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View Poll Results: What do the Texans do?
Re-sign Corey Bradford 12 10.17%
Address the #2 spot in the draft 63 53.39%
Start Derick Armstrong 31 26.27%
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Old 04-09-2005   #81
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, but they should improve.
I don't think there's any way they could do worse. Improvement on a bad performance is pretty easy. They gave up 36 sacks in '03 and 49 in '04. If they can't protect better than they did 2 years ago, something is wrong.
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"rookie" starting LT and a whole new blocking scheme.. on top of that.. two years ago we had Carr doing 3 step drops 75% of the time because he had broke the single season sack record the year before. last year we didnt have him doing as many 3 step drops.

Im not at all surprised that we had more sacks last year than the year before.. and I expect a good deal of improvement this coming season.
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"rookie" starting LT and a whole new blocking scheme.. on top of that.. two years ago we had Carr doing 3 step drops 75% of the time because he had broke the single season sack record the year before. last year we didnt have him doing as many 3 step drops.

Im not at all surprised that we had more sacks last year than the year before.. and I expect a good deal of improvement this coming season.

if theres is no noticable improvment after next season than changes need to be made, but i say we give them 2005 to prove what they are worth !
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i think the Line will stay as it is for this year, we might draft a tackle and a center in later rounds in the draft, so if we do make changes in the next couple years we might have some sort of talent to step in to take over
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we do need to get some young guys to start molding them into what we want so we will have quality starters to step in whenever needed !
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thats definatly one thing you will start seeing through the next few years, the quality of depth will increase drastically, thank god. i hated the first season watching mostly some castoffs from other teams and then the maybe 1/5 of talent we had were to freaking expensive
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Leave the WR#2 situation as is. All three (Armstrong, Bradford and Jabbar) will be fine if Carr ever gets the time he needs to throw. They should spend all of their draft choices on obvious needs -- OL and pass rushers -- and hope that some of them will do the job. Leave the skill positions as is.
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thats definatly one thing you will start seeing through the next few years, the quality of depth will increase drastically, thank god. i hated the first season watching mostly some castoffs from other teams and then the maybe 1/5 of talent we had were too freaking expensive
A lot of people are upset about how much we have paid free-agents like Greenwood and others, but I really don't see that changing until we become a playoff team. The Texans have to pay more for these people than other teams do. Most of these players are looking for a chance to go to the super bowl, and right now we don't give them that chance, so we have to pay more.
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oh definatly, and thas a given, just ask the niners who way overpaid for jonas jennings, bad teams have to do it.... but i was more directing it towards during the expansion draft we took on a few players that hit the cap pretty badly, like sharper and glenn, and other talented vets. especially since we got them near the end of most of their contracts, so we were giving up a lot more money. since most teams now backload contracts and such.
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Congrats to the 11 people (9.57%) that guessed it correctly.
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Old 04-12-2005   #91
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Ah, but whos' to say #'s 2 and 3 also don't happen?
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Bradford starting is in no way a lock right now...Re-signing Bradford was more of an insurance policy in case we don't get a guy in the draft or we don't feel Armstrong/Gaffney is ready for the job...
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I agree we have all preseason long to have armstrong or Gaffney step up and unseat bradford from the #2 role.

We can sign as many FA we want as long as we are under the cap. Alot of these players are going to be here for camp but be released before the season.
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Gaff and Armstrong will be in the slot and Bradford will be on the edge again. I see Starling being a darkhorse for the #2 spot as the season goes on. Gaffney and Armstrong will stay in the slot regardless of what happens at Bradford's spot I would guess.
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I dunno Armstrong showed something last year, And seemed to be the #2 option for Carr after AJ when he was out there. I wouldnt be surprised if we try armstrong just to see if he can consistently make plays like he does as our 4th reciever.
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I was looking at Armstrong's stats from last season and noticed that Derick was inactive for two games last year (Chicago and Indy)...Was this due to an injury or what?
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What about Sloan Thomas? Is he fast enough to challenge as a deep threat?
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Sloan ran a 4.55 at the combine, so I don't think he'll end up being much of a deep threat here...He seems like he'd be best utilized in the slot...
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Hmm not an injury just didnt play. Maybe personal reasons i mean it was 2 weeks in a row. That or we were not going to go with a 4 WR set against those 2 teams.
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