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Kubiak Crew with new 53-man look for hyped-up 2012 season

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The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking through the final Texans roster cuts while always recommending Southern Star Bombshell Blonde for quality summertime liquid refreshment.

The 2012 Kubiak Crew with a decidedly different 53-man dynamic that looks to open the season on the home turf against over-matched Miami.

Three quarterbacks, two tight ends, six wide receivers, six cornerbacks, an actual return specialist, the first since Jerome Mathis in 2007 (who would have thought).  

There's a late add for fullback depth, a new swing tackle with Rashad Butler down for the season, a new kicking duo than what tag-teamed to end last season.

Here's the coach leading into the pause before full assault on the most anticipated Texans season to date, the most hyped football season for Houston since the final days of Warren Moon.

Kubiak on keeping John Beck as the third quarterback:  "After what we went through last year (Schaub and Leinart injured in consecutive weeks), obviously it's a concern of mine going with two. I think John had a good camp.  We're going to make sure we got enough guys knowing our system moving forward so we don't get caught like we did last year and having to scramble in such a tough time.

More Kubiak on Beck:  "Every time I've given him a chance to move the ball at practice or to go into a preseason game, he's handled himself like a pro.  He has started some games in this league so it gives us a comfort zone there to fall back on."

Kubiak on supreme special teamer Trindon Holliday:  "We know he's been exceptional. Trindon's a lot better football player than he was the last two years. Trindon can go play on the offensive side of the ball.  I think he's a much more complete player as far as us finding ways to use him as a player.  But what he did throughout the course of this preseason was exceptional and his spot on this team was well earned."

Kubiak on the rebuilt right side of the offensive line:  "I don't think we're anywhere close to what we can be when it's all said and done.  I like our camp.  I think we've gotten better every time out. I think we got a couple of guys that are pushing people for play time, which makes your starters better.  I think the potential of the group is excellent.  We're not there yet, but that's why we're going to work here.  But I like the makeup of the group."

Kubiak on operating with just Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham at tight end:  "I think (starting fullback) James (Casey) gives us flexibility all over the place offensively and we'll continue to do that.  I'm expecting him to play extremely well."

Kubiak on the much-traveled anonymous third-year tackle Andrew Gardner, drafted signed released by the Dolphins in 2009, and since signed and released at various times by the Ravens, Vikings, Bengals and Texans all before the Texans brought him back last September for one officially active game in 2011:  "First off, when I got on the film I was very impressed with how he played (against the Vikings).  He was fighting for his (roster) life and he played well.  Obviously there's a situation when (Rashad) Butler goes down, it changes the dynamics of what we're doing and what we're putting together.  Now he's going to get an opportunity to show that he can handle that."

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