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We need LBs and OL in the offseason in a big way.
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Looks likes injuries will dominate his career.
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Don't see anything on the chron website about this.
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

Can't keep Sharpton on the field so that means we need to find his replacement this off-season. I still don't know if we're that hard up at LB though. I mean, we could definitely use one but not more than we need a G or RT. Also after Joseph and Jackson we got absolutely nothing at CB. Lots of guys you can't depend on.

Then there's Tate. Can't keep him on the field either. RB we can always find but Tate's a step up from what we usually back Foster up with. Going to miss him when he goes away.

Plus we still have to factor in who we'll need to trade or release to fix whatever damage Smith has done to the cap this year. Watch us trade AJ and cut Wade Smith because we can't manage a cap. Seems crazy I know but I didn't expect to see DeMeco and Winston going out the door last year and I doubt Smith's any better at keeping track of the money than he was then.
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Scurfield just tweeted and confirmed Sharpton to IR, Alexander is re-signed.
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Can't keep Sharpton on the field so that means we need to find his replacement this off-season. I still don't know if we're that hard up at LB though. I mean, we could definitely use one but not more than we need a G or RT. Also after Joseph and Jackson we got absolutely nothing at CB. Lots of guys you can't depend on.

Then there's Tate. Can't keep him on the field either. RB we can always find but Tate's a step up from what we usually back Foster up with. Going to miss him when he goes away.
Really? We have Cushing and thats pretty much it as far as star/stud players go in the entire LB unit. That is simply not going to cut it if we want to be truly dominant on that side of the ball.
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

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Can't keep Sharpton on the field so that means we need to find his replacement this off-season. I still don't know if we're that hard up at LB though. I mean, we could definitely use one but not more than we need a G or RT. Also after Joseph and Jackson we got absolutely nothing at CB. Lots of guys you can't depend on.

Then there's Tate. Can't keep him on the field either. RB we can always find but Tate's a step up from what we usually back Foster up with. Going to miss him when he goes away.

Plus we still have to factor in who we'll need to trade or release to fix whatever damage Smith has done to the cap this year. Watch us trade AJ and cut Wade Smith because we can't manage a cap. Seems crazy I know but I didn't expect to see DeMeco and Winston going out the door last year and I doubt Smith's any better at keeping track of the money than he was then.
What are you talking about concerning cap? We should be about $5m under and can adjust salaries to come up with much more. Dutchrudder has a tagged post on cap you should review. Chris Olsen has gotten us out of cap hell.
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Don't see anything on the chron website about this.
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

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Looks likes injuries will dominate his career.
As I posted a long time ago, loss of knee motion is common following complete quadriceps tendon ruptures. Especially problematic is lack of full knee extension. While some studies have reported no deficit in muscle strength, most studies report long-term decreases in muscle strength in anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of cases. Despite the frequency of muscle weakness, most seem to tolerate their strength deficit well. However, because of the above mentioned residual deficiencies, chronic compensatory injuries such as has been the case with Sharpton's hip problems are unfortunately not uncommon.
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Yep. He at least lasted longer than I thought we would.
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

I swear the position we can't afford injuries the last 2 years seems like the only position that keeps getting depleted.
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

I think we could use another good LB.

Reed is still unproven IMO and Barwin is on a contract year and has not really impressed which concerns me. Usually contract years = monster season
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Default Re: Sharpton put on IR today...Per Chronicle

this should mark the end of the sharpton project.

looked good early, but when he had time this year, he was just a brute who didnt show much technique at the position. consistently beat in the passing game, and overrunning plays on the ground. area of need in the offseason.

demeco for all his issues was still perfoming this year, sure could have used those 100 tackles on this team.
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Reed is still unproven IMO and Barwin is on a contract year and has not really impressed which concerns me. Usually contract years = monster season
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Hasn't Sharpton made it on IR every year he has played for us?
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End of his rookie year (2010)............IR for surgery for dislocated shoulder

End of 2011............IR for quad tendon rupture

End of 2012.............IR for compensatory hip problem
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I dont understand why the texans seemed so excited about his return when he came back from injury.

He doesn't flash when you watch the team play. He had that pretty good pre season as a rookie though....seemed like a player...

But I don't see him as some big time player. Seems like a dime a dozen type guy.
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I dont understand why the texans seemed so excited about his return when he came back from injury.

He doesn't flash when you watch the team play. He had that pretty good pre season as a rookie though....seemed like a player...

But I don't see him as some big time player. Seems like a dime a dozen type guy.
My thoughts exactly. Hate to see anyone go on the IR, but from a football standpoint, he's just another guy. Texans started the season with Brian Cushing and several guys ranging from "Just A Guy" to scrub at ILB. Not sure why they thought they'd be OK at linebacker.
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I dont understand why the texans seemed so excited about his return when he came back from injury.

He doesn't flash when you watch the team play. He had that pretty good pre season as a rookie though....seemed like a player...

But I don't see him as some big time player. Seems like a dime a dozen type guy.
I agree with the dime a dozen comment, but he was attacking the LOS much better than either James or Dobbins were. Big drop from Cushing, but he brought at least some of it back to our game.
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