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EVOLVIST
12-16-2011, 06:15 PM
Wouldn't that be hilarious if Yates was the next Tom Brady and Maehl the Wes Welker? :ahhaha:

Unlikely - but this is where we mainline the Kool-Aid.

Wes Welker - Texas Tech
259 receptions - 3019 yards - 21 TDs

Jeff Maehl

178 receptions - 2311 yards - 24 TDs * (For what it's worth, Maehl did not start a full season until he was a wise fool.)

Both went undrafted.

At the NFL combine Jeff Maehl had a strong performance. He measured in at 6'1" and 190 lbs and ran a below average 40-time at 4.62 seconds. However, in the measures of quickness - 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, and 3-cone drill - Maehl finished 2nd, 1st, and 1st respectively. Maehl's 6.42 second 3-cone drill was not only the fastest in this year's draft, but the fastest it has been run in 6 years.

It's funny, but looking at most scouting reports they have Maehl going anywhere from the 3rd round to the 7th. The consensus being a low 6th round pick.

Personally, I don't think he'll do much of anything, and I know a lot of factors went into dropping Mason and bringing up Maehl; nevertheless, who the hell knows with a season like this!

But secondly, how pathetic is Brynt Johnson?

I think we're about due for a spark at WR.

Maybe some Yates rubbed off on Jeff during their PS days.

escrimador
12-16-2011, 07:30 PM
I think it shows that he's explosive on his change of direction, which can allow him to separate himself on coverage to get himself open. The below avg. 40 may mean that he won't get a lot of YAC (unless that ability to change direction quickly can translate into missed tackles ala Foster). I'd like to be optimistic about him. We'll get to see though in 2 days!:thinking:

TEXANRED
12-16-2011, 07:32 PM
Yate to Maehl! Texans win the Super Bowl!

speedfreek
12-16-2011, 07:35 PM
>Yate to Maehl!

I thought you only send yate-maehl to people you dislike?

don't b yatein!

TJ

thunderkyss
12-16-2011, 08:35 PM
I think it shows that he's explosive on his change of direction, which can allow him to separate himself on coverage to get himself open. The below avg. 40 may mean that he won't get a lot of YAC (unless that ability to change direction quickly can translate into missed tackles ala Foster). I'd like to be optimistic about him. We'll get to see though in 2 days!:thinking:

Kinda sounds like Rod Smith to me.

kiwitexansfan
12-17-2011, 02:25 AM
Jerry Rice wasn't clock fast but has great football speed.

I am hopeful that Maehl emerges as a safe pair of hands and a 3rd down converter extraordinaire.

TexanFan881
12-17-2011, 02:40 AM
(on WR Jeff Maehl) “It’s kind of funny. I’ve had the most experience throwing to Jeff because we’ve been on scout team together all season long. I’m very comfortable with him as far as throwing the ball and kind of reading his routes and everything. He’s been in this offense all season long and he’s a smart guy. His load’s going to pick up a lot as far as special teams and knowing all the different positions he’s got to fill in at wide receiver, but he’ll be able to handle it.”
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Wednesday-practice/064c9ad0-8419-4748-b65d-5ce4bf2422b1

What everyone was expecting to hear, I assume. Good to know though. Maybe he will catch a ball or two this week.

TejasTom
12-17-2011, 08:36 AM
>Yate to Maehl!

I thought you only send yate-maehl to people you dislike?

don't b yatein!

TJ

Yes, the opposing team.