A lot of times there would be no hole to run through.
At times, they would be quite big.
He cracked some ribs sometimes between the 6th and 8th game of the season and also played with a bruised elbow.

He fumbled at least 4 times that I know of simply because he's a smaller back.
Against WF in the 3rd game, Colorado 4th, Miami 5th, BC 10th game.

He looks like a good college RB that will be a long shot to make it in the NFL.
He does a lot of things well, but nothing exceptional.
His straight-line speed (4.28-4.48) doesn't show enough on the field (perhaps 'cause a lot of times he wants to make sure to run low with the pads to avoid getting hit).
He is shifty but not really elusive.
He's strong for his size, but then again, he's small.
He's not all that easy to bring down once he got his momentum going, but then again those runs were against weaker run defense teams he faced.
He's not quite the nowling bowl we'd like to see.
He's a willing and adequate blocker, but how would that translate at the next level?

Maybe he just needs time to learn how best to utilize his assets.
I don't know.
He just doesn't look quite the playmaker a small guy needs to be to play on Sunday.
We'll see!

Hervoyel
09-24-2009, 01:21 PM
I think he's our new, faster, smaller Darius Walker.

Actually I don't know if he's smaller but he looks smaller to me so there you go.

Wolf6151
09-24-2009, 06:16 PM
Maybe Kubiak realizes that the O-line sucks and since the holes to run through are smaller then we need a smaller RB. Hopefully they give Antone Smith a real chance to succeed.

CloakNNNdagger
09-24-2009, 06:23 PM
I think he's our new, faster, smaller Darius Walker.

Actually I don't know if he's smaller but he looks smaller to me so there you go.

3 inches smaller

beerlover
09-25-2009, 01:11 AM
After spending the whole night watching half a dozen FSU games (a lot of FastForwarding), I still cannot make a good read on Antone.

He played behind an inconsistent O-line that includes of 2 Sophs and 3 Froshs.
A lot of times there would be no hole to run through.
At times, they would be quite big.
He cracked some ribs sometimes between the 6th and 8th game of the season and also played with a bruised elbow.

He fumbled at least 4 times that I know of simply because he's a smaller back.
Against WF in the 3rd game, Colorado 4th, Miami 5th, BC 10th game.

He looks like a good college RB that will be a long shot to make it in the NFL.
He does a lot of things well, but nothing exceptional.
His straight-line speed (4.28-4.48) doesn't show enough on the field (perhaps 'cause a lot of times he wants to make sure to run low with the pads to avoid getting hit).
He is shifty but not really elusive.
He's strong for his size, but then again, he's small.
He's not all that easy to bring down once he got his momentum going, but then again those runs were against weaker run defense teams he faced.
He's not quite the nowling bowl we'd like to see.
He's a willing and adequate blocker, but how would that translate at the next level?

Maybe he just needs time to learn how best to utilize his assets.
I don't know.
He just doesn't look quite the playmaker a small guy needs to be to play on Sunday.
We'll see!

rep for your efforts :beerfunnel:

I have a question to ask, why hasn't Moats had any carries? To my eye he was a bright spot in pre-season, other than Chris Browns breakout game, the most consistant RB. I thought his cut-backs were crisp, showed flash of explosiveness & good vision.

Smith is more downhill with less cut-back moves. both have great heart & play bigger than size. the only drawback to Smith is that he does turn the ball over but then that could be attributed to wearing down. Key to running the ball in the ZBS is the ability to explode instantly in holes, make one cut-back then break it. Slaton was doing excatly that last season & became a star. Low center of gravity is not such a bad thing, speed kills, toughness/heart stay aggressive & wear the DL down :twocents:

Jackie Chiles
09-25-2009, 01:18 AM
rep for your efforts :beerfunnel:

I have a question to ask, why hasn't Moats had any carries? To my eye he was a bright spot in pre-season, other than Chris Browns breakout game, the most consistant RB. I thought his cut-backs were crisp, showed flash of explosiveness & good vision.

Smith is more downhill with less cut-back moves. both have great heart & play bigger than size. the only drawback to Smith is that he does turn the ball over but then that could be attributed to wearing down. Key to running the ball in the ZBS is the ability to explode instantly in holes, make one cut-back then break it. Slaton was doing excatly that last season & became a star. Low center of gravity is not such a bad thing, speed kills, toughness/heart stay aggressive & wear the DL down :twocents:

Kubiak mentioned recently that Moats would be getting some opportunities. I still have faith in Steve but if we need to get some production from other guys while he gets his groove back we shouldn't hesitate. It will be interesting to see how the carries get split up against Jacksonville.

hookinreds
09-30-2009, 04:02 PM
Texans placed LB Chaun Thompson on the reserve/injured list. Signed LB Khary Campbell to the active roster. Released RB Antone Smith from the practice squad. Signed LS/TE Clark Harris to the practice squad.

As I thought before, I bet Smith was picked up to "be" MJD, and now released.

Here's the 411 on Campbell from NFL.com

http://www.nfl.com/players/kharycampbell/profile?id=CAM488032

CloakNNNdagger
09-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Texans placed LB Chaun Thompson on the reserve/injured list. Signed LB Khary Campbell to the active roster. Released RB Antone Smith from the practice squad. Signed LS/TE Clark Harris to the practice squad.

As I thought before, I bet Smith was picked up to "be" MJD, and now released.

Here's the 411 on Campbell from NFL.com

http://www.nfl.com/players/kharycampbell/profile?id=CAM488032

He certainly has been worn out from overuse.:thinking: