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Who Breaks Out? Who Flops?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by torque, May 4, 2012.

  1. torque

    torque Member
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    Every year in any sport there seems to be a couple of players on the team that come from relative obscurity and play big. Likewise, inevitably a couple players with high expectations will disappoint.

    Last year, the break outs were JJ Watt, Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed, Ben Tate and Chris Myers.

    The busts were Jacoby Jones (although we already knew that), Demeco Ryans and Andre Johnson's right and left hamstrings.

    Who will be this year's surprises and disappoints?

    I got Brandon Brooks and Kareem Jackson as my break outs, and the two receivers we drafted as the busts.
     
  2. CCorn

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    Cushing will break somebody.
     
  3. DonnyMost

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    I think it's hard for a 3rd or 4th round WR to be a "bust" after just one year.
     
  4. bigtexxx

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    James Casey emerging as a pass catching threat
     
  5. mvpcrossxover

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    Casey is the reason why i'm not worry when Joel left
     
  6. justtxyank

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    I think breakouts will be Brooks and Keshawn Martin. (relative to expectations, I don't expect Martin to emerge as a star.)

    Bust will be Kareem, again. Now without someone splitting time as a starter to begin the year it will be obvious how bad he is.
     
  7. edwardc

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    Lester Jean this guy maybe a sleeper if he stays healthy.
     
  8. rolyat93

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    Break-out year for Rashad Butler.
     
  9. Scarface281

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    Hard for me to think of a Texans player and say bust. I think they are all going to be good. Break outs would be Jean and Kareem.
     
  10. Rip Van Rocket

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    I AM READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

    Casey is a good choice for breakout player of the year. We're going to also need at least one of our new WR's to come up big and make some catches.

    There will be no flops.
     
  11. bluffkin

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    LeStar Jean, Sharpton and Casey as Breakouts.:)

    Kareem and Caldwell as Busts.:(
     
  12. josephnicks

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    people calling kareem a bust arent paying attention. this is the year we'll see the jump in his game. i almost feel like his rookie season was a waste, seeing as how he had poor db coaching, no safeties, and a terrible dc.. wade talked about how kareem had poor technique last season, i have to believe wade and vance are correcting this. if you paid enough attention to kareem last year, you can see that he can mirror his man stride for stride, he's been beat with some great throws/catches and is a liability deep. however, improved safety play limited the deep ball against the texans last year. (seemed like we were giving up bombs every game in 2010)

    kareems biggest weakness is his inability to locate the ball, its more-so that he just doesnt ever attempt to locate it, opposed to the claim than he just cant do it.. i still think that he has that rookie season in his mind and doesnt want to get burnt for a big play like he did so much in 2010.. he has to trust his safeties and have that clock in his head go off when its time to start looking for the ball..
     
  13. Scarface281

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    He played well against Boldin in the playoff game. Turned his head and looked for the ball plenty of times (just as Boldin would look, Kareem would look). Flacco just made ridiculous throws in the most perfect spots for Boldin to make a great catch.
     
  14. Joe Joe

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    KJ just needs safety help. It is what it is. Not his fault he was drafted too high.

    For breakouts, I'll go:
    Casey FB
    Harris CB

    Bust
    Mitchell
     
  15. david_rocket

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    Breakouts:

    Schaub, Brooks, Butler, Martin.

    Busts:

    Posey will suck in his 1st season, but he will get better in his 2nd season.
    Caldwell
     
  16. DonnyMost

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    How can a guy who has led the NFL in passing have a "breakout" year?
     
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    By playing consistent, coming through in clutch passing situations, and finish the season by leading your team to a Super Bowl.
     
  18. eddiewinslow

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    schaub goes down, yates has 2 bad games, so we go with keenum to end the year....he goes 5-0 with 2,500 passing yards to end the year and leads up to a super bowl win, he holds out and signs a deal topping peyton's contract for richest QB deal ever and we let schaub walk.

    In all reality, i expect casey to emerge and the 3rd round guard we just pulled to hopefully end our 3rd and short and 4th and short dilemma. I expect Brooks Reed to his 12+ sacks and I expect Connor Barwin to approach DeMarcus Ware for Sack lead in the NFL...seriously
     
  19. DonnyMost

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    considering he's already done the first two things, its Superbowl or bust.
     
  20. moestavern19

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    Casey sucks bad. Probably because he spent too much time at thug U.
     

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