Texans impressed with Bainbridge’s Sheppard

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Thankful for his opportunity and trying to make the most of it.


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  2. kiwitexansfan

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    You know your weak in a position when the UDFA feels they have a chance to make your roster in their position. Especially when the UDFA is highly sought after (as much as a UDFA can be ).
     
  3. HuttoKarl

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    I'd really love to see this kid make the team...he's hungry to succeed while Okam is hungry for donuts.
     
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    More omens for Amobi.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I've been hearing a lot about this kid the past couple days. I'm already going to be watching the Mitch during camp. I reckon I'll be keeping an eye on Sheppard too? Imagine if 2 rookies make the final DT rotation.
     
  6. Maddict5

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    id be thinking theres alot more guys like okam, bulman, deljuan etc worried about these guys than amobi
     
  7. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Well, I need to go watch more Arkansas tape. I was expecting this guy to be cut, because like the Texans FO, I thought he had limited athleticism. The shoulder tear definitely would impact the combine and such.

    This team's DT rotation could be really young. Mitchell, Sheppard, and Okoye are all rookie aged. Odds are one of them pans out.
     
  8. nero THE zero

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    I don't really understand why Okoye's age matters. He might be the same age as some rookies, but he's also had the benefit of 3 years of NFL training and coaching, and hasn't made anything of it. His age is pretty much irrelevent, unless you can explain to me what benefit a 3 year NFL veteran aged 26 has over a 3 year NFL veteran aged 23.
     


  9. rmartin65

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    If it all clicks for him this year, then he is still young. Which is good, because the Texans can have him longer, barring injuries.
     
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    Physically, males don't stop growing until about age 21. When we picked up Amobi, his body hadn't stopped changing. That alone can play havoc on any athlete. Imagine playing in the pros and you are still trying to adjust to a constantly changing body.

    I found this link interesting for general info: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060614090736AAUWUnZ

    CND would know more. I think that Amobi will be a beast this year.
     
  11. El Tejano

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    Fixed it for you guys.
     
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    So, it's your contention that Amobi has struggled the past two seasons because he has reached the age in which some men stop growing? I guess I fail to see the connection, even if that were true.
     
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    Amobi played well last year. How can you fail to see the connection between not being fully physically mature and not being at max potential performance level? Seems pretty obvious.
     
  14. b0ng

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    I'll be really surprised if Sheppard supplants a starter in his rookie year. I think Frank Okam is as good as done though.
     
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    She said the age in which men stop growing is 21. He was 22 last year. Whatever that age may be, it's that age for some men.

    Further, Amobi played at 300 lbs., heavier than he was his rookie season, and he played worse than his rookie season. So, I find any argument about physical maturation being the cause of his play weak.

    He has NFL size, NFL training, and NFL coaching, I don't really see how it matters that he's 23 or 25.
     
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    You are reading him right. Kubes loves this kid's intensity and fire like he does Studdard. Sheppard will be a TC tool to push those assuming a roster spot. He might make the team but I'll be surprised.
     
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    Glad the guy is impressing, but want to see how a smallish DLman holds up with the pads on.
     
  18. HJam72

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    Yep, that's what I was thinking...
     
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    out DT situation is going to be extremely interesting this year thats for sure. between the new guys impressing & amobi at his best pass rush weight, we might finally see a bit more production there. just hope the run D continues to hold up
     
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    The more competition the better. I hope Sheppard can supplant someone.

    I guess Zgonina is finally gonna retire? Mitchell and Sheppard combined are about the same age... that's crazy to think about!!!
     

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