Duane Brown Will Be Starting LT

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  1. False Start

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    I just heard on 790 that Kubiak said Duane Brown will definitely be the starter . They also said hes playing with the first team in mini-camp .
     
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    If he provides the ability RIGHT NOW to beat out Salaam for our starting LT spot, this is very very good news. Then throw in the fact of how young he is and how much upside he has, how much experience will help him get better- it makes it even better.
     
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    He will probably be raw to begin with but I think this is the right decision. LT's need experience. Kubiak and Schaub are smart enough to add an early season "how is the LT doing" read to the progression.
     
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    Smart decision. Brown has all the physical tools to be a great LT in Gibbs system. The only thing he lacks is the knowledge that comes from expert coaching and experience. There are 4 months until week one of the NFL season. I think Brown is smart and talented enough to soak up the knowledge quickly so that he can be effective as a starter on the first game of the season.
     
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    That is stunning, really almost too difficult to believe ?
    While I've heard many positive comments about Browns upside, and actually
    some very good reports about his ability right now to function as a blocker on rushing plays, nowhere have I heard that he's ready to be an NFL passblocker, especially at LT ? Actually just the opposite.
     
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    I'm a little concerned about Brown starting from day 1 because of all of the talk about him being so raw and a project. If he can get up to speed and not be too much of a drop off from Salaam to start the year then that's great, more experience. I just don't want him to be a detriment to the team during our very difficult opening season stretch.
     
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    Baptism by fire...I can dig it.
     
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    I imagine he'll get a lot of help from scheme to playcalling. They're probably pretty high on his run blocking and feel that they can cook up some stuff to minimize his pass blocking deficiencies while getting him the necessary experience.
     


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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    He beat him out before they got on the field . Does this mean our draft is now an A+ ?
     
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    I best most of those reports were from talking heads and not actual NFL coaches, correct?

    This is encouraging news, especially this early into off-season workouts.

    I'm just glad Ron Dayne isn't here to break another promising LT's leg. ;)
     
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    unless it is a Qb says David Carr. Actually based on size and physical skills (quick feet and long arms) Brown should do well. If not Old Faithful is right there which is why Salaam was signed. I can't believe that Spencer will not get at least some plays at some point as he did beat out pretty good starter two years ago. Kubes has identified CS as RG. Frye may yet have something to say & then there is my fave of all faves (drum roll please) Jordan SParks! No, that was last year's Idol, I meant Black.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    I thought of that ... maybe we can sacrifice Dayne in an injury excorcism .
     
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    There was supposed to be an animal sacrifice, but Dayne barbqued it.
     
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    A-freakin-men! As I've said many times before, I'm giddy of the fact he won't be in our backfield anymore. :cool:
     
  15. TexanSam

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    I think you misheard. On 790 they said Kubiak said he'll be starting with the first team in minicamp and training camp. That doesn't mean he'll be starting on opening day. I think they want to see how well he does and if they don't think he can start immediately then Salaam will be put back as the starting LT. Kubiak didn't say Duane Brown would be the starter at the beginning of the season.

    790 (David Dalati to be specific) also said that Salaam wasn't happy about it and that Kubes had to talk to him about it.
     
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    I don't care if he's out there at LT in practice as long as there's no contact involving the QBs. But frankly I'd be real anxious if he was on the field even in a preseason game with Schaub or Sage out there, unless this guy has got an Einstinean ability to comprehend, learn, and apply pass-blocking skills.
     
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    Start the kid?? What's the worst case scenario (besides a broken leg - knock on wood)? If he struggles to get things figured out, Salaam is a decent (not great) back-up.. Or at least until the ROok feels comfortable.
     
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    I think you are correct. Kubiak's quote, per houstontexans.com blog:

    houstontexans.com
     
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