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Old 08-01-2012   #41
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I will take dude who fires cannon after scores...I hope he develops carpal tunnel from firing that thing so much.
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Here is some info on my guy Alan Ball :

“So we put Ball at safety and then Jenkins and Newman didn’t play worth a d— and I wish I would have kept Ball at corner for those guys that half a year, because they just played terrible for a while." This is Wade talking. Very interesting article as my read on Ball at Dallas was he was terrible. This explains why Phillips signed him.
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/?p=5555
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Here is some info on my guy Alan Ball :

“So we put Ball at safety and then Jenkins and Newman didn’t play worth a d— and I wish I would have kept Ball at corner for those guys that half a year, because they just played terrible for a while." This is Wade talking. Very interesting article as my read on Ball at Dallas was he was terrible. This explains why Phillips signed him.
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/?p=5555
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Hope that guy is right
Man, I do also. If our corners could become a strength that would be huge.
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Can I get the hotties?

Brooks Reed aka Thor

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Here is some info on my guy Alan Ball :

“So we put Ball at safety and then Jenkins and Newman didn’t play worth a d— and I wish I would have kept Ball at corner for those guys that half a year, because they just played terrible for a while." This is Wade talking. Very interesting article as my read on Ball at Dallas was he was terrible. This explains why Phillips signed him.
http://www.stateofthetexans.com/?p=5555
I'm not putting too much stock into Alan Ball.

I watched his first 3 games from last season and he looks like a back-up to me.

He might make the team due his versatility, having played as nickel, boundary CB, and safety; but he needs to play better than what he showed last year to be of real help, IMO.

His veteran status might also help him land on the roster, but I'm not 100% positive he makes the team.

He played high in his stance, doesn't have a real backpedal.
He didn't show great hip flexibility to be able to react and turn quickly with receivers out of their break.
I can't tell much about his deep speed because of the cirscumstances he was in.
Overall, he played like the #4 CB on a Cowboys team that have an overall poor secondary.
The 3 guys ahead of him were dealing with injury at some point (Newman, Jenkins, Scandrick) and the young guys behind him were just not good.

That's why they drafted Morris Claibonrne and brought in Brandon Carr.
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I'll take Kareem Jackson!! I don't care what anyone says, he's gonna have a great year !
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I'm not putting too much stock into Alan Ball.

I watched his first 3 games from last season and he looks like a back-up to me.

He might make the team due his versatility, having played as nickel, boundary CB, and safety; but he needs to play better than what he showed last year to be of real help, IMO.

His veteran status might also help him land on the roster, but I'm not 100% positive he makes the team.

He played high in his stance, doesn't have a real backpedal.
He didn't show great hip flexibility to be able to react and turn quickly with receivers out of their break.
I can't tell much about his deep speed because of the cirscumstances he was in.
Overall, he played like the #4 CB on a Cowboys team that have an overall poor secondary.
The 3 guys ahead of him were dealing with injury at some point (Newman, Jenkins, Scandrick) and the young guys behind him were just not good.

That's why they drafted Morris Claibonrne and brought in Brandon Carr.
My understanding from Wade Phillips is Alan played safety in Phillip's last season rather than corner. I did not watch Dallas this past season. Are you saying he played corner? I thought he was a back up and the reason they drafted Claiborne was the CB starters again played poorly. I thought Alan had little playing time at all in 2011, besides if KJ and McCain can improve under Texans DB coaching, I am hopeful Ball can.
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I got Connor Barwin...He is my favorite player
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Can I get the hotties?

Brooks Reed aka Thor

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I thought James Casey was the one nicknamed Thor?
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I'll take Kareem Jackson!! I don't care what anyone says, he's gonna have a great year !
Took him already
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Took him already
Yea I went back and seen that I'll take Roc Carmichael, and Derek Newton
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It is OK for more than one person to take a player. The OP wanted more than one set of eyes.
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It is OK for more than one person to take a player. The OP wanted more than one set of eyes.
No biggie . Just great to see there's more than 3 posters the want kj to succeed ! I'm really pulling for him , will even buy his jersey this year
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Ill take my boy Owen "Open" Daniels. Best tight end in the league
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Brice McCain is going to take a huge step forward this year.

On offense I'm loving the potential of Keyshawn Martin as a bigtime slot receiver.
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I'll take Sherrick McManis and Devier Posey.

Since they probably won't play starter's snaps in the regular season I'll also take Rashard Butler and Bradie James for the regular season.
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My understanding from Wade Phillips is Alan played safety in Phillip's last season rather than corner. I did not watch Dallas this past season. Are you saying he played corner? I thought he was a back up and the reason they drafted Claiborne was the CB starters again played poorly. I thought Alan had little playing time at all in 2011, besides if KJ and McCain can improve under Texans DB coaching, I am hopeful Ball can.
Ball was a reserved at both CB and safety in 09.
He played mostly ST.

Wade moved him to safety in 2010 when the Cowboys decided not to resign Ken Hamlin (big mistake - I mentioned this last year when I looked at Wade's defense in 2010.)
Ball played poorly there, but he didn't have much experience to begin with.
2010 Starter: Alan Ball (free safety)
"Where some corners adapt well when moved to free safety (see: the Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins), Ball fared quite poorly. His -9.7 rating placed him 78th amongst the 85 safeties who played in at least 25% of their team’s snaps, and he showed virtually no ballhawking ability whatsoever (his two interceptions and one pass-defensed would represent a strong half for the Ravens’ Ed Reed). As a result, Ball is moving back to corner, where he’ll likely be battling Scandrick for playing time in the nickel and dime defenses."

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Last year, they brought in Abram Elam to play FS and moved Ball back to CB.
He was the #4 and played quite a bit (498 snaps) since Newman, Jenkins, and Scandrick all had some form of injuries.
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I'll take Sherrick McManis and Devier Posey.

Since they probably won't play starter's snaps in the regular season I'll also take Rashard Butler and Bradie James for the regular season.
McManis has looked really good this TC. He's had a few plays where he was picked on but he's also made quite a few plays too. He's bigger than McCain as well which is a plus.
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Now TC has started, anyone else want to select a player to report on? Those of you who have a player, anything to report? Don't forget to search for info that the rest of us may have missed. There are several guys no one has chosen.
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