Hmmm. Heat stroke is probably just as bad considering we have like what, 3 more months of blistering heat in Houston. But hopefully it is just a heat related thing like heat exhaustion/stress. A friend of mine suffered heat stroke, and he can't handle hot temperature anymore.We can always hope for "heat stroke" instead of true injury since the reason for the cart has not been definitively characterized.
Can't help but seeing this as seeming to follow a pattern of underestimation of extent of injuries by medical/training staff..............just like his groin problem resulting in worse than expected complicated bilateral sports hernia related surgeries.
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JJ Watt 'successful surgery, took a bunch of crap out of my back"
JJ Watt 'I got to listen to the docs with this. I jogged today. I feel good'
JJ Watt 'I have the mindset to play game one. If they say I'm not ready, I won't' still has stitches in his back now
JJ Watt on back 'don't see it as a problem" said he can't promise he won't miss a game possibly but has never missed one, doesn't plan to
This was something I did not want to hear as Newton needed to have a healthy season. Thanks for update Doc. Sure wished we had something behind cookie man.Newton just had an MRI and it is felt that he will be out "at least a few weeks." In a big man like Newton, I would expect him to be out no less than 3 weeks, with a significant risk for re-injury the remainder of the season, specifically if he is allowed to return too early. He's already dealt with major lower extremity injuries in the past. And last year, he dealt with ankle, toe and knee injuries throughout the season.
Take it for what its worth, but Wade Smith guests on MADD radio and I always hear the guys comment on how they can't get over how much smaller he is now that's stopped playing...I dunno, what about Wade Smith ? He was basically a guard for us before his retirerment a couple years ago, but he also had tackle experience with the Chiefs before coming to us in FA.
I was hoping we'd draft atleast one OT in the just concluded Draft, but even 3 Drafts in Billy is yet to draft a single OT. He drafts guards and centers but not tackles ?
This post would be comforting, except from the day Newton got paid he's mostly stunk.Wade Smith's ship has sailed. No way he is coming back. They will pick up a journeyman I'm sure. Hopefully Newt is back for game 1. If there is any solace in this, it's in the fact it occurred on day one allowing max rehab time.
Stunk? I don't know about that, but he has been mediocre on occasion, especially against the pass rush. However, he's our best option at RT and is at worst quite serviceable overall. I was hoping to see some improvement this year in pass blocking.This post would be comforting, except from the day Newton got paid he's mostly stunk.
Well after the Chiefs game, I'm pretty sure we have different definitions of the words mediocre and serviceable. He was pretty bad all season and was a turnstile in the playoff game. The fact that Newton is the best McNair has should be troubling. (If you choose to care about these type of things.)Stunk? I don't know about that, but he has been mediocre on occasion, especially against the pass rush. However, he's our best option at RT and is at worst quite serviceable overall. I was hoping to see some improvement this year in pass blocking.
As Doc has mentioned many times Newton has been injured.Well after the Chiefs game, I'm pretty sure we have different definitions of the words mediocre and serviceable. He was pretty bad all season and was a turnstile in the playoff game. The fact that Newton is the best McNair has should be troubling. (If you choose to care about these type of things.)
He's constantly injured except in his contract yr. Coincidence?As Doc has mentioned many times Newton has been injured.
Love how you put Newton on McNair instead of OB.
You can hash that one out with Doc.He's constantly injured except in his contract yr. Coincidence?
Except OB 1st decides who he wants to keep. They don't re-sign UFAs the HC doesn't want.And yes, after McNair reupped Rick, I'm blaming him for signings like Newton because if he had a problem with re-signing a guy like Newton he wouldn't have reupped Smith.
He is coming off of wrist and Jones fracture surgery. As we have found, elite players have shown a significant rate of Jones refracture (~20%)........ala, Dez Bryant, Julian Edelman, Julio Jones and others. Although, the prognosis following a second repair is excellent, hopefully, Johnson finds himself in the other 80% group and can avoid another "annoying" rehab.
With the Houston Texans on their scheduled day off, here are some early thoughts on the team through five days of training camp.
It has been a full five days for the Houston Texans to get a feel for their team in training camp. Like all training camps, things start to separate and are quickly looked at as a positive or a negative. Traits and attributes must be looked at quickly and put into terms of pros and cons due to the short amount of time NFL teams have to address needs.
The Texans are not immune to injuries, with J.J. Watt and Duane Brown entering camp on the PUP list, while Derek Newton went down with a hamstring injury which will keep him out for a few weeks, there have also been small nagging injuries to players throughout camp but fortunately for the team, nothing of real note for the time being.
What have we learned early about the Texans?
The Texans offense is a work in progress but every day that they have taken the field as a team, they have improved. Brock Osweiler is settling into his role as the quarterback and the same can be said about Lamar Miller at the running back position. Both are learning a new scheme and verbiage under Bill O’Brien. It has been a progression but, at the moment, there is no real alarm early for the group.
The tight end position appears to be set with Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz and Stephen Anderson. Camp is helping the group iron out wrinkles and previewing how the Texans will used the trio but it still feels like Griffin and Fiedorowicz will be the primary options during the season with some Anderson sprinkled in there. Anderson has been the early story because he is new and providing hope to a position group that has struggled for over two seasons.
The wide receiving corps is probably the most talented group on the field for the Texans and it starts with DeAndre Hopkins who is clearly the linchpin of the offense. Add in what Jaelen Strong, Braxton Miller and Will Fuller V have put together early in camp and the arrow is pointing up for the group despite their youth. They are pushing the veteran defensive backs and giving them fits with their speed and solid route running.
It is hard to feel good about the direction of the offensive tackles and defensive line for the Texans. Let us be the first to say that the interior of the offensive line with Nick Martin, Xavier Su'a-Filo and Jeff Allen are in good hands. All three have shown in padded practices that they can move the line of scrimmage. As for the offensive tackle situation, the injuries of Brown and Newton puts others into the spotlight and the team potentially has Chris Clark, Jeff Adams and Kendall Lamm holding down the fort until the two veterans get healthy. That alone is a concerning factor, especially with the amount of time Osweiler will need to get the necessary offensive looks.
Without J.J. Watt, the Texans defensive line, outside of Vince Wilfork, is total guesswork. Everyone is making noise in training camp but Devon Still, Christian Covington, Brandon Dunn and Jeoffrey Pagan still have so much to show. If they do not get to where they need to be, the Texans front is a big question mark moving later into the preseason. They have had their bright spots from time to time but, until seeing them against other competition, further evaluation is guesswork.
Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus and John Simon are a solid trio and they continue to show it in training camp. All three are picking up where they left off last season but Clowney has been the real story of camp. He has shown a knack for being able to turn up his play and has had a handful of splash plays early.
In the secondary, Kevin Johnson has been struggling while A.J. Bouye has been impressing. Johnson is working his way back from an off-season that saw him have multiple surgeries and now, he is working to shake the rust off. If anything, it looks like Johnson is trying to control his aggression in coverage. Bouye, on the other hand, has cut down on being so touchy with receivers in routes and has also become more patient when attacking the ball in the air. Bouye’s best day came on Thursday, when he controlled everything thrown his way. He is doing things in this training camp that he did not do at all last year.
There is only one week left for the Texans to work before they head to Santa Clara to visit the San Francisco 49ers for their first preseason game. It is getting closer to the start and closer to the time when the Texans unveil their product on the field.