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V Man
07-22-2007, 01:03 AM
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/insider/news/story?id=2935448

Another classic, no nothing about the Texans article but this one quote just killed me.

Camp battle to watch
WR Kevin Walter vs. WR Jerome Mathis vs. WR Andre Davis
The Texans let last year's No. 2 WR, Eric Moulds, leave as a free agent. They are hoping one of these three will step up and be a reliable target opposite Andre Johnson. Johnson had a Pro Bowl-type season in 2006 with 103 catches, but the Texans need someone to take some of the double-team attention away from him. Walter and Davis are both big targets who have some straight-line speed, but neither is a great route runner. Mathis is a better route runner but lacks the top-end speed. Third-round pick Jacoby Jones out of Lane College has some skills but isn't ready to compete for a starting job.

Man and all that time I thought he was fast, but I guess the opposing kick off teams were just really slow.:gun:

ccdude730
07-22-2007, 01:19 AM
i agree that the #2 WR position is the one to keep an eye on, but anyone can tell you that.

ESPN stinks. mathis can run a sub 4.3 (pre injury)

RTP2110
07-22-2007, 09:15 AM
Nice ''Insider" information there ESPN

HJam72
07-22-2007, 09:48 AM
Well, if you asked them, they'd tell you that, no, Mathis is not fast ANYMORE, because he has that plantar fascitis problem. LOL. :user:

The Pencil Neck
07-22-2007, 03:17 PM
Well, if you asked them, they'd tell you that, no, Mathis is not fast ANYMORE, because he has that plantar fascitis problem. LOL. :user:

You must spread some reputation around...

Ells1626
07-22-2007, 06:02 PM
I like how the Texans let Eric Moulds go as a free agent.

Fiddy
07-22-2007, 06:25 PM
I like how the Texans let Eric Moulds go as a free agent. I guess I missed the part where he was sought after by other teams.

Texanmike02
07-22-2007, 06:53 PM
http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp07/insider/news/story?id=2935448

Mathis is a better route runner but lacks the top-end speed.

What they meant was that he doesn't have the speed to be an end in the top of the NFL. Because ends need to be strong he is too fast and not strong enough to be in the NFL therefore, like any sports fan knows, they say he doesn't have end top end speed which they were nice enough to shorten to top-end speed. We should be so lucky.

Mike

Hardcore Texan
07-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Do they even research the subject of their articles? One accurate piece, is that too much to ask? Except for Michael Smith that is.

the wonger need food
07-22-2007, 07:33 PM
Typical ESPN "expert" analysis. They don't call themselves the leader in sports or whatever for no reason.

Brando
07-22-2007, 07:49 PM
Typical ESPN "expert" analysis. They don't call themselves the leader in sports or whatever for no reason.

To me they are the "Misleader in sports".:cowboy1:

brakos82
07-22-2007, 10:16 PM
To me they are the "Misleader in sports".:cowboy1:

I thought they were the "Lader in foreign sports"

The Pencil Neck
07-23-2007, 01:55 AM
I thought they were the "Lader in foreign sports"

I thought they just dressed up in Liederhosen and sang Huey Lewis tunes from the Sports CD.

LORK 88
07-23-2007, 03:16 AM
Is today seriously opposite day at ESPN or were they possibly drunk when they typed this out?

Double Barrel
07-23-2007, 12:33 PM
How much does the job pay, and does the company reimburse for the wacky tobacco that needs to be consumed prior to writing these stories?

Seriously, I feel like I've lost a few moments of my life when I read articles that provide me with absolutely no redeeming information. We should get paid to read this garbage, IMO.

DocBar
07-23-2007, 01:00 PM
I keep looking at this thread and it leaves me speechless. Or typeless. However you want to look at it. :texflag:

BigBull17
07-23-2007, 06:51 PM
Without reading the article, Ill go out on a limb and assume that when they talked about the #2WR position, Oline some how came up.

The Pencil Neck
07-23-2007, 10:18 PM
Without reading the article, Ill go out on a limb and assume that when they talked about the #2WR position, Oline some how came up.

They said that Jerome Mathis' problem was his lack of top-end speed.

Wolf
07-23-2007, 10:26 PM
How much does the job pay, and does the company reimburse for the wacky tobacco that needs to be consumed prior to writing these stories?

Seriously, I feel like I've lost a few moments of my life when I read articles that provide me with absolutely no redeeming information. We should get paid to read this garbage, IMO.

no joke, there are better bloggers than ESPiN ... thank goodness for the internet