Sharpton may factor into replacing Cushing

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  1. Tailgate

    Tailgate Fall of Hame

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    Sharpton will be one to keep a close eye on this Saturday. From the sound of it, theres a chance he may force the coaches to swap Diles after all. Whatever happens, looks like we may have possibly struck gold with this 4th rounder.



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  2. Clamp

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    Im curious why Sharpton would not just be plugged into the SAM position seeing as Diles is the one who is more settled in his WIL postion. Sharpton is 3 inches shorter at 5'11'' but 5lbs heavier at 245, and you normally see the larger LB as the SAM rather than WIL. Both are small but Diles has proven that size isnt everything so if Sharpton is the new guy and isnt specialized at 1 postion, I dont understand why they would now go back on their previous statements and move Diles over.
     
  3. DexmanC

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    It's because Diles is a proven NFL commodity at SAM, and Sharpton has not
    yet been tested in the NFL regular season. If anything, when Cush
    gets back, Daryl may force the coaches to make a hard choice between
    he and Zac at the WILL
     
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    I think it is this, and Sharpton is more comfortable at WLB. He played mostly MLB and WLB.
     
  5. Rey

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    Yeah...

    Don't really want to move a rookie when he is already playing well at one position wheras Diles has played well at SAM and won't take long to get back used to it.
     
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    Good point.
    Sharpton makes what is already the Texans' strongest position-group, atleast on defense if not overall, even stronger and deeper.
    Hey if the kid starts on 9/12, maybe the Rev will come down from NYC
    and attend his nephews NFL debut ? Does McNair let Democrats sit in his box seat with him ?
     
  7. beerlover

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    Sharpton can play all three positions so can Diles. I like the fact Gary says he will start his best three, clearly that includes Sharpton.
     
  8. El Tejano

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    Man, Kubiak really loves this last draft.
     


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    I started a thread about this a week or two ago. Just from the TC quotes, it looked like they were moving this direction.
     
  10. Rey

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    I remember you saying that last week...

    Howeva (in my best Stephen A.), I think his performance this past weekend and future performances will determine the final outcome.

    After this weekend though, I'd have to say that he IS looking like the top candidate...

    Even if Adibi and Clark get healthy, at this point, I think they'd have an uphill battle.
     

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