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Old 03-28-2013   #141
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It'll be nice to see Arian get over 4.5 ypc with ease again. It was tough to watch him struggle to get a handful of yards every game. Hope he feels refreshed for a new year.
Arian's past struggles can't solely be blamed on the FB position & Casey. The right side of the o-line needs to progress because it seemed the Texans early on favored running to the left side due to the right sides struggles. Doesn't take much to defend the run if you can only run to one side effectively. If the right continues to struggle then a bruising FB may help a little, but can't completely offset poor o-line play. Just for the record, I believe they will get better on the right side as they are all young & have gained valuable experience this past season.
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Arian's past struggles can't solely be blamed on the FB position & Casey. The right side of the o-line needs to progress because it seemed the Texans early on favored running to the left side due to the right sides struggles. Doesn't take much to defend the run if you can only run to one side effectively. If the right continues to struggle then a bruising FB may help a little, but can't completely offset poor o-line play. Just for the record, I believe they will get better on the right side as they are all young & have gained valuable experience this past season.
I meant as a whole with development from Jones/Newton(hopefully he's healthy)/Harris(if they bring him back) + fa/draft.Can't underestimate the line becoming more cohesive having played next to each other for a while now.
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That's all you can do as a fan, watch and enjoy. The moves from the ex-GM Gene Smith caused the Jags to be in this situation. We have to clean house, which is why Jones come to ya. Texans took the right approach and built for the long run. Now it's paying off. Enjoy being a strong competive team.
Sometimes it requires a major break down.
It's all up and up now for the Jags; just take your time... the longer the better for the Texans, LOL.
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I woundn't be surprised if MJD is the next to go from the Jags?
A shame, that dude is a straight up class act & competitor.
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For Greg Jones, things were equal in the contract proposals made by the Jaguars and Houston Texans since the start of free agency two weeks ago, but with one big difference.

The Jaguars are building to win. The Texans are built to win.

A chance to compete for a Super Bowl title this year was the main reason Jones, a Jaguars fullback for nine seasons, signed a one-year contract with Houston on Wednesday.

“Just the direction that Houston is going in right now and where I’m at in my career because I’ve only got so much time left,” Jones said in a phone interview. “The money was pretty much the same.”
Pretty good read. Glad Free agents see they have a shot if they come here, and who said houston wasnt attractive to Free Agents
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Knew his strength was always considered unreal........this lends some re-inforcement to his brutal point of attack.

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Knew his strength was always considered unreal........this lends some re-inforcement to his brutal point of attack.

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...And chiseled out of stone. Just ask MJD what he thinks about this. I think the FO has hit one outta the park on this move. Can't wait to see him do what James Casey just wasn't capable of doing. No knock on J.C. but he was admittedly a hybrid. Not a true snot locker clean the hole kind of a guy. I like this signing big time.
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...And chiseled out of stone. Just ask MJD what he thinks about this. I think the FO has hit one outta the park on this move. Can't wait to see him do what James Casey just wasn't capable of doing. No knock on J.C. but he was admittedly a hybrid. Not a true snot locker clean the hole kind of a guy. I like this signing big time.
I agree i think this was a true value signing, and i wouldnt be surprised to see them give him a 3-4 year deal after next season. This guy can open some holes.
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Default Re: FA FB Greg Jones to visit Texans (signed march 27)

Sorry to bring up an old thread, but figured it'd be better than starting a new one.

Imo, after seeing many All-22 cut ups from several people throughout the season I've come to the conclusion this was a bad FA signing. Probably not very expensive, but Jones has been the worst FB we've had in a long time. Heck, Casey even performed better while playing out of position.

Admittedly, I was high on this signing. But, like everything else this season, it was fail
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I havent seen the all 22 videos, but what did he do that was bad?

Do you think he can turn things around next season, or are you writing him off and cutting him?
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I havent seen the all 22 videos, but what did he do that was bad?

Do you think he can turn things around next season, or are you writing him off and cutting him?
He signed a one-year deal if I'm not mistaken. He's an UFA next year.
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He signed a one-year deal if I'm not mistaken. He's an UFA next year.
My mistake. I forgot that. So then the question turns into, who do we target, or do we try to get Greg for another year? I would ask Foster who he wants.
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Default Re: FA FB Greg Jones to visit Texans (signed march 27)

I think it really depends on the next coach and scheme. FB's aren't as prominent in a lot of offenses as it was Kubiaks.

Being that I'd like to see more of a power scheme, I'm all for a good thumper for a FB. I thought Jones was a thumper, but obviously those days are behind him.

I assume the Watt brother is staying in College? He's decent and can catch out of the backfield
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Default Re: FA FB Greg Jones to visit Texans (signed march 27)

PFF rates Greg Jones 12th/27 FBs (>25% snaps) so far in 2013.

Anthony Sherman KC is 1st & Vonta Leach is rated 27th/27.
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Default Re: FA FB Greg Jones to visit Texans (signed march 27)

We'll have a totally new offense next season. We might not even have a FB on the squad.
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Default Re: FA FB Greg Jones to visit Texans (signed march 27)

Next to his normal badasery, I think we missed Arians pass blocking/blitz pick ups more than anything.

Ben Tate & Greg Jones looked, to me, like they wanted no part in chipping a defensive lineman or anyone blitzing.
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Anthony Sherman KC is 1st & Vonta Leach is rated 27th/27.
Seems about right from jones. He certainly hasn't done anything to impress me.

Shocked about Sherman. Didn't even know who he was.

Jaw dropped about leach. When you look at ray rice's drop off this season it makes sense.
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Anthony Sherman KC is 1st & Vonta Leach is rated 27th/27.
Heh, good get by KC. Sherman was acquired by KC this offseason in exchange for CB Javier Arenas. Sherman was a 5th round pick, Arenas was a 2nd.
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knowing us since next year is rebuilding year that prob means Greg Jones see ya later .........
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Anthony Sherman KC is 1st & Vonta Leach is rated 27th/27.
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