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Brian Cushing 38 34.23%
Connor Barwin 37 33.33%
Antoine Caldwell 13 11.71%
Glover Quin 7 6.31%
Anthony Hill 1 0.90%
James Casey 11 9.91%
Brice McCain 0 0%
Troy Nolan 1 0.90%
Arian Foster (UDFA) 3 2.70%
Jeremiah Johnson (UDFA) 0 0%
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Old 07-08-2009   #21
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On paper and saying "potential" repeatedly we may actually have a very good team.
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I'm most exicited about my Mondays work at home schedule, this means I can drink on football Sundays again.

Oh wait....you meant a player. Either Cushing or Conner. I fully expect the defense to be much better this year.
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I'm most exicited about my Mondays work at home schedule, this means I can drink on football Sundays again.

Oh wait....you meant a player. Either Cushing or Conner. I fully expect the defense to be much better this year.
Are you concerned at all about the rest of us? (going into a rant) What about me? I have to work and drive two major freeways for an hour one way! It doesn't matter that I don't often drink but I should be able to. Thorn you are so caught up in yourself. What about me? (swallows a sedative) better now. I am so glad you get to work from home on Mondays. No, really I am.
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Man, remember when we were saying almost the same thing about our receiving corp a couple of years ago?
Ha, yes I remember that. Let's hope our DB situation will end up in a similar situation.
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Ha, yes I remember that. Let's hope our DB situation will end up in a similar situation.
This is my hope.
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i wanna see how all the DB's perform.
if they do good then i wont be that worried cause we'd pretty much be set.
but a player would be barwin cause he seems like a godsend
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I marked Cushing.

I'm excited about Barwin, Caldwell, and Casey as well but I'm really expecting good things from Cushing. I think Hill could be a great piece to the puzzle... but I don't think he's going to be a sexy piece of the puzzle, ya know what I mean?
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I voted Barwin. I was excited about him well before the draft & couldn't believe our luck when he was still on the board for our 2nd round pick. While he's not as big, I see him turning out to be a Jared Allen type of DE.

I'm also excited to see Cushing on the field. I wasn't excited initially, but I've warmed up to him very nicely. He looks huge next to our other LB's. If Adibi continues to progress & with the backups we now have, the linebacking crew is going to be vastly improved.

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I also picked Cushing. I'm excited about the intensity level he will bring.

Also, I am really looking forward to watching Anthony Hill and the upgrade to our short yardage game and improved pass blocking against 3-4 teams.
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BLITZ EVERYBODY! Let the bodies hit the floor.
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Cushing easily. I'm expecting much more from him than the others. I'll gather excitement for the other noobs when I see them playing well.
Barring unforeseen ciscumstances, I also expect Cushing to see the most playing time. He should have quite a few chances to tackle when the opponents run away from Mario and the weakside.

I voted for Foster as a dark horse on offense though. Hard to imagine Chris Brown lasting... however long...
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Caldwell. If there is a pick we are least excited about, its Connor Barwin for me.
careful..... the barwinistas are very defensive. Dont even think of saying we should have drafted a rb.....Barwin is the pass rushing De we have been waiting for......(so I have been told).


I am looking to see if the one draft pick we actually needed can be filled in the seventh round.
S-Troy Nolan. The question is:can a seventh round pick make the team and produce in a position of need?
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careful..... the barwinistas are very defensive. Dont even think of saying we should have drafted a rb.....Barwin is the pass rushing De we have been waiting for......(so I have been told).


I am looking to see if the one draft pick we actually needed can be filled in the seventh round.
S-Troy Nolan. The question is:can a seventh round pick make the team and produce in a position of need?
There is a lot to like about Barwin and not much to dislike. I for one believe he will be a terror on passing downs, probably won't see much of the field on 1st downs. A weapon to be used sparingly and hopefully effectively.

Least exciting pick for me is McCain. He's just a real fast guy. I don't see how you could be more excited for this guy over Barwin but to each his own...

Nolan's got good things and bad things going for him. Good is there isn't much in his way to get to the field. Bad is the precedent for 7th round guys to come in and contribute is fairly high with Anderson and Diles who are legitimate guys, a decent 3rd/slot WR and an excellent backup to multiple positions/special teamer.
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Nolan's got good things and bad things going for him. Good is there isn't much in his way to get to the field. Bad is the precedent for 7th round guys to come in and contribute is fairly high with Anderson and Diles who are legitimate guys, a decent 3rd/slot WR and an excellent backup to multiple positions/special teamer.[/quote]

diles deserves more credit than just a back up.... if im correct he was starting last year and was the leading tackler till he got hurt
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There is a lot to like about Barwin and not much to dislike. I for one believe he will be a terror on passing downs, probably won't see much of the field on 1st downs. A weapon to be used sparingly and hopefully effectively.

Least exciting pick for me is McCain. He's just a real fast guy. I don't see how you could be more excited for this guy over Barwin but to each his own...

Nolan's got good things and bad things going for him. Good is there isn't much in his way to get to the field. Bad is the precedent for 7th round guys to come in and contribute is fairly high with Anderson and Diles who are legitimate guys, a decent 3rd/slot WR and an excellent backup to multiple positions/special teamer.
Barwin is a one trick pony, and we still have a gaping hole in our team called FS. Thats what I don't like about him. He's a toy. He's Antwaan Peek redux.
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diles deserves more credit than just a back up.... if im correct he was starting last year and was the leading tackler till he got hurt
Where exactly would you fit him in? Over Ryans is a joke, Cushing came in so highly touted that the coaches handed Diles' spot over to him immediately and I'm probably not the only one who got more excited about Adibi's playmaking rather than Diles being a solid, wrap-up tackler.
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Barwin is a one trick pony, and we still have a gaping hole in our team called FS. Thats what I don't like about him. He's a toy. He's Antwaan Peek redux.
I don't think anyone can say Barwin is or isn't going to succeed at this time.

Which do you think is more important? A stellar pass rush? Or a stellar FS?

If you think it's a FS, don't bother answering by posting. lol
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The Case for James Casey:

We know Cushing is going to be the SAM and is the safest bet to have immediate success. We know Barwin is the 3rd down RDE and is the backup for Mario. We also know Caldwell is the first O-lineman off the bench for any of the 3 interior spots and is eventually the center. Anthony Hill is the new blocking tight end to replace Bruener (I think he'll catch more balls than people think too). We know Glover Quinn had the best OTAs for any player on the roster and will see the field because our DB's are a huge question mark.

Which brings me to Casey. We have great targets all over the field obviously so there's a very good chance he might not even see the field until later in the season when injuries kick in and/or he has a better grasp of what his role will really be.

But then there's the RED ZONE FACTOR. We sucked in the red zone way too often last year. If there's something Casey can bring to this team its his nose for the end zone as we've seen him do it Rice. It seemed like he has the "red zone IT factor" to score the ball whether its running and bowling through the line to get it in or catching TDs. He could make for an interesting secret weapon at the start of the season in the red zone specifically. Of course if the this happens he won't be a secret there for long and it'll open things up for the other guys.
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Barwin is a one trick pony, and we still have a gaping hole in our team called FS. Thats what I don't like about him. He's a toy. He's Antwaan Peek redux.
Yeah but that trick is pretty awesome. Safety was weak this draft, so who did you want in the 2nd round? William Moore?

How many guys come into the league as complete packages their first year?
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We also know Caldwell is the first O-lineman off the bench for any of the 3 interior spots and is eventually the center.
Sorry, I didn't know that!

I have gone back and review 5 of the 9 Bamas games I had reviewed before.
If Caldwell played like that, it will be a nightmare to see him on the field for the Texans at this stage!!!

Adrian Jones would be my bet to go in at G.
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