53 man roster prediction postdraft

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  1. dalemurphy

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    I know it's silly but I'm still buzzing after the draft and need to talk Texans some more. So, this thread is for any of you nut jobs that are like me:

    QB: Schaub, Orlovsky
    RB: Slaton, CBrown or Moats, JJohnson, FA pickup (likely from Denver)
    FB/H-Back: Leach, Casey
    WR: AJ, KW, AD, JJ, DA
    TE: OD, Dressens, A. Hill
    OT: Winston, Brown, Butler, Washburn or Watkins
    OG: Briesel, Pitts, Caldwell
    OC: Myers, C. White

    DE: Mario, ASmith, CBarwin, Bulman
    DT: Okoye, Robinson, Cody, TJohnson, Okam
    LB: Demeco, Cushing, Adibi, Bentley, Diles, CJune
    CB: Dunta, Reeves, Bennett, Molden, Quin
    S: Wilson, Barber, Ferguson, TNolan, BHarrison

    DS: CHarris
    K: Kbrown
    P: Turk?


    PS: AFoster, Brink, T.Jamison, Coley, B.McCain, JWatkins?, ?, ?
     
  2. WolverineFan

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    James Casey and Antoine Caldwell both have experience long-snapping so we could save a roster spot there.
     
  3. Polo

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    I reall ycan't even wrap my head around the final 53 at this point..
     
  4. dalemurphy

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    Yeah, because it's a crazy exercise at this point. That being said, it does offer a view of where some of the roster battles will be and a look at where we have depth and where we lack it.

    For instance:

    I'd like to see another DE emerge: possibly McClover, Jamison, or someone we don't have yet.

    Clearly, we still have work to do at RB

    If we keep 4 TEs, we probably go with 9 OL... that means we need a couple developmental linemen on the PS

    I'm still not thrilled with our safety depth, even though I'm excited about Nolan. I'd like to see Harrison get beat out by somebody... but, I don't know who right now.

    I wonder if the team is toying with the idea of moving JJ or DA. We could certainly go into games with 4 WRs with the versatility at TE. However, we'd better have some promising WRs on PS if we go into the season that thin at WR.

    There will be some difficult cuts at LB. I've got : Coley, CThompson both getting cut and I think they can both play. Particularly, I'm interested in CTHompson, who can also offer some depth at DE. But, he was unimpressive last season and the coaches seem down on him.

    I really like the potential at CB. I know there are a lot of question marks but we have a nice mix of really good athletes with a history of making plays. Molden, McCain, and Quin are all really impressive athletes that look like football players.
     
  5. SheTexan

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    I hear ya Dale! This past weekend just got my blood burning for MORE! Sometimes I think I am one SICK old lady when all I do when I sit down at my pc is look up football info. You guys have been GREAT providing so many interesting links, and reading up on our new players just makes me itch for the season to start.

    I don't get into the detailed chat you guys do about all this stuff, but, I do have my own little "53" roster picked out, just to see how close I can get. Hell, keeps me busy, and it's fun to perdict. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for J. Casey to make the final cut. For some of you who have known me since the get go, know that I'm a TE kind of gal!:) Pair him with OD on the field and I wouldn't sit down if they threatened to throw me in Reliant jail!! Just gonna be fun watching this young man mature as a TEXAN!! JMO!
     
  6. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    We'll see if Kubiak and Shanny are creative . What would happen if we spread out the field with Daniels and Slaton in the slots . AJ and Walters on the outside and Casey as the RB . Casey was described as Tim Tebow but a better passer .
     
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    I believe I read somewhere that Antoine Caldwell was also a Long Snapper. If this is true, that could easily save a roster spot. I believe Casey was also worked out at LS, but he's never done it before. Still, if he were to add that to his resume, it makes it easier to fit someone else in.

    That said, I don't want to force someone into a LS position who's not going to be solid there (Casey would scare me, as would anyone else just learning the position). The reason people devote a roster spot to LS is because it can be catastrophic when those players mess up.
     
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    Let's just say they have the opportunity to dream up some wicked "trick" plays with the versatility some of these new guys seem to have. Won't that be fun to watch!:)
     


  9. Texan JBZ

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    I think that Kevis Coley will be Demeco's backup and that Kevin Bentley will be cut. Coley has talent.
     
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    To me if they're playing run they call a time out if Casey goes in motion .
     
  11. keyser

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    To quote my own post (!!), I've been trying to find out any more about this, but haven't. I know I read somewhere that he was "good at long snapping" or something very close, but the only thing I've seen in the profiles is a mention of him being comfortable with the shotgun (a lot different from LS...). So, I'm guessing that wherever I read about LS ability was just a mistake - oh, well.
     
  12. dalemurphy

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    NO WAY!.. I really like Coley. However, I could argue that Bentley was our best LB last year, only he didn't see the field enough. He also is very productive on Special Teams and can play multiple LB positions. Add to that, Coley has P.S. eligibility. So, only an injury to Bentley would allow that to happen.
     
  13. ObsiWan

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    I have to do this in segments....
    First the O-line; the guys in red won't be here in Sept.

    (I'm probably gonna catch it from TTP and Ole Miss :) )

    62..Caldwell, Antoine* C...6-3...307...Alabama........1st
    --..Helems, Charles....C...6-2...286...LSU...........UDFA
    55..Myers, Chris.......C...6-4...293...Miami (FL).....4th
    63..White, Chris......C/G..6-2...285...So. Miss.......4th
    65..Brisiel, Mike......G...6-5...300...Colorado St....2nd
    68..Stevenson, Dan.....G...6-5...300...Notre Dame.....2nd
    64..Studdard, Kasey....G...6-2...303...Texas..........2nd
    69..Pitts, Chester....G/T..6-4...310...San Diego St...7th
    --..Walker, Brandon....G...6-3...306...Oklahoma......UDFA
    76..Brown, Duane.......T...6-4...318...Va. Tech.......1st
    78..Butler, Rashad.....T...6-4...293...Miami (FL).....3rd
    --..Dedrick, Doug......T...6-4...301...Iowa St.......UDFA
    79..Stenavich, Adam....T...6-4...300...Michigan.......1st
    79..Washburn, Cliff....T...6-5...275...The Citadel....1st
    --..Watkins, Jason.....T...6-6...318...Florida.......UDFA
    73..Winston, Eric......T...6-7...310...Miami (FL).....3rd

    D-Line:
    98..Barwin, Connor*...DE...6-4...256...Cincinnati.....1st
    93..Bulman, Tim.......DE...6-4...292...Boston Col.....4th
    --..Jamison, Tim......DE...6-3...256...Michigan......UDFA
    75..McClover, Stanley DE...6-2...263...Auburn.........3rd
    72..Nading, Jesse ....DE...6-5...258...Colorado St....1st
    94..Smith, Antonio ...DE...6-4...285...Oklahoma St....6th
    90..Williams, Mario ..DE...6-7...291...N.C. State.....3rd
    99..Johnson, Travis ..NT...6-3...303...FSU............4th
    95..Cody, Shaun ......DT...6-4...310...USC............5th
    --..Leonard, Josh.....DT...6-2...292...Hawaii........UDFA
    97..Okam, Frank ......DT...6-5...342...Texas..........1st
    91..Okoye, Amobi .....DT...6-2...302...Louisville.....2nd
    66..Robinson, DelJuan DT...6-3...296...Miss. St.......2nd


    LB Corps:
    52..Adibi, Xavier.....LB...6-2...224...Va Tech........1st
    57..Bentley, Kevin ...LB...6-0...238...Northwestern...7th
    53..Coley, Kevis .....LB...6-1...228...So. Miss.......2nd
    56..Cushing, Brian* ..LB...6-2...243...USC............1st
    58..Davis, Buster ....LB...5-9...239...FSU............2nd
    54..Diles, Zac........LB...6-0...240...Kansas State...2nd
    50..June, Cato........LB...6-0...227...Michigan.......6th
    59..Ryans, DeMeco.....LB...6-1...250...Alabama........3rd
    51..Thompson, Chaun...LB...6-2...255...West Texas A&M 6th
    --..Verdell, Toddrick.OLB..6-3...222...FSU...........UDFA


    Secondary
    32..Bennett, Fred.....CB...6-0...197...South Carolina.2nd
    39..Davis, A.J........CB...5-10..192...N.C. State.....1st
    41..McCain, Brice*....CB...5-9...182...Utah...........1st
    28..Molden, Antwaun...CB...6-1...197...E. Kentucky....1st
    24..Pittman, David....CB...5-11..182...NW (La.) St....3rd
    29..Quin, Glover*.....CB...5-11..204...New Mexico.....1st
    35..Reeves, Jacques...CB...5-11..192...Purdue.........5th
    27..Richardson, Matt..CB...6-0...197...Arkansas.......1st
    23..Robinson, Dunta...CB...5-10..184...So. Carolina...5th
    34..Barber, Dominique..S...6-0...218...Minnesota......1st
    25..Ferguson, Nick.....S...5-10..201...Georgia Tech...9th
    31..Harrison, Brandon..S...6-2...215...Stanford.......2nd
    33..Nolan, Troy*.......S...6-2...207...Arizona St.....1st
    26..Wilson, Eugene.....S...5-10..195...Illinois.......6th


    Note: My list is taken from the roster listing on the official team site. The UDFAs (in blue) aren't listed on the team roster yet so I added them in. Maybe a couple will make the practice squad.

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  14. kiwitexansfan

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    This is how I see it at the moment.....

    Player Name Pos HT WT College NFL season

    Schaub, Matt QB 6 5 234 Virginia 5th
    Orlovsky, Dan QB 6 5 230 Connecticut 5th

    Brown, Chris RB 6 5 220 Colorado 6th
    Arian Foster RB 6 1 226 Tennessee 1st
    Slaton, Steve RB 5 9 201 West Virginia 1st

    Leach, Vonta FB 6 0 253 East Carolina 5th

    Daniels, Owen TE 6 3 247 Wisconsin 3rd
    Casey, James * TE 6 4 235 Rice University 1st
    Hill, Anthony * TE 6 5 262 N.C. State 1st

    Johnson, Andre WR 6 3 223 Miami (Fla.) 6th
    Walter, Kevin WR 6 3 214 Eastern Michigan 6th
    Anderson, David WR 5 10 194 Colorado State 3rd
    Davis, André WR 6 1 195 Virginia Tech 7th
    Mike Jones WR 6 4 211 Arizona State 1st

    Brown, Duane T 6 4 318 Virginia Tech 1st
    Butler, Rashad T 6 4 293 Miami (Fla.) 3rd
    Winston, Eric T 6 7 310 Miami (Fla.) 3rd
    Washburn, Cliff T 6 5 275 The Citadel 1st

    Pitts, Chester G 6 4 310 San Diego State 7th
    Brisiel, Mike G 6 5 300 Colorado State 2nd
    White, Chris C 6 2 285 Southern Mississippi4th
    Studdard, Kasey G 6 2 303 Texas 2nd

    Caldwell, Antoine * C 6 3 307 Alabama 1st
    Myers, Chris C 6 4 293 Miami (Fla.) 4th

    Barwin, Connor * DE 6 4 256 Cincinnati 1st
    Bulman, Tim DE 6 4 292 Boston College 4th
    Smith, Antonio DE 6 4 285 Oklahoma State 6th
    Williams, Mario DE 6 7 291 N.C. State 3rd
    Nading, Jesse DE 6 5 258 Colorado State 1st

    Cody, Shaun DT 6 4 310 Southern California 5th
    Okoye, Amobi DT 6 2 302 Louisville 2nd
    Johnson, Travis NT 6 3 303 Florida State 4th
    Robinson, DelJuan DT 6 3 296 Mississippi State 2nd
    Okam, Frank DT 6 5 342 Texas 1st

    Adibi, Xavier LB 6 2 224 Virginia Tech 1st
    Bentley, Kevin LB 6 0 238 Northwestern 7th
    Cushing, Brian * LB 6 2 243 Southern California 1st
    Diles, Zac LB 6 0 240 Kansas State 2nd
    June, Cato LB 6 0 227 Michigan 6th
    Ryans, DeMeco LB 6 1 250 Alabama 3rd

    Bennett, Fred CB 6 0 197 South Carolina 2nd
    Robinson, Dunta CB 5 10 184 South Carolina 5th
    Molden, Antwaun CB 6 0 197 Eastern Kentucky 1st
    Reeves, Jacques CB 5 11 192 Purdue 5th
    Quin, Glover * CB 5 11 204 New Mexico 1st
    McCain, Brice * CB 5 9 182 Utah 1st

    Wilson, Eugene S 5 10 195 Illinois 6th
    Nolan, Troy S 6 2 204 Arizona State University1st
    Barber, Dominique S 6 0 218 Minnesota 2nd
    Ferguson, Nick S 5 10 201 Georgia Tech 9th
    Harrison, Brandon S 6 2 215 Stanford 2nd

    Turk, Matt P 6 5 242 Wis.-Whitewater 13th

    Brown, Kris K 5 11 206 Nebraska 10th
     
  15. whiskeyrbl

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    Yeah we still have June 2nd cuts, TC injuries ( hopefully none or aleast not to serious) to get thru. This would probably be a better feel around the end of July.
     
  16. ObsiWan

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    Hey, what else we gonna do, watch baseball?
    meh...
     
  17. whiskeyrbl

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    Definitely not, But the Rockets should be on atleast another week.
     
  18. threetoedpete

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    Two key things in all of this....what we don't know.....Is if Coner can stand up. We do know he is a natural athlete. The second is what does the Mushroom king, gibbs the elder, think of Studard and Casey ? We don't know and he ain't talking. Go ask McClain. If Coner can stand up...that makes June expendable.
    The other thing about Coner is.....how much do they put on his plate this summer ? We know for a fact he can run an arc....What about TE.....FB.......OLB?

    Learning one thing is a lot for a rook..... be interesting to see how much they put n his plate this summer. How much Casey and Coner Barwin can learn this summer will be a direct correlation to how versatile they can be with the roster in September.

    What I do know of Tim Jamison....is he is awful slow. This guy is probably PS fodder....see how much he learns....and how much his body grows this summer.

    There will be injuries this summer. You can bet on that. I also believe they aren't finished with the RB slot. As the man said....there are many ways to acquire players.
     
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    QB: Matt Schaub, Dan Orlovsky
    RB: Steve Slaton, Ryan Moats, Chris Brown
    FB: Vonta Leach
    WR: Andre Johnson, Andre Davis, Jacoby Jones
    WR: Kevin Walter, David Anderson
    TE: Owen Daniels, Anthony Hill, James Casey
    LT: Duane Brown, Rashad Butler
    LG: Chester Pitts, Antoine Caldwell
    OC: Chris Myers, Antoine Caldwell
    RG: Mike Briesel, Antoine Caldwell
    RT: Eric Winston, Jason Watkins


    RDE: Mario Williams, Connor Barwin
    LDE: Antonio Smith, Tim Bulman
    DT: Amobi Okoye, Deljuan Robinson, Shaun Cody,
    DT: Travis Johnson, Frank Okam
    WOLB: Xavier Adibi, Cato June, Kevin Bentley
    LB: DeMeco Ryans, Chaun Thompson
    SOLB: Brian Cushing, Zac Diles
    CB: Dunta Robinson, Fred Bennett, Glover Quin
    CB Jaquese Reeves, Antwan Molden
    SS: Euguene Wilson, Brandon Harrison
    FS: Nick Ferguson, Dominique Barber, Troy Nolan

    DS: James Casey
    K: Kris Brown
    P: Matt Turk

    Thats a 51 man roster.


    PS: Adrian Foster or Jeremiah Johnson, Alex Brink, Tim Jamison, Brice McCain.
     
  20. Texsker

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    It's hard to believe that the Texans would go into the 2009 season with only two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Just as a point of reference, I did some searches for 53-man rosters from last season, and though I only checked about seven teams, I didn't find a single team that didn't carry three QBs on their regular-season roster.

    I'll be surprised if Alex Brink isn't on the Texans' final roster this year.
     

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