Duane Brown - "On the spot"

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by drewmar74, May 6, 2009.

  1. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Bayou Country
    Meh article. Probably not worthy of a post but, c'mon, its the offseason.


    These second-year offensive players are on the spot

    We're only 10 days removed from the 2009 draft, so naturally the spotlight in minicamps around the NFL has shined on rookies.

    But don't overlook second-year players who had limited impact as rookies last season. We're not talking about the likes of Matt Forte and Matt Ryan, who looked like seasoned veterans in their first go-around. Instead, consider the players who weren't quite ready for extended playing time or had promising starts cut short by injury.

    Today, we look at 10 offensive sophomores who will be vital to their teams' performance in '09. Thursday, we'll look at crucial players on the defensive side of the ball from the '08 class:


    ...

    7. Duane Brown, OT, Texans. Like Jake Long and Ryan Clady, who carried the banner for the eight offensive tackles selected in the first round last year, Brown (the last of the first-rounders selected at No. 26 overall) got a chance to play from the beginning and started all 16 games.

    Houston's pass protection problems over the years have been well noted, and Brown got off to a so-so start, giving up a dozen sacks unofficially. The Texans have potential for an explosive passing game, if they can keep Matt Schaub upright and healthy to get the ball downfield to Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter. Brown needs to get better at extending the time on Schuab's blind side.


    ...

    link
     
  2. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    12,961
    Likes Received:
    544
    I've heard his conditioning is much better & way ahead where he was coming in as a rookie. like his mental make-up & think he can be legit LT with Gibbs mentoring :texflag:
     
  3. False Start

    False Start On # 69

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    13,574
    Likes Received:
    1,058
    Location:
    Waiting For the Turning Point!
    I really think Brown will take a big step forward this season. He was thrown into the fire right off the bat, and he did OK. Offensive lineman usually take a year to get adjusted, lets hope hes made those adjustments. :fans:
     
  4. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,793
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    Of course he had a so so start. How many rookies would have done well starting out ON THE ROAD against the eventual SB champs and matched up against the eventual DPOY? Then after HURRICANE IKE he is matched up ON THE ROAD against Kyle Vanden Bosch.
     
  5. Specnatz

    Specnatz Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    8,620
    Likes Received:
    458
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    He struggled against speed ruhers, that is not much of a surprise for a rookie LT. He improved as the year went on which is a good thing and this next year he has to make even more strides. Isn't that is said about all players going into their second year?
     
  6. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,793
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    He's gonna look a lot better now that we've got Anthony Hill as an option to help him out. Before we essentially had to leave him on an island against guys like James Harrison, Terrell Suggs, and Joey Porter. Now when we face the 3-4 defenses we'll have Hill out there to help out. If he's having trouble against a 4-3 DE like he did with Jared Allen then Hill can also come in to help out.

    Give Schaub the extra half second and our offense is all of a sudden a top 3 scoring offense as well as yardage.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17,083
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    Brown, for a rookie, held his own quite well. Some very prominent rookie LTs have been "manhandled" their 1st year. It's that 2nd year that you find out, if your player has "it" to play the LT position, or needs to be slid over to another OL position. Most all rookies thrown into the starting mix in their 1st year can be considered to be "on the spot" their 2nd year.
     
  8. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    17,778
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    I think this will be the proof of the pudding
    He doesn't have the Salaam safety net to spell him during 1/3rd of the game this season. At least as of this writing he doesn't...
    It'll be interesting to see if better conditioning means more endurance or greater strength or a bit more quickness or some combo of all of the above.
     
  9. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    159
    James Harrison, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Dwight Freeney, Joey Porter in 4 of his first 5 games. Talk about throwing someone to the wolves. I think a dozen sacks given up is pretty darn good for a rookie LT going against those monsters.
     
  10. infantrycak

    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    53,972
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Yup - I wish there was a source or person with knowledge who could give the game by game breakdown. 12 sacks sounds a lot less struggling if it was 6 in the first 4 games and then 6 over the next 12 games.
     
  11. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    8,323
    Likes Received:
    626

    Don't forget to multiply by .67 games - that's the part that bothers me. I don't recall seeing that through an entire year before.
     
  12. infantrycak

    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    53,972
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    As I recall it was for about the last 10 games, but point taken.
     
  13. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    8,323
    Likes Received:
    626

    Really? I may need to start taklng notes.
     
  14. jppaul

    jppaul Cut and Dry

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    34
    Isn't there somewhere where you can get sacks surrendered by game breakdown?
     
  15. jppaul

    jppaul Cut and Dry

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    34
    found this on a KFFL forum but no breakdown:




    LT

    1. Ryan Clady (Broncos) 0.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    2. Michael Roos (Titans) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    3. Tra Thomas (Eagles) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    3. Orlando Pace (Rams) 2.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    5. Jake Long (Dolphins) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    6. Jordan Gross (Panthers) 3.0 sacks allowed (15 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    6. Jammal Brown (Saints) 3.0 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    6. Jared Gaither (Ravens) 3.0 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    6. Marcus McNeill (Chargers) 3.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    6. Tony Ugoh (Colts) 3.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    6. Chris Samuels (Redskins) 3.0 sacks allowed (12 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    6. Todd Weiner (Falcons) 3.0 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    13. Walter Jones (Seahawks) 3.5 sacks allowed (12 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    14. D’Brickashaw Ferguson (Jets) 4.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    14. Bryant McKinnie (Vikings) 4.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    14. Max Starks (Steelers) 4.0 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    17. Joe Thomas (Browns) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    17. Branden Albert (Cheifs) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    19. Levi Brown (Bengals) 5.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    20. Mike Gandy (Cardinals) 6.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    21. David Diehl (Giants) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    22. Flozell Adams (Cowboys) 7.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    23. Khalif Barnes (Jags) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    23. Matt Light (Pats) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    23. Chad Clifton (Packers) 7.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    23. Kwame Harris (Raiders) 7.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    27. Joe Staley (49ers) 8.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    28. Donald Penn (Bucs) 8.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    29. Jeff Backus (Lions) 9.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    30. John St. Clair (Bears) 9.75 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    31. Duane Brown (Texans) 11.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    31. Jason Peters (Bills) 11.5 sacks allowed (13 starts) *PRO-BOWL*


    LG

    1. Kris Dielman (Chargers) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    1. Charlie Johnson (Colts) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. David Baas (49ers) 0 sacks allowed (9 starts)
    4. Carl Nicks (Saints) 0.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    5. Todd Herremans (Eagles) 0.75 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    6. Brian Waters (Chiefs) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    7. Josh Beekman (Bears) 1.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    8. Robert Gallery (Raiders) 1.75 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    8. Reggie Wells (Cardinals) 1.75 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    10. Eugene Amano (Titans) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    10. Chris Chester (Ravens) 2.0 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    12. Chester Pitts (Texans) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    12. Ben Hamilton (Broncos) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    12. Travelle Wharton (Panthers) 2.5 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    12. Jacob Bell (Rams) 2.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    12. Jeff Smiley (Dolphins) 2.5 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    17. Rich Seubert (Giants) 3.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    17. Pete Kendall (Redskins) 3.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    17. Justin Blalock (Falcons) 3.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    27. Eric Steinbach (Browns) 3.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    21. Floyd Womack (Seahawks) 3.5 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    22. Edwin Mulitalo (Lions) 4.25 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    23. Arron Sears (Bucs) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    23. Uche Nwaneri (Jags) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    23. Cory Procter (Cowboys) 4.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    26. Logan Mankins (Pats) 5.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    26. Andrew Whitworth (Bengals) 5.0 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    28. Daryn Colledge (Packers) 6.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    29. Steve Hutchinson (Vikings) 7.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    29. Alan Faneca (Jets) 7.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    31. Chris Kemoeatu (Steelers) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    32. Derrick Dockery (Bills) 8.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)



    C

    1. Olin Kreutz (Bears) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. Todd McClure (Falcons) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. Chris Myers (Texans) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. Kevin Mawae (Titans) 0 sacks allowed (15 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    1. Ryan Kalil (Panthers) 0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    6. Brad Meester (Jags) 0.25 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    7. Lyle Sendlein (Cardinals) 0.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    8. Duke Preston (Bills) 0.75 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    9. Casey Wiegmann (Broncos) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    9. Jeff Faine (Bucs) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    9. Jonathan Goodwin (Saints) 1.0 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    12. Nick Mangold (Jets) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    12. Andre Gurode (Cowboys) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    12. Shaun O’Hara (Giants) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    12. Matt Birk (Vikings) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    12. Jeff Saturday (Colts) 2.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    12. Dominic Raiola (Lions) 2.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    12. Nick Leckey (Rams) 2.0 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    19. Jason Brown (Ravens) 2.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    19. Jamaal Jackson (Eagles) 2.25 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    21. Hank Fraley (Browns) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    21. Nick Hardwick (Chargers) 2.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    21. Jake Grove (Raiders) 2.5 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    21. Chris Spencer (Seahawks) 2.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    25. Rudy Niswanger (Chiefs) 3.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    25. Scott Wells (Packers) 3.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    27. Eric Heitmann (49ers) 4.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    27. Eric Ghaiciuc (Bengals) 4.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    29. Samson Satele (Dolphins) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    29. Dan Koppen (Pats) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    31. Casey Rabach (Redskins) 5.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    32. Justin Harwig (Steelers) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)



    RG

    1. Chris Kuper (Broncos) 0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    2. Jake Scott (Titans) 0.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    2. Max Jean-Gilles (Eagles) 0.5 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    4. Chris Snee (Giants) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    4. Harvey Dahl (Falcons) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    4. Jason Spitz (Packers) 1.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    4. Ikechuku Ndukwe (Dolphins) 1.0 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    4. Brad Butler (Bills) 1.0 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    4. Davin Joseph (Bucs) 1.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    4. Adrian Jones (Chiefs) 1.0 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    11. Rex Hadnot (Browns) 1.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    12. Deuce Lutui (Cardinals) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    12. Brandon Moore (Jets) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    12. Mike Brisiel (Texans) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)…ERFA
    12. Jahri Evans (Saints) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)…RFA
    12. Mike Pollak (Colts) 2.0 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    12. Stephen Neal (Pats) 2.0 sacks allowed (9 starts)
    18. Roberto Garza (Bears) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    19. Randy Thomas (Redskins) 4.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    19. Robbie Williams (Bengals) 4.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    19. Cooper Carlisle (Raiders) 4.0 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    19. Stephen Peterman (Lions) 4.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    19. Tony Wragge (49ers) 4.0 sacks allowed (10 starts)…RFA
    24. Leonard Davis (Cowboys) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts) *PRO-BOWL*
    24. Mike Goff (Chargers) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    26. Darnell Stapleton (Steelers) 5.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    27. Ben Grubbs (Ravens) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    27. Richie Incognito (Rams) 6.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    29. Dennis Norman (Jags) 7.25 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    30. Anthony Herrera (Vikings) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)





    RT

    1. Ryan Diem (Colts) 1.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. Jon Stinchcomb (Saints) 1.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    1. Ray Willis (Seahawks) 1.5 sacks allowed (10 starts)
    4. David Stewart (Titans) 2.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    4. Mark Tauscher (Packers) 2.0 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    6. Ryan Harris (Broncos) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    6. Tyson Clabo (Falcons) 2.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    8. Langston Walker (Bills) 3.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    8. Nick Kaczur (Pats) 3.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    10. Willie Anderson (Ravens) 3.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    11. Kareem McKenzie (Giants) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    11. Vernon Carey (Dolphins) 4.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    11. Kevin Shaffer (Browns) 4.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    14. Jeff Otah (Panthers) 5.0 sacks allowed (12 starts)
    15. Tony Pashos (Jags) 5.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    15. Marc Colombo (Cowboys) 5.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    17. Willie Colon (Steelers) 5.75 sacks allowed (16 starts)…RFA
    18. John Tait (Bears) 6.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    18. Jeremy Trueblood (Bucs) 6.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    18. Ryan Cook (Vikings) 6.0 sacks allowed (14 starts)
    18. Gosder Cherilus (Lions) 6.0 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    22. Damien Woody (Jets) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    22. Jeromey Clary (Chargers) 6.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    22. Jon Jansen (Redskins) 6.5 sacks allowed (11 starts)
    25. Jon Runyan (Eagles) 7.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    25. Damion McIntosh (Chiefs) 7.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    27. Cornell Green (Raiders) 7.5 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    27. Alex Barron (Rams) 7.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    29. Eric Winston (Texans) 8.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
    30. Stacy Andrews (Bengals) 9.5 sacks allowed (15 starts)
    31. Adam Snyder (49ers) 9.5 sacks allowed (13 starts)
    32. Levi Brown (Cardinals) 11.0 sacks allowed (16 starts)
     
  16. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,305
    Likes Received:
    961
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    I am ok with Brown's rookie season. Another year under Gibbs plus the tremendous upside of the powerful running back we drafted...uh, another year under Gibbs and Brown will be even better. We also have a tremendous blocking TE in 4th round Hill.
     
  17. Blake

    Blake MMQB

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    11,201
    Likes Received:
    615
    Location:
    Spring
    So who is his backup? If he goes down whats plan B?

    Im not comfortable with any plan B at this time.
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17,083
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    Butler, own "swing" tackle, as it now stands.
     
  19. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17,083
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    If Meyers accounted for "0" sacks, I'd like to know how allowed sacks are "assigned."
     
  20. jppaul

    jppaul Cut and Dry

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    34
    No idea I just copped that post from another board that copied it from another board. Maybe its determined by the primary person assigned to the DT, since it is usually the G and the C chips in maybe that is the reason. Don't know though.
     

Share This Page