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Old 10-21-2012   #81
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everyone is playing out there mind today...if they play like this in playoffs i see a superbowl comig nto houston
Not the young WR's. Martin dropped at least 1 pass that was right in his hands down by the goal line. I never saw Posey. Did he suit up today? Only saw Lestar once and I don't think he had any balls thrown his way. I know K-Mart is doing PR and KR but I wish he, or at least 1 of the other 2 would start stepping up as WR's. At least the team came out and played with some FIRE today and it showed in the score. That's what makes me the happiest.
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Not the young WR's. Martin dropped at least 1 pass that was right in his hands down by the goal line. I never saw Posey. Did he suit up today? Only saw Lestar once and I don't think he had any balls thrown his way. I know K-Mart is doing PR and KR but I wish he, or at least 1 of the other 2 would start stepping up as WR's. At least the team came out and played with some FIRE today and it showed in the score. That's what makes me the happiest.
Posey was out there a couple of times.
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I hope Mercilus plays more on defense.
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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 hope Mercilus plays more on defense.
he has that extra suddeness that Barwin and Reed don't have. Both of those guys have great straight line speed but I think Mercilus may be faster in traffic. It looks like the right time to get him ready for more PT. He doesn't look as lost out there now.
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I hope Mercilus plays more on defense.
I'm with you there, Gary. Mercilus looked great with the time he had playing. He was out there making plays.
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Kid looked pretty damn good out there. Hope to see much more of him. His sack fumble seemed to ignite the defense and get everything rolling.
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Didn't see the old thread on Whitney. Please merge.
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With the loss of Cushing and Demps it is nice Mercilus had a his best game so far.
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Though he looked pretty good today, Barwin should be nervous. Perhaps Mercilus' showing will motivate him to step it up. Or maybe Barwin will say screw it and go to work for Pitchfork. You never know.
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Really impressed with him today. He got some good pressure on Flacco.
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Though he looked pretty good today, Barwin should be nervous. Perhaps Mercilus' showing will motivate him to step it up. Or maybe Barwin will say screw it and go to work for Pitchfork. You never know.
I don't know that Barwin should be nervous. Barwin was doing his thing today. He was in Flacco's face quite a bit. One of his hits... I mean he flattened Flacco causing the ball to sail high out the back of the end-zone.
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he has that extra suddeness that Barwin and Reed don't have. Both of those guys have great straight line speed but I think Mercilus may be faster in traffic. It looks like the right time to get him ready for more PT. He doesn't look as lost out there now.
It's great that wade has allowed Mercilus to come along slowly. Rather than needinG him to start day 1, as essentially every other first round pick in the team's history, Merciluss has been allowed to learn how to be a professional. With the bye week coming he now has 2 additional weeks to learn, work on technique, and improve. When the Giants took JPP they had him sit on the sidelines and learn from strahan, tucker, and Osi. He played on passing situations initially and his role expanded as the season progressed. When strahan left after the year, JPP was ready. I like that wade has taken the same approach with Mercilus.
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Mercilus had some good play today. Barwin has had some very good play without getting on the stats board. He's had quite a few hurries so far. I think it is good that these guys always know if they can't get it done, there's a hungry young rookie who is aching to play. The prospect of being benched always lights a fire under your ass.
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I don't know that Barwin should be nervous. Barwin was doing his thing today. He was in Flacco's face quite a bit. One of his hits... I mean he flattened Flacco causing the ball to sail high out the back of the end-zone.
True, but he's done nothing the previous six days. None-the-less, it was a great play and a good game for him.
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Though he looked pretty good today, Barwin should be nervous. Perhaps Mercilus' showing will motivate him to step it up. Or maybe Barwin will say screw it and go to work for Pitchfork. You never know.
I think Barwin's gotta be frustrated as much as any of us on the MB to not seeing the numbers in the sack column this year. However, I have seen him getting in the QBs face prior to this game, getting hits and batting a few balls down.

I also think Watt is having such a great year as well it could be cutting into Barwin's numbers.

At any rate I was VERY pleased to see Merciless not only on the field, but having a big play that sparked the team some. Dunno if Barwin should be nervous or the rest of the teams we face this year be nervous that another stud might be making the rotation at OLB.
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I think Barwin's gotta be frustrated as much as any of us on the MB to not seeing the numbers in the sack column this year. However, I have seen him getting in the QBs face prior to this game, getting hits and batting a few balls down.

I also think Watt is having such a great year as well it could be cutting into Barwin's numbers.

At any rate I was VERY pleased to see Merciless not only on the field, but having a big play that sparked the team some. Dunno if Barwin should be nervous or the rest of the teams we face this year be nervous that another stud might be making the rotation at OLB.
Not sure how Watt going up middle or around end opposite Barwin has anything to do with reducing Barwin's numbers? Should he not at least be getting close to QB? Until today, how many balls did Conner bat down?
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he has that extra suddeness that Barwin and Reed don't have. Both of those guys have great straight line speed but I think Mercilus may be faster in traffic. It looks like the right time to get him ready for more PT. He doesn't look as lost out there now.
I am hoping that Mercilus/Watt becomes our Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith combo.

In my mind Thomas/Smith is the greatest DE/LB combo of all time.
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