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Old 12-30-2013   #1
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He gave us some good moments. Too bad he couldn't have stayed healthy.
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Good luck to him.
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No screw him! One of the most selfish guys you will meet.
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No screw him! One of the most selfish guys you will meet.
And here come the sour grapes.

I hope he gets his big contract. He played to the best of the limitations of his body, and he put in the hard work.
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No sour grapes for me. I hope Tate tears it up with his new team (except if it's an AFC South team). He was a good backup player here but it's time for him to be a starter elsewhere.
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No screw him! One of the most selfish guys you will meet.
Did you meet him...I would think you are talking about Foster when you mention selfishness. Reading some of these posts about a guy that may be leaving the team makes me wonder if Texans fans are as dumb as Cowboys fans.
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I am gonna miss Tate, wait, maybe not. Meh.

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Is he taking Gary's doghouse with him?

I wish Ben the best of luck in his future endeavors. I hope he finds what he's looking for.
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have fun playing for the JEts or raiders
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The reason Foster got his chance is because Tate got injured. He seemed to stay injured. Now Foster may be following that trend. We need to start thinking about the next RB in case Foster cant come back to form. Ben will get paid, but doubt he can stay healthy.
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The reason Foster got his chance is because Tate got injured. He seemed to stay injured. Now Foster may be following that trend. We need to start thinking about the next RB in case Foster cant come back to form. Ben will get paid, but doubt he can stay healthy.
Meh, there's bad luck and there's injury prone. To me, nagging hamstrings, recurring back injuries, constant ankle sprains, etc. are signs of a player being injury prone. Tate's had three injuries that caused him to miss time. Two of them involved broken bones and another had the muscle torn away from the bones. It's not like he was running down the field and tripped over a yard line and fell down grabbing the back of his leg.
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The reason Foster got his chance is because Tate got injured. He seemed to stay injured. Now Foster may be following that trend. We need to start thinking about the next RB in case Foster cant come back to form. Ben will get paid, but doubt he can stay healthy.
The only question I've had about the Texans next running back is why is it so hard to get him on the field. We've gone through a bunch of guys, like Forsette & Deji... we went after them for a reason, but unless we had no other option, there was no way either was going to see the field.

& it's worse for guys we "feel good" about. Cierre Wood beat out Deji & Dj.... but couldn't get on the field. Tate's got broken ribs & Dj only gets the ball when Tate needs a breather. HE'S GOT 4 BROKEN RIBS... HELLO

If Rick Smith is still around we'll be alright finding talented runners. Hopefully the next regime will at least get them on the field before shuffling them off.
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The only question I've had about the Texans next running back is why is it so hard to get him on the field. We've gone through a bunch of guys, like Forsette & Deji... we went after them for a reason, but unless we had no other option, there was no way either was going to see the field.

& it's worse for guys we "feel good" about. Cierre Wood beat out Deji & Dj.... but couldn't get on the field. Tate's got broken ribs & Dj only gets the ball when Tate needs a breather. HE'S GOT 4 BROKEN RIBS... HELLO

If Rick Smith is still around we'll be alright finding talented runners. Hopefully the next regime will at least get them on the field before shuffling them off.
My money says inability to pass block.
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My money says inability to pass block.
Last several games, we never left the back in the backfield. We never threw the ball to him either, but we never left him for pass blocking either.


& still. Other teams get their running backs in the game much quicker than we do. I understand most teams don't have a Foster, but damn near 400 carries in a year? Tate got all the carries & he had 4 broke ribs. He shouldn't be blocking any body.
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I knew the day would come, got a chance to meet Tate at training camp and was a nice guy and actually gave me the time of day in a conversation.
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Next thread will be "Ben Tate has gotten in his car and started the engine"

We obsess too much I think over perceived slights from guys who played hard for us but aren't destined to spend their careers here. Wasted energy on our part.
I was just thinking...didn't every other player clean out their locker today too?
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I was just thinking...didn't every other player clean out their locker today too?
Yeah, but not everyone wrote a goodbye on twitter to the city of Houston.

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Cleaned out my locker going to miss the guys on this team....we have a lot of good ppl on this team and everyone was cool from the trainers to the equipment guys always made it a good time while still getting work done being drafted here I learned a lot that I will carry on for the rest of my career thanks Htown for all the support but odds are I won't be back
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He earned my respect, that's for sure, playing with broke ribs. I hurt mine in a car wreck years ago had to pull over once and drop a little tear because I sneezed. I just can't fathom playing football, especially running back, with cracked ribs.
Yes he has a bit of a injury history, but to me a lot of that is just bad luck, certainly can't hold it against him on a personal level. It's ok to want players with constant injuries gone ( it's all about winning ). But as a tough ass human being I think we should all be proud he represented Texans, thank you Mr Tate..
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