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Old 08-09-2012   #1
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How's he doing in camp? Haven't heard much about him and I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.
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Crazy, I was thinking the same thing last night. From what I've heard here and there on the radio its been pretty much good news. Thing is, I would expect to hear a lot more about a first round pick.
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I think it's because this year (unlike years past) our first round pick isn't starting right out the gate. There's far less pressure on him to succeed immediately, and as a byproduct, there's far less attention being paid to him in regards to the media.
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Oh, he'll get his playing time in this season, you can count on that. Whether he starts or not, a 1st round pick had BETTER see some playing time. LOL
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Default Re: Our first round pick Whitney Mercilus

yeah I've heard more about the offense this summer on the radio and ESPN ( the 30 second segment about Andre Johnson pulling a groin) and that's about it. And quite frankly I love it. I think the defense is quietly getting a lot better and Mercilus will have more energy throughout the game.
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Default Re: Our first round pick Whitney Mercilus

This training camp has been different all around, it seems to me. I don't know if I am following it less fervently, or if it's taken a different disposition. But, I'm viewing it as 'no news is good news,' and that the players are performing--as much as they can in such as situation--as well as they are expected to perform.
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We'll have a much better idea in 2 more days
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Damn I can't wait. LOL. There's so much I want to see this pre-season. I don't think we'll see Case Keenum the first game, but I really want to see him throw a few long ones down the field.
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Damn I can't wait. LOL. There's so much I want to see this pre-season. I don't think we'll see Case Keenum the first game, but I really want to see him throw a few long ones down the field.
Really?

I expect Matt to take a series or two. Then TJ to finish out the first half. I expect Beck to get the 3rd quarter and Case the 4th.
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Really?

I expect Matt to take a series or two. Then TJ to finish out the first half. I expect Beck to get the 3rd quarter and Case the 4th.
Keenum will probably play the last 2 series of the game. Think Alex Brink and Gary was only carrying 3 QB's.
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Really?

I expect Matt to take a series or two. Then TJ to finish out the first half. I expect Beck to get the 3rd quarter and Case the 4th.

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This training camp has been different all around, it seems to me. I don't know if I am following it less fervently, or if it's taken a different disposition. But, I'm viewing it as 'no news is good news,' and that the players are performing--as much as they can in such as situation--as well as they are expected to perform.
ditto for me as well, kinda nice to know good things are just around the corner after all the hard work this off season. I study the draft for months before April, posting such in draft forum but there is no way Whitney Mercilus should have still been on the board #26. He was top 20 easy prospect with potential to vault into the top 15. Chicago & Seattle are the teams who passed on Merciuls, drafting 15th & 19th respectively, thankfully for Texans their respective war rooms took less polished prospects in Bruce Irvin & Shea McClellin. Texans won't miss a beat after standing down & watching 100 million dollar DE extraordinaire Mario Williams jet to Buffalo.
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ditto for me as well, kinda nice to know good things are just around the corner after all the hard work this off season. I study the draft for months before April, posting such in draft forum but there is no way Whitney Mercilus should have still been on the board #26. He was top 20 easy prospect with potential to vault into the top 15. Chicago & Seattle are the teams who passed on Merciuls, drafting 15th & 19th respectively, thankfully for Texans their respective war rooms took less polished prospects in Bruce Irvin & Shea McClellin. Texans won't miss a beat after standing down & watching 100 million dollar DE extraordinaire Mario Williams jet to Buffalo.
No news is good news.

Merciluus and McClellin will be the best pass rushers in this draft. IMHO (Provided McClellin doesn't have concussions) It's goingto be interesting to see how their careers progress.

100 mil for MW = LOL
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ditto for me as well, kinda nice to know good things are just around the corner after all the hard work this off season. I study the draft for months before April, posting such in draft forum but there is no way Whitney Mercilus should have still been on the board #26. He was top 20 easy prospect with potential to vault into the top 15. Chicago & Seattle are the teams who passed on Merciuls, drafting 15th & 19th respectively, thankfully for Texans their respective war rooms took less polished prospects in Bruce Irvin & Shea McClellin. Texans won't miss a beat after standing down & watching 100 million dollar DE extraordinaire Mario Williams jet to Buffalo.
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I wasn't a fan of the pick and I'm not all that smitten at the moment. I don't think he sucks, but I don't see him as being a star either. I'd take solid to good from him and I'd be happy.

Not really expecting much from him as a rookie though.
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Mercilus has been a non factor all half. I could be wrong, but has he even been in on a single tackle? He appears lost and isn't making moves with a purpose. He just appears unsure to me.

Nevermind, he just got a sack. I'd still like to see more.
To me he looks the same like he did in college. Doesn't wow you with anything in particular, but he has moments where he just gets it done. Honestly, id like more out of him, but If the highest he ever achieved is being "a good player", I can live with that.
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To me he looks the same like he did in college. Doesn't wow you with anything in particular, but he has moments where he just gets it done. Honestly, id like more out of him, but If the highest he ever achieved is being "a good player", I can live with that.
He's a raw player that's pass rushing ability is well ahead of other areas of his game. He still has gotten 2.5 sacks in 3 games.
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He's a raw player that's pass rushing ability is well ahead of other areas of his game. He still has gotten 2.5 sacks in 3 games.
Some of those sacks against scrubs, and the one against NO with nobody blocking him.

I predict 5 sacks for the season for Mercilus...and you know what? I fine with that number (for now, anyway).
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Some of those sacks against scrubs, and the one against NO with nobody blocking him.

I predict 5 sacks for the season for Mercilus...and you know what? I fine with that number (for now, anyway).
Isn't the defense of Phillips designed to have someone unblocked & get to QB?
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He's a raw player that's pass rushing ability is well ahead of other areas of his game. He still has gotten 2.5 sacks in 3 games.
That's fine and all, but I'm not a huge Brooks Reed or Mercilus guy. To me they are about the same type of player. They have good motors they are good enough athletes, they are scrappy and because of that some good things will happen for them.

But I don't see either as they type of player that is going to dominate the guy in front of them on a consistent basis.

I hope I'm wrong about that by the way...
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