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  1. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    Duh!
    There have been threads on this. How many TEs?


    http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=2788&section=N%20Latest%20News
     
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    The upcoming cuts will be pretty interesting to watch across the board. In that article he mentions finalizing the teams cuts 24hrs early to prep for the league deadline since the Texans are first on the waiver wire.

    You can usually find a few quality guys for depth or special teams that way if your sharp and your needs line up right.

    As for the TE and RB battle the biggest thing I could say is that it's nice to have some solid depth at those spots for a change to actually have a battle over.
    RB cut between is probably a toss-up.

    The TE break down is interesting since Putzier, Daniels, and Hape have been doing very well. Bruenor is still the best blocking TE in the league and Joppru is doing everything but painting the lines on the field and putting out the cones to make the squad. That's going to be a tough place to find the cut I believe. That being said I think that Joppru and Hape are most likely to be axed. Depending on how many slots Coach Kubes wants to hang onto they both could very well make it and it wouldn't hurt my feelings.
     
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    I see them keeping 3 of them......Putzier, Joppru, Daniels, Bruener is not going to fit in TE catches pass, Hape will end up on the practice squad.
     
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    People keep on dismissing Bruener--you are going to be surprised I guess when he makes the team. He is still an elite blocker for a TE and the Broncos have traditionally had a blocker as well as a hands guy.
     
  5. You are spot on there. A quasi linemen/TE is usually the M.O. for Denver and Bruener fits that to a "T". There are however other factors such as age and whether or not untest guys like Joppru can move their blockers. I'd love to see a complete half of Joppru to see where he's at in his game with this offense.
     
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    I think they keep 4 - Putzier, Bruener, Daniels, Joppru.
     
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    I agree with you bud! Joppru can fill in as a FB as well. I noticed last week on one play that Joppru, Daniels, and Putzier were all on the field at the same time. Did anyone else see that play? maybe I am wrong but I remeber seing this and saying to myself, "Kubiak scheme is out-there man, effective but out-there"
     
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    Joppru looked pretty bad as a fullback....... Kubiak would have to believe he can make it work, if Jo is going to stay on this team.

    I knew it as early as the first day of OTAs........ we are going to have to cut some pretty good players..... and we are all going to be upset over more than just a couple of cuts we'll make before it's all over and done with.
     


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    Hape is a ten year veteran and is not elgible for the practice squad.
     
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    I was about to say the same thing. One guy that might be a fit for the practice squad is Bennie. Since he has been hurt, he hasn't actually accrued a season yet. If there are other rules that would prevent him from being placed on the practice squad, I'm not familiar with them.
     
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    I think we need Joppru's speed and hands on the field, not the practice squad. We'll soon find out - cut down days are approaching.
     
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    Bruener's hands arent really in question , he can catch the ball . For most of his career he has been in offenses that dont require the TE to do much other than block . Its easy for a player to be painted into a corner by fans based upon how coaches use them or the scheme they are in as well as the way the media :twocents: ..... Pittsburgh didnt throw to the TE much and neither did the Texans under Dom .... He may not have the same speed as some of the other TE's on the roster but his hands are reliable .... I for one would hate to see Bruener cut , his experience is invaluable . Keeping 4 TE's wouldnt be out of the question .
     
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    Good point, it's not his hands that are in question, it's his ability to stretch the field.......

    He's a proven gamer for us..... makes no sense to cut him, unless we know we've got a suitable replacement....... right now, we know we have some tightends that practice well..... none of them have had to try to block freeny, or any elite NFL pass rusher yet.....

    Bruener ain't going anywhere.
     
  14. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree with you as well. To me Putz and Bruener are a given. Daniels has looked really good to me and appears to be following in the footsteps of Putz. Possibly even better if he hones his blocking skills a little more. I want to see Jop make the team because he's obviously a fighter. I think it would be hard to cut someone with that much heart. I haven't seen or noticed Hape.:twocents:
     
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    It's just semantics, but the Texans will keep three TE's - Bruener, Putzier and Daniels. Bennie will make the team as an H-back and will line up, at times, in the FB position. From here, he can motion into a two TE set, or can set up wider. We've seen this several times in the first two pre-season games.
     
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    Sounds good to me. I'd still like Jop to bulk up a little more. Maybe 15-20 pounds.:redtowel:
     

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