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Old 04-29-2010   #1
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anyone think he is going to become the player he can be?

This would solve our need for a big DT.

I don't really see any holes in the defense other than depth issues at the safety position.
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I think Earl Mitchell has already made him expendable. He could be cut unless Zgonina decides to hang it up or if he really proves himself.
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Definitely a "bubble player" heading into training camp...

But some people believed Jacoby Jones was a bubble player last season when he turned the corner. So lets see if he performs to his potential.

I'm more interested in seeing whether Deljuan Robinson gets more PT personally.
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Jeff does not have much longer to play in the NFL anyway but I do like Jeff.
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Jeff does not have much longer to play in the NFL anyway but I do like Jeff.
Don't expect him back. They gave away his #.
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Don't expect him back. They gave away his #.
Is he still on the Roster?
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There is no need for a big DT in this defensive scheme.
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Is he still on the Roster?
Technically he's an URFA.
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Technically he's an URFA.
I did not know that. Thanks.
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Don't expect him back. They gave away his #.
They've given his number away before. The guy is like a cockroach. You could nuke him and he'd just shake it off, strap his helmet on, and ask to be put into the rotation.

Gotta love the guy.
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They've given his number away before. The guy is like a cockroach. You could nuke him and he'd just shake it off, strap his helmet on, and ask to be put into the rotation.

Gotta love the guy.
Yep, never a star but earned his check every game.
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There is no need for a big DT in this defensive scheme.
I disagree. The Texans think there is no need for a big Dt in this defensive scheme, but they have yet to convince me. They also think they're OK at FS and that Chris Myers is a good Center, so there you go.
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Okam is one of the most frustrating players in the NFL... if you took Pollard/Cushing's brain and put it in Okam's head he'd be one of the best DT's in the NFL....unfortunately he is who he is and I don't think he makes it out of camp.
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I wouldn't hold my breath...
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Definitely a "bubble player" heading into training camp...

But some people believed Jacoby Jones was a bubble player last season when he turned the corner. So lets see if he performs to his potential.

I'm more interested in seeing whether Deljuan Robinson gets more PT personally.
Me too. Puzzled as to why he didn't get more reps last year.
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wasted a perfect NFL defensive tackle's body
Even back in college, it's always been about his "want to"

If he ever gets the "want to" he'll be a monster.

I do agree, however, that we don't need to be waiting for it to show up. If it isn't there in TC.. and we need the spot.. nice knowin ya Frank.
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I disagree. The Texans think there is no need for a big Dt in this defensive scheme, but they have yet to convince me. They also think they're OK at FS and that Chris Myers is a good Center, so there you go.
Same points I have made for three years but facts are;

Defensive line shut down the run with like 86 yards avg a game over last 13 years.

Free safety, how many TDs did they give up?
Chris Myers was not beaten out by our 3rd round pick who quite possibly could be a guard again this year. I have heard no great cry that Myers is to be replaced by Wade Smith. Not arguing just saying.
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Some folks are strangely blessed with ill-fitted gifts. Big Frank just doesn't have the passion for the game his body was designed to play.
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Even back in college, it's always been about his "want to"

If he ever gets the "want to" he'll be a monster.

I do agree, however, that we don't need to be waiting for it to show up. If it isn't there in TC.. and we need the spot.. nice knowin ya Frank.
But he will be an intimidating attorney.
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