Originally Posted by pittbull
Although Babin has good speed for a guy his size, the problem seems to be his quickness
, which are two different things. Peek has both, but Babin is Stronger. During today's scrimmage, you could see his pass rushing ability, but also his rookie mistakes of loosing track of the ball and biting on the play fakes. He's going to be ok, but for the opening of the season, he must be placed in the right position to make plays. Otherwise, let Mr. Peak do his thing! Me for one, never understood the Texans reasoning for giving up on Peek
, unless the long term plan is to eventually move Wong inside with Sharper, and let Peek play havoc as a pass rushing linebacker. He could be one heck of a linebacker on the level of LaVar Arrington. Just let the guy make athletic plays and eventually he'll cause big plays! I think this is the best option, but we'll have to wait and see!
I can't say that I agree with your observations. I was at the scrimmage and I thought Babin looked extremely fast and quick with his pass rush. A fair bit of the time, he was dropping in coverage and just settling in a zone.
I can't say I agree that the Texans have given up on Peek. He played a ton today (with Wong having a baby). I think the Texans like Peek and Babin, as well as Wong, Sharper and Foreman. I think we're lucky to have the quality, young OLBs and a veteran in the mix. I think we'll see all five playing a lot in different packages if everyone is healthy.