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STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-24-2005, 11:57 AM
to compliment AJ.

UberDork
04-24-2005, 11:57 AM
Yay...I like it.

Dionysus22
04-24-2005, 11:58 AM
Are you kidding me?!?! How did he fall that far to us?! I'm totally stoked with this pick. The kid is a burner. I'm lovin this draft so far. :headbang:

cadahnic
04-24-2005, 11:58 AM
Hell yes Baby. I knew Cass had it in him. We are back in this draft. Now we need to make a trade and grab Antaj Hawthorne or Chris Kemoeatu, or CJ Moseley. Man I am thrilled with this pick it is frickin great. JJ Moses, Bradford, Swinton they can all go find new jobs we just got a baller.

WildBlackBear32
04-24-2005, 11:59 AM
1 for 3 aint bad...

Eyeguy
04-24-2005, 12:00 PM
Good pick, does not make up for the faliures of Sat.

cadahnic
04-24-2005, 12:00 PM
I love this pick. it is freaking awesome. I am totally thrilled that we got this kid and he will be a dynamo in the slot and special teams. I think we need to trade back into this round to get an Interior lineman or a DL.

nunusguy
04-24-2005, 12:00 PM
A burner - sub 4.3 40
http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2005/mathis_jerome

D-ReK
04-24-2005, 12:01 PM
I think we need interior O-Line help more than another receiver, but with that said, I really like Mathis' potential and I think with a little work, he can end up being a good receiver...Didn't he run a sub-4.3 40?

cadahnic
04-24-2005, 12:01 PM
It does ease the pain a little, but we did lose Elton Brown who I thought we should have taken in the third.

Dionysus22
04-24-2005, 12:01 PM
Hell yes Baby. I knew Cass had it in him. We are back in this draft. Now we need to make a trade and grab Antaj Hawthorne or Chris Kemoeatu, or CJ Moseley. Man I am thrilled with this pick it is frickin great. JJ Moses, Bradford, Swinton they can all go find new jobs we just got a baller.
I agree except Swinton. That kid can ball too. He's been doin work since he's been here. Mathis has been in the league for about 5 mins now.

TopTexanFan16
04-24-2005, 12:01 PM
The texans selected wr jerome mathis anyone got and link to stats bout this guy or who he is?

cadahnic
04-24-2005, 12:02 PM
D-Rek are we thinkin Chris K. or maybe CJ Moseley or Hawthorne for the D-Line. I am excited now. Swinton is little more than a journeyman that has done nothing. I think he will be good as a gunner on special teams but not a threat at the kick return spots. I wish he could switch and play corner though because his footwork and hips are nice.

Fiddy
04-24-2005, 12:02 PM
He runs a 4.28 40. That's really all you need to know.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2005/mathis_jerome

WildBlackBear32
04-24-2005, 12:03 PM
I'd love to see us get Hawthorne...however, it doesnt seem like I've been getting what I've wanted so far...ugh...

bckey
04-24-2005, 12:03 PM
Excellent pick. Great kick returner and speed burner at 4.32 in the 40.

D-ReK
04-24-2005, 12:04 PM
D-Rek are we thinkin Chris K. or maybe CJ Moseley or Hawthorne for the D-Line. I am excited now.

I don't think we would take Hawthorne, but I'd love to have Kemoeatu, Jason Brown, or Ben Wilkerson...I wouldn't be against using a 5th and maybe a 6th to get back into the fourth...

Daonly
04-24-2005, 12:04 PM
Jerome Mathis WR Hampton 5’11 181
By: Robert Davis
www.footballsfuture.com They Had Him High Second Round Pick to Titans!

One of the fastest risers of late, Jerome Mathis is a name everyone needs to know. There may not have been a better playmaker at wide receiver in college the past few seasons. As a sophomore in 2002, Mathis made a name for himself by catching 24 passes for 615 yards and 3 touchdowns. That's an average of over 25 yards per catch. He also ran the ball 20 times for 188 yards on the ground. In 2003, he caught 40 passes for 977 yards and 9 touchdowns. He save the best for last though, as this past season he upped his average per catch to over 29 yards a grab. He caught 29 passes for 864 yards and 9 touchdowns. The best numbers though, were his kick return numbers. He averaged 35.5 yards per kick return with an amazing 5 for touchdowns. His 6 career return touchdowns set a NCAA record. Mathis also doubled as a track star, as he was a two time NCAA East Regional 200m champ.

Mathis is the most exciting player in this draft. Give him the ball and watch him come up with something out of nothing. He averaged over 25 yards per catch during his career, over 9 yards per carry, and over 25 yards per kick return. He accelerates in and out of cuts very quickly, and gets to second gear immediately. He brings instant impact ability as a kick returner.


Playing for Hampton creates questions about the talent he faced in college. He did not face top corners on a consistent basis, so it’s going to be a switch when he gets to the NFL. He’s going to need some time to develop his skills and adjust to the big leap in talent. He may be a project at receiver, but should make an impact on special teams immediately.

Mathis first started making waves as a potential first rounder during the Gridiron Class in January. He had two receptions for 59 yards, two rushes for 49 yards, and added 35 yards on his lone kick return. He only solidified himself as a borderline first rounder after he turned in a blazing 40 time of 4.32 at the combine, which some say may have been the fastest in the combine’s history. Some teams are going to be scared off by his lack of polish as a receiver, but his playmaking ability is going to entice someone to call his name within the Top 50 of the draft in April. :thumbup

MojoMan
04-24-2005, 12:04 PM
From CBS Sportsline:

http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/players/draft/416101

ANALYSIS

Positives: Has a lean, tightly muscled frame with a thin waist (built for speed) … Shows good strength to release vs. press coverage, using his hands effectively, combined with sudden acceleration to avoid the jam … Does a good job of maintaining balance along the sidelines … Has the second gear needed to separate in the open … Will body catch, but does not drop many balls … Not the type who will shy away from contact, showing aggression, leaping ability and timing to combat for the ball in flight … Does a very good job of tracking the ball in over his shoulders and has the hip wiggle and shake to easily elude defenders after the catch … Shows the ability to come back quickly for the under-thrown pass and displays crisp stop-and-go action … Unlike most sprinters, he has more than only straight-line acceleration … He is active with his hands to maintain separation with the defender and is adept at executing double moves to elude … Very effective running deep routes, posts and verticals, as he has the pure speed to win any foot race … Gives good effort and stays to fight when asked to block at the line of scrimmage.

Negatives … Has made improvements in using his hands to assist in his release, but needs to run crisper routes, especially in the short area, where he rounds his cuts and looks sluggish coming out of his breaks … Must work on maintaining concentration on the ball, as he has dropped a few easy tosses because he looks to run before securing the ball … Double catches the ball quite a bit, letting it absorb into his body and needs to show better hand extension to catch away from the body's frame … Well-liked and a hard worker, but had two off-field incidents (assault), with one leading to a conviction.

INJURY REPORT
No injuries reported.

AGILITY
4.28 in the 40-yard dash … 2.51 20-yard dash … 1.53 10-yard dash … 35.5-inch vertical jump … 10'1" broad jump … 32 5/8-inch arm length … 9 3/8-inch hands … Right-handed … 19 Wonderlic score.

TopTexanFan16
04-24-2005, 12:05 PM
wow he seems to be what were lookin for in our threat across from AJ....u think hes capable of being a starter?

TexanWolverine
04-24-2005, 12:06 PM
Its a great pick. I expect Kiper to applaud us in a moment considering he had Mathis as one of the top 50 players in the draft. WR was a need in my opinion...More so because of Bradford...Not Gaffney.

RiotCommander
04-24-2005, 12:08 PM
Look, I love this pick, but am I the only person wondering about our O-Line? I hope some of these late round picks are gems because Carr could end up getting killed back there. All the WRs in the world wont help if he doesn't have time to throw it.

TexanWolverine
04-24-2005, 12:11 PM
That boy can play....AND LOOK AT HIM FLYYYYY!!!!! Welcome to Houston Mr. Mathis!!! :hyper:

TopTexanFan16
04-24-2005, 12:12 PM
how do u think a rookie OL comin out of college is goin to help carr from being sacked. each year we've put rookie OL on the line and look where its gotten us. the only thing i wanna know it wat happened b/w 03 and 04 we went from 15 sacks to 49....now tell me wats wrong with that picture?

Nawzer
04-24-2005, 12:14 PM
Goodbye Mr. Bradford!!!

Davis37
04-24-2005, 12:14 PM
I didnt love the TJ pick and didnt really like the RB pick, but this pick redeems them both! :thumbup The guy ran a 4.28 40! thats some Randy Moss type speed right there! Now if only he could catch the football

TexanWolverine
04-24-2005, 12:14 PM
I am a big believer that the longer an OL plays together the better they are. Our line has been in constant flux since we came into the league. This could be the first year the same five guys start who started last year. While I'd like to see one pick on the OL this year...I always like to see at least one pick in a draft for a line where you have 5 guys.

Daonly
04-24-2005, 12:17 PM
Fastest Guy In the NFL Draft Hands Down! Biggest Sleeper in the NFL Draft HAnds Down! Set All NCAA Records Hands Down!! Should of been a Locked in the High Seconds Hands Down!! BEst Value pick to go in the fourth round Hands Down! Best Texans pic so far! We Damn Lucky Thanks Denver! :thumbup

rittenhouserobz
04-24-2005, 12:19 PM
This guy will eat up Pac-man. I can't wait for the Titan game.

TexanWolverine
04-24-2005, 12:21 PM
Pac-Man will be yelling "Daaaaang" like Lil' Jon as he watches Mathis blow past him and truck it into the end zone.

Hoss
04-24-2005, 12:24 PM
im liking this pic..dood is fast and hes got the juke!im going to try and find some vid on mathis and i'll post the link up!

TheRealJoker
04-24-2005, 12:27 PM
Im hoping he can take over the # 2 wr job by midseason. That may be wishful thinking though. But, im really excited that we now have a gamebreaking kr. After aquiring PB and JM we now have a pr and kr that can take it to the house at any given moment for the first time in franchise history!!! :woot

Daonly
04-24-2005, 12:27 PM
With PB and Mathis... man, we got the best kick Returner.... Punt Returner.. Just the Best Tadem in the league now... Watch Out! we'll avg on the 35 every time carr them step on the field! :thumbup

D-ReK
04-24-2005, 12:29 PM
Im hoping he can take over the # 2 wr job by midseason. That may be wishful thinking though. But, im really excited that we now have a gamebreaking kr. After aquiring PB and JM we now have a pr and kr that can take it to the house at any given moment for the first time in franchise history!!! :woot

I guess you never heard of Jermaine Lewis...True, he sucked here, but he had that "game-breaker" tag stuck on him...

Andre_Johnson88
04-24-2005, 12:31 PM
Hey do yall think he'll be able to still be a gamebreaker even though he's from a small school competition like Hampton?He looks FAST but Im just wondering....

nunusguy
04-24-2005, 12:39 PM
FWIW a Kiper mock just last month had our 4th rounder going to the Eagles
in the "first round" ! Maybe this is our 2005 DD ?
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31. Philadelphia Eagles: Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton
Played at the Division I-AA level in college but showed at the Gridiron Classic and the combine he belongs with the big boys. He dominated Hampton's playoff game this season and was the best player on the field at the Gridiron thanks to his overall athleticism.
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http://bears.hosttown.com/lofiversion/index.php/t42360.html

BattleRedGuy
04-24-2005, 12:41 PM
How can we take this kid when Tony Jeffrey is still on the board. Drafting him would have put more fans in the seats. :rolleyes:

bckey
04-24-2005, 12:44 PM
How can we take this kid when Tony Jeffrey is still on the board. Drafting him would have put more fans in the seats. :rolleyes:

If they were worried about that they would have drafted DJ.

TheRealJoker
04-24-2005, 12:46 PM
D-Rek, you're right about Jermaine. Im just hoping that we'll have some gamebreakers that produce for the TEXANS for the first time in franchise history.

Texans Pride
04-24-2005, 12:50 PM
How can we take this kid when Tony Jeffrey is still on the board. Drafting him would have put more fans in the seats. :rolleyes:


Winning games and making it to the playoffs will also put more fans in the seats. . . I like this approach better than throwing in a fan favorite.

BattleRedGuy
04-24-2005, 12:54 PM
I guess the smiley did not properly portray my tongue-in-cheek attitude to a similar post made earlier about Derrick Johnson putting more fans in the seats.

Derrick Johnson is a nice player, but not what we needed now. I like the Mathis pick. We need someone to stretch the field.

rittenhouserobz
04-24-2005, 12:56 PM
Did Jermaine run a 4.28 40? Mathis has excellent speed. The Texans were not kidding about adding speed to the D. I didn't think they were going to do it to the offense.

Andre_Johnson88
04-24-2005, 12:59 PM
Hey wasn't Kendrick like incredibly fast when he drafted him and the same type of guy......Is Jerome better than Starling?

Fiddy
04-24-2005, 01:01 PM
Hey wasn't Kendrick like incredibly fast when he drafted him and the same type of guy......Is Jerome better than Starling?Starling was an undrafted free agent and he ran a 4.49

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/players/33289.html

No one knows who is better

tiger06
04-24-2005, 01:01 PM
WOW! I can't believe Mathis slipped this far. If we can grab a quality OL in the 5th, this draft will look very nice :thumbup I LOVE the Mathis pick!!!!

Dionysus22
04-24-2005, 01:03 PM
Swinton is little more than a journeyman that has done nothing. I think he will be good as a gunner on special teams but not a threat at the kick return spots. I wish he could switch and play corner though because his footwork and hips are nice.
That's a pretty freakin' good idea! That's something to think about. He's got great feet and hands aren't half bad. When he was a WR with the Cowgirls, his route running wasn't as crisp as it should be. Now that you mention it, I would be totally down with the switch. Good job Cadahnic!!

Vinny
04-24-2005, 01:12 PM
Keith from hpf tells me he is a better prospect than Starling is. I'm more excited about him as I talk to others as well. He looks like a nice player to take Bradford's spot on the outside at least by 2006 when Bradford is gone.

Marcus
04-24-2005, 01:27 PM
All I can say is WOW!

I'm another one who is amazed that Jerome Mathis slipped this far. Can anyone say Derrick Mason? He was also a 4th rounder, BTW.

TheOgre
04-24-2005, 01:34 PM
WR's take a while to develop. Bradford is a good bandaid for 2005 until Mathis is ready in 2006. I like this pick.

I wonder if Morresy (sp?) is too similar to DD in terms of style. I guess we don't sign the A-train now?

I like TJ as a pick. I did wonder if we traded down if he would be considered. The D-line needed an infusion of youth. Over the past two years we have added one 1st rounder each in the D-line, LB's, and secondary. Throw in the trade for Buchanon, signings of Greenwood and Robaire Smith (2004), and drafting of Earl (2004 4th) and you can see we are totally remaking our defense with most of the emphasis on speed and youth. I really want to see what Wong does at LILB and Peek does at ROLB.

I think we could still draft an ILB, interior lineman, TE, and/or DE. We might even take a CB since this is a deep draft for that position. Remember if we cut Aaron Glenn (likely) we could use a quality dime back. I think the QB streak ends this year (knock on wood).

Davis37
04-24-2005, 01:55 PM
I am so loving the Mathis pick! :thumbup Amazing speed-4.28! Randy Moss ran a 4.25! Not saying hes gonna be the next Randy Moss, but he WILL stretch the defense for us. I dont think he will start at #2, but he will earn the #2 spot by the end of the year or begining of next. With Mathis stretching the defense it will help AJ get open ALOT easier! This is, if Mathis works on his hands in the preseason.

utahmark
04-24-2005, 02:24 PM
how do u think a rookie OL comin out of college is goin to help carr from being sacked. each year we've put rookie OL on the line and look where its gotten us. the only thing i wanna know it wat happened b/w 03 and 04 we went from 15 sacks to 49....now tell me wats wrong with that picture?

carr missed a few games in o3 thats where the 15 comes in. we really had more sacks that that, although it wasnt 49.

TigerBait
04-24-2005, 02:28 PM
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/playerprofiles/wr/jeromemathis.html

this bio mentions that Jerome has some character issues to sort out, any one know more?

TheRealJoker
04-24-2005, 02:34 PM
He wasn't able to play his first year due to academics.

TheOgre
04-24-2005, 02:38 PM
We seem to have thrown out the character issue filter this draft.

HamptonGuy
04-24-2005, 03:09 PM
<--new to the board

To all the Texans fans, I wanted to congratulate you guys on drafting Jerome Mathis. As a Hampton Alum, who was there for part of the Mathis era and believe me as someone who got an upclose look at him, your team came away with a steal! I was reading some of the draft profiles and they mentioned character issues. I assure you that Jerome is a GREAT young man. At Hampton, our coaches stress off the field character as well as on the field performance, so he will be no problem for your staff.

Congrats to the Texans and good luck to Jerome!!

CaptainPatriot
04-24-2005, 03:39 PM
Look, I love this pick, but am I the only person wondering about our O-Line? I hope some of these late round picks are gems because Carr could end up getting killed back there. All the WRs in the world wont help if he doesn't have time to throw it.

No I`m with you on this Carr was sacked 49 times last yr which lead the NFL.
Mathis is a good pick. Going to be hard to get him the ball though when Carr is on his back! Until the Texans address their O-Line we can continue to see this. The upside is he runs 4.2!!!! He will replace JJ Moses.

CaptainPatriot
04-24-2005, 03:52 PM
how do u think a rookie OL comin out of college is goin to help carr from being sacked. each year we've put rookie OL on the line and look where its gotten us. the only thing i wanna know it wat happened b/w 03 and 04 we went from 15 sacks to 49....now tell me wats wrong with that picture?

If the Texans start drafting O-Linemen and D-Linemen in the 1st and 2nd rounds the next cpl yrs You will see a big difference. EX:It is very hard to get a 6`7`` 320 LT with quick feet! You see Oakland took a line man with their 1st pick last yr. They are set for a long time at that position. That is your most important position on O. WR and RB come a dime a dozen. Great OT don`t

O.G.
04-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Here's alittle info on Jerome Mathis, the kid is more than just fast......he was world class speed.....literally:

The Pirates' big-play receiver, Mathis possesses incredible speed that makes him a deep threat and gives him the ability to stretch short receptions into long gains. During his career, he had 32 plays of 40-plus yards, 21 of those ending in touchdowns. He averaged a touchdown every 4.4 receptions. A natural hands catcher, he is a fierce competitor and respected leader. Mathis not only excelled at football for Hampton, but also ranked as one of the nation's elite sprinters in track.

The political science major was an all-state, all-district and all-metro wide receiver and kick returner at Petersburg (Va.) High School. He also was a six-time state champion in track and field, winning the 2001 national indoor 200-meter title at the Nike Classic.

In college track, Jerome was the 2003 and 2004 NCAA East Regional champion in the 200-meter dash. He set the East Regional record in the 200-meter dash with a personal best 20.32 in 2004. He was also a two-time NCAA All-American in the 200-meter dash, thanks to a runner-up finish in 2003 and a sixth-place effort in 2004. In addition, he won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship in the 100-meter dash.

Mathis was a Proposition 48 student in 2001. He moved into the starting lineup at the "Z" receiver position as a sophomore, catching 24 passes for 615 yards (25.6 average) and three touchdowns. He added 188 yards and a score on 20 carries (9.4 average) and returned 20 kickoffs for 417 yards (20.9 average) and a touchdown, averaging 93.8 all-purpose yards per game.

Mathis earned All-Mid Eastern Athletic Conference honors as he led the MEAC with 1,391 all-purpose yards in 2003. He set a school season record with 977 yards on 40 receptions (24.4 average), including nine touchdowns. He returned 17 kickoffs for 343 yards (20.2 average) and carried nine times for 29 yards (3.2 average). The best was yet to come, as Mathis earned consensus All-America honors in 2004. He caught 29 passes for 864 yards, a conference season-record 29.8-yard average (also led the nation), with nine touchdowns. He ranked third on the team with 14 carries for 173 yards (12.4 average) and two scores. He returned 25 kickoffs for 888 yards to lead the nation with a 35.5-yard average and set an NCAA season record with five touchdown returns. Mathis also ranked sixth in the nation with an average of 160.8 all-purpose yards per game.

In only 35 games with the Pirates, Mathis accounted for 4,541 all-purpose yards, an average of 129.74 yards per game. He caught 93 passes for 2,456 yards (26.4 average) and 21 touchdowns, adding 390 yards and three scores on 43 carries (9.1 average). Only Mike Jenkins (2,629, 1993-96), Zuriel Smith (2,750, 1999-2002) and Johnnie Barnes (3,090, 1988-91) gained more yards receiving in a career for the Pirates. His 21 scoring grabs are topped only by Barnes (22) on the school's all-time list. His career average of 26.4 yards per catch broke the old MEAC and NCAA all-time record of 24.3 yards by John Taylor of Delaware State (1982-85). He also set a school record by catching at least one pass in 34 consecutive games.

He also returned 62 kickoffs for 1,648 yards (26.6 average) and six touchdowns. Only Terrance Patrick (1,814, 2000-03) gained more yards on kickoff returns in Hampton annals. He also gained 47 yards on two punt returns. His six returns for touchdowns broke the NCAA career record of five, held by Kerry Hayes of Western Carolina (1991-94), Ryan Zimpleman of Butler (1997-99) and Lamont Brightful of Eastern Washington (1998-01).

I didn't think we would get this guy at the place we did, but I think we just got some pressure off of AJ and the running back we picked up isn't oo bad either. Yeah, he's 25 or going to be, but look at the amount of time he's been playing due to a minor league baseball career. He'll be fine as well.

B.Diddy
04-24-2005, 06:42 PM
Can anybody say "Marvin Harrison" :woot: :hyper: :woot:

TigerBait
04-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Can anybody say "Marvin Harrison" :woot: :hyper: :woot:
hopefully the same production, but as of now Mathis has more speed than Harrison and Harrison has better hands..

O.G.
04-24-2005, 06:48 PM
hopefully the same production, but as of now Mathis has more speed than Harrison and Harrison has better hands..

True, but you can teach concentration.....you can't teach speed and from what I'm hearing Mathis has pretty good hands. Let's see if he can have D. Anderson hands though, lol.

TigerBait
04-24-2005, 06:50 PM
True, but you can teach concentration.....you can't teach speed and from what I'm hearing Mathis has pretty good hands. Let's see if he can have D. Anderson hands though, lol.
o of course i totally agree, take our very own AJ as an example. I just said "as of now". However there are many great recievers in this league that still dont have as good as hands as Marvin and never will...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-24-2005, 06:52 PM
Marvin Harrison, no.

Laveranues Coles, yes.

TopTexanFan16
04-24-2005, 06:53 PM
and i always hear on like sports shows or on boards like this people saying that andre doesnt have good hands and that they question is catching ability!?!?! wtf r they talkin bout unless im watching diffrent games i think he catches almost everything thrown toward him and if he is b/w the defender and ball he always catches it i've seen him almost drop only like twice but i guess people jsut give him a bad rep from his rookie season.

TigerBait
04-24-2005, 06:56 PM
Well with AJ, the circus/amazing catches have almost become expected out of him, taking it for granted. So say when he drops a ball when hes wide open thats the drop thats going to stick in our minds and make people say stuff like that. IMO for a guy with his size and speed he had great hands..

Davis37
04-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Yes, AJ has great hands now, but most people say he doesnt cause of his rookie year. Most people remember how he used to drop passes while he was open 40 yards downfield when he could have scored. They just forget about the catches like vs the Vikes when he caught that TD pass and got flipped upside down and still made the grab. I'll never forget that pass! :thumbup

TheOgre
04-24-2005, 07:39 PM
Marvin Harrison, no.

Laveranues Coles, yes.

I would take someone of Coles's abilities in a heartbeat as our #2.

I think this was our plan B WR all along if we didn't take Williamson. This might have worked out unintentionally better because we get a speedy WR AND a top-flight D-lineman. We have spent 1st round picks on every area (skills 2, LB 1, DB 1, DL 1) of the team except OL. Next year there are supposed to be some much better OT prospects. If Wand doesn't work out this season, I expect us to trade up and snag one of the premiere OT's in next year's draft.

Look for the Texans to replace Glenn, Walker, McKinney, Wiegert, Coleman, and Wong over the next two seasons. Perhaps one of the bunch will stick around (doubtful), but they seem to be getting rid of all of the veterans.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-24-2005, 07:44 PM
I would take someone of Coles's abilities in a heartbeat as our #2.





As would I. :thumbup