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buddyboy
10-27-2008, 03:39 AM
From Lance Zierlein's Z Report

To be honest, I much prefer David Anderson on the field as the third WR as opposed to Jacoby Jones or Andre Davis. Anderson is more of a slot WR who can work the middle of the field and who is used to playing in smaller spaces in necessary. Davis is mostly a down-the-field WR who is good at stretching defenses, but very average within 10 to 15 yards from the line of scrimmage. With the Texans running a play-action game anyway, I don't see as much need for having another speed guy out there along with Andre Johnson.


http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2008/10/texans_fans_arent_buying_in_ye.html

Gotta say, I'm loving David Anderson right now. I thought he did pretty good in preseason too...maybe we should get him in there more often even after Davis comes back.

Carr Bombed
10-27-2008, 03:44 AM
We have a top 5 offense......It doesn't really matter who's playing the slot, everybody is getting the job done.

eriadoc
10-27-2008, 08:36 AM
I don't think they can go wrong with working a rotation of the three in at the slot. Jacoby needs to start getting a few reps, so we can see if he is really adjusting, and AD can stretch the field from the slot. Anderson catches everything thrown his way and is pretty quick.

mexican_texan
10-27-2008, 08:57 AM
He's a really good blocker. I think he deserves more PT.

BuffaloglennTX
10-27-2008, 09:18 AM
From Lance Zierlein's Z Report



http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2008/10/texans_fans_arent_buying_in_ye.html

Gotta say, I'm loving David Anderson right now. I thought he did pretty good in preseason too...maybe we should get him in there more often even after Davis comes back.

Um, when Andre Davis is playing they usually slide AJ or Walter to the slot. Andre Davis has been sure handed, does not fumble, and is at least as fast as anyone else on the team. David Anderson has done well too; it sure is nice to have four or five receivers who can get the job done well.

TexansLucky13
10-27-2008, 09:20 AM
Yes

Texans_Chick
10-27-2008, 09:54 AM
What I'd truly like to see is more 3 and 4 wide receiver sets.

And running the ball out of that.

I think the Andre Davis we have seen this year has been a little limited by his finger problem. He didn't make an excuse with it, but it can't be good for a receiver/returner to have massive pain every time they catch the ball.

I think David Anderson is a great story.

BTW, if you want to see him in person, he will be debating for the Presidency of the Texans at the Ragin Cajun Westheimer in the late afternoon.

Kaiser Toro
10-27-2008, 09:54 AM
I like all of them, it is called depth. Moreover, due to the depth we have the ability to move our WRs around, especially AJ, and keep the defense guessing.

"They do a great job of moving him around," said Bengals free safety Dexter Jackson. "He's not afraid to go across the middle. When you have a guy like that who can also go outside, you have a special player."

Lastly, any discussion that involves our passing game, specifically 5-15 yard routes, needs to include Owen Daniels. Having OD and Anderson on the field would make me believe that the odds are good that AJ is not going to the middle. There is a finite amount space in the 5-15 yard range with the speed of NFL LBs and Safeties in my opinion.

Porky
10-27-2008, 10:01 AM
I like Anderson a lot too. But, like the others, I think we have 3 guys who could be the #3, so I say let's work all of them in here and there. Anderson sure has beat my expecatations though. He has some Kevin Walter in him, but is smaller - good to great hands, knows how to get open, etc.

And I really liked this quote from Lance too:

And this, boys and girls, is what it looks like to have a QB (actually two) who can work the deep middle of the field. David Carr was one of the worst at working that part of the field while this duo excels at it. It should come as no surprise that the offense's productivity has skyrocketed since they added QBs who can exploit defenses in that area.


Anyone want to make a trade of Schaub for Carr and two #2 draft picks? :texflag:

mexican_texan
10-27-2008, 10:17 AM
I like Anderson a lot too. But, like the others, I think we have 3 guys who could be the #3, so I say let's work all of them in here and there. Anderson sure has beat my expecatations though. He has some Kevin Walter in him, but is smaller - good to great hands, knows how to get open, etc.

And I really liked this quote from Lance too:

And this, boys and girls, is what it looks like to have a QB (actually two) who can work the deep middle of the field. David Carr was one of the worst at working that part of the field while this duo excels at it. It should come as no surprise that the offense's productivity has skyrocketed since they added QBs who can exploit defenses in that area.


Anyone want to make a trade of Schaub for Carr and two #2 draft picks? :texflag:
I found it pretty funny that while Eli was talking to a coach about plays, Carr just looked at the printouts scratching his chin pretending to be involved.

beerlover
10-27-2008, 10:49 AM
Daivid Anderson got extra game PT because he got extra practice PT. Its called depth & its a good thing :specnatz:

Andre Johnson - 1st rd. #3 overall 2003
Kevin Walter - 7th rd. #255 overall 2003
Jacoby Jones - 3rd rd. #73 overall 2007
Andre Davis - 2nd rd. #47 overall 2002
David Anderson - 7th rd. #251st overall 2006

Practice Squad- Darnell Jenkins undrafted, 08 & Mark Simmons undrafted 06.

I suppose the addition of a pure route runner in next years draft could easily be argued, cause you always need to retool & keep the pipeline stocked but this group considering whats been invested has been very productive to date.

HOU-TEX
10-27-2008, 10:56 AM
I like the way DA uses his hands to catch the ball. That catch across the middle was a thing of beauty. It was perfect placement and the ball just seemed to stick in DA's out-stretched hands.

His TD was caught with all hands too and the ball was placed right on the numbers.

texanhead08
10-27-2008, 12:21 PM
The recievers were great yesterday, but the qb was putting the ball right on the money all day. Schaub should get some credit too because he has been fantastic the past few games.

BigBull17
10-27-2008, 12:31 PM
The recievers were great yesterday, but the qb was putting the ball right on the money all day. Schaub should get some credit too because he has been fantastic the past few games.

Yeah, hold your breath until people give Schaub credit...

Thorn
10-27-2008, 12:39 PM
Yeah, hold your breath until people give Schaub credit...


I'll give 'em credit. He's been playing well over the past few games. I hope he keeps it up because we need it.

HOU-TEX
10-27-2008, 12:45 PM
I'll give 'em credit. He's been playing well over the past few games. I hope he keeps it up because we need it.

He has been playing very good lately. I'd like to see how it translates against teams that are actually decent. IMO, the next two games will tell us where our team is at.

Can we win on the road? Vikings

Can we beat a good defense? Ravens

We'll soon find out. :fans:

Thorn
10-27-2008, 12:53 PM
He has been playing very good lately. I'd like to see how it translates against teams that are actually decent. IMO, the next two games will tell us where our team is at.

Can we win on the road? Vikings

Can we beat a good defense? Ravens

We'll soon find out. :fans:

And THAT my man is the key. We did beat two of the worst teams in the league, but we should be able to do that if we are any good at all.

In the next two weeks we get some teams are are more to our level. The Vikings are 3-4 like us, and the Ravens are 4-3. The next two weeks will show the character of this team.

HoustonFrog
10-27-2008, 12:54 PM
Anderson is the type of guy that every team needs. He should never be cut if you can help it. He is a good player. He works hard and he keeps the team loose. Funny. Check these quotes

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6079582.html

In case you’re wondering, David Anderson’s swivel-hipped end-zone routine Sunday was a Conan O’Brien knockoff. Also, in case you’re wondering, the previously little-used Anderson has plenty more skits prepared. Now, all he needs is the playing time to keep scoring.

“I looked at the scoreboard afterward,” Anderson said, sizing up his choreography. “I was pretty satisfied with it. I’ve got a full repertoire of them, about a hundred.”
Andre Johnson said he was “happy for David” because of how prepared he keeps himself during practices, and how good a teammate he is.

For example, Anderson repeatedly asked Johnson how was feeling after suffering a physically demanding afternoon. The Bengals seemed to be taking their half season of frustrations out on the Texans’ star receiver.

“Why you keep asking me if I’m all right?” Johnson asked him at one point. He said Anderson replied, “You’re my baby. I’ve got to worry about you.”

mexican_texan
10-27-2008, 02:04 PM
Why is it so hard to scroll through videos on the Chron's website?

ATXtexanfan
10-27-2008, 03:39 PM
We have a top 5 offense......It doesn't really matter who's playing the slot, everybody is getting the job done.

this is true, nicely put

Allstar
10-27-2008, 03:47 PM
Why is it so hard to scroll through videos on the Chron's website?

Yeah, that really pisses me off.

WesmanTexanfan
10-27-2008, 08:11 PM
http://assets.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/08-CIN-Anderson-800_M7V3067.jpg

All i know is that I love this picture....

ATXtexanfan
10-27-2008, 09:18 PM
i'll take jones or davis over anderson, i like anderson, but he's a product of the system. anderson is replaceable by another 2nd day pick. if he was explosive he would be returning kicks or punts. he's not. love the guy though and smile evertime he touches the ball.

mexican_texan
10-28-2008, 12:56 AM
Hahahahaha, Conan showed DA on his show.