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Old 03-30-2008   #41
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Default Re: Are we too concentrated on the QB position?.......

I'm going to jump into the convo by adding that the Texans have made every indication that a LT for the future is what we're trying to aquire. I know that there's certain things people say in the news that should be taken with a grain of salt, but you can't disagree that we're in dire need of a young, talented LT. Taking the Schaub trade into consideration...if you want to legitimize that as a great move for your team, you better protect your investment. That's why I have no doubt we'll be drafting a LT in either the 1st or 3rd round.

As far as Albert, he seems like the real deal and at worst is a franchise RG for the Texans. The fact that he has the athletic ability to cover the edge and move to LT makes him that much more valuable. Make no mistake, I'd love for Williams to fall to us, but Albert is a great alternative.
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10 of 22 sacks last year came from LT with 2 not assigned to anyone on the OL. That's 50% on LT. That doesn't mean there isn't any concern on C/G since the more room they give, the more room the QB has to work with while the T's handle the edge rushers, but age and quality dictate LT is a top concern to find a long term solution.
Do those statistics take into account whether or not the QB was flushed from the pocket? Several times last season, our QB was sacked because he was flushed by a strong inside rush and the QB had to step outside. Mario got 4 or 5 sacks because of pressure created by Okoye. Sacks Mario might not have gotten on his own. After McKinney and Weary went down, our sacks went up. I would be leery of taking a website's assignment of sack blame without knowing the criteria for giving those sacks to a certain position.
LT is an easy position to pick on based on previous coaches and QB's, but I think it should be telling that one of our great offseason aquisitions is a C/G, NOT a LT.
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Exactly what I was thinking Docbar. I still think because of Salaam's age the uncertainty of Spencer, we need to address the LT position, but we may be able to do that in later rounds. This year is gonna be like last year as far as that first round pick goes, I think we could end up with anyone hehe
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Do those statistics take into account whether or not the QB was flushed from the pocket?

LT is an easy position to pick on based on previous coaches and QB's, but I think it should be telling that one of our great offseason aquisitions is a C/G, NOT a LT.
Well, they don't give an explanation for each sack. I can tell you in years past I have noticed incidents of an inside rusher collapsing the pocket with an outside rusher getting the flushed QB assigned as a half sack to LG and half to LT. I am glad to see us improve the C position as well, but the LT position needs to be addressed still unless Gibbs has some unstated faith in Butler or Spencer.
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