Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Lucky, Aug 15, 2010.
Here's the live link.
Started off by saying Tate would need surgery
Tuesday is going to be the surgery day apparently.
blah blah.....Tate ankle injury is serious, no real details yet....blah blah.....1st and 2nds did well....blah blah.....McDoubleChin's scratchy voice.....blah blah
For some reason I still watch these, even though I never hear much from them. But I watch them anyway. LOL
I thought it was fairly informative (if not short). I'm glad he wasn't like "CHRIS HENRY WAS THE BOMB YO WATCHOUT".
Maybe we can get Rex Ryan to stand in for Kubiak during pressers. That dude is funny.
I think Kubiak made a good point regarding McManis. He sat out OTAs, was only able to do individual work at the beginning of camp, and has only practiced for 5 days. Then, McManis comes out and performs well in his first NFL game (be it preseason). Impressive.
Here's the transcript with what Kubiak said and didn't say:
Texans Bull Blog
One thing that I didn't mention: Kubiak looked and sounded very relaxed and willing to answer questions. It seems very clear to me that he has very high expectations for the season and is quite confident in this group of players.
Dale I love your blog pal but I keep getting a popup 'ads by google' box that wont shift covering the first paragraph or so, is this anything you can fix or is it something on my laptop? Ta.
Copy-paste the entire text into another program, that's what I did... but it's really annoying!
We're working on it. Those aren't our ads or setup. I'll have it fixed in the next few days. That doesn't happen on most computers but it is happening on a few... I don't know why.
I finally watched the game last night. I personally think some here are a little over zealous on their recount of the game.
Trindon Holliday looked fine on Kick-off returns, I don't understand why he decided to return that last one, the defense was coming across the 20 as he caught the ball. He looked horrible in punt returns. Kubiak believes the reasons are coachable, like positioning... I don't think he cleanly caught a single punt, I could be wrong, but he did look like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. But you're damn right he's fast, so I wouldn't count him out for being a big part of this team going forward.
Sharpton... who in the hell said he was undersized? There ain't nothing small about that man.
Adrian Wilson is fast. Wish he was on our team (not to replace Pollard or nothing). But when he started 10 yards back on the backside of a run play to our left, and he got to the RB before he could turn upfield, I was like WOW!!!.
The running backs didn't look bad at all, and that is including Slaton's fumble. Had he not had the history, it would still be a concern, but not as much as it is now. I think he'll be fine.
I don't care what anyone says, I still like Chris Henry. He didn't only look tough to me, he looked very tough. His pass blocking (with that one exception) looks good. I know everybody wants to say it was only two games, but Arian Foster looks every bit as good as a starter, I'm very excited to see what he does this season. He reminds me of someone, but I can't put my finger on it. Not TD, but another very good back from days past (maybe Eddie George).
I'm a little disappointed how inconsistent Studdard looked. On some plays, he's a bona-fide starter, then on other plays, he has no business being on the field. That is one of the areas I thought he improved tremendously last year, but it looks like he's back to square one. Hopefully, it's just first game jitters.
I can't believe we spent good money on Wade Smith, Chris White is not an NFL starting Center. I don't think Meyers has anything to worry about from this group of guys. Bottom line, Studdard has to pick up his game, I don't think Wade Smith is an option. Maybe moving Caldwell to LG & putting Chris White at RG. Maybe.
I thought Butler looked better last year. He didn't look terrible Saturday, but I thought he looked better last year. Maybe it's the first game thing again. I did like that #79 Stenavich, and #71 Smith, I think they'll be part of the Texans future.
Jacoby looked great, Dickerson looked Great, I feel bad for Glen Martinez, and worry about DA.
Bing. I remember the Championship game he played in. Or was that a Rose Bowl game? I was excited about him coming out in the draft that year, and hoped we could get him and make him a LB. He also had some high level plays as well as some really low level plays. I still think he's a player, just got some work to do... After our starting LBs, I think it should be Sharpton, Bing, Adibi. I understand the love for Bently, but I don't think he's one of the best 6 LBs on this team.
DL, hopefully it's the first game thing, but it's very disappointing to talk about getting the QB, putting pressure on the QB, getting after the QB, and then seeing what was out there Saturday. I mean, do they take Mario, Antonio, & Connor into a special room and tell them, "this is what you're supposed to do." and then tell everybody else something different?
I'm confused about Eric Mitchell, I've been hearing great things about him in camp, and Kubiak was still glowing about him in this presser, but I didn't see anything to write home about. Maybe they are asking our DTs to something other than what we would like to see a DT do. I don't know.
I like your blog DM !
So you're saying Shelly Smith might make the roster and contribute this year ? This is the best report on the CSU rookie I've heard to this point, but it's good to hear. With his athleticism and foot speed he seems like a natural for LG in the ZBS ?
Martinez was already cut TK
Dude was a captain at Nortwestern who I believe couldn't workout at the combine because of a leg issue . Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Northwestern like Rice but in the Big 10 .
There was one play where Earl Mitchell did a spin move that was impressive , got to the QB and missed . The speed and tightness of that move is what their drooling over .
I found that I had the problem when I had my IE window maximized. If I resized the window smaller, the google ads popped back to where they're supposed to be and allowed me to read the text.
It only happens on mine when the IE window is maximized (which is how I normally roll.)
When I went to two training camp practices, I came away unimpressed with Smith. But, based on the performance at Arizona, he should certainly leapfrog Chris White on the depth chart.. If so, that give him a realistic shot at making the roster. However, with Studdard, Myers, Caldwell, Wade Smith and Brisiel all ahead of him, he will need more good performances to ensure a spot... but, I think he's got a real chance (he can play guard and center).
I heard IR on 610 a few weeks ago?
Don't forget Brisiel, I think hes the starting LG when its all said and done. He didn't get in the game due to sickness.
He was placed on IR and they reached an injury settlement I assume and he was cut.
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