Question about roster depth

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by flappst, May 6, 2006.

  1. flappst

    flappst Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    How many players are usually at each position on the roster? Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. BigDTexansFan

    BigDTexansFan All Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    14

    It usually depends on type of offense and defense in use, I would say as an average 3 or so. I think with Kubiak we will see 4-5 RBs and 4-5 WRs for type of offense he will run. You definitely want depth on DL.
     
  3. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    Well, if you want to go by Madden....you have a MINIMUM of:
    QB: 3
    HB: 3
    FB: 1
    WR: 4
    TE: 2
    OT: 4
    G: 4
    C: 2
    DE: 4
    DT: 3
    OLB: 4
    MLB: 2
    CB: 4
    FS: 2
    SS: 2
    K: 1
    P: 1

    This gives you 46 players you have to have, plus 7 flex (up to 5 max). Teams almost always have at least 5 WRs and at least 5 CBs, giving us 48. Now there are 5 open slots
     
  4. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    Dont forget we are probably going to carry atleast 4 rbs
     
  5. TexanBorn51

    TexanBorn51 Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2006
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    San Antonio
    I believe the roster in NFL nowadays is 53 correct me if I'm wrong because I think it changed and added7-8 more.
     
  6. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    465
    53 man roster

    QB-3
    RB/FB 5
    TE 4
    WR 5
    OL- 9
    _____26___

    DL 7
    LB 8
    CB 5
    S 4
    _____24___

    k 1
    P 1
    LS 1

    ____3___

    Total 53

    There is some variation on the 50 non-specialist, the ability to play Special teams matters greatly for the last 4 or 5 for most team. Examples guys like Evans have a "position" but in theory they are really starting special teams players.

    Because of the limited spots a guy like simmons who can play all the DB positions and is pretty good on most special teams units, often get a roster spot over a more talented player who is poor at special teams or only plays say CB.
     
  7. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    I hate wasting so many spots on TEs. I know they are versatile because they can be either WRs or OL, but it seems like wasted spots to me
     
  8. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    I'd rather we carry 3 tes and 6 wrs
     


  9. aj.

    aj. Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,769
    Likes Received:
    347
    Denver started the season last year with 5 WRs. Their #3 receiver was Charlie Adams with only 21 catches all year..... so get used to the TEs and RBs/FBs catching the ball.

    Johnson Moulds Mathis and Walter are probably the top 4. Armstrong will be in a battle....Kubiak really likes David Anderson ... then there's Starling and Morgan whose games are similar.
     
  10. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,160
    Likes Received:
    465
    Can't make blanket statement like that w/o knowing which players are involved and the ability of said players to play special teams or do something else. As an example if a TE is good special team player, and is either quick enough to line-up in the slot or can play some FB, then he may have more value than a WR who only can play WR and one unit of special teams.
     
  11. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    True, but I just believe we have more strength at receiver than te
     
  12. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    Heres my predictions:
    QB-3 (Carr, Ragone, Rosenfels)
    RB/FB 5 (Davis, Cook, Morency, Lundi, Daniels)
    TE 4 (Putzier, Joppru, Bruener, Murphy)
    WR 5 (Johnson, Moulds, Mathis, Walter, Armstrong)
    OL- 9 (Winston, Spencer, Wand, Wiegert, Pitts, McKinney, Flannagan, Hodgon, Weary)
    _____26___

    DL 7 (Williams, Babin, Peek, Johnson, Smith, Kalu, Weaver)
    LB 8 (Wong, Greenwood, Cowart, Ryans, Orr, Polk, Evans, Anderson)
    CB 5 (Robinson, Buchannon, Faggins, Sanders, Floyd)
    S 4 (Earl, Brown, Simmons, Stone)
    _____24___

    k 1 (Brown)
    P 1 (Stanley)
    LS 1 (Pittman)

    ____3___
     
  13. TheRealJoker

    TheRealJoker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,795
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    Conroe
    Where is Payne?!?!?!
     
  14. Trapped

    Trapped Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    3
    i like gtexans roster, but i would rather go with NT Payne rather the LB Evans.

    We would be carrying 8 dl's and 7 lb's, but Peek and Babin can both be emergency LB's so in a sense 9 lb's.

    Im not sure polk will make the roster, Rainer and Pierce may beat him out.
     
  15. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,785
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Boston
    I have Payne and Wade getting cut for June 1st cap casulties. I think Polk has been solid as MLB backup for a few years, and is a good special teams player. Same can be said for Evans, imo. Theres a lot more competition this year, though, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see
     
  16. texman8

    texman8 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    north houston
    Where's McKenzie at CB?
     
  17. TwinSisters

    TwinSisters Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    In my mind.
    Behind DBs, TEs are the most injured position in the NFL. Plus TE's often come in two types that should be broken up like RB into HB/FB.
    Blocking End and Receiving End. The Blocking TE seems to be going the same way the Fullback is in the NFL.

    Guys like TO ( 6'3 226 ), Moss ( 6'4 215 ), and M.Jones ( 6'6 229 ) are really close to being what a TE is defined as: Winslow ( 6'5 250 )
    ----

    Honestly they should break RB into
    RB - Running back
    BB - Blocking Back
    3B - Third down back

    TE - Tight End
    BE - Blocking End
     
  18. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela
    You cut Payne and yo uonly have 2 DT's - Smith and TJ. Though I know Weaver and Williams have played the position.

    I say they keep Payne and go with 1 less LB.
     
  19. Grid

    Grid Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    4,299
    Likes Received:
    244
    Polk has a real shot at making the starter at ILB (imo). At the very least I see him being one of our top backups.
     
  20. whiskeyrbl

    whiskeyrbl Guest

    You may want to pencil in Antoine Smith at RB, sounds like we may sign him this coming week. I thought they cut Evans and Anderson at LB?
     

Share This Page