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281
07-27-2012, 09:04 AM
... Doesn't it start today!?!

alphajoker
07-27-2012, 09:08 AM
The players report today but camp starts tomorrow.

alphajoker
07-27-2012, 09:11 AM
oh yeah...whoo hooooooo!!! :hurrah::spin::splits::kingkong::doot::trophy:

Thorn
07-27-2012, 09:16 AM
Finally. Now we'll actually have something real to discuss. :)

:fans:

Cjeremy635
07-27-2012, 09:23 AM
Finally. Now we'll actually have something real to discuss. :)

:fans:

And so begins the best 6 months of every year!

ThaJokaa
07-27-2012, 09:26 AM
anyone got a spare ticket for sunday?

Cjeremy635
07-27-2012, 10:02 AM
anyone got a spare ticket for sunday?

Depends. Do I get to see the person who's ass is in your avatar? I'm just sayin', you gotta bring something to the tabel too. :cool:

Coach Kevin
07-27-2012, 10:07 AM
I will be going to the training camp on Saturday Aug 4. I'm coming from out of town. I've never been to a training camp and do not know what to expect. Any advice.

HOU-TEX
07-27-2012, 10:09 AM
I will be going to the training camp on Saturday Aug 4. I'm coming from out of town. I've never been to a training camp and do not know what to expect. Any advice.

Plenty of water. You must arrive early if you want any chance what so ever to have a seat. Odds are, plan on standing

ThaJokaa
07-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Depends. Do I get to see the person who's ass is in your avatar? I'm just sayin', you gotta bring something to the tabel too. :cool:

Lmao! Nah just me

Cjeremy635
07-27-2012, 12:20 PM
Lmao! Nah just me

I don't have any for Saturday anyways, but you can't blame me for trying!

I have 2 tickets for Wednesday, but I'm using 1 for me and 1 for my daughter. Next year I may try to download some for each day and then just email them to the people that want them. That would definitely benefit some people on this board, like yourself.

Honoring Earl 34
07-27-2012, 12:29 PM
I will be going to the training camp on Saturday Aug 4. I'm coming from out of town. I've never been to a training camp and do not know what to expect. Any advice.

Be there when the gate opens and unless you have kids who want to walk through the games and freebies that are available , go find a seat . You may sit for awhile but it's worth it .

Brisco_County
07-27-2012, 12:40 PM
Finally. Now we'll actually have something real to discuss. :)

:fans:

You mean Arian's dietary decisions weren't enough for you?

Allstar
07-27-2012, 01:49 PM
I need a few tickets for Wednesday if anyone can spare....

ThaJokaa
07-27-2012, 02:44 PM
I don't have any for Saturday anyways, but you can't blame me for trying!

I have 2 tickets for Wednesday, but I'm using 1 for me and 1 for my daughter. Next year I may try to download some for each day and then just email them to the people that want them. That would definitely benefit some people on this board, like yourself.

Lol not saturday, Sunday?

HOU-TEX
07-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Players PC's as they reported earlier

DB

http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/31d24aa2d80d11e19f001231380fbca8_7.jpg

Brooks Reed

http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/a2bdcdbcd81311e19f001231380fbca8_7.jpg

Barwin sportin his Kubiak do. Says he can't wait for Kubiak to see it

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/3d00bda8d81411e18ce622000a1e880e_7.jpg

Mercilus

http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/46a81fe0d81e11e19a9c22000a1e8b99_7.jpg

AJ

http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/eaa9b442d82211e182d912313b0c28f0_7.jpg

HOU-TEX
07-27-2012, 03:07 PM
JJ says he's gained 7lbs of muscle

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f17d52dad82511e188f512313801aec0_7.jpg

GuerillaBlack
07-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Sup guys

nero THE zero
07-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Barwin sportin his Kubiak do. Says he can't wait for Kubiak to see it

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/3d00bda8d81411e18ce622000a1e880e_7.jpg

That. is. awesome.

Porky
07-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Finally the long drought is over. Whew. I hate Feb-July. Now I can play in the bigboy threads again!

DX-TEX
07-27-2012, 06:16 PM
JJ says he's gained 7lbs of muscle

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f17d52dad82511e188f512313801aec0_7.jpg

Hope he isnt pregnant.

b0ng
07-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Good god they all look jacked out of their minds.

False Start
07-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Finally! Its almost football time. :stonecold: :texflag:

Thorn
07-27-2012, 07:20 PM
Please, football Gods, let us please kick some serious ass this year. We deserve it. We've been waiting long enough on your dumb ass bull****. Pittsburg, New England, New York, they are all losers. We are due. Let Houston kick ass.

If not, kiss my ass because I didn't believe in your stupid ass anyway.

Wade's defense rocks and Arian can run over you and your dumbass stupid bull**** wings any day of the week.

76Texan
07-27-2012, 07:27 PM
Barwin sportin his Kubiak do. Says he can't wait for Kubiak to see it

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/3d00bda8d81411e18ce622000a1e880e_7.jpg

Nice, LOL!

BullBlitz
07-27-2012, 07:28 PM
None of this preseason hype interests me very much. Until they get on the field in a regular season game it's all pretty meaningless.

Not until that happens is all of this offseason optimism put to the test. That is what I am looking forward to.

Texn4life
07-27-2012, 07:57 PM
None of this preseason hype interests me very much. Until they get on the field in a regular season game it's all pretty meaningless.

Not until that happens is all of this offseason optimism put to the test. That is what I am looking forward to.

Its not about buying into hype. Its about the fact we can discuss actual football matters instead of the other nonsense we've had to talk about to keep us entertained.

I would also argue that there are plenty of storylines that should interest Texans fans. The fun of the preseason is watching the young guys and seeing how they come along. There's plenty to follow.

False Start
07-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Preseason football is fine by me. It's football dammit! :jam:

Rey
07-27-2012, 08:14 PM
I have tickets and I'm not going. Willing to give them away if the wife is ok with that.

Rey
07-27-2012, 08:16 PM
None of this preseason hype interests me very much. Until they get on the field in a regular season game it's all pretty meaningless.


Pre season is what determines how the roster will round out.

You can't predict consistency, but you can see what guys are capable of doing against top level competition.

infantrycak
07-27-2012, 08:25 PM
I have tickets and I'm not going. Willing to give them away if the wife is ok with that.

Just so you know the Texans have a program for giving tickets away to charities. We had a very nice couple use a pair of our tickets for one preseason game. The father had been sleeping with his daughter (cancer) in the hospital for over a month. They won a drawing for the tickets and it turned out to be on his birthday. Just a thought.

Rey
07-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Just so you know the Texans have a program for giving tickets away to charities. We had a very nice couple use a pair of our tickets for one preseason game. The father had been sleeping with his daughter (cancer) in the hospital for over a month. They won a drawing for the tickets and it turned out to be on his birthday. Just a thought.

That's very cool.

Sorry if I my post was confusing, but I have tickets for tomorrow's practice.

But if I have pre season tickets and decide not to go that will definitely be the way I go. I did not know about that program.

NitroGSXR
07-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Just so you know the Texans have a program for giving tickets away to charities. We had a very nice couple use a pair of our tickets for one preseason game. The father had been sleeping with his daughter (cancer) in the hospital for over a month. They won a drawing for the tickets and it turned out to be on his birthday. Just a thought.

Sweet. You know what I did with mine twice? I mailed them to Vinny and told him to pick somebody. Regular season games. I believe a moderator here got them once and a poster who appears to no longer be around. I stopped when Vinny disappeared. I think I will start again now that he's back.

Cjeremy635
07-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Preseason football is fine by me. It's football dammit! :jam:

Word!

KMG 365
07-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Don't expect to see much hitting if you're going to training camp this weekend. Under the new CBA, there's a no contact rule in effect for the first three days of practice.

IBleedTexans
07-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Don't expect to see much hitting if you're going to training camp this weekend. Under the new CBA, there's a no contact rule in effect for the first three days of practice.

Thanks Debbie .....

IBleedTexans
07-27-2012, 10:42 PM
Sweet. You know what I did with mine twice? I mailed them to Vinny and told him to pick somebody. Regular season games. I believe a moderator here got them once and a poster who appears to no longer be around. I stopped when Vinny disappeared. I think I will start again now that he's back.

I'm willing to compensate for any unwanted tickets :fans:U:fans:

Not trying to hyjack the thread but how can I change my name? I love Mario and all but I'm first and foremost a Texan fan!

badboy
07-27-2012, 10:47 PM
JJ says he's gained 7lbs of muscle

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/f17d52dad82511e188f512313801aec0_7.jpgwalk up to him, sneer and say "no you didn't!"

Lurvinator11
07-27-2012, 10:56 PM
Anyone know how crowded the weekday practices are? I plan on going to the monday one.

TexansFanatic
07-27-2012, 10:57 PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQXGMqmI2s&feature=fvwrel)

TheMatrix31
07-28-2012, 02:23 AM
Barwin looks totally weird. Can't call him Cosmo Kramer anymore.

TheBigpaki
07-28-2012, 07:48 AM
I need a few tickets for Wednesday if anyone can spare....

I have some, send me your email.

Playoffs
07-28-2012, 08:52 AM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
I've never seen so many fans at Texans practice. Never seen such a traffic jam outside practice facility. Fans are pumped.

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
OLB Connor Barwin received a marriage proposal while he was stretching from a screaming fan. Must b his new haircut.

Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Schaub complete to Andre Johnson on 1st 2 plays of 7-on-7s. Johnson stretched out for 2nd on rt sideline. Huge cheers from crowd


https://p.twimg.com/Ay5NZ20CAAASqEg.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/Ay5TIYaCAAAcDBQ.jpg
https://p.twimg.com/Ay5SN0PCUAE1LIs.jpg

Playoffs
07-28-2012, 09:15 AM
P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Practice moved inside due to heat issues.

Considerable arm strength drop off when Keenum gets in compared to Schaub and TJ

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2012, 09:28 AM
Schaub told Johnson he hasn't been this excited for a training camp since this rookie year. Johnson told his quarterback he feels the same way.


How Schaub's rebuilt right foot holds up is the key to getting to New Orleans in February. While insisting he's better than fine, Schaub admits he'll be wearing a "little orthotic" on his foot.link (http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/07-28-12-houston-texans-surprises-jj-watts-new-weight-gary-kubiaks-new-clone-matt-schaubs-new-footwear-in-training-camp/)

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Coach’s Commentary: Special Teams (http://blog.houstontexans.com/category/nick-scurfield/)
Posted by Nick Scurfield on July 27, 2012 – 9:12 pm

Marciano:

On P Brett Hartmann: He’s the best kickoff guy I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been around doing this a long time – 1986 was my first year in the NFL. I’ve never see a guy kick the ball through the uprights and hang the ball 4.6 seconds. I have never seen that.”

On LS Jon Weeks: “Jon Weeks is a little jugs-gun machine. He’s been flawless since he’s been here. He’ll continue to be flawless. He’s a good worker, good guy. No one should know who our snapper is, because he’s never snapped one over the head or we couldn’t get a punt off or get a field goal off, so Jon does a good job. He’s just good. He’s good. When Donnie (Jones) got here, he couldn’t believe how good the snapper was here. Donnie’s been around a few snappers. He’s just mastered his craft.”

BigTimeTexanFan
07-28-2012, 09:50 AM
Lol at the Barwin pic. I hope we can re-sign him next year. Seems like a pretty cool dude

BigTimeTexanFan
07-28-2012, 09:57 AM
edit

Playoffs
07-28-2012, 10:14 AM
Little video ..... http://yfrog.com/mj2r6unvprcvhsnexqpyeypjz

Click in lower right corner to see full screen.

Pollardized
07-28-2012, 10:24 AM
82 Martin looked good. Made some good catches. AJ looked sweet laying out for a catch.

CloakNNNdagger
07-28-2012, 11:21 AM
AJ is walking with a noticeable limp.

Texn4life
07-28-2012, 12:15 PM
AJ is walking with a noticeable limp.

Please don't scare us this early Doc..... I don't think my heart can take it.

Ryan
07-28-2012, 12:16 PM
As long as he can run, right?

Cjeremy635
07-28-2012, 12:37 PM
AJ is walking with a noticeable limp.

I heard them talking about this on 610 too. I was listening to the post practice radio show on my way home from the gym.

281
07-28-2012, 12:49 PM
i heard them talking about this on 610 too. I was listening to the post practice radio show on my way home from the gym.

noooo!!!

Lucky
07-28-2012, 01:01 PM
AJ is walking with a noticeable limp.
(Afraid to ask) How did Schaub look?

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 01:07 PM
the most popular man in Houston:

http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_075210-1.jpg

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 01:13 PM
http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_081044.jpg

Wolf
07-28-2012, 01:15 PM
The Texans began training camp with a practice Saturday morning at the Methodist Training Center. After, head coach Gary Kubiak and some players answered questions from the media. The following is a transcript of their respective interviews.

Head Coach Gary Kubiak
ILB Brian Cushing
RB Arian Foster
WR Andre Johnson
OLB Whitney Mercilus
QB Matt Schaub
DE J.J. Watt

Head Coach Gary Kubiak
(on why QB Matt Schaub is the quarterback to take the Texans to the Super Bowl) “I think Matt’s a natural leader. People follow him. He’s been through the grind at this place. When he came in here, we weren’t a very good football team and Matt’s been a part of the building process. He’s been a constant, even though there have been some times he’s missed some plays on the field. But when he’s been at the helm, this team’s played good. Our guys believe in him, I believe in him and that’s the most important thing.”



(on the health of ILB Darryl Sharpton and P Brett Hartmann) “Brett is probably a little ways away. Sharp looked really good this morning. We’re going to ask him to show us one more time tomorrow and then he can be back on the field very quickly. He’s real close.”

(on being OLB Connor Barwin’s inspiration for his hair cut) “I don’t know, famous for a hair cut? I walked in the building yesterday and somebody said, ‘You seen Connor, Coach?’ I said, ‘No, why?’ They said, ‘You got to see him.’ I didn’t see him until we went to the meeting last night, but oh well, I guess it’s something to talk about for a couple days.”



AJ

(on how his knee felt out on the field) “It felt fine. I didn’t have any problems with it. It didn’t bother me at all.”

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Saturday-Camp-Practice/88acb156-c43d-41e8-b92e-e1578b57f671

hopefully a good sign that nothing was mentioned about AJ limping? (well kneewise)

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 01:20 PM
http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_075411.jpg

False Start
07-28-2012, 01:20 PM
Barwin sportin his Kubiak do. Says he can't wait for Kubiak to see it

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/3d00bda8d81411e18ce622000a1e880e_7.jpg

Kubiak is not amused.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/kubes-wtf.gif

Wolf
07-28-2012, 01:27 PM
(on the right side of the offensive line) “Obviously, Gump (Antoine Caldwell) and (Rashad) Butler operate as starters right now, but (Derek) Newton’s splitting reps kind of with Butler. Our young guard is getting a ton of reps. It’s going to end up right down the middle. They’re going to both work with the ones and the twos, but hopefully that’s something we’ve got settled by Week 3 in the preseason and we’ll feel good about the direction we’re going.” (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Saturday-Camp-Practice/88acb156-c43d-41e8-b92e-e1578b57f671)

:lol: err :hide::runaway:



(on if he’s talked to RB Arian Foster about becoming a vegan) “I texted him about three weeks ago and said, ‘Hey Vegan, you in shape?’ He texted me back and said, ‘What the heck does that mean?’ That’s been our conversation, but he looks great. He looks good this morning. Like I said, I’m focused on the football, not on what he’s eating right now.”

(on WR Keshawn Martin) “He’s got a lot of talent. You guys can see that. He’s going to push to help this team real quick and had a good morning this morning.”

Ryan
07-28-2012, 01:31 PM
http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_081044.jpg



Foster looks a bit thin. Must be the malnutrition from the vegan diet ;)

Allstar
07-28-2012, 02:57 PM
I have some, send me your email.

PM'd you. Thanks

Texans_Chick
07-28-2012, 03:09 PM
Day 1 2012 Texans Training Camp We made it. Thanks. (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/07/day-1-2012-texans-training-camp-we-made-it-thanks/)

Some general theoretical thoughts about blogging about the NFL year + specific observations about camp this morning.

sbalderrama
07-28-2012, 03:16 PM
Players PC's as they reported earlier

DB

http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/31d24aa2d80d11e19f001231380fbca8_7.jpg


Big Duane looks like he won't be takin' any crap from anybody this year.

MightyTExan
07-28-2012, 03:18 PM
AJ is walking with a noticeable limp.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n513/scottydoesit16/2lidly1.gif

Ryan
07-28-2012, 04:14 PM
According to everyone he was running fine and looking great out there in practice, so that's all that matters to me.

Texans_Chick
07-28-2012, 04:37 PM
According to everyone he was running fine and looking great out there in practice, so that's all that matters to me.

I did not notice any limps. And I was looking.

Perception. It's a weird thing.

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 05:48 PM
Ladies and gentlemen the man in black. The hardest working man in showbiz.

http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_085024.jpg

Wolf
07-28-2012, 05:52 PM
There goes the bandwidth :joker:

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 05:57 PM
Kubiak on rookie G Brandon Brooks: "He weighs 337. He's a totally different animal right now." Was pushing 350 in OTAs


Nick Scurfield
@NickScurfield

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 06:10 PM
O-line hazing; reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before practice.



http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_075014.jpg

Lucky
07-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Some general theoretical thoughts about blogging about the NFL year + specific observations about camp this morning.

3. Training camp. Too easy blogging. There are too many things to write about. This is when Id like to have a radio show.
You could do an internet radio show. I'd listen to it.

Big Duane looks like he won't be takin' any crap from anybody this year.
Did he take any crap last year? Don't think so.

Heath Shuler
07-28-2012, 06:48 PM
good day 1 read:

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Nick%E2%80%99s-Notes-Rookie-standouts-vegan-talk/0255f39f-ac8a-460f-9fa2-af45d365b7ea

“I expect greatness and nothing less. I want to be the absolute best I can be, and I want to be one of the best defensive ends in the game. But I want to win a Super Bowl; that’s it at the end of the day.” – DE J.J. Watt, on his personal expectations

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2012, 07:08 PM
good day 1 read:

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-3/Nick%E2%80%99s-Notes-Rookie-standouts-vegan-talk/0255f39f-ac8a-460f-9fa2-af45d365b7ea

JJ gets compared to Howie Long and that was by Wade .

TexanSam
07-28-2012, 07:09 PM
Geez, how pathetic are our reporters? Is it really such a big deal that Foster's a vegan. It's training camp. Ask questions about football, not about what he's going to eat for dinner.

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Geez, how pathetic are our reporters? Is it really such a big deal that Foster's a vegan. It's training camp. Ask questions about football, not about what he's going to eat for dinner.

Yep ... All I want to know is who looks good on the field and such .

GlassHalfFull
07-28-2012, 07:13 PM
Geez, how pathetic are our reporters? Is it really such a big deal that Foster's a vegan. It's training camp. Ask questions about football, not about what he's going to eat for dinner.

This is rhetorical, right?

If not, just remember John McLame

Honoring Earl 34
07-28-2012, 07:16 PM
This is rhetorical, right?

If not, just remember John McLame

In Kubiak's first year Jerek knew some guys going to the practices and they would post all these detailed observations . It was like surf and turf for every meal .

TheMatrix31
07-28-2012, 07:40 PM
I don't have anything to say.

All I can say is, welcome back.

wolf123
07-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Wolf's Observations

O-Line
-RT Newton is getting a lot of reps with the first team and looks good
-Duane Brown is huge and one of the most athletic tackles I've ever seen. Expect a huge year from him
-Casey studdard wins the award for sloppiest training camp body. I have no idea what we see in him.

QB
-Was great to see Matt out there.
-TJ Yates scrambled a lot. Not sure if it was because of miss reads or great D-line pressure.

WR-Wish I could of seen more of the young guys but practice was canceled early
-Martin- Looked very good. Extremely quick going over the middle and mid a number of difficult catches. Will see a lot of time in the slot this season and I'm excited.
-Posey & Lestar Jean both looked pretty good.
-Andre Johnson- Looked good to me and I didn't see any limping. Made a diving catch on the sideline
-Trindon Holliday- Couldn't see much of him, but if you haven't seen him in person he is the smallest player I've ever seen...

LB- Consider me in love with this group. Will be one of the best LB units in the league and one with the highest upside. Each one is huge, extremely athletic and goes all out on every snap.

DB-Daniel Manning has the body I've always wanted!!:whip: He immediately jumps out at you back in the secondary. I see what Wade Phillips was saying because manning was extremely impressive and in total control.

I think our defense is in for a very special year. Offense will need time to get comfortable with each other. Thats all I can remember off the top of my head.

-Oh don't listen to Texans Chick, It was HOT outside!!

drs23
07-28-2012, 08:47 PM
Thanks to all for posting your training camp observations. It's been a looong off season. :mad:

Texans_Chick
07-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Geez, how pathetic are our reporters? Is it really such a big deal that Foster's a vegan. It's training camp. Ask questions about football, not about what he's going to eat for dinner.

The afternoon quote sheet is better. Less reporters there than morning so it is easier to get questions in. It was a fight to get the linebacker question in with Kubiak in the morning session--zillion reporters.

I'm mostly attending morning sessions when I can. Afternoon sessions are more of a walk thru.

If you have any specific questions, I'll try to find them out. I'll be checking here when I have a chance (hard), or the most immediate way to contact me is on Twitter @StephStradley.

Wolf6151
07-29-2012, 01:23 AM
Texans Chick, can you ask coach Vance Joseph about KJ, Brandon Harris, and Roc Carmichael. Improvements in their coverage ability, weight loss vs. speed gain, etc... Interested in his overall assesment of the secondary. Also interested in the DB backups McManis, Williams, Nolan, and Demps. How do they look, and their contributions to the team this season. Thanks.

TejasTom
07-29-2012, 07:56 AM
Ladies and gentlemen the man in black. The hardest working man in showbiz.

http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/medium/rsz_20120728_085024.jpg

Is that a burrito or a Twinkie in his hand?

Geez, how pathetic are our reporters? Is it really such a big deal that Foster's a vegan. It's training camp. Ask questions about football, not about what he's going to eat for dinner.

He was thinking the whole time, "that sound good, I bet it would be better with bacon."

Lucky
07-29-2012, 08:12 AM
-Casey studdard wins the award for sloppiest training camp body. I have no idea what we see in him.
He's the David Anderson of the O-line. "He knows the system." That he can't play doesn't seem to be relevant.

Pollardized
07-29-2012, 09:26 AM
Steph and McLame tweeting AJ being looked at, may have tweaked something.

As Ron Simmons would say: DAMN

Lucky
07-29-2012, 09:35 AM
Steph and McLame tweeting AJ being looked at, may have tweaked something.

As Ron Simmons would say: DAMN
From Stephanie Stradley's twitter (https://twitter.com/StephStradley):

Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley (https://twitter.com/StephStradley) Andre Johnson tweaked something. Will ask Kubiak. He's no longer being looked at, standing w/ teammates. Maybe groin? Wait, see.


Tweets from the Genera (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL)l:

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL) Now Johnson is up and talking to some teammates. Lestar Jean is working with starters opposite Kevin Walter.




(https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/229576546040553472) John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL)
Andre Johnson is kneeling to the side with towel over his head. Trainers were rubbing his right leg. He had scope on left knee.

Lucky
07-29-2012, 10:07 AM
McClain put down the Little Debbies long enough to tweet this (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL):

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL) Andre Johnson walked off field and got into golf cart. He said he was going to check it out.


John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL (https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL) Johnson's injury doesn't appear to b serious based on way he was moving.


Is AJ limping, now?

Ryan
07-29-2012, 10:10 AM
Can we just hold AJ till the regular season? I'm going to be worried every single day.

Playoffs
07-29-2012, 10:28 AM
McClain put down the Little Debbies long enough to tweet this...
Actually, McClain is on an exclusive McKee foods list ..... those are Big Debbies he's scarfing. :fingergun:

TejasTom
07-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Steph and McLame tweeting AJ being looked at, may have tweaked something.

As Ron Simmons would say: DAMN

http://www.macrobusiness.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/panic-button.jpeg

TexanSam
07-29-2012, 10:35 AM
From McClain
https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/229597974215401472
Andre Johnson suffered a slight groin injury and was taken out of practice as a precaution, according to Gary Kubiak.

NitroGSXR
07-29-2012, 10:49 AM
Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and call him injury prone now. Getting close to the time for him to hang it up. Jesus!

:butterfly:

Texans_Chick
07-29-2012, 12:47 PM
About AJ's injury.

He went off the field. Got worked on by trainers with some stretching. They took his helmet away. And then went back on the field during team period with the towel on his head...just standing around, talking to other receivers. (In other words, they didn't take him in a cart right away back to the facility).

Heard that tomorrow is pads.

Today the kickers were doing work on the far field with the skinny set of goal posts. I guess working with those makes the bigger goal posts look huge.

http://c0014409.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_dab3215

Texans_Chick
07-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Quick question: Is tomorrow's practice open for the fans? If not, will the press still get to see the morning practice? I'm excited about tomorrow since it will be the first day of real football (pads and nasty attitudes), but I'm worried we wont get info on the board or twitter if no one can attend. I mean I know the press gets to talk to the coaches and players after practice but we all know there is a difference between real action and kubes speak.

Tomorrow is another open practice. I'm going to try to go to all the practices I can, especially the closed practices.

OPEN PRACTICE DATE TIME (CT) THEME
Saturday, July 28 8-10am Liberty White Out
Sunday, July 29 8-10am Deep Steel Sunday
Monday, July 30 8-10am Youth Day
Wednesday, Aug. 1 8-10am Salute to Service
Friday, Aug. 3 8-10am Battle Red Day
Saturday, Aug. 4 8-10am Fan Appreciation Day

Texans_Chick
07-29-2012, 12:52 PM
Texans Chick, can you ask coach Vance Joseph about KJ, Brandon Harris, and Roc Carmichael. Improvements in their coverage ability, weight loss vs. speed gain, etc... Interested in his overall assesment of the secondary. Also interested in the DB backups McManis, Williams, Nolan, and Demps. How do they look, and their contributions to the team this season. Thanks.

It's hard to get interviews with assistants. Usually they are busy either eating, preparing for stuff.

From today's quote sheet though:


(on CB Johnathan Joseph in his second season in the secondary) Hes a shutdown corner. When youre calling defenses like (defensive coordinator) Wade (Phillips) is, thats a great comfort zone for you to have. Its a great challenge for all of our offensive guys to go against him every day. He was a big addition to our team. He really raised the level of our play, he and (SS) Danieal Manning, no doubt about that. Hes a leader too, a fine young man.


(on second-year CBs Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael) The last five days of OTAs and the first couple days of camp, Brandon has been a little different player. Usually guys will make a big jump from year one to two, so well see. Roc (Carmichael) is still in his rookie year. He missed all of last year and did not play with his injuries, so hes probably behind Brandon right now, but were expecting big things for both of them.

Lots of secondary guys on the roster. Alan Ball working hard to get on this roster--showed some sense of the ball coming.

Lucky
07-29-2012, 12:56 PM
Tomorrow is another open practice. I'm going to try to go to all the practices I can, especially the closed practices.
Was it really too hot at 9 am to practice outside? I have never seen that happen. Why don't the Texans want to have evening practices? Yes, it's still hot (it's Houston), but the sun is down.

drunkcookie
07-29-2012, 01:21 PM
Watching NFL Network... they were covering the Chargers live... When talking about the current Chargers administration, Michael Lombardi referenced Bob McNair's decision to keep Kubiak, saying "sometimes continuity --as opposed to starting over-- is better"...

this concludes our Texans coverage for Today, though it was done during a Chargers segment. Stay tuned for the preseason where we may or may not replay those contests...

drunkcookie
07-29-2012, 01:23 PM
It's hard to get interviews with assistants. Usually they are busy either eating..........



(ridiculous Brandon Brooks jab in 3...2....)

I guess Brooks is an assistant?

Heath Shuler
07-29-2012, 01:35 PM
Is this anyone from TT?

https://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/33414ea0d8bd11e1a3b222000a1e8c9e_7.jpg

Heath Shuler
07-29-2012, 02:41 PM
Coach Kubiak says #Texans will put on the pads for the first time in training camp tomorrow at practice.

Houston Texans ‏@HoustonTexans

Texans_Chick
07-29-2012, 05:36 PM
Was it really too hot at 9 am to practice outside? I have never seen that happen. Why don't the Texans want to have evening practices? Yes, it's still hot (it's Houston), but the sun is down.

I think the plan is that they are slowly acclimating the players into being in the heat longer. I don't think they will continue that the entirety of camp.

Personally, I think it felt hotter during some of the days of OTAs and minicamps. But they are doing less drills and having faster tempo I think in training camp so far.

NitroGSXR
07-29-2012, 05:55 PM
I think the plan is that they are slowly acclimating the players into being in the heat longer. I don't think they will continue that the entirety of camp.

Personally, I think it felt hotter during some of the days of OTAs and minicamps. But they are doing less drills and having faster tempo I think in training camp so far.

Factor in that it's a lot hotter and drier than it has been in recent years so it's good to hear they are slowly doing that. I was concerned about that because I'm outside in the open sunlight a lot. Temp-wise it may not be that much hotter but the dryness just accelerates it into something crazy these past 2-3 years.

Texn4life
07-29-2012, 06:41 PM
Factor in that it's a lot hotter and drier than it has been in recent years so it's good to hear they are slowly doing that. I was concerned about that because I'm outside in the open sunlight a lot. Temp-wise it may not be that much hotter but the dryness just accelerates it into something crazy these past 2-3 years.

I'm not sure what they did in training camp last year, but the weather was absolutely brutal last year with the stretch of 100 degree days we had in a row. I can't ever remember a summer that was as hot as it was then. This summer should feel like spring weather compared to that, but we also have a longer training camp so I don't mind them easing guys into the flow.

NitroGSXR
07-29-2012, 06:43 PM
I'm not sure what they did in training camp last year, but the weather was absolutely brutal last year with the stretch of 100 degree days we had in a row. I can't ever remember a summer that was as hot as it was then. This summer should feel like spring weather compared to that, but we also have a longer training camp so I don't mind them easing guys into the flow.

The dryness is still here. Today at 100 feels a lot hotter than it really is. On top of the sunlight, the air is hot and dry. Lethal combination.

Texn4life
07-29-2012, 06:54 PM
The dryness is still here. Today at 100 feels a lot hotter than it really is. On top of the sunlight, the air is hot and dry. Lethal combination.

Well I know the Houston humidity is the biggest thing that most people have trouble getting used to. Traveling back and forth from Houston to Dallas is like being in 2 totally different worlds sometimes. Dallas doesn't have near as much humidity so it doesn't cause as much discomfort. It just feels like the sun is right on top of you sometimes. The humidity of Houston just makes you sweat just walking from your car to the grocery store sometimes. It gets ridiculous especially after a night of rainfall.

Texans_Chick
07-29-2012, 08:36 PM
I do poorly in the heat. I get migraines in the sun. I drink about 36-48 ounces of water during camp, and I've learned that I usually won't get a headache if I do that.

Later in the morning OTAs/minicamps were tougher than the last two days. But I wasn't running around.

They've always experimented some with timing/sun in camp. They feel that doing camp at home gives them the benefit of NFL style equipment and vets being in their own bed and not burning out. But Houston heat will always be a challenge because it can break guys down--Kubiak noted that shortest camp last year was first winning year, and learning from that.

Lucky
07-29-2012, 08:43 PM
They've always experimented some with timing/sun in camp. They feel that doing camp at home gives them the benefit of NFL style equipment and vets being in their own bed and not burning out. But Houston heat will always be a challenge because it can break guys down--Kubiak noted that shortest camp last year was first winning year, and learning from that.
I think the winning year had more to do with who was coaching the defense than the length of camp.

Have the Texans given up on the idea of evening practices? I don't get it? They'll play 4 night games this season...zero games at 8-9 in the morning.

Honoring Earl 34
07-29-2012, 08:47 PM
I think the winning year had more to do with who was coaching the defense than the length of camp.

Have the Texans given up on the idea of evening practices? I don't get it? They'll play 4 night games this season...zero games at 8-9 in the morning.

Yea but they were that good not spending much time in the sun .

Brisco_County
07-29-2012, 08:51 PM
I think the winning year had more to do with who was coaching the defense than the length of camp.

True, but the point is that the heat exhaustion will interfere with mental concentration. You want to balance conditioning with learning.

NastyNate
07-29-2012, 10:29 PM
Did somebody sneak their son onto the practice field? Oops, nevermind, it's just Holliday.

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 09:26 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
The #Texans have signed former Iowa DE Mitch King (6-2, 280). He's on the field wearing No. 97

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
May be biased but Fangupo is a load. His destruction of the 3rd team O will warrant more snaps.

Fangupo with no hands walks Wallace into the backfield. Stops the play with penetration. #Texans

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Ninja telling Tate quit bouncing outside and come to where the big boys play. #Texans

Watt and Smith bringing something this morning. #Texans

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Forsett is serious. Very patient

Kubiaks telling Forsett Hell of a job. Bright spot for the O. #Texans

Forsett is a natural in this offense. Nice run once again. #Texans

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Coaches love RB Jonathan Grimes, an undrafted FA from Bill an Mary. Fits this downhill running style.

The Medic01
07-30-2012, 09:38 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
The #Texans have signed former Iowa DE Mitch King (6-2, 280). He's on the field wearing No. 97

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
May be biased but Fangupo is a load. His destruction of the 3rd team O will warrant more snaps.

Fangupo with no hands walks Wallace into the backfield. Stops the play with penetration. #Texans

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Ninja telling Tate quit bouncing outside and come to where the big boys play. #Texans

Watt and Smith bringing something this morning. #Texans

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Forsett is serious. Very patient

Kubiaks telling Forsett Hell of a job. Bright spot for the O. #Texans

Forsett is a natural in this offense. Nice run once again. #Texans

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Coaches love RB Jonathan Grimes, an undrafted FA from Bill an Mary. Fits this downhill running style.

Good news. Any news on the WR front.

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 09:40 AM
Good news. Any news on the WR front.

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Jerrell Jackson shook Roc off the line. Nice slant pattern and catch. #Texans

Posey nice catch and run after. #Texans

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 09:42 AM
https://p.twimg.com/AzDj4w0CQAAaV8L.jpg

Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
#Texans @BrooksReed68 & @JJWatt running an E/T stunt drill

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 09:47 AM
P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Kicking happening now. Graham has much better leg strength than Bullock. #Texans

Blake
07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Coaches love RB Jonathan Grimes, an undrafted FA from Bill an Mary. Fits this downhill running style.

Jonathan Grimes, or "Grimey" as he liked to be called.

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 10:52 AM
Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
Kubiak say Sharpton had a setback. Hip issue. Needs rest. Will be out few wks but not excluded for season.

HOU-TEX
07-30-2012, 11:55 AM
Hmm, why did we sign another DE (Mitch King) instead of an ILB? We are pretty thin at ILB.

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 12:25 PM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Texans set an attendance record of 5,715 today, breaking the record of 5,012 set Saturday, the first day of practice.

Allstar
07-30-2012, 05:14 PM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Texans set an attendance record of 5,715 today, breaking the record of 5,012 set Saturday, the first day of practice.

Strange that they break the attendance record on a Monday of all days.

GlassHalfFull
07-30-2012, 06:00 PM
Strange that they break the attendance record on a Monday of all days.

Yikes, I got tickets for Wednesday hoping to avoid the crowds.

Ok, what time do I need to be there and line up to get a seat in the stands?

TejasTom
07-30-2012, 06:18 PM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Coaches love RB Jonathan Grimes, an undrafted FA from Bill an Mary. Fits this downhill running style.

Wow, I haven't been around as long as McClain but what's he saying here?

Best I understand, zone blocking (which we run) is cut back lanes and man blocking is downhill running.

GP
07-30-2012, 06:21 PM
P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Forsett is serious. Very patient

Kubiaks telling Forsett Hell of a job. Bright spot for the O. #Texans

Forsett is a natural in this offense. Nice run once again. #Texans

John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
Coaches love RB Jonathan Grimes, an undrafted FA from Bill an Mary. Fits this downhill running style.

Thank you for posting this ^^^^.

That's very encouraging to learn Forsett is already doing things right at this early stage.

Gonna be fun watching Grimes and Forsett battle it out in camp and in preseason.

Texn4life
07-30-2012, 06:29 PM
(on RB Justin Forsett making plays in practice) It was impressive. I told the team. You guys see it. What a pro. He comes out here, he can go all day. Very impressive in his work habits, knows what were doing. Those are the kind of guys youre looking for to make you better. He let everybody on this team know today he plans on being here. That was an impressive practice.

Kubiak's actual quote about Forsett today. I'm very encouraged about this. I said when we signed him that he had potential to fit very well in this offense. More talented Moats and Moats showed at times he could be pretty good in this scheme. Add in Forsett's value as a kickoff returner and we possibly may have struck gold. You can never have too may weapons!

Lucky
07-30-2012, 06:32 PM
P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Kicking happening now. Graham has much better leg strength than Bullock. #Texans
When did Shayne Graham acquire this leg strength? He's 7 for 14 in 50+ yard FGs over 11 seasons, and hasn't attempted a 50 yarder since 2007.

Heath Shuler
07-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Wow, I haven't been around as long as McClain but what's he saying here?

Best I understand, zone blocking (which we run) is cut back lanes and man blocking is downhill running.

downhill running: not Reggie Bush dancing around. Make one cut then get up field.

Cjeremy635
07-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Yikes, I got tickets for Wednesday hoping to avoid the crowds.

Ok, what time do I need to be there and line up to get a seat in the stands?

I'm taking off work and bringing my daughter on Wednesday. I'm thinking we're going to try to get there at about 6:00. The lots open at 4, so that may still be too late. Anyone know about bringing in water? Like can I bring in a small igloo?

Heath Shuler
07-30-2012, 07:02 PM
I'm taking off work and bringing my daughter on Wednesday. I'm thinking we're going to try to get there at about 6:00. The lots open at 4, so that may still be too late. Anyone know about bringing in water? Like can I bring in a small igloo?

Each person can bring in one water bottle.

Cjeremy635
07-30-2012, 07:03 PM
Each person can bring in one water bottle.

Can it be a 1 liter bottle?

Heath Shuler
07-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Can it be a 1 liter bottle?

that is what I had Sat; they checked my bag at front gate and didnt say anything.

Cjeremy635
07-30-2012, 07:20 PM
that is what I had Sat; they checked my bag at front gate and didnt say anything.

Cool man, thanks.

TimeKiller
07-30-2012, 07:27 PM
I'll tell ya, this heat is something else. I'm no pro-athlete but I stay in decent shape, I've been trying to hit it hard lately and I come to about an hour and a half and I hit a wall where I have little choice but to stop and go inside to cool down. That these guys can go hard all day, ability/results aside, it's impressive. I always get a kick out of the talk of heat in Houston, TX. It's real!

Wolf
07-30-2012, 08:51 PM
a little bit more training camp stuff from others that was at the practice

from inthebullseye messageboard
http://www.inthebullseye.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1513

GP
07-30-2012, 08:51 PM
When did Shayne Graham acquire this leg strength? He's 7 for 14 in 50+ yard FGs over 11 seasons, and hasn't attempted a 50 yarder since 2007.

But....but....John McClain said so!

I 100% do not know how that man has a job today.

I will take accuracy under 50 yards all day long rather than worrying about 50+ yardage. At that distance, it's a challenge no matter the "leg" on a kicker...the trajectory of the ball is lower as it goes over the LOS, block rate goes up...kickers tend to leave it up anyway.

Texans_Chick
07-30-2012, 09:01 PM
When did Shayne Graham acquire this leg strength? He's 7 for 14 in 50+ yard FGs over 11 seasons, and hasn't attempted a 50 yarder since 2007.

This is my surprise of the offseason.

Last day of minicamp, Graham put on a kicking show. CRUSHING IT. Long kicks in front of everybody that would have been good for 60. Bullock looked iffy. It was the only day during that time that they kicked in front of everybody.

Today was the first day of kicking in front of fans/media. They didn't do the long kicks but the kicks were going over the net and into the Teal Lot. I was worried they were going to mess up people's cars.

Today they looked about even to me. Making kicks. But they didn't do any long ones.

But anyone who thinks this is going to be given to Bullock because he was drafted hasn't been listening to Kubiak. He's made clear it will be a competition. I'm not sure he's comfortable giving this to a rookie.

Texn4life
07-30-2012, 09:18 PM
That makes me wonder has a kicker ever been placed on practice squad? And would it even make sense to do that?

Texans_Chick
07-30-2012, 10:05 PM
That makes me wonder has a kicker ever been placed on practice squad? And would it even make sense to do that?

If the Texans took Graham, I can't imagine another team wanting Bullock. But the Texans getting a relationship with Bullock now might now might not be a bad thing. Young kickers sometimes float around for a while before they catch on.

Texn4life
07-30-2012, 10:17 PM
If the Texans took Graham, I can't imagine another team wanting Bullock. But the Texans getting a relationship with Bullock now might now might not be a bad thing. Young kickers sometimes float around for a while before they catch on.

Yeah, I wouldn't think Bullock would get picked up if we release him but I'm sure the Texans would hate to waste a pick as well. Graham is who he is even if he does shine early and even into the season. Stashing him on the PS doesn't make a lot of sense from a numbers standpoint, but it does protect the small investment I guess. Hope Bullock makes all of this meaningless speculation.

SCOTTexans
07-30-2012, 10:21 PM
One thing i noticed at the practice today Mitchell, Mercilious, and Cushing having problems holding in there water during scrimmage ... guess still getting use to the heat...

Texans_Chick
07-30-2012, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I wouldn't think Bullock would get picked up if we release him but I'm sure the Texans would hate to waste a pick as well. Graham is who he is even if he does shine early and even into the season. Stashing him on the PS doesn't make a lot of sense from a numbers standpoint, but it does protect the small investment I guess. Hope Bullock makes all of this meaningless speculation.

The more set your roster is, the less bottom of the draft guys have a shot. Part of having a better team.

Texn4life
07-30-2012, 10:50 PM
The more set your roster is, the less bottom of the draft guys have a shot. Part of having a better team.

Very true, but I can't remember the last time a kicker was drafted in any round and didn't make the team.

Lurvinator11
07-30-2012, 11:16 PM
I was at the practice today. The Defense looked really good! Schaub looked good as well. The only thing I didn't like about today was the fact that only children could get autographs. I mean, I am in favor of it, it's just I didn't know they were gonna do that. I really wanted to get some autographs and I even won the plinko to get autographs. If I would have known they were doing kids only, I would have gone to another practice. All I got was a shirt.

On a closing note, Mercilus is HUGE!!!! My goodness!

Lucky
07-30-2012, 11:43 PM
When did Shayne Graham acquire this leg strength? He's 7 for 14 in 50+ yard FGs over 11 seasons, and hasn't attempted a 50 yarder since 2007.
I was looking at an erroneous stat page. NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/player/shaynegraham/2504162/careerstats) has Graham going 2 of 4 from 50+ in 2009 to lift his career mark to 9 of 18. Still, I've always considered Graham to be a weak legged kicker. Of his 16 2011 kickoffs (under the new kickoff placement), Graham kicked only one touchback. Color me confused that Graham is now considered to have a monster leg.

Texn4life
07-30-2012, 11:50 PM
I was looking at an erroneous stat page. NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/player/shaynegraham/2504162/careerstats) has Graham going 2 of 4 from 50+ in 2009 to lift his career mark to 9 of 18. Still, I've always considered Graham to be a weak legged kicker. Of his 16 2011 kickoffs (under the new kickoff placement), Graham kicked only one touchback. Color me confused that Graham is now considered to have a monster leg.

*cough* natural boost of testosterone *cough cough*

Playoffs
07-30-2012, 11:51 PM
... Color me confused that Graham is now considered to have a monster leg.
Not a monster leg, just longer than Bullock.

But Bullock was not even considered the longest drafted kicker.

infantrycak
07-30-2012, 11:55 PM
I was looking at an erroneous stat page. NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/player/shaynegraham/2504162/careerstats) has Graham going 2 of 4 from 50+ in 2009 to lift his career mark to 9 of 18. Still, I've always considered Graham to be a weak legged kicker. Of his 16 2011 kickoffs (under the new kickoff placement), Graham kicked only one touchback. Color me confused that Graham is now considered to have a monster leg.

I think it says something that the coaches haven't had him try very much. Kris Brown has as many made 50+ field goals (on 34 attempts) as Graham has attempts with the same career length.

steelbtexan
07-31-2012, 12:14 AM
Bullock and Kubes are Aggies.

Bullock makes the team regardless of how Graham performs.

Gary wont be the only one not wanting to watch FG's this yr.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 07:11 AM
I think it says something that the coaches haven't had him try very much. Kris Brown has as many made 50+ field goals (on 34 attempts) as Graham has attempts with the same career length.

Well yeah. That's what I thought. The last day of minicamp was a huge surprise.

I don't know who has the stronger leg. But what I will say is that when the distances got longer at minicamp, Bullock did NOT look good and Graham put on a show. But that was one day.

Yesterday, they didn't try anything long in front of folks.

Here's my day 3 write up (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/07/day-3-2012-texans-training-camp-handy-things-to-know/). Didn't get to include some stuff because the blog software was acting sketchy and I just had to hit publish.

With what the teams options are, I just want a guy who is automatic in the 30s, mostly automatic in the 40s, could kick a 50 yard one if conditions were right.

Don't think we can overreact to a couple of days.

infantrycak
07-31-2012, 09:19 AM
Well yeah. That's what I thought. The last day of minicamp was a huge surprise.

I don't know who has the stronger leg. But what I will say is that when the distances got longer at minicamp, Bullock did NOT look good and Graham put on a show. But that was one day.

Kickers are odd ducks and can go off one day and then turn sour another. Can't remember which preseason game it was when Rackers and Brown were competing. They were going kick for kick and Rackers just kept backing it up. They both hit one over 50 yards and Rackers went and set up a 60 yd attempt - Brown just walked away which I found odd since he has hit in a game from 58 yds. Rackers made the kick.

Playoffs
07-31-2012, 10:47 AM
DL RaShon Sunny Harris getting some notices and time with the "ones"

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:17 PM
I was looking at an erroneous stat page. NFL.com (http://www.nfl.com/player/shaynegraham/2504162/careerstats) has Graham going 2 of 4 from 50+ in 2009 to lift his career mark to 9 of 18. Still, I've always considered Graham to be a weak legged kicker. Of his 16 2011 kickoffs (under the new kickoff placement), Graham kicked only one touchback. Color me confused that Graham is now considered to have a monster leg.

One guy observing at camp one day thought yesterday that Graham had a stronger leg and tweeted it.

Personally, this is what I've observed:

Only time at minicamp they did public kicking, Graham looked like the far superior kicker, and kicked some very very long field goals accurately, and high enough not to get block by guys who were trying to block.

Yesterday was only short kicks. That were made.

Today they did more short kicks at two distances on opposite goal from yesterday. A little breeze. I observed Bullock doink a very short kick off of the upright for a miss. I thought Graham made all his kicks but heard Scurfield say on the radio that he though Graham missed one, but he wasn't sure because he was far away.

Yes, the Texans will want to keep their draft pick guys. OTOH, Kubiak hates having to rely on rookies for key positions.

They will be monitoring camp kicks, but it is going to be all about preseason games.

Personally, I would be fine with a Rackers kind of guy. I don't think either of these guys is Janokowski-leg, so I'd be okay with Graham if that means you get a guy who has done this before, can handle the normal sorts of NFL kicks and you aren't worried he is going to soil his drawers for a real NFL game.

Also think Donnie Jones is your punter for the season. Looking good. Isn't facing a suspension. Isn't still sitting on the trainers table with a bag of ice on his knee after rehabbing like Hartmann.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:21 PM
DL RaShon Sunny Harris getting some notices and time with the "ones"

Yes. Noticed that. Cody sat today. He and OD will be sitting every 3rd/4th day at coach's decision to keep legs fresh.

They are rotating some guys around to work with ones sometimes. FB Derrell Smith working with 1s more than Moran Norris. I asked Kubiak about FB's today:


(on the fullback competition) Its an interesting dynamic. James (Casey) is our starting fullback, but we do a lot of different things with James. The young kid (Derrell) Smith has a lot of ability. I think hes got a chance to be an excellent one, but hes a former defensive player trying to learn to play offense, so thats his struggle right now. Of course, the old man that we brought in (Moran Norris) - dont tell him that - Norris has been playing a long time and hes a banger. Hes a big banger. Theyre all kind of different, so weve got to sort out whos going to be the best special teams help. How do we set our roster? Two fullbacks? One fullback? What are we going to do?

(on FB James Caseys versatility) Yeah, hes like my Jim Thorpe. Hes got to go do everything. Im going to play him everywhere. He gives us a lot of versatility offensively and causes problems for people, so Ive got to use James the right way. Im starting to do it in training camp and not waiting until the season.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 01:23 PM
I have a hunch Bullock will endure some "injury" at some point that will land him on the IR.

Playoffs
07-31-2012, 01:25 PM
Is Jared Crick making any kind of showing, yet??? I see him in the rotation but haven't picked up any chatter on him.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:25 PM
Kickers are odd ducks and can go off one day and then turn sour another. Can't remember which preseason game it was when Rackers and Brown were competing. They were going kick for kick and Rackers just kept backing it up. They both hit one over 50 yards and Rackers went and set up a 60 yd attempt - Brown just walked away which I found odd since he has hit in a game from 58 yds. Rackers made the kick.

There's some numbers that suggest that from year to year, there are very few NFL kickers who play at consistent level.

That being said, the accuracy of kickers in recent years has been astonishing, and it can be a benefit to getting that sort of kicker because you know you will always get points and not be stuck in a bad position.

Also will note with Graham (and any other kicker) that Reliant is a much friendlier place to kick than Cincy.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 01:26 PM
Yes. Noticed that. Cody sat today. He and OD will be sitting every 3rd/4th day at coach's decision to keep legs fresh.

They are rotating some guys around to work with ones sometimes. FB Derrell Smith working with 1s more than Moran Norris. I asked Kubiak about FB's today:

Sidenote: Norris is a freakin monster

That said, this Smith cat appears to have more athletic ability than Norris.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:28 PM
Is Jared Crick making any kind of showing, yet??? I see him in the rotation but haven't picked up any chatter on him.

Not standing out as being particularly bad/good. Spoke to Seth Payne who said that he'd start watching him more carefully. Seth is watching practices and will be an add on to various 610 shows. If you haven't been listening to them, you are missing out.

Saw Kubiak talking to Crick after practice, asking about his folks as they were walking out of the Bubble. Which doesn't sound like a big deal but with so many players, rookies don't talk much one on one with coach. They have most of their interactions with their position coaches.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 01:30 PM
Is Jared Crick making any kind of showing, yet??? I see him in the rotation but haven't picked up any chatter on him.

From the small dose I've seen of him it appears he'll need to make adjustments to the way he attacks/takes on blockers. Or, he'll need to gain another 15-20 lbs. To me, he's been easily taken out of plays. It's still early though, but he should not be compared to Watt at all like he was after we drafted him. Two different animals

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:31 PM
Sidenote: Norris is a freakin monster

That said, this Smith cat appears to have more athletic ability than Norris.

My view? I don't want Smith responsible for protecting Schaub. He's just started playing offense. Now in the NFL. In front of big old stadium. On the road. With all the new guys on the offense this year, my ideal would be:

1 Smith on practice squad as a developmental guy.
2 Norris making the squad as the fullback. Beastly. Full growed man you don't have to worry about.
3 Casey being considered more of a TE option and not taking those 2nd half fullback snaps at all.

All of them wrapped in bubble wrap.

Texn4life
07-31-2012, 01:33 PM
For all the people who were freaking out about Posey, it sounds like he's impressed Kubiak the last couple of days. It was way overblown in OTAs about him not being in elite football shape. Glad he's gotten off to a strong start.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 01:39 PM
For all the people who were freaking out about Posey, it sounds like he's impressed Kubiak the last couple of days. It was way overblown in OTAs about him not being in elite football shape. Glad he's gotten off to a strong start.

Yes.

Posey one-on-one seems sharp. Light going on behind his eyes. Says right things. Physically imposing. Working extra after practice. A lot.

Gorgeous catch today way down field from Matt Schaub. Didn't see, but heard he did some other nice catches during 1 on 1s.

I know we get news day by day, but it is important to look at big picture.

I know there is a lot of pressure to get some *name* Wrs to join this group. And it is uncomfortable to have so many guys who might freak in a NFL game because you just never know. But it's good that they have an entire camp to train guys into their kind of players. And it isn't like the rookies are guys from small schools that haven't been in a loud stadium before or haven't experienced pressure. Productive guys from big programs who are going to be trained into the right way for the Texans to do stuff.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 01:41 PM
My view? I don't want Smith responsible for protecting Schaub. He's just started playing offense. Now in the NFL. In front of big old stadium. On the road. With all the new guys on the offense this year, my ideal would be:

1 Smith on practice squad as a developmental guy.
2 Norris making the squad as the fullback. Beastly. Full growed man you don't have to worry about.
3 Casey being considered more of a TE option and not taking those 2nd half fullback snaps at all.

All of them wrapped in bubble wrap.

Will likely be the case. I do, however, think Smith has the potential (cliche', I know) to be a very good FB. I like Smith's athletic ability, but I'd like to see him add a few more lbs too

76Texan
07-31-2012, 02:11 PM
Thanks for all the observations!

I love reading them.

infantrycak
07-31-2012, 02:46 PM
Personally, I would be fine with a Rackers kind of guy. I don't think either of these guys is Janokowski-leg...

Funny piece of trivia you probably know - three kickers hold the record for most FG's over 50 yards in a single game at three and all three have a Texans connection. Rackers did it as a Cardinal but was a Texan. Brown did it as a Texan and Janikowski did it against the Texans.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Will likely be the case. I do, however, think Smith has the potential (cliche', I know) to be a very good FB. I like Smith's athletic ability, but I'd like to see him add a few more lbs too

Don't know about that. Smith was going with the 1s. Maybe seeing how he can do.

GuerillaBlack
07-31-2012, 03:26 PM
Not standing out as being particularly bad/good. Spoke to Seth Payne who said that he'd start watching him more carefully. Seth is watching practices and will be an add on to various 610 shows. If you haven't been listening to them, you are missing out.

Saw Kubiak talking to Crick after practice, asking about his folks as they were walking out of the Bubble. Which doesn't sound like a big deal but with so many players, rookies don't talk much one on one with coach. They have most of their interactions with their position coaches.

I just can't listen to 610. Such a terrible station.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 03:29 PM
I just can't listen to 610. Such a terrible station.

During camp/post camp, it is worth a listen. They are doing regular interviews with Rick Smith at 8:15. Because they are at camp, they can also grab various players/etc. Post camp today it was very very good.

If they start talking about something dumb, just punch up the other stations. And if all the talk is dumb, that's when I go to NFL Sirius Radio.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 03:39 PM
During camp/post camp, it is worth a listen. They are doing regular interviews with Rick Smith at 8:15. Because they are at camp, they can also grab various players/etc. Post camp today it was very very good.

If they start talking about something dumb, just punch up the other stations. And if all the talk is dumb, that's when I go to NFL Sirius Radio.

That's the only time I listen now. I still can't stand that Nick guy. His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

I go satellite at lunch and on way home

Playoffs
07-31-2012, 03:56 PM
Alan Burge ‏@AlanBurge
Kubiak on Posey: "You could tell in OTAs that he had missed a lot of football, but I see him catching up. I like the way he works." #Texans

Kubiak on DV Posey: "Hes in very good shape and can go all day. Hes on his way. Hes had a good week so far. #Texans

Honoring Earl 34
07-31-2012, 04:05 PM
That's the only time I listen now. I still can't stand that Nick guy. His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

I go satellite at lunch and on way home

Nick and Innes are hard to handle .

I like Greg Koch and ND Kalu and In the Trenches . In the mornings it's 790 and the big show .

HOU-TEX
07-31-2012, 04:45 PM
Nick and Innes are hard to handle .

I like Greg Koch and ND Kalu and In the Trenches . In the mornings it's 790 and the big show .

Right, me too. I just started the 610 mornings due to training camp. Otherwise, I can't handle them.

Don't get me started on Innes. Good grief, worst ever

GP
07-31-2012, 04:59 PM
I have a hunch Bullock will endure some "injury" at some point that will land him on the IR.

Yes, yes...but of course.

The strangest things happen to a few guys every year around the final cutdown deadline.

False Start
07-31-2012, 06:11 PM
Not standing out as being particularly bad/good. Spoke to Seth Payne who said that he'd start watching him more carefully. Seth is watching practices and will be an add on to various 610 shows. If you haven't been listening to them, you are missing out.

Saw Kubiak talking to Crick after practice, asking about his folks as they were walking out of the Bubble. Which doesn't sound like a big deal but with so many players, rookies don't talk much one on one with coach. They have most of their interactions with their position coaches.

I'm really pulling for this guy. Before his injury, at Nebraska he was kicking some ass.

Playoffs
07-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Some good stuff from Texans Chick:texans chick:on the RG battle, kicking battle, Devier Posey, Key Mart, & more:

Day 4 2012 Texans training camp: Hello Mr. Duane Brown (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/07/day-4-2012-texans-training-camp-hello-mr-duane-brown/)

Honoring Earl 34
07-31-2012, 08:39 PM
Right, me too. I just started the 610 mornings due to training camp. Otherwise, I can't handle them.

Don't get me started on Innes. Good grief, worst ever

The ask Uncle Greg Segment is informative .

b0ng
07-31-2012, 09:59 PM
Alan Burge ‏@AlanBurge
Kubiak on Posey: "You could tell in OTAs that he had missed a lot of football, but I see him catching up. I like the way he works." #Texans

Kubiak on DV Posey: "Hes in very good shape and can go all day. Hes on his way. Hes had a good week so far. #Texans

Kubiak has heaped lot of praise on Posey recently.

Cjeremy635
07-31-2012, 10:07 PM
For anyone who has attended practice this week:

What time do you have to get there to get a good seat? I sure as hell don't want to get there at 4:00 AM if I don't have to. Any info would be great!

Heath Shuler
07-31-2012, 10:24 PM
Tomorrow is a big day for #BullsonParade - red zone and dime defense work

Wade Phillips ‏@sonofbum

Heath Shuler
07-31-2012, 10:26 PM
For anyone who has attended practice this week:

What time do you have to get there to get a good seat? I sure as hell don't want to get there at 4:00 AM if I don't have to. Any info would be great!

I got there about 730 on Sat and the bleachers were full, standing room only. But if you stand between the 2 main fields you have a really good view of both.

Cjeremy635
07-31-2012, 10:34 PM
I got there about 730 on Sat and the bleachers were full, standing room only. But if you stand between the 2 main fields you have a really good view of both.

That's where I was planning on going anyways. I stood there 2 years ago and loved it.

Heath Shuler
07-31-2012, 10:49 PM
That's where I was planning on going anyways. I stood there 2 years ago and loved it.

Yep. That is where I was on sat & will be tommorrow.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 11:16 PM
I got there about 730 on Sat and the bleachers were full, standing room only. But if you stand between the 2 main fields you have a really good view of both.

Yes, that is the best place to be because you can see drills on both fields. The players sometimes high five the fans as they are running from one field to the other.

Texans_Chick
07-31-2012, 11:20 PM
Kubiak has heaped lot of praise on Posey recently.

Yes. Today especially because reporters asked him about Posey because of flashy play.

Sometimes the questions to Kubiak are about a specific player. Sometimes the questions are open ended an allow Kubiak to name players that stood out to him. I'm sure Posey would have come up today whether reporters brought him up today or not. Really nice catch in the team session.

But please note, just because Kubiak talks about a player doesn't mean he is pointing that guy in particular out as opposed to other guys at the same position. A lot of times he's just being asked about a particular guy.

Rey
07-31-2012, 11:32 PM
Yep. That is where I was on sat & will be tommorrow.

First year I went out I sat in the bleachers. There was plenty of room. Came late and found a spot pretty easily.

Last year i almost felt like it was a real game day.

I know it's packed this year for sure. Anyways I say that because I was basically forced into the middle part and I loved every second of it.

By far the best place to be if you really want to see what's going on.

b0ng
07-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Yes. Today especially because reporters asked him about Posey because of flashy play.

Sometimes the questions to Kubiak are about a specific player. Sometimes the questions are open ended an allow Kubiak to name players that stood out to him. I'm sure Posey would have come up today whether reporters brought him up today or not. Really nice catch in the team session.

But please note, just because Kubiak talks about a player doesn't mean he is pointing that guy in particular out as opposed to other guys at the same position. A lot of times he's just being asked about a particular guy.

He doesn't usually hold back though if he thinks a specific player did not have a good day of practice.

Rey
08-01-2012, 12:02 AM
Kubiak hasn't been as negative as he was when things first got started. I think he was trying to set the tone.

I dont think he'll be doing too much of that from here till the end of the season though. Now is the time to bring it together.

NastyNate
08-01-2012, 06:46 AM
See y'all out there! If you see a very tall muscular tatted up white guy with a dark haired six year old sitting his shoulders that's me

HOU-TEX
08-01-2012, 09:05 AM
*sigh*

Mark Berman‏@MarkBermanFox26

Texans left tackle Duane Brown left practice this morning after getting ice on his left ankle.

John McClain‏@McClain_on_NFL

Duane Brown's left ankle was getting iced. He was carted to Reliant Stadium for x rays.

b0ng
08-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Mercilus looked good. Posey was decent as well as Martin. Didn't notice much about the new Oline guys but Newton was fine playing 1st RT. Will have more thoughts later.

Playoffs
08-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Veteran leadership: FS Danieal Manning working extra after practice w/ rookie WR DeVier Posey

https://p.twimg.com/AzOPM8fCAAAQuiW.jpg

Key Mart!

https://p.twimg.com/AzOMOxbCEAAk4Pb.jpg

DX-TEX
08-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Veteran leadership: FS Danieal Manning working extra after practice w/ rookie WR DeVier Posey

https://p.twimg.com/AzOPM8fCAAAQuiW.jpg

THATS what I love to see! Mannings leadership has gone really un-noticed.

Cjeremy635
08-01-2012, 10:34 AM
It was hot as hell out there! It doesn't help that everyone is packed in like sardines, trying to get the best view. I saw you Texans Chick, but you were talking to a few people and I wasn't going to interrupt. I saw Gary & his mom too. I'm sure I could have seen more than that, but I wouldn't know what anyone looks like, lol. It's not like our avatars are our pictures. My daughter was getting pretty roasted, so we didn't stick around for the rest of the field goals.

HOU-TEX
08-01-2012, 10:41 AM
It was hot as hell out there! It doesn't help that everyone is packed in like sardines, trying to get the best view. I saw you Texans Chick, but you were talking to a few people and I wasn't going to interrupt. I saw Gary & his mom too. I'm sure I could have seen more than that, but I wouldn't know what anyone looks like, lol. It's not like our avatars are our pictures. My daughter was getting pretty roasted, so we didn't stick around for the rest of the field goals.

Which is the reason I'm only going to one this season, which was Monday. I've gone to almost all the open practices up until this season. Last year I told myself I wasn't going to go as much. It's just too crowded these days (goes with winning, I reckon). Heck, I chose Monday to go, thinking it'd be less crowded. Pffft! So much for that idea.

They've gotten too big for their practice area

Playoffs
08-01-2012, 10:47 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Rookie K Randy Bullock just went 9-of-11 on FGs from 44-54 yds. Misses came from 44 (wide R) & 47 (wide L) #Texans

WR Lestar Jean is practicing w/ 2nd-team offense today.

CB Brice McCain is having a great camp. Working as starter w/ Kareem Jackson out. Breaking up passes left & right

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Plenty of talk about Jerrell Jackson and their should be. #Texans

I have been talking about TJ since day one of camp. He had a great offseason and it shows on the field. #Texans

Grimes TD run, keep your eye on him #Texans fans. Grimes is better than advertised. Runs well in between the tackles.

Smith giving Cushing some business from the FB position.

Keshawn running with 1st team opposite Walter.

Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
Pro wrestling kind of take down. Louder hits today RT @PHABMK6: Braman with a nice hit on Tate. Caught Him in the air. #Texans

@BigRon281:
Brandon Brooks with some 1st-team action at RG. Arian riight off his butt for a TD from the 5.

Texans_Chick
08-01-2012, 11:33 AM
P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Plenty of talk about Jerrell Jackson and their should be. #Texans [/QUOTE]

Interesting about Jerrell Jackson. He is all legs/arms. Proportionally his legs are ridiculously long.

Loudest hit of today? Kasey Studdard laying someone out in the second level. Didn't see who it was but it lead to some profanity.

Bullock kicked today. No Shayne Graham. Wondering if they get to him tomorrow.

No more end of practice in the bubble. Once again, a lot of wide receivers working after camp. Posey last off the field. He was working extra with Manning. Manning said partly it was because he saw a route on the field in the red zone he wasn't expecting, so he was working with Posey to help himself too.

DBs were ahead of the WRs today. Too many balls hit guys in the hands not being caught. I am not concerned right now. It's a little up down now, but were also seeing a lot of backups at QB/WR. Did like seeing Keshawn Martin running slot. Very distinctive running style.

Thorn
08-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Tomorrow is a big day for #BullsonParade - red zone and dime defense work

Wade Phillips ‏@sonofbum



Acckkk!! I hate that Bulls on Parade stuff. Does this mean Wade is actually using that now? Was that a quote from him? God, I HATE that stupid nickname.

Heath Shuler
08-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Acckkk!! I hate that Bulls on Parade stuff. Does this mean Wade is actually using that now? Was that a quote from him? God, I HATE that stupid nickname.

direct quote from Twitter

Thorn
08-01-2012, 12:23 PM
direct quote from Twitter

I still trust Wade, but perhaps my admiration is slipping now........

Rey
08-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Eh...it's grown on me....

HOU-TEX
08-01-2012, 04:07 PM
Anyone watching the Texans Training Camp Live right now? My Lord, McClain's beyond obese. Damn, he's gotten huge

Burge got a snap shot

https://p.twimg.com/AzPdVRoCQAAJ21h.jpg

Texans_Chick
08-01-2012, 05:27 PM
OK, 5 days in and I'm getting a little punchy. This is a weird training camp report, but if you want normal AP copy, you read somebody else.

Day 5 2012 Texans training camp: TMI edition (warning) (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/08/day-5-2012-texans-training-camp-tmi-edition-warning/)

powda
08-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Day 5 2012 Texans training camp: TMI edition (warning) (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/08/day-5-2012-texans-training-camp-tmi-edition-warning/)

Steph you perv!:fingergun:

NastyNate
08-01-2012, 06:18 PM
some of my observations from today, bear with me I'm typing this from my phone during my daughters dance class.

Louiseau actually looked very good at shedding blocks and meeting the ball carrier at the LOS aside from one play where he got blown up from the RT. I think he makes the team.

Forsett is ably our #3 rb, Grimes did have a big run today for a TD though. O-line looked pretty good with both the 1's and 2's. I wouldn't worry about it. Newton especially looked good today.

Jean had a big drop on a very catchable ball and looked a little soft out of his break.

Brice McCain looked great, even almost got one from Kevin Walter but Walter slammed him down to break up the play. J-Jo did steal one from Walter on a crossing route.

Braman had a pretty awesome mid air arm tackle on Tate, absolutely leveled him.

Not sure if TJ just had an off day, but Beck and Keenum were noticeably sharper.

Texans_Chick
08-01-2012, 06:55 PM
some of my observations from today, bear with me I'm typing this from my phone during my daughters dance class.

Louiseau actually looked very good at shedding blocks and meeting the ball carrier at the LOS aside from one play where he got blown up from the RT. I think he makes the team.

Forsett is ably our #3 rb, Grimes did have a big run today for a TD though. O-line looked pretty good with both the 1's and 2's. I wouldn't worry about it. Newton especially looked good today.

Jean had a big drop on a very catchable ball and looked a little soft out of his break.

Bruce McCain looked great, even almost got one from Kevin Walter but Walter slammed him down to break up the play. J-Jo did steal one from Walter on a crossing route.

Braman had a pretty awesome mid air arm tackle on Tate, absolutely leveled him.

Not sure if TJ just had an off day, but Beck and Keenum were noticeably sharper.

Louiseau may make the team because of how thin the Texans are at ILB. Effort guy.

Jean had two ungood days in a row. Has had better days.

The Braman tackle of Tate was highlight reel ooooh stuff.

I didn't see the same thing you did with TJ/Beck/Keenum.

Texans_Chick
08-01-2012, 07:09 PM
Steph you perv!:fingergun:

Hey man, Nike's the perv. I'm just trying to watch some football.

Brisco_County
08-01-2012, 09:20 PM
I'm a little worried about Jean dropping catchable passes. How is he looking in general?

edo783
08-01-2012, 09:51 PM
Acckkk!! I hate that Bulls on Parade stuff. Does this mean Wade is actually using that now? Was that a quote from him? God, I HATE that stupid nickname.

You and me both Thorn. Reminds me of some parade in Montrose or something.

GP
08-01-2012, 11:13 PM
A week from Friday. I gotta make it just 8 more days.

8 days until I see some football, and maybe a peep show from what I've read recently??? LOL.

8. Days.

Texans_Chick
08-02-2012, 07:02 AM
I'm a little worried about Jean dropping catchable passes. How is he looking in general?

Very up and down. Looks the part. But some days he's not catching things that NFL teams need their big body guy to catch. With two drafted guys behind him, he runs the risk of being this year's Dorin Dickerson.

Texans_Chick
08-02-2012, 07:03 AM
You and me both Thorn. Reminds me of some parade in Montrose or something.

Do you know what the song sounds like?

It is a stone cold jam.

b0ng
08-02-2012, 07:54 AM
You and me both Thorn. Reminds me of some parade in Montrose or something.

Yeah man, when I think of the band Rage Against the Machine, I think of a pride parade.

Thorn
08-02-2012, 09:16 AM
There's a song behind this Bulls on parade maddness? I hope I never hear it or see the video. :lol:

It really doesn't matter to me who supports this dumbass nickname or who doesn't, it won't influence my belief that it's the damndest stupidest nickname ever!

MidtownMikey
08-02-2012, 09:55 AM
Hmmm...

Houston News ‏@KTRKHouston
From David Nuno at Texans practice...JJWatt injured. More details when we get them. #Texans

Action 4 Sports ‏@action4sports
Injuries continue at Texans training camp: 3rd rd draft pick Brandon Brooks, G-Miami (OH), was taken off field by Houston training staff.

I know it's a closed practice, but they are doing live streams at times (which because I'm at work I haven't been watching). Anyone know more about either injury? If they are minor, no worries, but I'd hate to lose Brooks (need the OL depth) and definitely don't want to be without Watt for any period of the regular season...

281
08-02-2012, 10:00 AM
Hmmm...

Houston News ‏@KTRKHouston
From David Nuno at Texans practice...JJWatt injured. More details when we get them. #Texans

Action 4 Sports ‏@action4sports
Injuries continue at Texans training camp: 3rd rd draft pick Brandon Brooks, G-Miami (OH), was taken off field by Houston training staff.

I know it's a closed practice, but they are doing live streams at times (which because I'm at work I haven't been watching). Anyone know more about either injury? If they are minor, no worries, but I'd hate to lose Brooks (need the OL depth) and definitely don't want to be without Watt for any period of the regular season...

DAMMIT!!! It's times like these I curse Training Camp and everything it stands for. I was looking forward to THIS!?..

Playoffs
08-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
Kubiak: Brandon Brooks has heat issue.

The Pencil Neck
08-02-2012, 11:02 AM
There's a song behind this Bulls on parade maddness? I hope I never hear it or see the video. :lol:

It really doesn't matter to me who supports this dumbass nickname or who doesn't, it won't influence my belief that it's the damndest stupidest nickname ever!

It might be a stupid nickname but the song rocks.

I know you don't want to watch it but check it out. (NSFW) (http://www.myspace.com/video/system4life/bulls-on-parade/21915)

Rally round the family, with a pocket full of shells.

Playoffs
08-02-2012, 11:04 AM
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Good news for #Texans fans: Andre Johnson said he has had no problems w/ his injured groin & will probably return Monday

The Pencil Neck
08-02-2012, 01:09 PM
Lestar Jean had an excused absence because of personal issues?

Anyone have any idea what's going on and if maybe that's been contributing with his bad hands the past couple of days?

Texans_Chick
08-02-2012, 06:22 PM
Today's training camp report:

Day 6 2012 Texans training camp: JJ Watt? Cmon now (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/08/day-6-2012-texans-training-camp-jj-watt-cmon-now/)

At the time that the JJ Watt injury happened, I didn't know. Blocked out by people, and I was trying to find out what happened to Brandon Brooks. I'm sort of glad I didn't see it. Because hello, it's JJ.

Watt was down for a while being tended to apparently.

Nobody was supposed to be tweeting from camp because it wasn't an open day but I guess some people are calling their station and having them tweet. Hm.

Texans_Chick
08-02-2012, 06:23 PM
Lestar Jean had an excused absence because of personal issues?

Anyone have any idea what's going on and if maybe that's been contributing with his bad hands the past couple of days?

Nope.

Brisco_County
08-02-2012, 08:55 PM
When I first saw Forsett play for Seattle, I was jealous that he wasn't playing for Houston as a scat back. His acceleration, style, and hands are perfect for this system.

Playoffs
08-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Could we have an Arian, Jr. ???
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Rick Smith on UDFA rookie RB Jonathan Grimes: "He got a lot of people's attention. Fits the system. Very impressive so far."

Also looking good:
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
Rick Smith on MLB-turned-FB Derrell Smith: "He has really showed some promise... I'm excited about him." #Texans

Texans_Chick
08-03-2012, 12:17 PM
Just thankful that there were no injuries today.

Didn't get specifics but I think Earl Mitchell left for a bit with heat issues.

Brooks was held out due to heat issues yesterday but is fine to go.

Fangupo left practice early due to death in the family.

Crick still out with neck.

AJ was running on far field full speed. Says he is good to go for Monday.

Jean had a nice day, his best day in a while.

IBleedTexans
08-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Just thankful that there were no injuries today.

Didn't get specifics but I think Earl Mitchell left for a bit with heat issues.

Brooks was held out due to heat issues yesterday but is fine to go.

Fangupo left practice early due to death in the family.

Crick still out with neck.

AJ was running on far field full speed. Says he is good to go for Monday.

Jean had a nice day, his best day in a while.

I guess you could say he had a Crick in his neck ....:kitten:

The Pencil Neck
08-03-2012, 12:54 PM
I guess you could say he had a Crick in his neck ....:kitten:

Yeah.

Someone's already said that.

Couple of times.

I expect to hear this joke the rest of Crick's career. It's the jokes about him discovering DNA that I'm waiting for.

:kubepalm:

CloakNNNdagger
08-03-2012, 02:43 PM
Yeah.


I expect to hear this joke the rest of Crick's career. It's the jokes about him discovering DNA that I'm waiting for.

:kubepalm:


"Everytime I look in the mirror at my neck, why do I see weird Sh*t?"

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSsqBzKGoytCNzBrjfiSsp_CfVIeG7LR o_LqsqNOiUjEis6hCg

disaacks3
08-03-2012, 03:34 PM
Anyone watching the Texans Training Camp Live right now? My Lord, McClain's beyond obese. Damn, he's gotten huge

Burge got a snap shot

https://p.twimg.com/AzPdVRoCQAAJ21h.jpg

Yeah.

Someone's already said that.

Couple of times.

I expect to hear this joke the rest of Crick's career. It's the jokes about him discovering DNA that I'm waiting for.

:kubepalm: We just need to draft a TE named Watson.

kwayshauntay
08-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Anyone watching the Texans Training Camp Live right now? My Lord, McClain's beyond obese. Damn, he's gotten huge

Burge got a snap shot

https://p.twimg.com/AzPdVRoCQAAJ21h.jpg

Is this on TV? Or online somewhere?

The Pencil Neck
08-03-2012, 04:10 PM
We just need to draft a TE named Watson.

That's my name.


And, yes, I've heard that joke before.

(When I first read your post, I was like, "How does he know my name?' lol)

ObsiWan
08-03-2012, 05:05 PM
Went to T/C my first T/C session of the year this morning. Over all, I think the defense won the scrimmages. Picked off at least three passes broke up a few more and caused Yates and Schaub to have to hold the ball longer than 3 secs (I counted) several other times. Schaub had at least one or two balls batted back at him during 11-on-11s.

K. Martin looked good at KR but so did Tiny Trindon. Damn that little dude is QUICK! He drew oooo's and aaaah's from the bleachers on one return and even got an attaboy from Kubiak.

We are DEEP at RB! Foster and Tate are known quantities. But Forsett is super quick and

Things I noticed that bugged me a little:
Owen Daniels rode the stationary bike today. I hadn't seen/heard that he was nicked up. Anyone got any info on why he sat out? Also, K.Jax had the left hammy wrapped with an ice bag; when did that happen?

The aforementioned success of the kick returners worries me a little; are those two that good or is our coverage team not up to par yet?

More balls in and out of the WRs hands than I'm used to seeing.

Keenum looked to be having an off day. Insufficient zip on his passes compared to the other three guys.

Texans_Chick
08-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Went to T/C my first T/C session of the year this morning. Over all, I think the defense won the scrimmages. Picked off at least three passes broke up a few more and caused Yates and Schaub to have to hold the ball longer than 3 secs (I counted) several other times. Schaub had at least one or two balls batted back at him during 11-on-11s.

K. Martin looked good at KR but so did Tiny Trindon. Damn that little dude is QUICK! He drew oooo's and aaaah's from the bleachers on one return and even got an attaboy from Kubiak.

We are DEEP at RB! Foster and Tate are known quantities. But Forsett is super quick and

Things I noticed that bugged me a little:
Owen Daniels rode the stationary bike today. I hadn't seen/heard that he was nicked up. Anyone got any info on why he sat out? Also, K.Jax had the left hammy wrapped with an ice bag; when did that happen?

The aforementioned success of the kick returners worries me a little; are those two that good or is our coverage team not up to par yet?

More balls in and out of the WRs hands than I'm used to seeing.

Keenum looked to be having an off day. Insufficient zip on his passes compared to the other three guys.


Kubiak is giving some vets every 3rd or so day off. Owen Daniels and Shaun Cody are getting that treatment. They both have a history of knee issues. Kubiak expects KJ back soon-he had a hamstring issue earlier this week, and they are being careful.

With the kick returners, they are wearing shorts. So there is no real hitting. So instead of blowing up a guy with initial contact, he gets maybe tagged a bit and not stopped. The returners are supposed to keep going. They are working on issues. Preseason you tend to see some odd things with returns because they work a lot with the young guys doing coverage--lots of new players, many who have not done teams before because they were stars on their college teams.

Playoffs
08-03-2012, 05:15 PM
TC chatter:
Stephanie Stradley ‏@StephStradley
Kubiak: Best set of running backs that he's had with the Texans.

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Today was one of the worst days I have seen for a player. Alan Ball was worked by Bryant J. And Posey for TDs.

Posey has gotten better since day 1. One of the hardest workers out there.

Manning said in 2011 he was learning this season he is leading to the younger players. #Texans

Danieal Manning said Glover Quin is one of the emerging leaders for the #Texans.

Reed also told me Mericlus fits right in with the team. Hard worker and always asking questions



Lance Zierlein ‏@LanceZierlein
Strong practices so far by DeVier Posey and Sherrick McManus. #Texans

ObsiWan
08-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Kubiak is giving some vets every 3rd or so day off. Owen Daniels and Shaun Cody are getting that treatment. They both have a history of knee issues. Kubiak expects KJ back soon-he had a hamstring issue earlier this week, and they are being careful.
Okay, that explains O.D. and K.J. Thanks.

With the kick returners, they are wearing shorts. So there is no real hitting. So instead of blowing up a guy with initial contact, he gets maybe tagged a bit and not stopped. The returners are supposed to keep going. They are working on issues. Preseason you tend to see some odd things with returns because they work a lot with the young guys doing coverage--lots of new players, many who have not done teams before because they were stars on their college teams.

I understand the shorts/no-hitting thing but Trindon and K-Mart were at the 25-30 yd line before the first cover guy could lay a glove on 'em. ...and they were bringing the ball out from 5-7 yds deep in the end zone.

When's the first full contact scrimmage? Or did the new bargaining agreement make those sort of all out practices history?

Texn4life
08-03-2012, 05:43 PM
And Posey continues to impress. I'm curious if all of the people who criticized him will admit they overreacted after OTAs about him.

I've also always liked McManis. This is his first true off-season with the Texans. The first year there was an issue with him graduating from Northwestern so he wasn't here until TC, and then last year we had the lockout. There is potential for him to make a big jump this year. I remember his rookie year at a practice in Training Camp he jammed David Anderson all the way out of bounds during 1 on 1. DA didn't even get off the line. McManis has the skill so Roc and Harris are really going to have to play well to get PT over him. I just don't want to see him returning kicks ever again. That is definitely not his thing.

TheMatrix31
08-03-2012, 06:10 PM
THATS John McClain?

Jesus.

drs23
08-03-2012, 07:20 PM
I'm really enjoying the first hand impressions from people actually getting to attend training camp.

Can't wait for the preseason this year. Most years I could care less. Think I'm going to sign up for the all 22 gig on NFLN because the Blowmont stations don't carry the preseason games. 30 bucks? Try to beat it!

Wolf6151
08-04-2012, 05:23 AM
Hey Texans Chick or anyone else that's been to Training Camp, I'm looking for some opinions on Garrett Graham-TE. How's he looked so far? I can't help the feeling that if I'm Kubiak, it's time to stick your foot in Graham's ass for motivational reasons. With Dreesen gone it's time for Graham to step up or go bye bye. Thanks.

NastyNate
08-04-2012, 08:30 AM
Hey Texans Chick or anyone else that's been to Training Camp, I'm looking for some opinions on Garrett Graham-TE. How's he looked so far? I can't help the feeling that if I'm Kubiak, it's time to stick your foot in Graham's ass for motivational reasons. With Dreesen gone it's time for Graham to step up or go bye bye. Thanks.

His blocks looked pretty sloppy on run plays, was getting worked laterally into the backfield by lb's. Didn't see him catch anything though, maybe he shines there? Just one man's opinion.

NastyNate
08-04-2012, 08:32 AM
And Posey continues to impress. I'm curious if all of the people who criticized him will admit they overreacted after OTAs about him.

I've also always liked McManis. This is his first true off-season with the Texans. The first year there was an issue with him graduating from Northwestern so he wasn't here until TC, and then last year we had the lockout. There is potential for him to make a big jump this year. I remember his rookie year at a practice in Training Camp he jammed David Anderson all the way out of bounds during 1 on 1. DA didn't even get off the line. McManis has the skill so Roc and Harris are really going to have to play well to get PT over him. I just don't want to see him returning kicks ever again. That is definitely not his thing.

Posey actually looked pretty sloppy/dropsy on Wednesday, but I did notice him working on blocking drills after practice as well as some fade routes to the back corner of the endzone. I am neutral, I hope he works his way into pro starter material. I wouldn't crown him just yet until the live bullets start firing.

Texn4life
08-04-2012, 09:52 AM
Posey actually looked pretty sloppy/dropsy on Wednesday, but I did notice him working on blocking drills after practice as well as some fade routes to the back corner of the endzone. I am neutral, I hope he works his way into pro starter material. I wouldn't crown him just yet until the live bullets start firing.

I think like any rookie receiver he needs to make sure he's consistent day in and day out, but by all accounts from Kubiak and people who have been there every day like Steph and Nick Scurfield he's having a good week. I'm not saying he's destined for the pro bowl by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just saying people were freaking out way too soon after OTAs.

Kaiser Toro
08-04-2012, 09:57 AM
I think like any rookie receiver he needs to make sure he's consistent day in and day out, but by all accounts from Kubiak and people who have been there every day like Steph and Nick Scurfield he's having a good week. I'm not saying he's destined for the pro bowl by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just saying people were freaking out way too soon after OTAs.

I still believe we could have been done better. Of course, time will tell. What do you think his upside is?

If he can be another Kevin Walter I would be happy from a results standpoint. However, Walter did not cost us what Posey did.

Texn4life
08-04-2012, 10:07 AM
I still believe we could have been done better. Of course, time will tell. What do you think his upside is?

If he can be another Kevin Walter I would be happy from a results standpoint. However, Walter did not cost us what Posey did.

He has much more big play potential than Walter has had. If I had to predict I would say he has 1000-1200 yard potential down the line. Obviously it won't happen this year but I think in the right situation he has this kind of production in him.

Its all gonna depend on him though. The best players in this league almost always have the best work ethic.

Playoffs
08-04-2012, 10:51 AM
Offense getting on track today...

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Keshawn Martin with nice reception to start the team session.

Keshawn Martin huge catch. Would have been a TD, 80+ from Schaub. #Texans

Martin running with the 1s. #Texans
Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
That catch by Martin got the biggest cheer from fans I've heard so far in training camp #Texans

Bootleg: Matt Schaub throws deep to Keshawn Martin, who makes a twisting catch despite tight coverage from Brice McCain

Nick Scurfield ‏@NickScurfield
K competition: Randy Bullock 5/6, Shayne Graham 4/6 on FGs from 44-55 yds. Bullock missed from 49, Graham 49,53 #Texans

Through 8 days of camp, K Randy Bullock is 23/28 (82.1%) on FGs. Shayne Graham is 13-of-17 (76.5%) #Texans

P.D. Starr ‏@PHABMK6
Fangupo doing what he does, creating piles. #Texans

Jean the past two days looks like a new person. Showing plenty to make people take notice. #Texans

Jean huge 1 handed catch on a deep ball, McCain with great coverages

Today is the best Schaub has looked all camp. #Texans

Playoffs
08-04-2012, 11:00 AM
JJ taking care of the littlest of little Texans.

https://p.twimg.com/AzdyF25CMAAaASM.jpg

drs23
08-04-2012, 11:00 AM
Love your updates Playoffs, keep 'em coming!

b0ng
08-04-2012, 11:39 AM
Dre, Brown, and Kareem will be back on Monday. According to Kubiak.

Texn4life
08-04-2012, 11:44 AM
Dre, Brown, and Kareem will be back on Monday. According to Kubiak.

Great news, but I'd still hold them out against Carolina for the 1st preseason game. The 2nd and 3rd preseason games should be plenty of work to get them ready for the season.

The only concern with that is Schaub playing without his All Pro LT protecting him even though I'm sure it'll only be for 2 series max.