Antonio Smith to DT, Barwin to start?

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  1. mariowillshine15

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    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2009/11/07/castillo-stepping-up-for-chargers-d-line

    " Looking ahead, don't be surprised if Texans DE Antonio Smith eventually ends up inside at tackle full time, with Connor Barwin replacing him in the lineup, a source close to the team tells PFW. The move isn't imminent, but Smith, while undersized for a tackle, would fit the active, disruptive mold of interior lineman that defensive coordinator Frank Bush likes."
     
  2. jppaul

    jppaul Cut and Dry

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    Most people thought that was his best position anyway, kind of a poor man's Justin Tuck.
     
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    This excerpt was from Saturday....
     
  4. m5kwatts

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    Thats not gonna happen

    Zgonina and Cody have played well enough to warrant playing time and they're true DT's

    Antonio Smith played DT on a lot of downs vs. Indy because they're in a nickel defense the whole time. He plays inside on the nickel D and Barwin plays end.
     
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    This makes sense. PFW's "inside source" was probably someone who had access to their closed practice and saw Smith take a lot of reps at DT without knowing the bigger picture.
     
  6. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Please read completely.
     
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    good cody can hit the bench
     
  8. mariowillshine15

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    I did. I thought it was interesting to discuss just the possibility of him converting full time to DT.

    Would give us two attacking DTs in Smith and Okoye and give Barwin a chance to get better and use his elite athleticism to get some additional pressure.

    It'd be a nice starting 4.
     


  9. m5kwatts

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    The mere speculation was enough for ridicule. These idiots clearly ran with this because the past 2 game we've played more nickel than base defense. Vs Buffalo because of their hurry-up offense and Indy because of Manning. I can see where a website with no clue could get off with running with speculation like this.
     
  10. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Barwin hasn't shown anything to make me think he should be starting over Zgonina.
     
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    In Kubiak's presser he said that they were reviewing tape of the season thus far, and one of the things they were specifically looking at was players who weren't getting the playing time they deserved.

    That's not to say PFW is right on this, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see something like this happen.
     
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    I expect to see Smith take over a DT spot but not Barwin at DE. I'm a Barwin fan but he's not ready for that much. He can make packages look complex and maybe they start diving into the playbook a little more but C'mon...he ain't startin'.
     
  13. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    wasnt it Barwin that missed the tackle against addai in the colts game winning td or was it him that had multiple costly penalties..I am confused how is he good again?
     
  14. m5kwatts

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    Give the rookie a break

    He's good he just committed a rookie mistake and missed a tackle, Demeco Ryans missed a tackle on Marshawn Lynch last week it happens to the best of them
     
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    FirstTexansFan The Unknown Fan

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    Actually it was #95 that whiffed the tackle in the backfield on Addai for the game winning TD. I think that's Cody, but I may be mistaken.
     
  16. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    Yeah I wasnt too sure anout the # on that one. I do remeber #98's number being called for the wrong reasons.
     
  17. BigTimeTexanFan

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    It was an off sides that never happened and the flag was thrown after the pass by Manning was incomplete.
     
  18. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I looked that that play multiple times in slow mo, and I didn't see the defensive offsides by anyone. The play didn't end up mattering because of the interception on the next play, but that was a weird call.
     
  19. disaacks3

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    It WAS Cody...I had it in the gameday thread. Took super slo-mo to get the number clearly.

    Yep, and thrown AFTER the play. Really strange stuff.
     
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    Is it possible that barwin was lined up in the neutral zone on that play?
     

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