Kevin Burnett Interest (visiting 3/5)

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  1. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Chitown Frog

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    I read this today....no visit but interest. Guy has a ton of talent from watching him in Dallas but he had injury problems too.

    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/03/kevin-burnett-talking-to-raiders-and-cha.html

     
  2. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Burnett has been a 3rd down LBer and special teamer. IMO, he has pretty good athletic qualities, but for whatever the reason never really seemed toget much a shot to be an everydown player in Dallas. In terms of depth player with some upside, he is at least worth a look.
     
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    :)

    Come one, everyone knows I'm from the other side of the tracks.:cowboy1:
     
  5. Errant Hothy

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    I think he's in the wrong system. He never seemed quite right for the 3-4 Dallas runs. I'd say he's certainly worth a look.
     
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    Come on down. Even if we don't sign, a visit should increase his salary.
     
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    Is that like batting for the other team?
     
  8. Jackie Chiles

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    I wonder if he could give Diles a run for his money. Not sure he would be worth it though, I imagine he will get a decent amount of money from someone and Diles is so cheap right now.
     
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    Meh

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  10. Texan JBZ

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    Yeah, you're exactly right. He came out of Tennessee, which ran a 4-3 scheme. He's more suited to play in a 4-3 scheme. He has tremendous size and speed, and was a helluva player for the Vols. I'd like for the Texans to pick him up. It would be another solid signing this offseason.
     
  11. ArlingtonTexan

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6295105.html

     
  12. Ole Miss Texan

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    Sounds good to me. We can always use some quality backups. Don't know much about Burnett but hope he's exactly that (for us)!
     
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    What was his production in Tennessee?
     
  14. J-Russ

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    His draft scouting report from SI.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/65287.html

    He ran a 4.61 forty at 240 lbs, so acquiring him would make him our fastest and second biggest LB. From reading his report, Burnett seems like a team leader, smart player, discipline tackler, and a pretty good coverage guy. He might be able push Adibi or Diles for one of their spot, and might even come cheap since he has yet to produce real well in the NFL.

    He probably didn't produce well in Dallas because he didn't fit their 3-4, same with Carpenter. He potentially have the ability to be a real surprise for us a LB.
     
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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft...o.com/nfldraft/draft05/tracker/player?id=8601
     
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    np. We keep six LBs on the roster last year, so I'm presuming it would be the same again. If we pick up Burnett and draft another LB that means we have to cut two, me guessing it'll be Coley and Thompson. Of course they would battle it out first in TC.
     
  18. ArlingtonTexan

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    If a couple are really good on special teams, 7 is not even really out of the question.
     
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    ILB DeMeco Ryans - 3 seasons
    OLB Xavier Adibi - 1 season
    OLB Zac Diles - 2 seasons
    OLB Kevin Bently - 7 seasons

    LB Kevis Coley - 2 seasons
    LB Chaun Thompson - 6 seasonst

    So Chaun Thompson would be the odd man out. He is a FA after this year and the cap hit is not all that significant.

    Salary - $1 million
    Bonus - $375,000
     
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    This guy was great in coverage & and a good blitzer off the edge it was tough getting time with all of the good linebackers in dallas but i definately think that he is a good fit for the texans.
     

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