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Playoffs
08-04-2012, 11:03 AM
We may have found a winner in Key Mart...


Keshawn Martin stepping up in wide-open WR group (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Keshawn-Martin-stepping-up-in-wide-open-WR-group/480d5e4e-f9ad-4089-83fb-5162c9bda774)

“I think he’s showing that he’s capable of doing it,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “There are some growing pains, there are some things that he’s got to go through, but he’s very professional in his approach. Doesn’t say a word, just works, and he’s going against J-Joe (Pro Bowl cornerback Jonathan Joseph) every day. That’ll make you good real quick.”
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“He’s got great speed,” Kubiak said. “I think what you could see is he can catch some little ones and turn them into real big ones. That’s what you look for in the pass game. You don’t have time to sit back there and wait on things to get way down the field, but if you can throw a slant, a guy can make somebody miss and go to the house, that’s what you want.”
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“He’s a tremendous worker,” Matt Schaub said on Friday. “He’s done a great job just picking things up. You don’t see a lot of mental errors out of him. He really understands his role, really listens and takes in all the information he can. You can really see him working, and he just makes plays. He creates a lot of separation from corners to give you a chance to make a throw where he can catch it and make something happen. We like the potential he brings.”
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“I think he’s playing well,” Johnson said. “He just took advantage of an opportunity. He’s made a lot of plays, and, you know, he doesn’t say anything. I thought I was quiet – he’s quieter than me. I always ask him how he’s feeling, is he alright. He just is quiet, just goes out there and plays, and he’s been having a great camp so far.

“I never thought I’d see anybody that was less talkative than me, but he really doesn’t say anything. He comes in in the morning, he might give you a head nod and keep it moving. But he plays well, man. He’s been doing a great job.”

read the complete article from Nick Scurfield: http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Keshawn-Martin-stepping-up-in-wide-open-WR-group/480d5e4e-f9ad-4089-83fb-5162c9bda774

TejasTom
08-04-2012, 11:56 AM
I never thought Id see anybody that was less talkative than me, but he really doesnt say anything...

That's funny.

The rest is good news.

Ryan
08-04-2012, 12:06 PM
I think he's gonna turn out to be great one day. Hopefully he can contribute right away this year.

Lucky
08-04-2012, 12:58 PM
Here's the big catch Martin made downfield against McCain today (courtesy of Bullpen Andy (http://www.texansbullpen.com/12photogallery/Preseason/2012-08-04-TrainingCamp/2012-08-04-TrainingCamp.htm)).

http://www.texansbullpen.com/12photogallery/Preseason/2012-08-04-TrainingCamp/Photos/DSC_0113.JPG

ObsiWan
08-04-2012, 01:00 PM
I think he's gonna turn out to be great one day. Hopefully he can contribute right away this year.

Perhaps he will contribute right away as a KR. I know he made some nice grabs today. I think it was he who caught a slant in front of Mercilus, kicked it into overdrive and went to the house
Left Mercilus in the dust shaking his head..
.....or was that Forsett?

:o)

281
08-04-2012, 01:05 PM
i really like this guy's potential... i think he's gonna make some serious noise out of the slot starting this year.

steelbtexan
08-05-2012, 09:53 PM
He will contribute as a KR/PR and as a slot guy.

I have a feeling that he will turn out to be a better WR than Posey in the long run.

ArlingtonTexan
08-05-2012, 10:42 PM
He will contribute as a KR/PR and as a slot guy.

I have a feeling that he will turn out to be a better WR than Posey in the long run.

I think he has a clearler path immediate playing time than any of the young WRs, since he is short area slot guy and PR. Just a different skill set than Posey, jean, jerrell, etc.

Rey
08-05-2012, 11:01 PM
Ive wanted Andre to take less snaps/gm in the regular season for a while now.

I know how important he is, but I'd like to see him get a few more plays off. Use some of these young bodies if they're going to be taking up roster spots.

dc_txtech
08-06-2012, 12:12 AM
Ive wanted Andre to take less snaps/gm in the regular season for a while now.

I know how important he is, but I'd like to see him get a few more plays off. Use some of these young bodies if they're going to be taking up roster spots.

The thing is, the defense called changes drastically depending on AJ being on the field. We need AJ out there.

And, I wouldn't want to be the guy to tell AJ to come off the field. We all saw him spit up blood and then finish the game.

IDEXAN
08-06-2012, 08:28 AM
We need for this guy to step up because I'm hearing the other rookie WR we drafted is dropping a lot of balls ?

DocBar
08-06-2012, 08:47 AM
I can't wait for the 1st preseason game to get a look at this young man!!

Playoffs
08-06-2012, 09:03 AM
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Keshawn-Martin-485x420.jpg
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The Pencil Neck
08-06-2012, 09:25 AM
We need for this guy to step up because I'm hearing the other rookie WR we drafted is dropping a lot of balls ?

I believe that was in the OTAs. From what I've heard since TC started, Posey is looking good, making big plays, and in much better shape than he was when the OTA's started.

Remember that Posey had missed most of last season because of some silly NCAA suspensions and although he'd worked out with the team, he hadn't been able to get nearly as much work as he should have.

I can't wait to see the guys on the field.

drs23
08-06-2012, 09:30 AM
I can't wait for the 1st preseason game to get a look at this young man!!

Yeah, next Saturday can't get here soon enough!

Rey
08-06-2012, 09:31 AM
The thing is, the defense called changes drastically depending on AJ being on the field. We need AJ out there.

And, I wouldn't want to be the guy to tell AJ to come off the field. We all saw him spit up blood and then finish the game.

I understand that, but he takes breaks occasionally anyways.

And the defensive calls don't really concern me as much as our ability to move the ball. We should be able to do that for a few plays a game without Andre.

Again, I'm not saying whole series. I'm saying a few more plays/gm.

HJam72
08-06-2012, 02:37 PM
He took a lot of time off last year. It's A.J. He's rested for life now. :)

Goldensilence
08-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Encouraging to hear this.

This team NEEDS one of these rooks to step right in and make an impact at WR.

EVOLVIST
08-08-2012, 02:53 PM
Kubiak today on Martin:

(on WR Keshawn Martin) What hes done is just be very consistent. Hes a talented young man. Hes the one guy out of the rookies that has acted like a pro from the get-go, handling himself mentally, physically and can run all day. This thing doesnt look too big for him and thats a great sign for our team.



(on if WR Keshawn Martin will play much on Saturday night) Hell play a great deal.



(on if WR Keshawn Martin will return any kicks or punts) I dont know how Im going to do that. I know he can do it. I know hes going to be very good doing it. I need to really find out what Trindon (Holliday) is all about through all these injuries hes had the last couple of years. If that means Ill have Trindon do it, I dont know. Ill decide tomorrow.



(on what WR Keshawn Martin has done to get better every day) Just what we do. You coach him on something one time and its fixed. Hes a really sharp kid and professional in the meeting room. He comes from the meeting room to the field with retention. His effort is excellent and the fact that his conditioning is where he can go all day. Hes a very quiet kid. Hes just all business and thats what pro football is all about. Youve got to be all business and do your job.



(on if WR Keshawn Martin is playing out and in) Im keeping him out right now. Hell be able to do both.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Wednesday-practice/cd3c5cba-f253-40bb-99f1-f442ceb9c47b

Keshawn Martin could very well make himself a star in this league. It sounds like he's blowing all the other rookie WRs away (including Lestar Jean).

GP
08-08-2012, 03:00 PM
Kubiak is in LOVE with Keyshawn Martin.

I know Kubiak praises guys, but he seriously has a man crush for Martin.

Keyshawn might become WR2 verrrry quickly if preseason matches what we're hearing about him in camp thus far. Sounds like he is very Andre Johnson'ish in the sense that he (a) listens, (b) does the things that are taught in the meetings, and (c) corrects things immediately. 100% professional.

Physical skills + Head-in-the-game mentality = Texans' best WR prospect.

Cannot wait to see this guy play Saturday night's game!!!!!!

drs23
08-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Kubiak is in LOVE with Keyshawn Martin.

I know Kubiak praises guys, but he seriously has a man crush for Martin.

Keyshawn might become WR2 verrrry quickly if preseason matches what we're hearing about him in camp thus far. Sounds like he is very Andre Johnson'ish in the sense that he (a) listens, (b) does the things that are taught in the meetings, and (c) corrects things immediately. 100% professional.

Physical skills + Head-in-the-game mentality = Texans' best WR prospect.

Cannot wait to see this guy play Saturday night's game!!!!!!

Ditto on KMart. Kubiak is quick to praise a player when it's warranted but I don't remember ever hearing him praise a player so highly, so often as he has Martin. I'm guessing he's just really, really relieved that one of the young guns have stepped up. I remember AJ saying the same thing about him being a real quiet kinda guy a few weeks back.

C'mon Saturday night!

RunninRaven
08-08-2012, 04:24 PM
It's the quiet ones you gotta watch.

That's why I'll be watching Keyshawn on Saturday. That and the whole football thing.

Porky
08-08-2012, 05:42 PM
I'm excited to see him for sure...plus all the rookies.

I'm a bit surprised he is getting as much time outside as Kubes indicated? Anyone got any insight there?

Based on his size/speed it seems to be he would make an ideal slot WR who also returns punts.

In other words, *Kmart might end up being exactly what we were always hoping JJ would be. A spitfire in the slot, with take it home moves and speed in both the punt and wr positions. But JJ was wildly inconsistent. I find it telling that Kubes praised his consistency. Something you don't usually find in a rookie WR which takes time to translate to the pro game. He could be a major steal in the 4th rd. Got to hand it to Smithiak and the scouts again.

(*personally I'm hoping for more Saks fifth ave. then Kmart)

Doppelganger
08-08-2012, 06:00 PM
I'm excited to see him for sure...plus all the rookies.

I'm a bit surprised he is getting as much time outside as Kubes indicated? Anyone got any insight there?

Based on his size/speed it seems to be he would make an ideal slot WR who also returns punts.

In other words, *Kmart might end up being exactly what we were always hoping JJ would be. A spitfire in the slot, with take it home moves and speed in both the punt and wr positions. But JJ was wildly inconsistent. I find it telling that Kubes praised his consistency. Something you don't usually find in a rookie WR which takes time to translate to the pro game. He could be a major steal in the 4th rd. Got to hand it to Smithiak and the scouts again.

(*personally I'm hoping for more Saks fifth ave. then Kmart)

That would be a great nick name for the Front 7.

Rey
08-08-2012, 06:31 PM
I'm pumped about Martin. Super excited to see him play.

Texn4life
08-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Martin has a lot of upside so I was surprised to see him drop as far as he did. To be honest I wasn't crazy about the way they used him at times in college. They made him into a one dimensional player getting a lot of swing passes and screens, but I think he can do more than that. Kubiak has been wanting this type of player for a few years now. Hopefully we've struck gold.

False Start
08-08-2012, 06:49 PM
I just have this gut feeling, that this dude is gonna be a damn good player... the steal of the draft.

NastyNate
08-08-2012, 07:27 PM
I'm pumped about Martin. Super excited to see him play.

Me too man! Posey and Mercilus as well as the right side of the O-line blocking and Forsett.

Commodore
08-08-2012, 08:36 PM
@NickScurfield 48 mins
Keshawn Martin listed as backup to Andre Johnson on #Texans unofficial depth chart. Lestar Jean listed behind Martin

b0ng
08-09-2012, 01:43 AM
I'm excited to see him for sure...plus all the rookies.

I'm a bit surprised he is getting as much time outside as Kubes indicated? Anyone got any insight there?

Based on his size/speed it seems to be he would make an ideal slot WR who also returns punts.

In other words, *Kmart might end up being exactly what we were always hoping JJ would be. A spitfire in the slot, with take it home moves and speed in both the punt and wr positions. But JJ was wildly inconsistent. I find it telling that Kubes praised his consistency. Something you don't usually find in a rookie WR which takes time to translate to the pro game. He could be a major steal in the 4th rd. Got to hand it to Smithiak and the scouts again.

(*personally I'm hoping for more Saks fifth ave. then Kmart)
He's smaller but he made a lot of contested catches Weds and Friday last week.

Corrosion
08-09-2012, 04:40 AM
I just have this gut feeling, that this dude is gonna be a damn good player... the steal of the draft.

Seems like every year there is a mid to late round WR who comes out of nowhere and lights it up .... Why not Martin. Tho I dont see him displacing Walter as many others do.

TheMatrix31
08-09-2012, 05:32 AM
I don't know if this kid will be good or not, and I know it's a stupid thing to say, but his NAME makes him sound like he'll be good.

"Keshawn Martin", a definite football name.

El Tejano
08-09-2012, 07:26 AM
I don't know if this kid will be good or not, and I know it's a stupid thing to say, but his NAME makes him sound like he'll be good.

"Keshawn Martin", a definite football name.

Especially for a WR

TheMatrix31
08-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Maybe it's the ghost of Keyshawn Johnson hanging around in my mind, lol.

TimeKiller
08-09-2012, 07:24 PM
Martin could well be the injection of speed the offense needs. Jacoby's speed was neutralized by....oh....oh so many things...

Lots of upside to Martin. Let's see how much he can capitalize on his speed and vision at this level.

badboy
08-09-2012, 11:06 PM
I just have this gut feeling, that this dude is gonna be a damn good player... the steal of the draft.Maybebut I think Brooks will end up with that honor.

b0ng
08-10-2012, 10:14 AM
Dude can catch but he looks smallish for a WR. Out of all the young guys Jean has the size you want as well as the speed.

EVOLVIST
08-10-2012, 10:37 AM
Dude can catch but he looks smallish for a WR. Out of all the young guys Jean has the size you want as well as the speed.

There has been, and there will be, hundreds of WRs in the NFL that are 5'11", 190lbs that have had great success in the NFL. Tons! It's not Kubiak's usual mold, but you have to wonder why Martin has already beat out Jean if Martin really wasn't a few steps ahead of him (meaning that, so far, at least, Martin has shown more, done more).

nero THE zero
08-10-2012, 10:56 AM
There has been, and there will be, hundreds of WRs in the NFL that are 5'11", 190lbs that have had great success in the NFL. Tons! It's not Kubiak's usual mold, but you have to wonder why Martin has already beat out Jean if Martin really wasn't a few steps ahead of him (meaning that, so far, at least, Martin has shown more, done more).

Santonio Holmes - 5'11" 192lbs.
Greg Jennins - 5'11" 198lbs.
Antonio Brown - 5'10" 186lbs.
Mike Wallace - 6'0" 199lbs.
Steve Smith - 5'9" 185lbs.
Reggie Wayne - 6'0" 198lbs.
DeSean Jackson - 5'10" 185lbs.
Jeremy Maclin - 6'0" 198lbs.

etc. etc.