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Old 06-12-2008   #141
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Don't expect the Colts to pursue signing former Patriots linebacker Colvin, John Clayton writes. The Texans, who reportedly had Colvin in for a visit recently, have the best chance of landing him. The Colts have assembled enough pass rushers that they don?t need Colvin at the moment.
Hampered by a foot injury, the free-agent linebacker started only 10 games for the Patriots last season, registering four sacks. The Texans are viewing Colvin as a possible pass-rushing presence to complement Mario Williams.
I think they are trying to get a contract worked out that benefits both sides. I trust Smith will not sign sign him for any more than he is worth. I would love a one year deal, but I dont see Colvin agreeing to that. Here's to a good contract, a healthy Colvin, and a 2008 season to remember.
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Uh, any idea who? I do not see anyone on team for future. If you are talking about future players through draft or FA, I agree. Not to get ahead of myself but the next draft should wrap up most of our weaker areas if the last two work out as expected. Even if not, I see a DE, FS, OLB and perhaps a CB or LT depending on how those 2 spots are filled this season. We should have a very strong team going into 2009.
I really don't think we have that person on our roster right now. Hopefully we can pick up a two-dimensional DE that can play the run and pass opposite Mario in next year's draft, or at least find a pass rusher in the draft or through free agency. If Colvin proves effective this year, we may bring him back next year so we don't have to rush his replacement. Regardless, I would expect to see a long term solution on the roster by 2009.
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I really don't think we have that person on our roster right now. Hopefully we can pick up a two-dimensional DE that can play the run and pass opposite Mario in next year's draft, or at least find a pass rusher in the draft or through free agency. If Colvin proves effective this year, we may bring him back next year so we don't have to rush his replacement. Regardless, I would expect to see a long term solution on the roster by 2009.
Next year's draft should be good at the top end if the juniors declare (Selvie, Florida; Middleton, Indiana; Evans, Penn State). Hopefully, we'll be drafting somewhere in the twenties, though.
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Not all of our 30-something or near-30 signings have been disasters. N.D.Kalu, Jeff Zgonina, Salaam, Mark Bruener come to mind as solid contributors. The diff is I don't believe they were fishing for big bucks when we picked them up. Colvin on the other hand....
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Not all of our 30-something or near-30 signings have been disasters. N.D.Kalu, Jeff Zgonina, Salaam, Mark Bruener come to mind as solid contributors. The diff is I don't believe they were fishing for big bucks when we picked them up. Colvin on the other hand....
That's the concern. They haven't done so well with their "bigger" FA signings. I think this is a concern around the league in general, now though, after the disappointments of guys like LeCharles Bentley and Nate Clements. This year, the top free agents were mostly signed by their own team.

That said, with the youth of this team, the defense in particular, I trust that Smith and co. are building for the long term and aren't going to tie up a lot of future cap space in someone with questions about his long-term health. They've probably also learned from their experiences with Green and Moulds.
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Looks like he's about to be a Texan...I wonder who gets cut?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...t/5839758.html
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After two weeks of negotiations, the Texans are signing outside linebacker Rosevelt Colvin today.

General manager Rick Smith and agent Kennard McGuire agreed on a deal that will bring Colvin to Houston to become an outside pass rusher opposite Mario Williams.

The Texans are hoping that Colvin, 6-3, 250, can provide another pass rush off the edge that was missing since last season.

Anthony Weaver will start opposite Williams. At this point, the Texans see Colvin as a situational pass rusher who can help solve one of the biggest weaknesses on defense.
So we will likely see Mario still switching from the right to left side, depending on whether Weaver or Colvin is in the game. I think Williams showed last season that he could rush the passer from either side, though he has stated a preference to play at LDE.



Props to Rick Smith for making this happen.
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Looks like he's about to be a Texan...I wonder who gets cut?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...t/5839758.html
My guess would be Kalu.

I like Kalu but he wears down as the season progresses. If we are going to be completive down the stretch we are going to need everybody contributing.

I am very excited about this signing. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Colvin not only play OLB but start. When he was in Chicago he was dominant next to Urlacher. Now he plays next to Ryans.
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Just heard the news on the radio!

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I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Colvin not only play OLB but start. When he was in Chicago he was dominant next to Urlacher. Now he plays next to Ryans.
I'd be very surprised to see Colvin at OLB. That was six years and a couple of major injuries ago that he played with Urlacher. In a different style defense than the Texans play, where Colvin rarely was asked to drop back in coverage. I think the Texans will keep Colvin fresh by utilizing him exclusively as a situational pass rusher.
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My guess would be Kalu.

I like Kalu but he wears down as the season progresses. If we are going to be completive down the stretch we are going to need everybody contributing.

I am very excited about this signing. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Colvin not only play OLB but start. When he was in Chicago he was dominant next to Urlacher. Now he plays next to Ryans.
Hmmm, not sure about that one. I am thinking more along the lines of a DE playing on passing downs myself.
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Just heard the news on the radio!

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Does everyone realize how much more talented, versatile, and deep this team is than any team we've had?

This has been an amazing off-season!
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Great Team on paper vibes are floating a plenty.

Can't wait for the season to start to see what we REALLY have.
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I'd be very surprised to see Colvin at OLB. That was six years and a couple of major injuries ago that he played with Urlacher. In a different style defense than the Texans play, where Colvin rarely was asked to drop back in coverage. I think the Texans will keep Colvin fresh by utilizing him exclusively as a situational pass rusher.
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Hmmm, not sure about that one. I am thinking more along the lines of a DE playing on passing downs myself.
I can accept that. Heck I can could even deal with his 4 1/2 sack shortened season last year when you consider thats 4 1/2 sacks more than our starting DE had last year.

Paging Mr. Manning, Paging Mr. Manning, the Texans Defense would like to have a word with you. And thats Peyton with and E-Y, right?
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Aside from money, I am curious why he chose us over Indy.
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When the QB of the other team sees RC and MW coming at them I just want to see the look on their faces.
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Huge signing for the Texans. WTG Rick Smith!
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My guess would be Kalu.

I like Kalu but he wears down as the season progresses. If we are going to be completive down the stretch we are going to need everybody contributing.

I am very excited about this signing. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see Colvin not only play OLB but start. When he was in Chicago he was dominant next to Urlacher. Now he plays next to Ryans.
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Hmmm, not sure about that one. I am thinking more along the lines of a DE playing on passing downs myself.
TexanRed you sorta argued against yourself on this one. If Kalu wears down as the season goes along then having more subsitutions would keep him fresher (A long with other players) throughout the season.

Porky and lucky are right about Colvin being a pass rushing specialist type in my opinion. Since the draft there have been a few who have complained because the Texans did not only address LT, CB, RB and OLB in FA before the draft and during the draft but did not address DE or pass rusher opposite Mario. That is 4 positions they have upgraded versus one they did not, up until now. So for those they have basically called Rick Smith a moron for addressing as many positions as he did but did not address the pass rusher opposite Mario here ya go. Now stop whinning.

Ok now that I got that out there I feel better. This just goes to show that Rick Smith understands what is the weak points of the team and is always trying to address it. Every year we have a list of positions we need to make better and the last 3 years it was a long list after C&C and the crappy drafting factory messed up on so many draft picks. The last two year under which Rick Smith has been the orchestrator shows just how far we have come in just a short time.
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