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Old 12-06-2012   #21
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Never mind, Demi Moore is on the phone wanting to take me dancing to Reggae. She can't sing but she doesn't have to.
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I laugh so freaking hard I choke myself, hahhaha
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Didn't see this mentioned or posted anywhere. Looks like Brooks could be the starting RG this season. It's good to see he's stepping up. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/ar...c-3159f69e3367
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Didn't see this mentioned or posted anywhere. Looks like Brooks could be the starting RG this season. It's good to see he's stepping up. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/ar...c-3159f69e3367
He's been in that role since day one of OTAs.

Beastly.

He's the guy that when they have open training camps, fans will be all whoaaaaaa.

Just beastly. Pictures don't do it justice.
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Barring injury, I think Brooks will be a stud at RG next season. The big question is what will happen at RT, the injury to Newton has me very concerned.
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He's the most important development on the team. When you think about the problems that stalled the offense in the second half of last season, he is the biggest piece of the solution.
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He's the most important development on the team. When you think about the problems that stalled the offense in the second half of last season, he is the biggest piece of the solution.
There's still the little problem at RT. Newton and the draft pick Williams injured and sitting out OTAs. Harris, Gardner, and a 6th round pick getting the reps. And I've got the most hope in the 6th round pick. Scary.
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I hope quess wins the RT spot. I think he'll end up being the best one for that position in the long run.
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Harris, Gardner, and a 6th round pick getting the reps.
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I don't "know" these guys. They all work harder than I do at this game. They are all more athletic than I am. They are the ones getting their heads smashed in for my entertainment.

But that Gardner guy... I come close to losing my religion last season because of him.
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There's still the little problem at RT. Newton and the draft pick Williams injured and sitting out OTAs. Harris, Gardner, and a 6th round pick getting the reps. And I've got the most hope in the 6th round pick. Scary.
I don't want to get into a whole thing about the veracity of the Texans vis-a-vis injuries, but Kubiak said he "hoped" to get Brennan Williams back sometime in week 4 of OTA's. Obviously if that happens, he should also be available for the mandatory mini-camp.

Let's hope he gets back soon and we get some competition at RT between the Rookies. I honestly feel like any upgrade at that position will come from one of them, or (maybe) a healthy Newton. I don't see either Harris or Gardner as a potential upgrade to that position over 2012.
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Between Quess, B. Williams, Harris & Newt they should be able to find a reliable starting RT who can stay healthy and consistantly play well because they've got 3 months to do it.
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I hope quess wins the RT spot. I think he'll end up being the best one for that position in the long run.
If Quiz gets the RT job, I'll be "okay" with Brooks starting at RG. I'd really like to see Brooks at LG & Ben Jones at RG. But with a rookie at RT we need all the experience we can get.
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Between Quess, B. Williams, Harris & Newt they should be able to find a reliable starting RT who can stay healthy and consistantly play well because they've got 3 months to do it.
They should? Yes, Newton and Williams will have more time to heal between now and camp. Doesn't mean they will be healed or will stay healthy. Harris is what he is. And he has had back problems in the past. I think many think the Texans found nice value in the 6th round with Quessenberry. But it's crazy to assume he will be ready to be the starter come opening day. This is easily the biggest concern coming out of these OTAs.
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I don't "know" these guys. They all work harder than I do at this game. They are all more athletic than I am. They are the ones getting their heads smashed in for my entertainment.

But that Gardner guy... I come close to losing my religion last season because of him.
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They should? Yes, Newton and Williams will have more time to heal between now and camp. Doesn't mean they will be healed or will stay healthy. Harris is what he is. And he has had back problems in the past. I think many think the Texans found nice value in the 6th round with Quessenberry. But it's crazy to assume he will be ready to be the starter come opening day. This is easily the biggest concern coming out of these OTAs.
Harris is underrated.
To me, he was the better RT last year.
Don't want to count on him being healthy long-term though.
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Harris is underrated.
To me, he was the better RT last year.
Don't want to count on him being healthy long-term though.
It's a promising sign that given a year after his back surgery, he was able to play in 16 games last year. You would have to consider that a successful surgery, something that is not necessarily the norm.
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It's a promising sign that given a year after his back surgery, he was able to play in 16 games last year. You would have to consider that a successful surgery, something that is not necessarily the norm.
Has the percentage of successful back surgeries improved any over the last 5 to 10 years? I know that's a broad question, but I know of a number of people who've had back surgery/surgeries in years past that are in bad shape, and they don't even play football. I would have to think that someone playing pro football would have even a lower percentage chance of full recovery and playing again.
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Harris is underrated.
To me, he was the better RT last year.
Don't want to count on him being healthy long-term though.
Agree, I think he was clearly better. Hope he holds up.

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I'm really pumped about this, you expect linear improvement from young players but here we have a guy who got his ass chewed a little this time last year for being a fat barsteward and nowhere near NFL shape, had marginal impact through his rookie season, and has reported back in the shape they wanted him to be, and is getting smoke blown up his arse from every angle by those who are watching him play.

That is exactly what we need if we are to continue to improve, and I think the line looks good for the future.

Now, given Schaubs Age/Health/Ability, you have to think this gives him a great chance to make the most of what he has left in the tank over the next few years (possibly), whilst seeing good young players looking promising gives me hope that when we do inevitably make a change at QB, whoever comes in won't have the issue of poor line-play hampering their development.

I get the impression while we've failed to spend high picks on a QB, should one of either Keenum/Yates not vie for the starting position, any rookie coming in is going to have a quality young line, and a set of exciting young receivers to target, and a good running game at their disposal.

The last couple of years have begun to really show me that Smithiak are in this for the long haul. A lot of great guys have been and gone during the turnaround but while you may like to have a DeMeco, Winston etc still on the team, the overall quality/future potential of the roster, I believe, is at an all time high.

I'm also seeing nothing but great things about this current draft class, as well as the last seemingly offering starters all over the field with continued development, only complacency will stop this team from being a force for years to come I feel.

No more Frank Okams and non-effort guys, all seem to have fixable flaws and a coachable work-ethic. Great scouting and good team management.

I'm happy in May. Got the feeling things are gaining momentum. I'm also deliriously tired which may be adding to the extremely positive emotions pulsating through this post.
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Harris is underrated.
To me, he was the better RT last year.
Don't want to count on him being healthy long-term though.
It's a promising sign that given a year after his back surgery, he was able to play in 16 games last year. You would have to consider that a successful surgery, something that is not necessarily the norm.
Agree, I think he was clearly better. Hope he holds up.
So maybe the rotation was just as much about easing Harris back into the game as it was protecting Derek Newton.

That Kubiak...... crazy like a fox.
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