1. Offensive Line: I don't care if they run ZB or PB or ABC(?). I just want to see the running game dictate to the D. We don't have "ideal" linemen for zone blocking or power blocking, but I DO think we have some good, COACHABLE talent that can give us a productive running game that will keep oppossing D's honest. We may not set any records or anything, but we don't need to. All we need to do is keep the D guessing and not allow them to TEE off on Schaub 3 downs a series. I know this has been a constant, ongoing problem for 5 yrs., but I also feel that Kubes and Sherman will maximize the talent that we have and implement game plans accordingly. Salaam at LT is NOT the end of the world. The guy played his heart out last year and has my vote of confidence if Spencer isn't ready to start the season. LG is in good hands with Pitts. I'm not sure who I like best at center and this position concerns me most on the O-line. RG is good with Weary or Winston. I like Weary at LG and Winston at RT. 2. Running Backs: Again, I don't expect rushing titles or rushing TD records, but I DO think we'll have a legitimate running game between the tackles that will keep defenders at home. Green should be perfect in this role, especially when relieved by Dayne. Gado, taylor and Lundy will be adequate 3rd down/backups if the need arises. IMHO, Taylor has the most upside, of the reserves, in the long run. The guy has power and some speed. The starters might want to watch their backs. No pun intended. Leach is a STUD at FB and should open up some nice holes. He needs a competent backup, though, and unless the legalize stickem again, I'm NOT sure Cook is the guy. 3. Quarterbacks: Matt Schaub seems to be the real deal, but we really have no idea until TC starts. Then again, Carr looked good in a few preseasons. Schaub will be under the most intense scrutiny of any player on the roster not named Mario Williams. The upside is that he doesn't have very big shoes to fill. If he can read a defense, get the offense in the proper set and progress through his reads and find the open receiver, then all bets are off. The Texans just might be playoff bound. If he falters or is injured, Rosenfels is more than adequate to fill in and the offense won't miss a beat. 4. Tight Ends: One name: Owen Daniels. This young man showed he could find the soft spots in the D, make the tough catch over the middle or block down on a DE or LB if needed. He helps make the O less predictable, therefore more dangerous. Playing opposite him, or backing him up is Mark Bruener and Jeb Putzier. I like Putzier over Bruener because when Bruener is in the game,DUH...BIG RED FIRE TRUCK!!!, it's gonna be a running play. Yes, he made a few catches last year, but he will never be a recieving threat. That makes the predictable. Predictable O's suck. 4. Reciever: AJ,, AJ, AJ. I'm not sure who our 4th receiver will be. Seriously, not counting rumors, we have AJ and several maybe's. KW has the inside shot at #2 and maybe he deserves it. He's a big bodied receiver with good hands, good instincts and, from what I've seen of him, pretty much fearless. He might not be a speed demon, but a speed demon isn't necessary to stretch a defense. Proper route running and a reutation for making plays are, though. He can do both. There seems to be an effort to get Mathis in the mix more. I'm not sure I like that idea. He's too valuable as a return guy and too injury prone to be my #2. I'd rather see him as a return specialist and MAYBE a #3. There should be fierce competition for #3 between Jacoby Jones, Andre Davis and Charlie Adams. Should be fun to watch. I'll do the D tomorrow.