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Hardcore Texan
10-23-2008, 12:59 PM
Who do you think it will be? Poll to follow.

I think Jacoby or Anderson, I really wouldn't mind at all to see Anderson back there. I feel a little more comfortable, he's a steady with great hands. I think he has a good enough burst and vision to do a good job.

With Jacoby, he's more explosive without a doubt and has that big play ability but scares me with the his lack of ball protection. If he can get more reliable, and he steps up while AD is out then it's a no brainer. But until then, let him keep building confindence returning punts and getting more reps at WR with Davis out.

I should add that I would love to see Slaton do it but I just don't think it would be wise to risk our most productive RB in that situation. I bet he would light it up though.

DiehardChris
10-23-2008, 01:02 PM
I think it will be Jacoby. David Anderson fumbled a punt in preseason too, so it's not like it's a no-brainer of a decision. Both are a risk, but JJ has more upside, so I think you go with JJ.

Silver Oak
10-23-2008, 01:04 PM
JJ gives me heart palpitations with the way he handles to ball so carelessly, but it will probably be him back there anyways.

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2008, 01:07 PM
I think it will be Jacoby. David Anderson fumbled a punt in preseason too, so it's not like it's a no-brainer of a decision. Both are a risk, but JJ has more upside, so I think you go with JJ.

I picked Anderson. But I think it will definetly be him or Jacoby. I agree with you about JJ. All he needs to do is show he can be consistent protecting the ball and making good decisions and it's his job to lose. Maybe it's time just to give the reins to JJ, time for him to step up. I will be fine if that is what they do.

That being said, I prefer to see Anderson right now, I just trust him a little better taken care of the ball even if he fumbled one in preseason.

It's going to be intersting.

Mari-OWNED!
10-23-2008, 01:08 PM
I should add that I would love to see Slaton do it but I just don't think it would be wise to risk our most productive RB in that situation. I bet he would light it up though.

I agree with this statement. I'd rather see Jacoby Jones handling the ball horribly, than possibly seeing our best running back get injured on a return. Knowing the Texans' luck with injuries it would probably happen too...

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2008, 01:11 PM
The "Moats kid" reference in the poll is from Kubiak on TexansTV @ the main site.

http://www.houstontexans.com/tv/# "Running game taking shape" is the vid.

SheTexan
10-23-2008, 01:21 PM
My guess is JJ, and I intend to take along a bottle of maalox, cause that boy makes my stomach do flip flops every time he hits the field. Between him and our corners I just might have a nervous breakdown before the season is over! :)

Malloy
10-23-2008, 01:21 PM
I agree with this statement. I'd rather see Jacoby Jones handling the ball horribly, than possibly seeing our best running back get injured on a return. Knowing the Texans' luck with injuries it would probably happen too...

Agree 100%. This was my reason for choosing JJ and not SS.

Second Honeymoon
10-23-2008, 01:34 PM
My guess is JJ, and I intend to take along a bottle of maalox, cause that boy makes my stomach do flip flops every time he hits the field. Between him and our corners I just might have a nervous breakdown before the season is over! :)

i couldn't agree more. he turns his eyes too quickly upfield and I don't like how he really gets under the ball's trajectory. He ends up catching it like a pop fly and is then left flat footed. he does have good feet though, some of the best i have seen since a guy named Deion. he is a dangerous return guy but too often the danger is related to his own team due to inexperience and sometimes braindeadedness (new word) at least he makes plays though, so take what you can get.

as for the OT, i would give the ball to Anderson as Slaton is too valuable as our #1 back and Jones is needed for PR already.

TexansLucky13
10-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Put that boy Jacoby Jones in there!!! If not him, give it to David Anderson... he won't have any trouble holding onto the football. Either way I think we are good.

GP
10-23-2008, 01:39 PM
I picked Anderson. But I think it will definetly be him or Jacoby. I agree with you about JJ. All he needs to do is show he can be consistent protecting the ball and making good decisions and it's his job to lose. Maybe it's time just to give the reins to JJ, time for him to step up. I will be fine if that is what they do.

That being said, I prefer to see Anderson right now, I just trust him a little better taken care of the ball even if he fumbled one in preseason.

It's going to be intersting.

I picked Anderson, too. Might as well trot out a backup WR with some move-making ability than Jacoby or Slaton right now.

If Slaton returns kickoffs, Gary Kubiak should be fired. Period.

We waited long enough to regain a running back with playmaking ability...just to run him straight into gunners on special teams.

TexansLucky13
10-23-2008, 01:45 PM
I picked Anderson, too. Might as well trot out a backup WR with some move-making ability than Jacoby or Slaton right now.

If Slaton returns kickoffs, Gary Kubiak should be fired. Period.

We waited long enough to regain a running back with playmaking ability...just to run him straight into gunners on special teams.

The problem is, Anderson is going to see even more action on offense with AD out. He was valuable before, but now he is going to be a starter. Jacoby, on the other hand, is still a backup (4 WR set). For safety reasons, it should be JJ, I think.

I agree about Slaton. We can't be like the Saints and let our Lightning get injured on special teams.

P.S. - Are you still booing Schaub after last week?

Cjeremy635
10-23-2008, 01:45 PM
I picked JJ. I like him, I just don't like the way he holds the ball when he runs. It's way too exposed and he swings it in his arms while he runs. He should tuck it tight instead of 6" away from his body, he's begging someone to knock it loose. I've never returned NFL kickoffs, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. Therefore, I feel that I'm more than qualified to post my opinion.

TEXANS84
10-23-2008, 01:55 PM
It's more than likely JJ. Which really is a scary situation. He better tuck that ball in, otherwise we'll be gaining on our minus turnover ratio this week.

drewmar74
10-23-2008, 02:15 PM
Wasn't it fumbling that put Moats in the Eagles' doghouse? :thinking:

I wonder how Jerome's hammys are doing.....

disaacks3
10-23-2008, 02:26 PM
It's more than likely JJ. Which really is a scary situation. He better tuck that ball in, otherwise we'll be gaining on our minus turnover ratio this week. Yep, my only hope is that he'll be a little more stable since he doesn't have to worry about a guy "right in his face" on a KR.

bigbrewster2000
10-23-2008, 03:08 PM
David Anderson will be the guy. Just wait and see.

4Texans
10-23-2008, 03:36 PM
Jones. The staff has intended for him to be the return guy all along..... Now he gets his chance. He just better hold on to the ball.

DiehardChris
10-23-2008, 04:15 PM
Kubiak's post-practice quote:

(on if he has firmed up what he is going to do about replacing WR André Davis on kickoff returns) “Well, it’s either going to be (WR) Jacoby (Jones) or (WR) David (Anderson) probably, because I won’t put (RB Steve) Slaton back there being our starting tailback right now. But, we’ll keep working them again tomorrow. It will be one of those two.”

Glad to see he won't put Slaton back there. Other than that, sounds like he still doesn't have his decision locked up.

SheTexan
10-23-2008, 04:57 PM
Maybe he'll try both JJ and Anderson out. Never know with Kubiak!

CloakNNNdagger
10-23-2008, 05:38 PM
I agree with this statement. I'd rather see Jacoby Jones handling the ball horribly, than possibly seeing our best running back get injured on a return. Knowing the Texans' luck with injuries it would probably happen too...

Can you say Reggie Bush????


As far as Anderson and his punt return fumble. It's a different animal to PR vs KR..........that's why most teams have a "specialist" for both. Many feel that it is actually easier to field kicks (vs. punts) since you don't usually have the D close enough at time of reception to smell their bad breath. :mcnugget:

Ole Miss Texan
10-23-2008, 05:42 PM
I voted Anderson. I see Jacoby staying at PR but Anderson taking over KR duties. But we could see a combination of the two. Anderson fields it one time, Jacoby another...

Here's just a tidbit on their career KR stats:
Jacoby Jones: 4 returns 78 yards (19.5 yd avg.) Long return: 23 yds 20+ yd Ret: 1
David Anderson: 3 returns 90 yards (30 yd avg.) Long return: 38 yds 20+ yd Ret: 3

Sal Rosenberg
10-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Darnell jenkins!!! Just kidding

b0ng
10-23-2008, 06:37 PM
When I play as the Texans on Madden it's always Slaton returning kicks.

But no way do I want to see our main back taking kicks. I know Anderson muffed at least one return last year that cost us (I think it was vs the Jags in Jacksonville), and I thought he might be hurt?

Still went with Anderson, although in actuality, I wouldn't be surprised to see Molden back there either.

Reservation4Six
10-23-2008, 07:22 PM
Slaton I believe would be the BEST out of the bunch but like everyone said it would be dumb to do it considering he is our best back. Put JJ back there.

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2008, 07:54 PM
Ha. I just saw this same poll on the main page over at HT.com. But with only DA, JJ, or SS as the choices. Copycats...:pirate:

GP
10-23-2008, 09:34 PM
The problem is, Anderson is going to see even more action on offense with AD out. He was valuable before, but now he is going to be a starter. Jacoby, on the other hand, is still a backup (4 WR set). For safety reasons, it should be JJ, I think.

I agree about Slaton. We can't be like the Saints and let our Lightning get injured on special teams.

P.S. - Are you still booing Schaub after last week?

Oh, I forgot about how Andre Davis being out means that Anderson prolly takes his spot...

Am I still booing Schaub? When Schaub strings together 5 or 6 performances like he did last week, then I'll pour myself a glass of Kool Aid again.

We are playing pretty average (maybe even "bad") teams right now. When Schaub isn't getting pressured, or having to scramble in the pocket a lot, he can make progressions. I don't like how he handles the blitz, and I think he looks great against bad secondaries.

The "Boo Radley" avatar is a joke of mine: Schaub just reminds me of the character from that movie. I balance it out with my Rosencopter sig...to stabilize The Force around here.

Vinnie
10-23-2008, 09:53 PM
I voted DA, but in hind sight, maybe it should be JJ getting the kick offs and DA getting the punts. Like everyone has pointed out, you get a better read off a kick then a punt and more protection. I think JJ could thrive in that environment. DA has a good head on his shoulders and would probably make better decisions in the punt return roll, but he ain't going to hit a homer for you either.

Goldensilence
10-23-2008, 11:55 PM
I hope they put Jones in there instead of Anderson. Anderson might have the more steady hands But I think Jacoby has a better chance of hitting a homerun. Our offense is doing fine and our special teams are pretty solid but with the defense we have we have to keep putting almost 30 a game on the board to win. Until our defense shows it can consistently keep opponents, hell under 20 points a game, we need to be able score from as many angles as possible.

ObsiWan
10-24-2008, 01:47 AM
Can you say Reggie Bush????
:mcnugget:

except that Bush really isn't their best RB
:)

Ole Miss Texan
10-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Am I still booing Schaub? When Schaub strings together 5 or 6 performances like he did last week, then I'll pour myself a glass of Kool Aid again.

Well he's got about 3 in a row right now...
I voted DA, but in hind sight, maybe it should be JJ getting the kick offs and DA getting the punts. Like everyone has pointed out, you get a better read off a kick then a punt and more protection. I think JJ could thrive in that environment. DA has a good head on his shoulders and would probably make better decisions in the punt return roll, but he ain't going to hit a homer for you either.

Good points. Jacoby can't run backwards on a kick return.

Giant Tiger
10-24-2008, 09:09 PM
I voted Jacoby for obvious reasons ;) I think he wants to show what he can do with more responsibility.

Andrew6
10-24-2008, 09:20 PM
is broken handed Andre davis an option?

edo783
10-24-2008, 09:39 PM
is broken handed Andre davis an option?

Nope. Pin in the finger, out 3-4 weeks.

Mailman
10-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Kubiak voted for JJ, too.

After three practices and much deliberation, Kubiak decided that wide receiver Jacoby Jones will start at kick returner in place of Andre Davis this week. Wide receiver David Anderson also will be available to return kicks.

Both Jones, the starting punt returner, and Anderson figure to play prominent roles in the passing game as well as on special teams against the Bengals.

“They’re all going to play,” Kubiak said. “They’re going to rotate, but David’s our zebra (receiver) and Jacoby can play all three spots. But they’ll all be out there.”

threetoedpete
10-25-2008, 12:56 PM
David Anderson will be the guy. Just wait and see.

David Anderson took a pretty good shot on the KO team in the Miami game. My guess is you better carry two bottles of Mallox. I expect to see Jacoby Jones showing where he is this game and split snaps with Dav Anderson.

beat me too it mailman good job.

There it is from the horse's mouth. The only way that changes is if J.J. fumbles one early or he gets hurt. They gotta find out about J.J. The board is loaded with WR's this draft.