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Old 08-05-2004   #1
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Saw on the news this evening Peek got into another fight with M. Brown. Capers said Peek needs to cease and desist or he'll be playing the first three games of the season free of charge. I like to see aggressive play from linebackers, but it needs to stop when the whistle blows. Hopefully Peek will save some of his aggression for our opponents on passing downs.
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if this is true, it is really dumb on his part. This is NOT how you impress Capers. True that the occasional outburst happens between even the best of football buddy's on the field. But twice now? And if it happens in a game situation then Peek is going to be ejected. So what is he really showing here, his immaturity or lack of control?
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I've read in more than one place that Peek is the most gifted athelete we have amoung all of our LBs - no matter. You can't have someone on the field who repeatedly loses his cool and draws a 15 yard penalty. That's how you lose a close game late in the second half.
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As much as everyone around here was shocked about the Texans trading back up into the 1st to get Babin, imagine Peek's surprise--he was looking at being the starting ROLB. Right now he is trying to prove something. I agree fighting is not the way to prove it, but the intensity he is playing with is something they may very well get him the starting job down the road.

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sooner or later he will be starting, im sure the texans are wanting to find a way to put wong inside which would make room for peek at ROLB. they probably wont be doing that this year though. the texans keep on stressing they want the best players on the field for the best combinations and i think peek at ROLB and wong on the inside will do that
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...but the intensity he is playing with is something they may very well get him the starting job down the road.
But I don't think lack of intensity was ever Peek's problem. Lack of disipline that manifested in taking poor angles versus the run and picking up mindless penalties on special teams was Antwan's bane. The guy really stands out on the practice field with his athleticism, but mental errors and Dom Capers just don't mix.
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I agree with that and should have included a caveat--if he can get his head in control. Capers has also described him as one of the two most improved players from last season (the other being Faggins) so I wouldn't look for Capers to give up on him easily. Peek would be dumb not to respond to a couple of stern lectures from the coaches.

By the way, since we are treating this as some sort of second offense--anyone know who started the Peek/Brown altercation?--everyone seems to be assuming it was Peek. Brown is another young guy that thought he was going to be a starter.
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