Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft The future stars of the NFL

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2004   #1
Grid
Hall of Fame
 
Grid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,299
Rep Power: 2272 Grid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respected
Default FB on day 1?

What do you think of the possibility of us taking a FB, day 1 of the draft?

I was just looking at FBs coming out this year.. didnt see anything impressive.. course there could be a diamond in the rough there that could fall to the late rounds.

Anyway.. I have just been talking alot about how we need a big bruising back who can take a beating.. and while I didnt see a whole lot of options coming out as RBs.. figured maybe there was a FB out there that might fit the bill.

So.. thought id ask here, since some of yall have access to scouting reports and such that I cant see.
Grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004   #2
Grid
Hall of Fame
 
Grid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,299
Rep Power: 2272 Grid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

BTW.. the best prospect ive seen so far is Manuel Wright out of UCLA.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/pla...nuelwhite.html


RB in an FBs body they say.
Grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004   #3
wags
Hall of Fame
 
wags's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: TX and FL
Age: 36
Posts: 1,601
Rep Power: 23 wags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famerwags is a Hall of Famer
Default

On day one there is probably no chance we draft a FB. Last years draft the first FB taken was in the late fifth.
__________________
A good argument is always spoiled by someone who knows what they're talking about
wags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004   #4
LiveForTheGame
Veteran
 
LiveForTheGame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston
Age: 26
Posts: 311
Rep Power: 0 LiveForTheGame is ridin' the pine
Send a message via AIM to LiveForTheGame
Default

I'm not sure a FB is really what we need right now. Once the Texans start playing above .500 and contending for the playoffs every season they can worry about the nit-picky spots.
LiveForTheGame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004   #5
Grid
Hall of Fame
 
Grid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,299
Rep Power: 2272 Grid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

well im not saying to draft it as a nit picky spot.. im saying draft a RB out of the fullback pool... since FBs have the size and durability that i have been talking about.

And if FBs are not drafted till 5th 6th and 7th.. all the more reason to consider it.
Grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004   #6
Vinny
shiny happy fan
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 21,769
Rep Power: 153410 Vinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

We have two excellent fullbacks right now and we don't run sets with fullbacks all the time. I see no need here whatsoever.
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004   #7
Grid
Hall of Fame
 
Grid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,299
Rep Power: 2272 Grid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Well I wasnt exactly saying there was a need for a fullback.

I said, ive talked alot about us needing a big brusing back that could take the bulk of our carries.. so maybe we should look at fullbacks as a possibility since a fullback has the size that ive been talking about, and could make the transition over to RB.

SO.. im not talking about picking up a FB to play FB.. im talking about picking up a FB to play RB.. and asking if anyone here knows of any FBs in college that may be able to make that transition.
Grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 11-11-2004   #8
TheOgre
Hall of Fame
 
TheOgre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Back in the cellar again
Posts: 3,739
Rep Power: 17 TheOgre was voted MVPTheOgre was voted MVPTheOgre was voted MVPTheOgre was voted MVP
Default

It sounds like you want a big bruising between the tackles HB. That is not a FB these days. FB's are glorified linemen that might get a carry or reception in a game. At the end of the year they will be lucky to have 100 total yards.
TheOgre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004   #9
Grid
Hall of Fame
 
Grid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,299
Rep Power: 2272 Grid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respectedGrid is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOgre
It sounds like you want a big bruising between the tackles HB. That is not a FB these days. FB's are glorified linemen that might get a carry or reception in a game. At the end of the year they will be lucky to have 100 total yards.
well.. i was hoping that maybe there was a FB out there that fit the "rb in disguise" discription.

Ahh well.. I guess we will just have to make due till the right RB falls into our laps. Maybe DD will be it.. but not if he keeps getting injured.
Grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2004   #10
LiveForTheGame
Veteran
 
LiveForTheGame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston
Age: 26
Posts: 311
Rep Power: 0 LiveForTheGame is ridin' the pine
Send a message via AIM to LiveForTheGame
Default

I get what you're saying now. Someone like Greg Jones or Jerome Bettis. I'm not sure if there are many FB's with the speed necessary to play RB. I'm sure there are some out there that are a little smaller but still pretty physical. I don't know if the Texans need one or not though...I guess it depends on what the problem with the running game is.
LiveForTheGame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2004   #11
Vinny
shiny happy fan
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 21,769
Rep Power: 153410 Vinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Greg Jones,Jerome Bettis, or any other guys built like Stephen Davis are feature backs, or half backs...tail backs, running backs because they have running skills and speed. Fullbacks are small Guards or TE's really. All they really do is block and hit people for the most part. The one fullback that is a decent running back is Mike Alstott, but he doesn't make an ideal feature back either. Just because you have size doesn't make you a fullback. Wells is a very large back but he hits like tinkerbell.
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger