Re: PFT: Texans Mount Rushmore
Here is my list organized by categories:
Andre is no brainer. The best of the early era and possibly the first HOF player. Has been doing it at a high level for a long time.
Not a certifiable lock but a near certainity
Watt should have been a lock. While he has only played 2 seasons, one of those seasons was one of the greatest of all time for a DL. Anytime you do anything on that level, especially for such a young franchise, you get in.
McNair. He brought the game back to Houston, hosted 1 superbowl, and has gotten another. He is the consummate professional and whenever people talk about him they talk about him in a positive manner. He has done a great job promoting the brand. More over he realizes his own deficits. He is not a Jerry Jones type who thinks he knows more than others. He learns and goes forward. One of the better group of owners in the league.
At this point there are several people who could have made it and definitely deserve consideration.
My choice would have been Aaron Glenn. He may still be the best CB this team has ever had. While Joseph is good, Glenn was a multitime probowler who managed to stay healthy. He was the team's first Probowler and was arguably the best player on Defense. On a team where there have been few probowlers in total, the guy who did it first deserves serious consideration.
1. Arian Foster: dynamic RB and good person. Helped change the culture of losing.
2. Duane Brown: one of the best OL in the league. Protects Schaub's back and help create running holes for Foster.
3. Matt Schaub. I may get some flack for this, but he changed the culture. Infinitely better than Carr, Schaub has had 1 losing season, 2 .500 seasons, and a couple of winning seasons in his tenor in Htown. Carr never had a winning season in his time here or in Carolina. In a QB driven league, the best QB your team has ever had deserves consideration.
4. Chester Pitts. The stallwarth of the early OL. While there were numerous experiments with the likes of Wand and others, Pitts went out and played the OL. He was great at OT and OG. He played 3 or 4 of the OL positions well. On a team devoid of real stars, he was certainly one of them.
Sig made by False Start in 2010.
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