Texans sign LB Cameron Collins to practice squad

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  1. Fili

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    http://www.houstontexans.com/news/a...ce-squad/c001df47-7b4d-4a6b-9f1d-2e0a114a1e8b
     
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    I feel like a bad fan because I have no idea who this guy is and that he has been on our practice squad before.

    Time for google-fu.
     
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    Biography: Two-year starter used at both linebacker and safety. Senior totals included 55 tackles and 4 tackles for loss after he had 39 tackles and four tackles for loss as a junior. Posted a career-best 70 tackles as a sophomore. Never recorded an interception in college. All-academic performer four straight years.

    Positives: Athletic defender with an undeveloped game. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and does a solid job diagnosing the action. Gets depth on pass drops, moves around the field well and fluid out to the sidelines.

    Negatives: Inefficient, takes too many steps getting to plays and overpursues the action. Possesses more of a short-area burst that he cannot sustain. Marginal skills in coverage.

    Analysis: Collins looks the part and showed flashes of dominance as a sophomore yet never took his game to the next level. He's a size/speed prospect who must start to transfer his athletic skills onto the football field on a full-time basis.


    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/players/68625.html#ixzz2DUYQxeN6

    Not sure where this guy fits in our defense.

    Doesn't seem to fit the OLB model you would expect.
     
  4. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    He fits over there in that glass case marked "In Case of Emergency Break Glass" and you hope we never have to break him out.
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    Yep, it just says that with Tate back (apparently), and thus four available RB's on the 53 man roster, there's more possibility that emergency would require a LB than an RB. I'm also thinking that if/when there is the need to add someone to the 53 man roster, Jonathan Grimes is the guy who will provide the room.
     
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    Remembering that he was used by the Beavers as a hybrid OLB/SS, they may be thinking of him at the SAM or even the SS position.
     
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    Perhaps as a dime package guy, Wade likes to bring a safety down as a LBer but Quin just can't handle the beating when they run a draw play right at him.
     

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