Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Playoffs, Jun 23, 2014.
Early Texans 53-man roster projection
Remove one WR and add in a blocking TE. This offense will funnel through its tight ends just like NE.
No one gets on the IR?
I'm not sure why Brennan Williams is mentioned in the 53. The dude hasn't shown a lick since he arrived.
I hope he's able to get on the field, but I'm not including him anywhere near the 53 at this point.
I'm cutting Williams from the list and putting someone like Clabo in his spot.
Agree completely. I'm thinking the Texans make an injury settlement with Williams and move on.
If they did and let Travardo walk as well, it'll make the 2013 draft class right up there with our worst in history. We'd have pissed away 2 3rd rounders in Williams and Montgomery, a 4th for Travardo, 6th on Quess (not Ricks fault though) and a 6th on Chris Jones who we let go.
It is what it is. Better to cut your losses and move on than to hold onto them and try to make them work when they were obviously fails.
The focus should be on fielding the best team not making our draft choices look better than they were.
Was a strange Texans draft... like an alter-ego was making some of those selections.
The strangest thing about that Draft was that the 6th rounders were clearly better than the pair of third rounders ? How does that happen ?
But busting on both the 3rd rounders (B. Williams was injured and effectively IRed his last year in college so therefor a big red-flag coming into the Draft, and the choice of Montgomery was an all-time
whiff by the Texans), is to my way of thinking almost unforgivable, so those guys surely weren't both Rick Smith picks ?
If they were good picks, they were Wade Phillips' picks, or Kubiak's; if they weren't, they were Rick Smith's? Or is it the other way around? It's so confusing sometimes.
The bottom line is that whatever process was in place for that draft was a massive failure but I don't think it's a thing where any one person gets all the blame. There was enough failure in that draft to go around.
Hopefully, this one makes up for it.
QB: Fitz, Savage, Keenum
RB: Foster, Brown, Blue
TE: Fiedorowicz, Graham, Griffin, Potter
WR: AJ, Hopkins, Posey, Bonner, KMarttin
OT: Brown, Newton, Yietman, Dima (probably replaced with a FA)
C/G: Myers, Brooks, Sua Filo, Ben Jones, White
DL: Watt, Crick, Powe, Matthews, Nix, Jamison, Pagan
OLB: Clowney, B.Reed, T.Williams, Mercilus,
ILB: Cushing, Dent, Sapp, Tuggle
CB: KJ, JJ, B.Harris, A.Hall, Buoye
S: Swearinger, Clemons, K.Lewis, Ballentine, Pleasant/or Mack
PUP: Brennan Williams
P.Squad: Labhart wr, Lemon wr, M.Williams cb, Bullough Ilb, C.Young Ilb, D.Johnson rb, Ferentz c, Warmsley dl
True Dat, and i think that was part of Kubiaks problem.
A few things I think are likely to be different regarding the roster makeup under this staff:
1. Playing more zone and focusing on special teams means we are likely to see 5 cbs and 5 safeties instead of the 6 -4 ratio we are accustomed to. Also, I think we will have mor tweeters... Guys around 205 lbs with physicality and ball skills - Marcus Coleman types... So, I think guys like buoyed and Pleasant have a good opportunity to make the team. Meanwhile, one dimensional guys like Keo are history.
2. The breakdown of DL, Ilb, Olb may look strange also, because many of the guys will be expected to play varied positions in a wide range of packages. For instance, Watt and Jamison will be used as traditional 3-4 DEs sometimes. But, I expect both of them to stand up at OlB on occasion or setup outside the tackle in 3 pt stances sometimes.
3. Though I only had 5 wrs on my list, I would not be shocked if we kept 6, perhaps even 7 in future years.
4. I expect the practice squad to be more actively used as a means of depth in season. I never saw an intentional effort to stash needed young depth on it under Kubiak.... I realize the limitations of the P.S. Rules and risk associated with players on it. However, during the season, seldom are teams willing to claim players off another teams squad for a number of reasons.
I'm ok with most of it, but like Chris Boswell as kicker. Please, God, anybody but Bullock!
My impression is that BoB will turn out to be a really nice guy once you get to know him. But he will give Bullock his walking papers. There's a difference between a nice guy and a fool.
I think Tuggle is in and may be Trevardo.
Boswell better get it going in training camp. Reports from OTA's has Bullock easily ahead of Boswell.
Let me see, difficult choice...........
Personally I thought Bullock looked better and more comfortable as the season progressed. I think he will continue to improve and predict he will be a solid kicker with great range for years.
And this statement is coming from a 'Horns fan, so that's not Aggie homerism speaking.
But unfortunately he was looking better only as his kicks didn't matter anymore. When they counted, he couldn't make anything.
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