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nero THE zero
01-28-2010, 03:09 PM
I was reading over McClain's latest chat (http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2010/01/super_bowl_xliv_chat_at_1130_a.html), and he reiterated a number of times that Pitts won't re-sign and that "Studdard is the starter."
[Comment From the hornetthe hornet: ]
John, is chester pitts resigning with the Texans.
Tuesday January 26, 2010 12:02 the hornet

John McClain:
I wish he would, but they like Studdard as the starter. Chester is only 30. I think he'll wait until he's 100 percent and then sign with another team.

[Comment From mikemike: ]
is it certqain that pitts will not be resigned?
Tuesday January 26, 2010 12:12 mike

John McClain:
No one will say it but I believe so. He wants to start at LG. Studdard is the starter.

Since he's saying, "they like Studdard as the starter," it sounds like it's something he's hearing from them, which is worrisome if you're Barrett, DM, or another charter member of the Kasey Studdard Fan Club.

Anyway, thought I'd pass on the news for those who hadn't seen it.

No More 8-8's
01-28-2010, 03:21 PM
There is two things they like about Studdard.

1) He is cheap compared to the contract that Pitts will get.
2) He plays nasty

dalemurphy
01-28-2010, 03:24 PM
i was reading over mcclain's latest chat (http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2010/01/super_bowl_xliv_chat_at_1130_a.html), and he reiterated a number of times that pitts won't re-sign and that "studdard is the starter."




since he's saying, "they like studdard as the starter," it sounds like it's something he's hearing from them, which is worrisome if you're barrett, dm, or another charter member of the kasey studdard fan club.

Anyway, thought i'd pass on the news for those who hadn't seen it.


uggggggh!

barrett
01-28-2010, 03:27 PM
I was reading over McClain's latest chat (http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2010/01/super_bowl_xliv_chat_at_1130_a.html), and he reiterated a number of times that Pitts won't re-sign and that "Studdard is the starter."




Since he's saying, "they like Studdard as the starter," it sounds like it's something he's hearing from them, which is worrisome if you're Barrett, DM, or another charter member of the Kasey Studdard Fan Club.

Anyway, thought I'd pass on the news for those who hadn't seen it.

He goes on to say something like "nobody will say it but, I think...." so I don't know if he's hearing anything or speculating.

JB
01-28-2010, 03:28 PM
I was reading over McClain's latest chat (http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2010/01/super_bowl_xliv_chat_at_1130_a.html), and he reiterated a number of times that Pitts won't re-sign and that "Studdard is the starter."




Since he's saying, "they like Studdard as the starter," it sounds like it's something he's hearing from them, which is worrisome if you're Barrett, DM, or another charter member of the Kasey Studdard Fan Club.

Anyway, thought I'd pass on the news for those who hadn't seen it.



Yeah, but he also said (last year pre draft)

John McClain: I think that would be great. By the way, they would pick Matthews over Cushing.

Tuesday March 17, 2009 11:31 John McClain

John McClain: Because every scout I talk to -- and I don't mean reporters who do mock drafts or rank players -- tells me Matthews is a better prospect.


And responded to this question:
Comment From VeEzyVeEzy: ]
1) Brian Cushing 2) William Moore 3) Laurence Sidbury 4) Louis Vasquez 4) Andre Brown -Sound Good To you

with:
John McClain: No way on Cushing and Moore

beerlover
01-28-2010, 03:34 PM
I don't think he is as athletic as the Texans need from the LG position for the ZBS to thrive. So if they have an option to upgrade via the draft, they go after it & not even worry about Pitts extension.

HOU-TEX
01-28-2010, 03:35 PM
Yeah, but he also said (last year pre draft)

:spit: Nicely done!

I never have put too much stock into what McClain or the rest of the hacks at the Chron. Their opinion isn't any different than what we have around here. Unless there are sources involved with what they have to say, it's nothing but hot air.

JB
01-28-2010, 03:42 PM
:spit: Nicely done!

I never have put too much stock into what McClain or the rest of the hacks at the Chron. Their opinion isn't any different than what we have around here. Unless there are sources involved with what they have to say, it's nothing but hot air.

Yes, and even with sources involved they spew out flatulent hot air!

Chron = :clown:

nero THE zero
01-28-2010, 03:51 PM
Yeah, but he also said (last year pre draft)
And responded to this question:
with:
There's a distinct difference in John McClain, the journalist who relays information through his NFL contacts, and John McClain, the football analyst. The former is very good, the latter is laughably bad.

In my OP, I pointed out why I think it's the former relaying the message and not the latter. There's obviously the chance that I'm wrong, but the way that he frames his assertion makes it sound like it's something he's hearing.

TimeKiller
01-28-2010, 04:12 PM
There is two things they like about Studdard.

1) He is cheap compared to the contract that Pitts will get.
2) He plays nasty

Apparently that outweighs the things NOBODY can POSSIBLY like about him.

Like:

1. Size/Strength- He'll never push anyone over for 1 yard in the times of crunch. Proven over and over. Oh and it's not just crunch times either, 1st and 10 with 12:00 left in the 1st quarter and his blocking will net you exactly what it netted all ****ing year long: MAYBE 1 yard if the RB can wiggle his way through bodies crashing into him.

2. Athleticism- My sister runs more gracefully than he does.

3. UM BLOCKING?!?!? How awesome is his nasty attitude that the 1 block he lays every 5th or 6th play keeps good thoughts running through the other terrible performances?

Let's not even discuss how awfully, pathetically bad the depth will be if they can't beat Kasey "freaking" Studdard.

This is a guy who can pass block well enough to hold a backup spot. Oh and he does it with his best "mean face" on so everyone knows just how hard he is trying. [/good things about his game]

TexCanada
01-28-2010, 04:13 PM
Even if he has heard whisperings about Pitts not being resigned, that could simply mean that we are planning on addressing the position through FA and/or the draft...just like so many of us want.

HuttoKarl
01-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Even if he has heard whisperings about Pitts not being resigned, that could simply mean that we are planning on addressing the position through FA and/or the draft...just like so many of us want.

That's my thinking too.

Ole Miss Texan
01-28-2010, 04:31 PM
I'd really like to have 4 quality OG's in front of Studdard on the depth chart.

DexmanC
01-28-2010, 04:39 PM
Apparently that outweighs the things NOBODY can POSSIBLY like about him.

Like:

1. Size/Strength- He'll never push anyone over for 1 yard in the times of crunch. Proven over and over. Oh and it's not just crunch times either, 1st and 10 with 12:00 left in the 1st quarter and his blocking will net you exactly what it netted all ****ing year long: MAYBE 1 yard if the RB can wiggle his way through bodies crashing into him.


There was a play in Cincinnati last year, where Studdard completely
whiffed on a cut block, and just as Slaton was about to jump over him,
Kasey lifts his fat ass in the air, causing Steve to fumble. Steve got
benched for a series after that. Thanks Kasey. Excellent blocking.

nero THE zero
01-28-2010, 04:46 PM
Even if he has heard whisperings about Pitts not being resigned, that could simply mean that we are planning on addressing the position through FA and/or the draft...just like so many of us want.

Except that that's not what it says.

NBT
01-28-2010, 04:47 PM
One might actually think you guys didn't like Studdard at OLG. He must have done something right though, as we won our last 4 games, including the last one over the Patriiots. Of course I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't draft at least one or two OGs in this draft.

No More 8-8's
01-28-2010, 04:48 PM
Thats why i love listening to NFL Radio right now. You ask John McClain and those radio guys the same question and you will hear vastly different answers.

For example, "Tell me who do you think will be available for the Texans in the draft and what is their needs?"

NFL Radio guys will spend 5 minutes talking about strenghts and weeknesses and come up with a couple good names that they think will fit the team.

John McNameDropper will just reply back with, its too early to tell wait til the combine and we will get a better idea.

Very frustrating to get any sort of decent football response from the man who has covered football for so many freaking years!

TexCanada
01-28-2010, 05:09 PM
Except that that's not what it says.

Well if its in writing then it must be true. My apologies.

dalemurphy
01-28-2010, 05:14 PM
There was a play in Cincinnati last year, where Studdard completely
whiffed on a cut block, and just as Slaton was about to jump over him,
Kasey lifts his fat ass in the air, causing Steve to fumble. Steve got
benched for a series after that. Thanks Kasey. Excellent blocking.

I remember that play. UGGGGH!

D-ReK
01-28-2010, 05:54 PM
One might actually think you guys didn't like Studdard at OLG. He must have done something right though, as we won our last 4 games, including the last one over the Patriiots. Of course I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't draft at least one or two OGs in this draft.

You do realize that it's possible to win in spite of someone, don't you? The Jets won 9 games with Sanchez throwing 20 picks on the season, but he must have been doing something right. We won over 20 games with Carr under center, so he must have been doing something right...

The only reason that I can find that Studdard would be considered the starter from this point forward is nepotism. Kubiak and Studdard's father were teammates, so Kasey gets every opportunity to show that he is good enough to be a starter (he isn't). This could obviously be proven wrong if Pitts is brought back, we sign a good FA, or we draft an upgrade. I hope we do because I can't take another year of Studdard's ineptitude.

HuttoKarl
01-29-2010, 10:23 AM
I remember that play. UGGGGH!

Yeah, but all Studdard does is win games....he's got the "IT" factor! :runaway:

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 10:35 AM
Yeah, but all Studdard does is win games....he's got the "IT" factor! :runaway:

They have to either re-sign Pitts or get one interior Olineman in the early to mid rounds of the draft, right?

If they do that, then I'll be satisfied with a competition for the three spots between: Myers, Briesel, Studdard, Caldwell, Pitts (or new guy). If Studdard is handed the job,..... well, I don't know. But, I won't be happy!!

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 10:36 AM
They have to either re-sign Pitts or get one interior Olineman in the early to mid rounds of the draft, right?

If they do that, then I'll be satisfied with a competition for the three spots between: Myers, Briesel, Studdard, Caldwell, Pitts (or new guy). If Studdard is handed the job,..... well, I don't know. But, I won't be happy!!



I take that back, even if Pitts is re-signed, I still want to see a new face via FA or in the first 4 rounds of the draft.

Vinny
01-29-2010, 10:41 AM
ugh, Studdard next to Myers...worst side by side weakside C - G tandem in the league. McClain can't figure out when his sources are in pimp mode, talking up their guys and making sure their egos are all high. This must confuse McClain into thinking they honestly think that Studdard is a starting caliber Guard....but then again, I've seen the Texans play guys for years that wouldn't make other teams. They have had issues in WAY overrating their talent in the past.

Honoring Earl 34
01-29-2010, 10:47 AM
ugh, Studdard next to Myers...worst side by side weakside C - G tandem in the league. McClain can't figure out when his sources are in pimp mode, talking up their guys and making sure their egos are all high. This must confuse McClain into thinking they honestly think that Studdard is a starting caliber Guard....but then again, I've seen the Texans play guys for years that wouldn't make other teams. They have had issues in WAY overrating their talent in the past.

The draft and FA will reveal their true thoughts , I hope your right about saying one thing and meaning another .

Vinny
01-29-2010, 10:54 AM
The draft and FA will reveal their true thoughts , I hope your right about saying one thing and meaning another .

teams use scribes like JM all the time around the draft. It wouldn't shock me to see them playing to his lack of his own credible pov. His eye for the game is really awful for a guy who has seen as much football as he has over his lifetime.

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 11:01 AM
teams use scribes like JM all the time around the draft. It wouldn't shock me to see them playing to his lack of his own credible pov. His eye for the game is really awful for a guy who has seen as much football as he has over his lifetime.

From your mouth to God's ear.

My problem is: Don't Kubiak and Smith care about my mental and emotional state in the off-season? The release of this information can send me into a panic around this time of year. After all, if they are going to miss the playoffs during the season, then they should feel more compelled to give me a peaceful and hopeful off-season. Right? :panic:

Vinny
01-29-2010, 11:12 AM
teams use scribes like JM all the time around the draft. It wouldn't shock me to see them playing to his lack of his own credible pov. His eye for the game is really awful for a guy who has seen as much football as he has over his lifetime.

From your mouth to God's ear.

My problem is: Don't Kubiak and Smith care about my mental and emotional state in the off-season? The release of this information can send me into a panic around this time of year. After all, if they are going to miss the playoffs during the season, then they should feel more compelled to give me a peaceful and hopeful off-season. Right? :panic:
I'm talking about how teams us propaganda around draft time. Can you please just go stare at your Kubiak fathead for a while?

BigBull17
01-29-2010, 11:16 AM
ugh, Studdard next to Myers...worst side by side weakside C - G tandem in the league. McClain can't figure out when his sources are in pimp mode, talking up their guys and making sure their egos are all high. This must confuse McClain into thinking they honestly think that Studdard is a starting caliber Guard....but then again, I've seen the Texans play guys for years that wouldn't make other teams. They have had issues in WAY overrating their talent in the past.

That is a very bad thought, isn't it. I'm not comfortable with either of them starting, let alone both of them. Jenkins is drooling over that thought. He gets to chunk Myers again and again.

Honoring Earl 34
01-29-2010, 11:17 AM
teams use scribes like JM all the time around the draft. It wouldn't shock me to see them playing to his lack of his own credible pov. His eye for the game is really awful for a guy who has seen as much football as he has over his lifetime.

I think Caldwell is a keeper and would like to bring in two early picks on OL . This would give the Texans a young talented group to season . Right now we have a young not very talented group that won't get much better . It's time to commit like the Jets did with DBrick and Mangold .

HuttoKarl
01-29-2010, 11:21 AM
They have to either re-sign Pitts or get one interior Olineman in the early to mid rounds of the draft, right?

If they do that, then I'll be satisfied with a competition for the three spots between: Myers, Briesel, Studdard, Caldwell, Pitts (or new guy). If Studdard is handed the job,..... well, I don't know. But, I won't be happy!!

Iupati or Mike Johnson (from Bama) would work for me.

I want to add that O-line help should be drafted and developed every year, regardless of how content you are with your current crew.

Mr. White
01-29-2010, 11:45 AM
I'm talking about how teams us propaganda around draft time. Can you please just go stare at your Kubiak fathead for a while?

I remember a lot of propaganda leading up to the draft last year that we'd be taking a USC linebacker.

Seems like this could go either way. They really might be serious about Studdard.

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm talking about how teams us propaganda around draft time. Can you please just go stare at your Kubiak fathead for a while?

Vinny, I know! I was joking about the fact that hearing those things can still make me worry.

I don't need a fathead. I can just close my eyes and picture that gorgeous mug of his!

barrett
01-29-2010, 01:32 PM
I don't know why, but I just have this feeling that the Texans are going to go crazy with Olinemen this year. Mostly in the draft but maybe even in FA. It's totally unfounded but it's a hunch.

I feel like they know that they've got some guys that are hitting there ceiling's from a talent perspective on that interior and I think they will move to seal the deal and fix the run game and do less to improve the defense.

infantrycak
01-29-2010, 01:48 PM
I don't know why, but I just have this feeling that the Texans are going to go crazy with Olinemen this year. Mostly in the draft but maybe even in FA. It's totally unfounded but it's a hunch.

I feel like they know that they've got some guys that are hitting there ceiling's from a talent perspective on that interior and I think they will move to seal the deal and fix the run game and do less to improve the defense.

Not a bad hunch. They know darn well if they had an even middle of the pack running game this year they would have been in the playoffs.

Hardcore Texan
01-29-2010, 02:04 PM
I don't know why, but I just have this feeling that the Texans are going to go crazy with Olinemen this year. Mostly in the draft but maybe even in FA. It's totally unfounded but it's a hunch.

I feel like they know that they've got some guys that are hitting there ceiling's from a talent perspective on that interior and I think they will move to seal the deal and fix the run game and do less to improve the defense.

Not a bad hunch. They know darn well if they had an even middle of the pack running game this year they would have been in the playoffs.

Please let this happen........we need help!

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 02:13 PM
I don't know why, but I just have this feeling that the Texans are going to go crazy with Olinemen this year. Mostly in the draft but maybe even in FA. It's totally unfounded but it's a hunch.

I feel like they know that they've got some guys that are hitting there ceiling's from a talent perspective on that interior and I think they will move to seal the deal and fix the run game and do less to improve the defense.

I'm holding you personally responsivle if this scenario does not take place!

steelbtexan
01-29-2010, 05:17 PM
Please let this happen........we need help!

Ditto

Dale what do you think of Kubes nepotism towards Studdard?

HuttoKarl
01-29-2010, 05:40 PM
Studdard is what he is. A depth guy drafted with a later pick that can play with a mean streak. I hoped many years ago that he could be a starter for us, but have accepted reality. He can be used in a pinch, but if the pinch is an extended one, it's going to hurt.

dalemurphy
01-29-2010, 05:45 PM
Ditto

Dale what do you think of Kubes nepotism towards Studdard?

I'm in denial! I had a rough september though. I was upset when he made the roster!

CloakNNNdagger
01-29-2010, 07:15 PM
ugh, Studdard next to Myers...worst side by side weakside C - G tandem in the league. McClain can't figure out when his sources are in pimp mode, talking up their guys and making sure their egos are all high. This must confuse McClain into thinking they honestly think that Studdard is a starting caliber Guard....but then again, I've seen the Texans play guys for years that wouldn't make other teams. They have had issues in WAY overrating their talent in the past.

You don't see other teams clamoring to go after these guys in trade during their Houston stay OR after their release. And if they have been offered trades these underperforming players, more than McClain must be confused.

thunderkyss
01-30-2010, 07:41 PM
The only reason that I can find that Studdard would be considered the starter from this point forward is nepotism. Kubiak and Studdard's father were teammates, so Kasey gets every opportunity to show that he is good enough to be a starter (he isn't). This could obviously be proven wrong if Pitts is brought back, we sign a good FA, or we draft an upgrade. I hope we do because I can't take another year of Studdard's ineptitude.

Kubiak knows he's got to win big in 2010... No way he's going to risk being a failure, because of nepotism.

I do believe if Kubiak's evaluation of Studdard, was anything like what is being said in this thread, he would have been rotating Caldwell, at LG along with the rotation at RG.

Personally I would have thought White was going to be the odd man out.... but I think either he or Caldwell will be our starting Center. Meyers becomes depth.

Norg
01-31-2010, 02:40 AM
i thought Brisles will be starting guaed when he gets healthy

DexmanC
01-31-2010, 08:55 AM
i thought Brisles will be starting guaed when he gets healthy

He's still a "backup caliber" guard. I sure hope they replace his ass.
He and Studdard don't hold their ground well in the run game, nor
do they give any push in short-yardage situations.