Originally Posted by powda
the texans did address that last year...they've addressed our o-line every year of our existance...BUT...if you've had an oppurtunity to watch the games...or watch them numerous times on tape as have i...you know its still a weakness. something has to be changed. you mention poor fundementals and or poor coaching...wich has some validity ,but its still no excuse for the CONSISTENTLY poor performance of our d-line. they cannot hold the line of scrimmage. ive watched it over and over again. my suggestion was the addition of either a new nose tackle (depending on paynes ability to completly regain his pre-injury performance) or a 4th quality d-lineman to rotate with our current players.
your suggestion? a new coach (wich i wont arrgue with)
adding a 270-280 d-lineman to play in a 3-4 deffesnse? ummmmm....im not buying that.
as for our offensive line woes...the left side is young and they will get better. i have little doubt in that. mckinney is my issue. hes a good locker personality, a solid community person, and a likeable guy on radio. he's also a liability. the only reason he hasnt been more exposed is because typically when the defense only rushes 4 defenders he's the odd man out who doubles up on whoever needs the help. when hes one on one------hes domminated.
and as i said in my previous post i think we have a serious need for a "big" nickleback.
you presume too much, fabricate the facts & completly misconstrue the truth. The Texans are one year ahead of your idea thats fact, they also used a large chunk of cap room to accomidate this need so I don't see this happeneing two years in a row.
as far as the coaching make sure you limit that to the defensive line coaching, not the head coaching. And yes I've been to two games in person watched the last one @ home (I was not too happy about the late hit on Carr when his shoulders/head where driven into the ground with no flag). The defensive line lacks speed big time, sure the idea is to lock up the interior with big bodies & occupy space but with todays athelete like a Culpepper it is not effective, hence dunta was brought off the end to basicly get in Culpeppers face. The NFL is all about speed. I completley agree with the Texans decision to draft Dunta Robinson he has quickly become my favorite Texan, to suggest Wilfork would have been a better pick well then your an ignoramus.
The Texans have a fine young offensive line that will improve with time as they develop playing as a unit don't be so negative have some patience. Speed kills if we go with a DE/DT it should be the quickest, most intellegent & strongest prospect available, hence it should be David Pollack, if he is still available when the Texans select.