Antoine Caldwell starting center(Not, but possibly starting RG)?

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  1. drs23

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    From the Texans website:

    (on who are the best three interior lineman) "(G Kasey) Studdard and (C Antoine) Caldwell didn't do anything not to lineup as a starter when we start, so that won't change. I think (G) Wade Smith is obviously going to push (C) Chris (Meyers) and both of them. I thought (G Mike) Brisiel, when he's healthy, he missed a little time in OTA's but when he's healthy, I think he plays as good as anybody so he's going to be a big part of the mix. Of course you've got(C) Chris White and you've got a young (G) Shelley (Smith). We're going to have to do a good job of mix and matching those guys so that it's very fair from a competitive standpoint. And we'll have to probably make a decision about week three of preseason of which way we're going to go so that they can settle down and work together."

    I know alot of folks here are down on K Studdard but there have been many calls for AC to start at center in lieu of ragdoll. Sounds like Coack K is on the same page.
     
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    Nothing from your post suggests Caldwell will be moving to Center. Sounds like he will be our starting RG, Studdard will be our LG. Smith will battle Meyers for Center.
     
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    Typo. Caldwell looks to be the starting RG.
     
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    And DDW finally got his knee fixed?
     
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    Lopez (I think) in recent article in Chronicle mentioned every O lineman but forgot or just left out the FA Wade Smith.
     
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    I'd be highly disappointed if our one "big" offseason addition to the team. Wade Smith, gets relegated to backup duty. Still not sure if Studdard has the athleticism you want in a LG, but hey that's Gary's call once again.
     
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    I honestly haven't seen an issue with his athleticism. I've always thought his problem was mental, strange decision making.
     
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    I have to agree. Hoping he will do better with more games under his belt.
     
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    I really hope Caldwell nails down one of the interior OL spots. I was disappointed that our 3rd round all american from the SEC couldn't win a starting job last season after the starting OGs went down early in the season.
     
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    Are we talking about Wade Smith or Kubiak?:backsout:
     
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    I say Smith was signed to be a backup. He was a backup in New York and he only played last year on a bad Chiefs OL. His contract is not huge, definitely not front line money. I see him here one season only.

    He is here to upgrade the backup center and guard spots, at least for now.
     
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    They aren't paying him $6.25 mil to be a one year backup. Maybe a 3-4 year backup but not one year.
     
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    Has long has myers is not center I cool with anyone

    and I think brisles will reclaim his rg slot he was the starter last hear wk1 and will prob be it agian this wk1 but he's def on a short lease if his play drops
     
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    If we wanted a one year backup at guard...why not just resign Pitts fora one year deal at a much more reasonable price?


    Pretty much sums up my thoughts Cak. That's a pretty expensive deal for a guy who is going to be a backup. If he can't make it past Studdard or supplant Myers at C IMO it's a bad signing.

    Seems a bit stiff to me and more suited for a power man scheme, but hey i mean at this point whatever makes the team better. I'm just not sure, but that doesn't mean a whole lot other than an opinion.
     
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    Just my opinion, but I think Pitts was our biggest problem on the OL. I don't believe he wanted to be a ZBS guard. To me, he wanted to do a lot of pulling & power 0 stuff. As one of our few leaders, I think Kubiak put up with it. But when his start streak was over, AJ & Schaub stepped up, and it appeared Kubiak was getting his guys as much experience as he could (switching Caldwell & White every game), I knew Pitts wasn't ever going to start here again.
     
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    Pitts having a huge injury (he still isn't cleared medically) isn't a ratification of your IMO incorrect opinion that he wasn't good. Pitts was the best G this team has ever known. If we could have two Pitts at G and McKinney back at C then playoffs would be a virtual certainty this year.
     
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