Rookie linebacker shines for Texans

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/sep/30/fbn-texans-notebook-093009/

    more Texan tidbits on the link
     
  2. CloakNNNdagger

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    Nice article.

     
  3. Vinny

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    I noticed they are adding in all the assists as a full tackle instead of basing the tackle numbers on solo tackles.
     
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    In NFL reporting I would say that is the norm. Like when Zach Thomas had more tackles than Demeco (in his rookie year) in all the reports but 2/3rds of his were assists and 2/3rds of Demeco's were solos.
     
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    I am trying to figure out how Diles leading the team in tackles a year ago is not showing up on the radar. The scheme funnels player to the SAM, and MIKE. They better make the play.
     
  6. El Tejano

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    Until it is noticeable that teams will not run Cushing's way, I will hold judgement. For the record, he's doing better than I thought he would.
     
  7. gtexan02

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    Hooray. The lead tackler on the NFLs worst run defense. Should we throw him a party?
     
  8. El Tejano

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    Nah, Bob and Rick are going to just use this as reason to why we didn't end up signing Demeco.
     


  9. Vinny

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    He's missed a lot of tackles in space but he is physical. He was hell on the TE off the line last week.
     
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    :fans::splits::turtle::ymca::glasshalffull:

    Good idea. :P
     
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    I came here thinking I would be reading post after post about how great Cushing has been playing. Its good to see people HERE still have a grasp on reality. He has looked good in some aspects but bad in others. Like PK said the defense is designed for his position so the amount of tackles he makes shouldnt be the measuring stick for his performance.

    So far I like his intensity but he has a long way to go before I say he is worthy of his draft slot. I want to see him get better at open field tackling, getting to the QB when blitzing, creating turnovers and making big plays on a regular basis.
     
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    Waiting to see how he covers Dallas Clark. If he is going to make a difference for us in winning the division, he needs to limit Dallas Clark. I don't know if he can do that...
     
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    Did MJD run over Brians side.
     
  14. Wolf

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    off topic

    geeze, he doesn't seem to miss a beat until around 26 (some of you weight lifters (or ex) might see something different)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcxMsC3ny8g
     
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    I bet a hardass like Cushing hates being on such a soft defense :(

    DeMeco and Mario too :(
     
  16. mussop

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    You know I dont know if they arent to blame as well. Ryans is playing his ass off and Mario is getting run away from alot. But they are (or should be) the leaders of this Defense. Actually making sure everyone is lined up right should be one of Demecos jobs. He is the QB of the D. These kind of mistakes shouldnt happen with him on the field. I havent seen either one of them getting on to players who blow assignments or miss tackles.

    This is a young Defense. We need our vet leaders to stand up and take charge. There needs to be more communication between the players and obviously a better understanding of what not only each individuals responsibilities are but their teamates responsibilities are too.

    We are playing like a bunch of individuals out there instead of a team.
     
  17. GuerillaBlack

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    Cushing Cushing he's our man, if he can't do it, Demeco can!

    haha

    No, but for real, this is good for Cushing. Texans have a nice linebacker core. We just need to fix up the secondary. It's really a shame at how bad our secondary is.
     
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    If we just had the 2003 secondary (okay except for Petey) with the 2009 LB corps...
    ...oh and Gary Walker to play along side Okam/Cody...

    sorry, I was daydreaming again
     
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    So your measuring stick of Cushing is to see how well he covers the TE that almost no LB can keep up with in coverage? That makes alot of sense.:mcnugget:
     
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    DeMeco and Mario are 4th year vets. They're gonna make mistakes just like the rest of the D even if they are the leaders. That's one of the main reasons its ridiculous to not have some real veteran leadership (I'm talking someone who's been in the league around a decade and can still play) on a young defense that is aggressive.
     

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