Do you think Brian Cushing will be Happy in Houston ?

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  1. nunusguy

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    Let me begin by answering my own question - Yes ! Absolutely Yes !But if you remember the Draft like I do, you know Cushing was in the "green room" with other players and acted anything but thrilled when the announcement was made that he was being picked by the Texans. And
    the way he was embraced by his family/friends at the announcement was almost embarrasing - I recall the behavior when his own mother hugged him. It seemed almost like an act of condolence. I dunno what the problem was, maybe there was another team(s) he was hoping to play for ? Maybe he just didn't specifically want to come tocome to Houston ?
    But if I've learned one thing about Cushing, it's that this is one guy who truely breathes, eats, drinks and lives football. And if he doesn't know by now he will soon know that this rabid football community has embraced him and his intensity, his sheer love of the game, and his prowess on the field as the real deal when it comes to being a hard-nosed LB like his beloved USC never did and really could.
    For the people of Southern California I suspect Cushing was just another good football player on a team that was used to ESPN-hyped celebs like
    Sanchez and former stars like Leinert and Bush. And word is they routinely had real celebs like Will Farrel show up for practice.
    But here Cushing gets a mild flu-bug the first month he's on the team and
    many local fans treat it with the urgency of a sickness in their own family.
    I think he's gonna feel the admiration and support and appreciation, yea the love, like he never knew on the West Coast. And I think he's gonna respond in kind because he's that kind of guy.
     
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    You're basing a lot on assumptions with no backing.

    Cushing wasn't jumping up and down with a cheese eating grin on his face, but he's an all-business type guy from New Jersey. And, if you know people from New Jersey like I do, you know that, even when elated, they don't typically show it like someone from the south would.

    Maybe he was disappointed that we picked him, maybe his dog got run over by a truck that morning, or maybe he just shows his emotions differently that you expect him to. But, it's a pretty big jump to assume that Cushing was disappointed to be picked by the Texans from a few seconds of video.
     
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    I think his draft day reaction was due to there being little surprise with where he went. Kid is stricly business, that's all.
     
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  6. jppaul

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    Kid has played four games and we are already worried that we are going to lose him in free agency 5 years down the road?

    Way to see the shi*** lining of the cloud.
     
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    He'll be happy if we win, and he won't if we don't. Simple.
     
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    There it is. You win the thread.
     


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    What the hell?
     
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    What I was thinking....
     
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    If his play continues, Cushing could quickly be elevated to Olajuwon status by fans. Both players were Alaskan work dogs. The "dream" brought two championships but the "nightmare" brings the fan base of an NFL team. If Texans can annually take it to the playoffs and Cush earns a few awards say DROY & probowl, I can see it happening. I think he is real pumped to play next to Ryans and Diles should step up as season goes by. Yeah, the first rounder should be happy in Houston if his play continues to improve.
     
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  13. Jackie Chiles

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    I guess i don't remember the draft like you do (or some other people do i guess) because I didn't see anything out of the ordinary. I have gone back and re-watched it to see if I missed something and I still can't figure out how some people are making these assumptions. Baffling.
     
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    I think he digs it here, and hopefully he'll be one of the foundations for the dominant defense that brings the city much success. He's embracing local community service, and I've heard a couple of interviews with him that paint a picture of a down-to-earth player with a great worth ethic and much gratitude for the chance to play and the reception that he's received from Texans fans.

    Houston has a sort of blue-collar feel to it and we love football. Our old football home was called the "house of pain", which is indicative of the kind of football that fans like here. I think it fits his personality and work ethic well.
     
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    Maybe he got to watch a few live games of the Jets and/or Giants on Christmas break.

    When was the last time a pro-football team play anywhere close to the USC campus?

    Here, he gets to play in front of a sell-out crowd every home game.
    The team is on the verge of getting out of mediocrity, providing him with the chance to make a difference.
    What's to be unhappy about?
     
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    Yup, Houston embraces guys who work hard at what they do.

    I also heard that Cushing was amazed at how much house he could buy in Houston compared to the East and West Coasts. So we got that going for us, which is nice.
     
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    I'm loving Cushing right now........but that "Olajuwon status" isn't happening anytime soon. Cushing could have a great career with us and he still most likely won't come close to reaching "Olajuwon status". That guy is a Legend....a Legend for what he did for UofH and the Houston Rockets. Legends don't come around very often.... Andre Johnson has a better chance of reaching "Olajuwon status" and unless we start winning here even he won't make it.


    I think some of us need to calm down a little bit...we're only 4 games into his career.
     
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    Cushing mentioned in the same sentence as Olajuwon is blasphemy on so many levels.

    Why don't we let Cushing play a season before we start making a bust for him for the Hall of Fame?

    Cushing will be happy in Houston if we win, period. I really don't care if he is happy. As long as he is playing good it doesn't matter. Now if he is unhappy and it affects his on the field production, then I have a problem.
     
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    Word.

    When the Texans win back-to-back Super Bowls because of a dominant defense that is led by Cushing, Mario, DeMeco, then maybe, juuuuust maybe, we can whisper his name in the same breath as Hakeem.

    One is a rookie with four games to his name, and the other is a HoF legend who many consider to be in the top 3 at his position of all time. Let's not get emotional here, folks.
     
  20. m5kwatts

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    My favorite quote from Cushing the day we drafted him and he first visited Houston, paraphrased was something like

    "I played my high school ball in New Jersey, my college ball on the west coast and now I'm in the South"

    Sounded pretty excited to me!
     

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