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dhaNim
03-31-2006, 01:08 PM
According to Len Pasquarelli on ESPN Insider the Texans are pursuing WR Jerome Pathon.

The Texans are interested in signing Pathon. Pathon, who worked out for Houston coaches and team officials on Thursday, played sparingly for the Falcons last season, catching only one pass in eight games.

tulexan
03-31-2006, 01:09 PM
Is this a backup plan to Moulds?

whiskeyrbl
03-31-2006, 01:10 PM
Has to be. Don't see getting another WR in FA if we sign Moulds.

Texas
03-31-2006, 01:10 PM
I really hope we dont sign him...Hes decent and all but we really need to focus on getting moulds and then building through the draft while still being able to save some cap space.

kiwitexansfan
03-31-2006, 01:11 PM
It better be, and not a very good one.... I think Pathon would come here as a 4th WR behind AJ, Walter and Mathis

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-31-2006, 01:12 PM
According to Len Pasquarelli on ESPN Insider the Texas are pursuing WR Jerome Pathon.


This makes no sense at all. The only reason I would think this would be is if there was any hint of doubt that moulds may fall through. AND NO, before you ask, Pathon is not better than Moulds, but maybe they are looking for a backup plan to add more experience WR as depth for a need now mentality, versus using on rookies to bring them up slowly.

This tells me they want the WR this year to be done through FA and use the Draft to get Offensive Lineman and other positions to add depth and get a couple starters in the draft.

TheRealJoker
03-31-2006, 01:14 PM
Maybe they are looking at Pathon as a replacement to Armstrong. Who is about to be signed by the Patriots last I read.

bckey
03-31-2006, 01:15 PM
It's probably just a ploy to get Buffalo thinking that the Texans might be willing to walk away from the Moulds deal and sign someone else. Sort of push them into taking the 5th rounder. Didn't Philly only offer a 6th? I'm kind of surprised that no other teams have really shown much interest in Moulds. I can't see where Buffalo has any leverage against us.

dhaNim
03-31-2006, 01:16 PM
this may me just incase we lose armstrong. it cant be a backup to the moulds deal. i dont think you can consider pathon a #2 receiver. if we got him, it would probably be for the vet minimum. should have nothing to do with the moulds deal.
he worked out for us yesterday. by then i think our FO was pretty sure they were getting moulds. The moulds deal is essentially done. the only reason its not going to be until monday is because the bulk of our regime has gone to california for USC's proday. They will be back on monday.

michaelm
03-31-2006, 01:17 PM
According to Len Pasquarelli on ESPN Insider the Texas are pursuing WR Jerome Pathon.



What's the date on the story?
also, is there a link? I suppose not since it's an insider story.

Buffi2
03-31-2006, 01:19 PM
AND NO, before you ask, Pathon is not better than Moulds..

I guess not! Pathon was with the Colts 4 years, Saints 3 years (Never a good thing) and the Falcons last year. Moulds worst receiving stats are still better by far than Pathon's. Unless Kubiak sees something the stats aren't saying - something is not quite right.

You could be correct in that we are looking for some depth at WR and Pathon is a warm body one can get relatively cheaply. :confused:

el toro
03-31-2006, 01:19 PM
Probably a backup plan for Moulds or Armstrong.

I'd like to see them looking at FA linemen and DBs, if there's still cap room.

dhaNim
03-31-2006, 01:21 PM
What's the date on the story?
also, is there a link? I suppose not since it's an insider story.
The date is todays. i pretty much posted exactly what the report said. i gave you the source as well. i can give you the link but you would have to sign in to see it.

if you goto espn insider's rumor central there may be a chance where you can see pathon and the Texans under interested without signing in, but it wont give you the article.

TexanSam
03-31-2006, 01:23 PM
I think it's a backup plan in case Armstrong is released. I would see Pathon ahead of Mathis.

Vinny
03-31-2006, 01:24 PM
Pathon isn't a starting caliber player so he isn't a backup plan to Moulds. What Pathon is, is a veteran WR who can make plays and understands the NFL. Decent quality depth is one thing we really have never had since we are just now busting out of being an 'expansion' team. Mathis is a LONG way from being a reliable WR imo.

Mike Kerns
03-31-2006, 01:27 PM
Perhaps Kubiak is thinking of only using Mathis as solely a return/special teams guy?

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-31-2006, 01:27 PM
I think it's a backup plan in case Armstrong is released. I would see Pathon ahead of Mathis.


I wonder if that would put Mathis as their exclusive KR PR specialist because he is so fast. Because you would figure

#1 AJ
#2 Moulds
#3 Walter
#4 Pathon
#5/KR PR Mathis

Texans Pride
03-31-2006, 01:29 PM
This guy has nothing to do with Moulds at all. He is a backup/reserve

BigBull17
03-31-2006, 01:29 PM
Probably a backup plan for Moulds or Armstrong.

I'd like to see them looking at FA linemen and DBs, if there's still cap room.

There making all these moves to allow them to go after DBs and OL in the draft. They notice the decent depth and potential at OL and DB and want to use their good picks on them and not use high picks on so-so WR.

dhaNim
03-31-2006, 01:30 PM
I wonder if that would put Mathis as their exclusive KR PR specialist because he is so fast. Because you would figure

#1 AJ
#2 Moulds
#3 Walter
#4 Pathon
#5/KR PR Mathis
I might actually put Pathon ahead of Walter right now, atleast until we see some production from him.

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-31-2006, 01:39 PM
Your right......


Not even close. he is a better WR than Pathon, hands down. The reason Pathon has kept moving team to team is because he is not even making the 4/5 WR spots at the end of his contracts. That is not improving from year to year. That is what Kevin has done.

Texans did not pay Kevin the money they did to be where youa re suggesting him to be. They will place him in at #3 and let him prove he is worthy of being the #2 (and no I did not say he is better than Moulds, so don't even post it).

AJExplosion80
03-31-2006, 01:45 PM
I think Pathon would be just a depth move because of injury's so they aren't stuck with no one playing if someone gets injured. He would probably just be like a #4 or #5 option to push Mathis probably I would think.

Mailman04
03-31-2006, 01:46 PM
Guys, i read somewhere early in the week some WRs and OLM were going to workout for the Texans on Thursday. That was way before this Moulds deal really got hot. From what I hear, they like Pathon from that group and it would be a cheap contract in case Armstrong left, but this has nothing to do with Moulds one way or other. If Pathon is cheap, he would jump into WR competition and wouldn't be bad to have if Armstrong leaves.

Texans34Life
03-31-2006, 01:58 PM
He would be a good #3 for our squad, right?

Also, according to this depth chart:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/hou/depthchart

...it's showing Mathis as our backup backup. Why is that? He's only our return man and not a WR?

bigTEXan8
03-31-2006, 01:59 PM
I thought Pathon was a speed guy? Don't the Texans already have that in Mathis?

tulexan
03-31-2006, 02:01 PM
Because he isn't a very good receiver yet.

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-31-2006, 02:05 PM
He would be a good #3 for our squad, right?

Also, according to this depth chart:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/hou/depthchart

...it's showing Mathis as our backup backup. Why is that? He's only our return man and not a WR?

He would be the #4 WR, behind Walter

Bearfan Blue and Orange
03-31-2006, 02:06 PM
I said this because of the situation with Moulds if that goes through. Not thinking as of today depth chart. Sorry

keyfro
03-31-2006, 02:19 PM
pathon might actually just be brought in for competition not as a back-up plan just so kubiak has more options at the receiver position during training camp

Vinny
03-31-2006, 02:43 PM
Not even close. he is a better WR than Pathon, hands down. Mathis is not going to start and he has a LONG way to go before he is a legit NFL WR (even in the slot). Pathon has 62 starts with 260 catches for 3350 yards and a 12.9 ypc. He is quality depth at WR as opposed to Mathis who has shown bad hands and is still considered very raw when it comes to playing the WR in the NFL.

dat_boy_yec
03-31-2006, 07:03 PM
This must be some sort of early April fool's joke.

awtysst
03-31-2006, 07:12 PM
I wonder if that would put Mathis as their exclusive KR PR specialist because he is so fast. Because you would figure

#1 AJ
#2 Moulds
#3 Walter
#4 Pathon
#5/KR PR Mathis


I kinda like this idea. If we draft Bush, I would hate to see him lining up as a punt or kick returner. I want him to be fresh out of the backfield, lining up in the slot, ow wherever Kubiack sees fit to play him. By making Mathis a permannt KR/PR it only helps us keep Bush fresh, which is important in a first round pick.

GhostRaider2006
03-31-2006, 07:12 PM
damn first thing I thought when I saw this thread is "Armstrongs gone". Oh well at least he is experienced and should come relatively cheap if they choose to pursue him.

TexanFanInCC
03-31-2006, 07:40 PM
I guess not! Pathon was with the Colts 4 years, Saints 3 years (Never a good thing) and the Falcons last year. Moulds worst receiving stats are still better by far than Pathon's. Unless Kubiak sees something the stats aren't saying - something is not quite right.

You could be correct in that we are looking for some depth at WR and Pathon is a warm body one can get relatively cheaply. :confused:

well the reason why moulds worst stats are better than pathons best is well when he was a saint, he played behind horn and stallworth. moulds has been a #1 reciever longer than pathon

outofhnd
03-31-2006, 09:21 PM
Pathon was in NO before Stallworth. Stallworth was drafted because pathon always gets hurt and never has produced at the level many thought he would.

Mailman04
03-31-2006, 09:28 PM
Where is Steve McKinney on that Depth Chart? HE should be at left guard instead of Weary shouldn't he?

mancunian
04-01-2006, 04:07 AM
I guess not! Pathon was with the Colts 4 years, Saints 3 years (Never a good thing) and the Falcons last year. Moulds worst receiving stats are still better by far than Pathon's. Unless Kubiak sees something the stats aren't saying - something is not quite right.

You could be correct in that we are looking for some depth at WR and Pathon is a warm body one can get relatively cheaply. :confused:

and he only joined the Falcons after he was cut by the Seahawks during training camp.

TexansCM
04-01-2006, 06:25 PM
Moulds...Done deal in a few days, but what about this story.

Texans pursuing Jerome Pathon
<Mar. 31> The Texans are interested in signing Pathon, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports. Pathon, who worked out for Houston coaches and team officials on Thursday, played sparingly for the Falcons last season, catching only one pass in eight games.

One word: Why??

Bearfan Blue and Orange
04-01-2006, 06:33 PM
Moulds...Done deal in a few days, but what about this story.

Texans pursuing Jerome Pathon
<Mar. 31> The Texans are interested in signing Pathon, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports. Pathon, who worked out for Houston coaches and team officials on Thursday, played sparingly for the Falcons last season, catching only one pass in eight games.

One word: Why??
WR Depth as Amrstrong may be gone to NE as they are talking as well. The moulds deal would solidify this
#1 AJ
#2 Moulds
#3 Walter
#4 Pathon
#5/PR/KR Mathis
What do they all have in common??? They all have NFL experience which is what Carr needs along with an OLine to protect him for 2.5-3 seconds

TexanFan881
04-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Pathon did decent in New Orleans if I remember correctly a few years ago...

I don't think he will be a bad addition, and I wouldn't mind having him. If he's not good enough to make the team, we cut him. Otherwise we have another decent reciever on our team and there's nothing wrong with a little competition.