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Old 11-27-2004   #1
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This is open to a variety of opinions. I beleive we should try to get maurice clarret, his suspension ends this year and he will enter the NFL a free agent. I beleive we should pick him up because along with our passing game a running game would be quite dangerous. Also, we need a quick tough DE or DT to tag with our D. Well ready for opinions, -1
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Uhm.............. Maurice Clarrett will not be a free agent this year, it will be the first year he is eligible to be drafted,(we wont be drafting him) I wouldnt want that snitch anyway, we could use another DE or DT, maybe a Spears or Hawthorne but i think first we should think about getting one of those top 3 CBs to groom for when AG retires.
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i feel we do need a running game, but not Clarret he has been out of the game for a while and i dont think the coaches will want a guy like that in the locker room. I still feel once the O-line gets better at the zone blocking scheme and Davis gets a little more patience he will be fine, and i feel this will be a big game for him ! But i do agree with you on the defense !
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Cedric Benson if at all possible. He doesn't need an OL. I know he will go high but he would be worth it. After Benson draft all defense starting with the line. Hopefully we can sign a free agent center. And my final wish would be to replace Palmer.
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Cedric Benson if at all possible. He doesn't need an OL. I know he will go high but he would be worth it. After Benson draft all defense starting with the line. Hopefully we can sign a free agent center. And my final wish would be to replace Palmer.
Why would we need to sign a FA center I think Steve McKinney is pretty good unless this is the last year in his contract, anywho I think the LT is pretty weak we need someone over there, and a tight end who can both block and catch ofcourse.
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Why would we need to sign a FA center I think Steve McKinney is pretty good unless this is the last year in his contract, anywho I think the LT is pretty weak we need someone over there, and a tight end who can both block and catch ofcourse.

I disagree with you on McKinney. I think he is the weak link in the line. Wand and Pitts are improving although I thought Pitts was way better as our LT than Wand. I don't understand why we switched Pitts but maybe Vinny knows. Wiegert has some years left in him and Wade is here to stay because of the price we paid for his services. As far as TE goes I'm hoping Joppru will be healthy next year and play up to expectations. If not then yes that would be another area we would have to address.
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I think our biggest needs are on the defensive side of the ball. I think we need more big-time playmakers on defense, especially in the front 7. I think our front 7 is solid, but we need someone out there who you feel like could take over the game at any point. I'm not really aware of what's available out there but I'd like to see the upgrade come at the ILB.
On other needs: I don't know that we've seen enough out of Glenn Earl yet, but I think a playoff team needs an upgrade over Brown at SS. On offense I'd like to see more consistency from the offense, but I don't know if that's a personnel problem (RB or O-line?).
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I disagree with you on McKinney. I think he is the weak link in the line. Wand and Pitts are improving although I thought Pitts was way better as our LT than Wand. I don't understand why we switched Pitts but maybe Vinny knows. Wiegert has some years left in him and Wade is here to stay because of the price we paid for his services. As far as TE goes I'm hoping Joppru will be healthy next year and play up to expectations. If not then yes that would be another area we would have to address.
I am not Vinny, but as I recall, Pitts was a true guard out of college and that position means he may have to block left or right depending on play. Also he is listed @ 6'3" 320 lbs with quicker feet & Wand is 6'7" 327. Wand as a newer player usually has to block only one way and is a true tackle. As a bigger and theoretically stronger guy, he should do better against the defense best rusher. But then Pendry new line coach threw this new offensive blocking scheme in. I realize a lot of teams are zone blocking but if we don't get it by game 16, I suggest we switch back in 2005. All we had with the old scheme was 1000 yds for Davis and almost same for Andre.

Tight end? Joppru having sat for 2 years, needs to come on strong in off season and spring training or cut him. We can get by one more year with Miller and Breuner( 32 yoa but doesn't play much anyway) and Matt Murphy might end up being interesting next year @ 6'5" and 260 lb. Anywho, tight end had practically disappeared from our scheme until yesterday.

As Walker and Payne can not stay healthy and R. Smith has not been all that, I think first 2 picks should address dline. The Lbacks seem ok as we have seemingly given up the need for sacks from OLB. Need a back up plan for Foreman and I'd look there with 3rd pick from Dallas. Unsure what is available @ Free agent in off season. If a hotshot corner or safety avail @ Texan's pick in 3rd round, I'd go that way. I think we will draft no higher than 15.

I also have mixed emotions about Cedric Bensen. I do not think he would get any where near the carries he will need to be successful in H'town.
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1. Dline
2. Offensive Coordinator
3. ILB

I think we should try to get Derrick Johnson in the first round of the draft.. if it is at all possible.
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1. New Head Coach
2. New OC
3. New Offensive Line Coach.
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1. Fewer knee jerk fans
2. Improved offensive line play
3. An impact RB or LB
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We need a new running back...A new defensive line and a new DC
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1). stop spilling beer on professional atheletes
2). join a beer club and learn what really good beer is all about
3). drink in moderation, use a desiganted driver & always be respectfull of the people sitting/standing around you.

I'm sorry what was the question again? Oh yeah, three things the Texans need to improve upon.

1). Speed up front in the defensive line- Marcus Spears
2). QB/offensive play calling- Spread the ball around to the WR's including the TE.
3). Pluck another pair (Wade, Smith) of premium free agents this offseason (Alge Crumpler TE/Atlanta & Lamont Jordan RB/Jets) both drafted in 2001 2nd round & ready to become big time offensive weapons.
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I doubt it will happen, but lets just say we were to get another offensive line coach, do yall think they would go back to reg. blocking or stick with zone blocking? I think it would be a complete wastes of everyones time if they did go back to regular blocking. That would be an entire year gone down the drain with no progress, then we'd be on a six year plan.
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I doubt it will happen, but lets just say we were to get another offensive line coach, do yall think they would go back to reg. blocking or stick with zone blocking? I think it would be a complete wastes of everyones time if they did go back to regular blocking. That would be an entire year gone down the drain with no progress, then we'd be on a six year plan.
Why not. It is like we wasted 2 entire years because we switched to zone blocking in year 3 with disasterous results.

Everytime I mention 5 year plan on here now some people correct me and say that there never was a 5 year plan. And no one has yet to tell me how the plan that we supposedly don't have is evaluated to see if it working. There has to be a measuring stick yearly or something. Surely it isn't based soley on win/loss record. I think our defense is headed in the right direction it is the offense that concerns me. So much talent but....
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When G Walker is in the game is he still getting the job done?
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When G Walker is in the game is he still getting the job done?

He isn't getting the job done.
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1st Marcus Spears
2nd Ruud(ILB from Nebraska)
3A T.A. McLendon OR KayJay Harris
3B Gibson(WR from Georgia)
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