Texans Sign Butler

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Carolina waived, Texans picked up........where he is placed as OT is your guess......backup? practice squad? Who knows.

    Scott Jackson was released.
     
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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Strengths: Shows good footwork and a great first step. Is big with the frame to add bulk. Gets into position quickly. Takes good angles. Possesses quick feet, gets good leverage and locks on well. Stays disciplined; can adjust at the linebacker level to hit moving targets. Has decent range; is effective at pulling and trapping. Has the size to overpower linebackers. Sets quickly and sustains blocks. Has the quickness and mobility to drive off edge rushers. Changes directions well, adjusting to inside moves.

    Weaknesses: Must add bulk and strengthen lower body to stick in the NFL. Struggles to overpower defensive linemen. Doesn't pack a good initial punch. Isn't strong enough in upper body to knock back defenders. Without getting bigger and stronger, will struggle to hold ground against pro bull rushers. Past ankle injury raises minor durability concerns.

    Bottom line: Butler gained good experience as a starter during his junior and senior seasons at Miami. His explosiveness and discipline make him an appealing prospect, despite the fact he needs weight-room work. He is worthy of a seventh-round pick.

    Dan Pompei analysis
    Is a thin, long-armed blocker who would fit best in a zone-blocking scheme, like the Broncos’. Is athletic with good footwork. Can matchup with speed rushers. Must improve bulk and strength. Gets defeated at the point of attack. With continued development in the weight room and continued improvement on the field, could become an outstanding pro.
     
  3. JohnsonFan

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    this is great our new staff really wants to make us the best we can be
     
  4. irishtexanfan

    irishtexanfan Rookie

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    Sounds like the second coming of seth wand
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

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    Since his draft profiles in 2006, he shrunk and bulked up............from 6'5" and 287 lbs to 6'4" and 293 lbs.......that's why we snatched him up.:shades:
     
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    He was drafted in the third round last year by the Panthers, #89 overall from Miami. He isn't on the NFL players, so can't get any info on how many games he played last year.

    link: http://www.footballsfuture.com/2006/prospects/rashad_butler.html

    He went to the same school as Eric Winston at Miami. He played mostly RT there, but replaced Winston at LT when he was injured, so he has experienced at both sides. Sounds like a good athlete, needs to get stronger though.
     
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    2010 Pro Bowler.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    It this relative to playing Carolina the 2nd game ?
     
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    just a bit confused here, so does this mean we have to cut some guys to add him to the roster or does he go on practice squad? just a dummy asking a stupid question.
     
  12. irishtexanfan

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    Yup we released T Scott Jackson to make room for him
     
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    appreciate the response on that.
     
  14. Andrew6

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    so now I'm wondering are they going to clear room on the practice squad now and add the people we dropped from the squad there ? ? ?
     
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    No problem man
     
  16. Leahmic223

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    Sounds like a good move since we have a bad history with Olinemen and staying off the injury list. Any Olinemen that can step up and play multiple positions is good.
     
  17. CloakNNNdagger

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    That information was posted on my initial thread post.:)
     
  18. nunusguy

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    Classic zone, finesse type OT but that is certainly consistant with our present
    set of tackle starters, Salaam & Winston.
    This guy has flopped badly in the league so far, but you never know, maybe with him his third NFL chance here in Houston will be the proverbial charm.
     
  19. vtech9

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    I keep seeing that he flopped, or that he is a bust. Wasn't he a rookie last year? Didn't he spend all of last year on IR or something for a staph infection?

    Seems to me that he really hasn't had much opportunity to become a stud or a bust.
     
  20. the wonger need food

    the wonger need food Hall of Fame

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    I'm relatively sure that he has to stay on the active roster all season. The same goes for any players that are signed from another team's practice squad.
     

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