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Old 08-08-2005   #21
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Hey guy's I thought I heard on the radio that the open practice for the 10th vs. the broncos was closed to the public, what is that about?!?!?!?! Is that correct?
I'll be pissed if that's the case. I've got people in from out of town that have been looking forward to that.
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will the practice with the broncos be shown on any local channels or atleast on channel 51?
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Just got back from practice, and here are my takes:

*Jerome Mathis took one to the house (or would have) on a punt return. Very impressive and got to see his full speed.
*Morlon Greenwood was trailing in coverage during the two minuite drills on consecutive passes.
*Phillip Buchanan was beat by Rod Smith a couple times on quick 15 yard outs.
*The Texans lost 3-0 on the two minuite drills. 1st team offense vs. 1st team defense, then 2nd team offense vs. 2nd team defense. Broncos 1st team offense marched down the field to score on a 50+ yard field goal. Texans first team offense didn't look like they were clicking very well, and Carr was sacked puting them in a 3rd and 20 position. Next play, Carr throws an interception under pressure again. 2nd team defense held Broncos 2nd team defense on 3rd and short. 2nd team offense (Texans), Banks throws an interception on the 5th play of the drive.

*Kevin Kasper almost started world war III with the Broncos after pushing a cornerback down after a (somewhat) late hit on Domanick Davis on the goalline. It was about to hit Jets/Giants if the Broncos coaches weren't in the way.

*Ragone threw multiple interceptions from near goalline situations.

*Andre Johnson took a 15 yard hook pass to the house on what was the best play (offensively).

*Andre Johnson was used in slot plays almost throughout the entire practice.

*Ramon Walker blocked two consecutive punts against the Broncos special teams, reminding me of the Pats game two years ago. He looks to be in full form again.

*Victor Riley was 1st team Left Tackle throughout the practice, and did not hold up very well at all. Wand looked decent in 2nd team protection.

Thats all for now, I may remember something later.

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'84, you said Greenwood was trailing in coverage. Did you mean that in a negative sense.

How was our pressure on the QB?

Did our guys get any int's?

How did Davis look?
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'84, you said Greenwood was trailing in coverage. Did you mean that in a negative sense.

How was our pressure on the QB?

Did our guys get any int's?

How did Davis look?
Greenwood-yes, it wasn't what I expected. But I may be being a bit too harsh right now. I'll wait until they are in full pads this weekend to comment further.

Pressure on the QB was fairly little to none during the two minuite drills. Unfortunatley I was on the Texans offensive side of the field for the duration of the camp.

No interceptions during the two minuite drills, I never heard any cheers on the other side of the field where the defense was. Broncos defense had at least 6-7 by the end of the evening.

Davis looks great as usual. Morency is so amazingly similar to him, its fun to watch him run.
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Greenwood-yes, it wasn't what I expected. But I may be being a bit too harsh right now. I'll wait until they are in full pads this weekend to comment further.

Pressure on the QB was fairly little to none during the two minuite drills. Unfortunatley I was on the Texans offensive side of the field for the duration of the camp.

No interceptions during the two minuite drills, I never heard any cheers on the other side of the field where the defense was. Broncos defense had at least 6-7 by the end of the evening.

Davis looks great as usual. Morency is so amazingly similar to him, its fun to watch him run.

Denver's secondary has been a topic of deep concern over the past few months...err...years! It's encouraging to hear that our younger guys were able to step up to the plate and make some plays. I have a few questions for you though.

First, any idea who was punting when the punts were blocked. We have a rookie in camp that has been booming the ball and is actually pushing Todd Sauerbuns pretty hard. Most on-lookers have said he is a little bit slower than Sauerbrun. His name is Paul Ernster (sp?) if that rings a bell.

Second, were the Broncos getting pretty good pressure on Carr and Ragone? I'm wondering b/c the TO's have been absent in Denver for the past couple years and pressure is paramount for TO's.

I'm glad to see Dre doing so well for you guys. I just moved from Houston in March and know full well how good that kid is. Palmer needs to keep him in games and get the ball to him. The last four games of the season were poor (statisically) for Johnson but his number didn't seem to be called too often. He's quickly becoming a more humble Terrell Owens.

How is Travis Johnson doing? I was pretty high on him pre-draft. I didn't agree with the Texans drafting him as WR and OT were more pressing needs, but he's a good player none the less.

I hope to see a lot of Dom Davis this year. I think Morency is a player. I also think Dom is a little whacked out. He's concerned with Dom's size and ability to grind out tough yards so he goes out and gets another "undersized" back.

Anyhow, if any of you could answer my questions it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck this year... I hope to see the Texans in the playoffs along with the Broncos!!!

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Denver's secondary has been a topic of deep concern over the past few months...err...years! It's encouraging to hear that our younger guys were able to step up to the plate and make some plays. I have a few questions for you though.

First, any idea who was punting when the punts were blocked. We have a rookie in camp that has been booming the ball and is actually pushing Todd Sauerbuns pretty hard. Most on-lookers have said he is a little bit slower than Sauerbrun. His name is Paul Ernster (sp?) if that rings a bell.

Second, were the Broncos getting pretty good pressure on Carr and Ragone? I'm wondering b/c the TO's have been absent in Denver for the past couple years and pressure is paramount for TO's.

I'm glad to see Dre doing so well for you guys. I just moved from Houston in March and know full well how good that kid is. Palmer needs to keep him in games and get the ball to him. The last four games of the season were poor (statisically) for Johnson but his number didn't seem to be called too often. He's quickly becoming a more humble Terrell Owens.

How is Travis Johnson doing? I was pretty high on him pre-draft. I didn't agree with the Texans drafting him as WR and OT were more pressing needs, but he's a good player none the less.

I hope to see a lot of Dom Davis this year. I think Morency is a player. I also think Dom is a little whacked out. He's concerned with Dom's size and ability to grind out tough yards so he goes out and gets another "undersized" back.

Anyhow, if any of you could answer my questions it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck this year... I hope to see the Texans in the playoffs along with the Broncos!!!

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I'll answer the parts that aren't directly related to tonights TC practice the best I can. Supposedly TJ has been ripping apart our 2nd team, but I'm not sure what his success has been so far against first team OL. So far he seems to have been a good pick despite what you hear from the vocal DJ fans around here. (I'll be honest, I wanted DJ too, but I'll give TJ a chance. I already learned my lesson when I had some questions about Dunta last year. I don't get paid for this.)

One of the things you can usually count on with Cass & Capers is they'll go BPA as much as they can. They really liked Williamson, but he went too far ahead to make a move. Apparently, they didn't think a whole lot of Barron and passed him by multiple times. There just wasn't much in the ways of LTs available in the middle of the round.

WR2 could have been taken care of with Mathis in the 4th, who seems to be lighting it up so far and not just because of his speed. His hands seem better than people thought at first, and while his routes need work I think he'll make some noise with his speed alone this year. Year 2 or 3, he should be showing his real ability.

The primary issue with DD is his tendency to get nicked up, and as a result the running game has suffered. Overall though he's been a pretty productive RB and his size hasn't been much of an issue to be honest. He's a much tougher runner than our 6'1" 240 RB Wells. The coaches wanted a similar RB that would be pretty much interchangeable with Davis so the gameplan wouldn't have to be drastically altered. So far Morency has been Davis's twin in many ways.

Hope this helps, I haven't been to any of the TC practices so this is all second hand from posters and the Chronicle.
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Denver's secondary has been a topic of deep concern over the past few months...err...years! It's encouraging to hear that our younger guys were able to step up to the plate and make some plays. I have a few questions for you though.

First, any idea who was punting when the punts were blocked. We have a rookie in camp that has been booming the ball and is actually pushing Todd Sauerbuns pretty hard. Most on-lookers have said he is a little bit slower than Sauerbrun. His name is Paul Ernster (sp?) if that rings a bell.

Second, were the Broncos getting pretty good pressure on Carr and Ragone? I'm wondering b/c the TO's have been absent in Denver for the past couple years and pressure is paramount for TO's.

I'm glad to see Dre doing so well for you guys. I just moved from Houston in March and know full well how good that kid is. Palmer needs to keep him in games and get the ball to him. The last four games of the season were poor (statisically) for Johnson but his number didn't seem to be called too often. He's quickly becoming a more humble Terrell Owens.

How is Travis Johnson doing? I was pretty high on him pre-draft. I didn't agree with the Texans drafting him as WR and OT were more pressing needs, but he's a good player none the less.

I hope to see a lot of Dom Davis this year. I think Morency is a player. I also think Dom is a little whacked out. He's concerned with Dom's size and ability to grind out tough yards so he goes out and gets another "undersized" back.

Anyhow, if any of you could answer my questions it would be greatly appreciated. Good luck this year... I hope to see the Texans in the playoffs along with the Broncos!!!

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Texans 84 - I thought it was Banks who was getting picked for the most part on the night. I saw him throw 3 picks and a few close calls - Ragone I only saw him throw 2 picks on the night same as Carr. Overall I thought Ragone looked much sharper than Banks did except one play were he sailed the ball out of the endzone - uncatchable. I also sat on the offensive side of the field - wish I would have known you were out there - could have got a beer I ran into JoeTexan, Filo Doc and Carrie, Heather and Ted of blue crew out at TC too.

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Punts - The Broncos didnt have names on there jerseys for TC so I dont know his name, but his jersey was #10 and I assume he is the rookie your talking about. Had good range like you mentioned when he got em off as he was a bit slower and had multiple punts blocked. Our ST were on fire and got close on Saurbraun a few times during drills also.

Pressure - They restricted contact on QB's and called backs down on good contact so it's a little harder to tell how good the pressure really was. OVerall the Broncos d-line got decent pressure and would have sacked Carr and Banks both 2 times. Ragone rolled out a bit more. Trevor Price looked very good and put regular pressure on the Texans. Texans were having trouble all night in the passing lanes as stated above. The Broncos secondary had multiple picks on the day and looked very sharp.

Didnt see alot of TJ in action as I was on the O-side of the field. On the drills and 2 minute scrimmage the Texans defense did not put much pressure on the Broncos QB in general.

Morrency looked ok on the night and had a couple of decent carries. Wells actually looked pretty good on the night and played with more fire than ive seen in 3 years. Mathis and Dre were the 2 that made regular highlights on the night with one play after another. Mathis almost took one to the house on a punt return - got a good 50 yards before stepping out. He was very quick and would agree with 84 - he seemed to have much better hands than was reported. I'm thinking he will be our returner this year. Kasper made a few good highlights too esp his grab at the back of the endzone was a nice highlight. Allthough when things got heated on the late hit I thought they were going to get into it. It was nice seeing David Carr step in and help defuse things as the leader of the team.
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Thanks Led Zep and KRob... great reports. I'm glad to hear it wasn't Sauerbuns getting the punts blocked. Supposedly he's never had one blocked in his career!

Did any of you guys happen to notice how Denver's kicker was doing on kickoffs? This rookie that has the big leg can supposedly kick the crap out of the ball but we haven't had much in the way of reports on him... except for punting. The kid will stay in the league. The Packers are already interested in him and watching him closely. The Vikings probably are as well according to a couple posters at the Orangemane.

Classy of David Carr to step up and be a leader during the skirmish. I've said that with an upgrade OL and one more WR or TE that Carr could easily be a top 10 QB in the league and probably top 5. He has more speed than people realize and has a lot of athleticsm for a QB. He should be good to go, just needs some protection.

One last question on the Broncos. We drafted Darrent Williams (Okst.) with our first pick in the draft. He is a burner in the return games and a ballhawk at CB. He's small to be a starting caliber CB (5'8) and takes a lot of chances, but he's playing with the first team right now since Champ is nursing a hammy... the question is, did anybody notice a midget in the secondary making some plays and how did this guy look on Punt/kick returns.

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T I'm glad to hear it wasn't Sauerbuns getting the punts blocked. Supposedly he's never had one blocked in his career!
It was Sauerbrun getting blocked. Not his fault, the Texans were just all over him by the time he made his step. At one point, the Broncos special teams coach screamed "This isn't a walkthrough. Did you think this was a walkthrough?"

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Kickoffs weren't practiced during the evening session open to the public.

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One last question on the Broncos. We drafted Darrent Williams (Okst.) with our first pick in the draft. He is a burner in the return games and a ballhawk at CB. He's small to be a starting caliber CB (5'8) and takes a lot of chances, but he's playing with the first team right now since Champ is nursing a hammy... the question is, did anybody notice a midget in the secondary making some plays and how did this guy look on Punt/kick returns.
Darrent Williams looked great. I don't care about his height, the guy can make plays. Carr took advantage of Williams once by making Armstrong climb the ladder to make a catch in the endzone. Otherwise, Darrent was handling his stuff. If I were Lenny Walls, I'd be worried about my starting job. Didn't notice Williams on punt returns.

Other Broncos I noticed:
Chris Young - broke up a lot of passes during red zone drills.
DJ Williams - was all over the field causing havoc (what's new?).
Nick Ferguson - somebody put out an APB on this guy, 'cause he was killing us.
Trevor Pryce - is right. He's all the way back from his back troubles.
Stephen Alexander - can beat a LB and get open. Fantasy sleeper.
Bradlee Van Pelt - better hope the Broncos won't need him to QB for an extended period. Kubiak was reading Van Pelt the riot act after the 2nd team 2 minute drill.

Things I noticed about the Broncos in general:

The secondary is fearless in jumping routes. Worked out for them during a practice, we'll see about the games.

Plummer looks more in sync with his receivers. He did a good job of hitting them in stride.

The Broncos will blitz any down, any player, any situation. Safety blitz a 2 minute offense? I'd like to see that chutzpah when the games count.
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Thanks Lucky... I was hoping that it would have been our Rookie getting blocked... that's a little disheartening. Also read on the team site that we had a lot of inexperience during those events. Hopefully that problem gets resolved and fast!

Darrent Williams has been a stud so far. Lenny isn't in jepardy of losing his job, but it looks like Darrent has the Nickel all wrapped up. He is supposedly a super stud at returning punts, kicks, and INT's.

Funny that you guys got both Morency and Mathis. They were two of my favored players in the draft. I was hoping for both of them! Certainly would have liked to have Mathis over Paymah at this point! Can't complain though. So far D. Williams and Foxworth have been great players in camp. Nice to hear for us since we seemingly can't draft CB's to save our lives!

Anyhow, thanks for the reports... you guys are great!
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What has not been said is how our O-line looked. From what I gathered it was not anything to get excited about. It also appears that we do have some very good WR's and that appears not to be a problem this year. The two M's in the draft both appear to be the real thing. AJ is AJ. Are they using Riley, because he's a comfortible option to blame a lack of show on? For a Coach who likes to have players who play a lot of positions, it seems to me they have been awfully stagnet in the way the O-line is perceived. From everthing I've read so far, there hasn't been any tweeking of the line at all. Once again, they look absolutely locked in. If this is the best our O-line can be, we are in for a very long season. Saturday's preseason game is going to be big for the Texans. I believe that they will have to make some decisions after that game concerning the O-line, if they are going to make any changes at all. Those of you who can, please let us know what happens. While I'm pointed in my comments, I really hope that we start hearing some positive comments. Many have posted we will be alright, because they have had more time to work together and gel. I don't hear those works coming out of the scrimmages and practices.
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And yes, THANK YOU, to those who have so kindly posted their impressions of the scrimmage. It really is greatly appreciated and its nice to get a cross section of views. Many of you seem to be very observant and I find it amazing what some of you pick up on. I sometimes wonder if you don't see more than the coaches. Once again, THANK YOU...........
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What has not been said is how our O-line looked. From what I gathered it was not anything to get excited about.

Are they using Riley, because he's a comfortible option to blame a lack of show on? For a Coach who likes to have players who play a lot of positions, it seems to me they have been awfully stagnet in the way the O-line is perceived.
I was not impressed with Riley last night. He looks more suited to play guard, somewhat lead footed. Seemed out of breath alot. Once the ball was snapped he would make initial contact well, but after the second push he seemed to back pedal (overwhelmed) collapsing the pocket.
Wand looked somewhat better against the 2nd team defense. He held his own a lot longer than Riley did. But Riley was more dominant on the running plays than Wand was.
The sack against Carr on the first team remarkably didn't come from the left side, it came from the middle.

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Many have posted we will be alright, because they have had more time to work together and gel. I don't hear those works coming out of the scrimmages and practices.
I'm one of those optomistic few that feels the O-line needs to gel. But if an indication on what I saw last night is going to be a sense for the season, then we are in trouble again.
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...If this is the best our O-line can be, we are in for a very long season.
It was a single practice. The Broncos ran every blitz created by man. It's good that this happened in a practice rather than a regular season game. And the QBs & WRs have as much or more to do with the poor performance in the passing game. The Texans struggled in 7 on 7 drills...no line, no rush. The WRs weren't uncovering & the QBs were forcing the ball. That's OK, they can learn from this, too. AJ struggled for much of the night coming out of motion and into his pattern. It's new to him and he's still learning. And regarding the sack the Texans took in the 2 minute drill...that would not have been a sack in a real game. The safety broke through and touched the back of Carr's shoulder pads. Carr was already breaking out of the pocket & could have found someone downfield (that's what he does best). No way the safety drops Carr on that play, but you have to have the touch rule in these practices to avoid injuries.

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I was not impressed with Riley last night. He looks more suited to play guard, somewhat lead footed. Seemed out of breath alot. Once the ball was snapped he would make initial contact well, but after the second push he seemed to back pedal (overwhelmed) collapsing the pocket.
Wand looked somewhat better against the 2nd team defense. He held his own a lot longer than Riley did. But Riley was more dominant on the running plays than Wand was.
The sack against Carr on the first team remarkably didn't come from the left side, it came from the middle.



I'm one of those optomistic few that feels the O-line needs to gel. But if an indication on what I saw last night is going to be a sense for the season, then we are in trouble again.
Thanks, I appreciate your candor. Was McKinney playing center at the time? Many feel McKinney is as much a problem or more than Wand. To me its amazing the lack of adjustments you see with the O-line. They seem to think everything is alright, but as soon as we play anyone its obvious as hell that we have a big problem. I just hope they don't hide their heads in the sand. Up the middle has been a constant source of trouble. Carr has no pocket to retreat into, yet nothing changes. I just can't believe this is the best we have to offer.
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I have a quick TAKE on last nights scrimmage! It's real simple. The Texans play in the reg season like they played last night, it's gonna be a VERY LONG season!! The Broncs had a great time!!
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They seem to think everything is alright, but as soon as we play anyone its obvious as hell that we have a big problem.
That's what I was afraid of. Just imagine how ticked everyone would get if the situation doesn't improve and they STILL don't draft an LT next year. I mean we're all expecting them too, but who knows...

I still believe this team will be better this year, even if the LT, TE, and center positions remain a problem, but how long is this going to go on? I know there are things Cass and Capers couldn't have foreseen, like the TE that's been hurt every preseason (can't even remember his name now-never seen the guy play a down). It just seems like they're stuck in a rut and I guess I'm venting.
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The sack against Carr on the first team remarkably didn't come from the left side, it came from the middle.
I don't know what is so remarkable about that - contrary to popular belief, the main problem last year was pressure up the middle. I paid close attention to the line play last year since it was a big issue, and that's my observation.

First of all the worst lineman isn't the left tackle, it's the center. If McKinney wasn't a popular local product we might see more activity there. The press seem to love him. Second, Weigert was hurt a lot so was playing at less than 100% and our back-up guards don't cut it. Was Weigert or someone else playing last night?

Wand "gave up" more sacks last year, but at least 4 of those came from Carr scrambling from pressure up the middle. When Carr would go past the end that Wand had engaged and under control the end would slide off and make the tackle. Wand couldn't see Carr coming on those plays because Carr was coming from behind him. Easy sack for the end caused by pressure up the middle.

That is what is frustrating to me. It looks like Wand is being scapegoated (at least by a lot of posters here if not the coaches) for all the problems with the line. From people who have watched the practices, Riley isn't as good as Wand so maybe this is just a ploy to fire Wand up. I don't know if that is effective with him; with a young player having him play with the first team and learn might be more effective then tearing down his confidence. Especially when he is better than the guy in front of him.

Also, if you look at other teams (like the Patriots) sometimes they'd have the center take on a defensive tackle and let the left guard and left tackle double team the defensive end - like Freeney at Indy. Our center doesn't allow us to use that scheme.

Deep breath - I feel better now.
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wow.. depressing thread. Things should be clearer on Saturday.
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