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Historyhorn
03-12-2008, 04:04 PM
There seems to be a lot of smoke concerning Shaun Alexander and the Houston Texans on NFL Radio and other spots.

With the Seahawks signing Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett, the Seahawks have a crowded backfield and they look to drop Alexander and his contract.

Pat Kirwin indicated that Houston might be a likely spot for him either vie trade or picking him up after his outright release. The other possible spots for him to land are Chicago and Detroit.

Most seem to think the Texans might be the most likely because of the climate as well as the one cut slashing system employed by Kubes.

I think it'd be a good thing for us to see if there is anything left in the tank as long as it doesn't cost us big $$ unless he produces. A deal that is heavy in incentives that can be reached would be nice.

Go Texans

Vinny
03-12-2008, 04:05 PM
I'd love it if we signed him...as long as it was a short contract loaded with incentives.

Errant Hothy
03-12-2008, 04:07 PM
I'd love it if we signed him...as long as it was a short contract loaded with incentives.

and as long as it does not change the FO's plans for the rest of FA and the draft.

Historyhorn
03-12-2008, 04:11 PM
What's to change?

You pick up a guy for peanuts that you only have to pay if he produces big time. If you want to draft a RB, you still do so. Essentially I envision a low risk deal that is a win-win for the Texans & Alexander.

If he can't regain his form, you cut bait and plug in the youngster from the draft.

Go Texans

TEXANRED
03-12-2008, 04:17 PM
So far this off season we have been the front runner for Turner, Dunn, and now Alexander.

And we have not talked to a single one of them.

Porky
03-12-2008, 04:19 PM
I'd love it if we signed him...as long as it was a short contract loaded with incentives.

Ditto for me.

Historyhorn
03-12-2008, 04:21 PM
With the draft as deep as it is in RB's. I'll be disappointed if we don't make a move for someone like Shaun and then take a RB in Round 2. You can get a quality back in round two and in theory, the Denver zone blocking scheme can make a stud out of backs that might not be all that and a bag of chips in other schemes.

Take CB in Round 1. Take RB in Round 2. Take OT in Round 3. RB and OT are very deep in this draft, so we ought to be able to find good value in rounds 2 and three if we do our homework.

I think Reeves can be a passable number three corner and with Dunta scheduled to be out, we need to get someone who can cover in round 1 and then take players in positions where the draft is deep in rounds 2 and 3.

Go Texans

Texans_Chick
03-12-2008, 04:21 PM
There seems to be a lot of smoke concerning Shaun Alexander and the Houston Texans on NFL Radio and other spots.

With the Seahawks signing Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett, the Seahawks have a crowded backfield and they look to drop Alexander and his contract.

Pat Kirwin indicated that Houston might be a likely spot for him either vie trade or picking him up after his outright release. The other possible spots for him to land are Chicago and Detroit.

Most seem to think the Texans might be the most likely because of the climate as well as the one cut slashing system employed by Kubes.

I think it'd be a good thing for us to see if there is anything left in the tank as long as it doesn't cost us big $$ unless he produces. A deal that is heavy in incentives that can be reached would be nice.

Go Texans

It's not hard to figure out the typical destinations people float for running backs.

Which teams in the league have current backfields that are ridiculous?

Well then, maybe Shaun Alexander is going there.

Giant Tiger
03-12-2008, 04:28 PM
What's to change?

You pick up a guy for peanuts that you only have to pay if he produces big time. If you want to draft a RB, you still do so. Essentially I envision a low risk deal that is a win-win for the Texans & Alexander.

If he can't regain his form, you cut bait and plug in the youngster from the draft.

Go Texans

I like it too. Go for it!:splits: :fans:

Texaninlild
03-12-2008, 04:29 PM
HistoryHorn

We don't have a #2 unless I missed a story somewhere.

A RB will be taken in Round 3 or 4 most likely.

Taking Shaun Alexander with his salary would be a joke. That will not happen.

badboy
03-12-2008, 04:35 PM
Why did it take so long for this thread to be initiated?

Ole Miss Texan
03-12-2008, 04:39 PM
Now way we get Alexander in a trade. They're dumping him because of his contract combined with his lack of performance. I think it's a similar problem we had with Carr (not the same but similar). I think they end up releasing him and when they do I would take a look at him. Given the right price, I'd be all for it.

However, I would be in favor of Chicago signing him meaning they'd most likely pass on Mendenhall in the first round. :)

Drew_Smoke
03-12-2008, 05:50 PM
I saw that star wars dude on NFL Live saying Houston would be in the hunt.


Just Say Anything....

Insideop
03-12-2008, 06:06 PM
However, I would be in favor of Chicago signing him meaning they'd most likely pass on Mendenhall in the first round. :)

Excellent! That would suit me too! :doot: :splits:

Lucky
03-12-2008, 06:20 PM
Herv & I were joking about Alexander joining the Texans in the Dunn thread, last week. Some joke.

Alexander is a native of the Cincinnati area and it wouldn't surprise me if he looked there first. I'm not sure how the Bengals feel about Rudi Johnson after his horrible '07 season. Maybe the Bengals cut him loose and we start a "Rudi to Houston thread" Why not.

gary
03-12-2008, 06:24 PM
He would make a great back if he would regain his enthusiasum and run hard again.

RipTraxx
03-12-2008, 06:32 PM
Yeah........im sorta done with aging beat up running backs....count me out.

gary
03-12-2008, 06:35 PM
He doesn't run like he used to two or three years ago.

JayCee
03-12-2008, 07:19 PM
Why would we go looking for an aging RB when we already have one?

Lets start afresh with the draft and see how Walker and Taylor work out.

gary
03-12-2008, 07:27 PM
Why would we go looking for an aging RB when we already have one?

Lets start afresh with the draft and see how Walker and Taylor work out. Agree.

Dallas_Texan
03-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Herv & I were joking about Alexander joining the Texans in the Dunn thread, last week. Some joke.

Alexander is a native of the Cincinnati area and it wouldn't surprise me if he looked there first. I'm not sure how the Bengals feel about Rudi Johnson after his horrible '07 season. Maybe the Bengals cut him loose and we start a "Rudi to Houston thread" Why not.

Rep Time!! :user:


Seriously...even if he we could afford him, and had all the money in the world, the reason he's been doing badly is his O-line (or that's why he did so well before), why would he come to a team regarded as having an aweful line?? I'm not saying it is aweful, I'm saying that's the perception around the league. Answer : He would be crazy to unless his agent truly knows Gibbs.

aj.
03-12-2008, 07:45 PM
Sign Alexander and Brown, then with Green they would only need one more o.f. and they could probably make it through a season - although counting on each to make it through four games may be a tall order.

Bubbajwp
03-12-2008, 07:46 PM
Herv & I were joking about Alexander joining the Texans in the Dunn thread, last week. Some joke.

Alexander is a native of the Cincinnati area and it wouldn't surprise me if he looked there first. I'm not sure how the Bengals feel about Rudi Johnson after his horrible '07 season. Maybe the Bengals cut him loose and we start a "Rudi to Houston thread" Why not.

It wont be much longer.

thunderkyss
03-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Alexander is leaving Seattle, because he all of a sudden isn't as tough & resilient as he was before the big $$.

I'm already planning my Fantasy Draft strategy for next season, & I'm thinking Alexander would be there in the fifth round. Third, had he stayed in Seatle, as "the starter".

Alexader has a lot to prove, & I'm pulling for him to prove it. He'll be a steal, for whatever team lands him.

But we took that chance with Ahman Green, no reason to spin the barrel again.

ObsiWan
03-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Sign Alexander and Brown, then with Green they would only need one more o.f. and they could probably make it through a season - although counting on each to make it through four games may be a tall order.

But think of all the sponsorship bucks we could get from AARP
;o)

mexican_texan
03-12-2008, 08:17 PM
He doesn't run like he used to two or three years ago.
The problem isn't how he's running, but who he's running behind. Hutchinson seemed to take all of Shaun Alexander's talent to Minnesotta.

ObsiWan
03-12-2008, 10:49 PM
The problem isn't how he's running, but who he's running behind. Hutchinson seemed to take all of Shaun Alexander's talent to Minnesota


That's EXACTLY right.
Alexander was never the same after that.

DiehardChris
03-12-2008, 10:54 PM
So far this off season we have been the front runner for Turner, Dunn, and now Alexander.

And we have not talked to a single one of them.

Yeah, what he said.

IlliniJen
03-13-2008, 12:05 AM
The problem isn't how he's running, but who he's running behind. Hutchinson seemed to take all of Shaun Alexander's talent to Minnesotta.

I disagree...he wasn't running with the same speed he had prior to his injury. I think he's looking old, regardless of his offensive line.

hookinreds
03-13-2008, 12:06 AM
I blame Madden.

ObsiWan
03-13-2008, 12:08 AM
I disagree...he wasn't running with the same speed he had prior to his injury. I think he's looking old, regardless of his offensive line.

Slamming into DEs and DTs instead of CBs and safeties, because your best lineman was allowed to walk will make you slow down and "look old"

RipTraxx
03-13-2008, 01:23 AM
I blame Madden.

Like the cover curse? Damn Right.

Trap_Star
03-13-2008, 01:26 AM
The problem isn't how he's running, but who he's running behind. Hutchinson seemed to take all of Shaun Alexander's talent to Minnesotta.

That's EXACTLY right.
Alexander was never the same after that.

if that's the case, i'd rather trade for hutchinson and boom! our running game is fixed.

Second Honeymoon
03-13-2008, 02:06 AM
Slamming into DEs and DTs instead of CBs and safeties, because your best lineman was allowed to walk will make you slow down and "look old"

they still have their best passing offensive lineman in HOF-to-be Walter Jones but losing Hutchinson to that poison-pill contract tactic by the Vikings was an example of how not to handle negotiations with one of your guys. It has been a factor in Alexander's demise more than any Madden cover could ever dream of. Seattle has gotten a little pass happy over the years and gotten away from what got them to the Super Bowl and within a play or two of winning it.

The Green signing didn't hurt us that much. The only thing you lost was $$ and a little extra cap space (which we arent even close to being over). No draft picks, no nothin'.

We can't take on Alexander's current contract but if he is released he is another low risk-high reward possibility like Green was. I think he may relish a chance to play here. We got a damn young team and it should only get better. The guy is a gamer and I would have no problem seeing Shawn Alexander in a Texans uniform. You can't let past failures make you afraid to pull the trigger. There is no success without failure. I would actually have no problem with Green AND Alexander in our backfield. It is doable especially if Green capitulates and renegotiates his deal to be more team friendly. Green, Alexander, Walker. Taylor as our project. Draft Hester out of LSU in the 5th round and add depth and running threat at FB. That would allow us to improve our defense (our weak link last year) with our first 3 picks while not neglecting the RB position or putting all our eggs in Green's basket. Were gonna put it in two guys basket's(AG and SA)....ok that didn't sound right but you get my point.

One thing he knows about Houston is that he would have a chance to start from Day One. As long as the deal is Texans friendly, I am totally down.

kiwitexansfan
03-13-2008, 04:32 AM
I have no doubt that the front office will look into this, they seem to look at every possibilty, nothing like observing due diligence.

Hagar
03-13-2008, 01:49 PM
Nothing like a Bang Cartoon to say it like it is:

Major Softee (http://www.bangcartoon.com/2007/pacman2.htm)

WesmanTexanfan
03-13-2008, 02:00 PM
LOL, "looks like Omar Epps guy".....

IlliniJen
03-13-2008, 02:12 PM
Slamming into DEs and DTs instead of CBs and safeties, because your best lineman was allowed to walk will make you slow down and "look old"

You have a point, but even coming out of the backfield, he just looked like he lost a step. Now, I don't know if he'll take the Edge route and look better next year, needing a full year on the field to recover, but he's getting old.

PHAROAH
03-13-2008, 04:01 PM
I would sign Alexander to a 2 year contract maybe, This guy is so beat up just like Ahman Green. I would rather we draft a running back of our own instead fooling around with these guys who have a boat load injuries and are basically at the end of there careers. I say lets pass on this one too.

Nawzer
03-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Not a big fan of Shaun Alexander. He was great a few years ago, but his running style is such that you knew he can't last too much longer. Right now it's speculation at best to assume that the Texans are interested in Alexander. With Ahman Green already on board I don't see the point of adding another over the hill running back like Alexander.

Goldensilence
03-13-2008, 04:27 PM
Not a big fan of Shaun Alexander. He was great a few years ago, but his running style is such that you knew he can't last too much longer. Right now it's speculation at best to assume that the Texans are interested in Alexander. With Ahman Green already on board I don't see the point of adding another over the hill running back like Alexander.

Agreed.

I've never been high on him either. Maybe It's been injuries but I'd still point to losing Hutch as the biggest piece of the puzzle as opposed to simply aging. Losing Mack Strong didn't help either.At this point I'd rather us sign Chris Brown and go into TC with Green, Brown, Taylor and Walker Battling it out.

Ole Miss I like Mendenhall but I'd rather Chicago take him and hopefully Chriss Williams drops to us with Carolina Shoring up the QB situation taking Brohm instead of the projected Williams.

RipTraxx
03-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Agreed.

I've never been high on him either. Maybe It's been injuries but I'd still point to losing Hutch as the biggest piece of the puzzle as opposed to simply aging. Losing Mack Strong didn't help either.At this point I'd rather us sign Chris Brown and go into TC with Green, Brown, Taylor and Walker Battling it out.

Ole Miss I like Mendenhall but I'd rather Chicago take him and hopefully Chriss Williams drops to us with Carolina Shoring up the QB situation taking Brohm instead of the projected Williams.


You said it. Hutch WAS the reason. Look at like this. Hutch goes to minnesota and make CHESTER TAYLOR into a 1300 yard back.

things that make you go hmmmmmm

stiff
03-13-2008, 07:10 PM
With the signing of Brown Alexander maybe a dead issue.

mexican_texan
03-13-2008, 09:01 PM
With the signing of Brown Alexander maybe a dead issue.
I doubt it ever had much life. I can see him going to Arizona.

Napa Auto Parts
03-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Nooooooooooo not another RB on the Wrongside of thirty that cant stay healthy tell me its just another nightmare.