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State of the O-line

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  1. TheKDog

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    Even high first round picks worthy of their draft status will struggle. These guys are small school projects.

    Khalil and Seantrel haven't been healthy in years.
     
  2. steelbtexan

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    Nope and that's why I said if they are extremely lucky.
     
  3. steelbtexan

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    Then you can expect to see more or what we saw last year. Watson won't make it through the year.
     
  4. steelbtexan

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    If they can't beat out last yrs OL then I feel very sorry for Watson.
     
  5. Texansballer74

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    We're going to feel sorry for Watson either way. In this system as you can see is difficult to learn. We changed the line every year and the communication has gotten worse because of it. At least see try to stick with the starters from last season in the beginning. If they haven't gelled by then, move on with their replacement.
     
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    We need to see if Kalil can get healthy and how guys look with pads on, but I think Kelemente and Martin looked the worst by end of the year. Lamm is gone, Davenport was trending up, not happy with his play, but by week 1 will someone really outplay him from our roster? So I expect them to look hard at the interior in camp and pre-season, and see if Davenport and Henderson can be beat out. Wild guess, Fulton at center, Scharping and Rankin at guards, Davenport LT, Tytus RT. Probably have to start their shiny 1st rounder somewhere. We are the Texans so I would expect a different line by week 4 whatever they start
     
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    He will be fine if we have a run game.
    He also admits to hanging on to the ball too long and has been working on that.
    The negativity around these parts is getting old.
     
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    It's mentioned in numerous posts, and I'm in agreement, the Texans need to move Fulton to OC, a position he has experience at while in KC. Martin is listed as 295 lbs. He's too undersized, even for an OC. Fultion is an inch taller at 6'-5", but has shown he can get under the pads of shorter NT's. But more importantly in my opinion is he is listed as 321 lbs. Put Rankin to his left and Scharping to his right and we have, potentially, a solid interior line. If Henderson can do an adequate job at RT, then Scharping can move inside. Ideally, I'd like Howard to win the LT starting role.
     
  9. maverick512000

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    Here's the thing we don't need everyone on the line to be an all pro, Watson is a mobile enough QB that he can get away for a little bit. We just need a line that can give him a few more seconds to get the ball away. I actually do expect the line to be much better because they do have more experience and actually looking at many of the teams we are playing against they have great offenses but much weaker defenses than what we just played against. Ravens will be the worst of the bunch next year but Dallas had the 7th ranked D and we beat them twice, Jags the 5th ranked and we beat them twice and Titans the 5th ranked and we split with them. In comparison Saints were 14, packers 18 and Pats 21. So some tough offenses but middle of the pack defenses.

    https://www.footballdb.com/stats/teamstat.html?group=D&cat=T
     
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  10. TheKDog

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    That is what I expect.

    Why would I expect anything different when nothing has changed in 5 years?
     
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    Keeping Watson Clean

    We also need our secondary receivers not named Watson and Fuller to get open as well.

    Better play calling can open things up as well.

    A legit running game will help out tremendously.

    Being able to get the Tight ends more involved.
     
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    Just joining in the fun.
     
  13. steelbtexan

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    Fair enough
     
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    What is that? :)
     
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    Which is two things that tend to happen every year.
     
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    FOR F*CKS SAKE. OL
     
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    Lol.. I wasn't talking about "FFS", I was asking what a Oline was. I haven't seen one in years! :)
     
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    No Texans fan has. lol
     
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    If they can’t beat out last year’s O-line, Devlin has got to go! If what butt chin said about Cal (telling him and all other employees what they need to improve on, I’m sure he made it clear that he wants and demands. I doubt he thinks highly of Devlin after 4-5 years of a whole bunch of nothing.
     
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    Devlin should've been fired last offseason.

    BOB's loyalty to Devlin is going to get him fired. Just like Kubiak's loyalty to his staff/Schaub got him fired.
     

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