Strongside Linebacker?

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Who should be the starter at SLB?

  1. Zach Diles

    35 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. Chaun Thompson

    7 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. Kevin Bentley

    8 vote(s)
    14.5%
  4. Rookie

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. TexansSeminole

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    I've noticed that some Texans fans have placed Zach Diles in this spot, but I wonder if this is realistic. Diles excites me because of the good things I hear, but in reality he has not seen much playing time. Bentley and Thompson seem like good depth but should either one be a starter for the Houston Texans? I think so.

    I bring up this position because it's a hole we don't talk about as much as others.
     
  2. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    How would anyone know until training camp and preseason?
     
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    I think that whoever wins it will do well, my money is on Bentley although it is not beyond comprehension that we pick one up in the draft.
     
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    I don't know who should be, but I voted for who I think will be; Zach Diles.
     
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    agreed. "should" be will be decided during training camp. the best thing about this scenario is i feel like those three guys are pretty equal at this stage. diles has the system, the other two have more experience. both seem unproven. all three i should say. it may end up being SLB by committee. we may pick up a big time guy in the draft. you never know. i hope that it's diles just because he was drafted as a texan and he's young and Kubiak has had lots of positive things to say about him. but i am very excited about this battle in camp!
     
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    who cares, so long as they're raising hell for opposing offenses. will there be a battle for for the weakside? i like greenwood but is his job safe?
     
  7. J-Russ

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    I'm surprise Bentley got any votes to be the starter at SLB. In 6 seasons he accumulated a grand total of 0 sacks, isn't that kind of pathetic for a strong-side LB? Not to mention hes undersize at 6ft 240lb.
     
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    wicked_wayz all blacks

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    i don't think hes had that much playing time, he is playing backup to julian peterson and lofa tatupu
     


  9. J-Russ

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    he started 22 games in his career, and was full-time starter in 03, vs. Thompson who started 0 games but still racked up 10.5 sacks.

    http://www.nfl.com/players/kevinbentley/profile?id=BEN697426

    http://www.nfl.com/players/chaunthompson/careerstats?id=THO499357

    I'm pulling for Thompson, I love his measurables and speed, he ran a 4.4 in the combine weighing in at 240.

    The Brown fans said he was more suited for the 4-3, so I'm hoping he can play up to his 2nd round draft selection in our defense.
     
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    I had the chance to hear Richard Smith talk a few weeks ago (I was one of the winners in a contest) and a whole group of us got to hear Richard Smith talk for 90 min about himself....coaching.....Texans players....
    One of the guys he mentioned was Zach Diles....to look at for him this fall.....he just might start......thought I might pass that along......:read: :fans: :mail:
     
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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5537040.html

    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=4414

    Seems like Diles is this year Kevin Walter. I remember awhile back a poster said that Rick Smith had Zac Diles "penciled in as starter" during a radio interview on 610.
     
  12. Polo

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    Other...as in, whoever earns it during camp...
     
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    See to me, that's not suprising really, it is the strong side, wich is typically run support duty or covering the tight end/running back in coverage. I want a guy that can tackle on the strong side. Just like the LDE, a few sacks are nice too, but if you can't stop the run you need to be weak side. This is why I dont rag on Weaver like some of the board does. He doesn't get sacks, but he is a good tackler. The fact that Mario gets the sacks from the left side so much is actually kind of non-typical. Then we blame Weaver basically for the fact that Mario plays better on the strong side. Think about it.
     
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    Madden sims... duh... :spit:
     
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    At this point, it doesn't matter which of them starts because NONE of them have EVER done anything. Let's hope ONE of them can lift his game up about 3 levels and be a solid contributor. My best bets are Thompson #1, Diles #2.
    :fans:
     
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    I expect to see a bit of rotation as the SLB will be busting people even more this season. With Dunta out, I think the SLB will be expected to swing over and bust the WR with in five yards and then release. i think the spot is DIles to lose as Walter last year. I am hoping for even more physical play from backers this season. I think Kubes feels comfortable with Diles as a back up for Demeco also. I do not see a draft pick here. Same goes for RG.
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Like most are saying, it should be whoever wins it in TC. I voted Diles because I hope he does just that.
     
  18. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I agree. may the best man win.

    It'd be nice to have a guy that has D-Ryans heart and Chaun Thompson's body. :)
     
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    His name is Shawne Merrimen LOL
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!! NICE!
     

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