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Old 09-15-2005   #1
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WEEK ONE WINNER- JAMMAL BROWN

Winning one for the fans…No question, the best game of the NFL’s opening weekend was New Orleans’ gutty last-second 23-20 victory over Carolina. And while it won’t show up in the stats sheet, the biggest contribution to the win may have been the stellar play of Saints’ rookie RT Jammal Brown, the 13Th player selected at the 2005 draft. Starting his first game was pressure enough, but Brown had the daunting challenge of going head-to-head with the Panthers’ DE Julius Peppers, arguably the best defensive player in the league. Indeed, the Saints’ coaching staff would have been thrilled if Brown, the former Oklahoma star, could simply get a draw. Brown, though, exceeded that; Peppers did post 6 tackles and knocked a pass down, but had no sacks and, in fact, seldom put much more than token pressure on Saints’ QB Aaron Brooks. And for his efforts, Brown is the initial winner of the GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award.

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Good thing we didn't take that guy. No need for "Talented" OL here.
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Week II GBN 'Rookie of the Week' was Tampa Bay RB Carnell Williams, the 5th player selected at this past April’s draft, who put on another dazzling display, rushing for 128 yards on 24 carries to propel the Buccaneers to a 19-3 win over Buffalo, their second straight win of the year.

could Jammal Brown play left tackle for the Texans since he is a RT? maybe but it seems risky to me, however it would sure be nice to have a Cadillac instead of a Ford. I have a sneakin suspicion that Pendry along with Cappers would love to run the ball more consistantly and effectivly. envision the draw, shovel, screens and more use of our TE Matt Murphy.

if your wondering is there a back in the 2006 draft that could come into the league and produce similar to Cadillac well my answear would be doubtfull. but there is another Williams, DeAngelo Williams who plays for Memphis and he has a similar style & about the same size. he is a playmaker, a workhorse and has a nose for the endzone he will be worth watching as the season unfolds.
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Week II GBN 'Rookie of the Week' was Tampa Bay RB Carnell Williams, the 5th player selected at this past April’s draft, who put on another dazzling display, rushing for 128 yards on 24 carries to propel the Buccaneers to a 19-3 win over Buffalo, their second straight win of the year.

could Jammal Brown play left tackle for the Texans since he is a RT? maybe but it seems risky to me, however it would sure be nice to have a Cadillac instead of a Ford. I have a sneakin suspicion that Pendry along with Cappers would love to run the ball more consistantly and effectivly. envision the draw, shovel, screens and more use of our TE Matt Murphy.

if your wondering is there a back in the 2006 draft that could come into the league and produce similar to Cadillac well my answear would be doubtfull. but there is another Williams, DeAngelo Williams who plays for Memphis and he has a similar style & about the same size. he is a playmaker, a workhorse and has a nose for the endzone he will be worth watching as the season unfolds.

I think you all need to concentrate on that O-Line of yours before you take a RB. Dominack Davis is a pretty decent RB. If anything, take a QB before a RB...
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I think you all need to concentrate on that O-Line of yours before you take a RB. Dominack Davis is a pretty decent RB. If anything, take a QB before a RB...
Im glad somebody looking in on the outside can see it, the o-line has to be fixed first. DD isnt a bad back, he is just behind a bad line.
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this is a draft thread to tie into last years picks, how they perform and who is on the horizon that could be the next one or his best comp. each week it could be a different player at a different position, just analyzing each one as they come with no relationship to just Texans currently (or not) on the roster, other than how they might be considered upgrades or options should the time arise. just because the LT position was extra thin last year don't misconstrue that to include the LT's in this upcoming draft, thats gonna be another thread in itself
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Week III: September 26-27, 2005

Keeping it in the family... For the second week in a row, a former Auburn RB is the winner of the GBN's 'Rookie of the Week' award. Only this week, its Miami RB Ronnie Brown who gets the award after former Tigers' teammate and current Tampa Bay sensation Carnell Williams won last week. While the early part of the season has been something of a breeze for the Buccaneers' Williams, Brown, the second player selected overall at the 2005 draft, generally struggled the first two weeks of the schedule, but got it going Sunday, rushing for 132 yards, including a 58-yard burst, to propel the Dolphins to an improbable last second win over Carolina. Along the way, Brown averaged 5.7 yards per carry and scored a TD to help Miami post its second win of the young season. And that was just enough to win Brown this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award.

'Just enough' were the operative words as Brown just edged out former temmate Williams, who continues to be the NFL's top rookie - by far - during the early part of the season, for this week's rookie award. Indeed, it could just as easily have been the third week in a week in a row that Williams was named the league’s rookie of the week after he rushed for another 158 yards as the Buccaneers ran their record to 3-0 with a one point win over the Packers right in Green Bay. And 101 of those yards came in the 4th quarter, as the Buccaneers ate up the clock sitting on that very slim lead. What separated the former Auburn teammates, though, was the fact that Williams had considerably more carries than Brown and averaged 'only' 4.3 yards per carry on the day. Williams, the 5th player selected this past April, however, continues to run away with rookie of the year honors. Prorated over a full 16 game schedule, the ‘Cadillac’ is on pace to rush for almost 2,300 yards as he has piled up 434 yards in the opening three weeks of the schedule to lead the league in rushing. Williams also became the first back in NFL history to rush for over 100 yards in each of his first three games in the NFL; Williams' 434 yards is also the most ever accumulated by a rookie RB in his first three games, surpassing former Baltimore Colts' FB Alan Ameche's 50-year old league record of 410 yards.

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Week IV: October 2-3:

Score one for the D!! Throughout the first three weeks of the season, its been all offense when it comes to major contributions by members of the 2005 rookie class. The defensive rookies got their revenge of sorts this weekend as most of the top rookie performances were turned in by players on that side of the ball. If there was a downside for this year’s rookie class, though, when the counting was done, a number of the better rookie outings came in losing causes. That wasn’t the case for Denver CB Domonigue Foxwoth, however, who was a major factor in the Broncos’ 20-7 win at Jacksonville. Foxworth, a 3rd round pick this past April, had the rather onerous responsibility of stepping into the Broncos’ starting lineup in place of incumbent starter Champ Bailey, arguably the top cover corner in the NFL. Foxworth, though, more than held his own as he chipped in 6 tackles, posted his first career interception – which he returned 23 yards – and recovered a fumble as the Broncos held off the Jaguars. And that was good enough to win Foxworth this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award.

Foxworth, however, was only one of several defensive rookies to have a solid week across the NFL. Seattle MLB Lofa Tatupu, a second round pick this year, for example, had 10 tackles and a sack, while Washington CB Carlos Rogers, the 9th player selected this past April, led the team with 8 tackles in the Redskins’ dramatic 20-17 overtime win over the Seahawks. Kansas City LB Derrick Johnson, the 15th player taken this year who has arguably been the most consistent defensive rookie in the league throughout the first month of the schedule, had another 10 tackles, but it wasn’t enough as the Chiefs fell to Philadelphia. In that game, Eagles’ DT Mike Patterson, a late first round pick, had a sack. Also picking up a sack this week was Cincinnati DE David Pollack, the 17th player taken this year, who got the first of his career as the Bengals ran their early season record to 4-0 with a 16-10 win over Houston. Bengals MLB Odell Thurman, a second round pick, also continued to be a thorn in opponents’ sides as he had 4 tackles, a sack of his own, and broke up a pass. Meanwhile, Houston DB C.C. Brown, a 6th rounder this year, had 9 tackles for the Texans, while Jets’ FS Kerry Rhodes, a 2005 4th rounder, had 8 tackles in the Jets’ loss to Baltimore. Finally, Dallas DE Demarcus Ware, the 11th player taken this year, had a sack in the Cowboys’ loss to Oakland, while DE Jay Ratliff, a 7th round afterthought, also had a half sack for the Cowboys.

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Kansas City LB Derrick Johnson, the 15th player taken this year who has arguably been the most consistent defensive rookie in the league throughout the first month of the schedule, had another 10 tackles, but it wasn’t enough as the Chiefs fell to Philadelphia.
He dosen't fit our D as well as TJ, but he is a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
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Mathis this week.
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Mathis this week.
I would like to see Travis Johnson win it because that would mean he had at least a couple sacks of McNair, forced a fumble and returned a INT for a TD
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i think we were both wrong.
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Week VI: October 16-17:

Bengals’ LB for the defense… One of the early trends of the NFL season was that through the first month of the season, defensive rookies around the league were almost invisible, why their offensive counterparts at least had a few moments. That trend has turned around the past couple of weeks however. Leading the way this past weekend, for example, was Cincinnati MLB Odell Thurman who had one of the key plays as the resurgent Bengals ran their record to 5-1. With Cincinnati trailing the Titans 17-10 late in the 3rd quarter in Tennessee, Thurman, a second round pick this past April, picked off a deflected pass and returned it 30 yards for the tying TD. For good measure, Thurman also had 6 tackles on the day – he leads the team with 34 on the year – and also broke up another pass. All that was just enough to win Thurman this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the week’ award.

Making up for lost time… The Bengals’ Thurman, though, was just one of several top defensive rookies to have solid performances this weekend. In fact, Thurman just edged out Chicago rookie DB Chris Harris for this week’s rookie award. Harris, an unheralded 6th round pick from unfashionable Louisiana-Monroe was all over the field as the Bears dispatched division-rival Minnesota 28-3; on the day, like Cincy’s Thurman, Harris had an interception which he returned 44 yards to set up a score; plus, he broke up 3 other passes and had 3 tackles. Meanwhile, the Denver rookie CB tandem of Domonique Foxworth and Darrent Williams continued to sizzle as the Broncos upset two-time defending Super Bowl champion New England. Foxworth, a 3rd round pick this year who was the rookie of the week a couple of weeks ago, had 10 tackles and broke up a couple of passes, while Williams, a second rounder this year, was credited with 4 pass breakups and 6 tackles. A couple of other second rounders – New Orleans FS Josh Bullocks and Pittsburgh CB Bryant McFadden – also had interceptions this weekend, although both their respective teams came up on the short end of the score. Same story for Oakland LB Kirk Morrison, a 3rd round pick this year, who led the Raiders with 8 tackles in their loss to San Diego. And it was more of the same for Detroit DT Shaun Cody, a second round pick this year, who had 1.5 sacks, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions were edged by Carolina. Meanwhile, Dallas DE Demarcus Ware, the 11th player selected this year, had a sack in the Cowboys’ 16-13 win over the Giants, while New York 3rd round DE Justin Tuck blocked a FG. And Atlanta undrafted rookie free agent P Mike Koenan, a true sleeper from Western Washington, continue to boom them out as he averaged 47 yards on 4 punts in the Falcons’ dramatic 34-31 win over New Orleans.

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Week VII: October 23-24:

Bad news Bears no more… It hasn’t necessarily been pretty, but indeed those are the FIRST-PLACE Chicago Bears tied atop the NFC North Division standings with Detroit. And yes, both teams are only 3-3 in one of the league’s weaker divisions, but it seems like its been a long time since either Chicago or Detroit and first-place were mentioned in the same sentence. For the record, the two will meet in a big divisional showdown Sunday in Detroit. The Bears, of course, have done it mostly with an old-time rugged Bears’ defense along with a punishing ground game led by resurgent RB Thomas Jones, however, don’t discount the impact of rookie QB Kyle Orton, a 4th round pick at the 2005 draft, who has been pressed into service because of a pre-season injury to incumbent starter Rex Grossman and has done just about everything that the Bears have asked of him. And what the Bears have asked of Orton is not to go and lose games. Orton was at his efficient best this past weekend when he led Chicago to a 10-6 win over Baltimore and the ferocious Ravens’ defense. Indeed, Orton’s numbers weren’t of the Hall-of-Fame variety – he completed 15 of 29 passes for only 145 yards, but one was for the game’s only TD; more importantly, Orton had no turnovers against the tough Baltimore defense. And that was just enough to earn Orton this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award.

’Just enough’ were the operative words as it was another quiet weekend for the 2005 NFL rookie class. Not only weren’t there many impact plays turned by this year’s freshman class, but most of those that were came in losing causes. For example, the week’s top impact plays by rookies were provided by Cleveland undrafted rookie WR Josh Cribbs and Houston 4th round WR Jerome Mathis, both of whom returned KOs for TDs, but both their teams were losers. The score by Cribbs, the former Kent State QB who has been a steady special teams’ player for the Browns this fall, was a 90-yarder for the only Cleveland TD in their loss to Detroit, while Mathis had an 89-yard return late in the Texans’ loss to the Colts.

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I was a couple of weeks early.
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Week VIII: October 30-31:

RB U emerging in Big D… Its probably too early to start calling them the Dallas Broncos, but the Cowboys have closed the gap on Denver’s league-leading ability to find RBs in the college draft. In 2004, for example, the Cowboys got a steal when they traded out of the first round and still got former Notre Dame RB Julius Jones with their second round pick. Despite not playing until near the mid-point of the season because of an injury, Jones was still one of the top 2-3 offensive rookies in the league last fall. With Jones again battling injuries this fall, the Cowboys again turned to their rookie crop to grind out the yards on the ground. Indeed, Dallas undrafted rookie agent RB Tyson Thompson was a GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ winner earlier in the season. This weekend, though, Marion Barber, a 4th round pick this year, got his chance and he responded by rushing for 127 yards on 27 carries, including two for scores, as the Cowboys pummeled Arizona 34-13. For good measure, Barber, the former Minnesota Gophers’ star, added another 15 yards on a couple of receptions. All that was good enough to win Barber this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award. There could be bigger things on Barber’s horizon, however. There have been more than a few whispers around Dallas that the Cowboys are concerned about Jones’ durability and that it may in fact be Barber who ultimately emerges as the team’s RB of the future. And while Barber and Thompson have gotten the glory, how about a few props for rookie OT Rob Petitti, a 6th round pick this year, who has more than held his own as the Cowboys’ starting RT from the get-go.

Close, so here’s a cigar anyway!!! No question that this was the most productive week all-around for members of the 2005 draft class. Indeed. Several newcomers on both offense and defense could just as easily have garnered this week’s top rookie nomination. Miami RB Ronnie Brown, the second player selected at this year’s draft, for example, almost matched Barber yard-for-yard, as he ground out 106 yards on 23 carries helping the Dolphins to a win over New Orleans. Meanwhile, Chicago QB Kyle Orton, last week’s rookie winner, had another very efficient outing in leading the Bears to a dramatic 19-13 overtime win over Detroit AND first place in the NFC North. Orton, another 4th round pick this year, completed 17 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a score, again without turning the ball over. Orton also got plenty of help from fellow rookie WR Mark Bradley, who had 5 catches for 88 yards including a big 54-yarder; unfortunately, though, Bradley suffered a leg injury and wasn’t able to finish the game. Tennessee 3rd round WR Courtney Roby also had a strong game this week, hauling in 7 passes for 83 yards, including a 31-yarder for a TD, however, it wasn’t enough as the Titans fell to Oakland. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller, the 30th player selected overall this year, had only 18 yards on 3 receptions in the Steelers' Monday night win over Baltimore, but 2 of those catches were for TDs. Houston WR Jerome Mathis, yet another 4th round pick this year, also had a major impact as the Texans won for the first time this year, edging Cleveland 19-16. Mathis had a 34-yard TD reception and averaged 35 yards on 4 KO returns including a 63-yarder.
Top rooks for the D… We’ve got another full week to go before we announce our first half top rookies of the year, but figure that both CB Domonique Foxworth of Denver and Cincinnati LB Odell Thurman will be on the short list on the defensive side of the ball. Foxworth, a third round pick this year, had what may have been the single most significant rookie play this week. With Denver clinging to a fragile 28-21 lead over Philadelphia – the Broncos had led 28-0 at one point – and the Eagles driving for a potential tying TD, Foxworth intercepted a pass at his own goal line. That gave the momentum back to Denver which went on to post a convincing 49-21 win. In fact, Foxworth was credited with 3 pass breakups on the day, while another Denver rookie CB, Darrent Williams, a second rounder, had a sack. Meanwhile, the Bengals’ Thurman, another second round pick this past year, picked off two Brett Favre passes in Cincinnati’s 21-14 win over Green Bay. San Diego also got a solid return on their first round investments in LB Shawn Merriman and Luis Castillo, the 12th and 28th players selected respectively this year. The duo combined for 3.5 sacks – Merriman had 2, and Castillo 1.5 - in the Chargers 28-20 win over divisional rival Kansas City. In that game, Chiefs’ LB Derrick Johnson, the 15th player selected this year, had 8 tackles and a pass breakup as he continued his fine play. Elsewhere, Tennessee CB Renaldo Hill, a 7th round afterthought, has actually outpaled his more hearlded teammate Pacman Jones in coverage; Sunday, for example, Hill returned an interception 52-yards for a score in the Titans' loss to Oakland, while San Francisco CB Derrick Johnson, a 6th round pick in 2005, had 4 tackles, a pass breakup and a sack in the 49ers win over Tampa Bay.

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If they even mention Travis Johnson once this season, I'll be happy.
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Week IX: November 6-7:

Cedric sighting… So far, its been a rather disappointing year overall for the 2005 draft class, and no rookie was more disappointing in the early going than Chicago RB Cedric Benson, the 4th player taken at last April’s draft. After an ill-advised training camp holdout, Benson struggled to get on the field as he averaged less than 3 yards per carry throughout much of the early part of the season. Benson, though, got his chance on Sunday against New Orleans when incumbent Bears’ starter Thomas Jones was injured. Benson responded by rushing for 79 yards on 14 carries including 36 and 27 yard scampers. That latter run, in fact, came late in the 4th quarter and ignited the Bears on a long drive that culminated in a last-second game-winning FG that raised the surprising Bears’ record to 5-3 giving them a full two-game lead in the NFC North. It also enough to give Benson this week’s GBN ‘Rookie of the Week’ award.

Benson’s heroics came at just the right moment for Chicago as they usually only win when rookie QB Kyle Orton, a 4th round pick this year, is at his most efficient. Orton wasn’t this week as he hit on just 12 of 26 passes for only 137 yards and had two passes picked off versus one TD pass. Meanwhile, Miami RB Reggie Brown, the second player selected this year, had similar numbers to the Bears’ Benson as he rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries and added another 11 yards on 2 catches; however, it was not enough as the Dolphins lost 17-10 to Atlanta. There was a similar story for Philadelphia WR Reggie Brown, a second-round pick this year who had a breakout game versus Washington, hauling in 5 passes for 96 yards, including a 56-yarder for the Eagles’ only score in a 17-10 loss to division-rival Washington. A pair of Tennessee receivers, WR Roydell Williams and TE Bo Scaife, 4th and 6th round picks respectively, also each had 5 receptions – Williams for 61 yards and Scaife for 59 – although again it was not enough as the Titans lost 20-14 to Cleveland. Same for WR Mike Williams, the 10th player taken this year who had 4 receptions for 43 yards in the Lions’ loss to Minnesota, while Jacksonville RB Alvin Pearman, a 4th rounder, had 5 catches for 34 yards in the Jaguars’ win over Houston. And don't blame rookie OT Nick Kaczur for the Patriots' disappointing loss to the Colts late last night. Kaczur, starting at LT in place of an injured Matt Lyght, was matched up against Indianapolis' star DE Dwight Freeeny and more than held his own; indeed, Kaczur actually pitched something of a shutout, holding Freeney not only to no sacks, but also no tackles period!

Defensive standouts… In what was a rather quiet week overall for the 2005 rookie class, there weren’t any dominating days by first year defensive players, however, there were a number of solid outings. San Diego OLB Shawn Merriman, for example, continued to come on as he had 9 tackles, including a sack in the Chargers’ exciting 31-26 win over the Jets in New York. Same for Chicago DB Chris Harris, an underrated 6th rounder this year, who helped the Bears win over the Saints as he had 7 tackles and a sack. And same for Seattle LBs Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill, second and third rounders respectively, who combined for 13 tackles – Hill also had a sack – in the Seahawks win over Arizona. Cleveland FS Brodney Pool, a second rounder this year, had an interception in the Browns’ win over Tennessee, while Houston DT Travis Johnson, the 16th player selected this year, and Pittsburgh CB Bryant McFadden, another second rounder, had sacks. Other leading rookie tackles included CB Fabian Washington, the 23rd pick overall who had 9 in the Raiders’ loss to Kansas City, while Jets’ DB Kerry Rhodes, a 4th rounder, had 8 in the loss to the Chargers, and Miami LB Channing Crowder had 7 in the Dolphins loss to Atlanta.
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Week IX: November 6-7:

while Houston DT Travis Johnson, the 16th player selected this year, and Pittsburgh CB Bryant McFadden, another second rounder, had sacks.
Finally a TJ mention. Now to wait until a Texan gets the RotW, probably Jerome Mathis.
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