DD lost one full start last year, but he has consistently been nicked up, causing him to lose effectiveness. Worse, his backup has had a perputual hamstring injury.
As to Morency's attitude, critizing him for wanting to come in here and take DD's job, has to rank as some of the more ridicoulous critisms I have heard in a while. I would be much more concerned if I saw a quote like this "I know DD is the man, and I am just hear to goof off, hopefully collect a paycheck, and retire fat and wealthy in five years". Would that make you happy? To think that a player actually wants to unseat an incumbent. Wow! Who would guess that a draft pick actually has the nerve to think he should start. How dare he. I say send him back to reform school to learn some manners. Please. Don't make up sheet that isn't there.
I have already gone on record that Morency will be starting by opening day 2006, at the very latest. I will not at all be surprised if he takes DD's job some time this year. I have been saying that since draft day. All it will take is for D to get nicked up like always. Morency and the Texans won't look back.