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Old 07-01-2004   #21
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Tony Wells....errr...Hollings runs too upright and is brought down too easily to ever supplant DD. DD is a RB. Hollings is a DB who has 4 college games worth of RB experience, and limited NFL carries. IMO if his knee was 100%, he should have been in Rhein or Frankfurt this year learning how to be an NFL RB and challenging McCoo for the rushing title. He has a long way to go before he is an NFL caliber RB. Just the same it always tickles me to see people say, " I love Hollings", especially when they had never heard of them until the supplemental draft, and couldn't pick him out of a police line up. Shine on...
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I'm more optimistic about Hollings than you are Ediddy. The one thing we have never had is pure speed out of the backfield and we still would not have any if not for Hollings. He has a nice gliding style and is deceptively fast. He eats up yards quickly and is a home run threat when he gets a step and an angle on someone. I like what I have seen in Hollings so far and I really didn't expect to see a physical style back when he was running right off the late stages of rehab. I'm going to judge TH by what he shows me in this camp and on the field now in his second season after the surgery. Iím pretty excited about the combination of Davis and Hollings myself.
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What about the other backs? especailly Wells?

What do people think of Mack last year?
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Wells will probably be third string, and Mack is a goner.
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DD will rule the day.
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Does anyone else remember who the other guy was in TC last year that had a similar style of running like Hollings but he just didn't make the team? He was pretty quick also. Or does anyone remember the little guy we had in Camp the inaugural season who had a bowling ball style of running? The guy was short but he could scoot, and he just didn't make the club because of his size.
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You're thinking of Michael Basnight.
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I'm guessing he's thinking of Jonas Lewis and Michael Jenkins.

Michael Basnight was one of the 10 original Texans plucked from free agency back in December '01 but I don't believe he ever made it to a training camp.
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Tony Wells....errr...Hollings runs too upright and is brought down too easily to ever supplant DD.
runs upright..sometimes holds the ball wrong...dosent always pick the right hole...poor leg drive. but then what did u expect from a runningback with 4 games experience on a collegiate level. he is not a polished product ,but we knew that when we got him.

in comparision to davis, hollings was brought down easily (as were numerous other starting nfl backs). needless to say the injury was a factor as was the inability to train in the offseason in normal fashion. im also more then willing to think he ran "tentivley" in fear of reaggrivating his injury.

bottom line is he has his problems ,but he has a very high celling

i think the idea of sending hollings to nfl europe is a bad one particularly because of his injury. why risk it? he needed to spend his first offseason in an nfl training program ,and there are 5 preseason games.

i did know his name but not much else about him. and no, i still couldnt pick him out in a police lineup.
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If Hollings can just hold on to the ball, not second guess himself due to his previous injury and hit the hole full speed, we'll see alot of good things out of him. He'll have alot more confidence in himself this year being back at 100 % and hopefully he's worked on holding on to the ball. If all this comes together DD and TH will wreak havoc on defenses and it's going to happen the first time TH comes in the game because the defense won't be expecting much out of him and TH is gonna blow right by them just like DD did last year.
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