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thunderkyss
03-26-2006, 03:24 PM
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How do you think DD will do in Kubiaks zone bloking system??

He's run for 1000yrds, or there abouts in his first three years in the NFL.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news_images/players/davis/davis_td_titans112804.jpg

When I watch this guy run, I think he can be the next Emitt Smith. While the Offensive line has helped him in the past, I think he'll flourish behind Kubiak's line. 1600 yards, easy. I believe his injury problems are behind him. First, because of better conditioning, and experience in the NFL. Second, because he won't be getting tackled as often by 250-300 lbs defensive linemen. I think DD has the vision Kubiak likes to see in his running backs, DD will get into the secondary more often, and punish those little guys. HE will shock and awe many many Texans fans.

TexansTrueFan
03-26-2006, 03:26 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/wpimages/davis/davis_rush_jets101903.jpg

How do you think DD will do in Kubiaks zone bloking system??

He's run for 1000yrds, or there abouts in his first three years in the NFL.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news_images/players/davis/davis_td_titans112804.jpg

When I watch this guy run, I think he can be the next Emitt Smith. While the Offensive line has helped him in the past, I think he'll flourish behind Kubiak's line. 1600 yards, easy. I believe his injury problems are behind him. First, because of better conditioning, and experience in the NFL. Second, because he won't be getting tackled as often by 250-300 lbs defensive linemen. I think DD has the vision Kubiak likes to see in his running backs, DD will get into the secondary more often, and punish those little guys. HE will shock and awe many many Texans fans.


ur my new best friend :ok: i think D.D has potential to be one of the best RBs in the league. but alot of people dont seem to think so !

The Dude Abides
03-26-2006, 03:46 PM
I like DD. I hope that him only playing in 11 games last year will be the last time that happens. He seems to always be playing with some type of injury.

LORK 88
03-26-2006, 03:49 PM
Good, I thought I was the only one who still like DD!! If he can gain over 3000 yards in 3 seasons with our O Line, imagine what he can do in the new system!!

tulexan
03-26-2006, 03:50 PM
DD will get into the secondary more often, and punish those little guys. HE will shock and awe many many Texans fans.


And then get caught by the big guys after 15 yards.

RB5
03-26-2006, 04:05 PM
Yeah, it pains me to think that we're very likely to use the first pick in the draft on someone who plays the same position as our best player. Still like DD and I think Bush could make him more effective. He may not go for 1500 yards but I'm willing to bet he'll get more ypc and make it through the whole season healthy.

And with Bush in the slot and a solid TE, maybe less attention will be paid to Davis coming out of the backfield. Whatever happens, I hope he's still a big part of the offense.

el toro
03-26-2006, 04:13 PM
Adding Bush plus the other additions this offseason will give opposing defenses plenty to fear. Not only will you have Bush in the backfield and threat to go to the slot on multiple downs but you have an actual receiving TE. Add a couple of wideouts and either DD or Cook in the backfield and you should have a fairly potent offense.

The addition of Bush should lighten the load on DD a little and also draw some defensive attention away from him. All told it should be a great thing for the team. That is, if you aren't wearing burnt-orange glasses.

Runner
03-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Good, I thought I was the only one who still like DD!! If he can gain over 3000 yards in 3 seasons with our O Line, imagine what he can do in the new system!!

I'm not sure he'll gain much more in the new system - other players will finally be carrying some of the load. Now he may very well get his 1000 on fewer carries, and that's a good thing.

travfrancis
03-26-2006, 05:01 PM
i think dom davis is a great fit for the zone blocking scheme, should be a good year for him.

Kaiser Toro
03-26-2006, 05:25 PM
It is unamusing that the Kubiak effect will only take hold on Carr. I think DD will be the greatest benefactor of the Kubiak addition.

We have a proven known commodity in DD that we just signed to a new contract and have a very nice change of pace back in Morency. Kubiak has had success in working with late round picks at RB and OL. We should use this knowledge to build the defense at the top of the draft.

DominickDavisFan76
03-26-2006, 06:03 PM
And then get caught by the big guys after 15 yards.

I like dominick davis, if u dont believe me, check my name.

the reason that I quoted his words is that he said he qould get caught after 15 yards....Ummmm Ill take 15 yards on every run play wouldnt u?:cool:

run-david-run
03-26-2006, 06:05 PM
I like DD. I hope that him only playing in 11 games last year will be the last time that happens. He seems to always be playing with some type of injury.
The thing is, most of his injuries are as a result of over use. Last year he had fluid build up in his knee, ussually running backs get that injury because they get used too much. It also happened to be right after the Indy game where he had 22 caries in the first half. We really had nothing resembeling a 2 back system. Jonathon wells had less then 30 carries had DD not gotten hurt and he would have had about 2 carries a game, on a running team! If Kubes splits a little of the work between DD, Morency and Wells, we dont need Bush.

thunderkyss
03-26-2006, 06:49 PM
And then get caught by the big guys after 15 yards.


That's good........ we'll win the T.O.P. game as well.

We need to teach DD to do that thing Michael Irvin used to do after his 11 yard catch, when the DBs thought they did something...........



FIRST DOWN.....

DominickDavisFan76
03-26-2006, 06:52 PM
Ok so we have all come to a conclusion that DD is going to be a pro bowler as long as he gets a decent OL, because he will make the DBs fall trying to tackle him.

Bobo
03-26-2006, 06:53 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/wpimages/davis/davis_rush_jets101903.jpg

How do you think DD will do in Kubiaks zone bloking system??

He's run for 1000yrds, or there abouts in his first three years in the NFL.
http://www.houstontexans.com/news_images/players/davis/davis_td_titans112804.jpg

When I watch this guy run, I think he can be the next Emitt Smith. While the Offensive line has helped him in the past, I think he'll flourish behind Kubiak's line. 1600 yards, easy. I believe his injury problems are behind him. First, because of better conditioning, and experience in the NFL. Second, because he won't be getting tackled as often by 250-300 lbs defensive linemen. I think DD has the vision Kubiak likes to see in his running backs, DD will get into the secondary more often, and punish those little guys. HE will shock and awe many many Texans fans.

Seems like you are politicking for Davis simply because you want them to draft Vince rather than Bush. Personally, I hope they somehow trade the pick and get tons of draft choices for it so they can get a bunch of guys and play spaghetti. In other words, throw the noodles on the wall until something sticks.

Kaiser Toro
03-26-2006, 06:55 PM
Ok so we have all come to a conclusion that DD is going to be a pro bowler as long as he gets a decent OL, because he will make the DBs fall trying to tackle him.

You have pretty much tagged the lowest common denominator of every critique of an offensive player post/thread that we have on this board.

Bubbajwp
03-26-2006, 06:58 PM
3195 yds in three years isnt hardly a Pro bowl RB.

ClintonPortis26
03-26-2006, 06:59 PM
Depends if they draft reggie and start him...


Reggie Bush: 1,100-1,450 Yards 6-14 Touchdowns
Domanick Davis: 1304-1575 Yards 7-13 Touchdowns

If you somhow got your hands on DeAngelo Williams...yea...

DeAngelo Williams: 1,400-1600 Yards 8-15 Touchdowns

DeAngelo Williams seems like the best running back in this draft and the perfect fit for Kubiaks system.

Bubbajwp
03-26-2006, 07:01 PM
That's good........ we'll win the T.O.P. game as well.

We need to teach DD to do that thing Michael Irvin used to do after his 11 yard catch, when the DBs thought they did something...........



FIRST DOWN.....
So not scoring so we can win T. O. P. is going to help us win how?

keyfro
03-26-2006, 07:17 PM
DD is going to flourish in kubiak's system not because he's the best back for the system but because reggie bush will be taking about 10-15 carries away from him...he might not like that...some of his most loyal fans might not like that...but in the long run splitting carries with bush is going to do wonders for his career here in houston

Bubbajwp
03-26-2006, 07:18 PM
DD is going to flourish in kubiak's system not because he's the best back for the system but because reggie bush will be taking about 10-15 carries away from him...he might not like that...some of his most loyal fans might not like that...but in the long run splitting carries with bush is going to do wonders for his career here in houston
Its going to do wonders for both of their careers.

thunderkyss
03-26-2006, 07:19 PM
Seems like you are politicking for Davis simply because you want them to draft Vince rather than Bush. Personally, I hope they somehow trade the pick and get tons of draft choices for it so they can get a bunch of guys and play spaghetti. In other words, throw the noodles on the wall until something sticks.

Kinda.... I've always said that it doesn't make sense to draft Reggie, since We have DD. I feel in the last few weeks, DD has gone almost forgotten, so I want to bring him back. I honestly think we are in a position to address what has really been our biggest problem..... Depth.

If we loose center, in the past we'll move our left Gaurd to center, our left Tackle to gaurd, and put a backup in at LT..... that's just goofy to me.

Now we have a Probowl Center, and a promising backup. We have a solid(IMHO) LT, a two starting Gaurds, and hopefully a starting right takle. I think we have good backups to play gaurd, but I'd like to see an up and coming Right tackle........ I'm totally fine with drafting a LT and using him as our backup tackle on either side.

But if we are going to waste the first pick, and not address a dire need, at least get us a better option for our QB situation. Vince, Cutler, Omar McNeil.


So not scoring so we can win T. O. P. is going to help us win how?

We'll score on the next down, or the one after that, or the one after that.

Bubbajwp
03-26-2006, 07:20 PM
Kinda.... I've always said that it doesn't make sense to draft Reggie, since We have DD. I feel in the last few weeks, DD has gone almost forgotten, so I want to bring him back. I honestly think we are in a position to address what has really been our biggest problem..... Depth.

If we loose center, in the past we'll move our left Gaurd to center, our left Tackle to gaurd, and put a backup in at LT..... that's just goofy to me.

Now we have a Probowl Center, and a promising backup. We have a solid(IMHO) LT, a two starting Gaurds, and hopefully a starting right takle. I think we have good backups to play gaurd, but I'd like to see an up and coming Right tackle........ I'm totally fine with drafting a LT and using him as our backup tackle on either side.

But if we are going to waste the first pick, and not address a dire need, at least get us a better option for our QB situation. Vince, Cutler, Omar McNeil.




We'll score on the next down, or the one after that, or the one after that.
And if we dont.

thunderkyss
03-26-2006, 07:23 PM
And if we dont.

WE'll score on the one after that.

Bubbajwp
03-26-2006, 07:24 PM
WE'll score on the one after that.
Oh I see.

newbiefan
03-26-2006, 07:32 PM
lol, agree to disagree, ur argument is silly

TexansTrueFan
03-26-2006, 08:03 PM
3195 yds in three years isnt hardly a Pro bowl RB.


considering that not many players have gained a 1,000 yrds in each of their first 3 seasons, and D.D fell less than a 100 to making it 3 in a row. yeah he has been banged up, but like others have been saying, when he is the only thing that works on a team they over use him and YES that will lead to injury, if we can spread the ball around more than i think D.D will have no prob making through a whole season.

TexanBorn51
03-26-2006, 08:31 PM
DD rules with yardage even with the weak OL that they have had and that says something in itself. I think he is one the best running backs in the NFL. Now with good draft picking some OL, a WR, a TE here and there, and minus the backs(and Reggie too) and the QB, I think that equals to about five players just on the offense not including the free agency pickups and who they will keep. Throw a few more in for defense combined with a new improved coaching staff and there you may have not only a great offensive team with running backs like DD but a good all around winning healthy team. I think we're just looking at a few coach chosen players in the right positions and they will realize and perform with newborn winning attitude. And hey they have some good talented draft rounds to pick from this year and we still have the next few years too. We only need a few but we'll take alot if it's there right on man.

HOOK'EM
03-26-2006, 11:00 PM
.......Reggie,Reggie,Reggie! :yahoo:

thunderkyss
03-27-2006, 09:10 AM
DD rules with yardage even with the weak OL that they have had and that says something in itself. I think he is one the best running backs in the NFL. Now with good draft picking some OL, a WR, a TE here and there, and minus the backs(and Reggie too) and the QB, I think that equals to about five players just on the offense not including the free agency pickups and who they will keep. Throw a few more in for defense combined with a new improved coaching staff and there you may have not only a great offensive team with running backs like DD but a good all around winning healthy team. I think we're just looking at a few coach chosen players in the right positions and they will realize and perform with newborn winning attitude. And hey they have some good talented draft rounds to pick from this year and we still have the next few years too. We only need a few but we'll take alot if it's there right on man.

Great post.

TEXANRED
03-27-2006, 10:10 AM
Where we not already running the zone blocking scheme for the last three seasons?

I like DD. He is quick, athletic, a good receiver, and his legs are always pumping to get that extra yard. Add Bush to the mix, fast, athletic, good hands and has the ability to score from any where on the field.

How do you defense that? Not to mention having to game plan for AJ, Putzier, and Carrs mobility.

I belive we should run a split back field with both DD and Bush. Defense runs 8 in the box throw to AJ, if they drop 8 and double team AJ, move Bush as a receiver, pull Putzier as a full back and either run or throw depending on what your safeties and linebackers do.

That would just be one of many examples of what you could do with Bush and DD. I can't wait for this season to begin.

If nothing else, it should be exciting.

jerek
03-27-2006, 11:15 AM
We ran zone blocking last year. Similar to Denver's scheme.

If anything, Kubiak's OL personnel changes, as well as the fact that we can expect to have a legitimate passing attack this year to take the extra defenders out of the box on 1st and 2nd downs will help Davis.

Davis is a good back, always has been. He was probably overused last year (don't forget, in addition to his many run plays, he was essentially our #1 receiving option out of the backfield) which contributed to the injury issues. He is not blazing fast and yes can get caught from behind, but he is extremely elusive, gets very good yards after initial contact (often breaks that first tackle) and is very good at finding the hole and jetting through it. I wouldn't mind seeing him split carries with Bush, but I think he does a fine job and will look even better this year.

el toro
03-27-2006, 11:23 AM
So a Bush selection will help to reduce the burden on DD and make him more productive.

thunderkyss
03-27-2006, 12:28 PM
So a Bush selection will help to reduce the burden on DD and make him more productive.


That is true, but increased use of Morency & Wells would've done the same thing.

el toro
03-27-2006, 12:35 PM
Perhaps, but Bush gives you big play potential on every down and he can slide to the slot on just about any down.

texan279
03-27-2006, 12:45 PM
We've been running the same zone blocking scheme that Denver runs, even though it probably was not executed properly by Capers and Co. Although I think Davis is a good/serviceable back, I do not think he is/will be a great NFL RB.

TexanFanInCC
03-27-2006, 12:48 PM
ur my new best friend :ok: i think D.D has potential to be one of the best RBs in the league. but alot of people dont seem to think so !

we wont get 1000 yds if bush is drafted. i love DD alot though. he has great heart, great work ethic, great character, never will create a buzz, unselfish and ungreedy, and all the skills to boot. thats why i have proposed that we should keep him as the starting RB and use bush as the everyday 2nd WR and as a situational RB.

thunderkyss
03-27-2006, 12:51 PM
we wont get 1000 yds if bush is drafted. i love DD alot though. he has great heart, great work ethic, great character, never will create a buzz, unselfish and ungreedy, and all the skills to boot. thats why i have proposed that we should keep him as the starting RB and use bush as the everyday 2nd WR and as a situational RB.

I'm curious as to what the Reggie Faithful thinks about this idea...... I could be a true Reggie fan in this situation.

el toro
03-27-2006, 12:54 PM
I'm curious as to what the Reggie Faithful thinks about this idea...... I could be a true Reggie fan in this situation.

More or less that's been the idea. DD will still get plenty of carries to do his thing, with Bush lining up in the backfield as a decoy/threat to be a receiver, either coming out of the backfield or lining up in the slot. Add to that a couple of WRs (AJ and Moulds, anyone) and a solid receiving TE. That should keep defenses on their toes.

texan279
03-27-2006, 12:56 PM
If we primarily used Bush as a #2 WR, I seriously doubt we take him 1st overall...

Hawg
03-27-2006, 12:58 PM
we wont get 1000 yds if bush is drafted. i love DD alot though. he has great heart, great work ethic, great character, never will create a buzz, unselfish and ungreedy, and all the skills to boot. thats why i have proposed that we should keep him as the starting RB and use bush as the everyday 2nd WR and as a situational RB.

I totaly disagree with you on this one. You cant put a potential game breaker where he doesnt belong. When Reggie is lined up behing David he will do wonders for this offense. He has so much speed, cut back ability, and vision that it is stupid what he does to defenders. I do agree that is will be nice to see him line up outside a few times a game while DD lines up in the back feild. But for the most part you have to utilize Reggies skillz.

thunderkyss
03-27-2006, 01:12 PM
If we primarily used Bush as a #2 WR, I seriously doubt we take him 1st overall...

This is what I'm thinking. that along with being the #1, the money that goes with that, He'll be our primary back......... and if he's as good as people think he'll be, DD will be a second thought.... he'll either be content with being a backup in Houston, and never really flourishing, or he'll move on to another team which might not be as beneficial to him, as Kubiak coming to Houston will be.

Hardcore Texan
03-27-2006, 01:57 PM
DD is a great RB, I am glad he is going to be with us awhile.

I haven't heard anything about Wells, did he sign with anyone or is he definitely coming back?

DD will have a great year if he has someone to split the load with, it is hard to be durable when you are 65% of the offense, and look for that to change with an improved O-Line and a refurbished passing game.

I say we need a solid RB to compliment DD, split carries etc., maybe Bush? maybe trade down and Deangelo? and Morency is a very servicable back up. Leaving Wells out of the equation cause I don't know if he is coming back or not?

TheOgre
03-27-2006, 02:33 PM
I'm on record as not being that big of a DD fan. He is average at best IMO. I'd like an upgrade please.

TexanBorn51
03-27-2006, 08:48 PM
Hey thanks Thunderkyss for the great post compliment. It takes one to know one ya know bro, (check out my past 2006-2010 post for some other thought). Anyway may I add that a great offense is only complimented and valued by it's defense too. So with all our energy forming on this agreeable offense this is what I just read in today's HoustonTexans.com website news that helps relieve the energies to the defense scheme so they can concentrate even more on the offense and it goes like this,
"The Texans now have signed nine free agents, and re-signed another eight players, this off-season counting Monday’s transactions. Four of the nine free agents signed from other teams play on the defensive side of the ball, and seven of the eight players to re-sign also play on defense." Hell that tells me that already most FA and existing player picks mostly to defense and the upcoming draft towards offense players. Wow what a move as they are already playing good off the field and good picking strategy for the playing on the field.

Runner
03-27-2006, 08:55 PM
We've been running the same zone blocking scheme that Denver runs, even though it probably was not executed properly by Capers and Co.

The tackle tandem of Riley and Wade did not have the skill set most sought after for the zone blocking scheme; I'm not sure how the coaches expected the players to "execute" the scheme given the shackles in which they put the team.

twinkletwinkle
03-28-2006, 05:52 PM
Bush is Eric Metcalf 10 years removed. We should draft a real RB like DeAngelo Williams. That dude is a stud.

thunderkyss
03-29-2006, 12:01 AM
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We've been running the same zone blocking scheme that Denver runs, even though it probably was not executed properly by Capers and Co. Although I think Davis is a good/serviceable back, I do not think he is/will be a great NFL RB.


not exactly. our running game was an alteration of that system. Our boys are bigger, and weren't allowed to fine tune the art of the cut-block. Sometimes, the cutback lane was there, sometimes it wasn't.
We also had the majority of our boys playing out of position, and a passing game not worth thinking about.

texan279
03-29-2006, 12:23 AM
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not exactly. our running game was an alteration of that system. Our boys are bigger, and weren't allowed to fine tune the art of the cut-block. Sometimes, the cutback lane was there, sometimes it wasn't.
We also had the majority of our boys playing out of position, and a passing game not worth thinking about.

That was my point, the old coaching staff had the wrong players in place and did not run the zone blocking scheme properly, ie the lack of cut blocks. I'm not sure what you mean about the pass game.

thunderkyss
03-29-2006, 12:28 AM
That was my point, the old coaching staff had the wrong players in place and did not run the zone blocking scheme properly, ie the lack of cut blocks. I'm not sure what you mean about the pass game.

Oh..... Ok....

but it's not the same, and it wasn't a matter of execution. Our guys were told not to go for the knees...... they were told to block, we drafted bigger guys to fit our system, which was supposed to be an evolution of what was going on in Denver.

Our blocking was based on the Denver system, but wasn't supposed to be the same.

why worry about the passing game??

Rush the passer on third down.......... 'nuff said.

texan279
03-29-2006, 12:30 AM
Oh..... Ok....

but it's not the same, and it wasn't a matter of execution. Our guys were told not to go for the knees...... they were told to block.

why worry about the passing game??

Rush the passer on third down.......... 'nuff said.

I'm still not sure what you mean, but the zone blocking has nothing to do with our pass blocking if that is what you mean...

thunderkyss
03-29-2006, 12:33 AM
I'm still not sure what you mean, but the zone blocking has nothing to do with our pass blocking if that is what you mean...

OH, I see you're in defend Carr mode.

No, I'm not taking a shot at Carr. I'm saying you put eight men in the box, from first and 10, to 3rd and 21......... didn't matter.

thunderkyss
03-30-2006, 01:42 PM
Do you think people have such a low opinion of DD, simply because he was a 4th round pick, or is do you think that is part of what people really like about him??

twinkletwinkle
03-30-2006, 04:21 PM
I like that DD is a fourth rounder. Its blue collar. I really like DD's hands. He is an exceptional back. He does however get caught from behind. But I still like him.

thunderkyss
04-20-2006, 01:08 PM
I like that DD is a fourth rounder. Its blue collar. I really like DD's hands. He is an exceptional back. He does however get caught from behind. But I still like him.

I agree. Good Post.

Frills
04-20-2006, 01:19 PM
DD prediction for the 06 season...

He will be tackled from behind 4-5 times.

He's going...he's going...damn a D-lineman caught him

thunderkyss
04-20-2006, 01:23 PM
DD prediction for the 06 season...

He will be tackled from behind 4-5 times.

He's going...he's going...damn a D-lineman caught him

on the way to 1600 rushing yards, 380 recieving yards, and 20 TDs.

mancunian
04-22-2006, 06:45 PM
Good, I thought I was the only one who still like DD!! If he can gain over 3000 yards in 3 seasons with our O Line, imagine what he can do in the new system!!

There are still a few DD fans out here, though perhaps the some of the love has gone as he does seem to be injured a little too often.:)