Montgomery Converted to DE

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    As a sophomore in college, Montgomery was explosive. But then he put on some weight later in his college career which was much needed for him to stick at 4-3 DE in the NFL. But the weight gain didn't do him any favors on the football field, as per many of his draft profiles, he played stiff and exhibited far less explosion during his third year at LSU. That problem has followed him into his time with the Texans. He will still be a slow 3-4 DE, as he remains a mismatched 4-3 player looking for a position that doesn't exist here.
     
  2. Brisco_County

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    I had thought this was the intention from the beginning.
     
  3. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    He looked terrible in pre season, the guy could not shed blockers worth a damn.
     
  4. Playoffs

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    Good.

    From August...
     
  5. wolf123

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    This move is way better then him at OLB.
     
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    Yea, my initial thought when drafted was hopefully a future Antonio Smith replacement. Good to hear, hope he gets things going.
     
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    At least they are being proactive.
     
  8. Texn4life

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    Even with his hand in the ground he still comes off slow off the ball. A position change won't help that. Unless he gains some explosiveness I haven't seen I'm afraid its a wasted pick.
     


  9. Wolf6151

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    My sentiments exactly. Montgomery is slow off the ball, at OLB or DE makes no difference. JMO but Montgomery was a mistake pick. I'd love to see us trade him to a team that runs a 4-3 defense, lets just cut our losses now instead of trying to make him into something he's not. We've already got Jamison and Crick at DE depth. Montgomery is too slow and heavy for OLB and to slow and small for 3-4 DE.
     
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    Sam Montgomery cant hold the Ninja Assassin's jockstrap .... :texanbill:
     
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    I just don't know how the Texans can feel good about reaching for so many projects in the last few drafts. I especially hated this years draft after the first round. It seems like they were either reaching, gambling or ignoring the skill sets of the guys they were drafting.
     
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    I haven't seen much of Jamison since the season started & what little I did see, I didn't like. Looked like a spare tire thing going on... not good for a DE.
     
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    I don't know if you can say that yet, Montgomery was the only one that I was really meh about. I would say anything after the third round you aren't expecting to start their rookie year. So of the players we got through the third round.

    - deandre making an impact already
    - swearinger already on the field and starting to make a few impact plays.
    - OT got hurt, not sure if he'll pan out yet but it happens.
    - Montgomery is the only one we should have stayed away from but they were trying to address the OLB position. There was a pretty good run on the LB in the middle of the second round. After that there really wasn't anyone else to take.
     
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    I remember Jamison from 2 yrs. ago and he played great, but that achilles injury might have slowed him down a bit.
     
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    So the texans took two OLB's in the draft and really didn't take any as far as this year is concerned.

    Sounds like a desperation move to me. Sounds like Sam has struggled terribly so they are trying to salvage something....anything.

    Meanwhile, you had guys that were actual DLinemen that actually showed something and we let them go. Texans too slow to get rid of guys. The lack of aggression permeates through this team.

    Meanwhile you have a worthless player on the roster that wasted camp screwing around with a position he's not going to play anymore.
     
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    Agree with this. Dude's the slowest off the ball I've seen in quite some time.
     
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    IF Reed and Merci continue to improve, it may not be as critical. We just do not have time imo for a project Dlineman or OLB. I too would wish for a trade to a 4-3 team.
     
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    Didn't like him when he was drafted, don't like him now. He's going to bust here. He already has Chapter 1 of the Bust story written, in fact.
     

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