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Trail.Blazr
08-03-2011, 09:30 AM
As they are discussing injuries, they note Cushing, who's not practicing with the team, as he's pushing (or pulling) a sled on another field and McLame says something to the effect that They don't need Cushing on the field.

I get it that "They need Cushing healthy", but with all the change, new faces on defense and an obviously different playbook, it sounds very ignorant to state they don't need Cushing in practice.

TimeKiller
08-03-2011, 09:34 AM
What's wrong with Cushing? If he's working out....maybe he's being disciplined?

Playoffs
08-03-2011, 09:36 AM
Rick smith on now...

Warren overpaid (or got too much money).

Mitchell, Watt looking good, Toliver getting noticed.

Over the cap right now. Need to restructure contracts.

Went for the package Manning, JJo over Namby.

Fullback: Vonta too much $$$ for us, nothing to report Vickers, Casey & couple of FA FBs.

Expect exponential improve from Kareem -- underperformed -- Vance Joseph runs same breakout that Smith had.

Safety position looking deeper. Troy Nolan, Sherrick McManis mentioned.

Used to be Texans cuts would "fall into the abyss" ... now they get picked up by other teams. (Okoye,Anderson)

b0ng
08-03-2011, 09:49 AM
What's wrong with Cushing? If he's working out....maybe he's being disciplined?

He had knee surgery in the offseason and is still recovering.

Rey
08-03-2011, 10:04 AM
As they are discussing injuries, they note Cushing, who's not practicing with the team, as he's pushing (or pulling) a sled on another field and McLame says something to the effect that They don't need Cushing on the field.

I get it that "They need Cushing healthy", but with all the change, new faces on defense and an obviously different playbook, it sounds very ignorant to state they don't need Cushing in practice.

Cushing is still mentally involved. He participates in all the walkthroughs. He just doesn't do the contact stuff.

Porky
08-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Is Mcmannis moving to safety as well? I thought he would be competing for the nickel or dime corner.

DeMarCushPoll
08-03-2011, 11:15 AM
As they are discussing injuries, they note Cushing, who's not practicing with the team, as he's pushing (or pulling) a sled on another field and McLame says something to the effect that They don't need Cushing on the field.

I get it that "They need Cushing healthy", but with all the change, new faces on defense and an obviously different playbook, it sounds very ignorant to state they don't need Cushing in practice.



What are you, about 10?

nero THE zero
08-03-2011, 11:28 AM
Used to be Texans cuts would "fall into the abyss" ... now they get picked up by other teams. (Okoye,Anderson)
Any GM that would acknowledge this, much less pat himself on the back for it, should be fired.

HTown2ATX
08-03-2011, 11:29 AM
Any GM that would acknowledge this, much less pat himself on the back for it, should be fired.

Well, the ones he drafted that fell into the abyss yeah. I give him a pass on any of the ones he got from Rasputin.

:htown2atx:

houstonspartan
08-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Any GM that would acknowledge this, much less pat himself on the back for it, should be fired.

You know, I thought the same thing when I read that, but didn't want to overreact. Interesting to see others saw it the same way. lol.

buddyboy
08-03-2011, 11:57 AM
I think he's speaking to the fact that the depth and quality of players on this team is improving, which is a good sign. I didn't read too much into it except for the idea that the team is headed in the right direction.

Brisco_County
08-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Rick smith on now...
Used to be Texans cuts would "fall into the abyss" ... now they get picked up by other teams. (Okoye,Anderson)

I don't think he's patting himself on the back. He's saying it because it's true and the improvement in recruiting is obvious.

Too bad Pollard isn't one of those guys who got picked up.

The Pencil Neck
08-03-2011, 12:04 PM
Is Mcmannis moving to safety as well? I thought he would be competing for the nickel or dime corner.

I expect Harris to take the Nickel spot.

I'm dying to see how they're changing up the secondary.

cdollaz
08-03-2011, 12:30 PM
I think he's speaking to the fact that the depth and quality of players on this team is improving, which is a good sign. I didn't read too much into it except for the idea that the team is headed in the right direction.

Exactly. We are now cutting players that other teams actually want.

b0ng
08-03-2011, 12:34 PM
It's still really stupid to bring up on the radio. Let the idiots who have to blabber for 4 hours a day come up with that kind of crap, not the GM.

nero THE zero
08-03-2011, 12:39 PM
I think he's speaking to the fact that the depth and quality of players on this team is improving, which is a good sign. I didn't read too much into it except for the idea that the team is headed in the right direction.

It's, "on the right track."

JB
08-03-2011, 12:44 PM
It's, "on the right track."

But they might actually be going in the right direction this year

Texan_Bill
08-03-2011, 12:45 PM
Cushing had knee surgery this off-season. He's being held out of practice for that reason alone.

They kept DeMeco Ryans from practicing in the heat, and he worked with the team indoors. Brian Cushing was held out of practice altogether because they are taking precautions from off-season knee surgery. He’s expected to return later this week.



Steph Stradley AKA Texans Chick (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/)

BornOrange
08-03-2011, 01:31 PM
Of course Smith expects exponential improvement from Jackson, he is the doofus that drafted Jackson.

HTown2ATX
08-03-2011, 01:37 PM
But they might actually be going in the right direction this year


haha

zing!

BigBull17
08-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Is Mcmannis moving to safety as well? I thought he would be competing for the nickel or dime corner.

They have a bunch of guys at CB, and need some depth at Safty. McMannis could be good there. McCain, Allen, Harris, Carmichael, JJ, Jackson, and a bunch of UDFA's mean a log jam at CB.

Texas T
08-03-2011, 02:15 PM
They have a bunch of guys at CB, and need some depth at Safty. McMannis could be good there. McCain, Allen, Harris, Carmichael, JJ, Jackson, and a bunch of UDFA's mean a log jam at CB.

Don't they want all the secondary players to be interchangeable?? This could explain why they are moving people around.