Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by HOU-TEX, Apr 12, 2012.
He played Cushing's position for Dallas under Wade. Wonder if he can easily flip sides?
DO. NOT. LIKE. This guy is old and a liability in coverage....ask cowboys fans.
Nice low key signing, and a former player for Wade, not a bad idea.
It says on Wiki he returned kickoffs? A linebacker returning kicks?
Bradie James was 38/50 on PFF signature score for ILBs taking >25% of snaps.
Demeco was 20/50 & Cushing was 2/50.
I agree..i say we just don't address depth at ILB at all...
I think he'll prolly just be a back up, as i see it, its still Reed, Cush, Sharpton, Barwin.. guessing sharp and cush signal the calls. OR they think Sharp isnt progressing well from his injury which isnt good considering he was playing extremely well before it happen.. I still think they draft a LB in 1st 3 rds.. hopefully.. Nick Perry how does that Houston Texas weather feel?!?!
First impressions is that he is slow. But I will assume that Wade has a plan to utilize his strengths, not rely on his weakness.
In all liklihood, this guy isn't coming here to be depth, he's coming to start opposite Cush imo. & the only way that doesn't happen is if we go ILB in the 1st......which is likely not going to happen. Imo, we should be trying to get younger at the LB position, not signing old guys to be potential starters.
Oh yah, i forgot that Sharpton is in his 30s...
Again with the kitty
Maybe older than Sharpton, but could likely be an upgrade and might make it less of a need to draft an ILB high.
At any rate our depth at ILB gets a boost.
The fact that they're signing this dude should tell you all you need to know about where they are with Sharpton.....bring an old guy in to compete and push the youngster...Sharpton's at a disadvantage in just about every catergory with this signing.
The Texans have a history of filling weaknesses pre-draft so that they are more able to draft BPA, instead of drafting for need. This should be a low cost signing that fits that MO perfectly.
Business as usual, IMO.
James competes to start and if he doesn't win the starting job, he makes quality depth is the worst case scenario, I'd say.
Per HT.com http://www.houstontexans.com/team/roster.html
Our listed ILBers are....
Brian Cushing - 3
Alexander Mister - R
Daryl Sharpton - 2
Brooks Reed - R
Conor Barwin - 3
Bryan Braman - R
Jesse Nading - 3
Derrel Smith - R
UFA Tim Dobbins 6
How much younger can we get bro? At this point I just want to get better/more talented regardless of age or # of years played. I also think having adding another vet after losing Demeco is a good thing.
Younger doesn't always mean better.
What it tells me is that they replaced an empty ILB slot on the roster... Now if the money is starter- big i'll agree that it says a lot about their view on Sharpton...
We'll see, maybe they do draft ILB high anyway...
Looks like a depth signing to me. Nothing more nothing less.
I actually like the signing. He didn't fit well in Rob Ryan's scheme just like Demeco didn't really fit in Wade's. He had 100+ tackles every season when Wade was there. Very good pickup IMO at least to bring back some depth.
Don't you know? It's not about how much younger we can get, it's about how much more some have to ***** about without thinking first...
This guy takes Dobbins' spot.
He's not a starter. Right now, Sharpton is the starter.
But I think this means we probably don't draft an ILB in the first 3 rounds like I'd been thinking we'd do.
& we should continue that trend of continuing to bring young guys in the fold. & don't discount Cush as a vet. this will be his 4th year in the NFL & 2nd full season in Wade's system in which he was the feature ILB calling everything. I imagine that there's not much if anything that james can bring to the table that Cush doesn't already know or has done. Ultimately, he'll just be a liability out there much like Ryans was; maybe even a greater liability.
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