Initial thoughts on Cushing

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  1. JaneDoe

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    Love to hear the opinions on the board of him so far this year. My husband yelled at him a couple of times during the game and asked why he was even in the game. I think he is doing a great job. Just wondering what others think.
     
  2. Jackie Chiles

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    For his second game in the NFL I am impressed. I'm sure he is missing some stuff but he is intense and makes his fair share of plays. I see good things for him as he gets fully up to speed.
     
  3. valleytexfan

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    yup. Quick, aggressive...I seem him only getting better with 'Meco at his side. Props to Zac Diles too.
     
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    stud, heart, speed, intuitive, smart, quick, athletic........great.
     
  5. Ryan

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    he looked great outside of the big running plays, but of course those weren't solely on him...everyone messed up. He looks like he is going to be great and a long time Texan.
     
  6. PapaL

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    He is playing lights out. He's a rookie in his second game and he's already one of the better LBs we've ever had.

    Doesn't say much for the talent we've had.
     
  7. TheIronDuke

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    Who would your husband put out there besides Cushing? He played great, especially for a rookie.
     
  8. Texans34Life

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    For not playing in the preseason and this being his 2nd game, he is doing really well. I predict he will be another Demeco by the time the season ends.
     


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    He looked damn good to me..made sure tackles most of the times (except when Crumpler gave him the slip) & was mad as hell when he got there. There were some obvious things he needs to work on, but he's a rook & after getting a good look at him, i'm confident he'll get better with that.

    On a side note, moving diles to the WLB is proving to be a good move, he's been an animal thus far.
     
  10. Spled

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    He got fooled on a few runs, but 7 tackles and 3 assists speaks to his intensity.
     
  11. Thorn

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    We are going to have an all pro LB crew if everyone stays healthy.
     
  12. 76Texan

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    The only thing negative I've ever said was that he needs time to learn to defend the pass since it's a whole lot more tricky in the pros than in college (and he was below average then).

    He messed up on the one that gave the Tacks a first down late in the game that was crucial.

    In the long run, he'll be fine!
     
  13. TimeKiller

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    The only thing I ever see him do wrong is over run a play. But I trade that for a non-stop type LB who covers plenty of the field and wraps up runners with a little boom behind it in his second pro game against a team with a dynamic run game. I think he is making a positive difference on the field and I'm totally looking forward to see him progress, I think he's got beast potential.
     
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    He made a couple of mistakes, especially in coverage, but I think he's showing a lot of promise. I'm feeling pretty good about our LBs right now.
     
  15. swisher

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    The guy is a stud....you'll be seeing alot of 56 jerseys in the stands by the end of the season.
     
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    Cushing is to Greenwood as DeMeco is to Jay Foreman.
     
  17. Goatcheese

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    He looked good against the run, but he shouldn't be on the field on passing downs.
     
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  19. C Madd

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    The guy is intense, he gets fired up and he flies around the field. He seems to be in or around the play just about every time. The more I see of him, the more I am glad Houston drafted him. He's only going to get better, as well. Hope to see him in a Texans jersey for a long time.
     
  20. Lucky

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    Exactly. I thought Cushing was a little overrated coming into the draft (like most USC prospects). He plays bigger and faster than I thought he would. Cushing is getting by on talent, now. When/if he gets NFL coaching, he could become special. Brian Cushing brings it.
     

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