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stingray
09-08-2008, 10:44 AM
Just wondering after watching him yesterday. I am not even sure how much the Falcons signed him for. I don't remember the front office ever pursuing him, but he would have been a beast in this system.

sakebomb
09-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Can Turner pressure the QB? :pirate:

eriadoc
09-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Just wondering after watching him yesterday. I am not even sure how much the Falcons signed him for. I don't remember the front office ever pursuing him, but he would have been a beast in this system.

Have you seen our run blocking so far this pre-season/season?

Vinny
09-08-2008, 10:50 AM
Just wondering after watching him yesterday. I am not even sure how much the Falcons signed him for. I don't remember the front office ever pursuing him, but he would have been a beast in this system.
Jerious Norwood tore it up for them too yesterday. Falcons led the league in rushing not too long ago, so they have a history of being a top running team before Turner got there...so....Turner would have found the same non-holes that our other backs did yesterday.

stingray
09-08-2008, 10:51 AM
Have you seen our run blocking so far this pre-season/season?

Did you see the Falcons OL last year? With pretty much the same guys. And there is a big difference, we played the Steelers while they played the Lions. But I think Michael Turner is the real deal. And I'm not armcahir Qbing, I am just wondering if the Texans ever had any interest, because I don't recall.

stingray
09-08-2008, 10:52 AM
Jerious Norwood tore it up for them too yesterday. Falcons led the league in rushing not too long ago, so they have a history of being a top running team before Turner got there...so....Turner would have found the same non-holes that our other backs did yesterday.

Yes, they Had Alex Gibbs.

Vinny
09-08-2008, 10:53 AM
Yes, they Had Alex Gibbs.so what? They don't now and are still kicking ass running the ball. Coaches only do so much and other coaches who replace good coaches are probably pretty good at this level as well.Did you see the Falcons OL last year? With pretty much the same guys.
two words: Bobby Petrino

Runner
09-08-2008, 10:54 AM
I'm going from memory here, but I think he was too expensive for the amount cap the Texans had available so he was never a serious option.

He may have been more than they were willing to pay an RB anyway, since they believe RB success is more system than elite talent driven.

stingray
09-08-2008, 10:59 AM
so what? They don't now and are still kicking ass running the ball. Coaches only do so much and other coaches who replace good coaches are probably pretty good at this level as well.
two words: Bobby Petrino

I didn't expect the Texans to have a great running game in the first half of the season, but I think they will improve. But even if they improve, are they still going to rely on Green? or Slaton to be an every down back?

I understand that there is alot of problems with the running game right now, with the OL being the main Culprit. But they will improve, they have to, they can't get any worse, but they never really adressed the RB situation.

Second Honeymoon
09-08-2008, 11:01 AM
The Texans werent willing to spend the big money on Turner. They save all their big money to spend on losers like David Carr. Lock guys up like that forever but God forbid get someone who can actually play....geez God forbid get someone who can actually coach too. Kubiak is what he is too. Bargain basement coaching.

Maybe McNair will kick Kubes to the curb and bring someone in who can actually coach. Cowher anyone?

Hervoyel
09-08-2008, 11:04 AM
I didn't expect the Texans to have a great running game in the first half of the season, but I think they will improve. But even if they improve, are they still going to rely on Green? or Slaton to be an every down back?

I understand that there is alot of problems with the running game right now, with the OL being the main Culprit. But they will improve, they have to, they can't get any worse, but they still haven't adressed the RB situation.

I think by the bye week we should be regularly running at an adequate if maybe a bit unspectacular level assuming nobody gets hurt. I think by mid season we should be running the ball well enough to merit some notice and talk about how Alex Gibbs has turned another team into a running machine will resume.

I think that if this doesn't happen (and again, everyone is healthy and working together) then we have a problem in personnel and then I would expect the team to start trying different players where guys aren't getting it done.

Personally I don't see any reason why Slaton can't be an every down back. He's small but small guys do it all the time in this league. I've seen big guys who can't stay healthy and little guys who run for 10 years. It's not so much the size of his body as it is his durability and we'll find out about that real quick.

Polo
09-08-2008, 11:07 AM
so what? They don't now and are still kicking ass running the ball. Coaches only do so much and other coaches who replace good coaches are probably pretty good at this level as well.


Really ?

stingray
09-08-2008, 11:10 AM
I think by the bye week we should be regularly running at an adequate if maybe a bit unspectacular level assuming nobody gets hurt. I think by mid season we should be running the ball well enough to merit some notice and talk about how Alex Gibbs has turned another team into a running machine will resume.

I think that if this doesn't happen (and again, everyone is healthy and working together) then we have a problem in personnel and then I would expect the team to start trying different players where guys aren't getting it done.

Personally I don't see any reason why Slaton can't be an every down back. He's small but small guys do it all the time in this league. I've seen big guys who can't stay healthy and little guys who run for 10 years.It's not so much the size of his body as it is his durability and we'll find out about that real quick.

You're probably right on that one, it's just hard to think that a little guy gets pounded that much and him lasting. But there are some that have lasted, westbrook being one of them.

RipTraxx
09-08-2008, 02:22 PM
You're probably right on that one, it's just hard to think that a little guy gets pounded that much and him lasting. But there are some that have lasted, westbrook being one of them.

The way i see it at 5'9 201, if he were closer to the 6ft mark, in comparison he'd be 220-230. I dont question his size at all.

Blake
09-08-2008, 02:32 PM
If we signed Turner he would have been shut down just like our runners were. When your center gets blown off the ball so hard he hits you and knocks you down, what can you do?

forcefollow
09-08-2008, 05:32 PM
No Texans wanted Chris Brown.:scarygirl:

Shaft75
09-08-2008, 05:33 PM
If we signed Turner he would have been shut down just like our runners were. When your center gets blown off the ball so hard he hits you and knocks you down, what can you do?

Call Mike Flanagan...

The1ApplePie
09-08-2008, 10:28 PM
The Texans never pay big money for free agents...

Unless they are washed up guys from the Packers or Broncos

BuffaloglennTX
09-09-2008, 09:14 AM
Call Mike Flanagan...

Or Steve McKinney!