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Old 03-27-2008   #21
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I'll be interested in how some of the vets like Pitts & Salaam take to Gibbs coaching. I doubt we'll see much cut blocking in training camp. Right?
Didn't Salaam already work with Gibbs when they were in Denver? That was when Salaam made it to the Pro Bowl, right?
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Not that I'll really be watching training camp, but:

1. Okoye

2. The whole secondary.

3. C. Brown

4. Myers (actually, everybody who plays center)
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Didn't Salaam already work with Gibbs when they were in Denver? That was when Salaam made it to the Pro Bowl, right?
Yep 02 and 03. Not sure about the pro bowl. But he does know the system. In 03 they put 2700 yards rushing on the season.
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I want to get a quick glimpse of Gibbs. Just to see if he's got a hallow/wings
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And I want to see what's going on with Charles Spencer ?
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I want to get a quick glimpse of Gibbs. Just to see if he's got a hallow/wings
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And I want to see what's going on with Charles Spencer ?
I think his players see horns and a pitchfork.
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I think his players see horns and a pitchfork.
Yeah thats what i gather. I've never had or seen an Oline coach that was laid back and didnt scream his head off.
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Yep 02 and 03. Not sure about the pro bowl. But he does know the system. In 03 they put 2700 yards rushing on the season.

My bad. I thought he made it to the pro bowl one of those years... but I wuz worng.
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I will be really interested in:
-The whole OL and Gibbs, particularly LT, Myers and Spencer
-Matt Schaub's recovery, how Gray looks as a backup (Sage is solid if on the team)
-RB: Green here? How will Brown look? Chris Taylor's recovery, and of course the rookie
-WR: Make sure they're all healthy and how Jacoby has improved

-DE: Pass rushing DE?
-DT: rotation/placement of Amobi, TJ, etc
-OLB: Who's going to be starting, will their roles be different?
-Secondary: How much turnover will there have been, what's the depth chart, their strengths weakness, and what scheme we play.

I think I'm most interesting in Gibbs and the OL improvement and how that effect our running backs (for the better)
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My bad. I thought he made it to the pro bowl one of those years... but I wuz worng.
That was a good call though. I completely forgot Salaam played when Gibbs was there. Good stuff right there.
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I will be really interested in:
-The whole OL and Gibbs, particularly LT, Myers and Spencer
-Matt Schaub's recovery, how Gray looks as a backup (Sage is solid if on the team)
-RB: Green here? How will Brown look? Chris Taylor's recovery, and of course the rookie
-WR: Make sure they're all healthy and how Jacoby has improved

-DE: Pass rushing DE?
-DT: rotation/placement of Amobi, TJ, etc
-OLB: Who's going to be starting, will their roles be different?
-Secondary: How much turnover will there have been, what's the depth chart, their strengths weakness, and what scheme we play.

I think I'm most interesting in Gibbs and the OL improvement and how that effect our running backs (for the better)
The end opposite mario is a sore spot. I just dont think weaver had the ability to get around the corner. He's more built like amobi or TJ.
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I say rotate weaver/tj/amobi at DT to keep em fresh. Then sign/draft a pass rusher.

I'll probably catch static for this but oh well.
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He's more built like amobi or TJ.
No he isn't--he doesn't have anything like the belly those guys have. He is much more similar in build to Mario and Cochran. In any event, he is not a great pass rusher but we haven't seen the best he has either since he has been playing with injuries most of his time here.
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I say rotate weaver/tj/amobi at DT to keep em fresh. Then sign/draft a pass rusher.

I'll probably catch static for this but oh well.
i'm all for a de in the 1st, i'll take a pro bowl de over a probowl corner, a pass rush is secondary's best friend, our division has some of the league's better qb's
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QB
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Dyson if we get him, could be like Davis last season.
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i'm all for a de in the 1st, i'll take a pro bowl de over a probowl corner, a pass rush is secondary's best friend, our division has some of the league's better qb's
And a good secondary is a pass rush's best friend.
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Its hard to choose. Pretty much everything except WR, TE, MLB.


#2 CB who is it gonna be and can he hold his own until DRob returns

Can both TJ and Okoy build on what they did last year.

Are we finally gonna get a decent pass rush opposite Mario.

Oline who's gonna start and how much of a difference is Gibbs gonna really make.

RB's who's gonna make the team and can they stay healthy.
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And a good secondary is a pass rush's best friend.
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1. Running game.
2. Seeing if the OL can gel into a unit quickly.
3. Running game.
4. In year 3 of the Richard Smith experiment, see if the defense gets an identity other than making me cuss a lot. I don't really like to cuss but gee, it is hard not to watching them. How many years in a row can they be bottom of the league bad?

Football Outsiders General Defensive Rankings:

2007: 30th
2006: 31st
2005: 32nd
2004: 18th
2003: 28th
2002: 20th

You see, at this pace, we will have a top 10 defense in the year 2027.

Stats don't tell the whole story, but boy these particular ones are unpleasant.

If you look at the 2005 defensive roster, you will see very few players that other teams might covet. Dunta Robinson, random young guys and old guys--people who weren't particularly good for either the 3-4 or the 4-3. The number one reason why the Texans went defense with the first and second pick of 2006. A case can be made that fixing the running game is another step to fixing the defense to keep them off the field and reduce turnovers that occur when you are forcing throws when you should be running.

So yeah, the Texans need more playmakers on the defense but they also need to have a scheme that improves the players they have. I've seen a lot of potential from the coaching on the offensive side of the ball, not so much on the defensive side other than them just trying to hold it together. Yeah there were injuries in the secondary last year, but it wasn't like they had a bunch of world beaters coming into the first game of the season.
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i've always thought the offense was fine, minus the turnovers, the defense isn't quite the championship version though, keep building the D through the draft
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I say rotate weaver/tj/amobi at DT to keep em fresh. Then sign/draft a pass rusher.

I'll probably catch static for this but oh well.
I agree, FWIW. We need to rotate those guys at 3 tech and get a big lard ass or two to plug the middle.
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