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08-29-2010, 03:50 PM
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7176860.html

sorry it didn't work, fred. what happened to you?

El Tejano
08-29-2010, 03:52 PM
Bye Freddy B. Wished it would've worked out better?

Malloy
08-29-2010, 03:55 PM
I only wonder why it took so long. Practice warrior?

The Pencil Neck
08-29-2010, 03:58 PM
I only wonder why it took so long. Practice warrior?

I've heard he's got all the tools and knows what to do... he just doesn't do it when he needs to.

I also think we're seeing a shift in the types of DBs we want from Hokes guys (who were bigger) to Gibbs' guys (who are smaller and faster).

Malloy
08-29-2010, 04:05 PM
I've heard he's got all the tools and knows what to do... he just doesn't do it when he needs to.

I also think we're seeing a shift in the types of DBs we want from Hokes guys (who were bigger) to Gibbs' guys (who are smaller and faster).

True, I thought about that last night during the game, It seems as if we're going smaller/faster.

Wolf6151
08-29-2010, 04:43 PM
I'm glad Bennett is gone, wish it would have happened last year. I wish it would have worked out for Egboh, I liked him as a prospect coming out of college but don't know that he's done anything since being signed as an UDFA.

False Start
08-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Peace out Fred, we hardly knew you......or saw you. :worldpeace:

Malloy
08-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Anyone knows of any site that keeps stock of team releases during the PS?

m5kwatts
08-29-2010, 04:47 PM
I'd bet anything Bennett ends up with the Lions. Schwartz was in Tennessee when FB had his run as a starter his rookie year and Detroit has a horrible CB situation.

drs23
08-29-2010, 04:47 PM
Anyone knows of any site that keeps stock of team releases during the PS?

The league as it's reported and I'm sure there're blogs that do it even sooner.

JB
08-29-2010, 04:49 PM
I'd bet anything Bennett ends up with the Lions. Schwartz was in Tennessee when FB had his run as a starter his rookie year and Detroit has a horrible CB situation.

Or maybe Balt.

Maddict5
08-29-2010, 04:56 PM
wasnt there a rumour that personal problems were a big cause of his downfall after his rookie year? did it ever come out what those were?

anyway see ya freddy. you were really awesome and fun to watch in the end of the 08 season

ubecool454
08-29-2010, 06:00 PM
I only wonder why it took so long. Practice warrior?

Fred can play but I think he might need to play safety. He's been in the doghouse for 2 years now and it's really cool for the coaches to cut him early so he can have a chance at being picked up...and I think he can play in this league. I wouldn't be surprised for him to go home with Dunta and play for the Falcons....he will be picked up.

steelbtexan
08-29-2010, 07:07 PM
Or maybe Balt.

Somebody on this MB brought up last yr that one of Bennett's family members was having some health issues.

If I remember correctly.

kiwitexansfan
08-29-2010, 07:36 PM
Man Bennett looked like he could be a real player that first year..... makes me a bit sad to see him go.

Rey
08-29-2010, 07:43 PM
I liked Bennett kinda the same way that I liked Faggins. He was a good stop gap player untill we found better talent, but I knew eventually both would be replaced if we were to ever become good.

ATXtexanfan
08-29-2010, 08:37 PM
that was easy

Hervoyel
08-29-2010, 09:08 PM
I've heard he's got all the tools and knows what to do... he just doesn't do it when he needs to.

I also think we're seeing a shift in the types of DBs we want from Hokes guys (who were bigger) to Gibbs' guys (who are smaller and faster).

True, I thought about that last night during the game, It seems as if we're going smaller/faster.

And it seems like only yesterday I was out at training camp with Vinny talking with him about how the Texans were finally getting some defensive backs with "NFL type bodies" on them. Well, the times they are a changing I guess. Bennett though is going away because he sucked a little too much a little too long. Can't wait forever for him to put it all together.

I don't care as long as they can get the job done. It's just something I find funny as the coaches come and go their differing ideas result in different kinds of players.

TimeKiller
08-29-2010, 09:52 PM
ouch. The Texans have been pretty solid in the 4th rounds but this is a failed project. I agree with whoever thinks he needs to move to safety but I think this is probably the writing on the wall for Bennett's career. Maybe he'll catch on some other team, maybe not.

JB
08-29-2010, 09:58 PM
ouch. The Texans have been pretty solid in the 4th rounds but this is a failed project. I agree with whoever thinks he needs to move to safety but I think this is probably the writing on the wall for Bennett's career. Maybe he'll catch on some other team, maybe not.

He will most assuredly catch on with another team. Whether or not he does anything with it, I don't know.

Norg
08-30-2010, 12:08 AM
iam sure some team will pick him up he still a solid player maybe a new scene will help him shine

DexmanC
08-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Bennett is very good with tracking the ball in the air. Sometimes he overthinks
and loses control of his body position.

He's better than a marginal NFL corner, in my opinion.

Ryan
08-30-2010, 02:20 AM
no doubt he'll find a way on another team. Maybe different coaching can turn his career around and he can be a solid DB again, but at the least he'll be a solid ST contributor somewhere.

TimeKiller
08-30-2010, 07:57 AM
Man, I just can't shake the visions of him being 15 yards off his guy in man-to-man coverage. That's not in any way, shape or form "coverage". Flash in the pan with nice athletic ability, that's all he was. Probably all he will be. I'm not wishing for failure for him, just don't think success is around the corner....

SAMURAITEXAN
08-30-2010, 08:23 AM
Most of us here had high hopes on him after his rookie season and did gave us one solid year and I thank Fred for that. Anyway, good luck and wish him nothing but best.

Austrian
08-30-2010, 08:31 AM
Most of us here had high hopes on him after his rookie season and did gave us one solid year and I thank Fred for that. Anyway, good luck and wish him nothing but best.

Exactly.

Blake
08-30-2010, 08:43 AM
Jacksonville seems to like our released corners. I bet he gets on there.

J_R
08-31-2010, 05:43 PM
Fred Bennett claimed by San Diego
(Also cut yesterday, Pannel Egboh claimed by Philadelphia)

The Pencil Neck
08-31-2010, 05:46 PM
How cool is it that now when we cut guys, they're immediately picked up?

Good luck to those guys although I hated to lose Egboh.

Carr Bombed
08-31-2010, 05:50 PM
I don't see how moving Bennett to safety would be a good move or beneficial to him....

Fred Bennett was ALWAYS a horrible tackler and that was the knock on him coming out of school. His tackling is one of the reasons why he was put on the bench.

Ckw
08-31-2010, 05:56 PM
And to think about this time last year we had this thread (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61920&highlight=Bennett).

Hardcore Texan
08-31-2010, 06:11 PM
Bye Freddy B. Wished it would've worked out better?

I see this alot now on the web and can't help but wonder, is this a statement or a question? Are you asking him if he wished it could have worked out better or stating that you wished he would have worked out better?

I am assuming it's a statement with a misplaced question mark but I see this here, on facebook, etc. so IDK.

Carr Bombed
08-31-2010, 07:41 PM
I see this alot now on the web and can't help but wonder, is this a statement or a question? Are you asking him if he wished it could have worked out better or stating that you wished he would have worked out better?

I am assuming it's a statement with a misplaced question mark but I see this here, on facebook, etc. so IDK.

...

Texan_Bill
08-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Meh, good luck to him. Maybe a change of scenery will do him good and give hime a fresh start.

281
08-31-2010, 09:15 PM
How cool is it that now when we cut guys, they're immediately picked up?

haha, i thought the same.