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Old 11-17-2012   #41
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Yeah, I googled his name and read about the stroke awhile ago but didn't want to mention it.

Seems like he's fine now, isn't he?
He has fortunately fully recovered.
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He has fortunately fully recovered.
Great to hear.
Thanks for the confirmation, Doc.
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Old 11-17-2012   #43
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So you're at the practices? Since Sharpton has been working out with the team I'm pretty sure he's been in the mix somehow.

Nolan wasn't even active last week. Not sure what the love fest for him is about. Since it's the defensive side of the ball I'll assume this is Wade's call and I'll take his word on it.
If u remember last year when manning went out Nolan filled in nicely and did a very nice job, he also played really well the season before. What about his play has made you not want to keep him is the better question.
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dont worry Miami will be picking him up again
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Nolan has looked good in the past but this year he has flat out stunk it up.
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How about another scenario.

During a "safe" game against the Jags, Sharpton is activated........then released so he does not have to be paid as an IR or released with an injury settlement..........then we see Nolan's name back on the roster.
I actually like this idea, and don't get where all the Sharpton love is coming from. He's undersized for the position, injury prone, and not that good. If activating him for one game and then cutting him saves us a roster spot and some money then do it.
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I actually like this idea, and don't get where all the Sharpton love is coming from. He's undersized for the position, injury prone, and not that good. If activating him for one game and then cutting him saves us a roster spot and some money then do it.
He stole snaps from DeMeco last year, the coaches race about him when he actually plays/practices, and our ILB alternatives are underwhelming (Cushing and DeMeco aren't walking through that door). That is reason enough to be excited about the guy.
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This is a pic of Sharpton either being carted off the field...........or carted onto practice............sorry, not sure which............

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Nolan has looked good in the past but this year he has flat out stunk it up.
didnt see him stink it up this season.
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Default Re: Sharpton Activated; Troy Nolan Released

Sharpton has filled in for DeMeco at MLB a couple of seasons ago and was better than early-post-pregnancy Cushing at the position, so I struggle to see where the short memory comes from. I'm willing to bet that part of the reason they felt comfortable cutting Ryans was that they were expecting Sharpton to be healthy for pre-season.

The dude is injury prone, but at the same time we have Dobbins and Ruud in the mix there, Dobbins knows the system and is a nice fit to it, plays pretty well every time he gets snaps, and we all know that Ruud is a low risk pickup who will be very solid if he can recapture his form from a few years back.

Sharpton will take a little while to get up to speed I expect, but in a month or so I wouldn't be surprised if he's the starter.

Bradie James is obviously the #1 but I get the impression he has glaring weaknesses which we have to gameplan around, getting stronger around him will help us out there, and Sharpton has run the D in his time too so may just bump him down a spot.

Nolan was the backup that everybody loved when his play was limited, and has a big play in him, but his coverage skills maxed out at below-par, and the more snaps he got the worse he looked. Demps offers us more in what is a high snap count role at #3 S in this D and the coaches and players obviously don't see Keo as the problem on STs, and I believe still see him as a project at S too, of course one of Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael aren't going to make the grade at CB given that we are fairly young, strong and tied up in contracts at the 2 starting positions and fairly strong at slot too, although McCain is hitting FA, so maybe one of them gets moved to S in the offseason?

I think there is the old short or selected memory happening to an extent, Nolan was not an option at S, while Sharpton is potentially an option at LB, I don't think we lose anything, but we chance our arm at gaining a lot.
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If u remember last year when manning went out Nolan filled in nicely and did a very nice job, he also played really well the season before. What about his play has made you not want to keep him is the better question.
The fact that he's been cut what, 3 times this season alone, twice by Wade Phillips, maybe? There's obviously something about him they don't like.
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Ive been a "hater" on Sharpton for a while .... Dude had a pretty solid game today.
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Yeah I liked what I saw out of Sharpton today for being away from the game for so long, it was a little encouraging.
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Ive been a "hater" on Sharpton for a while .... Dude had a pretty solid game today.
Same here. In his limited action he looked pretty good and if he can stay healthy he should get better with more game experience. The added depth at ILB is nice to have. James seems to be playing better as compared to early in the season, and Dobbins is still a playmaker against the run.
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He made a couple nice plays, decent tackles and then had some not so nice whiffs. I'm totally stoked for the guy to get back to what he loves to do but I wouldn't play him in meaningful snaps again until he knows what's going on. It was very apparent that he did not spend his down time studying the playbook.

Nolan being released again is no mystery. The guy can't cover, isn't very athletic and doesn't make special teams tackles.
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Well I guess that game pretty much blew away the conspiracy theories.

I agree he looked good at times and awful at others, blew coverage really bad at the goal-line for one of their TD's IIRC, but also made a couple of nice plays.

I'll put the not-so-good stuff down to him not being quite up to speed just yet, and look to see gradual improvement over the coming weeks.
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Ive been a "hater" on Sharpton for a while .... Dude had a pretty solid game today.
I didn't think of him as nothing but depth. He proved me wrong, he's a play-maker, maybe just a hair below Cushing, but he's a play-maker.
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It's about time that Sharpton was activated, the fact he could come out of the gate & get that many snaps says volumes about his importance to this Texan defense post Cushing out. Hopefully he rounds back into form through rest of regular season just in time for the playoffs. He is best coverage LB & fastest sideline to sideline, reason why Texans like him.

In regards to Nolan I have a sneaking suspension he could be picked up quickly by another team, maybe even this weeks opponent the Detroit Lions.
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Nolan out.
Sharpton in.
And all of a sudden our defense gives up nearly 40 pts to a backup QB on a 1-8 team.

Coincidence?

Just wonderin'.....
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Nolan out.
Sharpton in.
And all of a sudden our defense gives up nearly 40 pts to a backup QB on a 1-8 team.

Coincidence?

Just wonderin'.....
Demps out, Nolan in.
Packers game. Sugar huddle, single back ==> Texans in Dime almost all the time.
Nolan was in for some 53-57 snaps (I just check the snap count on Football Outsiders but don't remember the exact number 'cause I was fiddling around a bit.)

We lost big. Coincidence?
Just wondering!
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