Texans' Braman has covered a lot of ground to make the NFL

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  1. Luv_ya_blue

    Luv_ya_blue 1%er

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    Not a homer post at all...serious question.

    I concede my football knowledge to the gurus and jedis of the message board with regard to this question.

    Just seems like this guy has the intensity that is lacking on our D. Is he dumb as a box of rocks or something like that?

    Just looking for intel. Doesn't seem like he can do any worse that some that we've given a shot.

    What's he lacking? What am I missing?
     
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    He is a great STer. But the coaching staff has not felt that he has transitioned to good decision-making in regular play.
     
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    I don't think that this piece was posted on TT before. (If it has, feel free to delete the thread.) But his name came up in another thread, and it made me think of him. I feel a desire to share it with everyone. Don't let the fact that Jerome Solomon is the author deter you from reading this piece in its entirety, as I feel that this is probably one of his best productions........and an inspiring one to carry into the adversity-filled Pats game this Sunday.


    FOR THE REST OF THE STORY
     
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    I can understand that, but I don't get why they don't bring him in sometimes just to rush the passer.

    In third and long situations why not just let him pin his ears back and tap into his wild side.
     
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    One still has to be disciplined enough to be on the lookout for delays and draws. Kubiak isn't the only coach that calls the draw play on 3rd & long.

    Remember how, at times, Mario used to run himself right out of the play in those situations.
     
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    You let me read half a story and then direct me to a Pay to subscribe site. Not very nice.:voodoo:
     
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    If teams want to run delays and draws on third and long I'd count that as a win.

    If we play the patriots or broncos and they are taking the ball out of those qb's hands on third and long to run a draw because Braman is in the game, that's reason enough to play him.

    Somehow i doubt draws and such are the reason.

    They probably are worried about his coverage and the biggest thing is that they probably just feel that the guys ahead if him are better.
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    I'll PM you the rest of this story.
     


  9. thunderkyss

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    Agreed, we're getting almost nothing from the guys we're sending out there.

    But.... it's not like we're not playing him on Defense. We don't see him just like we don't see Barwin, but he does get a snap or two. If he does something with those snaps, I'm sure come hell or highwater, you won't stop Wade from putting him out there.
     
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    Dang. I wanted to read the rest of the story but I'm not subscribed to The Chronicle. What I did read was pretty good though.
     
  11. CloakNNNdagger

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    I have also wondered that same thing. Evidently, he has not "earned" his right to be on the field, because he does not play "controlled"...........which is a plus in some circumstances, but can be a catastrophe in others.........like roughing the passer. Still, like you, I'd like to see him in there intimidating the heck out of a QB "target."
     
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    PM coming your way.
     
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    That would imply the rest of the defense is making good decisions. I guess he must not be jumping offsides EVERY time the QB says "hut HUT!"
     
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    BTW, you spelled his name correctly in the thread title. I'm pretty sure that is a NO-NO in this forum.
     
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    can you send me one too :hurrah:
     
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    i wonder if all the mushrooms he ate tweeked him out a little. he's got that crazy look in his eyes .... and i like it!!

    i remember saying that guy would be somebody after he had like 4 sacks in a preseason game. too bad they havent tried to develop him further, thats on the coaches.
     
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    I need the PM too, please!
     
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    even before he made that no-helmet tackle, i was already a fan.
    #50 is a BEAST!

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    If you listen to the Kubiak show, you'll know that Gary is very excited about this guys future. I know Gary tends to fluff all his players, but there's something different when he talks about Braman.
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

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    I believe he is. But now he's mostly excited about him becoming more "refined" for next season.
     

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