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pittbull 01-27-2005 12:26 PM

Alexander a Texan??
 
I keep reading these columns about Alexander being interested in Houston or Houston in him. Would you take him and let Dom go, or take your chances with another injury plagued Davis season? :hmmm:

TexansTrueFan 01-27-2005 12:35 PM

look at the 2 seasons davis has played, the first season he wasnt a starter until week 6 or 7 and didnt really miss much time, and this season what did he miss like 2 games. And i know he played injuried sometimes but the offensive line wasnt giving him much help in the early part of the season. Now the Davis i saw in the secong half of the season, had some nice blocking from the O-line and because of that was healthy. See i'm sure every back would get hurt if they get pounded like he was at first. so i would stick with Davis but thats just me.

TexansTrueFan 01-27-2005 12:36 PM

and and ya have any links to this info ? I have read nothing about it !

infantrycak 01-27-2005 12:38 PM

Why sign Alexander (who quite a few Seahawks fans won't even be sorry to see leave) to a $45+ mil contract for 5-6 years at age 27 (so signing for several years past the 30 yr old mark by several years) when you could get a 22 or 23 yr old RB at #13 for about $24 mil?

pittbull 01-27-2005 12:40 PM

Me too
 
I'm willing to stick with Davis also, but we also need a back-up that is similar in style and does not hurt the flow of the offense. Holiings has been banged up and Wells is a bruising back. If Davis goes down, watch for the Texans to go down field again. This is what makes Carr good, but when Davis is in the lineup, slows it down again. I was just posing the question on Alexander!

pittbull 01-27-2005 12:42 PM

espn.com
 
ESPN.Com insider

TexansTrueFan 01-27-2005 12:48 PM

yeah hollings is more of a power runner, but i think even so the zone blocking looked to be working for him as well, i saw him come in and make some pretty nice runs. I think with better protection Davis can stay heathy all season. The o-line just needs to be more consitent !

Porky 01-27-2005 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infantrycak
Why sign Alexander (who quite a few Seahawks fans won't even be sorry to see leave) to a $45+ mil contract for 5-6 years at age 27 (so signing for several years past the 30 yr old mark by several years) when you could get a 22 or 23 yr old RB at #13 for about $24 mil?

Because Alexander is a proven commidty. He is one of the top backs in this league. If you draft a RB at #13, what assurance do you have that he will be anywhere near as good. Look at Ki-Jana Carter, Blair Thomas, Rashaan Saleem, and many others. Not only that, but if you draft a RB at #13, you have taken a pick away from another need area. If the Texans can swing a deal with Alexander, count me in for doing this alot - :jumpbanan

pittbull 01-27-2005 12:50 PM

there 1/26/05
 
Alexander info was posted yesterday, but now there also talking about Rod Gardner wr, being interested in Houston. :howdy:

pittbull 01-27-2005 12:54 PM

any PSU back....lately
 
All have been bust lately, from PSU. Never take one, either a bust or a locker room *****. Come on, " I should be getting more playing time before.......Priest!" Larry, are you ok, will you tell us, that your ok! There's a sign in the window, that you're crazy, that you're crazy Larry!......Sorry about the MJ flashback! :coolb:

TexansTrueFan 01-27-2005 12:56 PM

well et them be interested. Just cause they are dont mean we have to purse them. I do think we need another fast physical WR but not a RB and if so i have to agree with infantry on this one. We can bring a young guy in for alot less, plus he will just be backing Davis up anyways. Everyone sees the potential Davis has, i never saw a game where the broadcasters did praise Davis and talk about how good he will be for years to come !

hot pickle 01-27-2005 01:14 PM

I think we should stick with davis for a season or two, then maybe go after adrian peterson in 07 or 08, but dont wanna think to far now

Porky 01-27-2005 01:15 PM

Davis is a competent, servicible, back, but he couldn't sniff the top half dozen or so with a dogs nose. He is injury prone, and Capers wants a big back, someone capable of taking the rock 30 times a game and wearing a defense down. I don't see that in Davis. I think he would be an excellent backup, to use as a change of pace, or on 3rd downs. I could also see him being worked in as a KR. While I can't say RB is the #1 need on the team, I think most of you are way over estimating the calibur of back he is. OTOH, Alexander is arguably one of the 2-3 best RB's in the league currently. To me, this is a no brainer. If Alexander is interested, I am too if I am in the Texans shoes.

Nawzer 01-27-2005 01:21 PM

Rod Gardener sounds good.

F-minus67 01-27-2005 01:26 PM

I would not mind having Alexander and with that being said we probably would sign him. He is a good back but he will want to much money and does not break as many tackles as he could.

texanfan2002114 01-27-2005 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pittbull
ESPN.Com insider

Where did you see this posted at?? I also have an Insider subscription and look everyday and this wasn't on there.

The Rod Gardner is on there from Jan. 24th but nothing about Alexander!! Stop spreading bad rumors and list a true statement!!!

dalemurphy 01-27-2005 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Porky
Davis is a competent, servicible, back, but he couldn't sniff the top half dozen or so with a dogs nose. He is injury prone, and Capers wants a big back, someone capable of taking the rock 30 times a game and wearing a defense down. I don't see that in Davis. I think he would be an excellent backup, to use as a change of pace, or on 3rd downs. I could also see him being worked in as a KR. While I can't say RB is the #1 need on the team, I think most of you are way over estimating the calibur of back he is. OTOH, Alexander is arguably one of the 2-3 best RB's in the league currently. To me, this is a no brainer. If Alexander is interested, I am too if I am in the Texans shoes.

If you've watched Alexander the past two years, you would see that he no longer runs like a big back. I'd argue that Davis is actually, at this point, a stronger interior power running than Alexander. If Dom wants a power back, he's not going to be looking at Shaun Alexander!

bckey 01-27-2005 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexansTrueFan
yeah hollings is more of a power runner, but i think even so the zone blocking looked to be working for him as well, i saw him come in and make some pretty nice runs. I think with better protection Davis can stay heathy all season. The o-line just needs to be more consitent !

I can't tell what kind of runner Hollings is. He is never on the field.

Reddevil63 01-27-2005 01:51 PM

:rofl: I cant help but think back to all of the posts between weeks 2-8 or so about how Davis doesnt have what it takes to start and the Texans should look at RB in the offseason. After ending the season on a good note, now people dont want one of the top 5 backs in the game right now.

Still I need to see something in writing before I beleive it....

Honoring Earl 34 01-27-2005 02:12 PM

:howdy: Alexander is not exactly the kind of guy the Texans go after. To endure they need to keep on the same track and not throw big money to a free agent RB . If you asked teams who'd they take DD at the money he makes or Alexander and the money he wants (not to mention he threw a hissy about his coach stabbing him in the back) I'm not so sure they would'nt take DD. Its about balance not one player.


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