Eric Winston is strong like oxen.

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  1. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80d4d26e

    Above link is to the steve slaton highlights from this week. There are two things in the video i'd like to bring attention to. The first is the very first play they show. you all probably noticed it ingame. It was the run for nine yards with like 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter. four of those yards were gained because eric winston basically shoved the entire pile.

    The second is at 1:10 in the video, it was the gain for eight yards just before we went into the victory formation. Watch as eric winston takes out two CB's with one block. Devastating.
     
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    Two CB's and then combo'd the LB into the corner pocket. Winston was responsible for clearing out 3 defenders with one block. I loved the early play when Winston and Leach just kept moving the pile.
     
  3. GP

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    (Bad caveman reference coming in 3...2...1......)

    It was like he had killed an animal and was dragging it back to the cave.

    Seriously though: Those guys WANTED the game today. Pure and simple.
     
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  4. Jackie Chiles

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    I love that guy but man he has had a tough time in pass pro the last two weeks, first with Kampman and now with Kearse. He was fired up after some of those runs, hes a good one.
     
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    He has had his low points and been worked over a couple plays a game. No doubting his "want to".
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Yeah, Winston did not have a good first half in pass protection. We won, though :)
     
  7. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    upon review, yes... yes he does take out three defenders with one block.
    :kingkong:
     
  8. Scooter

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    there was another one around the 3rd quarter that wasnt shown. i think it was winston but that's just a guess, when slaton got turned around and a lineman basically grabbed him under the arms and pulled him another 4 yards.
     


  9. GP

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    It was him.

    He carried him like it was a firefighter dragging an old lady out of a burning building: Under the arms, backwards, and for several yards.
     
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    that's a lot of brute strength because slaton's legs were out and he wasnt doing much (if any) of the pushing.
     
  11. GP

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    It was like tug-of-war, basically. And Slaton was the rope.

    Don't be surprised if the off-season owner meeting(s) involve a rules committee looking at the issue of whether it's fair for o-linemen to drag ball carriers or not.

    I can see Bud Adams saying that it caused the Texans an unfair advantage when the ball carrier was easily stopped in his tracks...and that THAT set of instances helped to defeat his team. I know it sounds petty, but that's the day and age we live in: It's always someone else's fault, so SUE them.
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    tell bud adams to bugger off. forward progress.
     
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    If anyone wants to make a video of Winston's three-for-one block, here's a good quote to go with it:

     
  14. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    Like I said: It's where it will go.

    That's how people like Bud Adams think. Always trying to find an angle.
     
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    Putting aside the suing them BS, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Titans submitted several plays for review this weak on why they were not blown dead for lack of forward progress. I commented to a neighbor in the stands about it during the game. Don't see a rule change resulting though.
     
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    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Why would it be an "unfair advantage" for the Texans to drag the ball carrier? They have 11 guys just like we do. If we drag, try and stop us. If they drag their guys, we'll sure as hell try and stop them.
     
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    Is this ruling different in college ball? I remember how everyone was up in arms about the "Bush Push" play against Notre Dame a couple years ago.
     
  18. GP

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    I never said it would result in a rules change.

    But I do think it will definitely be brought up, and that's how our society works today: Bring it up. If you don't win the first time? Bring it up again. At some point, you'll gain enough support from other whiners...and it'll gain enough traction and you'll get it passed.

    It's worked for all sorts of activist groups in America. No reason to think it won't work for Bud Adams. Maybe not this year. But some day.
     
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    It's OK when a media darling does it.

    Not OK when the Texans do it to a 12-1 team playing for home-field advantage.

    See the diff?
     
  20. TexanSam

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    Luckily Rick Smith is on the competition committee! :D

    Of course so is Jeff Fisher

    Either way, I think it's much ado about nothing. Linemen pushing and pulling running backs happens often enough that I think if they wanted to do something about it, the NFL would by now.
     

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