On the health of our Texans players:

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  1. gtexan02

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    OT Charles Spencer was out of the training room and on the practice field today:
    Matt Schaub is looking 100% again:
    Fred Weary appears to be poised to make a full comeback

    Sounds like guys are working hard to get back as fast as possible. An update on Dunta will be nice.

    PS: Please NO ONE post a thread saying "Wow, we sure seem to be healthy this preseason" because thats what started the onslaught last year
     
  2. DiehardChris

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    On 610, Matt and Rich were both at the workout this morning, and Matt said Spencer is still running with noticeable limp. If it wasn't Friday, that would ruin my day.
     
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    IMO the fact he is out on the field in any capacity should brighten your friday :cool:
     
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    The fact that there are three fine girls about to pick me up is about to brighten my Friday.
     
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    I think they said he's probably going to have a noticeable limp for the rest of his life. They were also talking about how he's probably going to slide inside and hopefully can use more brains + knowledge of the game (of which he has none) to work the line rather than brute force and athleticism.
     
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    Is there anyway you can back that statement up or are you just assuming Charles Spencer is dumb? I have never read anything nor heard that Spencer doesn't have a knowledge of the game.
     
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    He doesn't really have any knowledge on the pro-game because he's only played in 2 games his whole career. You can't assume that a guy like that, who has had to sit out for a few years is going to have a plethora of knowledge on how to play a demanding spot like offensive lineman. It's just not going to happen.

    You can only gain experience by playing the game, not by being injured. This is what I implied by my statement.
     
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    You still gain knowledge of the game by being on the sidelines. Maybe not as much, but you still do. Ask Schaub.
     


  9. b0ng

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    Are you expecting Charles Spencer to be an even better lineman than he was 2 years ago?
     
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    Article on Spencer's return in Yahoo Sports

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...ubYF?slug=ap-texans-spencer&prov=ap&type=lgns


    Mods: Please move if you think this needs to be in its own thread.
     
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    Better in some areas, yes. Condition wise I would say no, but knowledge on the game (like what certain DLineman will do), yes.
     
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    Well that is your opinion and you are certainly most welcome to it. If Charles Spencer was able to attend practices and do drills for the last 2 years I could see your point of view. But he hasn't, and I don't think watching + discussing the game is as helpful to a lineman as it is a QB.

    The fact of the matter is, he hasn't played in 2 years. That's 2 years of real live gametime experience that he's missed out on. I think to expect him to come back and be able to hold down his position while getting used to using his leg again is asking a whole lot from the guy. He might be a really smart guy, and he could easily be a great football mind, but right now I'm not going to say that he's gained a lot more knowledge on being an offensive lineman because he just doesn't have the game experience to back that claim up.
     
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    Yes actually I do. Not only do i expect him to be better but I am sure the fact that a hungry player like that eager to get on the field will be pushing everyone on the line. If he's is healthy and ready to go by TC IMO neither Guard position is completely safe. Salaam might even watch out as backup at LT or starting nod. The staff I think took into account this was best case scenario in choosing Brown with the 1st pick.

    Brown seems like a smart kid and having a guy like Spencer as opposed Salaam nipping at your heels is way bigger motivation.
     
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    Well have at ya then. I'm expecting Spencer to back-up any Oline spot except Center to be honest. I think until he proves that he can move around again on his bum leg, that he's probably going to be behind Salaam in the depth charts at the tackle position but he could rise up. I don't expect him to make any starts whatsoever, and only see limited amounts of snaps as a backup until he gets his feet under him more as the season goes along.

    I hope yours come true, but I don't think guys come off of 2 year long rehab stints to go to the Pro Bowl.
     
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    What makes you think he hasn't been able to attend meetings and practices? Players aren't banned from the facility for being on IR--they just can't actually suit up and practice.
     
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    I addressed the "meetings" part by saying that discussion + watching might not help him as much as a QB who is sidelined.

    I think not being able to "suit up and practice" is a little bit bigger deal than some are letting on.
     
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    adibi pulled his hammy.. not serious but..
     
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    Damnit...

    He'll be alright.
     
  20. Goldensilence

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    I think you're looking too much into it. I never said anything about being pro-bowl bound. Just if he's healthy and ready to go I'll expect that to drive up everyone else because a player that hungry will be pushing to earn a starting spot.
     

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