Wong's rehab slow, expected to miss 5-8 WEEKS

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  1. gtexan02

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    Ouch, this could be a problem for us. Chalk up another OLB to our list of needs:

    Texans | K. Wong not expected to be ready for the start of the season
    Sat, 8 Apr 2006 13:05:47 -0700

    Megan Manfull, writing for the Sporting News, reports Houston Texans MLB Kailee Wong (knee) has been putting in long hours in rehabilitation and in the weight room, determined to be healthy by the start of the season, but by all accounts, that won't happen. Wong likely will miss 5-8 weeks of the season. If newly signed LB Sam Cowart plays well while Wong is sidelined, Wong may move to outside linebacker.

    per kffl.com
     
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    Man this isn't good. Hopefully we'll see Orr and others get some time at LB this season. I like Wong but I wonder if it's time for him to move on.
     
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    I think the Texans should move Babin back to SOLB and draft a DE to share time with Peek at RDE. If Wong comes back, great. But, Kailee can't be counted on this season.
     
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    Move on? I hope you're kidding. I understand he's no superstar, he's not a huge game changer, but:
    1) He's only 29 (still the right side of 30)
    2) He's a good signal caller for the defense (remember how much the coaches/players attitudes changed after he was injured)
    3) At the very least, he provides veteran depth at a position we aren't strong at

    I'm disapointed he's injured as well, but I like a 4-3 LB group of Orr Cowart Greenwood personally, and would like even more Wong Cowart Greenwood/Orr depending on how Orr peroforms the 1st half of the season
     
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    yeah i heard this news yesterday...not a good thing. earlier in the off season he seemed to be ahead of schedule and would certainly be ready for the season opener....I wonder what the set back was :confused:
     
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    Wong will be 30 next month, he is coming off of injury, we won't even see him on the field until midseason, and he will count $3.6 million against the cap this season. Seems kind of expensive to keep around for depth.
     
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    Thomas Howard has reportedly slipped in the draft. If he is still there in Round 3, probably won't be, but if he is he might be worth a shot. I see Texans going Miami U in second round, Eric Winston or Kelly Jennings or outside shot Senorice Moss.
     
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    Wong didn't call the signals. He replaced Sharper. Greenwood replaced Foreman and made the D calls.
     


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    DeMeco Ryans, come on down! :redtowel:
     
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    I never buy into the "ahead of schedule" hype on NFL ACL recoveries, especially for a player who plays a position where multidirectional cut ability is essential (unlike a DT drive the sled guy). Nor do I consider Wong's progress "slow" if he's targeting October - early November. Many NFL players take a calendar year or more to recover from an ACL surgery. Remember that the ACL wasn't Wong's only problem.

    Several weeks ago I posted something somewhere about Kailee coming on SR610 - late Feb maybe -- and saying he was "ahead of schedule" in recovery from his ACL surgery (which he had the first week of January). Counting 9 months (typical minimum NFL ACL recovery time) forward from the surgery date, took me to early October minimum that he would need be ready to be back on the field. That without even considering the patella tendon surgery he had right after the injury in October. His knee was pretty well wrecked and there's a real good chance that we will ever see the old Kailee ever again.
     
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    What would lead you to believe or even wish that we would draft Jennings at #33??

    He is a reach at #65 even.
     
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    Not that it really matters but Wong did make the front calls up to the point when he was injured. Foreman did the same in '04. I guess it didn't matter to them which ILB the sound came from. They were probably going with the guy who they thought could do the best job of the two. You don't have that 'luxury' in a 4-3.
     
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    OK, thought I heard a Greenwood interview about him learning to make the playcalls back before the season started. Oh well.
     
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    That's all Capers ever talked about was how important Wong was to him. In fact after Wong went down, I thought the gig was up and that certainly seemed to be the case. I didn't believe he had anyone else he would trust making those calls.
     
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    My thoughts exactally. He was doin great, better than Pane who developed an infection (cadaver parts can do that ). This means Wong wont be 100% this season at all.
     
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    Shouldn't Wong have been moved back to OLB anyway? I thought Cowart was most likely going to start at ILB.
     
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    This is the reason why wali rainer was signned. He is a solid player, but nothing special.
     
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    I'd characterize Wong that way too.
     
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    Orr is in the same boat with Peek, Babin, & Anderson since none of them have
    any experience as LBs in the 4-3. They are all 3-4 OLB tweeners who were
    DEs in college.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking. If Wong isnt ready and our new LB's dont pan out in TC, I'm sure Babin or Peek would see time at OLB (hopefully while a rookie is learning the scheme).
     

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