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Sendejo and Vikings advance. Sendejo gets more playing time than usual due to injuries... effectively playing CB instead if his usual safety position on many plays.
01-05-2020 07:27 PM
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NFL Films producer and analyst Greg Cosell said this morning on an interview with the San Francisco sports radio station (KNBR) that Sendejo "is an exploitable player" when, due to the Vikings' injuries, he's played "at the nickel slot corner."

Cosell added that he was surprised that "the Saints didn't exploit the matchup" of Sendejo vs. Saints WRs more last weekend. For example in one key play during that game, the Saints WR Michael "Thomas had beaten Sendejo on the slot fade," but the Vikings rush got to Brees quickly and caused a pivotal fumble before he could throw the pass.
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(01-10-2020 02:26 PM)Almadenmike Wrote:  NFL Films producer and analyst Greg Cosell said this morning on an interview with the San Francisco sports radio station (KNBR) that Sendejo "is an exploitable player" when, due to the Vikings' injuries, he's played "at the nickel slot corner."

Cosell added that he was surprised that "the Saints didn't exploit the matchup" of Sendejo vs. Saints WRs more last weekend. For example in one key play during that game, the Saints WR Michael "Thomas had beaten Sendejo on the slot fade," but the Vikings rush got to Brees quickly and caused a pivotal fumble before he could throw the pass.

While that assessment may be accurate it's an unfair knock since Andrew is and always has been a safety, and usually a strong safety; not a cover back. He's doing his best to fill in for injured players at the cornerback or nickleback position.
01-10-2020 03:47 PM
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Pretty remarkable he has survived in the league ten years. His years are probably numbered.
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(01-10-2020 06:24 PM)OldOwl Wrote:  Pretty remarkable he has survived in the league ten years. His years are probably numbered.

All those Rice smarts. And al that great coaching he got from Todd and Bailiff and their staffs.
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Nothing to do with smarts or coaching. Its durability and luck.
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Luke Willson is the last remaining Owl with Super Bowl hopes.

Speaking of Super Bowl hopes, the Texans are off to a great start today in Kansas City. This city hasn't hosted a pro football championship game since the 1960 and 1962 AFL title games at Jeppesen Fieldhouse (I'd say an AFL title game is comparable to an AFC championship game). It might not make for fascinating national headlines, but a Texans/Titans (nee Oilers) AFC title game would be pretty interesting news in this city at least.
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Well knowing Houston's playoff history, maybe I was a bit premature with that previous post. Sorry I forgot Bill O'Brien was still the Texans head coach for a bit there.
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(01-12-2020 04:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Well knowing Houston's playoff history, maybe I was a bit premature with that previous post. Sorry I forgot Bill O'Brien was still the Texans head coach for a bit there.

+1

BOB can’t get out of his own way. Should have gone for the kill on 4th and a foot. But WTH was that fake punt call?
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(01-12-2020 04:24 PM)Tomball Owl Wrote:  
(01-12-2020 04:21 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  Well knowing Houston's playoff history, maybe I was a bit premature with that previous post. Sorry I forgot Bill O'Brien was still the Texans head coach for a bit there.

+1

BOB can’t get out of his own way. Should have gone for the kill on 4th and a foot. But WTH was that fake punt call?

I really think the Texans make almost the most out of their talent. They have some once in a lifetime players but past that it is very thin thanks to horrific drafts by Rick Smith. Today, let's not forget that they gave up 7 touchdowns and 51 points, all this in 10 less minutes than the Texans due to their inability to stop pretty much nothing from the early 2q.

Defense has not one pro bowl selection. JJ was a great player coming off an injury early and may still have some years, but who knows?
Does anybody on that side of the ball put fear in the heart of other offenses? Sure the fake punt didn't help but that was just one score. Frankly KC looked rusty in the 1Q-how many passes did they drop?
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The Texans have never seemed to develop an identity. They're not a bad team, but they're just kind of pretty good on defense, pretty good running the ball, pretty good throwing the ball, and pretty good on special teams (usually). They don't have anything to hang their hat on. If they were a great defensive team, with a 24-0 lead they could figure on just being able to shut down or control the other team. If they had a great running attack, they could just plan on running the clock down and restricting possessions. If they had a great passing attack, they could just plan on outscoring them. But they don't have any identity to fall back on.
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(01-12-2020 09:43 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  The Texans have never seemed to develop an identity. They're not a bad team, but they're just kind of pretty good on defense, pretty good running the ball, pretty good throwing the ball, and pretty good on special teams (usually). They don't have anything to hang their hat on. If they were a great defensive team, with a 24-0 lead they could figure on just being able to shut down or control the other team. If they had a great running attack, they could just plan on running the clock down and restricting possessions. If they had a great passing attack, they could just plan on outscoring them. But they don't have any identity to fall back on.

They would like their identity to be a strong running team, but o line shortcomings until this year has prevented that. Watson and Hopkins are amazing talents and they do a lot with the o line issues. Imagine if they had the Dallas line from the early 90's or even now. Special teams have been improving (sadly Larry Izzo was awful as a coach at least here).

If they can keep the offense together and get a couple of strong additions through free agency on defense (think how Daniel Manning and Jonathan Joseph made a difference), I think they have the pieces in place to make a real run next year.
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Great news for Phillip. Hope he can finally stay healthy. Guessing the 2020 minimum is around $800-$900K for his services given his time already in the league.

https://texanswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/...ip-gaines/
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(01-12-2020 09:55 PM)texowl2 Wrote:  Special teams have been improving (sadly Larry Izzo was awful as a coach at least here).

Special teams are more a function of how much emphasis the head coach puts on the kicking game than on the special teams coordinator. Almost any competent coach or experienced player can get good special teams play if the head coach gives him the practice time and resources (players) necessary. It's not like there is some new magic scheme for kicking the football, it's just repetition of fairly simple fundamentals. But if the head coach views special teams as an afterthought--as many do, far too many IMO--there isn't much that even the best special teams coach can do. The difference might be expressed as do you practice it until you get it right, or do you practice it until you can't possibly get it wrong. There's a big difference in time required for those two objectives.
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(03-14-2020 05:48 PM)owl40 Wrote:  Great news for Phillip. Hope he can finally stay healthy. Guessing the 2020 minimum is around $800-$900K for his services given his time already in the league.

https://texanswire.usatoday.com/2020/03/...ip-gaines/

Great to hear that. After this past season’s injury, I was afraid that his career was over.
Congrats.
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