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alphajoker
03-05-2007, 01:49 PM
I, for one, am happy with this pick. It gives the Texans a proven back and of course, veteran leadership. Price was a little too high but time will tell if the Texans will get their return on investment.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6530632

Kaiser Toro
03-05-2007, 01:53 PM
I, for one, am happy with this pick. It gives the Texans a proven back and of course, veteran leadership. Price was a little too high but time will tell if the Texans will get their return on investment.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6530632

Thanks for sharing, but it certainly shows most of these pundits do not understand the business. He mentions the contract, but not the signing bonus which is the real key for these FA signings.

afcman
03-05-2007, 01:53 PM
Price was a little too high but time will tell if the Texans will get their return on investment.

I truely hope he kicks ***** for us.

Lucky
03-05-2007, 02:01 PM
From the link above:

5. Ahman Green to Houston — He told us he had the Texans as one of his top choices and the Texans needed a veteran presence at running back. Green knows line coach Mike Sherman well from their days together in Green Bay and will enter camp healthier than he has been in years. I know some feel the four-year, $23 million contact was too much, but I think it will pay dividends on the field and in the locker room this year.I think this team still needs veteran presence at just about every position. Of course, Adam Schein is the same Fox guy who thinks the Texans shouldn't give up on David Carr. So what does he know? :goodbad:

TEXANRED
03-05-2007, 02:05 PM
He also puts AJ's name in the same sentence as Marvin Harrison.

Second Honeymoon
03-05-2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks for sharing, but it certainly shows most of these pundits do not understand the business. He mentions the contract, but not the signing bonus which is the real key for these FA signings.

Exactly. The signing bonus was prohibitively low especially by Texans standards and seemed to be that Ahman WANTED to come to Houston. I think it could end up being one of the best signings in the NFL this offseason.

Even if we are forced to witness yet another season of pathetic QB play, we can at least take solace that we have a pretty damn good stable of RBs and an OL that can open some holes.

'Batman' just hit the tarmac in Houston. Here is to him having much success as a Houston Texan.

michaelm
03-05-2007, 02:10 PM
He also puts AJ's name in the same sentence as Marvin Harrison.

Well... you just did it too... :tease:

Kaiser Toro
03-05-2007, 02:12 PM
Exactly. The signing bonus was prohibitively low especially by Texans standards and seemed to be that Ahman WANTED to come to Houston. I think it could end up being one of the best signings in the NFL this offseason.

Even if we are forced to witness yet another season of pathetic QB play, we can at least take solace that we have a pretty damn good stable of RBs and an OL that can open some holes.

'Batman' just hit the tarmac in Houston. Here is to him having much success as a Houston Texan.

As someone who believes Carr is a 3-4 million QB, at best, I am elated that we have an accomplished veteran at RB to help out are challenged QB.

threetoedpete
03-05-2007, 02:19 PM
As someone who believes Carr is a 3-4 million QB, at best, I am elated that we have an accomplished veteran at RB to help out are challenged QB.

Well KT I for one am going to be tantalized to see how long the KT line holds on Ahmen there. That is going to be one of my little dramas playing out the next two seasons. I look forward to it. Going to be a hoot. :bowser:

jdm12
03-05-2007, 02:29 PM
Thanks for sharing, but it certainly shows most of these pundits do not understand the business. He mentions the contract, but not the signing bonus which is the real key for these FA signings.

Good point. You took the words right off my keyboard.

J

Blake
03-05-2007, 02:30 PM
Peter King didnt like it in his MMQB.

But what does Peter know. The only deals he liked were Adalius Thomas and Shaun O'Hara.

This is 2007 King! Not 1997.

OrangeCountyTexansFan
03-05-2007, 02:57 PM
I don't like it, but I guess I'll have to deal with it. Just hope his two games out last year due to a previous injury doesn't multiply while here with us this season. *sigh* I hope Lundy is able to step it up this year if he does end up being another highly-paid player riding the pine.
I swear, if we did this so we can pass on Lynch and draft Quinn, I'm gonna kick this computer desk.

NEROtheZERO
03-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Peter King didnt like it in his MMQB.

But what does Peter know. The only deals he liked were Adalius Thomas and Shaun O'Hara.

This is 2007 King! Not 1997.

Peter King also thinks Randy Moss is going to, and should, stay in Oakland.

Plain silly.

Kaiser Toro
03-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Well KT I for one am going to be tantalized to see how long the KT line holds on Ahmen there. That is going to be one of my little dramas playing out the next two seasons. I look forward to it. Going to be a hoot. :bowser:

I'll be here to spar with you brutha. Like Mayo said in an Officer and a Gentleman, "I got nowhere else to go!" :texflag:

threetoedpete
03-05-2007, 03:21 PM
I'll be here to spar with you brutha. Like Mayo said in an Officer and a Gentleman, "I got nowhere else to go!" :texflag:

I'm not going to have to spare anthing...ahmen's thirty year old legs will do all the work for me.

Texan_Bill
03-05-2007, 03:24 PM
*cough* did we just quote a line from Officer and a Gentlemen?? This indeed is going to be a loooooooooooong offseason.... lol

run-david-run
03-05-2007, 03:27 PM
He also puts AJ's name in the same sentence as Marvin Harrison.AJ was voted the best WR in the NFL by the Players Union (ie, the players).

bigTEXan8
03-05-2007, 03:45 PM
i'm intruiged with the signing. unless we are totally remodeling the run game, because i'm still trying to figure out wherre dd is going to fit in all of this.

Lucky
03-05-2007, 03:46 PM
AJ was voted the best WR in the NFL by the Players Union (ie, the players).
I think it was the NFL Alumni.

Navy_Chris
03-05-2007, 03:48 PM
I, for one, am happy with this pick. It gives the Texans a proven back and of course, veteran leadership. Price was a little too high but time will tell if the Texans will get their return on investment.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6530632

Stuart Scott of ESPN called him "the prettiest open field runner in the league." If he can stay healthy, he can turn into an excellent signing.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-05-2007, 03:49 PM
i'm intruiged with the signing. unless we are totally remodeling the run game, because i'm still trying to figure out wherre dd is going to fit in all of this.





June 1st cuts.

Heresy
03-05-2007, 04:08 PM
Peter King is such a strange writer. Half of his articles are not related to sports, and apparently he's a pretty boring person, judging from the things that interest him as well as his opinions about movies, music, and television.

He mixes good analysis with atrocious analysis, which leads me to believe he devotes his film time to watching his favorite teams/players, because his opinions about players and coaches who aren't on the patriots, giants, jets, or packers tends to fall short of intelligent commentary. The guy is in love with name dropping, and never fails to take an opportunity to let his readers know about how much insider info he gets.

My theory about Peter King is that he's just oblivious, and that most of his legitimate football analysis comes from coaches he talks to. It seems to me like a lot of coaches use him an easy way to spread disinformation or blow smoke. Much like Ron Burgundy will read anything you put on the teleprompter, King will repeat whatever a coach, agent, or scout tells him, just so he can let everyone know how connected he is. Apparently all it takes to gain King's journalistic trust is to smile, shake his hand, and after that you can pretty much feed him junk because he can't tell the difference between legitimate analysis and propaganda.

Is that an accurate summary of the value of Peter King's opinions?

Navy_Chris
03-05-2007, 04:11 PM
June 1st cuts.

do you think we could get even a 6th or 7th rounder for him? Because if we could, I'd at least think about it.

TommyS
03-05-2007, 04:27 PM
makes $6.3 over 4 years seem pretty good, huh?

"[Travis] Henry hauled in $12 million in guaranteed money from the Denver Broncos as part of a five-year deal, according to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network."

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

Lucky
03-05-2007, 04:33 PM
...Much like Ron Burgundy will read anything you put on the teleprompter, King will repeat whatever a coach, agent, or scout tells him...
Son of a bee sting! I can't allow you to compare a hack like Peter King to a legend such as Ron Burgundy. I don't know how to put this, but Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.

threetoedpete
03-05-2007, 04:40 PM
makes $6.3 over 4 years seem pretty good, huh?

"[Travis] Henry hauled in $12 million in guaranteed money from the Denver Broncos as part of a five-year deal, according to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network."

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

And that is why green is here and travis is there...money. They got it we don't. Do you guys think the Texans and Denver are playing good cop bad cop with these guys. Just a thought .

threetoedpete
03-05-2007, 04:46 PM
do you think we could get even a 6th or 7th rounder for him? Because if we could, I'd at least think about it.

You never fail to amuse there Chris.

Meloy
03-05-2007, 04:48 PM
do you think we could get even a 6th or 7th rounder for him? Because if we could, I'd at least think about it.Dom Davis/Williams knee is bone on bone. You can't just shoot him with pain killer and hope he can run. He needs more surgery as has been reported on the mb. Why would any team give us anything for a player that 99% will not ever play again? Two sides to every trade. We are one but who is the other?

Navy_Chris
03-05-2007, 04:51 PM
You never fail to amuse there Chris.

I didn't think so, I just wanted to see what other people thought.

Señor Stan
03-05-2007, 05:19 PM
*cough* did we just quote a line from Officer and a Gentlemen?? This indeed is going to be a loooooooooooong offseason.... lol

So long, in fact, I made an Officer and a Gentleman Avatar.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g67/senorstan/dorcarr.jpg



Hope David gets the same end result as Mayo.

Texan_Bill
03-05-2007, 05:22 PM
So long, in fact, I made an Officer and a Gentleman Avatar.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g67/senorstan/dorcarr.jpg



Hope David gets the same end result as Mayo.

LOL... I remember that avatar.

The Pencil Neck
03-05-2007, 05:25 PM
i'm intruiged with the signing. unless we are totally remodeling the run game, because i'm still trying to figure out wherre dd is going to fit in all of this.

Injury settlement and retirement, probably. They announced that he needs another surgery today. I didn't think he was going to come back before hearing that, I really don't think he's coming back after hearing that.

Texan_Bill
03-05-2007, 05:28 PM
Injury settlement and retirement, probably. .

1. (you forgot) the Cutting Table. lol

I think if someone goes back, we can find several threads and posts where many of us assumed he was done, some time ago, even before this latest set-back...

Bone on bone is not a good recipe for a running back - at any level.

The Dream
03-05-2007, 06:22 PM
I'm glad Green is here (I'm a big Packers fan also...)

Texas_Thrill
03-05-2007, 06:28 PM
would have rather had Henry.

Honor
03-05-2007, 06:40 PM
I don't like it, but I guess I'll have to deal with it. Just hope his two games out last year due to a previous injury doesn't multiply while here with us this season. *sigh* I hope Lundy is able to step it up this year if he does end up being another highly-paid player riding the pine.
I swear, if we did this so we can pass on Lynch and draft Quinn, I'm gonna kick this computer desk.


Agreed. So will i so will i. I really wanted Lynch in Houston. This just pisses me off

Runner
03-05-2007, 08:35 PM
If he can give the Texans just two good years it would help the team immensely. I think this is a good move.

stingray
03-05-2007, 09:29 PM
Well, john clayton said it wasn't the smartest move a team can make. he said that the Texans paid too much.

Navy_Chris
03-05-2007, 09:34 PM
Well, john clayton said it wasn't the smartest move a team can make. he said that the Texans paid too much.

9 year vet, 30 years old. Conventional wisdom says we DID pay too much. We'll have to wait and see. I hope he proves me wrong.

TexanBacker93
03-05-2007, 09:41 PM
I don't like it, but I guess I'll have to deal with it. Just hope his two games out last year due to a previous injury doesn't multiply while here with us this season. *sigh* I hope Lundy is able to step it up this year if he does end up being another highly-paid player riding the pine.
I swear, if we did this so we can pass on Lynch and draft Quinn, I'm gonna kick this computer desk.

Green's injury last year was a pulled hamstring. His injury the previous year was a torn quadriceps. Different muscles.

HomeBred_Texan
03-05-2007, 09:51 PM
But he will be 34 and a 14 year vet when the contract he just signed runs out. How many 34 year old running backs do we know that kick ****?

A 2 year deal would have made more sense, but a 4 year deal? I sure hope I can laugh at myself in the year 2010 and say, "Dang, that Green is a kick *** running back". We didn't need Lynch, AD, or Irons.... But we all know that probably won't happen... But it could...

Edit - I guess I could throw in M Bush into that mix as well...

Insideop
03-05-2007, 10:00 PM
Injury settlement and retirement, probably. They announced that he needs another surgery today. I didn't think he was going to come back before hearing that, I really don't think he's coming back after hearing that.

Yeah, I heard that about DD/DW tonight on the Ch 13 sports. I guess it's good we got Green, but I can't understand why so much money and for 4 years! Do they really think he'll last that long? He's already 30. I hope he doesn't end up like this :crutch: or this :ouch: after a few games.

Also, what about Dayne? Does this mean they are just going to let him go? Has anybody heard anything?

Ole Miss Texan
03-05-2007, 10:07 PM
But he will be 34 and a 14 year vet when the contract he just signed runs out. How many 34 year old running backs do we know that kick ****?

A 2 year deal would have made more sense, but a 4 year deal? I sure hope I can laugh at myself in the year 2010 and say, "Dang, that Green is a kick *** running back". We didn't need Lynch, AD, or Irons.... But we all know that probably won't happen... But it could...

Edit - I guess I could throw in M Bush into that mix as well...

I get where you're coming from. But we can't address every need through FA and the draft this year. If we would have drafted lynch..then we couldn't have the stud FS/DT/DE etc.

I think our RB situation is far from over...but it's fine for next year and maybe 2008. i'd like us to sign dayne too. Next year has some good OL and RB. esp in the 1st.

It's going to take time for us to get all the pieces together. One guy I'm already looking at is Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis : Indiana transfer RB to Ole Miss...he could be a solid 3rd rounder maybe..or early 2nd day. for me.

I'd rather us spend our 1st and 2nd rounders this year and next on franchise positions besides RB....like FS, OL, DL...maybe even a stud WR next year.

Wolf
03-05-2007, 10:09 PM
9 year vet, 30 years old. Conventional wisdom says we DID pay too much. We'll have to wait and see. I hope he proves me wrong.

we paid DD too much last year too.

Wolf
03-05-2007, 10:10 PM
But he will be 34 and a 14 year vet when the contract he just signed runs out. How many 34 year old running backs do we know that kick ****?

A 2 year deal would have made more sense, but a 4 year deal? I sure hope I can laugh at myself in the year 2010 and say, "Dang, that Green is a kick *** running back". We didn't need Lynch, AD, or Irons.... But we all know that probably won't happen... But it could...

Edit - I guess I could throw in M Bush into that mix as well...

look at the contract. front loaded

Navy_Chris
03-05-2007, 10:10 PM
we paid DD too much last year too.

That's not fair. Casserly paid EVERYBODY too much.

Mysteryhunt
03-05-2007, 10:16 PM
green brings a recognizable name to the team too. i for one will be buying a green jersey because im a huge fan of his. the signing brings more to the team than just the much needed RB fix

BattleRedToro
03-05-2007, 10:18 PM
I think most people that comment on the contract being too much don't realize that with NFL contracts only the signing bonus is guarenteed money. Ahman Green could have his leg amputated tomorrow and the Texans would only owe him 6.5 million dollars. At any point during the 4 year contract the Texans can get out of the contract without taking a huge cap hit like they have on other former players's contracts.

thunderkyss
03-05-2007, 10:18 PM
But he will be 34 and a 14 year vet when the contract he just signed runs out. How many 34 year old running backs do we know that kick ****?

A 2 year deal would have made more sense, but a 4 year deal? I sure hope I can laugh at myself in the year 2010 and say, "Dang, that Green is a kick *** running back". We didn't need Lynch, AD, or Irons.... But we all know that probably won't happen... But it could...

Edit - I guess I could throw in M Bush into that mix as well...

Try to understand in the NFL, a 4 year deal is at most a 3 year deal, and most likely a 2 year deal. Chances are he'll get a salary of about $3million in '07, $4million in '08. By the time '09 comes around, he could have a salary of $6million, and unless he kicked but in '07 & '08, he won't make the team to get that salary.

He'd have played for two years, and earned $7million, plus a $6million bonus. $13million/2yrs= $6.5million/yr.

The contract is spread over 4 years, to make it easy to cut him, while absorbing a small cap hit.

IF he's cut before the start of camp, we'll have $6.5million of dead money going against the cap.

If we cut him before the '08 season, it'll be $4,8million

If we cut him before the '09 season, it'll be $3.25million

If we cut him before the '10 season, it'll be $1.625million

Now, someone like Travis Henry who just signed a 4 year $12million deal, if cut before the '08 season, the Broncos will take a $9million hit.
cut before the '09 season, it'll be a $6million cap hit.
cut before the '10 season, & they'll have $3million against the cap for a player not on the roster.

Old Peculier
03-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Stuart Scott of ESPN called him "the prettiest open field runner in the league." If he can stay healthy, he can turn into an excellent signing.

What he is saying (and I agree) is he has perfect running form. You could set a full glass of water on his head at the 50 and he would not spill a drop by the time he reaches the goal line.

HuttoKarl
03-06-2007, 11:44 AM
cnnsi.com had him listed as #10 in the top ten FA 2007 signings as well.

zcity
03-06-2007, 11:47 AM
cnnsi.com had him listed as #10 in the top ten FA 2007 signings as well.

I have listened to Green on numerous interviews now and read the laments of many a GB fan.

Ahman Green is an awesome person, player and teammate. He is a high IQ guy and a family man. He prepares for a game like a champ and with maturity. He is a gym rat who knows his body and how to prepare it to play. From training, lifting, eating/sleeping right. THIS GUY IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF PERSON NEEDED IN THIS CLUB HOUSE as a LEADER OF MEN !!!!

His presence alone is worth a few wins.

THIS SIGNING WILL BE THE BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO THIS FRANCHISE !!!

Even if he only runs well for 2 years - This will be the best 23 million we have ever spent.

I feel this is a changing of the guard for this franchise !!!!

Getting proven guys like this that have his kind of leadership and work ethic is what has been lacking here for a long time !!!

mike230765
03-06-2007, 11:51 AM
I am excited about Green since he can pickup blitzers.....so is he gonna play LT? :texans:

txwooley
03-12-2007, 06:47 PM
I watch NFL as often as I can, but because I work on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico that's not much. I know a little about AG (enough to be excited about this signing), but wasn't able to really watch the Cheeseheads enough to make an informed decision. What are yall's thoughts on this aquisition?

bigsack
03-12-2007, 06:54 PM
My madden team kicks azz now. I traded Morency for Green. Took a hand-off the distance in the first game.

I also traded Vince Young for David Carr. Needless to say the madden Texans are sick. It would be nice if madden was real life.

Big Ben Wallets
03-12-2007, 07:00 PM
I watch NFL as often as I can, but because I work on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico that's not much. I know a little about AG (enough to be excited about this signing), but wasn't able to really watch the Cheeseheads enough to make an informed decision. What are yall's thoughts on this aquisition?

I'm a Bears fan, so I watch Ahman Green play us twice a year. Except, well, when he's injured and can't play. I also see him play on divisional broadcasts, like when Minnesota and Green Bay play.

For the most part I think Ahman Green is done. Not to burst anyone's bubble, but he had a significant thigh injury a couple seasons ago. Sat that season out and came back last year average at best.

Green has never been able to shake his fumbling problems. I always thought it was because of those forearm protectors that he wears--when it gets slick the ball just squirts out of there. He also switched to black rubber sleeves for a while, but that didn't fix the problem either. He hangs onto the rock much better when his arm is sleeveless so I'm not sure why he doesn't stick with that.

It terms of his game, it's not what it once was. His speed is still good, but not like before. He routinely broke big runs as long as 80 and 90 yards back in the days. He was also a touchdown machine. However he's injury prone (aren't all running backs?) suffering a broken rib, separated thigh tendon and asthma among other assorted nicks and bruises.

The most important thing is that he always had great blocking in Green Bay, up until recently. Jamal Lewis would have been a better purchase, he's two years younger and can still move a pile. Green used to be hard to bring down because of his enormous legs (he's got thighs the size of turkeys) and low center of gravity, but he's lost some of that strength with age. Now Green goes down more easily on the first tackle.

Unless Houston develops a potent passing game quickly, I really don't see how you could expect anything more than 1,100 yards and 8 TDs next season. Anything more would be pushing it.

thunderkyss
03-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Over his career, Ahman has avg'd over 4 ypc. last year, in two less games, Ahman ran for 80 yards less than Jamal Lewis. & Ahman Green has never had a problem moving a pile.

He's getting up there in age, no doubt about it. but he's still one of the best in the league. He's a starter on our team, no question. We ran for 1600 yards as a team, without a true starter taking the practice snaps with the first team all year.

We'll be all right in the running game, and Ahman Green actually helps us in that area as well. He's above avg for a running back in pass protection. If you watched any Texans games, you'd have noticed we rarely ever kept a running back in for protection. Main reason, was because none of them were any good, so you get the three step, and quick drops.

He sounds like a guy with the kind of work ethic you'd hope would rub off on Wali Lundy, & Chris Taylor... two guys I hope will be with the team for a long time.

Wali has his faults, and has a lot of areas he can improve on. But I think we've seen enough flashes to know that he can be above avg, and a true homerun hitter in his own right.

It's also obvious to me, that Chris Taylor also has this kind of potential, and should see more game time. Why this is lost on so many around here, is a mystery to me.

If there really was a chance that AD would be hanging around at the 8th overall, I think the Texans should draft him. Ahman Green doesn't do anything but help me feel even better about that possibility. Think Dillon/Moroney(sp), Rhodes/Addai, Foster/Williams.

It may not be good news for Gado, but you know... gotta break a few eggs.

txwooley
03-12-2007, 07:26 PM
Big Ben doesn't exactly make me want to dance in the aisles, but hopefully between him and DD/DW we can pull some big plays and take a little pressure off you know who. I didn't realize he was that injury prone. But then again he kicks a** on the Madden team!

ib4texans
03-12-2007, 07:29 PM
I'm a Bears fan, so I watch Ahman Green play us twice a year. Except, well, when he's injured and can't play. I also see him play on divisional broadcasts, like when Minnesota and Green Bay play.

For the most part I think Ahman Green is done. Not to burst anyone's bubble, but he had a significant thigh injury a couple seasons ago. Sat that season out and came back last year average at best.

Green has never been able to shake his fumbling problems. I always thought it was because of those forearm protectors that he wears--when it gets slick the ball just squirts out of there. He also switched to black rubber sleeves for a while, but that didn't fix the problem either. He hangs onto the rock much better when his arm is sleeveless so I'm not sure why he doesn't stick with that.

It terms of his game, it's not what it once was. His speed is still good, but not like before. He routinely broke big runs as long as 80 and 90 yards back in the days. He was also a touchdown machine. However he's injury prone (aren't all running backs?) suffering a broken rib, separated thigh tendon and asthma among other assorted nicks and bruises.

The most important thing is that he always had great blocking in Green Bay, up until recently. Jamal Lewis would have been a better purchase, he's two years younger and can still move a pile. Green used to be hard to bring down because of his enormous legs (he's got thighs the size of turkeys) and low center of gravity, but he's lost some of that strength with age. Now Green goes down more easily on the first tackle.

Unless Houston develops a potent passing game quickly, I really don't see how you could expect anything more than 1,100 yards and 8 TDs next season. Anything more would be pushing it.


Yeah,well I'll take that to start. I saw him break about a 75 yarder last season. He's a good recieving back so you could add in about 500 yards or so for that. Last season he did'nt show any signs of his previous injury, his only set back was he pulled his hammey(not like there aren't a lot of guys around the league with that problem). He'll probably gives us a season as well as DD/DW when he was healthy(which was not that often).

Charter PSL Fan
03-12-2007, 07:31 PM
My madden team kicks azz now. I traded Morency for Green. Took a hand-off the distance in the first game.

I also traded Vince Young for David Carr. Needless to say the madden Texans are sick. It would be nice if madden was real life.

To many on here it probably is..... just point and click and there is your trade.

Insideop
03-12-2007, 08:15 PM
Big Ben doesn't exactly make me want to dance in the aisles, but hopefully between him and DD/DW we can pull some big plays and take a little pressure off you know who. I didn't realize he was that injury prone. But then again he kicks a** on the Madden team!


Sorry to burst your bubble again txwooley, but DD/DW is finished. He more than likely will never play again. The latest reports said his knee started to swell again and a specialist has recommended more surgery. In other words he's done!

That's ok though, I think between Green, Dayne, Taylor, and Lundy we should be fine. We still have to resign Dayne and I don't know where that stands right now, but I think they will get him back under contract soon. JMHO!

txwooley
03-12-2007, 08:28 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble again txwooley, but DD/DW is finished. He more than likely will never play again. The latest reports said his knee started to swell again and a specialist has recommended more surgery. In other words he's done!

That's ok though, I think between Green, Dayne, Taylor, and Lundy we should be fine. We still have to resign Dayne and I don't know where that stands right now, but I think they will get him back under contract soon. JMHO!

I've gotta find a way to get news delivered offshore!

Hadn't heard that about DD/DW. Maybe Green will be the mentor Dayne needs to bring his game up to the next level (it's already going that direction).

CHARLIEADAMSFAN
03-12-2007, 10:17 PM
no doubt AMAZING SIGNING

vincevance
03-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Here's an idea. Start a team with a vet QB and a young RB. I guess this stuff is hard. This team, what can you say.

vincevance
03-12-2007, 10:21 PM
In the words of Mike Holovak, "I'm sure he's a nice boy but I think the team could use some young legs, don't you? Here, try a cookie." Where was I? Oh yeah, you think Indy likes having a talented new set of legs running out of that backfield? Running Back is something I imagine loses more and more luster for a player as the years pile up. I can imagine a guy just going, f it, I'm done. It's got to be depressing. :).

thunderkyss
03-12-2007, 10:47 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble again txwooley, but DD/DW is finished. He more than likely will never play again. The latest reports said his knee started to swell again and a specialist has recommended more surgery. In other words he's done!


You know... you don't sound like someone who is sorry to burst anyone's bubble. you sound like someone who rather enjoys it.

If that's they way it plays out, then that's way it plays out, no need to get all uppity about it.

I can understand if you're upset that the Texans didn't replace one of the only guys who earned a spot on the roster. But surely you're over that crap by now.

DDW was a good football player... and actually gave us something to look forward to.

trutexan02
03-12-2007, 11:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Navy_Chris
9 year vet, 30 years old. Conventional wisdom says we DID pay too much. We'll have to wait and see. I hope he proves me wrong.


we paid DD too much last year too.


And he was how old? Youth doesn't mean you get your money's worth either. So why be so hung up on Green's age? He's more so proven than any running back we've EVER had. I look forward to seeing him score multiple TD's.
:snobord:

Insideop
03-13-2007, 12:36 AM
You know... you don't sound like someone who is sorry to burst anyone's bubble. you sound like someone who rather enjoys it.

If that's they way it plays out, then that's way it plays out, no need to get all uppity about it.

I can understand if you're upset that the Texans didn't replace one of the only guys who earned a spot on the roster. But surely you're over that crap by now.

DDW was a good football player... and actually gave us something to look forward to.

TK, how in the world do you think I'm being "uppity" with what I said? All I'm trying to do is inform the guy about the DD/DW playing/injury situation. He didn't know about any of it due to being out on a ship or rig. I'm just passing on what I heard/read. If I came off as being "uppity" or uncaring, I'm sorry. I didn't mean for it to sound that way.

I agree that DD/DW was a good player and I hated that things didn't turn out better for him and the team, but it's time to move on. Hey, at least he got to star in the NFL for 3 good years. That's better than alot of players. Look at Bennie Joppru!

Anyway, I hope we are cool TK. Peace man! :victory:

South Texan
03-13-2007, 06:49 PM
If Dayne or Taylor play at the level they did late in the season I don't see the age issue as being that significant, since Kubiack's system does not call for an every down back.

IMO we don't need a great back, just a few good ones. If the oppisition has to respect the run it opens up all sorts of other stuff which we didn't have last year till late in the season. Like when we beat Indy.

Green/Dayne/Taylor with a better O-Line getting the job done seems like a realistic secenario to me. That leaves the QB able to make the right decisions, but that's a whole different thread.

As far as DD/DW returning, that would be a real Seabisquit story, and sadly, I just don't see it happening.

Erratic Assassin
03-14-2007, 08:49 AM
i'm intruiged with the signing. unless we are totally remodeling the run game, because i'm still trying to figure out wherre dd is going to fit in all of this.

On the sidelines or in retirement unless some scientist discovers how to grow cartilage. DD or whatever his name is this week said he's not coming back until he's 100%. He's in denial if he think he'll ever be 100%.

thunderkyss
03-14-2007, 09:02 AM
On the sidelines or in retirement unless some scientist discovers how to grow cartilage. DD or whatever his name is this week said he's not coming back until he's 100%. He's in denial if he think he'll ever be 100%.

Can you find the link that states DDs knee is not 100%, that he is missing cartilage, or that it is a bone on bone condition??

I've been asking for a while, and no one seems to be able to find it.

Malloy
03-14-2007, 09:32 AM
Bumping this thread to page one had me thinking we signed Trent Green...