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Old 10-29-2007   #61
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Default Re: How would YOU fix the Texans?

Mind you I haven't seen much of the Texans this season to evaluate his play, but what do folks think of putting Eric Winston at LT? Why not give it a shot? Short arms?

Also, if Chris White is better at C than Flannagan then couldn't moving White to starting C and Winston to LT mean an upgrade on the line? Who would play RT?
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Default Re: How would YOU fix the Texans?

I would insist that the players be taught the basic tackles and blocks. Too often I see players watching the ball go right by and not throw a block. Tackling is atrocious.

Dayne would be cut. Go with Green/ Eche the rest of season. I hate to say that since one is still hurt and the other is coming off P.S. It is what it is. Eche would get the start with excuse Green is hurting. This would also motivate Green and not "insult" him. The start should also motivate Eche to maybe have a great game. This is a position we need to have a clear understanding on when going into the off season.

Jacoby Jones becomes a WR. We use one of the other guys for returns that we keep hearing about.."He can do this and returns.." Jones would be used more on end arounds. Andre Davis no longer gets dump passes (Jones either) at the line or over the middle. We have TEs, FBs and Walters for that.

I'd start Sage for Oakland and allow Schaub to heal. Oakland is a game we should be able to win without Matt. I ask Saalam to try to block in place rather than just allowing the DE to run around you. He needs to get into his man more than just sliding with his opponent.

Flannagan is cut immediately. I do not see how anything else could be much worse. This allows the new guys to get some reps. Weary gets a few snaps at center.

I think that McKinney will be back at center next year, allowing White to back up and increase his experience.
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I trade down (we should be at # 8-10) and get Clady for LT. Black and Saalam are gone next year. If Spencer can come back and play tackle, we can go with that tandem. If C.S. can only play guard, we go with Clady backed by Pitts (moving Spencer to guard or Studdard/Frye). I think no one is too clear if C.S. will come back.

In 2nd round (part of trade) plan 1.a if Green/Eche look good I'd draft best FS available or plan 1.b if not satisfied go with best RB available.

In 3rd round as I think CB 2 will be held by Bennett I go with best LT or center available. We have to solidify the OL.

In 4th I go with best RB irregardless of what occurs in RD 2. My thinking is we have to solidify the running game and protect our QBs. I might look hard at UH rb Aldrige a Steve Slaton type runner, I do not think Jamaal Charles will be available here and his fumbles are a concern.

In the 5th I would pick best OLB or FS available.

Free Agency, I like Samuel for CB and would go hard at him. We have $30 million and to hell with $ if we can lock down CB. I'd try Bennett at FS under this scenario and if unable to upgrade FS, move him to Nickle. I'd also go hard for a solid center. I don't see too many options in FA in a year we have the $ to do something positive. We just can not get a break unless it is someone's leg.
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Mind you I haven't seen much of the Texans this season to evaluate his play, but what do folks think of putting Eric Winston at LT? Why not give it a shot? Short arms?

Also, if Chris White is better at C than Flannagan then couldn't moving White to starting C and Winston to LT mean an upgrade on the line? Who would play RT?
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Default Re: How would YOU fix the Texans?

First - Fire Sherman and Smith

Second - Hire a tough as nails defensive coordinator and an offensive coordinator who believes in the same scheme as Kubiak

Third - Cut or get rid of Ron Dayne, Flannagan, Black, and one or two TE. Also fire any player who answers this question incorrectly
"My number 1 priority in life is..."
If they say money, cut
If they say family, religion, medical school, whatever, give them the boot.
I want guys who anwer "to inflict pain and win"

Fourth - Promote Bennet to CB2 and move Faggins to Nickel

Fifth - With next years draft, target RB/S/OL

Sixth - With next years FA bucks, target RB/S/OL

Seventh - Hire a new training staff

Eigth - Hire a new media relations that will actually tell the fans the truth
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dude, it's not like the other people on the line aren't benefiting from his pressure. it's a two way street man.
Well I guess that's why the line isn't getting any pressure, because Mario isn't supplying any for them to "benefit" off of.....if that's a two way street, a septic truck veered into the oncoming lane and caused a 15 car pile-up......nobody's getting through.

Mario is not getting pressure on the QB, well not near as much as a #1 ovrl. pick should be.

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fwiw, mario's numbers are about to where they were last year...and it's only been half a season. i'd consider that marked improvement but i don't feel like a battle of semantics...
Mario's sack #s are about where they were last year, but if you read in one of my above posts, I don't care about sacks........I want to see consistent pressure and Mario isn't supplying that. I can name three sacks off the top of my head that were garbage sacks. He was drafted to force the ball out of the QBs hand and to take pressure off the DBs, but it seems the only time he gets to the QB is if the DBs shutdown the receivers.

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matter at all? comparing mario to peppers is as valid a comparison as any...just because peppers isn't having a great season doesn't mean he isn't subject to comparison. and just because you think mario is waste doesn't mean he isn't doing just fine.
Go ahead and compare Mario to Peppers if you want to, but anyone that has seen both play knows the only thing they have in common is their size. Peppers is more explosive and despite his "down year" still draws more double teams than Mario Williams and STILL is more disruptive.

Basically Peppers in a down year is > than Mario in a good year (if you want to call this a "good year" for him.)

I would like nothing more for him to prove me wrong and come out and be a elite defensive force, but I'm done making excuses for #1 ovrl. picks. I did it for 4 years with the last one and I'm not going to make that mistake twice. People need to stop making excuses for Mario, it's time he man's up, is held accountable for his play on the field, and tries to live up to his draft position. There is no reason to "baby" a 6'6 290 pound grown man. A guy that size and "supposedly" that athletic, should be abusing players he goes up against, but instead, most of the time Mario gets shut down right at the point of attack.......for his size the man plays extremely soft. That's right, I'm starting to think Mario Williams is soft......maybe he'll read this and "get mad"

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If you were Smith or Kubiak.
I would post my resume on Monster. Then fire all of my assistants. Then resign.
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As far as the o-line, I think if we had Adrian Petersen, all the sudden the line would be pretty good. Let them evualate Spencer. If he is good to go, look into an upgrade at C. If not, LT becomes 1C in the list above.
Rewind 6 months. Delete "Adrian Peterson". Insert "Matt Schaub".


I want the offensive line to start making the offensive line look better. Then it might be fixed.
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Rewind 6 months. Delete "Adrian Peterson". Insert "Matt Schaub".


I want the offensive line to start making the offensive line look better. Then it might be fixed.
Yep, for once I would like to have a line that made all the other positions look better.
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Rewind 6 months. Delete "Adrian Peterson". Insert "Matt Schaub".


I want the offensive line to start making the offensive line look better. Then it might be fixed.

Uh, Shaub has made the line look better. All I am saying is that it's a two way street, and if Spencer can come back, let's upgrade C and work from there.
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Uh, Shaub has made the line look better. All I am saying is that it's a two way street, and if Spencer can come back, let's upgrade C and work from there.
It hasn't been a two way street yet. For all of Schaub's making the line "look" better, the Texans are 3-5 and plummeting. The offense is horrible, and Schaub having to release the ball too quickly on too many occasions is a big part of that. But yes - sacks are down so the line looks better.

Now let's talk run blocking.


I still prefer a line that is better over one that looks better. I guess it's a foible of mine.
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Default Re: How would YOU fix the Texans?

I will say that MW has not performed up to my expectations. I will however reserve judgement until I see him play through the end of his 3rd season. I realize that seems like a long time, but I think if by then he doesn't pan out as a DE, I don't think it will ever happen.
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Default Re: How would YOU fix the Texans?

1. Tell us how long it will be until AJ returns.

2. Find a RB in case Joe Ickey Shuffle Dude doesn't pan out.

2a. At least somebody we can count on.

3. Look towards FA for safety/ol help.

4. If Option 3 don't work, get them in the draft.

4a. And not in the 6th round.

4a(1).

5. Get a sniper to shoot at VY when he shows up somewhere besides here.

5a. Don't want to do it here.

5a(1). It would be too obvious.

5a(2). I could do it in '09 when I'm in Seattle and he might be there too.

5a(2)(a). Nah, too risky.

5a(2)(a)(1). You can do it if you want.

6. Kick some NFL ass!
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I wonder if we could afford a full page ad on the houston chronicle Begging Kubiak to go to college station.

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