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Seņor Stan
11-29-2010, 07:59 AM
Arian was quoted as saying that he is just a chess piece...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7315169.html

What chess piece is he?

DexmanC
11-29-2010, 08:03 AM
Arian was quoted as saying that he is just a chess piece...



What chess piece is he?

Arian's the bishop. Just give him a small opening and he just
slices to the other side of the board.

Seņor Stan
11-29-2010, 08:08 AM
Arian's the bishop. Just give him a small opening and he just
slices to the other side of the board.

I was thinking the same thing but...

Queen.

-The most powerful piece on the board
-Diagonal moves - slashing in the running game
- Horizontal moves - catching the ball out of the backfield

Just don't tell Arian I called him a queen lest I get treated like Andre treats a fake Irishman.

HTown2ATX
11-29-2010, 10:36 AM
I put him at Bishop (3rd)

Andre = King

Schaub = Queen

Foster = Bishop

MeLoveTexans
11-29-2010, 10:54 AM
I put him at Bishop (3rd)

Andre = King

Schaub = Queen

Foster = Bishop

I would say Schaub is the King. Limited mobility, requires strong supporting cast, if he leaves the game, we lose.

Foster is the Queen. Most versatile player, can take apart defenses. Best offensive weapon

AJ is the Rook; not limited to either white or black squares like the bishop. Can stretch the field and is also great in setting blocks and taking away defenses so the Queen can do the most damage.

Ranger Tom
11-29-2010, 11:12 AM
I would say Schaub is the King. Limited mobility, requires strong supporting cast, if he leaves the game, we lose.

Foster is the Queen. Most versatile player, can take apart defenses. Best offensive weapon

AJ is the Rook; not limited to either white or black squares like the bishop. Can stretch the field and is also great in setting blocks and taking away defenses so the Queen can do the most damage.

This. I guess that would make Derrick Ward and Kevin Walter our knights; you never see them coming until they have you in check. Dreesen is our bishop...

Maybe I should just stop now.

gwallaia
11-29-2010, 11:13 AM
Foster is a Knight because he can jump over other pieces and change direction quickly.

HTown2ATX
11-29-2010, 11:20 AM
I would say Schaub is the King. Limited mobility, requires strong supporting cast, if he leaves the game, we lose.

Foster is the Queen. Most versatile player, can take apart defenses. Best offensive weapon

AJ is the Rook; not limited to either white or black squares like the bishop. Can stretch the field and is also great in setting blocks and taking away defenses so the Queen can do the most damage.


I wasn't trying to relate them to how the actual pieces move in regard to the players abilities....you're right on on how you rated it.

I was relating them in order of rep and importance to the pieces.

awtysst
11-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Note: I am only using non IR players, so Meco is not on this list.

King: Matt Schaub. Lose him and the game is over.

Queen: Arian Foster. Most versatile player.

Rook1: Mario Williams: Powerful DE
Rook2: Brian Cushing: Powerful OLB

Knight1: Vonta Leach: shifty FB who can move in space and pick up tough yards, block, and even make a key catch or two
Knight2: Derrick Ward: one cut RB that powers through if given a space

Bishop1: Owen Daniels: can slice through a d if given space
Bishop2:Joel Dreesen: not quite as good as OD, but still solid

Pawn1: Jacoby Jones. Should be more valuable but keeps droppin passes
Pawn2: James Casey: Not given a chance to do more
Pawn3: Antonie Smith: an important piece of the D that can make the difference between a W or L
Pawn4: Kevin Walter: given a chance and a seem he can make a big play
Pawn5:Neil Rackers: fgs and kickoffs are an underated but impt aspect, just like pawns
Pawn6: Antonine Caldwell: Need someone to do the unsung dirty work of the pawn
Pawn7: Kareem Jackson: has been improving, but at the moment is a pawn in the opposing offensive schemes
Pawn8:Bernard Pollard: his ineffectiveness in pass coverage allow him to be schemed to and taken out of the game plan: just like a pawn.

Seņor Stan
11-29-2010, 12:18 PM
What is this "chess" you speak of? Is it anything like checkers?

Sincerely,

Frank Bush

Corrosion
11-29-2010, 12:27 PM
What is this "chess" you speak of? Is it anything like checkers?

Sincerely,

Frank Bush

Give Bush a break for a week ... he didnt let a rookie 6th round pick 3rd string QB come in and look like the second coming of Montana .... :spit:

DexmanC
11-29-2010, 01:04 PM
I didn't hear Kareem's name for the last two weeks. Bush to the sidelines
should have happened a month ago.

El Tejano
11-29-2010, 01:17 PM
Whatever piece the horse is because he is our workhorse and we need to be making the offense about him.

DexmanC
11-29-2010, 01:20 PM
I'm almost tempted to challenge ya'll to a game on Yahoo.

My inner Maurice Ashley is being channeled.

Norg
11-29-2010, 02:06 PM
Teh o line gets no respect LOL

TEXANRED
11-29-2010, 02:15 PM
He is the rook cus all he knows how to do is go in straight lines, usually forward.

Dutchrudder
11-29-2010, 02:21 PM
I chose Rook because sometimes he goes one space forward, and other times he goes the whole length of the field. I think AJ would make sense as the Queen, as he seems to be the one to make the big plays when the game is on the line, ie he's more important. I think a lot of Arian's running room can be attributed to the coverage AJ gets.

awtysst
11-29-2010, 02:50 PM
Teh o line gets no respect LOL

O line does not translate to chess very well. The O line essentially protects the QB and creates holes for the RB. There is no chess piece that directly translates to pure protection.

Big Lou
11-29-2010, 03:55 PM
Arian's the bishop. Just give him a small opening and he just
slices to the other side of the board.

Is the Bishop a one cut sort of Ches Piece?

DexmanC
11-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Is the Bishop a one cut sort of Ches Piece?

That's a pretty accurate description.

Lucky
11-30-2010, 12:04 AM
In the midst of all of the fight talk, I just wanted to bump an Arian Foster thread. This guy continues to amaze me. Foster improves seemingly every game. In his 2nd year, he's one of the leagues most complete backs.

I try to find an adequate comparison to Foster, either past or present, but I can't seem to get it right. I heard Dan Fouts compare Arian to Marcus Allen. I can see where he's going with that, as both had outstanding moves and were receiving threats. But, Foster has more power. Maybe Terrell Davis, but Foster seems more fluid. I've watched the NFL for a long time, and I can't find a good match for Arian. He's an original.

JB
11-30-2010, 12:15 AM
In the midst of all of the fight talk, I just wanted to bump an Arian Foster thread. This guy continues to amaze me. Foster improves seemingly every game. In his 2nd year, he's one of the leagues most complete backs.

I try to find an adequate comparison to Foster, either past or present, but I can't seem to get it right. I heard Dan Fouts compare Arian to Marcus Allen. I can see where he's going with that, as both had outstanding moves and were receiving threats. But, Foster has more power. Maybe Terrell Davis, but Foster seems more fluid. I've watch the NFL for a long time, and I can't find a good match with Arian. He's an original.


I agree. As far as a comparison, maybe Gale Sayers?

LikeMike
11-30-2010, 08:36 AM
In German, a Bishop is called "runner" so I guess that`s most suited for him!

Arky
11-30-2010, 09:49 AM
In the midst of all of the fight talk, I just wanted to bump an Arian Foster thread. This guy continues to amaze me. Foster improves seemingly every game. In his 2nd year, he's one of the leagues most complete backs.

I try to find an adequate comparison to Foster, either past or present, but I can't seem to get it right. I heard Dan Fouts compare Arian to Marcus Allen. I can see where he's going with that, as both had outstanding moves and were receiving threats. But, Foster has more power. Maybe Terrell Davis, but Foster seems more fluid. I've watched the NFL for a long time, and I can't find a good match for Arian. He's an original.

Ya, someone else said Dickerson. I hate to say it, but he's got a bit of OJ in him, too. A throwback to the prototypical tailback of days past - tallish with power and slick moves..... It's good to see him having success because the NFL is sort of a fad league and there has been a proliferation of what I call "sugar bears". You know, smallish, stocky, under 6 ft RB's. This would be the Ray Rices, MJD's, Felix Jones' and yes, Steve Slaton's. I think it all began with the "godfather of the sugar bears", Barry Sanders...