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texansfaninla
03-20-2006, 04:21 PM
Is there a reason why we're not going after Lavar Arrington in free agency?

kbourda
03-20-2006, 04:22 PM
Is there a reason why we're not going after Lavar Arrington in free agency?

Maybe because he signed with the G-Men already. Giants!

texansfaninla
03-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Please post a link - I haven't seen that yet...

TexanFan881
03-20-2006, 04:29 PM
Please post a link - I haven't seen that yet...

The Giants were pretty close to signing him but I don't think they ever did. The Bengals are reportedly interested in signing him:
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060320/SPT02/603200360/1066/SPT
(look on the right side)

The reason we haven't looked at him: money.

GP
03-20-2006, 04:35 PM
Read a story about him.

Coaches and teammates are seriously concerned about his long-term health because he just hits so hard that he endangers himself.

They say he knocks himself out (or almost knocks himself out) sometimes because he's trying so hard to knock the other guy out.

On one hand, that's pretty cool and you want that on your team.

On the other hand, if the guy sustains multiple concussions because he's hitting way harder than others, and is doing it over an extended and consistent period of time, would you pay a guy that much if he's going to be next to Priest Holmes in the broadcast booth in 1-2 years?

I like his play. Just don't know that this team will EVER spend $$$ for LBs.

TexanBacker93
03-20-2006, 06:40 PM
I also don't think that he has the ability to play MLB. The team already has OLB and it's not the weakest link on the team. Julian Peterson might be a better prospect to try at MLB, but I seriously doubt that would happen.

YoungTexanFan
03-20-2006, 08:02 PM
I'm hoping the Texans start looking LB in FA. Julian Peterson and LaVar Arrington are both still available.

Grid
03-20-2006, 08:16 PM
yes... forget needs.. lets get someone whos name has been mentioned on sportscenter. That is what this team really needs.. more notable names.. that is what is REALLY holding us back.

YoungTexanFan
03-20-2006, 08:32 PM
yes... forget needs.. lets get someone whos name has been mentioned on sportscenter. That is what this team really needs.. more notable names.. that is what is REALLY holding us back.

No, but both Peterson and Arrington can play MLB and both can cover sideline to sideline. They are talented, thats why they are mentioned on Sportscenter. Name recognition be damned, I want talent.

Grid
03-20-2006, 08:40 PM
everyone in the NFL is talented. Id rather get someone talented who wont cost us the rest of our cap space.

Both are OLBs as well... we dont need Olb.

We dont need any OLBs
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stevo3883
03-20-2006, 09:14 PM
everyone in the NFL is talented. Id rather get someone talented who wont cost us the rest of our cap space.

Both are OLBs as well... we dont need Olb.

We dont need any OLBs
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there are VERY few players as talented as Arrington, Peterson isnt far behind.

none of our linebackers have half the talent they do.

z0rpAn
03-20-2006, 09:14 PM
peterson is a leader. thats all i've got to say. I'm not positive, but I believe he is a MLB or has played the position.

TexanBacker93
03-20-2006, 11:32 PM
peterson is a leader. thats all i've got to say. I'm not positive, but I believe he is a MLB or has played the position.

He's played inside in the 3-4 before. I'd rather go with the experienced, cheaper, and better fit like Cowart. If the Texans had to pick between Peterson and Arrington I'd take Julian.

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-20-2006, 11:35 PM
there are VERY few players as talented as Arrington, Peterson isnt far behind.

none of our linebackers have half the talent they do.


If you could address your defensive tackle position, wouldn't that be more valuable to stop the run unlike last season.

Grid
03-20-2006, 11:46 PM
there are VERY few players as talented as Arrington, Peterson isnt far behind.

none of our linebackers have half the talent they do.


We dont need to spend all our cap space on one player at this time. Upgrade or not.. neither of these guys are needs.

gtexan02
03-20-2006, 11:54 PM
How can you say that LB is not a need of ours? Who do we have then? Greenwood is the only proven NFL caliber starting OLB that is healthy at the moment. Wong? Maybe, but coming off an injury like he had last year, who knows? Orr? He had a great 4-5 games at the end of the season playing pass rushing OLB in the 3-4. I would much rather have someone we can count on then the people we currently have. LB, whether ILB or OLB is a definite need for us

stevo3883
03-20-2006, 11:58 PM
If you could address your defensive tackle position, wouldn't that be more valuable to stop the run unlike last season.


what? we have too many tackles as it is.

stevo3883
03-20-2006, 11:59 PM
We dont need to spend all our cap space on one player at this time. Upgrade or not.. neither of these guys are needs.


they wouldnt cost all of our cap space...

Koolbrz
03-21-2006, 12:01 AM
I also don't think that he has the ability to play MLB. The team already has OLB and it's not the weakest link on the team. Julian Peterson might be a better prospect to try at MLB, but I seriously doubt that would happen.


Peterson signed a 54 mil dollor deal with the Seahawks. He is off the market making Arrington the top LB in FA. He will not come here because he has not even considered coming here.

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-21-2006, 12:04 AM
what? we have too many tackles as it is.

But I am talking about QUALITY tackles...

stevo3883
03-21-2006, 12:13 AM
But I am talking about QUALITY tackles...


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we have the 16th overall pick from last year on the bench. is that not quality?

outofhnd
03-21-2006, 12:13 AM
Whats wrong with our tackles?

Remember that with a whole new scheme, What we once considered scrubs could turn out better.

Since we will only need 2 of the tackles in at a time, with a good rotation they should be a lot more productive on the interior front.

Positions we need to address, in my estimation, MLB, Defensive backfield, Pass Rush DE, OLine.

We do not need Arrington nor does he wanna leave the NFC east he wants to play the redskins 2x a year. What we need is to become respectable with our key peices before we think of signing a big name player.

Grid
03-21-2006, 01:21 AM
Julian Peterson went for 54 million :P.. Arrington would cost something similar.


No..it wouldnt take all of our cap space.. we would still have enough room to sign our second day picks...maybe.

Texas
03-21-2006, 03:10 PM
We need a hard hitter like that. He would fit in the MLB spot easily. Then wong could get outside and Bamm we have a player runningbacks and tight ends and receivers are actually scared to get hit by!