Cushing

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  1. djohn2oo8

    djohn2oo8 All Pro

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    He looked quicker today than all season. Returning to form?
     
  2. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Not really. Crenel just used him in way that he didn't have to cover anyone.
     
  3. IDEXAN

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    While I know we didn't see Cushing @ 100%, I thought he looked substantially better than the last time he was on the field vs Pittsburg. I thought his performance was encouraging.
     
  4. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Zero lateral movement. That's his issue. Any half ass RB can jump cut and complete negate Cushing's ability to make a play.
     
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    Good coaching job by not designing plays where he doesn't have to move laterally!
     
  6. CretorFrigg

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    Cushing is one of the slowest LBs I've ever seen. He played a bit better than usually yesterday, but that's not saying much. He's just not the same Cushing anymore. He either disappears from the game or whiffs on a tackle. Way overpaid.
     
  7. EllisUnit

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    After 2 serious leg injuries that is to be expected. Don't know what many expected when he came back, but he will never be the same guy he once was.
     
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    I don't expect him to be as good as he was pre-injury .... But I can see steady improvement.

    They say it takes two years to fully recover , he's half way to that ...
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    He wasn't wearing the humungous brace he's been wearing. Maybe he's beginning to gain confidence in that knee again? Who knows, but I'm rooting for him
     
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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    The "two year" thing applies to only one knee blowout, not two. And he is still being paid like he was pre-injury.

    I expect some very excruciatingly painful and unpopular decisions will be made during this coming offseason to a couple of 'sacred cow' players, if the commitment to win is indeed genuine.
     


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    This was the thing that jumped out at me with him. That brace seemed to inhibit him alot. He didn't have it on yesterday...you could tell though he had a lower profile 1 on underneath his uniform and that seemed to make a little bit of difference.

    He's not completely back...still a bit too slow, but he looked light years better than he had been looking.
     
  12. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree. But admittedly, I thought he was getting better up until he shat the field a couple weeks ago.

    I don't know if he'll ever be the real Cush again, but I hope he continues to progress and contribute in run D.
     
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    CLEVELAND – Brian Cushing’s return made an immediate impact.

    The veteran linebacker delivered several powerful hits and regained his form. Cushing forced a fumble during the second quarter and finished with five tackles and two quarterback hits.

    “It is good to have Brian Cushing back for a lot of reasons,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “Obviously, because of the way he plays but also what he brings to our team in the locker room before the game, at halftime and the intensity and leadership.”
    http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexan...esence-felt-in-return-from-injury/#28480101=0
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    As you know the Chronicle is the final authority, so here's their take on Cushing game yesterday.
     
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    Cushing only had 28 snaps in the Colts game........had no stats.......was tripping all over himself........and showed absolutely no lateral movement.
     
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    I saw that as well. A couple blitzes he missed the QB and all I was thinking was :"Cushing two years ago destroys Luck in that scenario"
     
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    Good thing he didn't though. That would have caused more flags to be thrown.
    :runaway:
     
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    Then why did he get flagged for holding a receiver?
     
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    Without having re-watched the game, I'd guess it was due to being primarily in a nickel or dime defense.
     
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