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pittbull
03-06-2006, 10:16 AM
Don't be suprised if the Texans take a look at Antwan Randle El. I believe the Texans will do their best in Free Agency to bring in high character, winning attitude guys on offense and add playmakers to the offense. If something like this happens, it will also show their hand in the draft. With the addition of a really good #2 WR to compliment Johnson, it will be a lock that the Texans will go to the defense side of the ball or add Ferguson, via trading down. This would give the Texans movement in the draft and enable them to fill other voids in the team. Randle El won't be cheap, but he would be cheaper than Young or Bush. Randle El will bring speed at the #2, a pass catching WR, and allow them to line him up similar to what they would do with Bush. Don't get me wrong, I still want Bush and/or Mario Williams, but upgrading this offense would be a big help.
Arrington's price will not be cheap, but Denver thrived on it's LB unit for years, now the similar system touches ground in Space City. Arrington would bring the tenacity this team and city needs. Off the field, class act. My brother happens to be good friends with him, growing up in Pittsburgh, but on the field, nothing but pure havoc and always has been since his days at North Hills High School. With Peek and Arrington on the same field, along with Robaire Smith and Johnson's attitude up front, and the illest CB on the planet, Dante Robinson, this team may start to have a heart beat on defense.Opposing RB's and Wr's will start to think about getting hit by us again, rather than going through holes like swiss cheese. Hit a guy once and he'll think about it the next time. The attitude will change instantly and be considered on the the most feared hitting teams around. Since the beginning of our beloved franchise, I think we have been soft on D, and our conference does not like to hit. (Colts can't beat a team that hits on D, look at how they fare against the Jag's). The defensvie attitude will actually carry over to the offense and eventually the crowd. We need more passion, and this guy will help establish it.
Last, pray for a higher salary cap. If this happens, all our dreams may come true this spring and summer, getting alot of the pieces of the puzzle we need!:stirpot:

cap1
03-06-2006, 10:25 AM
puts spaces between your paragraphs please.

I would love to add Randel El, but I don't think that he will come to this team.

mexican_texan
03-06-2006, 03:40 PM
puts spaces between your paragraphs please.

I would love to add Randel El, but I don't think that he will come to this team.
I believe he will stay in Pitt or go to the Chicago Bears and play for the hometown team, but I see no reason for him to come to Houston.

Arrington, however, will use us for leverage if history repeats itself. Then again, I don't really think that many teams with money to spend would be interested.

tulexan
03-06-2006, 04:20 PM
Wouldn't his hometown team be the Colts because he is from Indiana?

TreWardTxn
03-06-2006, 04:30 PM
Don't get me wrong, I think Randle El is one of the most versatile football players and better athletes on an NFL field today. But why would the Texans want a guy who has never been a solid #2 threat as a receiver. He caught more passes last year in the slot than he did after Burress left and being the #2, big plays, no doubt. Either way, we have a punt returner, have a #2 who is just as reliable, and there's no point in paying big FA $ for a guy who can throw in a trick pass every now and then. Save those dollars for Arrington...

ubecool454
03-06-2006, 04:38 PM
Wouldn't his hometown team be the Colts because he is from Indiana?
Randle El is from Harvey illinois..he played his college ball at Indiana.:ok:

Grid
03-06-2006, 04:54 PM
Randle El will stay in Pittsburgh. Id put money on it.

ArlingtonTexan
03-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.

DaveCarr@andrejohnson.net
03-06-2006, 05:37 PM
Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.
Yeh. he is loosing his game a little
plus if he is "a big name" why in the world would he want to go here

YoungTexanFan
03-06-2006, 07:38 PM
Yeh. he is loosing his game a little
plus if he is "a big name" why in the world would he want to go here

New hope. Money thrown wildely at him.

I am under the impression that he is a very conceited and selfish man. He seems like the kind of player who will "cut off his nose to spite his face." I also don't see too many teams way under the cap throwing a lot of money at him.

Imagine: We sign him AND draft Ahmad Brooks in the Supp. draft. That LB group would be SICK!!!

Wong/Orr/Greenwood -------Brooks/Wong --------Arrington------



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YoungTexanFan
03-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Arrington has not lost his game, the guy is the Jevon Kearse of LBs.

Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.

YoungTexanFan
03-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.

Please explain to me how so?

The Dude Abides
03-06-2006, 09:21 PM
Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.

Why would one of the TOP defenses in the leauge hold him back??

thunderkyss
03-06-2006, 09:41 PM
Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.

I think the word on him, was Maverick... a little too much of a playmaker, which led him to finding himself out of position, and putting his team mates in bad situations.....

If he does come to Houston, I hope he comes with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove people wrong........

ArlingtonTexan
03-06-2006, 09:58 PM
Please explain to me how so?

To be the most dominate player in the league, you actually have to play regularly. Playing within the scheme is a part of the deal. Arrington does not and is far enough in his career where I don't want to banking on him all of a sudden becoming a disciplined enough player.

Koolbrz
03-06-2006, 10:05 PM
I think the word on him, was Maverick... a little too much of a playmaker, which led him to finding himself out of position, and putting his team mates in bad situations.....

If he does come to Houston, I hope he comes with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove people wrong........


I believe he will come with a chip on his shoulder. The dude has a nasty attittude on the field and you said it he is a playmaker. Would love to have him here. Only time will tell.

Tha_Tinman
03-06-2006, 10:16 PM
Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.

I like Arrington and I hope our team pursues him ...but you guys are laying it on a lil thick.

He's had two knee surgeries ...he lost his starting job ...he only played 4 games in '04 ...last year he only had 1 sack and 1 interception.

I don't know about THE most dominant but playing here would definitely give him an opportunity to re-invent himself.

My favorite thing about the guy is that he actually "dated" Serena Williams! I say sign the guy on that stat alone, lol.

F-minus67
03-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Arrington is an amazing player, but he likes to freelance to much and blows assignments. He is a great passrusher and does cover a lot of ground. Even though he is an OLB, could he play MLB? Didn't he play MLB in college?

Texas_Thrill
03-07-2006, 08:09 AM
I have to agree with most said above about Arrington.

Amazing athlete. Could be in the mix for comeback player of the year if he returns to old form.

Problem is you have to build your defense around is lack of discipline to play within the scheme. He's the kind of player that makes Reverses look great b/c he didn't stay at home on the backside but could come free on a freelance blitz sack the qb cause a fumble scoop it up and score.

Gotta take the good with the bad. Question is ....will it be more good than bad?

pittbull
03-07-2006, 10:54 AM
Sorry everyone, I put spaces in the paragraph, but it didn't come off that way. As for Arrington being a maverick, always has been, but some coaches don't know how to use his talent. He's like a LT. Let him make plays. The leauge will alow a guy on offense to do it, let this guy roam within a defensive scheme and do his thing. Joe Paterno didn't want to play him, because he was too athletically gifted and Arrington became frustrated. This came from the words of another PSU linebacker.....Brandon Short.

AtheGreat
03-07-2006, 11:43 AM
LaVar may be what the doctor ordered. Other than DRob, i haven't seen too many players on the D that are very aggressive. we could use some guys that get crazy and make something happen. We were one of the last teams in the NFL in creating turnovers on defense. Maybe an Arrington-spark would ignite our D to their full potential (though im sure Kubes will help a bunch too).

Snapple
03-08-2006, 10:13 PM
I think Arrington still has the fire to be a playmaker.

I mean look what he just did. He gave up 4 million guaranteed dollars because he would rather be a starter somewhere else than a rich backup. That's the kind of spirit I want on my team.

Besides, it couldn't hurt us to have just a LITTLE bit of name value, because right now we basically have none.

Bubbajwp
03-08-2006, 10:15 PM
I think Arrington still has the fire to be a playmaker.

I mean look what he just did. He gave up 4 million guaranteed dollars because he would rather be a starter somewhere else than a rich backup. That's the kind of spirit I want on my team.

Besides, it couldn't hurt us to have just a LITTLE bit of name value, because right now we basically have none.
Now that were around 14 million under the cap I dont see any reason why they shouldnt take a chance on him.

MorKnolle
03-08-2006, 10:33 PM
Now that were around 14 million under the cap I dont see any reason why they shouldnt take a chance on him.

I'm sure Arrington already has a deal lined up. As one of my friends pointed out a couple days ago, you don't pay a team $4 million to release you unless you've already talked with a team and have a high-paying deal worked out there. Rumor has it that he is likely headed to the Giants.

TEXANS84
03-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Arrington has stated he'd like to stay somewhere in the NFC East, preferrably with the Giants or Eagles.

outofhnd
03-08-2006, 11:08 PM
The last player you want as a MLB is a maverick he is responsible for everyones assignment not to mention his own...

I say Leave him alone... Lets get a DE who has experience in the 4-3 scheme to help mentor Babin or Peek whoever they decide.

And a TE like Jeb Putzier...

stevo3883
03-09-2006, 12:22 AM
I wouldnt mind getting a guy in his athletic prime that is multi-pro bowler.

we have money. pay the man, hes no buchanon, he'll play.

outofhnd
03-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Yea but with our Free Agent curse, hell end up playing horribly..

Long-Spurs-Texan
03-09-2006, 01:08 AM
My favorite thing about the guy is that he actually "dated" Serena Williams! I say sign the guy on that stat alone, lol.

So did this Tool. I hear he can zone block though... :pigfly:

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