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No More 8-8's
04-27-2010, 10:11 AM
I know its Vonta's number, but I just thought i would throw it out there. Maybe they can work a deal out for it. What do you guys think?

WolverineFan
04-27-2010, 10:13 AM
Doubt it. Most guys transition into a # in the 20s.

Blake
04-27-2010, 10:16 AM
No. he is going with 43. He announced it on his twitter page. Its his background.

http://twitter.com/BenTateRB

Blake
04-27-2010, 10:16 AM
He wanted 44 obviously. But like you said it was taken.

No More 8-8's
04-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Doubt it. Most guys transition into a # in the 20s.

I am giving you Rep, but only because of your avatar picture. I have no clue who that it is, but i want to find out.

El Tejano
04-27-2010, 10:47 AM
I've been trying to figure out who Ben Tate reminds me of and it wasn't until you flashed his college #44 that I realized it.

A much faster Lorenzo White.

m5kwatts
04-27-2010, 11:19 AM
I've been trying to figure out who Ben Tate reminds me of and it wasn't until you flashed his college #44 that I realized it.

A much faster Lorenzo White.

I read a scout describe him as Matt Forte with much more speed.

MeLoveTexans
04-27-2010, 11:22 AM
I am giving you Rep, but only because of your avatar picture. I have no clue who that it is, but i want to find out.

It's Keeley Hazell

Vinnie
04-27-2010, 11:54 AM
I heard he stole Steve Slaton's lunch a little earlier, and he's coming back for his number in the parking lot.

No More 8-8's
04-27-2010, 12:15 PM
To me #43 sounds like a FB number, now #44 on the other hand rings of a badass. Maybe due to Vonta probably.

I for one, am hoping that he makes a nice contribution in the Leach family nestegg and acquires his number.

thunderkyss
04-27-2010, 01:09 PM
To me #43 sounds like a FB number, now #44 on the other hand rings of a badass. Maybe due to Vonta probably.

I for one, am hoping that he makes a nice contribution in the Leach family nestegg and acquires his number.

Would have been sweet, if he picked 34.

Now that's a running back.

painekiller
04-27-2010, 01:51 PM
Would have been sweet, if he picked 34.

Now that's a running back.

But think about it, 43 is the reverse of 34. And the Texans have not had good luck with that number so why not try 43.

Mari-OWNED!
04-27-2010, 01:52 PM
Would have been sweet, if he picked 34.

Dominique Barber wears #34.

I couldn't care less what number a player wears, as long as they produce on the football field.

rarazz00
04-27-2010, 02:29 PM
22.would be an awesome #....half of 44:jogger:

El Tejano
04-27-2010, 03:52 PM
But think about it, 43 is the reverse of 34. And the Texans have not had good luck with that number so why not try 43.

And anyone who compares himself or gets compared to THE MAN that wore #34 usually disappoints. Now with that number we can secretly know what's going on with those digits and he can share the success Earl did (please dear God).

I couldn't care less what number a player wears, as long as they produce on the football field.

Appearantly you aren't too familiar with the HOFers that wore that number in Houston.

El Tejano
04-27-2010, 03:54 PM
Would have been sweet, if he picked 34.

Now that's a running back.

No that was a horse, tank, cheetah, brick wall, and anyother unstoppable and immovable object all roled into a Texas legend.

AnthonyE
04-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Would have been sweet, if he picked 34.

Now that's a running back.

On his facebook fanpage I suggested he do that. But I told him he'd have to pay Dominique Barber for it lol.

Mari-OWNED!
04-27-2010, 05:22 PM
Appearantly you aren't too familiar with the HOFers that wore that number in Houston.

Nice assumption there... Do you really think that Earl Campbell would have been garbage if he didn't wear #34?

ObsiWan
04-27-2010, 05:28 PM
Nice assumption there... Do you really think that Earl Campbell would have been garbage if he didn't wear #34?

didn't Earl wear #20 in college..??

RipTraxx
04-28-2010, 09:41 AM
I say the player makes the number. I remember back in 06 watching this rookie with the strange number 59 thinking "he's gotta change it". 4 years later, its one of the most popular numbers on the team.

Who knows, Tate could make that a great number.

El Tejano
04-28-2010, 10:23 AM
Nice assumption there... Do you really think that Earl Campbell would have been garbage if he didn't wear #34?

No, I'm just saying why that # is so special to us. To be honest, any player that has worn that number because they or the media thought they would be the next Earl, has always disappointed.

That's why it's cool he's going with 43 because the numbers are still there but they are just backwards.

It's all in fun.

RagingBull
04-28-2010, 10:30 AM
Nolan Ryan and Olajuwan lived up to Earl's number.

El Tejano
04-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Nolan Ryan and Olajuwan lived up to Earl's number.

That's why I say that number is so special. I was talking about football players. I recall one time, that Butch Hadnot was supposed to be the next Earl Campbell at Texas. Last I heard of him, he was playing Arena football.
Ricky Williams was considered to be Earl when he came into the league. Then he did something Earl would never do - smoke the sticky icky!

thunderkyss
04-30-2010, 04:27 PM
But think about it, 43 is the reverse of 34. And the Texans have not had good luck with that number so why not try 43.

I forget... what college did #34 play for?


It's on the tip of my toungue...

started with an A.

Maddict5
04-30-2010, 07:24 PM
I forget... what college did #34 play for?


It's on the tip of my toungue...

started with an A.

it starts with a G actually........















Google ;)

Wolf
05-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Following the 2010 NFL draft, all four AFC South teams hope to have improved themselves enough to make a run towards the Super Bowl. Although the Jaguars, Texans, Titans, and Colts were all able to add a number of players through the draft, we will take a look at which of the rookies will have the biggest impact in their first year in the South. Even with four first round selections, I believe the rookie who will have the biggest impact will be Houston Texans second round pick, Ben Tate. Jerry Hughes, Derrick Morgan, and Kareem Jackson will certainly receive playing time, and two of the three will more than likely start from day one. However, Tate is a pro-ready running back, who will be plugged into one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.

After his rookie season in the NFL, the Texans believed that Steve Slaton would establish himself as the franchise running back for years to come. However, lack of production coupled with a slew of injuries doomed Slaton to complimentary role. The Texans would love for Tate to command the starting job from day one, but he will have competition from Slaton. Ideally the Texans could use Tate as the heavy lifter and install him as the main running back, and compliment Tate’s aggressive running style with Slaton’s shiftiness and pass catching ability. While at Auburn, Tate displayed his bullish running style in the SEC, and established himself as a tough, hungry, and aggressive running back. Tate opened even more eyes at the combine when he was able to run a 4.34 forty time. A back with his size that can move at 4.3 speed is certainly something to watch out for.


http://coltschatter.com/2010/05/01/who-will-enter-the-afc-south-with-a-bang/

Carr Bombed
05-02-2010, 04:59 PM
Nolan Ryan and Olajuwan lived up to Earl's number.

Olajuwon raised the bar with that number. Until we get another all time great #34 who becomes the city's all time best collegiate athlete and then leads his pro team to a couple of titles, he will not be passed.


Sadly that probably won't happens in our lifetime. You usually don't have one city that gets 1 all time great on every professional team that happened to wear the same #

PHAROAH
05-03-2010, 12:38 AM
Man I hope he can get 44 or 22 after players get released but 43 is an ugly number for a tailback.

Grams
05-03-2010, 06:25 AM
43 4.3 speed. Looks good to me.

V Man
05-03-2010, 08:01 AM
43 4.3 speed. Looks good to me.

Didn't think of it like that. I like it.

Señor Stan
05-03-2010, 08:09 AM
Man I hope he can get 44 or 22 after players get released but 43 is an ugly number for a tailback.

I hope #44 will still be Vonta Leach...

Blake
05-03-2010, 08:15 AM
I think he is fine with #43 so I dont think he will change.

Sproles and Polomalu wear #43 as well.

Ole Miss Texan
05-03-2010, 08:24 AM
I think he is fine with #43 so I dont think he will change.

Sproles and Polomalu wear #43 as well.

I wasn't really a fan of the #43 for him.... but now I am!!!!

No More 8-8's
05-03-2010, 08:47 AM
No love for #45?? DeMeco showed love to the interstate 59, why not another number associated with Houston.

infantrycak
05-03-2010, 09:17 AM
People really give a crap about what number someone wear's? Wow.

False Start
05-03-2010, 08:25 PM
People really give a crap about what number someone wear's? Wow.

No doubt. While I do like to find out what numbers our new rookies will wear, I could care less if he wears 00 (that would like kind of dumb though). As long as he produces let him wear what ever number he choses. :worldpeace:

Brando
05-03-2010, 08:31 PM
No doubt. While I do like to find out what numbers our new rookies will wear, I could care less if he wears 00 (that would like kind of dumb though). As long as he produces let him wear what ever number he choses. :worldpeace:


I don't think they let players wear #00 anymore but I liked it back when Kenny Burrough had that number for the Oilers.


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f372/FrecklesCC/Earl/1972KenBurrough.jpg

False Start
05-04-2010, 11:24 AM
I don't think they let players wear #00 anymore but I liked it back when Kenny Burrough had that number for the Oilers.


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f372/FrecklesCC/Earl/1972KenBurrough.jpg

Yeah, as soon as I hit reply I thought about him. :cool:

Señor Stan
05-04-2010, 01:35 PM
From the chat on ht.com

Rodrigo - Houston, TX, US: Ben, What number will you be wearing? and why.

Ben Tate (1:09:13 PM): 43. No reason why. I just picked it. Hopefully I can change it. I really want to get 21 or 24 if I can.


Ryan Moats and Jeremiah Johnson...