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Playoffs
11-29-2011, 04:39 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Former Panthers and Browns QB Jake Delhomme reached agreement with the Houston Texans.

Grams
11-29-2011, 04:40 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Former Panthers and Browns QB Jake Delhomme reached agreement with the Houston Texans.

I sure hope TJ Yates plays lights out. Delhomme is totally uselesss.

Hardcore Texan
11-29-2011, 04:40 PM
:cow:

:slapfight:

:worldpeace:

:texflag:

Ryan
11-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Kind of surprised by this actually. I was thinking they liked Jeff Garcia. AT least Delhomme has some good experience in the league and maybe with a talented team could play well if he had to, which i hope he doesn't.

Hardcore Texan
11-29-2011, 04:42 PM
I sure hope TJ Yates plays lights out. Delhomme is totally uselesss.

Agreed!

Actually Yates just needs to play as good as Colt McCoy did last year.

Mr. White
11-29-2011, 04:42 PM
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss140/bigbobbs/Gifs/c6425b5ea472d08848c6aec2ab09ca93ba1.gif

texanmojo
11-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Where is the "Do Not Like" button?

GP
11-29-2011, 04:43 PM
OMG.

Barf.

I mean this is the guy I felt would be about 4th or 5th on the list out of the other guys we've tried out. Did he even make last week's tryouts, or did he come in for this one and walk away the victor???

LOL.

Mike77015
11-29-2011, 04:43 PM
:thinking::choke:

Grams
11-29-2011, 04:43 PM
Kind of surprised by this actually. I was thinking they liked Jeff Garcia. AT least Delhomme has some good experience in the league and maybe with a talented team could play well if he had to, which i hope he doesn't.

There is not a team with enough talent to make Delhomme look good or even decent.

Hardcore Texan
11-29-2011, 04:43 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Former Panthers and Browns QB Jake Delhomme reached agreement with the Houston Texans.

Championship! :photos:

Rey
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
I figured this would happen.

I kept hearing Garcia, but I figured that if they liked him that much they'd have just signed him seeing that he worked out for them not too long ago.

Also, they were talking about Delhomme on the radio this morning like he had the inside track or something...

I'm not shocked about this...

mariowillshine15
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
Maybe he was brought in for his experience and being a good locker room guy.

If we was brought in to play, were screwed.

GP
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
There is not a team with enough talent to make Delhomme look good or even decent.

I just remember his last season filled with hesitancy to throw, and half-hearted zip and control on his passes because he looked like he STILL was unsure when the ball left his hand.

The NFL is a QB-starved league. No wonder Goodell has been making new rules to protect QBs. They're in short supply and high demand.

Scooter
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
listening to espn right now they're saying that delhomme is a great locker room presence with superbowl experience, that he'd do a ton of good for yates. if we were signing someone expected to play, i'd definitely prefer garcia. if we're looking more for a veteran to be on the practice field with yates, delhomme may be the better choice.

Mr. Texan
11-29-2011, 04:46 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Former Panthers and Browns QB Jake Delhomme reached agreement with the Houston Texans.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k6WlILkxqGk/Th9IhaIvTkI/AAAAAAAAADU/6K-gdDVFK-Y/LakersReaction.gif

disaacks3
11-29-2011, 04:47 PM
I sure hope TJ Yates plays lights out. Delhomme is totally uselesss.

*Gag*

:thumbdown:faildetector::bag:

Ryan
11-29-2011, 04:49 PM
There is not a team with enough talent to make Delhomme look good or even decent.


I have hardly payed any attention to him since 04 or 05 but hopefully he won't have to see the field.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 04:49 PM
Dear God. I'm physically ill.

Hervoyel
11-29-2011, 04:50 PM
There is not a team with enough talent to make Delhomme look good or even decent.


I disagree. Any team with at least one healthy QB playing in front of him will make him look good or at least decent.

He can hold that clip board with the best of them.

Vinny
11-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Dear God. I'm physically ill.
You'd be more physically ill if Owen Daniels had to step in.

GP
11-29-2011, 04:51 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__GGvRpuTf0k/S01XgRHXAwI/AAAAAAAAAsc/L-x7_tXHyME/s320/Sad+Texans+Fan.jpg

Pretty much says it all. BTW, who is this girl? The Texans owe her a full ride scholarship to the college of her choice. She's the face of the franchise.

BIG TORO
11-29-2011, 04:51 PM
:faildetector::faildetector::faildetector:

Txknife
11-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Here is to hoping not only Yates is productive but also that he stays healthy.

michaelm
11-29-2011, 04:54 PM
The only logical conclusion is that Delhomme was the only QB left on the market willing to face the Houston Texans injury machine.

Drew_Smoke
11-29-2011, 04:55 PM
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Was Ryan Leaf just not available??? Gus Ferrotte??? Why no Dante Culpepper?? Even David Carr is better than Delhomme.

97roc
11-29-2011, 04:55 PM
maybe he was brought in for his experience and being a good locker room guy.

If we was brought in to play, were screwed.

^^^^^^ this.

Ole Miss Texan
11-29-2011, 04:56 PM
yawn.

Replace any other QB's name above and the thread would be going the exact same. "He sucks, he's useless, good locker room guy, experienced and can help Yates, would hate to have to play him... yadda yadda yadda"

I think Yates is our guy the rest of the season. Need some backup QBs heaven forbid we have to reach to our 4th our 5th for the season. But I'll take Yates over Clemens, Delhomme, Garcia, Favre, Culpepper, etc.

:texflag:

GP
11-29-2011, 04:57 PM
I would have preferred a QB who at least was taking snaps in actual semi-professional games in something like, oh, I don't know the UFL or something.

When was the last time Jake Delhomme threw a fade route to the back of the end zone and scored a TD on 4th and 3 to win the game? Before we knock the whole "It was the UFL for crying out loud!" it was still a competitive environment where defenders are blitzing the QB and he's got to make a throw under some pressure.

What pressure has Jake Delhomme been in? And if he isn't needed to be an actual QB...if his only role is to hold a clipboard and be a mentor and take TJ Yates out for hot dogs and root beer floats at Weinerschnitzel, where Delhomme uses the salt and pepper shakers to show him how to draft and slingshot past the lead car in a NASCAR race, then why make the guy throw passes in a tryout? Geez, just don't even have a damn tryout at all and say you're hiring a QB Mentor.

Jeff "I'm Not Gay Because I Have a Hot Wife" Garcia was going to win us a Super Bowl, now we're not. LOL. I'm dizzy.

LikeMike
11-29-2011, 04:58 PM
Chill out guys... he is our #3QB. What are the chances of our other 2 QBs injuring themselves :thinking:.

Well, he has some Superbowl experience, so maybe he can be a good role model and perhaps give some advice here and there. But really, if we have to go to our 5th QB this season, there really isn`t any hope left for a good end of the season.

Edit: Oh and just as a german I have to correct GP here: it is Wiener Schnitzel ;-)

Texans34Life
11-29-2011, 04:58 PM
FakeJohnMcClain John McClain

Workouts between Delhomme & Garcia were beyond pathetic, but the Texans had to pick one, so they chose the guy w/ the less attractive wife

Awesome. :)

Hookem Horns
11-29-2011, 04:58 PM
I think most Texans fans are feeling the same way Jake.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/jake-delhomme-browns.JPG

HOU-TEX
11-29-2011, 04:59 PM
My guess is Garcia wanted the opportunity to start. Don't hold me to it, but IIRC, that's why he never signed on an NFL team.

It's already been stated, but Jake's here for his veteran experience and the emergency QB (3rd).

Mr teX
11-29-2011, 04:59 PM
**sighs** of the 4, he was the 1 guy i didn't want them to pick up.

El Tejano
11-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Delhommme has been home eating twinkies. Garcia is in shape. We go for the guy eating twinkies. Hopefully we don't need him because Yates is kicking booty!

TdotTexas2Step
11-29-2011, 05:00 PM
So if Yates can't cut it - which would be totally understandable - then we get to turn to Clemens or Delhomme?....

:texflag:

TexanFan881
11-29-2011, 05:00 PM
I would have preferred a QB who at least was taking snaps in actual semi-professional games in something like, oh, I don't know the UFL or something.

When was the last time Jake Delhomme threw a fade route to the back of the end zone and scored a TD on 4th and 3 to win the game? Before we knock the whole "It was the UFL for crying out loud!" it was still a competitive environment where defenders are blitzing the QB and he's got to make a throw under some pressure.

What pressure has Jake Delhomme been in? And if he isn't needed to be an actual QB...if his only role is to hold a clipboard and be a mentor and take TJ Yates out for hot dogs and root beer floats at Weinerschnitzel, where Delhomme uses the salt and pepper shakers to show him how to draft and slingshot past the lead car in a NASCAR race, then why make the guy throw passes in a tryout? Geez, just don't even have a damn tryout at all and say you're hiring a QB Mentor.

Jeff "I'm Not Gay Because I Have a Hot Wife" Garcia was going to win us a Super Bowl, now we're not. LOL. I'm dizzy.

LOL Jeff Garcia played in the UFL last year...and had a very bad ending to the season...4 TDs and 9 INTs in the second half of the season. He's 41 years old. Jake Delhomme was on an NFL team up until after the lockout. He's been in the NFL more recently than Garcia. You guys are ridiculous. Either signee was not going to start anyways!

Mr teX
11-29-2011, 05:01 PM
I would have preferred a QB who at least was taking snaps in actual semi-professional games in something like, oh, I don't know the UFL or something.

When was the last time Jake Delhomme threw a fade route to the back of the end zone and scored a TD on 4th and 3 to win the game? Before we knock the whole "It was the UFL for crying out loud!" it was still a competitive environment where defenders are blitzing the QB and he's got to make a throw under some pressure.

What pressure has Jake Delhomme been in? And if he isn't needed to be an actual QB...if his only role is to hold a clipboard and be a mentor and take TJ Yates out for hot dogs and root beer floats at Weinerschnitzel, where Delhomme uses the salt and pepper shakers to show him how to draft and slingshot past the lead car in a NASCAR race, then why make the guy throw passes in a tryout? Geez, just don't even have a damn tryout at all and say you're hiring a QB Mentor.

Jeff "I'm Not Gay Because I Have a Hot Wife" Garcia was going to win us a Super Bowl, now we're not. LOL. I'm dizzy.

L.....O.....L. haven't seen 1 of those in years

GP
11-29-2011, 05:03 PM
Chill out guys... he is our #3QB. What are the chances of our other 2 QBs injuring themselves :thinking:.

Well, he has some Superbowl experience, so maybe he can be a good role model and perhaps give some advice here and there. But really, if we have to go to our 5th QB this season, there really isn`t any hope left for a good end of the season.

Edit: Oh and just as a german I have to correct GP here: it is Wiener Schnitzel ;-)

Thanks for the correction, now Fuggenzi Offen.

Just kidding, I thought it would funny to do that.

I don't get the whole "If we had to use Delhomme (or any other guy) our season is over anyways." I feel like it's never over until it's over, and you gotta' maximize everything and leave no stone unturned.

Yeah, there's not much to choose from. Look at how many people here are VERY quick to hit the "Fail button" on this decision by the Texans FO to select Delhomme. It's puzzling for most of us. We're NFL fans, we remember what Jake Delhomme was when he left the NFL...pretty effin' awful.

Hervoyel
11-29-2011, 05:04 PM
Chill out guys... he is our #3QB. What are the chances of our other 2 QBs injuring themselves :thinking:.

Well, he has some Superbowl experience, so maybe he can be a good role model and perhaps give some advice here and there. But really, if we have to go to our 5th QB this season, there really isn`t any hope left for a good end of the season.

Edit: Oh and just as a german I have to correct GP here: it is Wiener Schnitzel ;-)

Actually he's going to be the #2 QB. The guy we picked up last week was taking the #3 spot because Yates had been promoted to #2 and Leinart had been promoted to #1.

Now Yates is #1, Delhomme will be #2 and back him up, and Clemens will continue to run the scout team and go pick up pizzas after practice.

GP
11-29-2011, 05:05 PM
**sighs** of the 4, he was the 1 guy i didn't want them to pick up.

Same here.

This organization hates gingers. Obviously.

PapaL
11-29-2011, 05:05 PM
This explains why I had the runs after lunch. This isn't good at all...fml.

ziggy29
11-29-2011, 05:07 PM
It's hard for me to imagine Delhomme is a better option than Garcia. Having said that, I think Garcia worked out for them twice now, and the Texans chose Clemens and Delhomme over him. Either they think Garcia is thoroughly finished or they think he's a bad fit for one reason or another. Can't think of anything else.

At this point TJ appears to be the Texans' Obi-wan-Kenobi -- our only hope...

Ole Miss Texan
11-29-2011, 05:13 PM
This explains why I had the runs after lunch. This isn't good at all...fml.

:spit:

Double Barrel
11-29-2011, 05:13 PM
ugh....

Scooter
11-29-2011, 05:13 PM
i'm looking at delhomme's stats and they dont appear to be nearly as bad as i remember him being. they're not great of course, but he has a career passer rating over 80 and a decent enough (positive) TD/INT ratio ... a bit of captain checkdown though from the stats. i know he was aweful the last couple of seasons, but that was with the failing panthers and then with the lowly browns, could he be better with better talent? he lead a decent carolina team to 3 playoff appearances and one superbowl, if it came down to it, is it possible he could lead a great team as far?

TexanFan881
11-29-2011, 05:14 PM
Some Jeff Garcia quotes from last week:

On how he felt his workout went:

I got a call from Houston, I came out, went through a workout with the guys out here and you know, I thought it went pretty well considering there was a little bit of rust to dust off. I felt like considering who they brought in I held my own, and it just comes down to them making the decision as to what direction they want to go in as far as who they’re going to bring in to help out the starter that they have in right now.

On whether he was worked out individually or in a group with the Texans:

They brought us all together. They brought Kellen Clemens, a kid out of Oregon, Trent Edwards, local guy right there…Stanford product, Los Gatos kid, and Brodie Croyle from Alabama, and Chase Clements I believe, from Rice. So you know, I was the old man of the group but I’ll be the old man of any group that I throw the ball with. And you know, just to be out there and run around, and show that I still have a 30 inch vertical jump for 41 years old…I’m not complaining.

http://bayarea.sbnation.com/san-francisco-49ers/2011/11/22/2579990/jeff-garcia-san-francisco-49ers-houston-texans

He really didn't sound convincing to me. Doesn't sound like he thinks he even has it in him anymore. He sounded proud that he held his own against the other trainees. Yet everyone is thinking he is so much better than all of the other options. I don't think he even believes that.

Mr. Texan
11-29-2011, 05:19 PM
I still remember when delhomme threw 5 interceptions in a playoff game. very legendary performance.

TexanFan881
11-29-2011, 05:20 PM
i'm looking at delhomme's stats and they dont appear to be nearly as bad as i remember him being. they're not great of course, but he has a career passer rating over 80 and a decent enough (positive) TD/INT ratio ... a bit of captain checkdown though from the stats. i know he was aweful the last couple of seasons, but that was with the failing panthers and then with the lowly browns, could he be better with better talent? he lead a decent carolina team to 3 playoff appearances and one superbowl, if it came down to it, is it possible he could lead a great team as far?

Apparently he thinks he still has it in him. He turned down an opportunity with Miami a month ago because they wouldn't make him the starter. So at the least he's confident in his abilities.

What worries me about him:
He's turnover prone. Will this be fixed with less pressure to throw the ball? Will it be fixed when the only thing he is asked is to not turn over the ball?

His very low yards/attempt. Like you said, he looks like Matt Leinart 2.0. King of the check down. Then again, he had no weapons Cleveland when he played there. That was an awful team. This is the one area where Garcia really impressed me. But I feel at this time and age, either QB is valuable to the franchise and that neither had an upper hand.

Lets remember this: Rick Smith has done a very good job over the years finding stop gaps. Finding players during the season to throw in there and make it work. I trust in him and Gary to make this work.

conundrum
11-29-2011, 05:22 PM
After that 5 interception game in the playoffs a few years back, he has never been the same.

I will say it was only 2 years ago that the Panthers game him a 5 year, 43 million dollar contract.

GP
11-29-2011, 05:22 PM
It's hard for me to imagine Delhomme is a better option than Garcia. Having said that, I think Garcia worked out for them twice now, and the Texans chose Clemens and Delhomme over him. Either they think Garcia is thoroughly finished or they think he's a bad fit for one reason or another. Can't think of anything else.

At this point TJ appears to be the Texans' Obi-wan-Kenobi -- our only hope...

Not attacking your position on this, just poking and prodding it a bit.

Why would they invite him BACK a second time if they didn't like what he offered the first time? If anything, it bolsters the idea that he held something of value to be brought in THIS week.

My problem is where did Delhomme come from? Why wasn't he in last week's workout? That's where I am puzzled. He came in and beat out every other person who worked out LAST week, and he beat out Garcia who had two tryouts on the books.

He's the #2 guy now. If Yates gets banged up and sits out, whether it be a few plays or a few quarters, or even a whole game or two, then we're looking at Jake Delhomme taking snaps.

I preferred Garcia's history as being more mobile and more decisive with where he threw his passes. Oh well, it is what it is.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 05:25 PM
You'd be more physically ill if Owen Daniels had to step in.

Maybe. Maybe not. :choke:

Seriously, I've always hated Delhomme. Not personally----I don't know him and he may be a terrific guy---but I've always thought he was a scrub, even when he was winning.

I was actually kind of looking forward to seeing Garcia running around in the backfield and making plays (assuming he had to be pressed into service).

Now I'm hoping Yates looks like he did against LSU last year and Delhomme never sees the field.

silentassassin
11-29-2011, 05:27 PM
I think its not out of the realm of possibility that Garcia didn't look ready or in shape to them(I'm not saying was or wasn't actually ready, just that they must have factored that into their decision).

Dutchrudder
11-29-2011, 05:29 PM
Wow people, calm down, he's going to be third string. It's not like there was much else out there to begin with. Yates is our hope for the rest of the season, and if he can pull a good Dilfer impersonation, we have a chance to win a playoff game or 3.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Wow people, calm down, he's going to be third string.

I don't believe that's correct.

He was brought in to be second string.

Clemens was brought in to be third string and that's where he will stay.

GP
11-29-2011, 05:34 PM
Wow people, calm down, he's going to be third string. It's not like there was much else out there to begin with. Yates is our hope for the rest of the season, and if he can pull a good Dilfer impersonation, we have a chance to win a playoff game or 3.

He's 2nd string.

He's taking the snap if Yates comes out of the game or can't continue.

That's why we're all barfing on here.

Iceman16
11-29-2011, 05:36 PM
I don't believe that's correct.

He was brought in to be second string.

Clemens was brought in to be third string and that's where he will stay.
Then why was Clemens brought in first? Signing a third-stringer before you sign somebody that will actually be active doesn't make a shred of sense.

Playoffs
11-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Looks like we're rolling with the rook'!

:logo:

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Then why was Clemens brought in first? Signing a third-stringer before you sign somebody that will actually be active doesn't make a shred of sense.

Because Clemens was brought in last week, when we needed a third stringer.

Last week we had our starter, Leinart.

We had our second stringer, Yates.

We need a third stringer last week and we got him in Clemens.

This week we needed a second stringer.

ziggy29
11-29-2011, 05:38 PM
I preferred Garcia's history as being more mobile and more decisive with where he threw his passes. Oh well, it is what it is.
I did too. I thought that age difference (41 and 36, I think) notwithstanding, Garcia was the best fit of the old, creaky vets who were available. His strengths were decent decision making and accuracy, and his best game was play action and the rollout pass. I think that's what this team needs to open up the running game and the best fit for what this offense wants to do. Yeah, it might underutilize AJ a bit if he couldn't nail the downfield pass as much as before, but the most important thing is to get 9 out of the box so the running game has a chance.

But my point remains: they passed on him twice. Why? I don't think it was anything personal, so for some reason they had to see something that suggested (twice) that someone was a better fit for the team. It's easy for me to say Garcia is the best fit, but I'm not at the workouts. Yeah, if they brought him back a second time it means they weren't convinced he was out of the question the first time, but still...

That Garcia is from my alma mater is irrelevant -- I *thought* he seemed the most logical choice based on his history and what I think this team needs in an "insurance" QB. But for whatever reason, on two separate occasions, they thought someone else was more suitable.

And now I go back to the Favre question. My personal feeling is that they never even much bothered with Favre because they had NO intention of handing him the starter's job on Day One, and I suspect they knew Favre would not ever willingly stand on the sidelines and hold a clipboard for anyone, especially not a rookie. His ego is way too big for that.

TexanFan881
11-29-2011, 05:38 PM
Then why was Clemens brought in first? Signing a third-stringer before you sign somebody that will actually be active doesn't make a shred of sense.

Lets see. We bring in 5 guys. We pick what we believe is the best guy there in Kellen Clemens. We pass on Garcia. A week later we bring him back in, and if we would've signed him, he would've been ahead of Clemens? If we thought Garcia was the better QB, or Delhomme in that matter, why didn't we bring them in first?!? I completely agree with you.

Maddict5
11-29-2011, 05:39 PM
once again TT thinks they know more about qbs than kubiak :rolleyes:

Speedy
11-29-2011, 05:40 PM
This is a non issue to me. If we have to go beyond Yates, it's really not going to matter much. Hell, it might not matter with Yates.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 05:42 PM
This is a non issue to me. If we have to go beyond Yates, it's really not going to matter much. Hell, it might not matter with Yates.

This is probably the most reasonable mindset.

But I think a lot of us were hoping Garcia still had some fumes left in the tank---a whisper of the magic he brought to the field a number of years ago.

What we have to do know is just hope and pray that Yates is a natural born badass.

The Pencil Neck
11-29-2011, 05:43 PM
Then why was Clemens brought in first? Signing a third-stringer before you sign somebody that will actually be active doesn't make a shred of sense.

It almost kinda does.

If you look at the 2nd and 3rd stringers as having a certain "function", then the 3rd stringer's function is basically to run the practice squad and to be an emergency option.

The 2nd stringer's function is to be ready to come in and take snaps at a moment's notice.

The 3rd stringer will make less than the 2nd stringer (in a perfect world.)

When Leinart was the #1, Clemens' responsibilities and functions were to be #3 with Yates at #2. They may have signed him just to be a #3. And Delhomme may be brought in as the #2.

But if Delhomme's tryout was as pathetic as McCain said, Clemens might be promoted to #2.

It makes more sense to me to sign them in the order of rank so that Clemens is #2 now and Delhomme is #3. But I can understand if they did it the other way.

JWarren14
11-29-2011, 05:43 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/ncb8ee.jpg

ziggy29
11-29-2011, 05:44 PM
This is probably the most reasonable mindset.

But I think a lot of us were hoping Garcia still had some fumes left in the tank---a whisper of the magic he brought to the field a number of years ago.

What we have to do know is just hope and pray that Yates is a natural born badass.
That's how I see it. Garcia -- at least a Garcia that still had some in the tank -- at least seemed like a good fit for this team's offensive philosophy.

But now, we burn incense and make sacrifices to the Football gods, hoping that Yates gets it done. Not expecting miracles, but at least enough to competently manage the offense and establish enough of a passing threat to open up the run.

spurstexanstros
11-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Chill out guys... he is our #3QB. What are the chances of our other 2 QBs injuring themselves :thinking:.Well, he has some Superbowl experience, so maybe he can be a good role model and perhaps give some advice here and there. But really, if we have to go to our 5th QB this season, there really isn`t any hope left for a good end of the season.

Edit: Oh and just as a german I have to correct GP here: it is Wiener Schnitzel ;-)

awwwww crap you had to go and say it...knocking on wood furiously

ziggy29
11-29-2011, 05:47 PM
This is a non issue to me. If we have to go beyond Yates, it's really not going to matter much. Hell, it might not matter with Yates.

If Delhomme is the best option -- and I trust the team's evaluation of the available options enough to accept that -- then we really need to get on the Yates bandwagon and support the hell out of him from here on out. We NEED him to be our guy.

False Start
11-29-2011, 05:53 PM
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h243/Izumilover/tumblr/gifs/aebr6v.gif

Alllll-righty then!

I would have thought Garcia. This is crap. :choke:

Kthx
11-29-2011, 05:53 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Former Panthers and Browns QB Jake Delhomme reached agreement with the Houston Texans.

http://www.kaitaia.com/funny/g2/d/14932-2/tmac.gif

2 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Lets do this.

Goatcheese
11-29-2011, 05:58 PM
I'm not sure if that sick feeling I just got is because of this signing or because of some bad tacos.

For the record, I think the tacos were pretty good.

Speedy
11-29-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm not sure if that sick feeling I just got is because of this signing or because of some bad tacos.

For the record, I think the tacos were pretty good.

You had tacos? Don't you think that's some information I'd like to have? I like tacos.

Goatcheese
11-29-2011, 06:10 PM
You had tacos? Don't you think that's some information I'd like to have? I like tacos.

I'm selfish like that.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 06:11 PM
You had tacos? Don't you think that's some information I'd like to have? I like tacos.

Outstanding!

http://creativebrief.thoughtdistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/att-taco-party.jpg

imatexan
11-29-2011, 06:15 PM
We have a QB who has played in the big game.

Seriously though, I didn't want Jake but we really didn't have many options.

I mean he was with the BROWNS last year, we have the best defense in the NFL and a fantastic running game(not to mention some good receivers including this guy named Andre Johnson). He does not need to do much but keep the game under control and not turn it over which over course he has always done.

Pros:
-He is a career winner
-He has playoff experience(including the Superbowl)
-He is not very old compared to some other QBs in question

Cons:
-He is a INT machine

The Pencil Neck
11-29-2011, 06:17 PM
We have a superbowl winner folks.

Seriously though, I didn't want Jake but we really didn't have many options.

I mean he was with the BROWNS last year, we have the best defense in the NFL and a fantastic running game(not to mention some good receivers including this guy named Andre Johnson). He does not need to do much but keep the game under control and not turn it over which over course he has always done.

Pros:
-He is a career winner
-He LOST a superbowl
-He is not very old compared to some other QBs in question

Cons:
-He is a INT machine

Fixed it.

ArlingtonTexan
11-29-2011, 06:21 PM
We have a superbowl winner folks.

Seriously though, I didn't want Jake but we really didn't have many options.

I mean he was with the BROWNS last year, we have the best defense in the NFL and a fantastic running game(not to mention some good receivers including this guy named Andre Johnson). He does not need to do much but keep the game under control and not turn it over which over course he has always done.

Pros:
-He is a career winner
-He won a superbowl
-He is not very old compared to some other QBs in question

Cons:
-He is a INT machine

Panthers did not win the wardrobe malfunction bowl

imatexan
11-29-2011, 06:23 PM
Panthers did not win the wardrobe malfunction bowl

Oops, my mistake.

*He has superbowl experience.

I don't know why I thought for a second the Panthers beat the Patriots, seems like I would remember that SB with it taking place in Houston lol!

Speedy
11-29-2011, 06:27 PM
We have a QB who has played in the big game

Seriously though, I didn't want Jake but we really didn't have many options.

I mean he was with the BROWNS last year, we have the best defense in the NFL and a fantastic running game(not to mention some good receivers including this guy named Andre Johnson). He does not need to do much but keep the game under control and not turn it over which over course he has always done.

Pros:
-He is a career winner
-He has playoff experience(including the Superbowl)
-He is not very old compared to some other QBs in question

Cons:
-He is a INT machine

Another pro, the Texans obviously liked him better than Garcia, who they worked out twice.

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 06:31 PM
Dear God. I'm a better option at QB than Jake Delhomme.

Fixed.

:choke:

The Cush
11-29-2011, 06:38 PM
I "like" Delhomme by the merit that he's under the age of 40. Like someone else said, if Yates fails then it doesn't really matter who's back there because all the options are $h*ty. It's like walking up to a buffet and trying to chose to wait in a line behind John McClain or another one behind Kobayashi. Either way you are going to be left with nothing

disaacks3
11-29-2011, 06:45 PM
You'd be more physically ill if Owen Daniels had to step in. I wouldn't be too sure about that, at least Owen actually KNOWS the Offense.

once again TT thinks they know more about qbs than kubiak :rolleyes: The same Kubiak who told Bob McNair he could fix/work with David Carr? Just sayin..... :nolisten:

Goatcheese
11-29-2011, 06:47 PM
The same Kubiak who told Bob McNair he could fix/work with David Carr? Just sayin..... :nolisten:

Condition of employment. It's easier to say "I'm sorry" than "I can't."

False Start
11-29-2011, 06:54 PM
You had tacos? Don't you think that's some information I'd like to have? I like tacos.

HA!

I love that commercial. "I thought Eddie gave you the creeps." :heh:

kiwitexansfan
11-29-2011, 06:58 PM
Great Googly Moogly!!

Let's hope we never get to a "Wait, is that Jake Delhomme's music?!" moment.

Big Lou
11-29-2011, 06:59 PM
Championship!!!!!

False Start
11-29-2011, 07:07 PM
Check this video out about Delhomme, its a skit/comedy type thing. It's from a fan site, and produced very well. They are ragging on Delhomme about his interception problem, its pretty funny.

Jake Delhomme's addiction... the truth. (http://youtu.be/51jbv7SZ7VU)

:heh:

GP
11-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Check this video out about Delhomme, its a skit/comedy type thing. It's from a fan site, and produced very well. They are ragging on Delhomme about his interception problem, its pretty funny.

Jake Delhomme's addiction... the truth. (http://youtu.be/51jbv7SZ7VU)

:heh:

LOL. Not too shabby. Thanks for sharing the link.

They should have had a clip or two of them doing a "Reenactment" where Delhomme throws interceptions in his daily life: Tosses a piece of dog food to his dog, but it ends up in the baby's mouth instead. Or maybe he tries to throw his underwear into the laundry basket but it ends up in the toilet.

steelbtexan
11-29-2011, 07:20 PM
What happened with the Rosencopter deal?

steelbtexan
11-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Condition of employment. It's easier to say "I'm sorry" than "I can't."

Speculation, where did this info come from?

Fact is He did say he could Work with/Fix HWNSNBM.

Aggies will say/distort the facts in just about every way possible to defend Gary.

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 07:30 PM
I wouldn't be too sure about that, at least Owen actually KNOWS the Offense.

The same Kubiak who told Bob McNair he could fix/work with David Carr? Just sayin..... :nolisten:

Kubiak never told McNair he could fix a broken HWWNBM .... He did say that HWWNBM had the physical tools to be a top tier NFL QB if he would commit to working hard on the details and nuances of the game. He didnt have the mental aptitude nor "Want To". Nothing Kubiak or any other coach can do to change that.

There's a whole lot of difference there.


If you ever saw a Texas practice while HHWNBM was around , by week 8 of that season Kubiak had gone from being hard on the guy to .... -shakes head , I give up- .... when a mistake was made , corrections were made and the same mistake was made again.

$24 million dollar body , 2 bit brain. Thats how you can sum up HWWNBM.

The Pencil Neck
11-29-2011, 07:34 PM
What happened with the Rosencopter deal?

That was just idle speculation. Miami would have to waive him and then he'd have to either clear waivers or not get picked up by someone else. And if he was put on waivers, the odds are that the Titans snap him up just to keep him from falling to us.

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 07:35 PM
As far as signing Delhomme ..... I liked the guy when he was leading Carolina to the playoffs , he has some moxie that Ive seen very few QB's exibit .... Brees comes to mind ..... then injury and father time caught up to him.

As long as he's there pushing Yates and not on the field this is probably a good signing ..... If he has to play that defense better not let anyone score.

TexanSam
11-29-2011, 07:37 PM
As long as he's there pushing Yates and not on the field this is probably a good signing ..... If he has to play that defense better not let anyone score.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SgBOREvb8

:doot:

Yeah, it's cheesy. And they have the worst name in the history of sports.

TexansFanatic
11-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Kubiak never told McNair he could fix a broken HWWNBM .... He did say that HWWNBM had the physical tools to be a top tier NFL QB if he would commit to working hard on the details and nuances of the game. He didnt have the mental aptitude nor "Want To". Nothing Kubiak or any other coach can do to change that.

There's a whole lot of difference there.


If you ever saw a Texas practice while HHWNBM was around , by week 8 of that season Kubiak had gone from being hard on the guy to .... -shakes head , I give up- .... when a mistake was made , corrections were made and the same mistake was made again.

$24 million dollar body , 2 bit brain. Thats how you can sum up HWWNBM.


Solid recap.

Texan4Ever
11-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Hey, at least its not Favre!

Goatcheese
11-29-2011, 07:50 PM
I've had a while to sit on it and it's not the tacos.

Jake Delhomme: You retired too?
Matt Leinart: Not me. I'm in my prime.
Jake Delhomme: Yeah, you look it.
Matt Leinart: And you must be Delhomme. Look, darling, Jake Delhomme. The most turnover prone QB since Wild Brett, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?
Kate: You don't even know him.
Matt Leinart: Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him.
Gary Kubiak: He's drunk.

Kimmy
11-29-2011, 07:55 PM
once again TT thinks they know more about qbs than kubiak :rolleyes:

We don't? :thinking:

CretorFrigg
11-29-2011, 08:04 PM
I trust our staff in selecting the best QB out there.

Garcia tried out twice. He didn't make it twice and probably for a good reason. He's 41. I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't have it anymore. I'm not too happy with Delhomme, but he was probably the best option out there.

Let's hope he doesn't play though, and that Yates plays lights out.

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:08 PM
Whatever!! I'm not happy with Delhomme, but really what's out there? They're all old and ALL out of work!!

Thorn
11-29-2011, 08:18 PM
Whatever!! I'm not happy with Delhomme, but really what's out there? They're all old and ALL out of work!!

Exactly. Either Yates is the man, or it simply doesn't matter anymore this season.

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Exactly. Either Yates is the man, or it simply doesn't matter anymore this season.

Hell Thorn, you and I are as good as any option out there. Although we would have to have special provisions built into our contracts: A) a fully stocked bar and B) an ashtray. :cow:

Pantherstang84
11-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Well I think I will put on my loin cloth, shave my head and cover it with ashes. That seems to be the fashionable thing to do around here.

You are crying over not signing the 2007-2008 Garcia. Not the 2011 Garcia.

With 5 games left in the season, did you really think they could have found another Schaub waiting for his chance?

The Texans just hit some bad luck in a span of three weeks. There is really only one solution here...


BLOW UP THE ASTRODOME and get rid of the bad juju.

Thorn
11-29-2011, 08:21 PM
:spit:




edit: oops. Forgot to quote Bill. Maybe I am QB material. For the Jags. LOL

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:22 PM
:spit:

You're down, no?

Thorn
11-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Bill, at 60, the only thing I'm running for is my next six pack. At even at that, it's a fast walk, not a run.

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:25 PM
:spit:




edit: oops. Forgot to quote Bill. Maybe I am QB material. For the Jags. LOL

Your name doesn't sound like a Soap Opera star (Blaine Gabbert) with flowing yellow locks!! You'd be a bad fit in JAX!! Now, you have a receding hair line and you are a slow white guy (ala Matt Schaub)..

You fit here!

badboy
11-29-2011, 08:26 PM
McNair likes as saves him bucks as Delhomme already has a retirement...whahahah

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:26 PM
Bill, at 60, the only thing I'm running for is my next six pack. At even at that, it's a fast walk, not a run.

Damnit man!! Where are those dogs that you can train to run to the fridge for you!! #FML!

Texan_Bill
11-29-2011, 08:28 PM
McNair likes as saves him bucks as Delhomme already has a retirement...whahahah

"McNair likes as saves him bucks"???? :mcnugget:

Anyone candidate out there already has their retirement............ Well, except for Thorn and I.. BTW Thorn, that would be "C)" on our contracts.

Seor Stan
11-29-2011, 08:28 PM
Delhomme was seen standing on the field during the Patriots' post-game celebration; he later commented:

“I wanted to catch up to the moment of what it feels like to be on the other side, to be on this side, the losing side. To let it sink in, to hurt, so when we start practice in the fall, the two-a-days and there are days during the season when I’m tired and I want to go home, but I need to watch that extra film. I want to get back there, but I want to get on the other side of that field. They rope you off, the losing team basically. I just want to get on the other side of that rope. I just wanted to watch and let it sink in and hurt a little bit. When I have a tough day, I’ll just think about that feeling and it will make me dig down just a little deeper.”
—on losing the Super Bowl,

burro
11-29-2011, 08:33 PM
:hankpalm:

Oh well...at least he has absolutely no chance of playing (at least I pray he doesn't). Still, I don't understand the logic behind this. The only thing I can think of is that they wanted someone on the roster who had been to the Super Bowl - which is pretty half-baked if you ask me.

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 08:38 PM
"McNair likes as saves him bucks"???? :mcnugget:

Anyone candidate out there already has their retirement............ Well, except for Thorn and I.. BTW Thorn, that would be "C)" on our contracts.

I think they should sign all three of us .... I think we could get thru a series or two one play at a time.


But I demand provision D) a fully stocked hot tub full of strippers , along with the other provisions.

ObsiWan
11-29-2011, 08:47 PM
yawn.

Replace any other QB's name above and the thread would be going the exact same. "He sucks, he's useless, good locker room guy, experienced and can help Yates, would hate to have to play him... yadda yadda yadda"

I think Yates is our guy the rest of the season. Need some backup QBs heaven forbid we have to reach to our 4th our 5th for the season. But I'll take Yates over Clemens, Delhomme, Garcia, Favre, Culpepper, etc.


Chill out guys... he is our #3QB. What are the chances of our other 2 QBs injuring themselves.

Well, he has some Superbowl experience, so maybe he can be a good role model and perhaps give some advice here and there. But really, if we have to go to our 5th QB this season, there really isn`t any hope left for a good end of the season.

Edit: Oh and just as a german I have to correct GP here: it is Wiener Schnitzel ;-)

LOL Jeff Garcia played in the UFL last year...and had a very bad ending to the season...4 TDs and 9 INTs in the second half of the season. He's 41 years old. Jake Delhomme was on an NFL team up until after the lockout. He's been in the NFL more recently than Garcia. You guys are ridiculous. Either signee was not going to start anyways!

We have a QB who has played in the big game.

Seriously though, I didn't want Jake but we really didn't have many options.

I mean he was with the BROWNS last year, we have the best defense in the NFL and a fantastic running game(not to mention some good receivers including this guy named Andre Johnson). He does not need to do much but keep the game under control and not turn it over which over course he has always done.

Pros:
-He is a career winner
-He has playoff experience(including the Superbowl)
-He is not very old compared to some other QBs in question

Cons:
-He is a INT machine

I'm afraid I'm going to put you people on probation for not expressing the appropriate amount of fear, disgust, dismay, disappointment, anguish, and anger over this selection.
We'll have no more of that level-headed logic crap and a lot more of this....
:overreact:
and maybe some of this...
:firehair::firehair:

Now go back and repost and let's get it right this time
:sarcasm:

Vinny
11-29-2011, 09:20 PM
Actually he's going to be the #2 QB. The guy we picked up last week was taking the #3 spot because Yates had been promoted to #2 and Leinart had been promoted to #1.

Now Yates is #1, Delhomme will be #2 and back him up, and Clemens will continue to run the scout team and go pick up pizzas after practice.
I calls it the 3-3-3 plan. No number 1 QB? No number 2 QB? Not a problem. We have 3 back up QB's now. No matter who you put in, you have a 3rd string QB fresh and hot off the practice squad.

The Pencil Neck
11-29-2011, 09:58 PM
Remember, Delhomme backed up Kurt Warner in NFL Europe.

I'm not sure exactly what that has to do with the price of tea in China but it had to be said.

thunderkyss
11-29-2011, 10:03 PM
Now Yates is #1, Delhomme will be #2 and back him up, and Clemens will continue to run the scout team and go pick up pizzas after practice.


I hope this is true. I'm really happy with Delhomme. whether the decision was made because he was the only one we could afford, or if they thought he was the better option, I like it.

Always been a Delhomme fan. (not fan as in fan, but I've always rooted for him). Good ole boy from Louisiana. Half the guys from work just became Texans fans.

disaacks3
11-29-2011, 10:12 PM
Kubiak never told McNair he could fix a broken HWWNBM .... He did say that HWWNBM had the physical tools to be a top tier NFL QB if he would commit to working hard on the details and nuances of the game. He didnt have the mental aptitude nor "Want To". Nothing Kubiak or any other coach can do to change that.

There's a whole lot of difference there.


If you ever saw a Texas practice while HHWNBM was around , by week 8 of that season Kubiak had gone from being hard on the guy to .... -shakes head , I give up- .... when a mistake was made , corrections were made and the same mistake was made again.

$24 million dollar body , 2 bit brain. Thats how you can sum up HWWNBM. Really? It's funny, but I'm not the only one who seems to have heard that. Link to Steph Stradley from March 2007 (http://blog.kir.com/archives/2007/03/lopez_on_mcnair.asp) Yes, McNair is a nice guy, but I think he was failed by the football guys around him. Dan Reeves said Carr wasn't the problem, and then Kubiak says Carr can be fixed based mostly on the only info he had--watching video. He couldn't have had first hand experience of how Carr responded to coaching.

Did he say what the new boss wanted to hear...maybe. Let's not act like he told McNair that Carr was hopeless.

Wolf
11-29-2011, 10:16 PM
have to spread rep .. that was funny vinny

so...

can Jake do the bootleg? can he run this type of offense?
can pick it up quickly?


obviously Gary thinks so..(or HAS TO) ... what is his strengths and weaknesses ?
which Jake can we see? (or hope if TJ can't do it)

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 10:22 PM
Edit.

gary
11-29-2011, 10:34 PM
It is what it is not a whole lot of choices out there anyway..

triplethreat
11-29-2011, 10:36 PM
You guys better pray it doesn't come down to this guy playing in a game. He makes the worst decisions as a QB. He's a complete bum.

Ktexan68
11-29-2011, 10:38 PM
The guy has to have had some skill to guide his team to a good showing in the SB.

Corrosion
11-29-2011, 10:41 PM
You guys better pray it doesn't come down to this guy playing in a game. He makes the worst decisions as a QB. He's a complete bum.

I dont think its so much the decisions as it is he cant do the things he could earlier in his career and his reads havent adjusted for the lack of physical ability .... He's got a Favre mentality with a Pennington arm.

MEGA SWATT
11-29-2011, 10:52 PM
For all we know, TJ Yates gets hurt and Delhomme comes in and kills it. I hope the kid stays healthy and kills it, but I never thought ML would last less than 1 game.

wtp
11-29-2011, 11:09 PM
Why is this a bad thing. I can't see Yates getting us anywhere in the playoffs. I think our chances would be much better with Jake. Although I don't think it's worth investing to much time in Jake. Yate's a rookie with much potienal.

House of Pain
11-30-2011, 12:24 AM
Maybe Bob McNair is trying to get into Horse Racing?

brad77
11-30-2011, 01:01 AM
I wish I had another hand so I could give this pickup 3 thumbs down.....Hope TJ plays to the level we need him to or like so many have said....we are screwed..

ObsiWan
11-30-2011, 01:34 AM
I'm obviously in the minority here but I prefer the 36-year old guy who was taking NFL snaps last year to two 40-something guys who haven't taken NFL snaps in at least two years.

No matter who we picked up, the hope and expectation is that neither of the two backups have to take a single snap during a game.

But who knows what will unfold next in this Twilight Zone season.

thunderkyss
11-30-2011, 08:44 AM
I dont think its so much the decisions as it is he cant do the things he could earlier in his career and his reads havent adjusted for the lack of physical ability .... He's got a Favre mentality with a Pennington arm.

I think he doesn't expect to do everything. He has to make plays, the receivers have to make plays. Sometimes he took chances & they didn't work out.

I'm fine with that.

We've got some ballers & some bailers. Andre & OD are both, they're going to make plays & they're going to bail you out. Dressen, Walter, & Mason.... bailers, they're going to keep you out of trouble.

Then Jacoby is a baller. Get the ball in his hands & it's on.

Delhomme if he ever gets the opportunity (& I'm not expecting him to) has an Arm neither AJ or JJ can outrun.

LikeMike
11-30-2011, 08:54 AM
He is a guy that played great at times - and played aweful at times. The last couple of years he pretty much always played aweful. He is like a poor mans Eli Manning - just that his good side didn`t come out in a long time.

It was a lottery out there anyways. If Kubiak liked him, Im alright with it. Here`s a guy with Superbowl experience (and not as a game manager either, he took that team to the Superbowl) - that seems to be a team first guy who is alright with being a backup. If he has to come in and play - well then we`re down to the 4th or 5th QB, not much you can expect anyways. If he doesn`t maybe he at least can mentor a little and do great on the scout team.

Let`s just hope Yates stays healthy and he can be what we all hope he will be.

thunderkyss
11-30-2011, 09:26 AM
he is a guy that played great at times - and played aweful at times. The last couple of years he pretty much always played aweful. He is like a poor mans eli manning - just that his good side didn`t come out in a long time.

It was a lottery out there anyways. If kubiak liked him, im alright with it. Here`s a guy with superbowl experience (and not as a game manager either, he took that team to the superbowl) - that seems to be a team first guy who is alright with being a backup. If he has to come in and play - well then we`re down to the 4th or 5th qb, not much you can expect anyways. If he doesn`t maybe he at least can mentor a little and do great on the scout team.

Let`s just hope yates stays healthy and he can be what we all hope he will be.

msr

Texan_Bill
11-30-2011, 09:31 AM
I think they should sign all three of us .... I think we could get thru a series or two one play at a time.


But I demand provision D) a fully stocked hot tub full of strippers , along with the other provisions.

There's actually a huge hot tub down in the bowels of the stadium (near the lap pool) and the strippers double as cheerleaders. So with that said provision "D" is covered.

Ole Miss Texan
11-30-2011, 09:58 AM
There's actually a huge hot tub down in the bowels of the stadium (near the lap pool) and the strippers double as cheerleaders. So with that said provision "D" is covered.

No wonder Leinart had been spending so much time at Reliant... :thinking:

nut
11-30-2011, 09:04 PM
I like the hire. Apparently I am in a huge minority. If everybody thinks a rookie who hasn't played all year can handle the pressure of the playoffs, especially in the red zone, "C'mon man." I don't have anything against Yates, he's one of our draft picks and he might be the greatest thing since sliced bread in a year or two. But personally, I don't want to give him the keys to the car when it matters yet. I would rather have a veteran handing off to Foster & Tate and throwing low risk passes or especially catchup passes. I don't want us to go into our first playoff game with our hands tied behind our back. JMO.

Speedy
12-01-2011, 01:13 AM
I like the hire. Apparently I am in a huge minority. If everybody thinks a rookie who hasn't played all year can handle the pressure of the playoffs, especially in the red zone, "C'mon man." I don't have anything against Yates, he's one of our draft picks and he might be the greatest thing since sliced bread in a year or two. But personally, I don't want to give him the keys to the car when it matters yet. I would rather have a veteran handing off to Foster & Tate and throwing low risk passes or especially catchup passes. I don't want us to go into our first playoff game with our hands tied behind our back. JMO.

You want to give those keys to somebody that doesn't know the playbook, hasn't worked with the receivers and has a 10/25 TD/INT ratio the last 2 years? No thank you. I'll take my chances with the rookie.

And this signing was never about getting someone to QB over Yates. It was about getting a body on the roster that could play the position. Yates is the guy. That's who the 2011 Texans will live or die with.

I actually feel better about him than I did Leinart because I've seen Leinart's act. We know nothing about Yates just like Pats fans knew nothing about Brady, just like Rams fans knew nothing about Warner. Not saying Yates will be that, just that you never know where players can come from.

And as I've said before, if this thing gets past your 3rd QB, it doesn't really matter much what QB that wasn't on a 2011 NFL roster you throw out there. You're pretty much done.

Grams
12-01-2011, 06:52 AM
You want to give those keys to somebody that doesn't know the playbook, hasn't worked with the receivers and has a 10/25 TD/INT ratio the last 2 years? No thank you. I'll take my chances with the rookie.

And this signing was never about getting someone to QB over Yates. It was about getting a body on the roster that could play the position. Yates is the guy. That's who the 2011 Texans will live or die with.

I actually feel better about him than I did Leinart because I've seen Leinart's act. We know nothing about Yates just like Pats fans knew nothing about Brady, just like Rams fans knew nothing about Warner. Not saying Yates will be that, just that you never know where players can come from.

And as I've said before, if this thing gets past your 3rd QB, it doesn't really matter much what QB that wasn't on a 2011 NFL roster you throw out there. You're pretty much done.


Having to go to the 2nd string guy is pretty bad, but getting to the 3rd usually means you are done. But I feel really confident in Yates and like you feel better with Yates leading our team over Leinart.

PHAROAH
12-01-2011, 07:47 AM
Man the QB I didn't want!!!

House of Pain
12-01-2011, 08:14 AM
Having to go to the 2nd string guy is pretty bad, but getting to the 3rd usually means you are done. But I feel really confident in Yates and like you feel better with Yates leading our team over Leinart.

The reason for that may be that over the Kubiak regime, we have seen several examples of Kubiak sticking with his 'guy' over the younger, more talented player. I'm not necessarily knocking his philosophy because it does build trust with players, but it definitely has happened.

jaayteetx
12-02-2011, 06:49 PM
Looks like Delhomme is officially the backup this week, pray for Yates's health.

False Start
12-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Looks like Delhomme is officially the backup this week, pray for Yates's health.

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/1sm134plead.gif

Delhomme could probably throw an interception warming up on the sideline.

TexanSam
12-02-2011, 11:02 PM
Looks like Delhomme is officially the backup this week, pray for Yates's health.

I still think Delhomme has something left in the tank. Just a gut feeling though. Part of me kind of wants to see how he'll do, but not at the expense of TJ Yates playing poorly. Maybe we'll blow a team out and get to see Delhomme at some point this season.