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El Tejano
08-21-2011, 09:13 PM
I've heard alot of radio people talking about how Chris will be product of a numbers game and will not make this team. I'd like to see Smithiak do the right thing and keep this guy. Here is why:

Young productive running back that has done nothing but fight to get his spot in camp.

Showed he can carry a load when called upon.

Two of your first three have had Hammies this year. Watcha gonna do when that happens to one of them again this season because it will?

has good vision when he runs.

I'm sure real UT fans know how versatile this guy can be (still can't believe the other "UT Fans" on here that talk about bleeding orange on here that didn't know who this guy was), he can line up in the slot and he can play some FB too. The only reason why you didn't know this guy even more so was because he ran behind Jamal Charles. However, he also paved alot of lanes for Charles too.

I have no idea how to make room for this guy but this is the kind of player that you need to have succesful depth on the team.

badboy
08-21-2011, 09:25 PM
Studdard was a similar player who made team as a battle until he drops then crawls to bite the opponent on the leg. I am hopeful that the days that Studdard/O type players can make our weak roster are over. I want to see Slaton running with the #1s. Your guy has done nothing to make this roster imo. Not saying he will not but has not. Both should get a few more opportunites but time is running out.

Joe Texan
08-21-2011, 10:01 PM
practice squad

badboy
08-21-2011, 10:08 PM
practice squadNope. CBs & WRs and maybe one LT & one OG. Maybe an LB. We have 4 RBs if SLaton does anything & if more than one goes down, we go to FA.

TdotTexas2Step
08-21-2011, 10:10 PM
Studdard was a similar player who made team as a battle until he drops then crawls to bite the opponent on the leg. I am hopeful that the days that Studdard/O type players can make our weak roster are over. I want to see Slaton running with the #1s. Your guy has done nothing to make this roster imo. Not saying he will not but has not. Both should get a few more opportunites but time is running out.

I too want to see Slaton get some reps this preseason. Hopefully that strain he has gets worked out and he can get back on the field. Having a 2008 Slaton at even only 50% would be a great part of a Foster/Tate/Ward group.

JCTexan
08-21-2011, 10:20 PM
I've heard alot of radio people talking about how Chris will be product of a numbers game and will not make this team. I'd like to see Smithiak do the right thing and keep this guy. Here is why:

Young productive running back that has done nothing but fight to get his spot in camp.

Showed he can carry a load when called upon.

Two of your first three have had Hammies this year. Watcha gonna do when that happens to one of them again this season because it will?

has good vision when he runs.

I'm sure real UT fans know how versatile this guy can be (still can't believe the other "UT Fans" on here that talk about bleeding orange on here that didn't know who this guy was), he can line up in the slot and he can play some FB too. The only reason why you didn't know this guy even more so was because he ran behind Jamal Charles. However, he also paved alot of lanes for Charles too.

I have no idea how to make room for this guy but this is the kind of player that you need to have succesful depth on the team.

I don't really care how hard he fights to make the team. He still has to show something that proves he's better than one of the other guys. His 2.2 YPC in the first preseason game against the Jets & his 3.4 YPC yesterday just isn't going to cut it when the rest of backs are getting 7 yards+ a carry.

c10x
08-21-2011, 10:27 PM
I don't really care how hard he fights to make the team. He still has to show something that proves he's better than one of the other guys. His 2.2 YPC in the first preseason game against the Jets & his 3.4 YPC yesterday just isn't going to cut it when the rest of backs are getting 7 yards+ a carry.

Not apples to apples. 1st team OL is significantly better.

badboy
08-21-2011, 10:29 PM
Not apples to apples. 1st team OL is significantly better.Did not O. start the first pre-season game and play for almost a half?

gtexan02
08-21-2011, 10:31 PM
Not apples to apples. 1st team OL is significantly better.

He ran with the same Ol that Tate did and was significantly worse. He's just not very good

EllisUnit
08-21-2011, 10:35 PM
He ran with the same Ol that Tate did and was significantly worse. He's just not very good

agree tate was running with the 2nd, 3rd guys and did well, so Olfjdjkdkd should of ripped that defense apart as well, and he didnt

EllisUnit
08-21-2011, 10:38 PM
I've heard alot of radio people talking about how Chris will be product of a numbers game and will not make this team. I'd like to see Smithiak do the right thing and keep this guy. Here is why:

Young productive running back that has done nothing but fight to get his spot in camp.

Showed he can carry a load when called upon.

Two of your first three have had Hammies this year. Watcha gonna do when that happens to one of them again this season because it will?

has good vision when he runs.

I'm sure real UT fans know how versatile this guy can be (still can't believe the other "UT Fans" on here that talk about bleeding orange on here that didn't know who this guy was), he can line up in the slot and he can play some FB too. The only reason why you didn't know this guy even more so was because he ran behind Jamal Charles. However, he also paved alot of lanes for Charles too.

I have no idea how to make room for this guy but this is the kind of player that you need to have succesful depth on the team.

have to disagree with that.

GuerillaBlack
08-21-2011, 10:46 PM
I've heard alot of radio people talking about how Chris will be product of a numbers game and will not make this team. I'd like to see Smithiak do the right thing and keep this guy. Here is why:

Young productive running back that has done nothing but fight to get his spot in camp.

Showed he can carry a load when called upon.

Two of your first three have had Hammies this year. Watcha gonna do when that happens to one of them again this season because it will?

has good vision when he runs.

I'm sure real UT fans know how versatile this guy can be (still can't believe the other "UT Fans" on here that talk about bleeding orange on here that didn't know who this guy was), he can line up in the slot and he can play some FB too. The only reason why you didn't know this guy even more so was because he ran behind Jamal Charles. However, he also paved alot of lanes for Charles too.

I have no idea how to make room for this guy but this is the kind of player that you need to have succesful depth on the team.

This I did not see. He ran straight into piles. OB27 is practice squad at best and will only be called up if injuries occur. Typical for the fifth best RB on an NFL team.

Corrosion
08-21-2011, 10:57 PM
I like Obagnnaya .... But I dont see him making the roster.

He's blocked and picked up blitzes well , He's caught everything thrown his way in the passing game .... But he doesnt seem to do as well running the ball. He didnt make the cuts that were available ... many times running straight ahead.

With Foster , Tate & Ward and possibly Slaton ahead of him .... I just cant see a roster spot for him.

Dutchrudder
08-21-2011, 11:47 PM
You can't really make a compelling case for him unless you learn to spell his name correctly. Same goes for all the jackwagons that still think half our player's names end with an 's'.

mussop
08-21-2011, 11:51 PM
He's jsut not as good as Ward, Foster or Tate. No room for him.

Wolf6151
08-22-2011, 12:20 AM
OBGYN just isn't fast enough or quick enough. Maybe the practice squad for emergency purposes.

Rey
08-22-2011, 12:30 AM
I think on texans teams in the past he'd be a shoe in. But now, the talent is just too deep.

I'd try to ps him, but if we didn't I wouldn't care. There will probably be better fa's or late round guys available next year.

honored82
08-22-2011, 12:59 AM
I dont see OB27 making the roster too... He needs more practice.

btw, do the people on practice squad get paid ? or are they like FA, and any other team can grab em?

Texanmike02
08-22-2011, 01:08 AM
Just because VY didn't get signed here doesn't mean we need to go sign another UT grad to make up for it. This guy doesn't belong on this team. He's a nice talent in the mold of Chris Taylor, Lundy and Moats. That means he is decent depth on a roster that has a no viable starter and is hoping to rotate 3 or 4 guys in over the course of the season and catch lightening in a bottle. We're not that team. He should call Denver and Washington. Thank God we no longer need guys like this on our team.

Mike

Corrosion
08-22-2011, 01:36 AM
Just because VY didn't get signed here doesn't mean we need to go sign another UT grad to make up for it. This guy doesn't belong on this team. He's a nice talent in the mold of Chris Taylor, Lundy and Moats. That means he is decent depth on a roster that has a no viable starter and is hoping to rotate 3 or 4 guys in over the course of the season and catch lightening in a bottle. We're not that team. He should call Denver and Washington. Thank God we no longer need guys like this on our team.

Mike

We need him for two more weeks ... to take game reps so none of the others have to be on the field. After that .... its either good bye or PS.

(Although I'd like to see Slaton get out there and show some value)

ObsiWan
08-22-2011, 04:25 AM
We need him for two more weeks ... to take game reps so none of the others have to be on the field. After that .... its either good bye or PS.

(Although I'd like to see Slaton get out there and show some value)

The first wave of cuts is the Tuesday after the Niners game. Do you think he'll be here after that cut? I'm not sure. Training camp is effectively over at that point. It'll be time to start making strategy for the opener. We don't need him for that. I would think that Smithiak would cut him in the first wave so he'll have a better shot at hooking up with another team. I think that's his best shot at getting a steady NFL check this year. It's not with us.

sakebomb
08-22-2011, 06:50 AM
OBGYN


LOL. Nice.

DocBar
08-22-2011, 07:51 AM
Not apples to apples. 1st team OL is significantly better.

He played with 1's agInst Jets and stunk it up. Should be gone after ps game 4

Thorn
08-22-2011, 08:01 AM
The only way Obanggaya makes the final roster is we've got serious injury problems with our starters. It is completely apparent the drop off level in talent from Foster/Tate to Obanggaya. And we haven't even seen this years version of Slaton yet, whatever that might be.

TimeKiller
08-22-2011, 08:06 AM
Like if he goes Mega-Tonya-Harding and destroys the rest of the hamstrings on the team.......maybe.

Dude doesn't have vision as a runner, as a pass threat, he's decent enough but D, C level talent doesn't have a place on this roster anymore.

HJam72
08-22-2011, 09:58 AM
We just don't have room for him with Fosters, Wards, Tates, and Slatons. What's Kubiaks to do? If we cut a defenders, Phillip will have some cows.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 10:02 AM
We just don't have room for him with Fosters, Wards, Tates, and Slatons. What's Kubiaks to do? If we cut a defenders, Phillip will have some cows.

Cut Slaton. Done.

Corrosion
08-22-2011, 10:11 AM
The first wave of cuts is the Tuesday after the Niners game. Do you think he'll be here after that cut? I'm not sure. Training camp is effectively over at that point. It'll be time to start making strategy for the opener. We don't need him for that. I would think that Smithiak would cut him in the first wave so he'll have a better shot at hooking up with another team. I think that's his best shot at getting a steady NFL check this year. It's not with us.

You have a point , but I get the idea they will try to PS him.

He might not run the ball as well as the others ahead of him but he's done a real solid job in pass protection and caught everything thrown his way .... One injury at RB and he could be back on the roster.

ATRAIN
08-22-2011, 10:14 AM
practice squad

Yeah this is what I was thinking. At this point though he has more upside that Slaton.

Thorn
08-22-2011, 10:16 AM
Yeah this is what I was thinking. At this point though he has more upside that Slaton.

he would certainly be cheaper than Slaton, but as to Slaton's running ability this year we haven't seen it yet.

ATRAIN
08-22-2011, 10:20 AM
Cut Slaton. Done.

Do you think we can get anything for him in a trade? I was thinking maybe we can con someone out of a 4th or 5th.

ATRAIN
08-22-2011, 10:22 AM
he would certainly be cheaper than Slaton, but as to Slaton's running ability this year we haven't seen it yet.

Well to be honest we havent seen much of his running ability since his one good season. Slaton had great play making ability but thats been MIA.

badboy
08-22-2011, 10:23 AM
Yeah this is what I was thinking. At this point though he has more upside that Slaton.Please explain.

Thorn
08-22-2011, 10:32 AM
Well to be honest we havent seen much of his running ability since his one good season. Slaton had great play making ability but thats been MIA.

What I meant was, we haven't seen this years version of Slaton yet. Slaton has been nothing but a huge dissapointment since his rookie year, but that doesn't mean he can't come back from that. And we can't say much about the 4th year version of Slaton until we actually seen him on the field.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 10:36 AM
Do you think we can get anything for him in a trade? I was thinking maybe we can con someone out of a 4th or 5th.

Depends on what year of film they watch. I would have thought last years case of "fumblitis" would have hurt his chances here as well as his trade value.

Problem is, Kubiak falls in love with "these kids" and can't see past the rose colored glasses.

Slaton has had enough time to improve, I don't think he brings any more value.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 10:37 AM
What I meant was, we haven't seen this years version of Slaton yet. Slaton has been nothing but a huge dissapointment since his rookie year, but that doesn't mean he can't come back from that. And we can't say much about the 4th year version of Slaton until we actually seen him on the field.

Is that you Gary Kubiak? :fingergun: :)

Thorn
08-22-2011, 10:40 AM
Is that you Gary Kubiak? :fingergun: :)

If it was, there would have been some serious changes made years ago. And I for sure would have been fired long before this because of my tirades on the sidelines on national TV. :wild:

Corrosion
08-22-2011, 10:50 AM
If it was, there would have been some serious changes made years ago. And I for sure would have been fired long before this because I told Bob McNair to kiss my ass on national TV. :wild:

:kitten:

ATRAIN
08-22-2011, 10:50 AM
What I meant was, we haven't seen this years version of Slaton yet. Slaton has been nothing but a huge dissapointment since his rookie year, but that doesn't mean he can't come back from that. And we can't say much about the 4th year version of Slaton until we actually seen him on the field.

Yeah I just dont know he can recover from all of that. Sometimes a change or scenery is what these guys need. Im sure a lot of it is mental. Im sure watching Ben Tate take it to the house didnt help this guys confidence.

El Tejano
08-22-2011, 10:56 AM
Ogbannaya played vs. the Jets D which is a harder D to run against than New Orleans. We haven't seen Slaton and there is a reason why. He became the 4th runningback on the roster because he started fumbling in his sophmore season, an UDFA took his job, and now he can't do anything to get back on the field.

ATRAIN
08-22-2011, 11:00 AM
Ogbannaya played vs. the Jets D which is a harder D to run against than New Orleans. We haven't seen Slaton and there is a reason why. He became the 4th runningback on the roster because he started fumbling in his sophmore season, an UDFA took his job, and now he can't do anything to get back on the field.

Well we did see him..........returning kick offs and he was gawd awful at it.

drs23
08-22-2011, 11:19 AM
We just don't have room for him with Fosters, Wards, Tates, and Slaytons. What's Kubiaks to do? If we cut a defenders, Phillip will have some cows.

fify :D

Mr. Texan
08-22-2011, 11:30 AM
i really don't see what you guys see in obanana

Hervoyel
08-22-2011, 12:25 PM
I get that he's got a motor and that he's doing everything he's been asked to do but frankly he reminds a little bit of Chris Henry in this offense. Lots of energy, lots of enthusiasm. Lots of running into piles of people and running right past cutback lanes. Not everybody is going to be able to flourish in this system. I think Chris is a good camp back and bottom of the depth chart guy but we're deep at RB and if we keep four I think Slaton will be that guy, not Obagnnaya.

Slaton really needs to get out here and show everyone he's ready to get back to the kind of things he did in 2008. If anything he should be even more effective now that the offensive line has had years to get in sync. I expect him to put up the kind of performances we get from Foster, Ward, & Tate and if he does that we might find a trade partner for him. Slaton has value, he just needs to get on the field and put it on display.

Texanmike02
08-22-2011, 12:26 PM
We need him for two more weeks ... to take game reps so none of the others have to be on the field. After that .... its either good bye or PS.

(Although I'd like to see Slaton get out there and show some value)

Look, I like Slaton and I was a big fan of his after his rookie year. I don't see the point in giving him significant playing time though because we have two very young backs in Foster/Tate that I think utilize their carries to see different situations in real time speed. I would rather Obagnnya get the extra carries and stash him away on the PS (does he even qualify now?) if we need to. We've got 3 backs on our roster that I am fine going into the season with (Foster/Tate/Ward) and if we need to choose between Slaton/Oby I say go the younger route. The only reason to keep Slaton (other than a warm body) at this point is to see if another team has an injury that we can extract a late round pick for him. I don't think that Oby or Slaton has any real value to this team unless two of the big 3 get hurt. If one of the big 3 gets hurt I see us carrying another rb but I don't see him getting significant carries because the other two should carry most of the load.

Mike

Hervoyel
08-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Look, I like Slaton and I was a big fan of his after his rookie year. I don't see the point in giving him significant playing time though because we have two very young backs in Foster/Tate that I think utilize their carries to see different situations in real time speed. I would rather Obagnnya get the extra carries and stash him away on the PS (does he even qualify now?) if we need to. We've got 3 backs on our roster that I am fine going into the season with (Foster/Tate/Ward) and if we need to choose between Slaton/Oby I say go the younger route. The only reason to keep Slaton (other than a warm body) at this point is to see if another team has an injury that we can extract a late round pick for him. I don't think that Oby or Slaton has any real value to this team unless two of the big 3 get hurt. If one of the big 3 gets hurt I see us carrying another rb but I don't see him getting significant carries because the other two should carry most of the load.

Mike

Exactly, that's why you need to get a chance to feature Slaton in the next two weeks. Nobody is going to come steal Obagnnaya off of our practice squad. he's done nothing that would warrant any attention like that and I agree that Foster/Ward/Tate are our backs of the present and future. Slaton is trade value if someone loses a back (someone always does) and we can show that he's back to running effectively like he did his rookie year. Late pick that maybe escalates to something a little better with yardage incentives met sounds about right.

Texanmike02
08-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Exactly, that's why you need to get a chance to feature Slaton in the next two weeks. Nobody is going to come steal Obagnnaya off of our practice squad. he's done nothing that would warrant any attention like that and I agree that Foster/Ward/Tate are our backs of the present and future. Slaton is trade value if someone loses a back (someone always does) and we can show that he's back to running effectively like he did his rookie year. Late pick that maybe escalates to something a little better with yardage incentives met sounds about right.

I don't know if there's even enough value in him though to get anything out of him. You look at our roster and nobody in the league believes that we're going to keep him. I can see having 4 backs on the roster if you've got two guys you expect to play and 2 others that are just in case, but we've got 3 guys who can play. I think teams will just wait until we cut him unless he does something insane in one of the preseason games. I just don't see him doing anything insane, I don't think he has it.

He is the Vanilla Ice of running backs. Nobody saw him coming, he hung around for a year and then when it was all said and done with he dissappeared as fast as he arrived.

Mike

gary
08-22-2011, 01:06 PM
Send him to the PS if he is even eligible.

Corrosion
08-22-2011, 02:17 PM
Look, I like Slaton and I was a big fan of his after his rookie year. I don't see the point in giving him significant playing time though because we have two very young backs in Foster/Tate that I think utilize their carries to see different situations in real time speed. I would rather Obagnnya get the extra carries and stash him away on the PS (does he even qualify now?) if we need to. We've got 3 backs on our roster that I am fine going into the season with (Foster/Tate/Ward) and if we need to choose between Slaton/Oby I say go the younger route. The only reason to keep Slaton (other than a warm body) at this point is to see if another team has an injury that we can extract a late round pick for him. I don't think that Oby or Slaton has any real value to this team unless two of the big 3 get hurt. If one of the big 3 gets hurt I see us carrying another rb but I don't see him getting significant carries because the other two should carry most of the load.

Mike


My point in featuring Slaton in the next two weeks over Ob27 is to increase his value .... possibly finding a trade partner and getting some value for him rather than outright cutting him.

Slaton has no value on this roster being behind Foster , Ward & Tate .... His contributions to the return game (or lack there-of) make him expendable. Might as well get a draft pick or a player at a position that could use depth or improvement. (NT , ILB)

The Pencil Neck
08-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Exactly, that's why you need to get a chance to feature Slaton in the next two weeks. Nobody is going to come steal Obagnnaya off of our practice squad. he's done nothing that would warrant any attention like that and I agree that Foster/Ward/Tate are our backs of the present and future. Slaton is trade value if someone loses a back (someone always does) and we can show that he's back to running effectively like he did his rookie year. Late pick that maybe escalates to something a little better with yardage incentives met sounds about right.

^^^ This.

Ogbannaya is just a guy. He's a guy working hard and trying to make a team. But he's nowhere near as talented as any of our other backs. Send him to the PS. No one's going to steal him away and it doesn't matter if they do.

Foster and Tate are going to be our 2 headed monster. Ward is a really nice third option but he's not as good as the other two.

Slaton is a different kind of back. We need to get him some carries to drum up some interest in him and trade him if we can. If we can't, we stuff him on the roster as a 4th back. He's not that expensive. If our guys go down to injury, we can use him. But if and when a team loses a couple of backs, we can trade him and probably get something good for him.

There's no need to be in a rush to cut him.

sandman
08-22-2011, 02:39 PM
He's blocked and picked up blitzes well , He's caught everything thrown his way in the passing game.

This was his game at UT. Good blocker, good catching the ball out of the backfield. Decent runner because of the spread offense, but no one was mistaking him for Charles. There were more than a few occasions where UT had to settle for FG's because the RB By Committee couldn't punch it in from inside the 5.

His skill set makes him a better FB than RB, but his body type doesn't. He doesn't make this team.

DocBar
08-22-2011, 02:44 PM
I've had my mind changed about SS. It won't hurt to keep him on the roster as insurance if he's inactive for gameday. Obgyn has shown absolutely nothing to indicate he's a good fit for this team. If the right offer comes I would trade SS in a heart beat.

JCTexan
08-22-2011, 02:51 PM
It seems like most agree here. OB27 just isn't good enough to supplant any of the other RB's on the roster.

TexansWest
08-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Somebody get Arizona on the phone. They lost Ryan Williams and will need help at RB. Maybe a 4th or 5th for SS.

80tothezone
08-22-2011, 03:15 PM
I think you use that extra roster spot for some other position I think we go into the season with foster tate ward. I would rather see gum use the spot to keep somone like lehstar jean . Or another cb or something.... also like I don't really think ob is that good he doesn't seem to have good vision or make people miss ability

Hervoyel
08-22-2011, 03:42 PM
I think you use that extra roster spot for some other position I think we go into the season with foster tate ward. I would rather see gum use the spot to keep somone like lehstar jean . Or another cb or something.... also like I don't really think ob is that good he doesn't seem to have good vision or make people miss ability

I hear you. I think Foster/Ward/Tate is enough but if you can get Slaton running on film and running well you could very easily get a 4 or a 5 for him from someone who needs a quality back thanks to injuries. The thing is we need to convince the world that we're heading into 2011 planning on carrying four backs because we got four of them that are so damn good that we can't part with any of them. Foster and Ward were easy, Tate made it easy Saturday with that performance.

Slaton needs to see the field and look good when he does it. If he does that we probably field calls for him before week one of the regular season. Nobody is going to be offering a 2 or a 3 for him but he's got a 1,200 yard season under his belt and the Texans weren't exactly tearing the world up before he stepped into the picture. He can run and is an upgrade for somebody out there. We just got real deep, real fast at RB. His window here has closed but he can bring us a 4 or 5 on his way out the door.

Totally beside the point but I think he'll prosper on another team. I hope he does.

DocBar
08-22-2011, 06:04 PM
I hear you. I think Foster/Ward/Tate is enough but if you can get Slaton running on film and running well you could very easily get a 4 or a 5 for him from someone who needs a quality back thanks to injuries. The thing is we need to convince the world that we're heading into 2011 planning on carrying four backs because we got four of them that are so damn good that we can't part with any of them. Foster and Ward were easy, Tate made it easy Saturday with that performance.

Slaton needs to see the field and look good when he does it. If he does that we probably field calls for him before week one of the regular season. Nobody is going to be offering a 2 or a 3 for him but he's got a 1,200 yard season under his belt and the Texans weren't exactly tearing the world up before he stepped into the picture. He can run and is an upgrade for somebody out there. We just got real deep, real fast at RB. His window here has closed but he can bring us a 4 or 5 on his way out the door.

Totally beside the point but I think he'll prosper on another team. I hope he does.I would jump all over that.
EDIT: Is there a formula for subtracting positive rushing yds for every fumble? If not, there needs to be.

EllisUnit
08-22-2011, 07:26 PM
i really don't see what you guys see in obanana

i'm with ya there man

Perki-Perk
08-22-2011, 07:29 PM
Yes, can someone please explain all the baseless hype surrounding this guy with 4 clearly superior running backs ahead of him on the depth chart??

DBCooper
08-22-2011, 07:35 PM
You can't really make a compelling case for him unless you learn to spell his name correctly. Same goes for all the jackwagons that still think half our player's names end with an 's'.

Alright, Dutchrudders

DocBar
08-22-2011, 07:38 PM
You can't really make a compelling case for him unless you learn to spell his name correctly. Same goes for all the jackwagons that still think half our player's names end with an 's'.Evidently, I missed this post. Now I understand more of your posts. You're sitting in a cafe in Amsterdam and partaking. Heavily. I'm jee-louse.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 08:33 PM
Yes, can someone please explain all the baseless hype surrounding this guy with 4 clearly superior running backs ahead of him on the depth chart??

Because we're Texan fans and starved for a shred of remotely having a good team!

C'mon man :goodbad:

DocBar
08-22-2011, 08:40 PM
If it was, there would have been some serious changes made years ago. And I for sure would have been fired long before this because of my tirades on the sidelines on national TV. :wild:

Considering that you're advocating seeing this years version of SS, I doubt it would be for the good. You are usually much more clear headed than this.

Perki-Perk
08-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Because we're Texan fans and starved for a shred of remotely having a good team!

C'mon man :goodbad:

Patience, Kimmy, Patience. It will come. Hey, look how long it took for the Saints to make half of their current fan base come out of the closet.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 08:44 PM
Patience, Kimmy, Patience. It will come. Hey, look how long it took for the Saints to make half of their current fan base come out of the closet.

True, true. I've made no secret that I've been a bad aka skeptical fan this off season. On the way home from the game Saturday night, I was making my comments about not drinking the koolaid yet and my husband told me; "you'll be beetchin at them all the way to the Super Bowl" ...

Well, if that's what it takes, I'll do it

DocBar
08-22-2011, 08:49 PM
Patience, Kimmy, Patience. It will come. Hey, look how long it took for the Saints to make half of their current fan base come out of the closet.That's the goal you're shooting for? Less than the sAints? I'm going to keep this family friendly and assume I just got trolled.

Speedy
08-22-2011, 08:50 PM
Yes, can someone please explain all the baseless hype surrounding this guy with 4 clearly superior running backs ahead of him on the depth chart??

He's from UT.

Kimmy
08-22-2011, 08:58 PM
That's the goal you're shooting for? Less than the sAints? I'm going to keep this family friendly and assume I just got trolled.

My goal is Super bowl! Gotta hotel reservation in Indy and everything.

DocBar
08-22-2011, 09:00 PM
My goal is Super bowl! Gotta hotel reservation in Indy and everything.Bring your skis or snowboard.

Thorn
08-23-2011, 07:43 AM
You are usually much more clear headed than this.

I am? When did I start that? :confused:

b0ng
08-23-2011, 08:03 AM
Cut Slaton. Done.

What would be the point of doing that before the final preseason.

I'd much rather see what Slaton can do with this offense now that I've seen Obie Trice do his thing with the 1's and the reserves.