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Old 10-22-2012   #121
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I was very satisfied by the OLB play today, top to bottom and I think at least some of their success stems from the fact that we actually saw a rotation today. Fresh legs doing damage. It's hard to talk up a player that isn't producing but I think the more focused fan can see that Barwin hasn't been completely absent despite the numbers. It's a helluva lot harder to flat out IGNORE production though and I gotta say, Mercilus has been producing at a higher clip than Barwin this season. I'm not trying to say switch them out....but I am trying to say keep the rotation alive. It's clearly enough to keep Barwin/Reed on their toes and Mercilus/Braman getting some snaps is only going to push them to do better.

Looked to me like the Ravens sold out on Watt and said somebody else beat us....and EVERYONE else did lol.
I agree with you, except I think Mercilus is being held back for IF we need him in an injury situation.

This past game was great for him, and us, because it shows what he can do in a real game versus a legitimate team's offense. However, it's good to put that in our back pocket and not risk him getting injured.

He could be playing a HUGE role down the line for us, and it might be in a saving grace sort of situation. But if he gets hurt this early, and we need him down the line, it'd suck pretty bad. That's my view.

It's like we're getting a sneak peek at an upcoming blockbuster movie that is just around the corner.
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You sound ridiculous trumpeting Braman for the pro bowl.

well well... look at what i saw when i clicked onto nfl.com this morning & saw the probowl ballot is up

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot?mo...voting_probowl

and look who's the texans ST candidate (btw there only looks to be 11 candidates for the afc ST position). is braman assured of a place? no but to have a minimum 1/11 chance means its far from ridiculous also
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well well... look at what i saw when i clicked onto nfl.com this morning & saw the probowl ballot is up

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot?mo...voting_probowl

and look who's the texans ST candidate (btw there only looks to be 11 candidates for the afc ST position). is braman assured of a place? no but to have a minimum 1/11 chance means its far from ridiculous also
Yep, I voted already for Braman and other Texans!!!

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Old 10-23-2012   #124
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well well... look at what i saw when i clicked onto nfl.com this morning & saw the probowl ballot is up

http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot?mo...voting_probowl

and look who's the texans ST candidate (btw there only looks to be 11 candidates for the afc ST position). is braman assured of a place? no but to have a minimum 1/11 chance means its far from ridiculous also
HAHA! Brahman has been tearing it up on kickoffs. Dude is in on nearly every tackle.
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Yep, I voted already for Braman and other Texans!!!

Go Texans!!!
I just voted for Braman as well. Already have up to 220 friends and family members voting for him also (some through social networking). He's very deserving for what he brings to the table on Special Teams. Mind you, the unit has been bad but he's been the one bright spot that makes me believe it will improve as the season goes along. Come playoff time, I expect this team to be clicking in every phase as they make that push 350 miles East to Super Bowl 47. It's going to be a little short drive for Houstonians going down to the Superdome.
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Had a sack and forced fumble today
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Had a sack and forced fumble today
Seems like Merci is more and more comfortable and confident playing our D each week. By the end of regular season to beginning of the post season, we will see more of Merci in sack, FF, and TFL stats.

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Nothing wrong with grooming
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This could very well mean that Barwin will be expendable after this season. Merci is looking better and better.
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TACK SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9 8 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Mario Williams, 2012:
TACK SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
16 13 3 3.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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Nothing wrong with grooming
Not it all. In fact, I like how we play these rooks lately. We used to and had to throw these rooks into the fire a sort of speak. Now, we have enough talents not to do these things.

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TACK SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9 8 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Mario Williams, 2012:
TACK SOLO AST SACK FF FR YDS INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
16 13 3 3.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
And Mercilus gets less than half the amount of time Mario gets.
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Do those stats include today's game for MW? He had a sack and 5 tackles, had 3.5 sacks going into our game.
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Do those stats include today's game for MW? He had a sack and 5 tackles, had 3.5 sacks going into our game.
Does it matter? Mario is more pooper that super. Seriously, this is a game that Pooper Mario said he was amped up for and the best he could do (against a 1st year starter) was 1 sack and 5 tackles. I guess that counts as a big game when you're Mario Williams. I'm just thankful he's drawing his paycheck from another team now.
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Does it matter? Mario is more pooper that super. Seriously, this is a game that Pooper Mario said he was amped up for and the best he could do (against a 1st year starter) was 1 sack and 5 tackles. I guess that counts as a big game when you're Mario Williams. I'm just thankful he's drawing his paycheck from another team now.
No but I just wanted to have a fair comparison. I didn't want him back either FTR.
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This could very well mean that Barwin will be expendable after this season. Merci is looking better and better.
It COULD or it could mean Barwin demands LESS money and we get to keep him while having one of the best rotations in the front 7
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It COULD or it could mean Barwin demands LESS money and we get to keep him while having one of the best rotations in the front 7
I'm good with that. I think Barwin would like to stay and be much more cap-friendly than a certain recently departed player. Barwin doesn't seem to have an over inflated opinion of himself.
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Kubiak thinks mercilus could be huge for us in second half of the season and that he played more today(game is slowing down for him)
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this is all you need to know right here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l51Wd3Aosw
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Kubiak thinks mercilus could be huge for us in second half of the season and that he played more today(game is slowing down for him)
His football IQ is great. Almost all of his big plays are a result if beating his man AFTER he's made contact.

He navigates through traffic and ends up losing the blocker and finding the lane the QB is headed for. He was going to have that same sort of result vs. Flacco too, but Barwin got there first.

Deceptive game speed. High football IQ. Reads the QB as good as Watt.

I want him held back in case we really REALLY need him down the stretch.
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