Cushing article(recap basically)

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/8...shing_named_Defensive_Rookie_of_the_Year.html
     
  2. redwhiteANDblue

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    what...a...beast...
     
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  3. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

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    If I had millions of dollars in my bank account I know I wouldn't be in a college class room, shows his dedication. I'm also glad he's not in the weight room killing himself, good to see he's taking it easy in the offseason.
     
  4. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Hm.

    I'm pretty sure that if I was Brian Cushing - a millionaire and already beloved and a big man on campus at USC - I couldn't WAIT to get back to USC. I'm just going to take a shot in the dark and guess that finishing his degree isn't the only reason he's back on campus. I lived in LA. I've been on that campus.

    Yep.
     
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  5. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

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    Lol I guess there is that angle too. And I'm sure he gets a lot of leniency from his professors when it comes to grades.
     
  6. houstonspartan

    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

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    Gary Kubiak makes me want to cancel my season tickets...

    ...Brian Cushing makes me want to renew them.

    We have some cool-ass players on our team.
     
  7. 4Texans

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    What a gamer! I didn't realize that he had a cracked rib during the season.
     
  8. No More 8-8's

    No More 8-8's Veteran

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    Is he a Park Ridge native?
     
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  9. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Yeah going 20-12 at home sure has made me want to cancel my tickets.
     
  10. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    And who is it that had a huge hand in bringing those "cool-ass players" here?

    Ha, thought the same thing.
     
  11. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Neither did I. Tough dude, I have had cracked ribs before. It is not a fun time.
     
  12. houstonspartan

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    You can't be serious. Look, I don't want to get into another long, drawn out circular debate about Kubiak. But I'll say this: I don't give a shit if he brought them here or not if he can't use them the way they should be used. It's tragic how much Kubiak is wasting this talent.

    And, just for the record, it's pretty much been stated that Rick Smith really wanted Cushing. Not that Kubiak didn't, but he apparently undecided and on the fence (as usual) and Rick Smith made the push.
     
  13. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I was being a bit sarcastic to begin with, champ. Kubiak is wasting talent, huh?

    Actually, it was Frank Bush who wanted Cushing the most out of all of them. Kubiak was undecided? Come on, seriously? Ha, good grief
     
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  14. DexmanC

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    Hopefully, Cushing realizes the NFL is a completely different animal
    in your second season, when the coaches have all that tape on you...

    I believe Cush will keep bustin' his ass to improve, and not rest on his
    laurels.

    <I'm talking to you, Steve Slaton.>
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Slaton worked hard to put on muscle mass during the off-season just like a lot of fans wanted who were over-concerned with his size. Not a good example of slacking even if it didn't turn out well.
     
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    Wasn't the choice between Cushing and Matthews? I'm certainly glad we chose Cushing, but Matthews turned out pretty good in Green Bay.

    I can't wait to see what Cush does in his sophmore season.
     
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    Working even harder in the film room would have payed dividends. I'm
    sure he didn't do a Jerry Rice or Randy Moss-style gauntlet during the
    offseason. Only players who improve in both the mental AND physical
    aspects of tthe game during the offseason will avoid that collosal
    collapse.
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    We have zero information to say Slaton was lazy in the film room.
     
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  19. Lucky

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    That's how I remember it.

    You really couldn't go wrong with any of the 3 USC LBers (Matthews, Maualuga, & Cushing). But, you could be more right. And Cushing was a righteous pick.
     
  20. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    another Cushlash article
    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/01/15/thrown-into-deep-end-texans-cushing-thrived
     

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