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TexansFanatic
05-09-2010, 01:22 AM
Looks like we may see more of Xavier Adibi on the field since Cushing will be sidelined for the first four games.

Can someone explain to me why we haven't seen more of Adibi since he was drafted?

I remember seeing Kubiak comment on Adibi right after he was drafted and Kubiak looked like a brand new father. He even gushed: "I love that kid."

Now I'm hearing Adibi is in the dreaded dog house.

What gives?

wagonhed
05-09-2010, 01:27 AM
All I know is he has like a 64 overall on Madden.

TexansFanatic
05-09-2010, 01:42 AM
All I know is he has like a 64 overall on Madden.

I would imagine it's difficult to achieve a high Madden rating if you're never on the field.

wagonhed
05-09-2010, 01:49 AM
Nah, Texans backup players average a good 5 or so points lower than the backups on other teams.

TexansFanatic
05-09-2010, 02:04 AM
Nah, Texans backup players average a good 5 or so points lower than the backups on other teams.

Well, that will change. This team is building some depth.

welsh texan
05-09-2010, 06:09 AM
So what have we decided here? Adibi hasn't seen more field time because of his low Madden rating?

Lucky
05-09-2010, 09:59 AM
So what have we decided here? Adibi hasn't seen more field time because of his low Madden rating?
Madden has spoken.

During Cushing's absence, Adibi might see the field more versus passing teams than running teams. I could see the Texans start in a nickel package versus Indy, with Ryans and Adibi at the 2 LB spots. Against the Raiders, The Texans might go with Diles-Ryans-Sharpton (I wanted to say Sharper), or even Bentley-Ryans-Diles. When facing the more balanced offenses like Dallas and Washington, down and distance should influence what LBs (other than Ryans) are on the field.

TexansFanatic
05-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Thanks for that assessment, Lucky.

So Adibi is soft on the run? Is that the reason we're not seeing him on the field? Or did he find his way onto Kubiak's bad side somehow?

WolverineFan
05-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Thanks for that assessment, Lucky.

So Adibi is soft on the run? Is that the reason we're not seeing him on the field? Or did he find his way onto Kubiak's bad side somehow?

He's more of a finesse LB. If you want to categorize that as soft then you can, but I just say he's more finesse than physcial. There is a distinction.

I was ecstatic when we drafted him. I think he can be a very good WLB in the league. He has the skills. He's only going into year 3 of his career.

Ole Miss Texan
05-09-2010, 11:25 AM
I was a big fan of drafting Adibi... I actually didn't think he was still available and was taken in the 2nd or 3rd.

Anyways, I thought he's been battling some health issues during his time here? Didn't he lose a lot of weight his rookie season? Other than that I think his playing time has been more of an testament to Diles always bringing it and never letting someone take a starting role from him.

Big Lou
05-09-2010, 11:26 AM
No wonder why I can't get promoted at work, Madden has me at 62!!!!!

I sure hope I don't end up on the cover of Madden, I can't afford to miss a year of work!!!!

barrett
05-09-2010, 08:00 PM
No wonder why I can't get promoted at work, Madden has me at 62!!!!!



damnit! if my sig wasn't all full up on quotes you'd have just taken the top spot with that one!
REP!

barrett
05-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Crap. I just noticed that one of my quotes just lost a bit of momentum.

infantrycak
05-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Against the Raiders, The Texans might go with Diles-Ryans-Sharpton (I wanted to say Sharper)

Can you imagine if they could in their prime field Cushing - Ryans, Sharper?

Thanks for that assessment, Lucky.

So Adibi is soft on the run?

It's not that he is soft per se, it is that he is faster and lankier. The Texans have Diles and Adibi listed as the same height and Adibi as 5 lbs heavier but visual inspection would not confirm either. Now what Ole Miss says may have some impact on that visual inspection. Anyway just different instincts. Diles has better instincts for attacking the LOS and Adibi maybe grew too big to be a safety.

Didn't he lose a lot of weight his rookie season?

He dropped I believe to under 220 lbs.

H.C.4100-Bloc
05-09-2010, 11:51 PM
Don't count out the rook from MIA he will get a chance

ArlingtonTexan
05-10-2010, 12:01 AM
Don't count out the rook from MIA he will get a chance

Yeah, that wasn't BPA only pick.

Ole Miss Texan
05-10-2010, 12:08 AM
Not saying it's going to happen but what if Sharpton (or Adibi since this is his thread) play lights out during the first 4 games. Diles and Meco and SAM and Mike, respectively, and then Sharper/Adibi at Will. What if we go 4-0 and Kubiak & Bush LOVE what they see from our linebackers.... do they put Cushing back in the starting spot? I know it's a longshot but heck, it'd be a good problem to have, huh?

Could Houston have their 3rd rookie LB win DROY in 4 years!?

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2010, 12:28 AM
Not saying it's going to happen but what if Sharpton (or Adibi since this is his thread) play lights out during the first 4 games. Diles and Meco and SAM and Mike, respectively, and then Sharper/Adibi at Will. What if we go 4-0 and Kubiak & Bush LOVE what they see from our linebackers.... do they put Cushing back in the starting spot? I know it's a longshot but heck, it'd be a good problem to have, huh?

Could Houston have their 3rd rookie LB win DROY in 4 years!?

Now, I don't know about Bush as DC but with Smith as DC, the 3 LBs he considered the best three were the starters. The guy on the bubble for me is Diles. Cush gets his starting spot back. He's too good not to. But the question will be whether Adibi (or Sharpton or heck, Bentley) are able to take Diles' spot. And you're going to know by who's playing LB in passing situations: Diles or Adibi/Sharpton/Bentley.

beerlover
05-10-2010, 12:37 AM
Texans will use more nickle sets & take Adibi/Sharpton out. Adibi has extensive injury history so you have to track his reps closely & Sharpton has to learn playbook.

By the time Cushing returns Diles will slide back to Will, then it depends on Xaviers health & Darryl's development, of the three Sharpton has the highest ceiling.

gtexan02
05-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Lets get this guy some 'roids, stat! Even if he tests positive, he'll be suspended after Cushing is able to come back in

TimeKiller
05-10-2010, 11:06 AM
I hope Barwin gets some looks as a LBer, especially in Cushing's absence.

Actually I hope Cushing starts juicing Okoye in his sleep. For a guy with the physical attributes, Adibi sure has done next to nothing impressive. Diles was likely a starter anyway. Sharpton/Adibi battle should be interesting. I don't think Bentley gets a real shot at the position.

El Tejano
05-10-2010, 11:30 AM
I don't know about the LBs but sure would be nice to come out of that good guy mask we really want to have on the team and go ahead and sign a guy like Haynesworth to keep OLs off whatever LBs we do have out there.

thunderkyss
05-10-2010, 01:53 PM
I don't know about the LBs but sure would be nice to come out of that good guy mask we really want to have on the team and go ahead and sign a guy like Haynesworth to keep OLs off whatever LBs we do have out there.

Our LBs did a fine job without Haynesworth in 2009. Besides, I bet the biggest thing keeping us from signing someone like Haynesworth, is the cost/benefit ratio. There are only a few people who believe Haynesworth is worth the money he is asking for. Until we start signing guys like Peppers, Van Den Bosh, Allen, Faneca, Mawae, Sharper, etc... I'm going to believe it is the cost/benefit ratio, more than the "good guy" image keeping those players off this team.

I mean it's not like Pollard is/was a choir boy.

Norg
05-10-2010, 05:25 PM
We will need someone fast wk 1 a fast lb to zone the pass

I think our line can handle addai and the rookie rb

I would think the Same thing with redskins we will prob want to keep mcnabb in the pocket

infantrycak
05-10-2010, 08:13 PM
Our LBs did a fine job without Haynesworth in 2009. Besides, I bet the biggest thing keeping us from signing someone like Haynesworth, is the cost/benefit ratio. There are only a few people who believe Haynesworth is worth the money he is asking for. Until we start signing guys like Peppers, Van Den Bosh, Allen, Faneca, Mawae, Sharper, etc... I'm going to believe it is the cost/benefit ratio, more than the "good guy" image keeping those players off this team.

I mean it's not like Pollard is/was a choir boy.

What Haynesworth wants isn't the point at this time. He is signed to a contract so that is already determined for three years.

Dutchrudder
05-13-2010, 11:39 AM
What Haynesworth wants isn't the point at this time. He is signed to a contract so that is already determined for three years.

It's the Redskins that want to recoup some cash from the bonus he got this year. The speculation of sending him to Detroit was that the Redskins wanted about 6-8 million back from Al, and the new team would pick up that portion of his bonus. Still a bit pricey, but why not get him and see how he does?

infantrycak
05-13-2010, 01:24 PM
It's the Redskins that want to recoup some cash from the bonus he got this year. The speculation of sending him to Detroit was that the Redskins wanted about 6-8 million back from Al, and the new team would pick up that portion of his bonus. Still a bit pricey, but why not get him and see how he does?

I have seen multiple sources say the Redskins cannot recoup signing bonus from another team as part of a deal. Player could give some back.

Dutchrudder
05-13-2010, 01:27 PM
I have seen multiple sources say the Redskins cannot recoup signing bonus from another team as part of a deal. Player could give some back.

From what I read, it would have to be on Al to give back the 6-8 million, and then the Lions could sign him to a new contract of the same details, but with that 6-8 million as a signing bonus. So it's sort of like a money laundering scheme to get around the rule that teams can't make money a part of a transaction.

cj5776
05-13-2010, 01:46 PM
This thread had zero logic. Kubes has said he is not crazy about moving Diles away from the will spot, since he has the potential to be a probowl will and needs time to grow into that position. Regarding Adibi, he is not a good fit for what the LBs do under Bush and can only play Will, weakside LB, which Diles is a better fit for. Last preseason exposed a lot of his weaknesses so he is stuck as a bench player. Now that he has kept the weight on, maybe he will learn how to play more physical but as long as Diles is healthy I do not see him starting.

cj5776
05-13-2010, 01:48 PM
GM smith has said sharpton is too small to play the sam

Ole Miss Texan
05-13-2010, 01:50 PM
GM smith has said sharpton is too small to play the sam

And Demeco was supposedly too small for the mike. :stirpot:

gary
05-13-2010, 09:55 PM
I thought Drew Brees is too small to play QB in the NFL.

Wolf
05-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Bentley and Xavier Adibi will also compete for Cushing's spot while he is out. Kubiak noted that Adibi added some weight in the offseason which could help him this season.He missed several games as a rookie because of health concerns but appeared in each game last season.



http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/2010-05-17-brian-cushing_N.htm?csp=34sports&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomSports-TopStories+%28Sports+-+Top+Stories%29