LB Chaun Thompson to visit | update: signed contract 3-14

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I didn't want to derail the CB thread that we were looking at..so HOU-TEX first showed this

    this is a 5 part serious on Chaun before the draft and i realize people change after 5 years in the league but

    2nd part
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/draft/news/2003/03/19/thompson_two/
    3rd part
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/draft/news/2003/03/25/thompson_three/
    4th part
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/draft/news/2003/04/10/thompson_four/
    5th part
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2003/draft/news/2003/04/24/thompson_five/
     
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    I'd assume he would be the SAM backer; where his blitz skills could be best used.
     
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    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

    Already scheduling a physical? Maybe they are close on a deal?
     
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    Monday, March 3, 2008
    Who is Chaun Thompson?[/

    He is a versatile linebacker that the Seahawks may be eying help shore up the reserve corps, which was decimated by the loss of Kevin Bentley and Niko Koutouvides. Adam Caplan states......

    While the Cleveland Browns are still interested in re-signing Chaun Thompson, a league source told Scout.com the versatile free agent linebacker has also drawn the interest of the Seattle Seahawks.

    Seattle lost versatile backup LB Kevin Bentley to the Houston Texans on Monday and are looking for a linebacker, such as Thompson, who is capable of playing multiple linebacker positions.

    For another thrilling scouting report......

    007 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
    Grade: 57 | Key
    Alert: TM

    Comment: Thompson has good size, speed and in-line explosiveness. He is somewhat versatile. He has played outside linebacker and now aligns inside. He is a playmaker who has untapped ability. He is a high-effort defender who can pursue and chase down plays from the back side in the run game. He can make quick reads and disrupt plays before they gain any momentum. He has enough functional strength to set the edge on the outside. He can bend the edge and close with a burst to the quarterback. He is a valuable kickoff cover guy who can blow up a ball carrier. But Thompson has a lot of holes in his game. He isn't a very good take-on player. He prefers to slip blocks and isn't very explosive or technically sound in stack-and-shed mode. He lacks fluidity and struggles to flip his hips in space. He makes occasional jaw-dropping plays, but not consistently. He doesn't pick things up quickly.
     
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    As a West Texas A&M University graduate, and as a fan who has seen virtually every WTAMU home game since 1997, I can say that Chaun is THE type of player and PERSON that McNair wants on this team.

    I have seen Chaun play for WTAMU, and I have followed him during the time he spent on the Browns. He was mostly a 3rd down LB due to 4.53 speed (used as a blitzer on most 3rd downs), but he started getting lots more reps due to some injuries to other LBs on the team. From what I remember, he began playing a fairly large role over the course of many seasons in Cleveland. IMO, he was a casualty of a crowded LB crew, and a lot of his interviews tend to point towards that assumption.

    As a person, Chaun is top notch. He hasn't forgotten his home, where he came from, and he gives a lot back to this area. He needed some hours to get a degree, and he finished it up after going pro. He's a dedicated person.

    I'm obviously a homer for the guy. Would love to see us sign him.

    Here's some articles on Chaun from our local newspaper:

    A Good Pre-Draft Article With Lots of Background Info

    Chaun Returns Home to WTAMU

    Thompson Interview After Losing to the Texans in '06 Season

     
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  7. Wolf

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    so he might be a cheaper Jason Babin type :tease:

    serious nice work GP thanks for the info
    We will see what happens
     
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    Hate to rain on anyones parade but how does a guy who cant crack the starting rotation of the worst defense in the league supposed to help us?
     


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    What does '5 part serious' mean? :thinking:
     
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    I think the switch from a 3-4 D to our 4-3 D could really help the kid.

    On the plus side he is durable depth at the worst...if we even sign him.
     
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    I am hoping he is at least a better version than Danny clark

    for me, we still need holes filled for we still need a draft or two (good ones) so I am hoping if he were to sign he can fill a spot or two and he can play ST
     
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    Good question.
     
  13. ArlingtonTexan

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    Will Demps could not even make an NFL roster last year.
    Kevin Walter was the 4th WR with the Bengals.
    Andre Davis could not contribute with the Browns or Bills two horrible offenses.
    Sage Rosenfels was not a regualr starter with Miami.

    I could probably go on.

    The job of a GM and scouting department is to locate players that have some chance to be better here than they were somewhere else. Does it work every time? Of course not. As long as the team is not overpaying for the "risk" of this type of player the Texans are welcome to sign as many as responsible salary cap management will allow.
     
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    Will Demps was IR'd and was playing for the Giants.
    Kevin Walter was playing behind Chad, TJ, and Chris Henry
    Andre Davis until last year was injury prone and could not stay healthy
    Rosenfels was playing against the ghost of Moreno. No QB that has gone there has had any type of success since.

    I am not trying to be negative but we are looking for upgrades and I just dont see how a guy who cant beat out guys who wouldnt have been able to start for our team, come in and help us out.
     
  15. ArlingtonTexan

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    So who is the the Texans 5th LB right now?
     
  16. Wolf

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    I think we are doing like last year, not overspending and building depth.. Drafting is the key here, we have to get our "Studs" through the draft
     
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    You will get no argument from me that we need one, I just don't see how this particular guy can help our team win.

    I would not be the least bit surprised to see the Texans draft a LB with our first pick.
     
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    Looks like Thompson is soon-to-be off the table:


     
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    If any one can work with him and make him better it's Gary K.
     
  20. ArlingtonTexan

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    The good news is that we fans don't have to see it. While you tried to spin them, those moves they were either not thought of or thought of negatively at the time they occurred by the general fanbase. All of those guys helped us become better than we were. Upgrading player number 42 just does seem like much in March. We will have to see in October.
     

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