Wade Smith Graded "F".....

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    .........as the worst guard in the NFL, as per ProFootballFocus.

    They report that by far the best pass rushing inside linebacker this season has been Brian Cushing. He’s had 20 overall pressures; eight more than anyone else.
     
  2. redwhiteANDblue

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    I thought he was one of the better olinemen
     
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    Re: Wade Smith - No extra credit for the touch down?

    Re: Brian Cushing - I guess Wade Phillips was right about him playing in the middle.
     
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    He was awesome last year. This year, there have been serious issues with his game.


     
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    overall informative site for fantasy nerds but stats don't always tell the whole story. Imagine Haloti Ngata did impact those numbers, back in division now should reflect better results. These guys are fricken huge, athletic, strong & surprisingly quick. There are so many factors involved grading offensive linemen performance. My big issue is this offense is easy to game plan against, its as if the defense is in the huddle & knows the plays being called, much to predictable. Load the box, pressure Schaub & force him to beat you with his arm while he stares down receivers. If Wade Smith grades out an "F" it is more a reflection of the parts around him. :pop:
     
  7. TejasTom

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    It is a common theme here.
     
  8. Texan_Bill

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    I dunno.... :thinking:

    Signed,

    Brian Cushing's second season.
     


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    There were alot of times this season where he missed a key block on a screen play, stopping a big play. But I have faith he'll turn it around.
     
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    I think it is easy for a team that plays the same offense, like the Raiders & the Ravens. Other than that, not so much.

    We'll see.
     
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    Against the Raiders, where Matt was saying, "That was a touchdown, we've got to make that play guys!"

    That was one where Smith wiffed on a block that would have freed Walter on a big gain (Walter wasn't going to score a TD from there.. he ain't Dre)....
     
  12. MojoMan

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    The Texans have two primary needs on offense in the next draft. A wide receiver and an interior lineman. If they can get a couple of guys who can start at these two positions, that would be hugely helpful.
     
  13. jtexas

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    They don't grade just on stats. They grade on actual production using a statistical standard. Meaning they leave very little to judgement calls. For example, Connor Barwin actually graded out poorly last game. Everyone was raving about his production, yet profootballfocus pointed out he was completely unblocked on 5 plays. Those are plays he should have made so it doesn't grade "positive" for him, its neutral. If you go back and watch how they graded each play its pretty impressive.
     
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    This is ProFootballFocus' All PFF team from Weak 6, kinda repeats what they've written in the other article.

     
  15. Brisco_County

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    He could be playing hurt. This O-line is one serious injury away from being in crisis.

    No surprise on Cushing. Many times last year I had to point out that he had the most tackles per game of the front seven, and our bad secondary was depriving him of opportunity.
     

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