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View Poll Results: who'll breakout in 2009?
Matt Schaub 33 36.26%
David Andersen 1 1.10%
Duane Brown 6 6.59%
Antonio Smith 0 0%
Deljuan Robinson 1 1.10%
Amobi Okoye 30 32.97%
Zac Diles 2 2.20%
Xavier Adibi 12 13.19%
Dominique Barber 2 2.20%
Fred Bennett 4 4.40%
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Old 03-19-2009   #1
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Default Breakout players in '09

Stole this thread from another board & a texans player was mentioned.

Guess who it was and feel free to add your own candidates.

Might as well stick up a poll too.. add anybody who's not on the poll list either (like jacques reeves- hes great)
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Stole this thread from another board & a texans player was mentioned.

Guess who it was and feel free to add your own candidates.

Might as well stick up a poll too.. add anybody who's not on the poll list either (like jacques reeves- hes great)
You didn't vote in your own poll, Bro.

Anywho, I'm not sure an Olineman can have a noticable "Breakout" year, but I choose D. Brown. Hopefully he's dropped a few lbs and will be a bit quicker with his kick slide against speed rushers.
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You didn't vote in your own poll, Bro.

Anywho, I'm not sure an Olineman can have a noticable "Breakout" year, but I choose D. Brown. Hopefully he's dropped a few lbs and will be a bit quicker with his kick slide against speed rushers.
Brown is my choice also of those listed. Schaub will have good year but he had one last year imo. To me Brown really fits this offense and another year will make him even better. Some thing to ponder; will not having Salaam behind him help? I say yes as it is Brown's position in Brown's mind this year. Also, I think an addition to RB corps will take more heat off everyone especially Brown.

If we get a RB like Jennings or Peerman, that person should have a very good season also.
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I was hard on Amobi last year because of his prediction of 14 sacks and he had a hard time making tackles much less getting sacks. I was especially pissed when fat or slow Qbs kept running past him for first downs. However this year I think with addition of Smith and the emergence of Bulman it will enable him to be single covered and create pressure up the Middle. I hope so because Amobi is an example of everything right in sports. I hope his sophomore slump is busted and he makes a differance this year.
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This one's easy... Matt Schaub.

He's one injury free season away from being a top 5 qb. If the line protects, our running attack improves, and AJ stays healthy I see no reason he shouldn't get his 1st Pro Bowl invite. He better be taking his vitamins this offseason.
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the player mentioned in the original thread was (pretty surprisingly- given its an nfl board and a bears fan posted it)..... Deljuan Robinson

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In the pre draft/free agency stuff I think 2008 is often very quickly forgotten and personally I think right after the season is the perfect time, before everyone forgets, to think of guys who are role players or in the shadows already on their teams who could step up in 2009 and have big seasons making names for themselves like guys such as Lance Moore, Deangelo Williams, LaMarr Woodley have...

Some guys I reckon have chance at having good seasons in 2009 based off what I saw are:

Lawrence Timmons - Pittsburgh - I know he has great people around him and is behind Foote and Farrior right now, bu I think he was mighty impressive whenever I saw him 2009 might be his year to displace Foote or Farrior.

Jason Avant - Philly - Avant has never really claimed a starting spot in Philly nut I was really impressed by him towards the end of the season I reckon he could have a good year with a lot of attention heading towards Desean Jackson.

Deljuan Robinson - Houston - He didn't start I don't think. But in the couple of Houston games I saw I thought he did a good job, better than Travis Johnson, and with all the talent on the houston d-line I think Robinson could have a very big year, we might be calling it the best d-line in football this time next year.

Sabby Pisticelli - Tampa - He has looked good for a while now stuck behind the great pairing of Phiilips and Jackson. The Bucs let Phiilps test the market before bringing him back and I think Pisticelli is why. I heard they are looking a Phillips moving to LB so I think he could have big year in 2009.
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This one's easy... Matt Schaub.

He's one injury free season away from being a top 5 qb. If the line protects, our running attack improves, and AJ stays healthy I see no reason he shouldn't get his 1st Pro Bowl invite. He better be taking his vitamins this offseason.
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props.. not many would notice an unheralded DT although he really played exceptional late on in the season (especially v the titans and bears) as he gained more and more snaps. hes going to be a big part on our rotation this yr.

another guy i think that could break out on our D is Xavier Adibi.. just a really athletic, smart & tough LB. health is the only reason he didnt start early last yr. when he finally got healthy (and got greenwood out of there), our D improved greatly. hes slated to start at WLB. i think he does very well there once he stays healthy.

same goes for schaub. if he stays healthy, i think he'll be there on the fringe of top 5 qb discussions. really finished the season strong and now he'll be 100%. we dont play the vikes this yr so that drunk ******** Allen cant go after his knee so he should be ok
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Default Re: Breakout players in '09

Choosing someone from the list I think that Schaub, barring injury, will light it up this year. Someone not from the list would be Reeves, I have a feeling he'll be special this year.
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My two favorites on this list were Schaub and Okoye, but I voted for Schaub. I'd just love it if our D-line as a whole just tears the league up this year, and Okoye would have to have a good year for that to happen.
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i dont know.. whatever about amobi coming good, i think its a much longer shot for molden. iirc, his injury is pretty serious and they're not certain he'll recover fully like they are with diles. i think he's supposed to be out til TC too. that coupled with the fact he got little to no PT last yr means he wont do much this yr either imo. bennett is alot more likely to be the cb that (re)breaks out by rediscovering his rookie form partnered beside dunta
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i dont know.. whatever about amobi coming good, i think its a much longer shot for molden. iirc, his injury is pretty serious and they're not certain he'll recover fully like they are with diles. i think he's supposed to be out til TC too. that coupled with the fact he got little to no PT last yr means he wont do much this yr either imo. bennett is alot more likely to be the cb that (re)breaks out by rediscovering his rookie form partnered beside dunta
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I think the disappointing thing with him is that we were starting to play him (at corner) when he did get hurt, Kubiak said. So he missed out on some valuable playing time, but hes a smart young man. Hes a smart worker. Hes a hard worker.

The injury he has, players have come back from and ended up playing a long, long time. So, I dont have any doubt hell handle his business.
From ht.com.

Diles was injured much earlier in the season so I can see him being ready sooner.
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I voted Okoye. I hope with Kollar and Bush we'll see a different philosophy from the "read and react" line crap of Richard Smith. Okoye has great inital burst and he should be using that disrupt his gap and get to the qb fast.

I think there's a few guys that IF healthy can have breakout years at multiple spots though.
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Comes down to Schaub or Okoye to be "breakout players" imo. I chose Schaub because he has been able to put several good games together. All he has to do now is play a full season at the level he plays at when he's healthy and he'll be in the talks regarding the top QBs not named Manning or Brady.

Okoye however is still very young and is playing a position that has a long transition period. I hope he does very well this season, but odds are Schaub is the better pick for breakout player.
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Dominique Barber is going to be the talk of camp and will play well.
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Duane Brown.

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Haha, so much expectation for Okoye!

And nobody expects TJ to do anything anymore?
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IMO, Schaub having a breakout year means Duane Brown and co. are having a breakout year and are protecting his a$$. They both go hand in hand.
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