Studdard as a guard, center, or swing guard?

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  1. awtysst

    awtysst Draft Guru

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    I was wondering if yall thought Kasey Studdard was brought in to play RG so that Weary could transition to Center? On the other hand do you think Studdard might be our center fo the future or more as a swing Guard depth?
    Thoughts?
     
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    probably guard depth, but without question a great pick at that spot
     
  3. Runner

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    I'm going to broaden this topic to the whole o-line. Many have been talking about what great depth we have on the line. We should have - we have 15 lineman on the roster. Here they are, at the roster spots listed on the Texans site:

    Center
    Flanagan
    Hodgdon
    McKinney
    White

    Guard
    Herrion
    Jackson
    Studdard
    Weary
    Pitts (listed as G/T)

    Tackle
    Bedell
    Black
    Frye
    Salaam
    Spencer
    Winston

    I consider White, Herrion, Jackson, and Bedell as camp fodder and take them out of consideration for the final roster. That leaves 11 players, and the Texans carried 9 o-lineman last year. Many teams carry 10, but let's assume they didn't learn that lesson last year.

    Spencer starts out on the PUP list, then that leaves 10.

    At this point that would leave:

    Center: Flanagan, McKinnery
    Guard: Pitts, Weary, Black, Studdard
    Tackle: Winston, Salaam, Frye

    It seems to me that either Black or Frye will be prepped to play guard - I don't know which it will be. It won't be Winston.

    Hodgdon is the odd man out and probably won't make the team. If Spencer somehow makes it back, who gets cut? One of the rookies, Salaam, or Black?
     
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    I'd say Black is at the bottom of the depth chart...he's proved at KC that he is a matador.
     
  5. Runner

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    If that happens then that $1.2M signing bonus wasn't as cheap as many claimed. I still think the Texans overpaid for him; $1.2M may be cheap for an LT but he is nothing more than depth. If he doesn't even make the team...not good.
     
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    You ruined my next article. I shall have to delay the release of the article until training camp.
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    You must keep in mind that the salary cap increase makes a $1.25 million bonus the equivalent to the minimum bonus of yesteryear, unofficially.
     
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    Minimum bonus? I don't think Salaam got any bonus. The Chiefs offered Black the league minimum salary I think (about $600k?). The Texans may have had to pony up a bigger bonus to get Black here, but that doesn't mean he wasn't overpaid.

    To me he's a league minimum guy until he proves it on the field. I could be wrong about that, but if he doesn't make the team I think I'd be right.

    Anyway, I think the Black, Salaam. rookie question is moot, since Spencer won't be on the field any time soon.
     
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    My bad, I was confusing "bonus" with "salary." As far as overpaying, its too early to say anything as mini-camp has yet to commence.
     
  12. Ole Miss Texan

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Flannigan to be the one that gets cut if they have to. what would be the cap hit for that? i just dont see him as producing much and he was injured some last season. if nothing more all he is, is a veteran prescence to help the 'young' guys. that leaves us short on C but we're creative. jmho
     
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    I don't think we'll see Spencer this year. If we do, I worry that he will be rushed back and just re-injure himself. As for the rest of the list, none of the tackles strike me as someone who can man the tackle position. We need OT help, not just OL help. We have guards and centers for days, but no quality tackles. If we had quality tackles, the guard/center play would improve.

    But hey, we can just keep throwing our QB to the wolves, I suppose. Maybe someday they'll figure it out.

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