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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    some stuff on camp from espn...click the link for the full page of stuff

    http://myespn.go.com/profile/hashmarks
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    yup, andre is the man.
     
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    Cjeremy635 Overtraining

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    Nice find Vinny, good read.
     
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    I think AJ is going to have a monster year, and will go to this third Pro Bowl accordingly.

    Mario is Mario. Like Vinny mentioned in another thread, he's like a Lamborghini without an engine. He's got skills, but where's the will? At some point the boy just has to play the game and everything that's being taught has to become natural.

    I'm a little perplexed by the whole "leadership" angle, though. Has there ever been a successful team that did not have vocal leaders on both sides of the ball?

    First the coaches play it up with Schaub in the off-season, but obviously it has to be earned first. Lo and behold, a story comes out a couple of weeks ago that Kubiak is still waiting for a vocal leader to emerge on offense. Guess Schaub has to yell some? Maybe Green will make an impact. We know AJ is not going to change his demeanor, and nor should he.

    As far as the 'leader' on D; Seems like Ryans was already that man according to off-season reports, but of course, now when the actual pads are on and dudes are hitting each other, we learn that he's got a ways to go.

    So is this much ado about nothing? Do we have too many nice guys and need a couple of big mouths with talent?

    The subject keeps coming up, so I'd though that I would throw it out there. Thoughts?
     
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    WoW - I can't believe it's really ESPN! :)
     
  7. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    ok, lets let Andre Johnson = P, and Matt Schaub = Q
    Q throws to P so P's yardage total will be reflective of Q's total yardage and vice versa.

    If P has a monster year, then Q must have a monster year as well, but since he's the qb, we'll downgrade Q's year from monsterous to beastly, thus Matt Schaub will be a beast. any takers?
     
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    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    Go Maddox, another good story from the last 2 seasons.

    Random bits that made me smile:
     
  9. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    If I may, I'd like to throw out a scenario for you. Everything I've heard from my various NC State folks is that Mario is: 1. a really nice guy; 2. who really wants to follow his coaching and is eager to please.

    So last year he had a guy jabbering to him about technique and now he has two new guys jabbering to him about technique. I'm not sure it is a question of will--as long as we are engaged in rank speculation, I will say it is what we were talking about Okoye about--trying to quiet the voices in your head of what you are trying to do, and just being able to act.

    I thought that this observation from Kubiak about Kalu from the other day was interesting:

    Something that all our young guys have on the line is the fear of making a mistake. Fear means too much thinking. Kalu's been playing long enough that he doesn't have that fear.

    As for the leadership bit, I think that is part of trying to develop a team personality and it takes some time--this is a part of what Kubiak said for the 17th practice:

    This takes time. It's what makes the difference between a bunch of new guys trying to make a team and what makes an actual team.
     
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    Take your P's and Q's and eat them for dinner... :wild:
     
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    Too much like algebra, Dragon.
     
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    TEXANS84 Moderator Staff Member

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    Great find, great article. I like the little snippets on the observations that he's seen so far being down here.
     
  13. Porky

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    Mathis for #2???

    Anyone else a bit shocked at that statement?
     
  14. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    yup. i always thought he would be a one-trick pony.
     
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    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    dude is kinda a casual observer of the Texans...take it fwiw
     
  16. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Imagine if you were someone national coming to cover a team that you are not terribly familiar with but you are trying to learn up on so that you can write something halfway intelligent. So you spend a day and a half at their camp. I am guessing he might be wrong about that.
     
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    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    LOL. Damn I'm verbose. Blessing and curse.
     
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    Yeah he did kinda sum um what ya said in like 5 words....lol
     
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    Last year P = 41% of our passing game.

    This year, P = <40% of our passing game... and ends up with better numbers

    :fans:

    Matt Schaub = Beast. :splits:
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    knew i'd forgotten something. :specnatz:
     

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