Jeff Maehl article

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  1. KMG 365

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    Here are some snippets from an article on Jeff Maehl:

    Read more by clicking on the link.

    http://www.chicoer.com/sports/ci_21100361/maehls-time-now-paradise-high-grad-set-second

    It's going to be tough for him to make the 53-man roster if the Texans only carry five WRs. If they decide to carry six WRs then I see him making the team.
     
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  2. Norg

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    we deff need Maehl and lestar to come up big 4 us this year if they make the team
     
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    Wr is the most unproven position on the team. Just a guess but I think this will be the first year in a while they carry 6.
     
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    Why is it going to be any tougher for him to make the 53 than anyone else?? I understand size and speed as difference makers but heart and vision are not so easy to quantify. This is why they PLAY the game.....otherwise, we just throw the numbers on the board and call it a day.
     
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    If we carry 6 receivers he makes the team over Holliday and Jackson most likely, but I don't think we carry 6. I also think he'll have a hope Holliday falls on his face on special teams during the pre-season.

    If the reports that Holliday was the most improved and impressive receiver during OTAs and minicamp are true then it should be a pretty good battle between the bottom 2 or 3 guys.
     
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    Well, the Texans are likely only going to keep five WR's. Of those five Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Devier Posey and Keshawn Martin are practically locks to make the team. That should leave one more spot for either Jeff Maehl and Lestar Jean; and Jean seems to be the favorite around here to win that battle.
     
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    I don't think Holliday is in the question. You didn't mention him, but others did. Someone said he was the most improved receiver. I never saw that.....I saw something about exceptional improvement from him but that could mean 0 to 35 when everyone else is at 68. Holliday banks on his special teams value....jury is out.

    Maehl is competing with with Martin. Posey is a lock unless he's a lame duck. The final decision comes down to which one gets separation better.....that's how I see it today.
     
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    That's the way I see it as well. Kubes did say that Holliday had taken the biggest step in that group but that doesn't (to me) say that he's taken a big enough leap to bump K-Mart to the PS. Just don't see it happening.

    I'm thinking in the end we'll see Trindon riding into the sunset on his little pink tricycle but then I've been wrong before.

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  9. Texn4life

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    I think Martin actually gets on the field before Posey unless Posey has a big training camp. Kubiak had nothing but praise for him so I doubt Maehl is any competition for Martin. If you factor in his return ability then I really don't see it.

    AJ, Walter, Posey and Martin are locks to me. You don't draft guys in the 3rd and 4th rounds with that kind of potential and then release them before the season starts unless they pull a Clarett and show no committment whatsoever. So that leaves Jean who a lot of people are high on. They're both undrafted guys but one seems to have a ton of more upside. Barring injury to one of these receivers I just don't see a situation where he makes the team if we carry 5.

    Now if we carry 6 which would be a shock to me Maehl has a good chance assuming we don't bring in anyone else. Steph was the one who posted on here how good Holliday looked and I want to say either Yates or Beck singled him out too. I'm not holding my breath for him based on what I've seen personally but anything can happen though. Maehl hasn't shown any return ability thus far that would create extra value for him. I'd be curious to see how he'd handle it but I don't even know if he'll be given that opportunity. Those guys are fighting to make the PS IMO.
     
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    I was having this discussion today, totally agree.
     
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    I understand the logic and to an extent, agree. What other position would be sacrificed though?

    Would be nice if someone could play their position and long snap as well wouldn't it?
     
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    AJ, KW, Posey, and Martin are locks to make the team.

    At this point, Lestar Jean appears to be in the driver's seat for that 5th spot.

    Therefore, unless we carry 6 receivers (barring injury), Maehl's on the outside looking in. He'll probably end up PSd again.
     
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    If it comes down to Maehl or Martin, Martin wins hands down. He was too high a pick, he has better return ability, and he's been doing well so far.
     
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    It's interesting last year focus was on how to improve defense, this year it is the offense with or without Schuab, WR is the most widely speculated position.

    Andre, Kevin, Posey are locks. Martin kicks Holliday to the curb, because of return ability. So that is four but only count against position as three. Lestar Jean, will probably wind up competing for reps with Posey or alternating to give Andre breathers so he is your 4th.

    Now it gets interesting. Jeff Maehl is excellent on special teams. He has a year under his belt & is stronger. I see him as an upgrade over previously Texans 5th WR David Anderson. Jerrell Jackson & Juaquin Igesias have flashed potential, most likely get stashed on PS.

    So I do believe Jeff focus is correct, to make the 53 man roster as the #5 WR/special teams player :twocents:
     
  15. Texn4life

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    I don't follow your logic here. Kubiak has always said that he doesn't want just a return specialist and that a guy has to be able to play a position as well. If Martin is returning for us he will count as one of the 5 receivers. We haven't guy who JUST handled returns for us in a long time. Maehl has to show he's one of the best 5 receivers on the team and that includes Martin.
     
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    I am keeping neutral on these guys. What I do like is the fact there is an all out battle. That should bring out the best recievers, idealistically.

    I have always looked forward to the Texans playing but I believe this is the first year that I am all out excited about it. [​IMG]
     
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    Martin kicks Holliday to the curb not only because he's a returner but also because he's one of the best wide receivers on the team. If the mini-camp/OTA results hold, Martin will be starting before Posey does and Martin could become the best and most dangerous slot receiver we've had.
     
  18. Texn4life

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    I agree and its what I said in an earlier post in the thread. Martin is going to see the field at receiver. The idea that he doesn't count as one because he'll be returning kicks/punts was what I wasn't following. We carried 4 receivers at the start of the year last year. I think we'll carry 5 this year whether they're returning or not which Martin will be. Maehl's gonna have to beat out Jean, Posey or Martin. I just don't see it happening.
     
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    If Kubiak can sit a 2nd round Harris for a season why not Posey? I think Posey has to outplay Jean to beat him out. Being a 3rd round selection will not do it.
     
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    No guarantee that Posey will play, but Harris never was released. He was always on the 53 man roster. I think thats the question here as to which 5 guys will make the 53.
     

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