The Mike Vrabel thread

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  1. Playoffs

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    Time for a Mike Vrabel thread, a guy whose ceiling I think is very high in regards to climbing the coaching ladder.

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    Tania Ganguli begins a Q&A series with Mike...

    Mike Vrabel Q&A: Clowney, Cushing, Reed
    snipped, read complete article here: http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-tex...on-1-with-mike-vrabel-on-clowney-cushing-reed
     
  2. CloakNNNdagger

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    Hmmm.:shades:
     
  3. PHILLYTEXANFAN

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    I wouldn't read into it that much, I think the team wants to be very careful handling his knees
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

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    I understand what you're saying. But as I've posted before, he is more than double out the expected full recovery time. And if he is being kept out of action for solely reasons of extra extra extra caution, and he is considered that fragile, as some are assuming, then we've got just as much if not more of a problem.
     
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    Doc is not reading into the comment but into the known info on Cushing's medical condition. The last two seasons have been hard on Brian's health.
     
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    Not try to take anything away from Doc or anything, I really meant to comment to the boards , not so much him directly, my apologies. But I still stand by my comment. I personally wouldn't label him as "fragile" or anything along those lines. We all seen the (don't wanna say cheap shots) blocks? He took low. So for anybody to say he injury prone, etc, is just absurd IMHO.(not saying anyone in particular has) but I've seen comments on other sites were others do.
     
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    If Brian Cushing was limited, then they're not telling us the whole story.

    If they were accurate with everything they told us so far, Cushing should have been ready for contact a long time ago. Learning a new defensive system with a new defensive coach & a lot of new defensive players... can't imagine the thought process that would have him on the sideline.
     
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    No apologies necessary.

    But "fragile" is exactly what the Texans are labeling him as, if his injuries and postoperative course were straight-forward and uncomplicated as reported.........something that I otherwise would have to strongly question.
     
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    Mike Vrabel Q&A: On coaching, leaving OSU
     
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    Welcome, Mike Vrabel & family moving to Houston! Having him on staff had to erase any doubts selecting JD Clowney #1 overall. Kicking Brooks inside, being careful with Cush all good with a bunch of hungry youngsters working hard to make Texan roster this position has gone from area of weakness to strength led by V.
     
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    Dang I hate to be so pessimistic about Cushing, but I can't help but feel like his situation is very similar to that of the LB with Dallas who just blew out his knee in the first day of OTAs. When Cushing finally starts to practice with the team for real, perhaps it's just a matter of time before he suffers another season-ending injury.
     
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    If you were to ask me today, who would play more snaps for the Texans this year? Cushing or Bullough.

    I'd go Bullough.
     
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    Here's crossed fingers that if I ask you the same question AFTER the season that you don't have the same answer.
     
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    Who's playing the SAM in OTA's?
     
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    Mike Vrabel Q&A: On transition from DE to OLB
     
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    uh oh...
    when Doc goes "Hmmm" about player health

    I go
    :firehair: :firehair:
     
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    Optimistic (as they did not use significant draft picks on ILB or WR) that Cush will be on field when he needs to be.
     
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    PDS ‏@PatDStat
     
  20. Texans_Chick

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    Your assignment if you choose to accept it:

    Go to open training camp.

    Get as close as you can to Vrabel running linebacker drills.

    Record it.

    Do a Vine vid of the most hilarious parts.

    Best use of sarcastic profanity ever. But kind too. And not just yelling to yell, they are coaching points.

    I had to turn around a few times and stifle laughter he is so dang funny.
     

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