Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Training camp 2013
Late morning reads...
Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock
When Brandon Brooks gets his anchor down there isn't a force alive that can move him.
Brandon Brooks has the talent to be a stud in this league. After facing JJ Watt in 1 on 1s each day, what else does he have to fear?
Daniel Muir has a slap move that appears could dislocate an O-lineman's shoulder. If he makes linemen fear another attribute, it'd be deadly
Willie Jefferson had beat Andrew Gardner twice & split w/ Harris but Quessenberry, who shutdown Mercilus & Vardo, threw Willie to the ground
After Duane Brown shutdown Mercilus on all 4 of their 1 on 1s, Whit went up against David Quessenberry & lost. Kollar pulled him for Willie
Antonio Smith had his way w/ Ben Jones on both reps, but Jones took out his frustrations on Keith Browner, throwing him to the ground 1 on 1
As I mentioned yesterday, Ryan Harris looks like a patient vet. After Willie Jefferson beat him, he settled in and anchored.
Earl has the ability to beat Myers when he uses power, but anytime I see him try to spin out vs Myers the play is over.
O line vs D line 1 on 1s were fun to watch as always. Really enjoy Earl Mitchell vs Chris Myers, not so much Duane Brown vs Whitney Mercilus
1) Matt Schaub 2) TJ Yates 3) Case Keenum 4) Stephen McGee. Once again, it's very early and camp is fluid. Live bullets will be key.
Stephen McGee is delayed in his throws and seems to not be as instinctual. It's early & fluid, but if QB depth chart was due today, I'd go..
When Keenum was doing footwork drills that teach QBs to keep their body square when evading pressure, he still looked very raw.
Case Keenum has great location on his ball thrown outside of the numbers. He ALWAYS drops it in on the outside shoulder. Hard to defend
Antonio Smith came out fired up. He destroyed Ben Jones on 1 rep, then follows it up by making quick work of Brandon Brooks.
Whitney Mercilus impressed more on a run play towards his side, than on most passing rushing opportunities. He set the edge & stuffed run
AJ Bouye got out of position on a sideline 1 on 1, but had quick recovery & explosive vertical. His vert would of closed a window of 3-4 yds
Trevardo did get a reaction out of me when Adam Schiltz pulled down the back of the line towards Trevardo & was sent quickly to his backside
Trevardo didn't look comfortable in 1 on 1s & is struggling to learn NFL adjustments & line shifts. Can't grade him until the light goes on
Despite his size, he has good balance when taking on hits & is tough for defenders to tackle. Jared Crick had clean shot, but whiffed high.
Dennis Johnson continues to look like the possible homerun threat that this team has been looking for. Squeezes thru tiny holes & explosive
Ryan Griffin has impressed in his routes and hands, but DJ stayed tight in coverage before their legs tangled up.
DJ repeatedly plowed thru players coming thru the hole when he was in the box. After 1 play, he told Manning "I lit his little #@$ up"
Swearinger kept on for what seemed like a full mintue, screaming & making noises that usually don't come from humans.
After a Mercilus / Tate scuffle, followed by Antonio Smith mixing it up, Swearinger ran screaming on the field, "now we're playing football"
DJ Swearinger now takes the same tenacity to the defensive back group. It doesn't talk or carry himself as a rookie on the field.
Apparently every level of the Texans' defense now has a fiery player that loves the nastiness of football. We knew about Cushing, then Watt
Last edited by Playoffs; 07-28-2013 at 05:26 PM.