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Welcome to the Texans new LBs Mingo and Martin

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by TheKDog, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. Dejaview

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    According to this vid moderator, as a situational pass rusher only Martin may be expected to have about as many sacks as Clowney last year? One thing for sure, with his burst and energy I want to see him, JJ, and Mercilus rain hell. From a Seattle article I read his QB pressure ratio was Clark level last year.
     
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    He can't defend the run so will be just in pass situations
     
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    Has it been mentioned that Mingo is a former first round draft pick from LSU. He started 14 games at DE ( in a 43) but will.move to OLB in our 34.
     
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    He's a bust. A reclamation project for RAC. Maybe he'll play weak side OLB, meaning he'll need to drop in coverage.

    It's going to be a humbling experience. But it will also be a chance to save his career. Hopefully he'll focus on the latter.
     
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    I agree.

    But reading details of his professional career on wkipedia, this has him listed as starting at outside linebacker, at least to begin the season. He finished last season with 37 solo tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and only 1 sack.

    If we get any value from him this season it'll likely be on ST.
     
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    Yeah... I'll be surprised if he's starting ahead of Mercilus, which is the position he plays (Clowney's position).

    I don't think he's ready to drop in coverage. Scarlett's position.
     
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    Reading the Chronicle, Mingo's role was explained as depth for the outside linebacker position.

    Looking at the Texans depth chart, the only players behind Mercilus and Scarlett are...Mingo and Martin.

    So, how often can, or does, a player, at 29, salvage his career? Going back and reading all the draft profiles, KeKe has all the tools to succeed and was compared to DeMarcus Ware.

    He's got millions in the bank. Does he still have the desire? Can Crennel coach up his strengths?

    No expectations here but it would be something else to find a diamond inside a layer of carbon.
     
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    The scouting report on Mingo is he's an excellent special teams player. Not being sarcastic. Replaced what bademosi offered
     
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    A classic understatement beyond anything my imagination could have come up with.
     
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    Sure, but his name is Barkevious...that's gotta be worth a win, right? :/
     
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    NFL Network Lead Draft Guru in 2013

    "It's a pass-first league, and every team in the league is looking for a guy that can go hunt. He's an explosive presence off the edge." -- Mike Mayock
     
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    6 years later, he’s core special teams player, solid in run stop but never lived up to his ability to hunt, as pass rusher. He fits right in.
     
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    So, OB loves tackles that are versatile, players who can play special teams, and running backs that are only good for a couple of yards but can block.

    :hairpull:
     
  16. TheKDog

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    He even said Tunsil is versatile.
     
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    Exactly. lol
     
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    The man just loves football players, contrary to reports stating otherwise, that are well rounded, fundamentally sound and versatile. Yes that’s the ticket!
     
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    Keke Mingo.
     
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    Seriously you are saying they both played in Seattles 4th peseason game of 2019 ?
    So one or both both them would have been cut if not for the trade ?
     
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