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View Poll Results: Which RB do you want as our starter this year
Shaun Alexander 6 7.32%
Chris Brown 12 14.63%
Ahman Green 10 12.20%
Chris Taylor 18 21.95%
Darius Walker 4 4.88%
Kevin Jones 4 4.88%
A Rookie 23 28.05%
Other 5 6.10%
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Old 03-17-2008   #41
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Listening to John McClain on 610AM this morning, it appears the Texans aren't interested in bringing Darius Walker back. McClain said that Walker isn't considered a good fit for Gibbs rushing attack.

I don't know if this is true, or not. I'm not sure whether the Texans offered Walker a contract (he would be a exclusive free agent if they did). Just seems odd that Walker is already out of the mix while the Texans carry 3 injury prone RBs, and haven't seen what's available in the draft.
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Listening to John McClain on 610AM this morning, it appears the Texans aren't interested in bringing Darius Walker back. McClain said that Walker isn't considered a good fit for Gibbs rushing attack.

I don't know if this is true, or not. I'm not sure whether the Texans offered Walker a contract (he would be a exclusive free agent if they did). Just seems odd that Walker is already out of the mix while the Texans carry 3 injury prone RBs, and haven't seen what's available in the draft.
I wasn't expecting him to make the roster anyways. If we end up drafting a RB and Taylor remains healthy, Green might be on the way out too.
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Listening to John McClain on 610AM this morning, it appears the Texans aren't interested in bringing Darius Walker back. McClain said that Walker isn't considered a good fit for Gibbs rushing attack.

I don't know if this is true, or not. I'm not sure whether the Texans offered Walker a contract (he would be a exclusive free agent if they did). Just seems odd that Walker is already out of the mix while the Texans carry 3 injury prone RBs, and haven't seen what's available in the draft.
I'm not surprised to hear this.
But the main point is I never heard anybody talk about the talent & upside
of Walker in the same way they did another UNFA, Chris Taylor.
In other words, Kubiak & Co. probably feel that Walker is just another example
of "backs are a dime a dozen", and Kubiak probably thinks there is still gobs of them out there for the taking in this years rookie crop and knows he will give atleast one of them a shot to make the team. And especially now with the signng of Brown, Walker is just farther down the DC and an even longer shot to contribute.
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Dont even get me started on Chris Taylor. Could he be great? Maybe. But to annoint him the starter after 1 game against cleveland a year ago is almost silly
Agree. Am I interested in seeing what he can do and his upside? Yes. I do think the OTAs will play a huge part in Green being cut or not.

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Dont even get me started on Chris Taylor. Could he be great? Maybe. But to annoint him the starter after 1 game against cleveland a year ago is almost silly
Why not ? On the basis of a single game against some yahoo school by the name of Fresno State in the central CA valley, Reggie Bush not only won the Heisman trophy but was annointed the next Gale Sayers & Barry Sanders all rolled into one in the NFL when he arrived in the league.
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CHRIS TAYLOR!!!!
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And especially now with the signng of Brown, Walker is just farther down the DC and an even longer shot to contribute.
That's probably true. But, one difference between Walker and the other Texan backs is Darius' injury history. Or lack thereof. With all the ?'s concerning Green, Taylor, and Brown, Walker's best attribute may be answering the bell. There's something to be said for that, I would think.
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Listening to John McClain on 610AM this morning, it appears the Texans aren't interested in bringing Darius Walker back. McClain said that Walker isn't considered a good fit for Gibbs rushing attack.

I don't know if this is true, or not. I'm not sure whether the Texans offered Walker a contract (he would be a exclusive free agent if they did). Just seems odd that Walker is already out of the mix while the Texans carry 3 injury prone RBs, and haven't seen what's available in the draft.
Not surprised. The guys problem was that he wasn't even that quick at ND and wasn't a burst guy here. As I said the other day they can split Green and Brown to keep them healthy and still have Taylor and a rookie.

I agree with someone above on the Taylor hype. It gets to be nonsense after awhile. You'd think the coaches that see them daily would have more of the big picture.
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Not surprised. The guys problem was that he wasn't even that quick at ND and wasn't a burst guy here. As I said the other day they can split Green and Brown to keep them healthy and still have Taylor and a rookie.

I agree with someone above on the Taylor hype. It gets to be nonsense after awhile. You'd think the coaches that see them daily would have more of the big picture.
Kubiak's the one that gave Taylor so much praise. He not only hyped him up a bit last year, he's already done so this year. Then the Houston media blows it up. Heck, he's even posted on NFL.com as a fantasy sleeper.

http://www.nfl.com/fantasy/story?id=...o&confirm=true

I like Taylor and hope he can stay healthy in order to prove himself worthy of the hype.

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Dont even get me started on Chris Taylor. Could he be great? Maybe. But to annoint him the starter after 1 game against cleveland a year ago is almost silly
Well somebody beides his mom@ loves him th@t's for sure. Well I picked Cory Boyd three months @go. th@t's my story @nd I'm sticking to it.
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That's probably true. But, one difference between Walker and the other Texan backs is Darius' injury history. Or lack thereof. With all the ?'s concerning Green, Taylor, and Brown, Walker's best attribute may be answering the bell. There's something to be said for that, I would think.
Yep.

Walker's been re-signed so he's going to get a shot but he's probably low man on the totem pole at this point.

Gibbs worked with Dunn so I don't think he has any prejudice with working with smallish running backs. He may or may not like what he sees with Walker.

I think this is just a case of McClain talkin' out his ESPN magazine....
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