Pettway comments on his role and Kubiak

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    Texans | Pettway comments on his role and team's new defense
    Sun, 9 Jul 2006 08:26:18 -0700

    Nick Deriso, of the News-Star, interviewed Houston Texans LB Kenneth Pettway and asked him about the team's transition to head coach Gary Kubiak. "So far, so good. Through the OTAs (offseason training activities), it's been a very smooth transition. Coach Kubiak has a very different style, starting with the defense. We're moving to the 4-3 instead of a 3-4. Then there's how he runs the practices. It's in the West Coast style, so there is not as much hitting," said Pettway. Deriso asked Pettway about his role and he replied: "I'm playing off the line more. I start at the Sam (or strong side linebacker) on most plays, but then move to defensive end on third-and-long or obvious passing downs to rush the passer. It's pretty much what I was doing back at Grambling." Pettway said his only goal for 2006 is to get on the field.
     
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    I did'nt relize that the WCS had less hitting in pratice. Can someone explain this? I'm not sure whats ment by that statment.
     
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    Here is the link to the story:

    Link: The Newsstar.

    Here's the rest of the Q&A:


     
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    Sun, 9 Jul 2006 08:26:18 -0700

    Nick Deriso, of the News-Star, interviewed Houston Texans LB Kenneth Pettway and asked him about the team's transition to head coach Gary Kubiak. "So far, so good. Through the OTAs (offseason training activities), it's been a very smooth transition. Coach Kubiak has a very different style, starting with the defense. We're moving to the 4-3 instead of a 3-4. Then there's how he runs the practices. It's in the West Coast style, so there is not as much hitting," said Pettway. Deriso asked Pettway about his role and he replied: "I'm playing off the line more. I start at the Sam (or strong side linebacker) on most plays, but then move to defensive end on third-and-long or obvious passing downs to rush the passer. It's pretty much what I was doing back at Grambling." Pettway said his only goal for 2006 is to get on the field.
     
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    At Gramblin, he was so impressive at OLB that they wanted him on the field as much as possible. They therefore in 2003 tried him in the same way as described above with hand down. The combination worked so well, it stuck.
    I'd look to Pettway to eventually break through and thrive in our system.
     
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    wow, 2 threads on the same quote on the same page!!
     
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    Grambling produces lots of sleepers. Small school, small market....he's worth keeping an eye on.
     
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    Sounds like another classy, quality guy to root for. I like it!
     
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    No he was taking a nap and someone else through the dart at the wall.
     
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    I think he could do pretty well. Did well at Grambling. He is not to small and he is pretty strong.
     
  12. DominickDavisFan76

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    Kenneth Pettway has been one of my favorite players on the Texans ever since he was drafted in the 7th round...Does anyone know if he will be in Madden 07 because he will start for my team every year if he is in there.
     
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    I think they practice w/o pads. Less potential for injuries. Don't quote me on that, though.
     
  15. TwinSisters

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    Bill Walsh is given credit for starting that... and thus it carries over with the West Coast tag. It has absolutely nothing to do with the West Coast offense though... absolutely nothing!

    http://www2.jsonline.com/packer/sbxxxii/news/heat122397.stm
    ( not an exact quote or fit to your question, but should give you enough to put two and two together )

    I don't think Walsh is the first one to do it though... but I am too lazy to look it up right now. I am pretty sure 99% of the people that care are going to say Bill Walsh anyway.
     
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    Nothing new. It wasn't Walsh. When the game of soccer was converted to present day American football in the late 1870's, paddless practices was first introduced. OK, OK stop with the tomatoes!!!!:dangit:
     
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    Twinsisters thanks for the link learn something new everyday. I had no idea that some coaches did and others did not.Great info. Does Shanahan do this in Den. or is it Kubs.?
     
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    Before the game people were talking about how Pettway was going to get some more work. How did he look?
     

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