NFL First-Round Recap: Houston Texans

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  1. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    Great writeup, Texans_Chick!

    http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/01/30/nfl-first-round-recap-houston-texans/#cont

     
  2. Maddict5

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    was okoye really ever praised for his run-stopping?? i thought that was a consistent weakness and criticism of his game all year long
     
  3. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Yes. The concern in camp was that he was ahead in his passing game but that run stopping would be a problem.

    After the season began, Kubiak was praising Okoye for his run stopping. I'm guessing you can find that information sometime in September. I alude to it here.

    Actually, some people believed in college that Okoye's best ability was his run stopping early in his career. He lost a little weight and was better at his pass rush his last season at Louisville.

    The question for him is going to be at what weight can he do both. I've talked to some with the Texans who say that believe that his build really isn't right to support a ton more weight.
     
  4. AnthonyE

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    Indeed, very good writeup. Seeing what Patrick Willis was doing all season (20 tackles in 3 different games, wtf), and was itching to turn back the clock and pick him.

    But-- at the same time I still wanted the keep Okoye. He has the potential to be something really great in the seasons to come.

    Now after the seasons over, I'm glad we have a legit pass-rushing DT on the team. :) That's one less need for the defense.
     
  5. Rex King

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    "GM Rick Smith hasn't targeted any of these heavier players, and it is hard to say if defensive coordinator Richard Smith even wants a heavier-type defensive tackle because we have little sense of what defense he is trying to run."

    Good point. They just did their evaluations last month, and they may now see it as a need, but who knows. They may be thinking smaller and more athletic, like the Broncos, which I wouldn't be too happy with.

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