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Old 01-06-2005   #21
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Double Barrel wrote:

"And welcome to the Texans family. Hope you can make it down here one day to catch a game. You will definitely be invited to many tailgating activities...so many that you probably won't be able to make most of them."

Gee, thanks!...I'd love to go to Texas one day !.........Your BBQ's are legendary! I'm sure you're gonna love Tim Cheatwood!......He chases Quarterbacks like he's "posessed"


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Old 01-06-2005   #22
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Cheatwood is a very good CFL DE, which quite a different position than the NFL DE. In the CFL DEs have to constantly contain and chase rollout, scrambling QBs (like Garcia and Flutie), and they have to cut off very quick and fast RBs, like John Avery, Charles Roberts (from Sacramento State and still the leading rusher in Div. 1 history, I believe), and Troy Davis (who had back to back 2,000 yard seasons at Iowa State and was a two time Heisman finalist). And they have to do all this on a field that is 11.5 yards wider than an NFL field. In a game of inches, 11.5 yards is a whole lot of inches. In the CFL game, as Iím sure you can imagine, speed and quickness are much more important (relative to the NFL style game) than size and power. So a guy like Cheatwood would translate to being and NFL LB Iím sure. He played that position in college so it wonít be completely foreign to him. All this said, there have been a number of CFL DEs whoíve been able to bulk up to play DE in the NFL, Willie Whitehead and Ron Warner come to mind, but I donít think Cheatwood will be able to bulk up enough to play DE in a 3-4 scheme.
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I think Jay Foreman has just lost his position at ILB.
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The usual course of events with CFL players going to the NFL is that they take a year to adjust and learn the systems and the league. You donít see too many who start in their first year. They can be effective ST players in year one, and then challenge for a starting spot in year two, or make a significant contribution, like Derick Armstrong did. Another ex-CFL DE who has started a number of games at DE in the NFL is Paul Spicer. As far as LBs go, ex-Texan Charlie Clemmons played in the CFL for 2 or 3 years, but he was a LB in the CFL too.
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Old 01-06-2005   #25
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sounds like he could be a good pickup for us.

As for him playing OLB.. if he is better than Peek or Wong.. then obviously he will start .. Doesnt matter if we sign 50 OLBs.. we take the best ones and send the others packing.

He sounds like a speed rusher.. which means he is probably gonna line up at OLB, not ILB. Lining him up at ILB would be a waste of his speed around the corners.

I like his attitude.. we need a guy on our team who is gonna be belligerent and fired up. We dont have that now and it is hurting us.


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Like someone else posted, maybe Foreman just lost his job if we put Cheatwood and Babin at OLB and Wong and Sharper at ILB. If this Cheatwood plays as well as he did for us as he did in the CFL and having Babin with a season under his belt and if the D line can get some push and add that to our secondary....
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I think Babin and Peek will be starting at OLB next season. Cheatwood just adds depth to our linebacking corps. You can never have too many good LBs when you use the 3-4.
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Earlier in the season I was against Peek starting, but if the coaches think he should be one of the 2 starters then that's fine but the thing that worries me about Peek is his temper/emotion. I mean it's alright to be fired up and ready to play, but in his limited playing time this season, he had to be restrained twice from going after opposing players, I just think if he starts for an entire season, he could cost us a few 15 yarders. I hope I am wrong though.
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if he fires up our defense.. ill take a few 15 yarders over the course of the season. Our defense just has no spark sometimes.
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if he fires up our defense.. ill take a few 15 yarders over the course of the season. Our defense just has no spark sometimes.
What would a 15 yard penalty do to a defense's momentum though, if they had momentum going anyways.
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at least we would have momentum to ruin.
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That is kind of what I meant with that last part of my post.
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Did we sign cheatwood??? I dont see him listed anywhere...
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Yes, he was just signed today, apparently.
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Texans | Cheatwood Signed - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 6 Jan 2005 14:59:06 -0800

USAToday.com reports the Houston Texans signed DE Tim Cheatwood. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
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Hi Texas !.......Hamilton, Canada here.

We have a player on the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League by the name of Tim Cheatwood who led the CFL in QB sacks last year. Apparantly he just had a tryout with the Texans.
Nice scoop from two weeks ago. Thanks.
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Hi Texas !.......Hamilton, Canada here.

We have a player on the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League by the name of Tim Cheatwood who led the CFL in QB sacks last year. Apparantly he just had a tryout with the Texans. Any thoughts on Tim and his chances of not coming back to Canada?

The following link is from our discussion board about this matter.

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PS. The news of this workout that Tim had came from an article in the Cleveland Plains Dealer click here
Seriously, I am not sure of how many of these type of the Texans looked ___ post we get in a year or so and virtuely none of them actually mean anything. Thanks for the heads up and links ahead of time and we hope that he works out for us as much as for you guys.
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Hey, with all due respect "Arlington Texan", if you guys have no need for a Defensive End, please call the braintrust of the Houston Texans and send Tim straight back to the Hamilton Tiger Cats....we miss him already!!
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Seriously, I am not sure of how many of these type of the Texans looked ___ post we get in a year or so and virtuely none of them actually mean anything. Thanks for the heads up and links ahead of time and we hope that he works out for us as much as for you guys.
Well, the ones Iíve discussed here are Garrick Jones and Derick Armstrong, both of whom made your team, and one of whom caught 400 yards in passes this year for you. IMO, Cheatwood is a very good athlete and a very good player. My team tried very hard to trade for him in the off season last year, and for good reason. How well he fits with your team is another matter. If he was to be essentially a rush end type of OLB then I could see him fitting in right away. He wouldnít need that much time to adjust to that role. But youíve drafted Babin and Peek in the last couple of years and you already have Wong, so where does Cheatwood fit in? Iím sure he wouldnít have signed if he didnít get at least a high 5 or low 6 figure signing bonus, so Iím sure he wasnít signed as camp fodder. Iím just not sure what the Texansí plans are for him.

And another player comparison would be R-Kal Truluck of the Packers, who also played in the CFL for a few years.
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Well, the ones Iíve discussed here are Garrick Jones and Derick Armstrong, both of whom made your team, and one of whom caught 400 yards in passes this year for you. IMO, Cheatwood is a very good athlete and a very good player. My team tried very hard to trade for him in the off season last year, and for good reason. How well he fits with your team is another matter. If he was to be essentially a rush end type of OLB then I could see him fitting in right away. He wouldnít need that much time to adjust to that role. But youíve drafted Babin and Peek in the last couple of years and you already have Wong, so where does Cheatwood fit in? Iím sure he wouldnít have signed if he didnít get at least a high 5 or low 6 figure signing bonus, so Iím sure he wasnít signed as camp fodder. Iím just not sure what the Texansí plans are for him.

And another player comparison would be R-Kal Truluck of the Packers, who also played in the CFL for a few years.
While we want a ton of bodies at that position none of them have been overly productive. Babin is too open field tackle with some moves but not polished yet. Wong is not explosive enough, but can play any LBing position. Peek is exciting and makes things happen, but those things are often as bad as they are good. Anderson has primiarily played special teams. DD Achl (sp) was on the practice squad. Cheatwood has a ton of competition, but noone here as performed well enough to have a starting position guaranteed.

From reading Cheatwood sounds more similair to Peek than anyone else that we have. Is high energy and at times bordering on too emotional on target?
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