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srrono
08-03-2011, 11:08 PM
http://torotimes.com/2011/08/03/dorin-dickerson-beginning-to-make-presence-felt-at-texans-camp/

Hardcore Texan
08-03-2011, 11:17 PM
I have been saying it, I think DD has a break out year. Great hands, and a tough player.

TheBigpaki
08-03-2011, 11:24 PM
Hard work pays off.

Brisco_County
08-04-2011, 12:20 AM
Ugh... I don't want to seem like a hoity grammar gestapo, but that was almost unreadable. But I'm glad to see that Dickerson's work is paying off. I had high hopes after the last pre-season.

Wolf6151
08-04-2011, 01:06 AM
It's good to hear of DD doing well in training camp but sometimes I get the feeling it doesn't matter how well or bad you do, if your not one of Kubiaks "boys" then your not playing.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 01:11 AM
It's good to hear of DD doing well in training camp but sometimes I get the feeling it doesn't matter how well or bad you do, if your not one of Kubiaks "boys" then your not playing.

Personally, I don't trust any report saying this guy or that guy is doing well at camp. I wait to see who's playing in the preseason games and how well the do there.

I have high hopes for DD. We stole him in the 7th round. And because of that, I think he'd qualify as one of Kubiak's "boys." Although, I really don't think Kubiak is that tied to players. He will give them a shot and he will give them a chance to play themselves in or out of the rotation. If he was that tied to his "boys", David Anderson would still be on the squad.

Rey
08-04-2011, 01:13 AM
It read ok to me.
Glad to hear dd is doing well. I doubt he takes time away from jacoby though, but in think it's possible that Kevin Walter may see fewer snaps.

Corrosion
08-04-2011, 01:47 AM
Personally, I don't trust any report saying this guy or that guy is doing well at camp. I wait to see who's playing in the preseason games and how well the do there.

I have high hopes for DD. We stole him in the 7th round. And because of that, I think he'd qualify as one of Kubiak's "boys." Although, I really don't think Kubiak is that tied to players. He will give them a shot and he will give them a chance to play themselves in or out of the rotation. If he was that tied to his "boys", David Anderson would still be on the squad.

and a UDFA wouldnt have lead the league in rushing last year.


Its pretty obvious that Kubiak will give the players a chance to earn a role .... its up to them to do so.

TimeKiller
08-04-2011, 07:43 AM
Ugh... I don't want to seem like a hoity grammar gestapo, but that was almost unreadable. But I'm glad to see that Dickerson's work is paying off. I had high hopes after the last pre-season.

Marquis...hahaa.....you're looking for "marquee". Marquis is a name, I believe.

I think I would've been fine without JJones but since we have him it's a nice little log jam. AJ is the best. Walter is a veteran but is what he is and is limited in some regards. Still a valuable player, would be a better fit at slot/3WR than #2 anyway. IMO it would be nice if all 3 of these young, alliteratively named WR rotated at #2 or in for AJ to keep him healthy. JJ, DD and TT. Weird huh?

Porky
08-04-2011, 07:55 AM
Ugh... I don't want to seem like a hoity grammar gestapo, but that was almost unreadable. But I'm glad to see that Dickerson's work is paying off. I had high hopes after the last pre-season.

Ya, for what I think is supposed to be a professionally written piece it was awful. It's mid high school level writing. Several mis-spelled words, one completely long run on sentence, a mis-placed comma. Actually too many comma's period. Some spacing issues, a few poorly worded sentences, etc.

If he/she was a HS sophmore, I grade it a C+. As a professional journalist that grades a D-.

As for content, I don't trust the source and the only real thought was that he made one really nice catch in practice. Hardly enough to build a whole article around.

Playoffs
08-04-2011, 08:07 AM
Ugh... I don't want to seem like a hoity grammar gestapo, but that was almost unreadable. But I'm glad to see that Dickerson's work is paying off. I had high hopes after the last pre-season.

I was thinking the same thing.

Ole Miss Texan
08-04-2011, 09:00 AM
I'm excited about our receivers. We all know AJ, JJ and KW are locks for the team. But it's that next group that has me really excited.

Dickerson has so much potential. I heard on 610 this morning that Toliver is looking like the quentesential pro... being the first one out there, has play sheets he's studying, and acts like he's got a chip on his shoulder that he has something to prove. Jeff Maehl will be great in DA's old role.

I really really wanted Holiday to make the team as our return specialist but he'll have to be so far above and beyond the other returnmen that he gets a spot like Mathis did. NO WAY can he tie up a roster spot if it means Toliver, Maehl or Dickerson has to go to the practice squad.

Jeez, I want all of these guys to get playing time this season and some receptions, I just don't know that there's enough to go around when you factor in OD, Dreessen, Casey, and Graham. Wow!

EllisUnit
08-04-2011, 09:13 AM
Anyone remember that play where he came in at the end of the game and beat the CBs and Safeties deep, but the ball was overthrown but he caught it out of bounds in the back of the end-zone. that is when i took notice. the boy can run

CloakNNNdagger
08-04-2011, 09:15 AM
Personally, I don't trust any report saying this guy or that guy is doing well at camp. I wait to see who's playing in the preseason games and how well the do there.

I have high hopes for DD. We stole him in the 7th round. And because of that, I think he'd qualify as one of Kubiak's "boys." Although, I really don't think Kubiak is that tied to players. He will give them a shot and he will give them a chance to play themselves in or out of the rotation. If he was that tied to his "boys", David Anderson would still be on the squad.

You mean that you don't trust those grinding in-tutu practice reports we're getting?:)

Ole Miss Texan
08-04-2011, 09:27 AM
Dickerson's one-handed grab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf8pkmagg5c)

I love watching this clip of his one-handed grab during preseason last year. What gets me is his ball awareness and ability to separate from the DB at the very end. He's running pretty fast to begin with, knows the ball is just out of reach and can speed up just enough. I want him to succeed and get some real looks this year.

HOU-TEX
08-04-2011, 09:37 AM
Personally, I don't trust any report saying this guy or that guy is doing well at camp. I wait to see who's playing in the preseason games and how well the do there.

I have high hopes for DD. We stole him in the 7th round. And because of that, I think he'd qualify as one of Kubiak's "boys." Although, I really don't think Kubiak is that tied to players. He will give them a shot and he will give them a chance to play themselves in or out of the rotation. If he was that tied to his "boys", David Anderson would still be on the squad.

I agree, PN. A lot of people dislike pre-season games (mostly due to $ I'm sure), but I love it. I really like watching and grading the players, especially the no-namers. Heck, I even record them and re-watch during the week.

That said, I could do without the Tillman commentating. If he says "an apple and a road map" again this season I'm kickin the dog and blaming him for it.

The Pencil Neck
08-04-2011, 09:47 AM
You mean that you don't trust those grinding in-tutu practice reports we're getting?:)

Well, of course, THOSE I trust.

:kubepalm:

El Tejano
08-04-2011, 10:26 AM
Anyone remember that play where he came in at the end of the game and beat the CBs and Safeties deep, but the ball was overthrown but he caught it out of bounds in the back of the end-zone. that is when i took notice. the boy can run

I remember that game. IIRC we could've tied the game with that one right?

El Tejano
08-04-2011, 10:28 AM
I agree, PN. A lot of people dislike pre-season games (mostly due to $ I'm sure), but I love it. I really like watching and grading the players, especially the no-namers. Heck, I even record them and re-watch during the week.

That said, I could do without the Tillman commentating. If he says "an apple and a road map" again this season I'm kickin the dog and blaming him for it.


or how about when he says "This aint bula bula"?

rush2112mn
08-04-2011, 10:46 AM
I read or heard somewhere he was working out this summer with Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals up in Pittburgh where they both went to college along with Kevin Kolb. I want to see what this guy can do.....

mokalus
08-04-2011, 05:01 PM
It still boggles my mind to think about how ridiculous this offense could be with a more consistent #2 receiver.

And if JJ had hands.

EllisUnit
08-04-2011, 05:04 PM
Dickerson's one-handed grab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf8pkmagg5c)

I love watching this clip of his one-handed grab during preseason last year. What gets me is his ball awareness and ability to separate from the DB at the very end. He's running pretty fast to begin with, knows the ball is just out of reach and can speed up just enough. I want him to succeed and get some real looks this year.

boy has got some speed and hands, and is a big guy like AJ. I want to see him get more reg season snaps.

Rey
08-04-2011, 05:22 PM
boy has got some speed and hands, and is a big guy like AJ. I want to see him get more reg season snaps.

Honestly I'd like to see Kevin Walter subbed in and out more. I'd like to see different looks in the receiving corps.

Not that I don't like kev, I just think that some of the other guys bring a little more as far as stretching the defense. Kevin is a weapon but he's a different kind of weapon.

There are a lot of ingredients for kubiak to work with. I'd like to see him actually mix things up a bit and make the offense extremely dangerous throughout the game. He has pretty much every type of weapon an offense needs.

EllisUnit
08-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Honestly I'd like to see Kevin Walter subbed in and out more. I'd like to see different looks in the receiving corps.

Not that I don't like kev, I just think that some of the other guys bring a little more as far as stretching the defense. Kevin is a weapon but he's a different kind of weapon.

There are a lot of ingredients for kubiak to work with. I'd like to see him actually mix things up a bit and make the offense extremely dangerous throughout the game. He has pretty much every type of weapon an offense needs.

What made me mad last season was everytime D.D was in the game it was a running play, even when the season was lost, the last 2 games of the season when A.J was out would of been a perfect time to get D.D some looks and see what he can do, but did they NO. They put in DA instead.

Corrosion
08-04-2011, 05:42 PM
What made me mad last season was everytime D.D was in the game it was a running play, even when the season was lost, the last 2 games of the season when A.J was out would of been a perfect time to get D.D some looks and see what he can do, but did they NO. They put in DA instead.

With developmental players like that you want to put them in a position to succeed with little risk of failure. A players confidence is highly important .... break that and the experiment is over.
You have to remember that this kid switched positions multiple times in college from LB to TE and now in the NFL is a WR. He had a lot of learning to do. You cant expect him to pick that up overnight.

The fact that DA is gone tells me they have a lot of confidence in this kid , I expect him to have a lot more opportunities this season to build upon what he did last preseason. Working with Larry Fitzgerald in the offseason and AJ during the season cant hurt his chances any. Without a doubt the two best recievers in the game today.

EllisUnit
08-04-2011, 06:41 PM
With developmental players like that you want to put them in a position to succeed with little risk of failure. A players confidence is highly important .... break that and the experiment is over.
You have to remember that this kid switched positions multiple times in college from LB to TE and now in the NFL is a WR. He had a lot of learning to do. You cant expect him to pick that up overnight.

The fact that DA is gone tells me they have a lot of confidence in this kid , I expect him to have a lot more opportunities this season to build upon what he did last preseason. Working with Larry Fitzgerald in the offseason and AJ during the season cant hurt his chances any. Without a doubt the two best recievers in the game today.

agree, i never thought about the development part of it.

JB
08-04-2011, 10:22 PM
It still boggles my mind to think about how ridiculous this offense could be with a more consistent #2 receiver.

And if JJ had hands.

I thing Daniels is a very consistent # 2 receiver.

Rey
08-04-2011, 10:29 PM
I thing Daniels is a very consistent # 2 receiver.

Remember the colts offense with Harrison, Wayne and Clark?

And they had James killing it at rb.

Number two, number three. . . Doesn't matter. I think if the texans had a third option closer to the level of Daniels this offense would be a lot more dynamic. I think that's what people mean. I don't think they are discounting od as the threat that he is. Just saying adding a higher caliber receiving threat makes us better.

Honestly, I think that with our wr corps as a whole we have the guys to get it done. It's just about utilizing them and them realizing their potential.

GP
08-04-2011, 10:50 PM
Personally, I don't trust any report saying this guy or that guy is doing well at camp. I wait to see who's playing in the preseason games and how well the do there.

I have high hopes for DD. We stole him in the 7th round. And because of that, I think he'd qualify as one of Kubiak's "boys." Although, I really don't think Kubiak is that tied to players. He will give them a shot and he will give them a chance to play themselves in or out of the rotation. If he was that tied to his "boys", David Anderson would still be on the squad.

If DA wasn't a salary cap burden, and if Bob didn't bring in three high-quality free agents (Manning, Joseph, Vickers), AND give Leinart some pretty good jack to be #2 (Which he IS a pretty big #2, btw, if you get my drift), I think DA would still be here.

Kubiak's human. Everybody has their favorites.

Wolf
08-04-2011, 10:53 PM
assuming this is his facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/dorin19?sk=wall

DocBar
08-04-2011, 11:00 PM
If DA wasn't a salary cap burden, and if Bob didn't bring in three high-quality free agents (Manning, Joseph, Vickers), AND give Leinart some pretty good jack to be #2 (Which he IS a pretty big #2, btw, if you get my drift), I think DA would still be here.

Kubiak's human. Everybody has their favorites.Maybe they thought DA had hit his ceiling and it was at coffee table levels not NFL levels. DA, by all reports, showed all kinds of ability in practice but didn't really show all that much when it counted. I remember him dropping some catches that should've been caught in game situations. If you're a marginal player, that can't happen.

PapaL
08-05-2011, 06:34 AM
Ugh... I don't want to seem like a hoity grammar gestapo, but that was almost unreadable. But I'm glad to see that Dickerson's work is paying off. I had high hopes after the last pre-season.

Concur on both points.

EllisUnit
08-05-2011, 01:22 PM
heres that article about D.D practicing with L.F

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7684424.html

Ole Miss Texan
08-05-2011, 01:25 PM
It still boggles my mind to think about how ridiculous this offense could be with a more consistent #2 receiver.

And if JJ had hands.
I think if JJ was more consistent, there'd be our #2. That's the only think keeping him back and us still wanting a #2 WR threat... his inconsistency.

Blake
08-05-2011, 01:35 PM
For the love of God somebody get him a REAL wide out number. I cant stand WR's using teens.