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Old 07-11-2004   #1
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My feeling on this is that Wells is on the bubble as things currently are. I am personally not big on him. He may not even make the team if rookie Derrick Knight shows promise. *Make* that trade if the Cowboys can come to terms. The bottom line is that you would not be hearing rumors from credible sources if the Texans were not interested in Bryant. They are. Bradford is a question mark - older and injury prone facing a contract year - but a good receiver when he is healthy.

The question is how do you plan to cool off a head case?

Could this just be trade bait? Or just rumor rumblings?

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I think Jarrod Baxter displaces Wells before Knight does (that is if Baxter is fully recovered from the foot injury). Neither Davis or Hollings are "power" backs and Capers will want a bigger guy in there at times for goal line and short yardage. Size-wise that used to be Stacey Mack. Wells has the size but doesn't seem to have the desire unless someone tells him it's his contract year. Since Norris and Stackhouse appear to be the best two options at FB, I could see them moving Baxter back to the RB position he used to play at N. Mex to back up DD and Hollings. Baxter has good power, speed, and can catch the ball. Head to head, he shouldn't have much trouble beating out Wells if given the chance.

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I agree on Baxter. He can play the RB and FB position so that makes him more valuable than Wells. Speaking of the running game, it seems as if we are going to be more of a running team this year which brings up my next questions concerning Bryant. Is he a good run blocker and is he a better run blocker than Bradford?

I am mixed on this. It helps depth wise on our receiving corp but then you take guys like Sloan Thomas and Armstrong out of the mix who have alot of potential. Then I think about the 10 drops and think if he can't catch a Quincy Carter pass, I am sure he will have trouble with David Carr lasers. Then again you look at guys that were labeled head cases and when they changed their scenery they became better players (Rasheed Wallace). Then I think the veteran leadership we have right now is what kept this team together during the rough times so maybe that alone can help him rather than the coach even having to do that. But one thing I feel our offense needs is some nastiness. At times we looked like we had confidence but not that ugliness it takes to dominate a game and I believe a player like Bryant can bring that and with a team like ours it can turn out to be a positive thing.
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