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Old 12-02-2004   #1
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Capers is on record as saying he wants to play(and even start) D-Rob, Babin, & Earl to give the rooks some experience rather than have them sit on the bench and let vets (who aren't part of our long term plans) be on the field.
Makes sense to me and is what I'd expect the policy to be for coach who is
developing a team for playoff appearances in future seasons.
Well, if there is one guy in need of some playing experience, it's Bennie Joppru. Maybe he's not quite in "football shape" - it's been a while since he's
even scrimmaged or even hit anybody in a one-on-drill. But what's to lose ?
He's is reportedly in good general condition and god knows his psych and morale and spirits could use some playing time. Who's playing time is sacrificed - Miller, Breuner. I think those guys qualify as vets - just like the ones who aren't playing so that this years rookie crop can learn the ropes and have the experience for future years.
And I think we all know we have to find out if Bennie can really help us @ TE,
cause we need a full purpose TE to complete our array of offensive weapons.
With only 5 victories, not much chance of us going "deep" into the playoffs this year - but next year might be different. He really owes it to the future of the team to find out about Bennie.
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I really don't think they question his ability at all. It's not like he is a walk-on and they don't know what they have. To me, they like what they see in Joppru and are not going to push it and are playing it safe with his detached groin injury. No sense in pushing it when you can have him come to camp fresh next season and compete for a starting spot on a playoff team. We aren't going anywhere this year. Why risk it?
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If Joppru had at least seen sometime in the preseason i would agree with you, but he has not taken a snap on a live field since 2002. 3 weeks of practice won't make this guy ready for the NFL and since part of his job would be protecting Carr I don't want any part of taking that chance.
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considering that the last time the O.K.ed him he came back and reinjured himself pretty quick. They want to see him actually become a member of the team.. they dont want to waste that draft pick. 5 weeks of playing time now, are not a big enough benefit to risk reinjuring him. As much time as he has lost, sitting him until next offseason isnt gonna hurt.
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I agree with NUNUSGUY. The treatment of Joppru is suspect and smells like someone is not coming clean in regard to his true physical condition(ing). I hope this young man can regain his football "body" back next year(not rushing himself),and help this team at TE. Meanwhile,if Capers has said he wants to see what we have in the "BULLPEN", why not give Murphy a shot? I mean, I thought preseason play was figured in on a players ability to play in the NFL, and to see if he should be a worthwhile investment for the team. I realize all my posts hype Murphy, but signing him here,(possibily because of a Cowboy interest), and then to not really use him, (as a receiver), is just,IMHO, plain dumb. I have watched him since the 2001 Orange Bowl (5 catches, 42 yds.), and again, IMHO, think he CAN block and catch! How about some feedback,VINNY,AJ,NUNUSGUY, and others that see our glaring need at the TE position?
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I think the coaches have a pretty good feel for Murphy based on practices and preseason games. Miller and Bruener are proven vets. Unless you consistently show on the practice field that you can beat out one of those two, he will stay third string. It can happen, as Armstrong has proven that if you stand out long enough and consistenly enough, you can force your way into the rotation. I can only assume Murphy hasn't shown he is another Armstrong.
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why not give Murphy a shot?
I dunno, the Joppru saga is frustrating an ther're gonna make us wait another
year - again - to see if he can help the team. Atleast the whole experience
has had one big upside for Bennie - it's made him a wealthy young man !
Re. Murphy, I don't know much about him. Looks like he's got the physical
dimentions to be an NFL TE. I say play him against starting NFL players and see if he can effectively compete. Players like him and Joppru are where our teams future is, not with Breuner & Miller.
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I hope I'm wrong but I think there's more than meets the eye on Joppru. I'm afraid I won't be surprised if he never plays a single down for the Texans.
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Just another thought on the Joppru mess. I wonder if management might feel somewhat respondsible for his 2nd injury? Now BJ has got the Texans in a "trick bag" situation, and is reluctant to rush back any time soon or at all. I wish him well, but if he can't make a go of it, at least,(moneywise), he can try something else instead of the NFL. Hey NUNUSGUY, that's all I was saying about Murphy, play him now to see what's up. Hopefully we won't have to pin our TE future on Joppru's actual start,or a precious 2005 draft pick, but at least we would know where to go from here.
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