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Old 02-20-2005   #1
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fairly long article,but good IMO

http://www.houstonprofootball.com/scout/scout105.html
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I agreed with most of it.

1) get our Dline shored up
2)Cornerback (glenns age and if one goes down we are not deep enough)
3)Center (I like McKinney but seems to get pushed around at times and Carr is afraid to step up in the pocket)
4)ILB(unless DJ is there)
5) TE
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If our draft goes like that ill be surprised.. but if it does.. ill probably pass out from excitement.

I like his priorities.. Though I may be more inclined to let Ramon Walker or Jammal Lord go.. and keep Jason Simmons. he was pretty solid for us last year.. and he laid down some HUGE hits. Im also not sure if I would let Ioane go.

I would absolutely love it if we could sign LaMont Jordan. but I dont see it happening.. he knows if he stays with the Jets he is gonna be the starter when Martin retires.. and then hes gonna be the starting RB for a New York team.

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I like everything but the fact that we didnt look at the CB spot sooner in the draft, other wise I love alot of the ideas.
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I would like to have seen more comments about #3-- game planning and
offensive philosophy- because IMO this is where we lose ground regardless
of the players. I believe our coaching staff is very weak at putting together
a weekly game plan that targets 'that' team for 'that' week. This staff has
got to figure out ways to put our players in situations they can excel at,
and be flexible to change those situations from week to week. Too often,
we face a team that has a history of a weakness (like pass/rush defense,
protecting the QB, etc.) and all of a sudden those weaknesses go away
when they play us. The Cleveland game is a prime example of a horrible
team that all of a sudden looked like Super Bowl contenders against the
Texans. And, this doesn't happen just once in a while but all the time.

Offensive thinking is another thorn for us, especially when the score is
close as Capers loves 'the you don't score, we won't score' scenario
leading to the last possession of the game. Capers says all the right things
about what it takes to win games but so far has not translated those
thoughts to the field on a consisitent basis. I firmly believe that someone
needs to sit down with Capers-pad/pencil in hand- and ask him what he
needs to put a winning team on the field. No more excuses-what will it
take. Then, do whatever it takes to fill in the blanks, sit back and just win.
Somehow, though, I'm not convinced that much would change but I'm a
hopin'.
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I would like to have seen more comments about #3-- game planning and offensive philosophy- because IMO this is where we lose ground regardless of the players.
Couldn't possibly disagree with that more. If you take care of #1)pass protection and #2)pass rush, you won't have to worry about #3, because any scheme will work. That's according to Bill Belichick.
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"That's according to Bill Belichick."

...and no Coach devises better game plans nor has a better Philosophy
than Belichick--- "whatever it takes to win!" IMO, 1 and 2 depend on 3
but no need to argue because we will eventually know for sure...
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