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Old 07-20-2004   #1
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I loved DD's performance last season, as much as any True Steel Blue Texan fan, but I'm trying not look through blue and red glasses. What should we really expect from the 5'9" dynamo this season? It looked as though even when teams tried to prepare for him last season, he still managed a way to get through the line of scrimmage and do his thing. Will the same response happen this season? What I'm hoping is, more teams focus on our downfield speed, and allow this guy to tear up the middle of the field. If he doesn't what happens to the offense? Do we become one dimensional? Does Hollings get his shot? What do the fans think?
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With D.D running the ball like he did last season,other teams will have to really take notice everytime our Texans hit the field knowing D.D is in the back feild.That in turn will open up our passing game.We have alot of weapons on this squad.This should be a real good year.Come on football season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sure, they now have the game film to prepare for him... whoopty. I would think we are improving as well to still throw kinks in the competition's preparation. (re: OL additions, revised blocking scheme).

Plus it's been noted that DD has a knack for seeing the split second hole and hitting it unlike previous RB's that couldn't make the decision fast enough. Also, for a change of pace and style, Hollings will come in.

So to answer ya, DD will get through... but will also get hit. He and Hollings has the chance to tear up mid-field (DD's breaking tackles, Hollings speed) If it doesn't happen... yeah, we may become one dimensional for THAT game, but we have improved recieving targets as well. Finally, Hollings will get a shot - defintely.
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They are going to give Hollings a shot during the preseason....
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The coaches would love to get second-year running back Tony Hollings about 10 carries a game in preseason. Hollings spent his rookie season recovering from knee surgery his last year at Georgia Tech. He's still learning the position because he was a defensive back until his last season of college.

"I understand it now," Hollings said about his rehabilitation. "A lot of guys that I played with in college were telling me that it wasn't going to be the same right at first. But you just have to work back into it and get better. I think it's more a difference in the belief. You're really just trying not to hurt it or agitate it again. You're kind of taking it easy. But when you get that extra time and your comfort level goes back up, you can go out and play without thinking about it."
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As an avid fantasy football player I often have to step back and evaluate my own hometown Texan's players and see their true value. I see Hollings running the ball about 5 times a game with Davis being the featured back to take the other snaps. If Davis can stay healthy I see him reaching at least 1400 yards and 12 TDs. Also add 600 yards receiving and maybe a TD reception. I just like the fact that DD is so motivated i.e. willing to play through pain and setting lofty goals of 2000 rushing yards. I think Davis will have a legitimate shot at that goal, just not until '05
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Considering Davis didnt start until week 6 and was still able to gain over 1,000 yards and still won rookie of the year awards is pretty amazing! But if you look at how he runs and the way he finds holes in the defense,,, you can tell he's a pretty special player and i dont think last year was a fluke for him. He'll only get better! I think D.D is The Texans FUTURE running back for many many years to come,,,,KiNdA like E. Smith and the cowboys! I see him getting over 1700 yards this season !!!
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