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The Dude Abides
04-11-2006, 06:43 PM
I'll update after he talks.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-11-2006, 06:44 PM
is on right now. Casserly is about to be interviewed.

aj.
04-11-2006, 06:44 PM
Radio or TV?

never mind... got it - didn't know the draft special was on

Kaiser Toro
04-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Radio or TV?

draft special on ESPN tv

The Dude Abides
04-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Television

Vinny
04-11-2006, 06:45 PM
Radio or TV?
espn tv...they are doing a draft show right now.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-11-2006, 06:45 PM
its on TV

mexican_texan
04-11-2006, 06:50 PM
Anyone notice Casserly is interviewed the most? Just in this past week, he was on some newspaper, PFT.com, ESPN, TSN, Playboy TV...

big homey
04-11-2006, 06:59 PM
I wouldn't expect too much.

PapaL
04-11-2006, 07:03 PM
is on right now. Casserly is about to be interviewed.

Anything interested on not previously stated?

LongBignasty1
04-11-2006, 07:06 PM
Casserly is on next, Talking about Bush. Then an analysis of Young.

tiger06
04-11-2006, 07:06 PM
Anyone notice Casserly is interviewed the most? Just in this past week, he was on some newspaper, PFT.com, ESPN, TSN, Playboy TV...


well we're the ones with the #1 pick

Tailgate
04-11-2006, 07:06 PM
They all mentioned that Reggie Bush might very well be the best player to come out in 15 years. They discredited any concern about durability, and can he handle 25 carries a game. Stating that he WONT have to carry the ball that many times a game because he will be able to do in 10-15 carries what others are doing with 25. Said Tiki Barber with blazing speed. Gave me goose bumps just listening to them talk about what might be in our FUTURE!!!

gtexan02
04-11-2006, 07:07 PM
I don't get it, I posted this thread, and then all of a sudden its changed to this?

kastofsna
04-11-2006, 07:11 PM
They all mentioned that Reggie Bush might very well be the best player to come out in 15 years. They discredited any concern about durability, and can he handle 25 carries a game. Stating that he WONT have to carry the ball that many times a game because he will be able to do in 10-15 carries what others are doing with 25. Said Tiki Barber with blazing speed. Gave me goose bumps just listening to them talk about what might be in our FUTURE!!!
yeah they didn't really say he COULD handle the 25 carries, they just said he won't have to.

The Dude Abides
04-11-2006, 07:12 PM
First off, I think Kiper's hair is more slicked back and greasy than ever.

They started off with some highlights of Reggie Bush and the usual talk of his positives on the field...

Then, they bring Casserly on....

"Explosion, big play ability, catch the ball, multiple positions are his strenghts, etc"
Weaknesses - Not necessarily a weakness but he played only X amount of plays at USC. Not a workhouse type of guy. On the other hand, can score on one touch. Want him on your side, not on the other.

Played a bite from Reggie Bush - talked about his visit with the Texans (nothing new)

"We have not made our final decision yet. Brought in Mario Williams, he's qualified for 1st pick in the draft. Lots of options, drafting, trading, etc."
"What would it take to trade - Don't want to move very far, have outlined what it is going to take to move down...

Asked about D'Brick - Said it's a possibilty. May address offensive line in later rounds.

Charlie was his usual chummy self. Nothing new.

Kaiser Toro
04-11-2006, 07:12 PM
Casserly is doing what he does best, being Cass. That was a show. He showed us everything but told us nothing.

Texans86
04-11-2006, 07:13 PM
Not a lot of new stuff, other than it sounded like we gave up on D'Brick. He seemed like he was leaning away from Young, Mario seemed more likely if not Bush. Said something about maybe a lineman later in the draft.

The Dude Abides
04-11-2006, 07:14 PM
ESPN brought Rick Spielman on to talk about that interview - Said texans are unlikely to trade down. Bush looks like their guy. More teams need QB over RB.

Mortensen - brings up local pressure on Houston regarding VY. Bush could stymie that pressure.

Tailgate
04-11-2006, 07:17 PM
yeah they didn't really say he COULD handle the 25 carries, they just said he won't have to.

Correct. Nor did they say he couldn't. Just canceled out the durabilty concern early with the comments.... Meaning if he COULD it would be a bonus.

Farough
04-11-2006, 07:25 PM
well we're the ones with the #1 pick

really?

tulexan
04-11-2006, 07:33 PM
How many players average 25 carries per game?

PapaL
04-11-2006, 07:36 PM
Not a lot of new stuff, other than it sounded like we gave up on D'Brick. He seemed like he was leaning away from Young, Mario seemed more likely if not Bush. Said something about maybe a lineman later in the draft.

The Mario comment seemed more like a trade down thing. I'm sure CC said something like that.

TreWardTxn
04-11-2006, 07:45 PM
They all mentioned that Reggie Bush might very well be the best player to come out in 15 years. They discredited any concern about durability, and can he handle 25 carries a game. Stating that he WONT have to carry the ball that many times a game because he will be able to do in 10-15 carries what others are doing with 25. Said Tiki Barber with blazing speed. Gave me goose bumps just listening to them talk about what might be in our FUTURE!!!

First off, it won't be 25 carries a game, it'll be 25 touches a game, and I can only assume that will include some punts and KRs to reach that #. But I don't get this, 'oh, he can get done in 15 carries what most backs get done with 25.' I don't think anybody is buying that. Tell me how great his vision is, his hands, cutting ability, but don't try to tell he's so great that he won't even have to play that much to be productive. And even if it were true, nobody wants a guy that's good for the first 12 touches, but not the last 12. I seriously hope they are underestimating his ability, because if that's the best they can come up with, it is not #1 worthy...

kastofsna
04-11-2006, 07:49 PM
they're not saying the first 15 will be good and the rest won't, they just mean they won't have to run him 25 times a game to be effective.

dat_boy_yec
04-11-2006, 07:51 PM
First off, it won't be 25 carries a game, it'll be 25 touches a game, and I can only assume that will include some punts and KRs to reach that #. But I don't get this, 'oh, he can get done in 15 carries what most backs get done with 25.' I don't think anybody is buying that. Tell me how great his vision is, his hands, cutting ability, but don't try to tell he's so great that he won't even have to play that much to be productive. And even if it were true, nobody wants a guy that's good for the first 12 touches, but not the last 12. I seriously hope they are underestimating his ability, because if that's the best they can come up with, it is not #1 worthy...

I think you got confused. They were alluding to the fact that even splitting carries he would produce the same #s as a full time back.

kastofsna
04-11-2006, 07:59 PM
merril hoge just said kellen clemens is a better QB prospect than matt leinart and vince young. actually, i don't disagree THAT much. certainly not better than leinart, but the potential is there. if he didn't get hurt this past season, he's a first rounder easily.

MasterC25
04-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Casserly also stated that although they haven't decided on the #1 pick, that they do not want to have to play against Reggie Bush. HINT HINT

tulexan
04-11-2006, 08:17 PM
i heard that too

swtbound07
04-11-2006, 08:18 PM
Casserly also stated that although they haven't decided on the #1 pick, that they do not want to have to play against Reggie Bush. HINT HINT

yawn....wake me up on the 29th when the smokescreens are down.

phan1
04-11-2006, 08:27 PM
Talking about Durability, I think work ethic also has a lot to do with it. My assumption could be totally unfounded, but it seems like people that are very much known for their work ethic (Jerry Rice, Rip Hamilton) rarely get injured, and it's been said that Bush has a fantastic work ethic. For example, Bush would never miss a game because of a pulled hammy (Jerome Mathis) or a pulled calf (AJ). He's too in shape for that crap. I don't think his weight (or the lack of) has anything to do with his duability.

I do worry about his up-right running style though. He's not a guy who runs with his shoulder-pads low. That is the only real legitimate, negative trait about Reggie Bush. All other negative traits are more based off of assumption than anything. People "assume" that he can't carry a full workload cause he didn't do it at USC. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he do that against Fresno St when the team actually needed him to carry a full work load? Oh sorry, he didn't get too many carries cause he took it 50 yards everytime he touched the ball. :drool:

swtbound07
04-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Talking about Durability, I think work ethic also has a lot to do with it. My assumption could be totally unfounded, but it seems like people that are very much known for their work ethic (Jerry Rice, Rip Hamilton) rarely get injured, and it's been said that Bush has a fantastic work ethic. For example, Bush would never miss a game because of a pulled hammy (Jerome Mathis) or a pulled calf (AJ). He's too in shape for that crap. I don't think his weight (or the lack of) has anything to do with his duability.

I do worry about his up-right running style though. He's not a guy who runs with his shoulder-pads low. That is the only real legitimate, negative trait about Reggie Bush. All other negative traits are more based off of assumption than anything. People "assume" that he can't carry a full workload cause he didn't do it at USC. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he do that against Fresno St when the team actually needed him to carry a full work load? Oh sorry, he didn't get too many carries cause he took it 50 yards everytime he touched the ball. :drool:


Where the heck did you get that information from?

phan1
04-11-2006, 09:13 PM
Where the heck did you get that information from?

Ummm... I got that from watching the Texans last season. ;) I could be wrong about AJ's pulled calf, but there was something wrong with his calf, and he likely pulled it. It definitely wasn't due to contact with another player. The point is that I don't see Reggie missing games due to self-injury. It would only come from full contact with another player.

aj.
04-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Everyone considered Earl Campbell a prime example of a RB who was run into the ground. During his heyday - his first four seasons when he gained 2/3 of his career rushing yards - he averaged 22.6 carries per game.

Texans_Chick
04-11-2006, 09:22 PM
Ummm... I got that from watching the Texans season. :-P I could be wrong about AJ's pulled calf, but there was something wrong with his calf, and he likely pulled it. It definitely wasn't due to contact with another player.


No more talking about physically fit athletes never pulling muscles. It is quite possible to be completely in shape but during the course of practice or play get pulls.

Your are trying to jinx Mr. Bush by suggesting that because he is in shape, he won't get hurt. IIRC, AJ was talking before last season being in the best shape of his life. Given that AJ had a 41 inch vertical jump at his combine, that is saying something. The man is a physical beast.

Technically, AJ's injury was in the back of the knee where it connects to the calf.

AND, from what I understand, one of the biggest risk factors for getting pulled hamstrings is being really fast. Seriously. That's what doc's say, but football teams gotta draft fast people.

BTW, if you have a pulled hamstring or the injury that AJ had, you will have to miss games if you are at a position requiring speed. As it is physically impossible to run. It is not a question of being a wuss.

kastofsna
04-11-2006, 09:55 PM
ESPN brought Rick Spielman on to talk about that interview - Said texans are unlikely to trade down. Bush looks like their guy. More teams need QB over RB.

Mortensen - brings up local pressure on Houston regarding VY. Bush could stymie that pressure.
remember, spielman is an idiot. for the dolphins he drafted CB jamar fletcher (despite having sam madison and patrick surtain on the roster) over QB drew brees, leaving the job soley to jay fiedler. this was just a few months after marino retired. makes sense. i won't even get into the a.j. feeley and lamar gordon trades. good lord.

phan1
04-11-2006, 09:56 PM
I still stand by the opinion that athletes that are as fit as they should be don't pull hammies. I think I'm wrong about AJ's injury though, as people did say it was a strange injury.

Texans_Chick
04-11-2006, 10:03 PM
I still stand by the opinion that athletes that are as fit as they should be don't pull hammies. I think I'm wrong about AJ's injury though, as people did say it was a strange injury.

Nobody knows what prevents hamstring injuries. Being fast is a risk factor.

Link: To post about hammies and scientific info. (http://www.houstontexans.com/fan_zone/messageboards/showthread.php?p=206745&highlight=#post206745)

If Bush hasn't had hamstring injuries in the past, that is a good thing.

infantrycak
04-11-2006, 10:28 PM
I still stand by the opinion that athletes that are as fit as they should be don't pull hammies. I think I'm wrong about AJ's injury though, as people did say it was a strange injury.

The track record of track athletes (clearly extremely fit people) pulling hammies is very significant. As Texans Chick says, it goes with speed (there are stretching issues involved to help prevent--something which Mathis for instance has supposedly not been good about) not being out of shape. IMO there is something to the first part of what you are saying--that dedicated hard working athletes tend to be injured less or to work thru injuries better, but IMO that doesn't mean you can turn around and conclude all injuries or certain types are a result of poor work ethic.

HJam72
04-12-2006, 05:23 AM
Getting back to the original topic, one thing I took out of it is that Ferguson will not be chosen #1. If we get him, it will be through a trade down. I still think it's Trade Down or Bush. Williams is being taken seriously, but I don't really see the Texans using the #1 on anyone but Bush, whether they should or not.

nunusguy
04-12-2006, 07:09 AM
"Apparently, one of the biggest risk factors for pulling hammies is being a fast runner. And that some people are more inclined to get hamstring pulls than others."
The above is from a link by Texans Cick.
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Don't mean to try to split hairs here, but the precise reason for "sprinters" having a relatively large % of pulls is that they are running at top speed when
they compete, vs a middle distance (1500 meters - metric mile for example), or a more extreme example would be a marathon competitor. In other words, among track guys its unusual for Marathon guys to pull a groin muscle but not
at all unusual for 100 meter guys to suffer a pulled groin.

MorKnolle
04-12-2006, 09:43 PM
I still stand by the opinion that athletes that are as fit as they should be don't pull hammies. I think I'm wrong about AJ's injury though, as people did say it was a strange injury.

I would say not preparing yourself properly (i.e. eating properly and stretching before playing) is more of a factor in people pulling muscles than them not being fit.

threetoedpete
04-13-2006, 01:05 AM
Anyone notice Casserly is interviewed the most? Just in this past week, he was on some newspaper, PFT.com, ESPN, TSN, Playboy TV...
Yeah he's trin' to get someone to bite on the second coming of {pick your icon}. And not having too much luck. Everyone keeps spitting that lure back out. Keep chunking CC, someone's bound to bite.