Why Everette Brown would be HORRIBLE for the Texans.

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  1. Mari-OWNED!

    Mari-OWNED! Bucco Bruce

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    Everette Brown is a 3-4 rush linebacker, trust me on this one. He only weighs 252lbs. and unless he plans on gaining at least another 30lbs. and still play at the level he plays right now, he simply will not be good for the 4-3 defense that the Texans run. Although I think Brown is a better athlete than Michael Johnson, Johnson fits more the prototypical 4-3 defensive end mold.
     
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    V3rm0nt3r All Pro

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    agreed. although Kruger would be my preferred choice over Johnson still Brown just isn't big enough to be an every down 4-3 DE. now the possibility of having him as a strong side/ blitzing OLB is enticing. the texans don't have any prototypical Sam linebackers just a bunch of Wills. i think that Smith could find another guy later in the draft for the same position but i like the idea of having Brown as that guy.
     
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    Dwight Freeney goes about 250 and he's pretty damn good.
     
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    Most open side/re are his size. Its more about pad level and leverage. Jason Taylor, Ogolune ad alex brown, freeney and the 235lbs mathis are all smallish defensive ends. Suggs played the right end in baltimore even with the hybrid stuff. Its like I've said, leverage and pad level. How big is Kearse? If he fails, its not going to be because of size, its going to be because like Moss in denver and some of those other guys, they can't get their pads down and convert speed to power to get the ol off balance.
     
  5. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I'm very afraid of the "tweener" guys: Brown, Maybin (maybe Orakpo).

    But, just to play Devil's Advocate:

    Everette Brown 6-4, 252

    DE Aaron Schobel 6-4, 243 - In Bill Kollar's 4-3 defense in Buffalo 2006: 15 sacks. 2007: 6 sacks. 2008: injured.
     
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    dont get bogged down on weight. 252 is ok if you can play like brown does. plus players add weight as they get older. brown will probably play at between 260-270 most of his career. unfortunately, he wont be there at 15 though
     
  7. Blake

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    I dont think a player should be condemned because of his height or weight. Some guys were just born to play football. I think Brown would be fine in our new BK system. We are a rush the QB defense now and Brown is one of the best in college. But I think with so many 3-4 teams in front of us he will be gone. The Pack, Broncos, Browns and 49ers all ahead of us. Brown, Curry, Orakpo and Raji should all be gone.
     
  8. LORK 88

    LORK 88 Wreck'em Ŧech!

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    I completely agree. Saying Everette Brown isn't a 4-3 DE because of his weight is foolish. Is Brandon Jacobs not a RB because he's too big? Should Mario be a DT becuase of his weight? Brown plays like a 4-3 DE and thus he should remain. Whenever I watched him against Wisconsin in the Bowl game he ran stunts inside and also displayed a nice bull rush that he effectively used because they feared his speed. Everette Brown is a 4-3 DE.
     
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    Lendale White should be an entire oline
     
  10. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I agree. Some guys are just football players. If Kollar and Bush think the guy can work for our system, I'm 100% behind them. They know better than we do.
     
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    Exactly. Osi Umenyiora is not a heavy guy either. Neither is Robert Mathis, John Abraham, or Bertrand Berry. Brown would be fine for the Texans, although I'd prefer traded down into the mid-20s and picking up Michael Johnson and some extra picks.
     
  12. b0ng

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    I disagree that everette brown would fail as a texan solely based on size
     
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    like your shock-value headline approach (lame as it may be). what I don't want to see is for Rick Smith & Co. to paint themselves into a corner (must invest wisely) & force a pick because of fear or inability to address this need.

    regarding Brown as the better athlete than Johnson what basis are you making that claim? if anything is true Michael Johnson has freakish athletic ability. so not for all the right reasons you give- Michael just might be the better fit here for the Texans. despite scouts who site his lack of production MJ still had 17.5 tfl & 9 sacks, not that far behind EB 21.5 tfl 13.5 sacks. I watched Georgia Tech play a couple games & MJ was constantly double teamed, he strggled to shed blockers or split double teams & was forced to chase the backside similar to Mario does because they did not run at him as much as they ran the opposite side. so he has to develop better hand placement, take proper angles & develop array of pro style rushing moves, this is where Brown clearly has the edge. However, if MJ gets into the right situation (Texans) & Bush thinks he can develop his prototypical measureables (these will be announced @ the combine) could project then translate into highlight material :)
     
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    i cant watch college football over here so my views are solely based on youtube material..

    nothing ive seen of michael johnson makes me gasp or give a 'wow' the way i have when ive seen brown's spin moves or the club he gave the v tech lt or his closing speed etc

    one's a guy with great DE measurables, the other is a great DE
     
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    I don't agree with this notion that a guy can't play a position because of weight, especially when other good players in the NFL play the position at the same weight.

    I also think we should be looking at both Michael Johnson and Everette Brown . They both fit what we want in a 4-3 DE IMO.
     
  16. YoungTexanFan

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    I disagree like everyone else about him simply because of his weight. With that said, I just don't like him as a prospect and I don't think he will see near the success in the NFL as a 4-3 DE.
     
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    I've made this post before but I guess I'll have to do it again...

    Leg strength, hip strength, and leverage are infinitely more important than how much a guy weighs.
     
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    Anthony Weaver was 6'3 and weighs 275. Size isn't everything
     
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    Don't understand people's obsession with measurables.

    Football players are football players.
     

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