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Texans_Chick
06-24-2012, 10:20 PM
The Houston Texans, fat players and good food (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/06/houston-texans-fat-player-good-food/)

I talk some on Brooks. Some of the conversation we had here. Some other stuff.

NastyNate
06-24-2012, 10:42 PM
I understand the need for updates Steph, but I'm ready for September already...

Texans_Chick
06-24-2012, 10:53 PM
I understand the need for updates Steph, but I'm ready for September already...

Yep.

Hence the distracting food list.

badboy
06-24-2012, 11:06 PM
Well thank the Lord, Brooks just went down the wrong side of the table. Whew, thought we might have a problem.

Quick II Draw
06-24-2012, 11:57 PM
http://gifsoup.com/view7/2944983/hercules-nutty-professor-o.gif

CretorFrigg
06-25-2012, 12:16 AM
You rarely ever hear Kubiak call out an individual player. This season already feels different. Players know what's expected of them, and if they don't meet those expectations, Kubiak will call them out. It's Super Bowl or bust.

With that said, I was worried about Brook's weight since day 1, when we drafted him. Even if he is "nimble" and "quick" for his weight, he is still 350 lbs. He won't be as quick as a 290 lb lineman. If Brooks doesn't lose a lot of weight, he'll have trouble with the smaller, quick guys like Dwight Freeney.

NastyNate
06-25-2012, 09:18 AM
You rarely ever hear Kubiak call out an individual player. This season already feels different. Players know what's expected of them, and if they don't meet those expectations, Kubiak will call them out. It's Super Bowl or bust.

With that said, I was worried about Brook's weight since day 1, when we drafted him. Even if he is "nimble" and "quick" for his weight, he is still 350 lbs. He won't be as quick as a 290 lb lineman. If Brooks doesn't lose a lot of weight, he'll have trouble with the smaller, quick guys like Dwight Freeney.


He's a guard, not a tackle.

IDEXAN
06-25-2012, 09:59 AM
What was so surprising about the Brooks draft was even the idea that they would draft an offensive linemen that large. And Texans fans keep waiting (weighting?) for the Texans to draft a defensive tackle of size.

Iíve always wondered if the Texans could even have a successful fat guy player given that they are competing for roster spots in the Texas heat. The Saints have had some players of girth, and their training camps are similarly hot.
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Maybe that's it, Brooks is the Texans secret weapon at NT ?
But I just don't like fat guys in the Texans Oline, besides it's a contradiction,
actually a violation of the ZBS code-of-conduct ?

CloakNNNdagger
06-25-2012, 10:40 AM
My list contains a number of healthier food option choices. They seem to be so hard to find in this part of the world that I very much appreciate the places to do good food that is good for you.


TC,
If someone insists on having burgers, this would be amongst the healthier choices (buffalo burgers) to visit (of course, without just slopping on a load of such more unhealthy toppings as mayonnaise and cheese). It's just a little hole-in-the-ground. But a potentially healthier and good hole-in-the-ground.

http://www.bubbastexasburgershack.com/pages/menu

http://www.bubbastexasburgershack.com/pages/buffalo-information

CretorFrigg
06-25-2012, 11:08 AM
He's a guard, not a tackle.

Antonio Smith is technically a DE, but he moves inside on certain downs. I'm not exactly sure about Antonio's weight, but I think he's around 290. My point is that Brooks is fat and will struggle as a result of it.

CloakNNNdagger
06-25-2012, 11:50 AM
Antonio Smith is technically a DE, but he moves inside on certain downs. I'm not exactly sure about Antonio's weight, but I think he's around 290. My point is that Brooks is fat and will struggle as a result of it.

Brooks has been measured out at 25% body fat.

steelbtexan
06-25-2012, 12:14 PM
Brooks has been measured out at 25% body fat.

Why do people fail to realize that Brooks is out of shape. He's a big,fast,strong guy. 25% body fat isn't bad for a guy Brooks size. I hope Gary doesn't make him lose so much weight that he loses his strength.

Brooks upside is there aren't many people with his size/strength/weight combo.

TimeKiller
06-25-2012, 01:58 PM
Why do people fail to realize that Brooks is out of shape. He's a big,fast,strong guy. 25% body fat isn't bad for a guy Brooks size. I hope Gary doesn't make him lose so much weight that he loses his strength.

Brooks upside is there aren't many people with his size/strength/weight combo.

25% is terrible for a pro athlete unless we're talking sumo wrestling. Most NBA guys hang between 5 and 10%, I have a BF scale myself and generally hover at 17% (which is considered normal). I mean quick math, he's 350 so a quarter of his weight is nearly 90 pounds. 90 pounds of bad weight is too much for a guy expected to bust ass for a whole game.

I think they want him about 320, which is I think where Brown tops out and Winston wasn't far behind. Yeah he's a big guy with mobility but losing that dead weight is only going to help.

IDEXAN
06-25-2012, 03:50 PM
Brooks has been measured out at 25% body fat.
Oh man, don't say that, with the summer you guys are having in Houston I'm starting to see flashbacks of the Korey Stringer.

CretorFrigg
06-25-2012, 07:55 PM
Brooks has been measured out at 25% body fat.

I'm older, lazier, less athletic, and most certainly not a pro athlete, and I'm nowhere near 25%. That's awful.

NastyNate
06-26-2012, 12:36 AM
Antonio Smith is technically a DE, but he moves inside on certain downs. I'm not exactly sure about Antonio's weight, but I think he's around 290. My point is that Brooks is fat and will struggle as a result of it.

Smith doesn't "move" inside, he still plays with his hand in the dirt in the same gap as most downs. And brooks plays OL. I guarantee you that 25% bf helps him quite a bit when trying to stand his ground. Dude is not out of shape, look at him.

NastyNate
06-26-2012, 12:38 AM
I'm older, lazier, less athletic, and most certainly not a pro athlete, and I'm nowhere near 25%. That's awful.

Find me a guard or DT in the league below 20% and I'll show you 10 above that number.

Texans_Chick
06-26-2012, 09:14 AM
TC,
If someone insists on having burgers, this would be amongst the healthier choices (buffalo burgers) to visit (of course, without just slopping on a load of such more unhealthy toppings as mayonnaise and cheese). It's just a little hole-in-the-ground. But a potentially healthier and good hole-in-the-ground.

http://www.bubbastexasburgershack.com/pages/menu

http://www.bubbastexasburgershack.com/pages/buffalo-information

I've eaten there before.

As it relates to burgers, I'm not going to do better bad choices. If I'm going that direction, I want the juiciest, most delicious burger ever.

In other words, I think I'd rather have a grilled chicken sandwich over a buffalo burger.

IDEXAN
06-27-2012, 09:43 AM
Want a Buffalo burger: Houston doesn't have a "Ted's Montana Grill" ?

silvrhand
06-28-2012, 12:09 PM
I've eaten there before.

As it relates to burgers, I'm not going to do better bad choices. If I'm going that direction, I want the juiciest, most delicious burger ever.

In other words, I think I'd rather have a grilled chicken sandwich over a buffalo burger.

Lankfords grocery is the best burger in Houston, and well upwards of 1500+ calories lol.

badboy
06-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Lankfords grocery is the best burger in Houston, and well upwards of 1500+ calories lol."Save me two seats! I'll be right there" signed Albert Hainesworth

rush2112mn
06-29-2012, 04:21 AM
I had a good double cheeseburger at Twin peaks......and the views were nice too.....::breakdance::splits:

GlassHalfFull
06-29-2012, 07:27 AM
Steph asked for healthier eating out options in Houston. One of my favorite restaurants is Union Kitchen (http://www.theunionkitchen.com/)

The portion sizes are normal, not ridiculously big like so many places, and they seem to be cooking healthier than most. Don't burst my bubble if I am wrong on that last point.