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Vinny
10-23-2007, 03:58 PM
I wondered how he even made the team....now it's official - the Morency trade was an awful one.
The Texans placed running back Samkon Gado on waivers today.

To replace Gado, they've moved practice squad running back Joe Echemandu to the active roster.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday the Texans planned to sign a quarterback today to be placed on the practice squad. They're expected to sign Shane Boyd to fill Echemandu's spot on the practice squad.
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5238653.html

TexanSam
10-23-2007, 04:00 PM
I guess Darius Walker isn't thought of that highly

stingray
10-23-2007, 04:00 PM
I wondered how he even made the team....now it's official - the Morency trade was an awful one.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5238653.html

It's not like Morency is doing great either. They both suck.

real
10-23-2007, 04:01 PM
Just heard that on the radio...

Really sad...

Fox
10-23-2007, 04:01 PM
There goes the running game......


:sarcasm:

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:02 PM
It's not like Morency is doing great either. They both suck.Morency has been injured all camp and early in the season...it's not like he was healthy.

HOU-TEX
10-23-2007, 04:04 PM
I wondered how he even made the team....now it's official - the Morency trade was an awful one.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/5238653.html

I wouldn't say it was awful. It was definetely not a beneficial trade to say the least. Morency has been hurt quite often for the Pack and they are the only team that has a worse yds/game rushing than we do.

IMO, the trade didn't hurt or help us. Having said that, I'm freaking willing to try anything at this point.:gun:

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Morency has been injured all camp and early in the season...it's not like he was healthy.

It's not like he palyed well when he was healty.

I'm interested in what Echemandu can do, hope he actually gets some time.

Thorn
10-23-2007, 04:04 PM
It's not like the running game is goint to suffer because of this.

real
10-23-2007, 04:06 PM
Morency was better than Gado...

RTP2110
10-23-2007, 04:07 PM
This is good for us. Gado rarely saw the field, and when he did, he was just like Ron Dayne Jr.

dtran04
10-23-2007, 04:09 PM
This shows what they think of Walker and Zabransky.....not very much. Walker got beat out by a guy who came in the middle of the season. ouch.

Honoring Earl 34
10-23-2007, 04:11 PM
Morency has been injured all camp and early in the season...it's not like he was healthy.

They offered Edgar Bennett but we outsmarted them .

badboy
10-23-2007, 04:11 PM
It's not like he palyed well when he was healty.

I'm interested in what Echemandu can do, hope he actually gets some time.Kubes said on radio yesterday that Echemandou had a leg up as he has been on field more as a veteran. When we make a mistake (Gado) we fix it even if it takes forever. I like this move.

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:12 PM
It's not like he palyed well when he was healty.

I'm interested in what Echemandu can do, hope he actually gets some time.I don't know what you are looking at because when I watch both backs it looks like one has a place in the league somewhere and one looks like a budding doctor who is looking to finish medical school.

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 04:14 PM
I don't know what you are looking at because when I watch both backs it looks like one has a place in the league somewhere and one looks like a budding doctor who is looking to finish medical school.

I saw two guys.

That's about it. I didn't think either was anywhere near being the answer at RB.

HOU-TEX
10-23-2007, 04:15 PM
Kubes said on radio yesterday that Echemandou had a leg up as he has been on field more as a veteran. When we make a mistake (Gado) we fix it even if it takes forever. I like this move.

I heard what he said too. It sounded like Kubiak like Echo a little more because he knew that he could contribute to Special Teams. He added that he thought Walker could as well, but Echo had experience on STs.:cool:

real
10-23-2007, 04:15 PM
Man, Morency looked good to me...

I'm not sure what some of you were watching...

When they made the trade I was dumfounded...

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:16 PM
I saw two guys.

That's about it. I didn't think either was anywhere near being the answer at RB.You don't have to be "the answer" to be a productive NFL player....something Gado didn't look remotely close to being.

nunusguy
10-23-2007, 04:19 PM
Shermans other pal center Flanagan should be right behind him, but of course that's just wishful thinking on my part.

HoustonFrog
10-23-2007, 04:21 PM
Darn, how are we going to get that 3 yards/gm back

Hervoyel
10-23-2007, 04:21 PM
I heard what he said too. It sounded like Kubiak like Echo a little more because he knew that he could contribute to Special Teams. He added that he thought Walker could as well, but Echo had experience on STs.:cool:

You know, as bad as our running game has been I cannot imagine why special teams ability would even remotely factor into the decision to bring another back in.

If a running back had a little wiggle and could get us up close to a 100 yards per game average I'd bring him in if it meant I had to play special teams with 10 men.

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 04:21 PM
You don't have to be "the answer" to be a productive NFL player....something Gado didn't look remotely close to being.

First off, I'm not a Gado fan or a Morency fan just a Texans fan (and I'm not trying to imply that anybody else is anything else).

But both are #2 RBs at best, probably #3 RBs on most rosters (as Gado was on our's and as Morency would probably have been) I can't get twisted over the results of trade that swaps on for the other, espically when the money involved is fairly low. I think Morency was given his shot to impress the coaches and he failed, and the same can be said of Gado.

Both are just guys to me.

drewmar74
10-23-2007, 04:22 PM
I take this as a small glimmer of hope. Faint, but still a glimmer. I'll take any kind of change at this point. Heck, do SOMETHING even if it might be wrong... (There's a BR549 song in there somewhere)

I probably would have liked to have seen this done when Jameel Cook outrushed him, but hey, better late that never.

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Interesting tid-bit on Shane Boyd:

solid athlete still learning to become a football player, Boyd was out of place at quarterback last season. Has the build and speed which lends one to believe he.ll be a running back, since possesses solid bal- carrying instincts. A developmental prospect that needs a lot of work yet a player that may offer big rewards for a team patient with him.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/65069.html

I wonder if Boyd will stick on the practice squad or if he is just Schuab insurance?

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:31 PM
I take this as a small glimmer of hope. Faint, but still a glimmer. I'll take any kind of change at this point. Heck, do SOMETHING even if it might be wrong... (There's a BR549 song in there somewhere)

I probably would have liked to have seen this done when Jameel Cook outrushed him, but hey, better late that never.
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

real
10-23-2007, 04:31 PM
You guys realize we saw Boyd play right?


He was with AZ.

Honoring Earl 34
10-23-2007, 04:32 PM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

We have guys who have been to six camps and there still here .

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:35 PM
Interesting tid-bit on Shane Boyd:



http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/players/65069.html

I wonder if Boyd will stick on the practice squad or if he is just Schuab insurance?I liked Boyd when I saw him play...he impressed me.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713249&postcount=487

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713214&postcount=456

drewmar74
10-23-2007, 04:35 PM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

I could see that. I just know that what we're seeing right now from the RB's is pretty terrible and even though I think they moved too slow, I'm at least glad that they finally did something.

It's kinda like being in the car with someone who pharts, locks the windows, and turns on the heater. You hate them for doing it, but you can still be glad when they roll the window down.

That sums up how I feel about this...

Errant Hothy
10-23-2007, 04:37 PM
I liked Boyd when I saw him play...he impressed me.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713249&postcount=487

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713214&postcount=456

So do you think he stays or is he just here while Schaub is banged up?

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:38 PM
So do you think he stays or is he just here while Schaub is banged up?I like him as a long term QB prospect...he really has enormous potential....he's just raw. I donno what the Texans are thinking though.

Runner
10-23-2007, 04:41 PM
This shows what they think of Walker and Zabransky.....not very much. Walker got beat out by a guy who came in the middle of the season. ouch.

There is a lesson in here about high hopes. Many fans think players are great as soon as they are associated with the team. Realistically they aren't always "hidden gems".

Tailgate
10-23-2007, 04:42 PM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

Unless I am missing something I think this also is linked to Scuab being dinged up. Boyd now takes a spot and Owen goes back a bit as emergency back up.

the wonger need food
10-23-2007, 04:48 PM
Morency is making contributions to a good, winning team. Gado couldn't get on the field for a bad, losing team. That's about all we need to know about that trade.

Vinny
10-23-2007, 04:48 PM
Unless I am missing something I think this also is linked to Scuab being dinged up. Boyd now takes a spot and Owen goes back a bit as emergency back up.
Boyd would make a better emergency QB than Daniels.

Spike
10-23-2007, 04:55 PM
I don't think Morency would be the answer either.

I know nothing about the guy that they are bringing up to replace him, but I view this as a positive move. Whether this works out or not, you have to at least make moves to give other players a chance to show what they can do. Gado was never going to be a difference maker and wasn't even going to make the team next year, so it makes sense to put someone else out there to see what we have.

I hope the moves don't stop here. I know nothing about Chris White other than coaches quotes in the pre-season, but I would love for him to get a look at some serious playing time at center as well. I think he played some significant snaps at guard in the fourth quarter last week and did well. Bennett may still be very green, but I see no reason not to give him an opportunity to get more significant snaps at the other CB position. I think both Flanagan's and Faggins' play has been so poor, that we don't risk much by giving younger players some snaps.

Depending on how the next four or five games pan out, I think it makes sense to get Studdard, Frye and Diles all in the mix with significant play time in live action to see what we have. I don't think we should give up on the goal for a winning season, but as that benchmark becomes less of a possibility, you have to start thinking about the future of this franchise - as much as it stinks to say.

At the end of the day, we may learn that none of these guys are the answer, but at least we will have learned that this year instead of next year. As an alternative, maybe we get a glimpse of one or two guys that we can fit in as one of the missing peices to the puzzle, which will allow us to focus our efforts in the offseason and draft. Our hand was forced at WR, but I think getting some of these guys on the field showed us that this is not a need position for us any longer.

Andrew6
10-23-2007, 04:55 PM
Kinda looks like they're making Boyd into a QB slash RB.

TexansSeminole
10-23-2007, 05:01 PM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

This is exactly how I feel. It's not like the guy was inconsistant or something...he never even showed flashes. I don't understand how he even got close to the field.

Vinny
10-23-2007, 05:05 PM
Depending on how the next four or five games pan out, I think it makes sense to get Studdard, Frye and Diles all in the mix with significant play time in live action to see what we have. I don't think we should give up on the goal for a winning season, but as that benchmark becomes less of a possibility, you have to start thinking about the future of this franchise - as much as it stinks to say.

At the end of the day, we may learn that none of these guys are the answer, but at least we will have learned that this year instead of next year. As an alternative, maybe we get a glimpse of one or two guys that we can fit in as one of the missing peices to the puzzle, which will allow us to focus our efforts in the offseason and draft. Our hand was forced at WR, but I think getting some of these guys on the field showed us that this is not a need position for us any longer.Diles backs up DeMeco...I think he is fine where he is. If the linemen don't practice as well as the starters I'm not in favor of playing them at the expense of sending our QB's to any more hospitals as well.

Tailgate
10-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Boyd would make a better emergency QB than Daniels.

Thats what I said.

Runner
10-23-2007, 05:15 PM
If the linemen don't practice as well as the starters I'm not in favor of playing them at the expense of sending our QB's to any more hospitals as well.

As long as the evaluation is correct and based on the right factors. I find it hard to believe that there is no one better than Flanagan. Almost as hard as it was to believe that McKinney and Flanagan were in a tight battle for the starting position in camp. When I consider all of the ballyhoo about Black when he signed, it is disappointing - though not surprising to me - that he isn't having a (positive) impact.

BigBull17
10-23-2007, 05:18 PM
Who is this Boyd guy? Is he on our PSquad? If so, do you have a bio of him?

The Pencil Neck
10-23-2007, 06:29 PM
I liked Boyd when I saw him play...he impressed me.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713249&postcount=487

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=713214&postcount=456

I remember him. I thought he looked pretty good, too.

The Pencil Neck
10-23-2007, 06:33 PM
Who is this Boyd guy? Is he on our PSquad? If so, do you have a bio of him?

He was with the Cards in the pre-season.

Kinda short, though.

http://www.nfl.com/players/shaneboyd/gamelogs?id=BOY323870

Vinny
10-23-2007, 06:43 PM
As long as the evaluation is correct and based on the right factors. I find it hard to believe that there is no one better than Flanagan. Almost as hard as it was to believe that McKinney and Flanagan were in a tight battle for the starting position in camp. When I consider all of the ballyhoo about Black when he signed, it is disappointing - though not surprising to me - that he isn't having a (positive) impact.
That's true, McKinney has been outplaying Flanagan for a year now. Hard to believe it was a tough decision in camp....hopefully it was just lip service and respect to an aging vet. Black is playing on the special teams. I figured they would have him out there a bit more since Salaam seems to wear down considerably as the game progresses.

Texans_Chick
10-23-2007, 06:46 PM
I kinda see the Morency-Gado trade in the Babin-Boulware category.

Texans were trying to get someone who would work with Sherman's stuff.

GB was trying to get a quick back to be a change of pace back to work with their new ZBS.

Morency is a really small dude, not much taller than me. Allegedly, he packed on 10 lbs of muscle this offseason in GB, an amount that sounded like it would slow him down because he was already very rocked up.

From what I understood, Morency was not happy with the new regime so they wanted to get rid of a disgruntlement.

Vinny
10-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Who is this Boyd guy? Is he on our PSquad? If so, do you have a bio of him?
I just ran across this (http://www.bqb-site.com/bqb.htm) and I thought it was a decent summary.

Shane Boyd QB, #9
Ht/Wt: 6-4 265, Team: Arizona Cardinals (Signed as UDFA by Tennessee in 2005), Current Status: 3rd String
College: Kentucky

BQB-Site's View: After stints with the Steelers (Cut in 2006) and Titans (Cut in 2005 after signing as an undrafted free agent), Shane Boyd is trying to stick with the Cardinals as a developmental quarterback. The Cardinals already have entrenched starter Matt Leinart and veteran backup Kurt Warner, so he will be competing with rookie Tony Korobi to make the team and get a chance to learn and stay on an NFL roster. A good athlete who has size and speed, Boyd maybe asked to convert to another position. For now he is in camp and competing. We believe he is a “Developmental Type” QB that needs to get snaps to improve. He may need to play in NFL Europa, AFL, or CFL to learn the position, because he did not start until late in his career at Kentucky. He has the size and arm strength of McNair, but he was very erratic in college. He was stuck behind Jared Lorenzen and playing baseball in the spring hurt him in his development. He has an extremely strong arm (Relief Pitcher) and can move for a “Big” man. Runs with good power for a quarterback, possesses excellent bulk for a quarterback and flashes the ability to break tackles. May be asked to lined up at receiver or running back, which he has experience doing in college. Has good versatility and can be used on Special Teams.

Strengths: Great Size, Mobile, Strong arm, and Team Player (Other Positions).
Weaknesses: Turnovers, Needs to Spread Ball Around, and Needs to Learn How to Slide or Get Out of Bounds When Running.

http://www.bqb-site.com/Boyd2.jpg

BigBull17
10-23-2007, 06:51 PM
He was with the Cards in the pre-season.

Kinda short, though.

http://www.nfl.com/players/shaneboyd/gamelogs?id=BOY323870

Thanks for the link. Is he on our squad now, or is he on the street?

The Pencil Neck
10-23-2007, 07:10 PM
Thanks for the link. Is he on our squad now, or is he on the street?

I haven't seen anything official, yet.

Insideop
10-23-2007, 07:21 PM
Shermans other pal center Flanagan should be right behind him, but of course that's just wishful thinking on my part.

Should be, but can't be. Unfortunately, Centers, unlike RB's, are not a "dime a dozen" type commodity that can be cut and replaced on a whim. And the good ones are already playing for someone else. Sure, I'd like to see what White can do at Center, but until they draft or get a FA Center, we are stuck with Flanagan. JMHO!

cuppacoffee
10-23-2007, 08:12 PM
Should be, but can't be. Unfortunately, Centers, unlike RB's, are not a "dime a dozen" type commodity that can be cut and replaced on a whim. And the good ones are already playing for someone else. Sure, I'd like to see what White can do at Center, but until they draft or get a FA Center, we are stuck with Flanagan. JMHO!


Maybe one of the 'smarter teams' has one stashed on their PS.

Nah...our gm would have discovered him by now.

:coffee:

GP
10-23-2007, 08:19 PM
I don't know what you are looking at because when I watch both backs it looks like one has a place in the league somewhere and one looks like a budding doctor who is looking to finish medical school.

That's what I said over the summer and I got royally chewed out by 90% of the posters....oh, wait a second...that was at the OTHER board. My bad.

I'm with Vinny. I've felt this way since the news came out that Gado was taking the MCAT over the summer: He should have been asked to quietly leave and to go pursue the degree.

Why we wasted a roster spot on him, I will never know. You can't serve two masters, and the NFL is a demanding master all by itself.

By the way, signing Echemeegimongo is not going to do anything for us.

(yawn)

GP
10-23-2007, 08:28 PM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

Yep.

It really inspires LESS confidence when you sit there and think that the staff will let dead weight hang around THIS long.

Weren't we promised by Kubiak that it would become harder and harder for players to "make this team"?

The endless stream of pitiful prospects has taekn its toll on Kubiak: He dumps Lundy, a guy he said "has that look in his eyes," and then falls in love with Gado and Dayne, even going so far as to say that Gado is "doing all the right things..." and now he really likes Eechimeechimongo's ability to play special teams.

I am beginning to notice a pattern.

<< >> % << >> (what comes next in this sequence?)

Joe Texan
10-23-2007, 08:36 PM
We need the center and the rest of the Oline to get the running game on track. How can Mckinney be the wall and the others be this terrible.

GP
10-23-2007, 08:38 PM
Boyd was making our defense look pretty silly in the preseason.

Granted, it was preseason and it was Richard Smith's defense, but I still have images in my mind of him ducking away from the rush, darting into the flat, and hitting receivers. Several times.

He was moving the ball down the field.

This is actually the first logical acquisition I've seen in awhile.

It appears to be a good move, IMO. I'll take a mobile QB with the current state of our oline. Those guys burned all their fuel in weeks 1 and 2.

Sage is on his way out (on a stretcher) unless he can remember the three-step drop on every pass play.

GP
10-23-2007, 08:39 PM
We need the center and the rest of the Oline to get the running game on track. How can Mckinney be the wall and the others be this terrible.

I know...

It's amazing.

I didn't think that he was THAT important, either.

But Flanagan is an obvious failure.

Runner
10-23-2007, 09:18 PM
We need the center and the rest of the Oline to get the running game on track. How can Mckinney be the wall and the others be this terrible.

It's amazing.

I didn't think that he was THAT important, either.



I finally understood McKinney's importance to the run game on Feb. 8, 2006. I was shocked then, but not any more. I grew used to the idea.

http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=271930&highlight=McKinney#post271930

mexican_texan
10-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Is Chris White any good right now?

Hervoyel
10-23-2007, 09:48 PM
Is Chris White any good right now?


I'm sorry to say this but I think if he was any good "right now" he'd be starting for us. I'm actually starting to wonder if Drew Hodgdon is still available. Sure he's as bad as Flannagan but he's younger. He might be getting beat regularly but at least it wouldn't be from exhaustion.

Runner
10-23-2007, 09:53 PM
I'm sorry to say this but I think if he was any good "right now" he'd be starting for us.

I'd like to believe this, but past actions by this organization leave room for doubt. Sometimes it just seems the best player isn't on the field.

I'm actually starting to wonder if Drew Hodgdon is still available. Sure he's as bad as Flannagan but he's younger. He might be getting beat regularly but at least it wouldn't be from exhaustion.

I've had similar thoughts on Hodgdon. He is just about as good as Flanagan at this point in their respective careers, and at least he has the possibility of improving. Flanagan is well on the way down with no reversal in sight. I'm not going to be surprised when Flanagan gets hurt one of these games, either.

BigBull17
10-23-2007, 10:01 PM
I'm sorry to say this but I think if he was any good "right now" he'd be starting for us. I'm actually starting to wonder if Drew Hodgdon is still available. Sure he's as bad as Flannagan but he's younger. He might be getting beat regularly but at least it wouldn't be from exhaustion.

Wow, you know its a dark day when you see that...

beerlover
10-23-2007, 11:49 PM
list the RB's no longer Texans


Jonathan Wells
Domanick Davis
Tony Hollings
Stacey Mack
Audie Norris
Walli Lundy
Vernand Morency
Samkon Gado



all quite forgetable really, c'mon :pirate:

Malloy
10-24-2007, 02:53 AM
does the opposite for me...it's depressing when the team can't see how worthless he is in camp and wait till halfway through the year to make a move.

hm... In games and trades I look to our coaches generate the sort of momentum or opportunity that we need to adapt and better ourselves. Although I too am sad (still) about the Morency trade, I'll go as far as to say that with Gado leaving, we LOOK as if we're changing and adapting to our needs. That is good, it resembles a pulse :)

Runner
10-24-2007, 05:48 AM
hm... In games and trades I look to our coaches generate the sort of momentum or opportunity that we need to adapt and better ourselves. Although I too am sad (still) about the Morency trade, I'll go as far as to say that with Gado leaving, we LOOK as if we're changing and adapting to our needs. That is good, it resembles a pulse :)

Except that the only reason Gado is leaving is because they needed to get another QB on the roster with Schaub questionable. Had Schaub not been injured, there is little doubt that the Texans would have kept the status quo.

Week after week the run game is getting stuffed. Week after week they don't make changes to the line, but remain committed to running the same tired running backs into the same brick wall.

That has about as much momentum in adapting as a rock sitting at the bottom of a hill.

PapaL
10-24-2007, 06:01 AM
list the RB's no longer Texans


Jonathan Wells
Domanick Davis
Tony Hollings
Stacey Mack
Audie Norris
Walli Lundy
Vernand Morency
Samkon Gado



all quite forgetable really, c'mon :pirate:


You forgot our very first rapper ever - James Allen. Thanks for the 519 yards in '02.

Hervoyel
10-24-2007, 08:59 AM
You forgot our very first rapper ever - James Allen. Thanks for the 519 yards in '02.

Nobody calls him "James Allen" anymore. That's so 2002.

He's making :money: as Mersilis these days.... or is he?

dskillz
10-24-2007, 09:52 AM
hm... In games and trades I look to our coaches generate the sort of momentum or opportunity that we need to adapt and better ourselves. Although I too am sad (still) about the Morency trade, I'll go as far as to say that with Gado leaving, we LOOK as if we're changing and adapting to our needs. That is good, it resembles a pulse :)


I sure hated the Morency deal when it happened and I sure hate it more now since we have absolutely nothing to show for it.

dskillz
10-24-2007, 09:56 AM
We need the center and the rest of the Oline to get the running game on track. How can Mckinney be the wall and the others be this terrible.

I know...I really would like a O-line coach to explain that to me. Seriously. How can one guy make the entire line play that much better?

Texans_Chick
10-24-2007, 10:50 AM
I've had similar thoughts on Hodgdon. He is just about as good as Flanagan at this point in their respective careers, and at least he has the possibility of improving. Flanagan is well on the way down with no reversal in sight. I'm not going to be surprised when Flanagan gets hurt one of these games, either.

FWIW, one week when I heard Salaam doing his radio show at some bar, someone mentioned that Drew Hodgdon was there. It was shortly after McKinney got hurt, so I was wondering if he would get a call.

So I am guessing he is still in town.

The Texans are so messed up in so many places that they really have challenges as to who to activate each week.

powerfuldragon
10-24-2007, 11:23 AM
Man, Morency looked good to me...

I'm not sure what some of you were watching...

When they made the trade I was dumfounded...

yup. it was a bonehead move...

PapaL
10-24-2007, 11:53 AM
Nobody calls him "James Allen" anymore. That's so 2002.

He's making :money: as Mersilis these days.... or is he?

You too can own Mersilis masterful no hit wonder creation for only $7.94; link (http://www.amazon.com/Mersilis/dp/B000641ZGI). You'll love the review.

thunderkyss
10-24-2007, 12:14 PM
Except that the only reason Gado is leaving is because they needed to get another QB on the roster with Schaub questionable. Had Schaub not been injured, there is little doubt that the Texans would have kept the status quo.

Except, I thought we added a running back to the Roster to replace Gado. The QB was added to the practice squad, which means if we need a QB, chances are it won't be him... we'll give 'ole plummer a ring more than likely.


Week after week the run game is getting stuffed. Week after week they don't make changes to the line, but remain committed to running the same tired running backs into the same brick wall.

That has about as much momentum in adapting as a rock sitting at the bottom of a hill.

I believe it's been turnovers that has been stiffling our offense. sure, it's been three yards and a cloud of dust for the most part, but it's not like we aren't moving the ball.

We're not going 3 & out an abnormally high amount of possesions.... we're lucky, if we can get to third down.

thunderkyss
10-24-2007, 12:16 PM
yup. it was a bonehead move...

I'm still not seeing that.

Morency has been on our injured list for the majority of his time as a Texan.

Now he's been on the Packers Injured list.

Whether he was here, or there, he wasn't going to be on the field.

Besides, he wasn't Nigerian.

Dallas_Texan
10-24-2007, 01:48 PM
FWIW, one week when I heard Salaam doing his radio show at some bar, someone mentioned that Drew Hodgdon was there. It was shortly after McKinney got hurt, so I was wondering if he would get a call.

So I am guessing he is still in town.

The Texans are so messed up in so many places that they really have challenges as to who to activate each week.


Sounds good.....I'll take anything right about now. Any potential 'C's coming out in the draft that could fall to the third round? Maybe that's the answer if White still isn't ready?

Malloy
10-24-2007, 02:59 PM
Except that the only reason Gado is leaving is because they needed to get another QB on the roster with Schaub questionable. Had Schaub not been injured, there is little doubt that the Texans would have kept the status quo.

Week after week the run game is getting stuffed. Week after week they don't make changes to the line, but remain committed to running the same tired running backs into the same brick wall.

That has about as much momentum in adapting as a rock sitting at the bottom of a hill.

Sorry, I may have missed the entire thing then. I was under the impression that we added a RB too...

drewmar74
10-24-2007, 04:49 PM
Sorry, I may have missed the entire thing then. I was under the impression that we added a RB too...

They brought up ole Echamandoualknaknnaadou from the practice squad.

Okay, so that's not his real last name.... but its close.

Just looked it up again. Joe Echemandu.

Runner
10-24-2007, 05:34 PM
FWIW, one week when I heard Salaam doing his radio show at some bar, someone mentioned that Drew Hodgdon was there. It was shortly after McKinney got hurt, so I was wondering if he would get a call.


Consider this: Hodgdon (and other lineman) were judged on their ability to protect David Carr. Was that a fair test? Careers where certainly hindered for the sake of holding Carr blameless.



Also, most of them didn't get three years of starting every game to "develop", but they weren't making millions either. :cool:

The Pencil Neck
10-24-2007, 11:56 PM
Joe Echemandu.

Gesundheit.