Breakout players in '09

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Maddict5, Mar 19, 2009.

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who'll breakout in 2009?

  1. Matt Schaub

    36.3%
  2. David Andersen

    1.1%
  3. Duane Brown

    6.6%
  4. Antonio Smith

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Deljuan Robinson

    1.1%
  6. Amobi Okoye

    33.0%
  7. Zac Diles

    2.2%
  8. Xavier Adibi

    13.2%
  9. Dominique Barber

    2.2%
  10. Fred Bennett

    4.4%
  1. Maddict5

    Maddict5 Hall of Fame

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    Stole this thread from another board & a texans player was mentioned.

    Guess who it was and feel free to add your own candidates.

    Might as well stick up a poll too.. add anybody who's not on the poll list either (like jacques reeves- hes great) :)
     
  2. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    You didn't vote in your own poll, Bro.

    Anywho, I'm not sure an Olineman can have a noticable "Breakout" year, but I choose D. Brown. Hopefully he's dropped a few lbs and will be a bit quicker with his kick slide against speed rushers.
     
  3. badboy

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    Brown is my choice also of those listed. Schaub will have good year but he had one last year imo. To me Brown really fits this offense and another year will make him even better. Some thing to ponder; will not having Salaam behind him help? I say yes as it is Brown's position in Brown's mind this year. Also, I think an addition to RB corps will take more heat off everyone especially Brown.

    If we get a RB like Jennings or Peerman, that person should have a very good season also.
     
  4. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    I was hard on Amobi last year because of his prediction of 14 sacks and he had a hard time making tackles much less getting sacks. I was especially pissed when fat or slow Qbs kept running past him for first downs. However this year I think with addition of Smith and the emergence of Bulman it will enable him to be single covered and create pressure up the Middle. I hope so because Amobi is an example of everything right in sports. I hope his sophomore slump is busted and he makes a differance this year.
     
  5. Shaft75

    Shaft75 Site Contributor

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    This one's easy... Matt Schaub.

    He's one injury free season away from being a top 5 qb. If the line protects, our running attack improves, and AJ stays healthy I see no reason he shouldn't get his 1st Pro Bowl invite. He better be taking his vitamins this offseason.
     
  6. Maddict5

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    the player mentioned in the original thread was (pretty surprisingly- given its an nfl board and a bears fan posted it)..... Deljuan Robinson

     
  7. Maddict5

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    yep pretty much my response

    is it noticeable that im bitter towards jared allen?
     
  8. Malloy

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    Choosing someone from the list I think that Schaub, barring injury, will light it up this year. Someone not from the list would be Reeves, I have a feeling he'll be special this year.
     


  9. Polo

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    Okoye and Molden
     
  10. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    My two favorites on this list were Schaub and Okoye, but I voted for Schaub. I'd just love it if our D-line as a whole just tears the league up this year, and Okoye would have to have a good year for that to happen.
     
  11. hot pickle

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    second that
     
  12. JB

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    ditto
     
  13. Maddict5

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    i dont know.. whatever about amobi coming good, i think its a much longer shot for molden. iirc, his injury is pretty serious and they're not certain he'll recover fully like they are with diles. i think he's supposed to be out til TC too. that coupled with the fact he got little to no PT last yr means he wont do much this yr either imo. bennett is alot more likely to be the cb that (re)breaks out by rediscovering his rookie form partnered beside dunta
     
  14. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Where did you get this about the severity of Molden's injury?

    From ht.com.

    Diles was injured much earlier in the season so I can see him being ready sooner.
     
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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    I voted Okoye. I hope with Kollar and Bush we'll see a different philosophy from the "read and react" line crap of Richard Smith. Okoye has great inital burst and he should be using that disrupt his gap and get to the qb fast.

    I think there's a few guys that IF healthy can have breakout years at multiple spots though.
     
  16. TheRealJoker

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    Comes down to Schaub or Okoye to be "breakout players" imo. I chose Schaub because he has been able to put several good games together. All he has to do now is play a full season at the level he plays at when he's healthy and he'll be in the talks regarding the top QBs not named Manning or Brady.

    Okoye however is still very young and is playing a position that has a long transition period. I hope he does very well this season, but odds are Schaub is the better pick for breakout player.
     
  17. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Dominique Barber is going to be the talk of camp and will play well.
     
  18. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Duane Brown.

    Your 1st Round pick better make a big leap in year two.

    Hit the track, donut boy!
     
  19. 76Texan

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    Haha, so much expectation for Okoye!

    And nobody expects TJ to do anything anymore? :)
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    IMO, Schaub having a breakout year means Duane Brown and co. are having a breakout year and are protecting his a$$. They both go hand in hand.
     

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