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Old 05-23-2013   #147
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Default Re: Texans OTAs thread (5/20-21, 23, 28-30, 6/3-6).

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
Phillips has coached in his 35 years in the NFL (info from ProFootballReference.com):

Nose tackles under Wade Phillips

Jay Ratliff, Dallas Cowboys, 2007-10 (6-4, 293)*
Jamal Williams, San Diego Chargers, 2004-06 (6-3, 348)*
Ed Jasper, Atlanta Falcons, 2002-03 (6-2, 293)
Ted Washington, Buffalo Bills, 1995-2000 (6-5, 365)*
Greg Kragen, Denver Broncos, 1989-91 (6-3, 263)*
Tony Elliott, New Orleans Saints, 1985 (6-2, 282)
Derland Moore, Saints, 1982-84 (6-4, 250)
Jerry Boyarsky, Saints, 1981 (6-3, 290)
Monte Bennett, Saints, 1981 (6-3, 265)
Curley Culp, Houston Oilers, 1976-80 (6-2, 265)*

*Indicates Pro Bowler



Curley "the Stump" Culp was a mountain size in his day, 6 Pro Bowls.

Kragen lighter weight at actually 267 (still not that light for 20+ years ago, only single Pro Bowler.

Ted Washington mountain size in any day was between 365 and 400 pounds, 4 Pro Bowls.

Jamal Williams mountain size at 348, 4 Pro Bowls

Jay Ratliff relatively "light" at 293, 4 Pro Bowls

Ratliff and his elite skills are definitely an outlier even in Wade's career...............and Earl Mitchell is no Ratliff, nor has he shown anything that can make one believe that he can ever be a Ratliff.

The Big Man in the middle has shown superiority for a reason, the same reason we need one on this team. Wade needs to stop trying to prove a null equation.
Actually, if you look at the top 10 DTs of 2013 as listed by PFF, most of them are in the 300 lb range. Planetoid guys who can move are uncommon, and they sometimes are prone to injury.

In a league that promotes passing, DTs who can move are valued more than guys who just stuff the run.

The flipside is that if you have a guy who can do both, that is a competitive advantage because few teams have those guys.
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