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Maddict5 07-19-2008 10:46 AM

ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3493682

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FRED BENNETT
CB, Texans
To experts who say Dunta Robinson is the best corner in Houston, think again. Bennett is not only better than Robinson, the stats say he was the premier corner in the league last season. The 24-year-old Bennett, a fourth-round pick in 2007, actually had better metrics in his eight starts than any numbers Robinson has posted in his four-year career. Bennett's 4.7 overall YPA led the league among corners with 60-plus attempts, and opposing WRs gained only 67 total yards on the 24 combined medium, deep and bomb passes he faced. With pass-happy teams like the Steelers, Colts and Browns on Houston's sked in 2008, Bennett's name will be on everyone's lips.

Hardcore Texan 07-19-2008 11:08 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Wow, Bennet getting some love from ESPN. He deserves it, what a fantastic pick he has been. Rick has a keen eye for talent.

alphajoker 07-19-2008 11:15 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Man, I can't wait for the season to start!! I'm looking forward to seeing Bennett develop even further. Hopefully, Molden progresses just as well.

b0ng 07-19-2008 11:37 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
K.C. Joyner has been very high on Bennett this offseason. He does a lot of the number crunching and I have always thought he was one of the smarter football guys out there.

Hopefully Bennett plays out of his mind this season. We're going to need him to do just that.

threetoedpete 07-19-2008 11:37 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
No one in the NFL holds the corner on a running play better than Dunta Robinson. no one.

ATXtexanfan 07-19-2008 12:28 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
gotta love those 4th rd gems

Vinny 07-19-2008 03:32 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardcore Texan (Post 955365)
Wow, Bennet getting some love from ESPN. He deserves it, what a fantastic pick he has been. Rick has a keen eye for talent.

this is the same guy who for years said David Carr had the best "metrics" in the NFL and all he needed was help. Glad Bennett is getting some love all the same.

mexican_texan 07-19-2008 11:13 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Some people say the numbers never lie. Then again, some people live in Dallas.

Ole Miss Texan 07-20-2008 03:52 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Rick Smith is awesome. Not only did we get Bennett, but we got him after trading down in the 4th round and adding Brandon Frye out of it in the 5th.

Just like trading down this year getting Duane Brown (the guy they wanted) but also got Steve Slaton and Domanique Barber out of it.

Hope Bennett continues to improve with the rest of the guys. we've got such a great young defense.

The Pencil Neck 07-20-2008 03:55 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mexican_texan (Post 955530)
Some people say the numbers never lie. Then again, some people live in Dallas.

Hey.

I resemble that remark.

ObsiWan 07-20-2008 09:11 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinny (Post 955437)
this is the same guy who for years said David Carr had the best "metrics" in the NFL and all he needed was help. Glad Bennett is getting some love all the same.

uh oh...
maybe we just didn't fully understand what he meant by "help"

whiskeyrbl 07-20-2008 09:20 AM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ObsiWan (Post 955577)
uh oh...
maybe we just didn't fully understand what he meant by "help"

Tru Dat !

YoungTexanFan 07-20-2008 01:18 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by threetoedpete (Post 955376)
No one in the NFL holds the corner on a running play better than Dunta Robinson. no one.

That would be GREAT if we have true coverage safties, or if Robinson was playing an "in-box" SS. However, he has been playing CB for us, and he is subpar at the vital role of a CB: coverage. I've said this for years, many times, but Robinson isn't that good at being a coverage CB.

brakos82 07-20-2008 02:36 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vinny (Post 955437)
this is the same guy who for years said David Carr had the best "metrics" in the NFL and all he needed was help. Glad Bennett is getting some love all the same.

We don't use metrics in America... maybe he should play in the CFL then. :)

GuerillaBlack 07-20-2008 03:29 PM

Re: ESPN: Breakout Players in '08
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck (Post 955573)
Hey.

I resemble that remark.

:)

I'm half on it.


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