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  1. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

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    Looks like we made some adjustments to the squad. Parson has been cut to make room for a guard in Andrew Crummey. Anyone have any insight on him? Is this related to Chester Pitts?

    We signed Antone Smith to replace the loss of Alridge. Smith is S-M-A-L-L. He was once regarded as the #1 high school RB coming into college. He didn't blow up at FSU but was solid. He's got loads of speed according to his bio at the FSU website. Can anyone get his 40 time? I don't know where to find stuff like that.

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  2. beerlover

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    like Smith, very aggressive runner inside despite being only 5'7". kinda like Moats, who has not seen any action which is a head scratcher, but I think he is faster - timed a 4.33 40 also strong with 31 reps @ 225 (pro day numbers not invited to combine).

    never know about these guys sometimes they just need a chance look @ Mike Bell who was starting for the Saints before injury, he was brought in last year for a look.
     
  3. hookinreds

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    Smith is 5'8"...MJD is 5'7"...there's your opponent PS player of the week pickup.
     
  4. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I remember seeing Bell in camp last season. The dude was way out of shape compared to how he looks now. I think he pulled a hammy within the first couple days he was here. Kubiak said he wasn't in the best of shape and whacked him.

    :includeme:
     
  5. beerlover

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    going to FSU pro-day report (hard to tell if numbers are inflated or not) but actually ran a 4.32 with 36" vertical & 32 reps. better than anyone @ the combine.

    all I can vouch for is the tape. I've seen him play & his football speed supports his measureables. he is a one-cut downhill runner with low center of gravity who's strong & tough to wrap up. remember a game last year it seemed he touched the ball every carry all the way down for a TD which shows both heart & durability. anyway was picked up by Detroit (undrafted free agent) - cut 8/6 then signed by Minnesota but waived 9/1. :thinking:
     
  6. Wolf6151

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    I like the Antone Smith signing, I wanted the Texans to draft him in about the 5th or 6th round earlier this year. Here's what Walterfootball.com has to say about him.

    Antone Smith, Florida State
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.33.
    Benchx225: 31. Vertical: 32. Broad: 10-2.
    Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
    3/18/09: With a 40 of 4.33, 31 reps on the bench press, a 32-inch vertical and a 10-2 broad jump, Antone Smith definitely put himself on the radar. Smith rushed for 792 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 101 yards
     
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    31 reps on the bench press? What was he doing like 100 pounds or something? I seriously, seriously doubt a 5-8 190 lbs. dude can out lift the freak we drafted in the first round.
     
  8. 76Texan

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    I have quite a few FSU game tapes I can watch later.
    (I was scouting Todd Verdell and didn't watch the offense).


    According to ProFootballFocus, Andrew Crummey (what a name) only played in one game, against the Colts last year, appeared in 12 plays, and was fine.

    I also have that game and will watch it later,
     


  9. 76Texan

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    Surprise, surprise!
    Crummey played at Center in that game.
    He passed all the tests, but it was against backups late in the 4th quarter when the Bengals already lost big.
     
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    Just FYI. Coincidentally, he took Arian Foster's place on the Senior Bowl roster after Foster was injured.

    He has been timed from 4.28 to 4.48 in the 40

    Link
     
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  12. Wolf6151

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    The Antone Smith signing his a low risk, high reward venture with very little risk. Hopefully Kubiak will give him a serious chance to prove his worth, the guy has moves and speed. He could be our version of Darren Sproles.
     
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    Sounds a bit like a Darren Sproles look-alike...
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    Wolf6151 beat me to it.
     
  14. steelbtexan

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    I know he returns kickoffs.

    Can he return punts?

    If he can he has a place on this team. Jacoby had a good game @ WR I would like to see him get Davis time ay WR. I hope I never see Jacobys fumbling self returning a punt again.

    I asked Marciano at the open house how they were working with Jacoby on his fumbling problems. He basically blew me off and said Jacoby blamed the problem on wearing sleeves.

    The problem has reared its ugly head again.

    Kubes can fix the problem by finding another punt returner. If Marciano doesn't demand a change.

    Jacoby has concentration problems both asa a WR and a PR. IMO He is an all-world talent though.
     
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    I don't know if 31 reps is accurate or not, but two words for you: short arms.
     
  16. 76Texan

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    Just finished watching the Bengals/Rams game.
    Crummey came in midway thru the third and play LG.
    Palmer was at QB all the way.
    Crummey went up against 4th year man Lajuan Ramsey (a back up for the Colts last year) and some against 4th round draft pick Darrell Scott (315 lbs) - a strong dude out of Clemson.
    There were only a couple of plays where he was slightly lagging (but inconsequential, not affecting the play). He won many battles and was about even on others (65/35).

    Looks strong on the blocks.
    The Bengals ran a lot of ZBS, and he also looks pretty good on the second level. Probably not as athletic as our starters but not too shabby. Likely more athletic than Studdard. Probably better than Studdard overall.

    Too soon to tell.
    I will watch him against the Pats next.
     
  17. 76Texan

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    Nope, Fla.St. didn't use him in the return game.
     
  18. 76Texan

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    Crummey played both RG & C against the Pats.
    He dominated a 3rd yr PS player Titus Adams, pancaked him once, and put him on the ground on another play.
    Some good battles with Ron Brace, the secound round draft pick.

    This guy has good potential in the ZBS.
    And I've already seen him play 3 positions: C, LG & RG.
     
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    Short arms.
     
  20. DocBar

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    These look like some pretty OK signings. I hope Smith just worked some mid season magic.
     

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