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DatTexBoy
12-15-2006, 05:40 PM
This article talks about the juniors who asks for a draft grade to see if they will come out...

Taylor is definitely worth a 5th, 6th seventh rounder for sure!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=jm-prospects121506&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 05:41 PM
He's not coming anywhere near the Texans. Kubiak values character too much.

hot pickle
12-15-2006, 06:18 PM
i love RT, he was my favorite longhorn, and i aint gonna hate on him just cause of some weed, so RT do your thing, best of luck, you gonna be good


kubiak draft him now

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 07:44 PM
Two words: Odell Thurman.

DatTexBoy
12-15-2006, 07:49 PM
I can't condone his troubles but I can't see him not being an impact in the NFL

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 09:58 PM
Maybe so, but I want no part of him. Seeing a player busted for drugs is embarassing.

Signed,
Ricky Williams

threetoedpete
12-15-2006, 10:39 PM
Well I'd give the kid at least a chance. I'm guilty. I loved him too in college.
Doesn't he deserve another chance ? And since we're on the subject of second chances....
Where's the OU QB at ? I mean if we're hot for the smurf tOSU, shouldn't we at least give White a sniff in camp ? Inquiring minds want to know.

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 10:44 PM
Knees are kaput.

Texian
12-15-2006, 10:45 PM
Watching him play for Texas I would say that he was probably the best athlete on the team. He was also far from being the smartest.

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 10:48 PM
He's no Jamaal Charles.

Texian
12-15-2006, 10:53 PM
He's no Jamaal Charles.

You're right, JC is a much better RB but RT might be the better athlete.

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 10:55 PM
JC is faster. And his initials are JC.

Texian
12-15-2006, 10:57 PM
But can he jump higher and walk on water?:snobord:

mexican_texan
12-15-2006, 11:05 PM
He can run faster than cops searching his car for pot.

Huge
12-16-2006, 12:06 AM
He wouldn't have a true position in the NFL.

mexican_texan
12-16-2006, 01:14 AM
Like Devin Hester?

hot pickle
12-16-2006, 02:46 AM
i love this guy, its a shame what happened, but im not gonna turn, but if the texans would give him a chance, i would go crazy

Hum398
12-16-2006, 10:02 AM
Wow....this kid has one good year and now he is Draft worthy. Please

RT was a solid football player, but he is far from were he should be at this point. He needs to transfer to a big school and redshirt...play his senior year, and then just then will he be worthy. He is a Legal headache, and a self proclaimed Superstar. He is far from great, and he will be far from good if he acts like he did at UT.


I am a Longhorn and i can personally say...i dont miss him. He isnt better then Charles, he isnt a powerful runner like young.... Yeah he is a threat out of the backfield but so is charles but they just havent used him the way they should because of their commentment to Young. Now that Charles has the starting spot...he will bring the house down. I have been watching charles since his days at PAM.

Draft A.D (Adrian Peterson.).

Hum398
12-16-2006, 10:05 AM
i love this guy, its a shame what happened, but im not gonna turn, but if the texans would give him a chance, i would go crazy

Why? What about him has shown you that he is worth an NFL pick. ?????

hot pickle
12-16-2006, 12:34 PM
you must not of watched UT games last season, the guy is amazingly talented and can play multiple positions, so think before you talk

Dr. Toro
12-16-2006, 01:17 PM
you must not of watched UT games last season, the guy is amazingly talented and can play multiple positions, so think before you talk

His time at Texas constituted a 3rd and 4th chance. The dude has always been trouble, and it wasn't just a "little bit of weed"... he was honing in on Bam Morris territory. He'd make a good Bengal though.

hot pickle
12-16-2006, 02:13 PM
His time at Texas constituted a 3rd and 4th chance. The dude has always been trouble, and it wasn't just a "little bit of weed"... he was honing in on Bam Morris territory. He'd make a good Bengal though.


and that makes him not have talent, and it was just a lil bit of weed, 5 punds aint that much, i think yall would be suprised how many players get into trouble but we just don't hear about it, but RT is a damn good player, and thats all that matters to me, i dont care what he does in his spare time,

mexican_texan
12-16-2006, 02:49 PM
OJ Simpson was a great back...as was Ricky Williams at UT.

Dr. Toro
12-16-2006, 04:24 PM
and that makes him not have talent, and it was just a lil bit of weed, 5 punds aint that much, i think yall would be suprised how many players get into trouble but we just don't hear about it, but RT is a damn good player, and thats all that matters to me, i dont care what he does in his spare time,

You're kidding right? 5 pounds isn't a lot? Who are you Nate Newton?

I don't think Taylor should be drafted by anybody. That's far from youthful indiscretion... he's talented, so what. I could care less about what somebody does in their spare time as long as it isn't a felony. That cuts Taylor off my list.

TexanSam
12-16-2006, 06:26 PM
and that makes him not have talent, and it was just a lil bit of weed, 5 punds aint that much, i think yall would be suprised how many players get into trouble but we just don't hear about it, but RT is a damn good player, and thats all that matters to me, i dont care what he does in his spare time,

You're walking on a tightwire right now. Players get in trouble yes, but most players don't carry around 5 lbs of marijuana with them. I don't want him on the Texans. Adrian Peterson is a better back.

mexican_texan
12-17-2006, 12:31 AM
Though it would be nice to hear someone call him Romance Taylor again...

Huge
12-17-2006, 09:29 AM
and that makes him not have talent, and it was just a lil bit of weed, 5 punds aint that much, i think yall would be suprised how many players get into trouble but we just don't hear about it, but RT is a damn good player, and thats all that matters to me, i dont care what he does in his spare time,
Anybody that follows sports is going to hear about a player getting busted with 5 lbs of weed. I can only imagine how much one smokes to consider 5 lbs a "lil bit".

uteric3232
12-18-2006, 11:04 AM
Wow....this kid has one good year and now he is Draft worthy. Please

RT was a solid football player, but he is far from were he should be at this point. He needs to transfer to a big school and redshirt...play his senior year, and then just then will he be worthy. He is a Legal headache, and a self proclaimed Superstar. He is far from great, and he will be far from good if he acts like he did at UT.


I am a Longhorn and i can personally say...i dont miss him. He isnt better then Charles, he isnt a powerful runner like young.... Yeah he is a threat out of the backfield but so is charles but they just havent used him the way they should because of their commentment to Young. Now that Charles has the starting spot...he will bring the house down. I have been watching charles since his days at PAM.

Draft A.D (Adrian Peterson.).

very ignorant and uninformed post for a longhorn...

I LOVE JC, I have been a huge fan of his, but to say you dont miss RT is silly. How many long TD's did RT break? plenty... JC has not broken a long touchdown all year. And dont tell me "they just havent used him the way they should because of their 'commentment?' to Young". JC has more carries than Selvin. Just because Selvin starts, does not mean he plays the entire game, and/or carries the load. A great back is going to break long runs, no matter what system they are in, or how they are used. Just look at Slaton, McFadden, A.D., etc... Jamaal was always 1 cut or stiffarm away from breaking one, and that is on him.

RT was a threat running the ball, catching the ball, and returning the ball. He was basically a mini-Reggie Bush, and could have made a huge impact this season in all aspects of the game, something JC & SY cant. Both JC and SY have had fumbling problems, and I would have loved to have had RT in there in pressure situations, because frankly the two backs we have right now just did not produce when needed.

Granted, he did have off the field troubles, but every team does. RT was just unlucky in that he was one of the few who actually got caught. But he is a damn good athlete. If anything, get him as a FA, and put him at the goal line and let him run back kicks.

But considering I think the Texans are the worst organization/team in football, and I only come here for a good laugh, I hope he doesnt end up a Texan either.....

V Man
12-18-2006, 11:10 AM
If he declares, and puts up good numbers at the combine (if he gets an invite) or a pro day; someone will take a run at him on day two (probably a 5th round). Too many teams have shown they don't care about character as long as they can help on the field.

El Tejano
01-08-2007, 08:39 AM
Showed on ESPN that Taylor declared. I think he would be a nice second day pick. This guy is a play maker and can run and catch (sounds like someone we heard of before).

What do yall think about picking that guy.

threetoedpete
01-08-2007, 08:44 AM
Link

http://forums.houstontexans.com/showthread.php?t=32580&highlight=Romance+Taylor

El Tejano
01-08-2007, 11:32 AM
Sorry I posted this morning and didn't see anything about it.

Honestly I think if you get a guy like him in the 5th or 6th, you really aren't gambling. Considering most 6th rounders don't make your team, he will have a lot to prove. If he works out you get a good play maker/Kick returner, if he doesn't you took a chance on a 6th round pick.

Don't be suprised if the Titans take him though. Chow knows what Taylor did against USC.

hot pickle
01-08-2007, 11:44 AM
yeah RT is a good player do have, i think he will stay out of trouble now, cause it already got him kicked out of UT so hopefully he wont ruin his chances in the NFL, but i would draft him with a 5th round, cause he can play Special teams, runnin back and WR

TexansCanes
01-08-2007, 01:42 PM
i don't really follow UT football to much so my question is was this the only time he really got into trouble? was he the RB that was having trouble with grades and Mack told him to skip spring ball to get his grades up?

If it is an isolated incident then he is worth a look in the 5th or 6th round (nothing higher). I remember he made for some big plays for texas and with a little teacher he could be a great zone runner with his speed or use him similar to reggie bush with the saints, a lot of reverses and short passes. if he messes up you can cut him.

cptnbreakdance
01-08-2007, 02:05 PM
I know RT personally and he says that a lot of teams have shown interest in him... so take that for what its worth... He's also a lot faster than people realize ,and he is a better RB than JC, He was just never given the opportunity to be nothing more than a scat back... a very good scat back. He'll end up on a NFL team by next year, he's too great of an athlete not to take a look at.

reilli
01-08-2007, 11:10 PM
Ramonce was very good and I hated when he got booted from UT. But it wasn't the weed that got him booted, it was his grades. He couldn't get passing grades and everyone knows that athletes (especially playmakers) are cut slack with grades unless they just don't give a flip which appears to be the case with RT.

Dionysus22
01-09-2007, 12:38 AM
Honestly, I belived he would have been this year's Reggie Bush. I thought he could have been better than Bush. I saw flashes of greatness in his two seasons. If anyone remembers the Missouri game last season, he pulled a Bush-type move when he went airborne into the endzone.

If he hadn't screwed up he would have been the x-factor this year. Not that he would have gotten us to the title game by himself, but he would have made it very interesting. We'd be talking about him being a first day, possible first round pick.

Look, they guy screwed up. People make mistakes. I just hope Kub doesn't hold it against him.

Keep ya head up RT!

mexican_texan
01-09-2007, 01:18 AM
Ramonce was very good and I hated when he got booted from UT. But it wasn't the weed that got him booted, it was his grades. He couldn't get passing grades and everyone knows that athletes (especially playmakers) are cut slack with grades unless they just don't give a flip which appears to be the case with RT.
If an athlete, especially a key player in one of the best football teams in college foortball, is academically ineligible, you have to really question his intelligence.

Lucky
01-09-2007, 10:04 AM
If anyone remembers the Missouri game last season, he pulled a Bush-type move when he went airborne into the endzone.
But, it was the A&M game where questions about Taylor's involvement in marijuana began to surface.

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/8148/ramoncebag21im.jpg

DatTexBoy
01-11-2007, 03:26 AM
This article talks about the juniors who asks for a draft grade to see if they will come out...

Taylor is definitely worth a 5th, 6th seventh rounder for sure!

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=jm-prospects121506&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I don't know, does he get a combine invite? If you don't know already...he declared himself eligible...think he needs to pay for court costs or something

Haams
01-11-2007, 10:50 AM
i don't really follow UT football to much so my question is was this the only time he really got into trouble? was he the RB that was having trouble with grades and Mack told him to skip spring ball to get his grades up?

If it is an isolated incident then he is worth a look in the 5th or 6th round (nothing higher). I remember he made for some big plays for texas and with a little teacher he could be a great zone runner with his speed or use him similar to reggie bush with the saints, a lot of reverses and short passes. if he messes up you can cut him.

Yeah, that was him. The worse part of the whole situation was that he was the one who called the cops also. That's a real genius - call the cops with 5 lbs and a gun in the car.

All that considered I'd take him in a heartbeat. He's a poor man's Reggie Bush. I don't buy all that ESPN crap about character - the only character I'm worried about is the character of winning. MJ screwed hookers and gambled, didn't hurt his game any. Kobe's a rapist. Heck, look at OJ.

If you want to take it more modern, pac-man is one of the craziest in the NFL - and one hell of an impact player.

TheOgre
01-11-2007, 11:00 AM
Taylor seems like Reggie Bush Light to me. He could definitely contribute as a change-of-pace back and receiver out of the backfield. Is he good on special teams? I could see a 6th rounder on him.

bah007
01-11-2007, 11:29 AM
Yeah, that was him. The worse part of the whole situation was that he was the one who called the cops also. That's a real genius - call the cops with 5 lbs and a gun in the car.

All that considered I'd take him in a heartbeat. He's a poor man's Reggie Bush. I don't buy all that ESPN crap about character - the only character I'm worried about is the character of winning. MJ screwed hookers and gambled, didn't hurt his game any. Kobe's a rapist. Heck, look at OJ.

If you want to take it more modern, pac-man is one of the craziest in the NFL - and one hell of an impact player.

I guess you dont know the whole story.

Taylor called the cops to stop a fight and when they got there they asked to search his ride.

He let them cuz he had nothin to hide but one of his buddies forgot to tell him that he had a backpack with 5 lbs in it.

When nobody fessed up to the backpack Taylor got arrested because it was his car, even tho the backpack was not his.

He didnt really do anything wrong, but with the kind of crowd he was hangin out with you just knew somethin bad was gonna happen.

I dont know anything about a gun, but again, he wasnt exactly hangin out with kids from the church choir. Not very smart on his part.

Haams
01-11-2007, 11:34 AM
Oh yeah, I've heard the story - with many different twists and turns - but the point was it was a pretty boneheaded and inexcuseable situation. Still doesn't affect my opinion about him as a football player.

tulexan
01-11-2007, 11:44 AM
I guess you dont know the whole story.

Taylor called the cops to stop a fight and when they got there they asked to search his ride.

He let them cuz he had nothin to hide but one of his buddies forgot to tell him that he had a backpack with 5 lbs in it.

When nobody fessed up to the backpack Taylor got arrested because it was his car, even tho the backpack was not his.

He didnt really do anything wrong, but with the kind of crowd he was hangin out with you just knew somethin bad was gonna happen.

I dont know anything about a gun, but again, he wasnt exactly hangin out with kids from the church choir. Not very smart on his part.


I'm calling BS on the back pack was not his. It would be one thing if the back pack had a joint in it, but 5 pounds can lead to serious jail time and I have doubts that he would risk going to jail for a long time to protect someone when he is innocent.

Second Honeymoon
01-11-2007, 11:53 AM
Ramonce was very good and I hated when he got booted from UT. But it wasn't the weed that got him booted, it was his grades. He couldn't get passing grades and everyone knows that athletes (especially playmakers) are cut slack with grades unless they just don't give a flip which appears to be the case with RT.

That is exactly what happened. The weed would have gotten him a one game suspension. Problem was the guy was already on probation due purely to his poor performance/effort in the classroom. He screwed up big time.

As for his draft status, his status reminds me of Laverneus Coles in that they both had other-wordly talent and speed in college and everyone knew it but loads of teams passed on Coles because of some OTF issues. Taylor will be lucky to be drafted at all and would probably be best served by not being drafted and enter a Training Camp of a good team as a Free Agent. Cheap athletic talent is at a premium right now. He will have everything to play for. I think it is setting up ok for him considering how far he fell post-expulsion from UT.

HoustonFrog
01-11-2007, 11:55 AM
I'm calling BS on the back pack was not his. It would be one thing if the back pack had a joint in it, but 5 pounds can lead to serious jail time and I have doubts that he would risk going to jail for a long time to protect someone when he is innocent.

I'm with you there. Overall bad judgement, no matter the circumstances. Great player but not a great head on his shoulders from this incident. I'd hate to waste a pick on a guy who might be gone in a year from some kind of trouble.

dirty steve
01-11-2007, 11:57 AM
the character issue has become so important with the more stringent conduct and drug testing mandates. teams are legit to drop a player down or completely off their draft board based on behavior they feel that might not fit their team. i would stay away from taylor, but that's just me.

Second Honeymoon
01-11-2007, 12:02 PM
I'm calling BS on the back pack was not his. It would be one thing if the back pack had a joint in it, but 5 pounds can lead to serious jail time and I have doubts that he would risk going to jail for a long time to protect someone when he is innocent.

yeah 5 pounds of weed means you are a pot dealer. you would have to be Tommy Chong to have that much hooch around for yourself.

However, I think the charges were dropped in the end due to the circumstances of the bust.

I don't think weed is a big deal but with urine tests and suspensions and the fact that its currently illegal, its just a nono in the NFL.

I have a bigger problem with the gun culture in the NFL than the weed culture...much bigger problem
but if your making millions (even hundreds of thousands) to play in the NFL you should refrain from getting baked.

Lucky
01-11-2007, 12:07 PM
However, I think the charges were dropped in the end due to the circumstances of the bust.

No, he got 60 days & 5 years probation (http://texas-football.aolsportsblog.com/2006/11/18/former-longhorn-taylor-gets-60-days-in-jail/).

Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in the Bell County jail and 350 hours of community service as part of his plea deal two months ago on state felony drug-possession charges.

Taylor also received five years of deferred probation and must pay a $1,000 fine. He was given the option of serving the jail time on weekends, so long as he finishes the sentence by March 11 and maintains his status as a full-time student.


Honestly, do you guys believe Bob McNair would hire a felon? Ramonce needs to give the Bengals a call.

cptnbreakdance
01-11-2007, 01:26 PM
I'm calling BS on the back pack was not his. It would be one thing if the back pack had a joint in it, but 5 pounds can lead to serious jail time and I have doubts that he would risk going to jail for a long time to protect someone when he is innocent.

Yeah no kidding.... it was a longhorn bag w/ RT and #11 embroidered onto it. He said he loaned it to his friend..... and besides he already went to trial he doesn't even have to go to jail... and thats with his judge being up for reelection in Bell county, and her record for giving harsh sentencing to drug offenders. That's what having Mac Brown as your coach can do for you...

Haams
01-11-2007, 01:32 PM
That's right I forgot the bag had his number on it. Ramonce called the cops on himself - and then denied the UT bag with his initials in his car belonged to him. I bet he does carry 5 pounds for personal use - might have been 10 pounds before the party.

El Tejano
01-11-2007, 02:18 PM
I wonder if Darius Walker could be Ramonce Taylor kind of guy?

bah007
01-11-2007, 02:41 PM
I'm calling BS on the back pack was not his. It would be one thing if the back pack had a joint in it, but 5 pounds can lead to serious jail time and I have doubts that he would risk going to jail for a long time to protect someone when he is innocent.

He wasnt protecting anyone.

Nobody would fess up and he didnt know who it belonged to.

Since nobody would claim the backpack he got arrested for driving the car.

hot pickle
01-16-2007, 07:36 PM
i think RT is done with gettin into trouble, it really hit him hard bein kicked out of UT, i think he learned his lesson and i would love for the texans to give him a second chance, make him earn his playin time on Special Teams, but he needs a second chance, so with the 8th pick in the 6th round of the NFL draft the houston texans pick Ramonce Taylor


and yes hes better then Reggie Bush

V Man
01-16-2007, 08:18 PM
i think RT is done with gettin into trouble, it really hit him hard bein kicked out of UT, i think he learned his lesson and i would love for the texans to give him a second chance, make him earn his playin time on Special Teams, but he needs a second chance, so with the 8th pick in the 6th round of the NFL draft the houston texans pick Ramonce Taylor
and yes hes better then Reggie Bush

I think someone will take a run on him in the 5th, and if he does some good interviews and has a great pro day, maybe even in the 4th.

Luv Ya Blue 2007
01-16-2007, 08:19 PM
Granted, he did have off the field troubles, but every team does. RT was just unlucky in that he was one of the few who actually got caught. But he is a damn good athlete. If anything, get him as a FA, and put him at the goal line and let him run back kicks.

But considering I think the Texans are the worst organization/team in football, and I only come here for a good laugh, I hope he doesnt end up a Texan either.....[/QUOTE]

We really don't care what you have to say anyhow. So, pond sand jackass

Luv Ya Blue 2007
01-16-2007, 08:21 PM
very ignorant and uninformed post for a longhorn...

I LOVE JC, I have been a huge fan of his, but to say you dont miss RT is silly. How many long TD's did RT break? plenty... JC has not broken a long touchdown all year. And dont tell me "they just havent used him the way they should because of their 'commentment?' to Young". JC has more carries than Selvin. Just because Selvin starts, does not mean he plays the entire game, and/or carries the load. A great back is going to break long runs, no matter what system they are in, or how they are used. Just look at Slaton, McFadden, A.D., etc... Jamaal was always 1 cut or stiffarm away from breaking one, and that is on him.

RT was a threat running the ball, catching the ball, and returning the ball. He was basically a mini-Reggie Bush, and could have made a huge impact this season in all aspects of the game, something JC & SY cant. Both JC and SY have had fumbling problems, and I would have loved to have had RT in there in pressure situations, because frankly the two backs we have right now just did not produce when needed.

Granted, he did have off the field troubles, but every team does. RT was just unlucky in that he was one of the few who actually got caught. But he is a damn good athlete. If anything, get him as a FA, and put him at the goal line and let him run back kicks.

But considering I think the Texans are the worst organization/team in football, and I only come here for a good laugh, I hope he doesnt end up a Texan either.....




The Jackass portion of the previous post was meant for Uteric 3232. He doesn't belong on this board and the moderator should remove him as a member.

MorKnolle
01-16-2007, 09:23 PM
I think someone will take a run on him in the 5th, and if he does some good interviews and has a great pro day, maybe even in the 4th.

I highly doubt he goes in the 4th round, I'd be surprised if he makes it to the 5th. He had some talent but obviously has had a lot of problems in the past, who knows whether he's grown out of those problems or not. Some people learn from those types of mistakes, others compound those mistakes when money is put in their hands. That said, Maurice Clarett was a phenomenal talent in college for the year he played, but he had off-field problems, challenged the NFL eligibility rules, etc. and ended up being considered a huge reach/risk in the late 3rd round. Taylor doesn't have anywhere near that talent and while his character concerns aren't as lengthy/severe as Clarett's, that kind of thing and especially missing a decent amount of time on the field due to it can really damage a player's draft potential.

Even without those problems I think there are 10 or more RBs in this draft that are more talented so it would have been pretty hard for him to make it into the 4th round anyways, this just compounds things. Teams will frequently take risks on players in the 6th or 7th round, whether that be players with decent talent and character concerns or players that are lesser-known prospect, so I think someone may take a look at him in the 6th or 7th, or he might even go undrafted. In the 4th round most teams expect to find someone that is both talented and has minimal issues and can be counted on to contribute sooner rather than later, not guys that will likely be considered a pretty high risk with average potential reward.

V Man
01-16-2007, 10:28 PM
I highly doubt he goes in the 4th round, I'd be surprised if he makes it to the 5th. He had some talent but obviously has had a lot of problems in the past, who knows whether he's grown out of those problems or not. Some people learn from those types of mistakes, others compound those mistakes when money is put in their hands. That said, Maurice Clarett was a phenomenal talent in college for the year he played, but he had off-field problems, challenged the NFL eligibility rules, etc. and ended up being considered a huge reach/risk in the late 3rd round. Taylor doesn't have anywhere near that talent and while his character concerns aren't as lengthy/severe as Clarett's, that kind of thing and especially missing a decent amount of time on the field due to it can really damage a player's draft potential.

Even without those problems I think there are 10 or more RBs in this draft that are more talented so it would have been pretty hard for him to make it into the 4th round anyways, this just compounds things. Teams will frequently take risks on players in the 6th or 7th round, whether that be players with decent talent and character concerns or players that are lesser-known prospect, so I think someone may take a look at him in the 6th or 7th, or he might even go undrafted. In the 4th round most teams expect to find someone that is both talented and has minimal issues and can be counted on to contribute sooner rather than later, not guys that will likely be considered a pretty high risk with average potential reward.

I understand what you are saying, but I feel that with the success of Bush, Hester, and Drew-Jones. Players that can be used in so many differents aspects of the games, I see someone taking a chance on Taylor in the 5th (due to his ability to play RB, WR and Returns). Hell if someone will waste a 3rd on Clarett (who I think is worse off field than Taylor) a 5th for Taylor shouldn't be shocking.

MorKnolle
01-17-2007, 06:17 PM
I understand what you are saying, but I feel that with the success of Bush, Hester, and Drew-Jones. Players that can be used in so many differents aspects of the games, I see someone taking a chance on Taylor in the 5th (due to his ability to play RB, WR and Returns). Hell if someone will waste a 3rd on Clarett (who I think is worse off field than Taylor) a 5th for Taylor shouldn't be shocking.

I was never real impressed with Taylor, he was pretty solid, but far from the talent that Clarett was for the one year he played in college.

texaslifter
01-18-2007, 03:09 AM
who cares about the weed. its a plant!

the guy is a playmaker. straight up reggie bush style. hes a value pick at anything after the 3rd round, and i'd abuse that if i was the hc.

threetoedpete
01-18-2007, 03:20 AM
I was never real impressed with Taylor, he was pretty solid, but far from the talent that Clarett was for the one year he played in college.

You're reaching a little there Marknolle. You may not like the guy. But the guy is a legitame prospect. Clarett exposed himself for what he was. A plodding no tallent fat boy with a curled lip. Romance may not be an Einstien calling the cops to grip about being picked on at a party with five pounds in his posession. But, you're not going to post in here you truly believe the guy isn't a legit athlete are you ? A lesser tallent than Maurice ? You're reaching.
Bet you a coke Romance scores a NFL TD before Maurice.

DatTexBoy
01-18-2007, 03:25 AM
I know why professional teams bring up dirt on players...for smoke and mirrors and bargaining tools and what not...but why do we as fans feel like we have the audasidy (sp.) to tear down a person/player when we all have faults or made mistakes...?

These guys are regular people with God given talent and I guess people start drinking the Hater-ade when these guys become millionaires and feel like they can degrade character based on one incident...I do feel like Taylor made an ass out of himself but no need to continue to break the kid down...let him either make up for his problems or let him become a Jason Williams or Ray Caruth...

hot pickle
01-18-2007, 11:46 AM
I know why professional teams bring up dirt on players...for smoke and mirrors and bargaining tools and what not...but why do we as fans feel like we have the audasidy (sp.) to tear down a person/player when we all have faults or made mistakes...?

These guys are regular people with God given talent and I guess people start drinking the Hater-ade when these guys become millionaires and feel like they can degrade character based on one incident...I do feel like Taylor made an ass out of himself but no need to continue to break the kid down...let him either make up for his problems or let him become a Jason Williams or Ray Caruth...

Finally someone got my back
i like this guy, yeah

dalemurphy
01-18-2007, 01:25 PM
who cares about the weed. its a plant!

the guy is a playmaker. straight up reggie bush style. hes a value pick at anything after the 3rd round, and i'd abuse that if i was the hc.


I'm here in Austin and Taylor is well-known for being a very bad dude. Obviously not because he smokes pot... He's had a DUI, I think he's had domestic disputes and is a huge jerk on campus.