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DenverBorn
01-15-2007, 02:28 PM
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rmartin65
01-15-2007, 02:29 PM
Smart move.

Kaiser Toro
01-15-2007, 02:31 PM
What would the Sugar Hill Gang do?

I said Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Holly-day Inn
If your Quarterback starts acting up
Then you take Adrian Peterson

carter08
01-15-2007, 02:31 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need Peterson

kastofsna
01-15-2007, 02:33 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need Peterson
i think you just made a case for the texans drafting peterson.

DenverBorn
01-15-2007, 02:34 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need Peterson

Taylor Dayne plays for the Texans? She's a great singer -

carter08
01-15-2007, 02:38 PM
i think you just made a case for the texans drafting peterson.

really
darn
i guess we do need peterson

demecoryans#1fan
01-15-2007, 02:42 PM
i think you just made a case for the texans drafting peterson.

Peterson has some serious durability issues and would get hurt by week 5 just like college.

Why do you think we should hire Mora when we are trying to create a good playoff team and all he did was destroy Atlanta's hopes.

Kaiser Toro
01-15-2007, 02:45 PM
Peterson has some serious durability issues and would get hurt by week 5 just like college.

Why do you think we should hire Mora when we are trying to create a good playoff team and all he did was destroy Atlanta's hopes.

Largely depends on how you define durability to the specific position. I for one do not believe that one's collar bone is germane to a durability standard for RB's. But that's me, I am silly like that.

DenverBorn
01-15-2007, 02:46 PM
Peterson has some serious durability issues and would get hurt by week 5 just like college.

Why do you think we should hire Mora when we are trying to create a good playoff team and all he did was destroy Atlanta's hopes.


I think he wants the Dolphins to hire Mora. Yeah, don't ask me why a Dolphins fan like Kastofsna spends so much time on the Texans board, but he does (and it's OK)

ThaShark316
01-15-2007, 02:48 PM
Peterson has some serious durability issues and would get hurt by week 5 just like college.

Why do you think we should hire Mora when we are trying to create a good playoff team and all he did was destroy Atlanta's hopes.

He's a Dolphins fan, so that's why he wants Mora.

Btw...

*Goddell walks to podium* With the 8th pick, the Houston Texans select, RB from Oklahoma, Adrian Peterson.:marionaner:

nunusguy
01-15-2007, 02:50 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need Peterson
I agree, but I'm not worried about the Texans drafting AD because he will
never last untill #8. What I am worried about is them drafting Marshawn Lynch who most likely will be there at #8.

ThaShark316
01-15-2007, 03:00 PM
I agree, but I'm not worried about the Texans drafting AD because he will
never last untill #8. What I am worried about is them drafting Marshawn Lynch who most likely will be there at #8.

Well think about this...If the Browns pass on him (which is likely, because they got issues outside of RB), then AD no doubt falls to 8th, cuz all of the teams behind the Browns and in front the Texans, don't need a RB.

Kaiser Toro
01-15-2007, 03:03 PM
I agree, but I'm not worried about the Texans drafting AD because he will
never last untill #8. What I am worried about is them drafting Marshawn Lynch who most likely will be there at #8.

I agree. However, Smith could have ML as RB1. I certainly hope that is not the case or else this team needs to move to another state because they would not really understand the relationship between football and Texas. Just branding yourself Texans obviously does not yield Texan flavored football.

My Texan ego has been hurting of late and had to pump it up. :texflag:

Nawzer
01-15-2007, 03:04 PM
Texans will obviously be interested in someone like Adrian Peterson and since Kubiak himself said that we need offensive playmakers, AD would fit that need nicely. With that said, AD has had injuries and I don't think he's played a full season of college football the last two years. Sort of reminds me of Willis McGahee of the Bills. I would be happy if we pick AD but I wouldn't mind seeing a safety or a cornerback selected.

rmartin65
01-15-2007, 03:07 PM
If AP is there at 8, pick him. He is a great runningback, and the injury thing is a little off base, a collarbone is a freak accident, and almost everyone gets ankle sprains.

YoungTexanFan
01-15-2007, 03:09 PM
Texans will obviously be interested in someone like Adrian Peterson and since Kubiak himself said that we need offensive playmakers, AD would fit that need nicely. With that said, AD has had injuries and I don't think he's played a full season of college football the last two years. Sort of reminds me of Willis McGahee of the Bills. I would be happy if we pick AD but I wouldn't mind seeing a safety or a cornerback selected.

He's not too much like McGahee IMO. He is pretty much a college clone of LJ. Big back w/speed who put up gaudy numbers and will produce in the NFL. That said, I still support other guys before him, like Gaither, Revis, and Nelson.

David's Busted Carr
01-15-2007, 03:22 PM
The guy has NEVER had a serious knee or leg injury, and that is the only kind of injury I care about for a RB.

The guy is a PROTOTYPE NFL workhorse style RB. Even better NFL prospect than Bush was last year.

If he's there at 8 we HAVE to take him. We could keep Dayne and Taylor as backups. Lundy is garbage. And Dominic Davis/Williams (whatever) is done. You cannot NOT draft a RB counting on him to come back. Remember we didn't draft Reggie Bush last year b/c we didn't "need" a RB....

Nawzer
01-15-2007, 03:27 PM
He's not too much like McGahee IMO. He is pretty much a college clone of LJ. Big back w/speed who put up gaudy numbers and will produce in the NFL. That said, I still support other guys before him, like Gaither, Revis, and Nelson.

I know. I was comparing the injuries both of them suffered. McGahee's injuries were way more serious than AD's, but look how good McGahee turned out to be.

Texans Horror
01-15-2007, 03:28 PM
If you're taking Peterson, you are likely saying good-bye to one of the other running backs. Dominic and Taylor are the ones most likely to be on the cutting block. Dominic has serious work ethic/injury issues and Taylor is probably graded below Lundy, IMO. Dayne was one of the Texans playmakers in the latter half of the season, and he's played for Kubes, so I don't think he'll be going. Lundy put up pretty good yards for a rookie running back. I don't see him going either.

The big question is what to do with Dominic? Do you try to trade him or do you just flat-out drop the guy?

Ole Miss Texan
01-15-2007, 03:36 PM
If you're taking Peterson, you are likely saying good-bye to one of the other running backs. Dominic and Taylor are the ones most likely to be on the cutting block. Dominic has serious work ethic/injury issues and Taylor is probably graded below Lundy, IMO. Dayne was one of the Texans playmakers in the latter half of the season, and he's played for Kubes, so I don't think he'll be going. Lundy put up pretty good yards for a rookie running back. I don't see him going either.

The big question is what to do with Dominic? Do you try to trade him or do you just flat-out drop the guy?

I personally think it would be hard to trade him. What would it be saying that he was on IR all last season..when preseason we were hoping he'd play for us. Then he supposedly is 'better' but want to get rid of him for AP when we can upgrade at every position on defense with the #8 pick. That is saying that our RB situation is not as good as advertised. If DDW could play i think we would use him...and draft a playmaker on defense. Thats why I think if we do draft AP then we will probably just have to cut DDW. Kinda like Denver may just release Jake. jmho.

Texan in Japan
01-15-2007, 03:36 PM
I've admired AP since he was a freshman; if he's there at 8 then I hope we pull the trigger.

WillyP
01-15-2007, 03:40 PM
a bit off topic, but it's something i've wondered before: what's up with the "AD" moniker?

Ryan
01-15-2007, 03:40 PM
Well think about this...If the Browns pass on him (which is likely, because they got issues outside of RB), then AD no doubt falls to 8th, cuz all of the teams behind the Browns and in front the Texans, don't need a RB.

sometimes teams will often go with the best player available, even if it doesnt address their needs.

rmartin65
01-15-2007, 03:46 PM
a bit off topic, but it's something i've wondered before: what's up with the "AD" moniker?

All Day

dirty steve
01-15-2007, 03:47 PM
i have preferred Peterson, Branch, or a trade down for a safety or the Okoye kid (DT). not sure of the chances of either one being there, but i believe that would fill the "playmaker" mold that GM Smith/HC Kubiak seem to be looking for.

Meloy
01-15-2007, 03:59 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need PetersonYou were joking right?:shades:

Texans Horror
01-15-2007, 04:04 PM
I personally think it would be hard to trade him. What would it be saying that he was on IR all last season..when preseason we were hoping he'd play for us. Then he supposedly is 'better' but want to get rid of him for AP when we can upgrade at every position on defense with the #8 pick. That is saying that our RB situation is not as good as advertised. If DDW could play i think we would use him...and draft a playmaker on defense. Thats why I think if we do draft AP then we will probably just have to cut DDW. Kinda like Denver may just release Jake. jmho.

I think that is a very likely scenario. I think there is a chance he could also be traded (even trade - no draft pick) for one of those "what the" picks where it's some guy who hasn't produced in a while. Kind of a "our player who hasn't performed well for your player who hasn't played well, but let's see if a different environment fixes things."

Texans Horror
01-15-2007, 04:07 PM
Back on topic, though...

AP would do wonders for the offense. There are four or five players at that point who would do wonders for the team. I don't expect this to be like last year where everybody is dumbfounded by the Texans' selection.

Meloy
01-15-2007, 04:08 PM
I personally think it would be hard to trade him. What would it be saying that he was on IR all last season..when preseason we were hoping he'd play for us. Then he supposedly is 'better' but want to get rid of him for AP when we can upgrade at every position on defense with the #8 pick. That is saying that our RB situation is not as good as advertised. If DDW could play i think we would use him...and draft a playmaker on defense. Thats why I think if we do draft AP then we will probably just have to cut DDW. Kinda like Denver may just release Jake. jmho.With Peterson, Dayne, Lundy and possibly Taylor we could tell another team, we really like Dommanick but we are pretty set. Whatever we could get is better than nothing. I really liked DD/DW but not ready to take a chance on him unless doctor says 90%or better BEFORE draft.In that case above 5 compete for team.

Football Time In Hou.
01-15-2007, 04:25 PM
With Lundi, Taylor, Dayne, and Williams I don't think the Texans need Peterson

You are kidding, right?

dbspi
01-15-2007, 04:38 PM
If you're taking Peterson, you are likely saying good-bye to one of the other running backs. Dominic and Taylor are the ones most likely to be on the cutting block. Dominic has serious work ethic/injury issues and Taylor is probably graded below Lundy, IMO. Dayne was one of the Texans playmakers in the latter half of the season, and he's played for Kubes, so I don't think he'll be going. Lundy put up pretty good yards for a rookie running back. I don't see him going either.

The big question is what to do with Dominic? Do you try to trade him or do you just flat-out drop the guy?

You drop him, his playing days are behind him now.

demecoryans#1fan
01-15-2007, 04:59 PM
I think he wants the Dolphins to hire Mora. Yeah, don't ask me why a Dolphins fan like Kastofsna spends so much time on the Texans board, but he does (and it's OK)

Dolphins should hire him then. With him and Capers on the same sideline they can start collecting the rest of the NFLs head coach rejects.

Insideop
01-15-2007, 05:15 PM
i have preferred Peterson, Branch, or a trade down for a safety or the Okoye kid (DT). not sure of the chances of either one being there, but i believe that would fill the "playmaker" mold that GM Smith/HC Kubiak seem to be looking for.


Trading down to get Landry or Nelson or Okoye and then pick up an extra pick or 2 is what I'm hoping they do. I'm not sold on Branch even though he is rated the best DT in the draft. As for Peterson, I guess I could live with this pick, but I really think we have too many other pressing needs, and I think we can get by with the RB's we have until next year. JMHO!

Ole Miss Texan
01-15-2007, 06:09 PM
Yea I think if we were to trade DDW we'd get someone the other team was thinking of cutting. What about trading with Denver for Jake. they might cut him...plus DDW might do ok in their established system.

I'd do it.

edo783
01-15-2007, 06:12 PM
OK, AP has had a broken collar bone (not a real big deal, probably), sprained ankle (not even a little deal). However, on Cold Pizza this morning (I think that was the one) they said something about AP having had shoulder surgery and having some sort of screw put in it. Kind of sounded like it was between the 04-05 seasons. I haven't heard of that before. Any truth to it? A bad shoulder for a RB would be a big deal if true.

El Tejano
01-15-2007, 06:14 PM
Taylor Dayne plays for the Texans? She's a great singer -

Tell It To My Heart!!!!

Baranghoori
01-15-2007, 06:28 PM
There seems to be a lot of people vouching for a "trade down" this year, but personally I believe that if there was any year we should've traded down, it was last year.

I really hope we stay at 8, and just hope against all hopes that Adrian Peterson will fall to us. He will be one of the cures to our many diseases.

Edit: I also forgot to mention, that in the OU vs Boise St. game, the announcers mentioned that AP's father would like him to play for a team in Texas, since he was born here.

Texian
01-15-2007, 07:04 PM
Yes, they put a screw in his shoulder to tighten it up after his freshman yr. This will be scrutinized at the combine and by team doctors before the draft.

Ole Miss Texan
01-15-2007, 08:01 PM
I think what a lot of people are concerned about, me being one of them, is his injury history. not that he's injury prone but just has a history of consistently having injuries and sitting out.

I think he could be a great complement though. Using him and Dayne with throwing in taylor or lundy..maybe even DDW. Not using him over 30 carries a game his first season though. but letting him grow into that position....does this make sense?

J_R
01-15-2007, 08:04 PM
I Heard On Sportscenter Today When They Said Which Underclassmen Have Declared For The Draft..And When It Came To Peterson, They Said Watch Out Down There In Houston, This May Be Your Guy. I Also Heard It On The Local Stations(KHOU, KPRC, ABC13) About Him Declaring. Good Fit Or What Do You Think About The Situation/Rumors? jw

Toro
01-15-2007, 08:53 PM
If AP is there at 8, pick him. He is a great runningback, and the injury thing is a little off base, a collarbone is a freak accident, and almost everyone gets ankle sprains.

Bingo.

If Peterson falls to 8, and the Texans don't take him, they're insane. Yes, he's suffered a few injuries that caused him to miss time.. Yes, he has "durability concerns".. So did Willis McGahee and Frank Gore. Those two had history of knee injuries coming out of college, which is more concerning than a collarbone break or an ankle injury, both of which can be defined as freak injuries more than chronic ones that you have to worry about reoccurances.

threetoedpete
01-15-2007, 09:01 PM
Peterson fits the frachise. After Boselli, Jopru and DD...he should fit right in. Sorry can't get excited about drafting an infurmary loiterer. Another three years in cap hell is all this pick is.

Kaiser Toro
01-15-2007, 09:14 PM
Peterson fits the frachise. After Boselli, Jopru and DD...he should fit right in. Sorry can't get excited about drafting an infurmary loiterer. Another three years in cap hell is all this pick is.

Boselli - Shoulder, tough injury for an OT
Joppru - Knee, blocking and finesse demands a lot from the knee
Davis of Williams - Knee, RB's must have two good knees
Peterson - Chicken wing and ankle, everyone gets sprained ankles, he seems to rebound from injury pretty quick which makes me believe he is mentally tough. Mostly everyone gets injured, but it is how quickly you can recover and not lose their style of play that matters to me. AP is one tough son of a gun, who loves to play football. He reminds me of Payton with whiffs of Earl. I am smitten with the prospect of us picking AP. :mario:

Toro
01-15-2007, 09:22 PM
Peterson - Chicken wing and ankle, everyone gets sprained ankles, he seems to rebound from injury pretty quick which makes me believe he is mentally tough. Mostly everyone gets injured, but it is how quickly you can recover and not lose their style of play that matters to me. AP is one tough son of a gun, who loves to play football. He reminds me of Payton with whiffs of Earl. I am smitten with the prospect of us picking AP. :mario:

He rebounded from his ankle injury and led the Big 12 in rushing last year. I'd be a lot more concerned if the guy blew out the same knee twice, or blew out both knees.. I'm not as concerned about an ankle and collarbone injury.

edo783
01-15-2007, 09:28 PM
Well, I'm concerned about a RB that has had to have his shoulder tightened by having a screw inserted in it. RBs shoulders take a beating.

StarStruck
01-15-2007, 10:01 PM
sometimes teams will often go with the best player available, even if it doesnt address their needs.

Did 't that occur when the Chiefs drafted Larry Johnson?

run-david-run
01-15-2007, 10:24 PM
the only way I would be upset with us taking Peterson is if it means we leave Jamal Andersson or Alan Branch on the board. I think they are the only 2 players with a chance of falling to 8 that could be rated as bpa AND fill a big whole, which AP dosnt really do. Other then that, I'm all for getting AP (any one else see ESPN call us passing Bush a huge blunder- wth?)

dbspi
01-16-2007, 06:35 AM
AD will have the same effect on the Texans what Earl had on Oilers. Mr. Bob McNair needs to get a player who will also put fans back on the stand and AD will help do that.

El Tejano
01-16-2007, 05:31 PM
AD will have the same effect on the Texans what Earl had on Oilers. Mr. Bob McNair needs to get a player who will also put fans back on the stand and AD will help do that.

I guess I will have to move from Austin to Norman Oklahoma to watch my Texans on TV if we pick Peterson.

dirty steve
01-16-2007, 05:34 PM
the only way I would be upset with us taking Peterson is if it means we leave Jamal Andersson or Alan Branch on the board. I think they are the only 2 players with a chance of falling to 8 that could be rated as bpa AND fill a big hole, which AP dosnt really do. Other then that, I'm all for getting AP (any one else see ESPN call us passing Bush a huge blunder- wth?)
so he doesnt fill a BIG hole talent wise? if branch is gone, i'd take peterson. i just dont feel comfortable with taylor-lundy-dayne as out only competitors for carries in 2007.

TexansSeminole
01-16-2007, 05:39 PM
Passing on Peterson at #8 would be a pretty big mistake IMO. All the cases have been made not much to say from me except that I would like to grab him at 8 if he is there. I really doubt he is there at 8 though.

Carr Bombed
01-16-2007, 05:54 PM
I see him droping to eight. The only teams I could see taking him is maybe Cleveland and maybe the Cardinals, but not likely with all the money they gave to Edge.

The only way I see us losing him is if the Vikings trade down, which Peterson would be the player they are trading up for.

I could actually see the Vikings trading down in this draft too.

Mr teX
01-16-2007, 06:40 PM
the kid is a beast plain & simple, everything you want in a back, Power, speed & in our case, 1 cut & go. My only concern with him is the tred factor.
I know for sure the Big 12 South is happy to see him go. The vid is little old, but it shows you what this kid is capable of when at full strength.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F60Odxxztew

Mr teX
01-16-2007, 07:02 PM
There seems to be a lot of people vouching for a "trade down" this year, but personally I believe that if there was any year we should've traded down, it was last year.

I really hope we stay at 8, and just hope against all hopes that Adrian Peterson will fall to us. He will be one of the cures to our many diseases.

Edit: I also forgot to mention, that in the OU vs Boise St. game, the announcers mentioned that AP's father would like him to play for a team in Texas, since he was born here.


That guy is bad luck, His 1st game watching live, AD breaks his collar bone, the next game he sees AD, he doesn't play well & Oklahoma looses the Fiesta. Let that dude stay at home.