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BillPeterson
08-13-2006, 12:59 PM
I am a native Houstonian who relocated to NO several years ago and was recently re-located back to Houston by my company due to the hurricane Katrina last year, and consider myself both a Saints fan and a Texan fan.Just wanted to get that out of the way. Ok, loved the zone blocking scheme implemented by Kubiak, I've seen it work in Denver, mad props. Loved the combination of speed, power,agility and plain old toughness and tenacity demonstrated by the rookie rb. Sage Rosenfelz(spelling?) seemed shaky at first, but soon settled in to put on a demonstration of leadership that reminded me of Troy Aikman-don't get me wrong-I'm not saying he's the next Troy Aikman or anything like that, I'm just saying he remained calm and demonstrated true leadership on the field, which is what the Texans sorely need. Alas, David Carr was the same old David. On the run from the snap, throwing into coverage, locking on to one receiver, last night it was Eric Moulds underneath. So, here we are-tough schedule ahead. I have a feeling it's gonna be a long season. So, now I guess I'm gonna go to the Saints board and gloat.:mario: Mario who? Did he play last night?

TexanBacker93
08-13-2006, 02:13 PM
Alas, David Carr was the same old David. On the run from the snap, throwing into coverage, locking on to one receiver, last night it was Eric Moulds underneath.

Carr was rolling out after the snap, not on the run. He threw to Moulds and Andre. I never got the impression he was locked into just 1 receiver. The pass the Andre that was almost intercepted was a poor decision. The long throw to Andre that was tipped by the LB was just a great play by the Chiefs. A little more touch maybe, but it wasn't a bad pass. Overall, I don't have the sense of impending doom that you feel.

Hulk75
08-13-2006, 02:26 PM
Carr was rolling out after the snap, not on the run. He threw to Moulds and Andre. I never got the impression he was locked into just 1 receiver. The pass the Andre that was almost intercepted was a poor decision. The long throw to Andre that was tipped by the LB was just a great play by the Chiefs. A little more touch maybe, but it wasn't a bad pass. Overall, I don't have the sense of impending doom that you feel.
On the ball that was almost picked, it looked like the RB that was supposed to freeze the Corner never got out there deep enough to hold the Corner for a second.

Cause if the Corner is stalled just for a second right there it is a good throw, maybe Carr was expecting him to.:cool:

OR maybe it was just not a throw he should try again.:cool:

TheRealJoker
08-13-2006, 02:26 PM
Its kinda scary how jealous Saints fans are that we took Mario out right from under them.

Titan "Tack" Fan
08-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Its kinda scary how jealous Saints fans are that we took Mario out right from under them.

No they aren't. Saints fans couldn't be more happy that the Texans passed on Reggie. Find one Saints fan who doesn't want Reggie ... not gonna happen.

Tx'nFanLostInSkinCountry
08-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Its kinda scary how jealous Saints fans are that we took Mario out right from under them.
MY friend you have taken the words right out of my mouth. Has been said on other threads that Mario was on NO draft board as their #1 had we taken Bush, IMO that why we took him and did not trade down(not that we had many offers to trade down) But with so many 'ants fans coming to our board I'm starting to think thay are kind of jealous.

Ryan
08-13-2006, 02:39 PM
domt come back here again..go back to the saints mb!! maybe next year you can get adrian peterson with the first overall pick next year!

NoBullTexan
08-13-2006, 02:44 PM
Oh, yes, and I'm sure you'er glad your "tacks" lost to that same New Orleans team last night? Hey ticky, take your "tack" butt back to your own board - or did they ban you?

texan279
08-13-2006, 02:56 PM
Man come on, titan fan didn't do anything, him and the original poster were just stating their opinions, they werent trolling or anything, some of our own fans in this post are acting like trolls...

Titan "Tack" Fan
08-13-2006, 02:59 PM
Man come on, titan fan didn't do anything, him and the original poster were just stating their opinions, they werent trolling or anything, some of our own fans in this post are acting like trolls...


Thank you, and consideing I lived in New Orleans when they drafted Reggie Bush and talke to MANY Saints fans who were more than happy they got Reggie Bush ... I know what I'm talking about.

KKHouston
08-13-2006, 03:03 PM
No they aren't. Saints fans couldn't be more happy that the Texans passed on Reggie. Find one Saints fan who doesn't want Reggie ... not gonna happen.

Now, ask Jeff Fisher if he thinks you should have taken Vince Young, or not.

TexanBacker93
08-13-2006, 03:03 PM
On the ball that was almost picked, it looked like the RB that was supposed to freeze the Corner never got out there deep enough to hold the Corner for a second.

Cause if the Corner is stalled just for a second right there it is a good throw, maybe Carr was expecting him to.:cool:

OR maybe it was just not a throw he should try again.:cool:

I'll have to go look at that one again. It ended up being a good play by Andre no matter what.

Everyone here can speculate as to what the players should have done and how they performed. The only ones that matter are probably going through the game tapes for the 4th time right now and will see things the rest of us (well, except maybe Vinny) can only dream of understanding. I have faith that the coaching staff will get everyone on this team playing their best.

KKHouston
08-13-2006, 03:06 PM
Thank you, and consideing I lived in New Orleans when they drafted Reggie Bush and talke to MANY Saints fans who were more than happy they got Reggie Bush ... I know what I'm talking about.

No doubt, the Saints fans are happy they took Reggie Bush. As well as getting Drew Brees. I've heard the stores stopped carrying Paper Bags for a few weeks. Said it was the first time in 40 years people preferred plastic over paper when getting their groceries bagged.

TexanBacker93
08-13-2006, 03:07 PM
Thank you, and consideing I lived in New Orleans when they drafted Reggie Bush and talke to MANY Saints fans who were more than happy they got Reggie Bush ... I know what I'm talking about.


I think both views are correct. Saints probably were looking at Mario with the 2nd pick assuming the Texans took Bush. The Saints would have been happy with either one and weren't going to trade up. The Texans wanted Mario and couldn't trade below #2 and keep him. The Texans got a player to help create a dominant defense (2 series in 1 preseason game doesn't make or break a player). The Saints got a marquee player that will help bring fans back to their team.

It's a win-win situation.

KKHouston
08-13-2006, 03:15 PM
I think both views are correct. Saints probably were looking at Mario with the 2nd pick assuming the Texans took Bush. The Saints would have been happy with either one and weren't going to trade up. The Texans wanted Mario and couldn't trade below #2 and keep him. The Texans got a player to help create a dominant defense (2 series in 1 preseason game doesn't make or break a player). The Saints got a marquee player that will help bring fans back to their team.

It's a win-win situation.

That was probably the most intelligent breakdown of the situation I've read on here, to date.:twocents: Thanks

MrMeToo
08-13-2006, 03:22 PM
Its kinda scary how jealous Saints fans are that we took Mario out right from under them.

No, the way Mario and Reggie performed yesterday I'd say they are pretty satisfied.

WildBlackBear32
08-13-2006, 03:24 PM
No, the way Mario and Reggie performed yesterday I'd say they are pretty satisfied.

Then they are idiots for thinking the preseason means anything.

KKHouston
08-13-2006, 03:24 PM
No, the way Mario and Reggie performed yesterday I'd say they are pretty satisfied.


As someone else said in another thread:

Mario: 0 Sacks
Veggie: 0 TD's

Score: Even

MrMeToo
08-13-2006, 03:34 PM
As someone else said in another thread:

Mario: 0 Sacks
Veggie: 0 TD's

Score: Even

Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards

Napa Auto Parts
08-13-2006, 03:37 PM
I am a native Houstonian who relocated to NO several years ago and was recently re-located back to Houston by my company due to the hurricane Katrina last year, and consider myself both a Saints fan and a Texan fan.Just wanted to get that out of the way. Ok, loved the zone blocking scheme implemented by Kubiak, I've seen it work in Denver, mad props. Loved the combination of speed, power,agility and plain old toughness and tenacity demonstrated by the rookie rb. Sage Rosenfelz(spelling?) seemed shaky at first, but soon settled in to put on a demonstration of leadership that reminded me of Troy Aikman-don't get me wrong-I'm not saying he's the next Troy Aikman or anything like that, I'm just saying he remained calm and demonstrated true leadership on the field, which is what the Texans sorely need. Alas, David Carr was the same old David. On the run from the snap, throwing into coverage, locking on to one receiver, last night it was Eric Moulds underneath. So, here we are-tough schedule ahead. I have a feeling it's gonna be a long season. So, now I guess I'm gonna go to the Saints board and gloat.:mario: Mario who? Did he play last night?


sorry bill some people cant take and honest opinion and start lashing out with personal attacks. but i agree with some of your assessments of the game.

tulexan
08-13-2006, 03:37 PM
Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards

But how many plays did Mario change as a result of his pressure and the attention that they had to give him?

OzzO
08-13-2006, 05:12 PM
Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards

What? We didn't hand off to Mario? UNBELIEVABLE!!!

big homey
08-13-2006, 05:18 PM
Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards
AHEM...

Mario Williams: .5 tackles
Reggie Bush: 59 yards

And Lundy outperformed Bush, IMHO.

BattleRedRaider
08-13-2006, 05:49 PM
What? We didn't hand off to Mario? UNBELIEVABLE!!!

A 6'7'' running back?

:fireball:

OzzO
08-13-2006, 05:51 PM
well, that's apparently the stat Saints fans are comparing - how many yards.

tulexan
08-13-2006, 05:52 PM
A 6'7'' running back?

:fireball:


Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he did play some running back in high school.

BattleRedRaider
08-13-2006, 05:54 PM
Oh goody!

Then people will start comparing Mario to VY by passing yards, too?

BattleRedRaider
08-13-2006, 05:55 PM
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he did play some running back in high school.


From his profile on the Texans site:

"also played running back as a senior and rushed for 590 yards and three touchdowns on 58 carries"

Titan "Tack" Fan
08-14-2006, 03:23 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario

HJam72
08-14-2006, 03:34 PM
Hou. = 2-14 last year = drafted Mario = held KC to 173 yds. total offense, while rushing for 178 = 5 sacks Sat. night with 0 allowed = Lundy, a late round pick with a better overall running game than Reggie (God) Bush had.

The question should be: Didn't Vince Young play this weekend? Where was he?

Malloy
08-14-2006, 03:34 PM
Goodbye & keep on gloating about your greedy part time slash player in your AINTS board! Just be happy that you have him & stop flooding your crap here (oopps)! & Don't let the door hit you!:hunter: :chicken:


WoW, someone's grumpy this morning. I never did see the original post as offensive, provoking or troll-like, just a nice little post by someone who likes the team. What a horrible thing to do!...

KKHouston
08-14-2006, 03:43 PM
Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards

And still no touchdowns. No points = no points.

HOU-TEX
08-14-2006, 03:44 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario

I wouldn't say he was owned by any single person. He was doubled quite often. Sure, he could've played better, but I like our D as a whole achieving 5 sacks. I can only assume he'll get better, as well as our whole team for that matter, as pre-season goes on.

AFD1717
08-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario
What does "owned" mean? Mario was only in for 11 plays and Turley got quite a bit of help.

Multiple Blockers for Mario = Texans Defense stops KC's offense = Texans win

KKHouston
08-14-2006, 03:47 PM
What does "owned" mean? Mario was only in for 11 plays and Turley got quite a bit of help.

Multiple Blockers for Mario = Texans Defense stops KC's offense = Texans win

Ingore the Tack Fan. He's just severely confused. His heart lies in New Orleans, but he's a Tack fan. He's so used to losing, it has clouded his thinking ability.

:stirpot:

AFD1717
08-14-2006, 03:50 PM
Ingore the Tack Fan. He's just severely confused. His heart lies in New Orleans, but he's a Tack fan. He's so used to losing, it has clouded his thinking ability.

:stirpot:
Hard to take a guy who hangs out on another team's MB seriously.

blockhead83
08-14-2006, 03:50 PM
Mario played 11 plays and didn't look spectacular on 11 plays. Because Kyle Turley stoned him a few times does not implicate ownership, offensive lineman are supposed to win more often than not. Even the best pass rushers in the league average less than a sack per game, and that's taking 30+ snaps in many cases, not 11. Mario's performance will need to be judged on the basis of how he performs in full games, and the season in it's entirety. The talking heads on TV as well as many on this board have suggested for some time now that the ignorant folks will be declaring Reggie the better pick right off the bat due to the instant impact he makes in the superficial areas of easy to look up statistics and ESPN coverage. In other words it's much easier to tabulate the progress of a running back and extrapolate that to performance than it is to do likewise with a DE. Mario will have a much more subtle, but IMO a much more powerful sway on the outcome of the Texans season than Mr. Bush will have for the Saints.

It's fun to watch highlight reels, but it's much more fun to win.

Titan "Tack" Fan
08-14-2006, 03:57 PM
Ingore the Tack Fan. He's just severely confused. His heart lies in New Orleans, but he's a Tack fan. He's so used to losing, it has clouded his thinking ability.

:stirpot:

I lived in New Orleans for 1 year. I've lived in Nashville for 17. I've been to over 60 Titans games. So no, my heart isn't in New Orleans.

jdog
08-14-2006, 04:04 PM
No they aren't. Saints fans couldn't be more happy that the Texans passed on Reggie. Find one Saints fan who doesn't want Reggie ... not gonna happen.

Yes, they already had one good running back that could not help them win. Let's add another more expensive one even though they both can't carry the ball at the same time. D'oh!

KKHouston
08-14-2006, 04:06 PM
I lived in New Orleans for 1 year. I've lived in Nashville for 17. I've been to over 60 Titans games. So no, my heart isn't in New Orleans.

Reverse it then... I knew it was one way or the other. And you've been to over 60? Bud must LOVE you. :stirpot:


Just giving you grief, TackFan

jdog
08-14-2006, 04:08 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario

I thought Mario played LDE and Turley played LT? Anyway, we WON!

phantom17
08-14-2006, 05:59 PM
WoW, someone's grumpy this morning. I never did see the original post as offensive, provoking or troll-like, just a nice little post by someone who likes the team. What a horrible thing to do!...


Sorry about that, I'm just a big :homer: & BIG supporter of the team & I don't root for any other NFL team! H-Town should be happy they have an NFL team there! Here in the Rio Grande Valley, I have to hear mostly about the Cowboys, Spurs, & Mavricks on TV! I just believe people around here needs to get over the fact that Super Mario was picked instead of Reggie & move on! IMHO Mario is a much more bigger need, esp in our division! You have to give this young man a chance, it just takes a while for DE or DT to produce & I believe he will in a big way! :) :mario:

GuerillaBlack
08-14-2006, 06:31 PM
Reggie White (R.I.P.) started out worse than Mario Williams did. Look how he turned out!

Insideop
08-14-2006, 07:55 PM
Sorry about that, I'm just a big :homer: & BIG supporter of the team & I don't root for any other NFL team! H-Town should be happy they have an NFL team there! Here in the Rio Grande Valley, I have to hear mostly about the Cowboys, Spurs, & Mavricks on TV! I just believe people around here needs to get over the fact that Super Mario was picked instead of Reggie & move on! IMHO Mario is a much more bigger need, esp in our division! You have to give this young man a chance, it just takes a while for DE or DT to produce & I believe he will in a big way! :)


Right on phantom 17! You don't have to apologize to anyone for your opinions or feelings about Mario or the team! You have a right to express yourself on this MB just like they do. The Texans could win 10 Super Bowls with Mario and he could go to 10 Pro Bowls and some people would still think we made the wrong choice! You just can't please everybody!

So, from one :homer: to another, :gotexans1

Malloy
08-14-2006, 08:39 PM
Right on phantom 17! You don't have to apologize to anyone for your opinions or feelings about Mario or the team! You have a right to express yourself on this MB just like they do. The Texans could win 10 Super Bowls with Mario and he could go to 10 Pro Bowls and some people would still think we made the wrong choice! You just can't please everybody!

So, from one :homer: to another, :gotexans1

When exercising your "right to express yourself", I suspect trashing someone else's opinion is not it?

Also, the original poster did not really complain about the Williams pick although some people started accusing him of it.

Oh, in case you feel like taking on my "team loyalty". I do not live in Houston, nor do I live in the US. I live in Denmark and STILL managed to go to training camp 2 weeks ago. I also love the Williams pick...

BigDTexansFan
08-14-2006, 08:53 PM
I am a native Houstonian who relocated to NO several years ago and was recently re-located back to Houston by my company due to the hurricane Katrina last year, and consider myself both a Saints fan and a Texan fan.Just wanted to get that out of the way. Ok, loved the zone blocking scheme implemented by Kubiak, I've seen it work in Denver, mad props. Loved the combination of speed, power,agility and plain old toughness and tenacity demonstrated by the rookie rb. Sage Rosenfelz(spelling?) seemed shaky at first, but soon settled in to put on a demonstration of leadership that reminded me of Troy Aikman-don't get me wrong-I'm not saying he's the next Troy Aikman or anything like that, I'm just saying he remained calm and demonstrated true leadership on the field, which is what the Texans sorely need. Alas, David Carr was the same old David. On the run from the snap, throwing into coverage, locking on to one receiver, last night it was Eric Moulds underneath. So, here we are-tough schedule ahead. I have a feeling it's gonna be a long season. So, now I guess I'm gonna go to the Saints board and gloat.:mario: Mario who? Did he play last night?

TROLL TROLL TROLL:crutch:

BigDTexansFan
08-14-2006, 08:57 PM
Its kinda scary how jealous Saints fans are that we took Mario out right from under them.


hey hey lets be nice to all the "SPECIAL" children, Their RB got 44 yards on 1 carry of course other 5 carries he did average 3 yards a carry....WOW no wonder they feel "SPECIAL" :rofl:

powerfuldragon
08-14-2006, 08:57 PM
So, now I guess I'm gonna go to the Saints board and gloat.:mario: Mario who? Did he play last night?

he had the same stats as patrick surtain and ty law...

BigDTexansFan
08-14-2006, 08:59 PM
No they aren't. Saints fans couldn't be more happy that the Texans passed on Reggie. Find one Saints fan who doesn't want Reggie ... not gonna happen.

ask em when is 4th quarter and King Reggie is off field cuz he's tired (you know like in Rose Bowl)and other team scores and wins and Saints lose.....:pigfly:

BigDTexansFan
08-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Thank you, and consideing I lived in New Orleans when they drafted Reggie Bush and talke to MANY Saints fans who were more than happy they got Reggie Bush ... I know what I'm talking about.

A Tack in New Orleans, a match made in mediocrity:yahoo:

phantom17
08-14-2006, 09:09 PM
Right on phantom 17! You don't have to apologize to anyone for your opinions or feelings about Mario or the team! You have a right to express yourself on this MB just like they do. The Texans could win 10 Super Bowls with Mario and he could go to 10 Pro Bowls and some people would still think we made the wrong choice! You just can't please everybody!

So, from one :homer: to another, :gotexans1

Hey insideop- thanks 4 the kind words!:) :mario:

Titan "Tack" Fan
08-14-2006, 09:18 PM
Reverse it then... I knew it was one way or the other. And you've been to over 60? Bud must LOVE you. :stirpot:


Just giving you grief, TackFan

Well yeah, we're PSL holders. But we're not supporting Bud, we're supporting everyone else.

TexansLucky13
08-14-2006, 09:20 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario

Sorry buddy, but you are wrong. I was carefully watching Mario when he was against Turley, and he never got "owned". He was double teamed, and on one play.... triple teamed.

Other than that, Mario did change the course of two or three plays. As I have explained before, he turned what would have been an 8+ yard gain to the outside into a 2 yard gain. His presence itself was enough to attack the Chiefs running game.

Besides, what does any of it matter? The defense that had Mario held the Chiefs to only 172 yards, and that leads the NFL in the preseason thus far. Also, the Texans running game without Reggie Bush has far outperformed the Saints. So far, Wali Lundy has made me think "Reggie who?".

thunderkyss
08-14-2006, 09:22 PM
No they aren't. Saints fans couldn't be more happy that the Texans passed on Reggie. Find one Saints fan who doesn't want Reggie ... not gonna happen.

You must've had a real hard time following the other kids in school.....

of course we do have the :sarcasm: thing for people like you, so maybe it's not all your fault.

thunderkyss
08-14-2006, 09:26 PM
Mario Williams: 0 tackles
Reggie Bush: 60 yards

uh.... you forgot to mention the Cheifs were held to 172 yards of total offense...

we got what we paid for......

thunderkyss
08-14-2006, 09:28 PM
Kyle Turley = Hasn't Played in the NFL since '03 = Owned Mario

Does anyone know why Turley hadn't played in 2 years?? anyone?? anyone?? Bueller??

The Pencil Neck
08-14-2006, 09:37 PM
Does anyone know why Turley hadn't played in 2 years?? anyone?? anyone?? Bueller??

Back problems and probably a bad reputation for attacking Mike Martz... although why that would give one a "bad" reputation is beyond me. But his anger management issues are a real question... although, again, I want my tackle ripping the helmet off of someone trying to hurt my QB... but that's just me...

Hervoyel
08-14-2006, 10:58 PM
If I'd seen this thread sooner I'd have flushed it on sight. People talking about Reggie Bush need to cart their collective butts over to the NFL forum because last time I checked he wasn't a Texan and that's what The Bull Pen is for.

trane
08-15-2006, 09:31 AM
I am a native Houstonian who relocated to NO several years ago and was recently re-located back to Houston by my company due to the hurricane Katrina last year, and consider myself both a Saints fan and a Texan fan.Just wanted to get that out of the way. Ok, loved the zone blocking scheme implemented by Kubiak, I've seen it work in Denver, mad props. Loved the combination of speed, power,agility and plain old toughness and tenacity demonstrated by the rookie rb. Sage Rosenfelz(spelling?) seemed shaky at first, but soon settled in to put on a demonstration of leadership that reminded me of Troy Aikman-don't get me wrong-I'm not saying he's the next Troy Aikman or anything like that, I'm just saying he remained calm and demonstrated true leadership on the field, which is what the Texans sorely need. Alas, David Carr was the same old David. On the run from the snap, throwing into coverage, locking on to one receiver, last night it was Eric Moulds underneath. So, here we are-tough schedule ahead. I have a feeling it's gonna be a long season. So, now I guess I'm gonna go to the Saints board and gloat.:mario: Mario who? Did he play last night?

All I know is that if the Texans played the Saints in a regular season game...the Texans would win easily :tease:

KKHouston
08-15-2006, 09:37 AM
Well yeah, we're PSL holders. But we're not supporting Bud, we're supporting everyone else.

Tack, regardless of where you live or who you support, you're alright. Like I said, just giving you grief. Don't take it personal.


:fireball:

HOU-TEX
08-15-2006, 09:38 AM
If I'd seen this thread sooner I'd have flushed it on sight. People talking about Reggie Bush need to cart their collective butts over to the NFL forum because last time I checked he wasn't a Texan and that's what The Bull Pen is for.

Here, Here! I would think that would include VY too.

Chance_C
08-15-2006, 10:18 AM
Anybody hear the caller "Byron" on 610 this morning? "Byron" are you on this board?

HOU-TEX
08-15-2006, 10:32 AM
Anybody hear the caller "Byron" on 610 this morning? "Byron" are you on this board?

Yes, he really pissed me off. :challenge

He's probably not smart enough to work a computer. So he's probably not on the board.

Chance_C
08-15-2006, 10:55 AM
He's probably not smart enough to work a computer. So he's probably not on the board

I don't know man, sometimes I wonder...

Double Barrel
08-15-2006, 10:56 AM
Can I please have the last five minutes of my life back?! Part of being a mod means reading troll threads, and man, it's tough!

Look, anyone with any degree of football knowledge and understanding of it's history realizes that defensive ends don't just hit the league with an impact. It is a position that takes time to learn, adjust, and fine-tune techniques.

I'm not an anti-Bush guy. The dude is a human highlight reel. But, it is my objective opinion that Mario Williams will still be on his upside when Reggie Bush is a has been. Defensive ends get better with maturity, meaning Williams will be much, much better 3-4 years from now.

Reggie Bush, on the other hand, is as good as he's going to get right now. The Saints have to capitalize immediately, because the reality is that their star might only shine a few years before fizzling out. It's the reality of running backs in the NFL. You run them into the ground and then get a new model. Only a lucky few survive to long, productive careers, and most of them are on teams with winning traditions (which would obviously exclude the Saints).

TexanBacker93
08-15-2006, 11:06 AM
Reggie Bush, on the other hand, is as good as he's going to get right now. The Saints have to capitalize immediately, because the reality is that their star might only shine a few years before fizzling out. It's the reality of running backs in the NFL. You run them into the ground and then get a new model. Only a lucky few survive to long, productive careers, and most of them are on teams with winning traditions (which would obviously exclude the Saints).

So...Bush is the Ferrari: He'll get sidelined here and there with the ticket (injury) and will be driven so hard that you'll have to replace it after a few years and get the latest and greatest new model. In the long run this will cost you a lot.

Mario is the Dodge Ram/Chevy Silverado: You can count on it for many, many years. It will always get you out of a tough spot and can help pull those other vehicles out of trouble. This is the more economical way.

It would be downright Anti-Texan to consider wanting one of them flashy Euro-sportscars over a truck.

Texans_Chick
08-15-2006, 11:15 AM
Actually, the troll thread is honest. There are lots of boneheads who just see the Texans as an excuse to rehash Reggie stuff. Listening to national and local sports talk, you get a lot of that.

So, I decided to write down the definitive answer to the Mario-Bush comparison BS in the blog. Some of the stuff in there will be familiar to y'all, and I put some stuff you might not of seen before.

So, next time you have somebody troll you that way, you can just reference the link:

Link: Preaseason hysteria: Mario v. Bush comparisons (http://blogs.chron.com/fanblogtexans/2006/08/preseason_hysteria_mario_v_reg_1.html)

The next blog post should be less about emotional goofiness and more about football.:redtowel:

Texans_Chick
08-15-2006, 11:16 AM
It would be downright Anti-Texan to consider wanting one of them flashy Euro-sportscars over a truck.

Heh. I made a sports car-tank comparison in my blog post.

Texans would probably prefer tanks too. :cowboy1:

HOU-TEX
08-15-2006, 11:29 AM
Personally, the media's going to say what they're going to say. Other teams fans are going to say what they're going to say. There's obviously nothing we can presently do about it. So why do we bother reponding or even attempt to prove to them why we did what we did? Sure, it ticks me off to hear people talk poorly of my team, but there's nothing I can do about it. All we can do is sit back, give them a "whatever" and watch how things pan out within the next couple of years. I don't think it's worth the time and effort to argue with people about it. Anyways, I'll step down now.:soapbox:

Runner
08-15-2006, 12:48 PM
Look, anyone with any degree of football knowledge and understanding of it's history...

Don't start springing new board membership requirements on us now.