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nunusguy
12-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Cushings interception Sunday, his third of the year, was impressvie but not
as impressive to me as what he did after he got the ball: he moved it over to the correct arm while running down-field towards the GL and he used a straight-arm to ward off a Colt. All in the same play. How often have you seen one of our full-time running backs do those 2 things in the same play ?
So this is a LB who has some real ball-skills and if I'm not mistaken he learned them playing both running back and WR (among other positions), back in NJ in HS ?
So we've got us a very hard-nosed 260-pounder with some quicks who also has descent ball skills including good hands. And they say Cushing is a "throwback" ? Well then that sounds like 2-way to me, atleast 2-way to the extent of a part-time running back in short yardage and full-time LB ? Finally it would free up roster spot, because why would we need Chris Brown ?

gtexan02
12-01-2009, 12:18 PM
Seems like our best short yardage guy is AJ. He always gets the extra yard

Thorn
12-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Not so sure about using Cushing as a RB. But then I feel the same way about Chris Brown. LOL

JDizzle
12-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Lord help me.

rmartin65
12-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Eh.. Line him behind Leach, Slaton behind Cush. Maybe tinker with it in practice, but I am not seeing it.

ATXtexanfan
12-01-2009, 12:45 PM
Eh.. Line him behind Leach, Slaton behind Cush. Maybe tinker with it in practice, but I am not seeing it.
Wishbone, sweet

gg no re
12-01-2009, 01:01 PM
I was thinking the Maryland I... double the FBs, double the pain, double the pleasure, double the fun with doublemint doublemint doublemint gum

Texan_Bill
12-01-2009, 01:13 PM
Power "I" formation.

http://www.footballtechnologies.com/Images/Power%20I/Power_I.gif

Corrosion
12-01-2009, 01:52 PM
Wishbone, sweet

While we are at it , how bout we line Andre Davis up at QB and run the option out of the wishbone ....

BigBull17
12-01-2009, 02:26 PM
Power "I" formation.

http://www.footballtechnologies.com/Images/Power%20I/Power_I.gif

I LOVE that formaion. Don't know why it doesn't see more use. We could run it with Casey and Leech, and add a threat out of the backfield.

Norg
12-01-2009, 02:45 PM
chris is Kubes boy

I still like Slaton and Moats tho


Cush is a rookie making him a RB is not a good idea


i wouldnt mind seeing Casey and barwin in the offesnsive tho casy might be able to throw the ball around

We need our version of wildcat called wildbull we got the Players JJ has well

TimeKiller
12-01-2009, 02:57 PM
We have a pretty big, fast guy with ball skills already on offense. James Casey

HIS NAME IS JAMES CASEY. HIS NAME IS JAMES CASEY. Now Kyle, write that down until you get it.

Blake
12-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Kind of a funny thread. Besides the obvious fact that Cushing is already used alot durring the games, I dont see how he would give us a better chance to win.

Would you really want him taking hits from a defense? A helmet to the knee and he is done.

Lets move on.

m5kwatts
12-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Haha I LOVE how after losses we always have a "shouldn't we use (random Texans player) in (random role)" every week

Next week it'll be why not use David Anderson as a short-yardage back... line him up at fullback, hand off and have him squirt under all the lineman.. sort of like the hidden ball trick in baseball

gtexan02
12-01-2009, 03:28 PM
We have a pretty big, fast guy with ball skills already on offense. James Casey

HIS NAME IS JAMES CASEY. HIS NAME IS JAMES CASEY. Now Kyle, write that down until you get it.

He falls down the moment he gets the ball. Its like he starts running in slow motion on ice

Corrosion
12-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Haha I LOVE how after losses we always have a "shouldn't we use (random Texans player) in (random role)" every week

Next week it'll be why not use David Anderson as a short-yardage back... line him up at fullback, hand off and have him squirt under all the lineman.. sort of like the hidden ball trick in baseball

no , we should line him up at center where he can use his speed to abuse the DL

m5kwatts
12-01-2009, 03:30 PM
no , we should line him up at center where he can use his speed to abuse the DL

I see what you did here... lol

Brisco_County
12-01-2009, 05:44 PM
So you want our best defender to get even more banged up?

spurstexanstros
12-01-2009, 05:47 PM
maybe we should have used our second round pick on a rb and not a DE.....I am just saying.

ArlingtonTexan
12-01-2009, 05:50 PM
Haha I LOVE how after losses we always have a "shouldn't we use (random Texans player) in (random role)" every week

Next week it'll be why not use David Anderson as a short-yardage back... line him up at fullback, hand off and have him squirt under all the lineman.. sort of like the hidden ball trick in baseball

I have come hate losing just as much for the posters/fans reactions as anything. Some of the passing thoughts about moving this player here or there just need to be kept to one's self.

Vinny
12-01-2009, 05:51 PM
lol this place has gone mad.

Texan_Bill
12-01-2009, 05:55 PM
lol this place has gone mad.

Why is that?? Someone suggesting a rookie linebacker morphe into a RB?? C'mon man. Makes perfect sense. I'm about to suggest Matt Turk play QB on short yardage situations. :gamer:

Vinny
12-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Why is that?? Someone suggesting a rookie linebacker morphe into a RB?? C'mon man. Makes perfect sense. I'm about to suggest Matt Turk play QB on short yardage situations. :gamer:
Can you imagine Bum Sending in Robert Brazille on a 3rd and 2?

Texan_Bill
12-01-2009, 05:59 PM
Can you imagine Bum Sending in Robert Brazille on a 3rd and 2?

Not only could I imagine that, I think Bum would even consider sending Curly Culp in there. :gun:

76Texan
12-01-2009, 06:04 PM
lol this place has gone mad.

I would like to see TexanBill entertaining :ahhaha: all kinds of ideas, whether he's gone mad or not!

Goldensilence
12-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Seems like our best short yardage guy is AJ. He always gets the extra yard

This is always my thought.

steelbtexan
12-01-2009, 06:49 PM
Where's the use JJ at S thread?

LOL

SAMURAITEXAN
12-01-2009, 08:37 PM
lol this place has gone mad.

You got that right. I was gonna say use Mario as RB lol  _/\○_    _| ̄|・;∵..-=≡○  

Go Texans!!!

silvrhand
12-01-2009, 10:52 PM
maybe we should have used our second round pick on a rb and not a DE.....I am just saying.

cough cough.. glenn coffee

Esoom
12-02-2009, 01:56 AM
Let's pick up John McClain and use him as our short yardage back.

Thorn
12-02-2009, 06:19 AM
Let's pick up John McClain and use him as our short yardage back.

Put some doughnuts a few yards past the scrimmage line and you might have something there.

nunusguy
12-02-2009, 07:18 AM
How many posters here are really Gary Kubiak under a ghost-alias ?
No imagination !
The Pats used Vrabel as a receiver down by the GL and 'da Bears used "the Fridge" as a ball carrier in short-yardage GL scenarios. Both defenders.
I dunno, but I'd bet Cushing would have got the ball across the GL vs the Jags earlier this year without fumbling ?

HJam72
12-02-2009, 07:30 AM
"Flee"-flicker to OD....short screen pass to Schaub....who flees... :jogger:

brakos82
12-02-2009, 11:49 AM
I should note that until now I have had nothing to do with this thread.

Corrosion
12-02-2009, 12:07 PM
Let's pick up John McClain and use him as our short yardage back.

McClain cant perform his job for the Chron worth a crap .... what makes you think he could .... ugh


Cut John McClain.

utahmark
12-02-2009, 04:20 PM
i think we should all change positions.

Winston takes the snap from Kevin Walter, pitches left to the running back Pitts. Pitts roles out like he is gonna pass. he hits Mario for a td. great call by the former mb guru turned head coach Vinny. i can already hear former coach Kubiak complaining on Texanstalk.com tomorrow morning.

this has been Utahmark with the play by play.

treduke
12-02-2009, 04:26 PM
why not use cushing as our place kicker?:thumbup

brakos82
12-02-2009, 04:34 PM
i think we should all change positions.

Winston takes the snap from Kevin Walter, pitches left to the running back Pitts. Pitts roles out like he is gonna pass. he hits Mario for a td. great call by the former mb guru turned head coach Vinny. i can already hear former coach Kubiak complaining on Texanstalk.com tomorrow morning.

this has been Utahmark with the play by play.
And then, at the post-game press conference...

*crowd mumbles*

*McClain finally makes it into the freight elevator*

*McClain futilly attempts to escape the elevator*

*assistants attempt to pry open doors to elevator*

*McClain is still stuck*
Hey, guys! I've been doing this since 1948, let me out!

*The mexican guy that stole Kubiak's mic brings it back*

*Mexican guy farts at McClain*

*Vinny approaches podium*

*podium slowly rolls away*

*Vinny chases podium*

*Mexican guy steals podium, runs away*

*Vinny goes back to the stage*
Well, I've decided to throw in some trick plays. Whadaya think?

*McClain's elevator creaks*
Yes, John?

*more creaking*
Yes vinny, how would you say the team performed as a whole today?

Well, um... I thought we did good, uh... the offense played good, there were a couple bone-head plays, but we pulled it out in the end. Right?

Esoom
12-02-2009, 05:01 PM
McClain cant perform his job for the Chron worth a crap .... what makes you think he could .... ugh


Cut John McClain.

Whoa whoa, Have you seen him? It would take at least a bulldozer or maybe even Ray Lewis to knock him over. With enough motivation I feel strongly that he could definitely waddle slowly into the endzone in short yardage situations.

Corrosion
12-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Whoa whoa, Have you seen him? It would take at least a bulldozer or maybe even Ray Lewis to knock him over. With enough motivation I feel strongly that he could definitely waddle slowly into the endzone in short yardage situations.

.... Hell , Ana Megan might even be a better option , maybe the oppsoing D would .... Kinda like the Chron expects us to ignore her lack of journalistic skills and watch the http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/adult/boobies.gif .

Texan_Bill
12-02-2009, 05:19 PM
Rob Carpenter is available. If not, how about Ronnie Coleman?

brakos82
12-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Rob Carpenter is available. If not, how about Ronnie Coleman?

Nah, give me Lorenzo.

Texan_Bill
12-02-2009, 05:50 PM
Gary Brown FTW. 1002 yards on 195 carries for a 5.1 ypa... Oh yeah, and he only started
8 games that year. :)

Big Lou
12-02-2009, 10:14 PM
uuhhhhhhh......

infantrycak
12-03-2009, 01:49 AM
Why not use Mario as the short yardage back? Bigger is better right? No experience required.

DerekLee1
12-03-2009, 02:13 AM
Threads like this always remind me why fans are not coaches.