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Old 07-25-2008   #21
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If the Texans were to cut Cook and I hope that they do but if Taylor or Leach gets hurt that only leaves them with one FB and Taylor has not been a FB where Cook has been. Doesn't it? Correct me if I'm wrong.
That's the danger in the decision. Do you gamble on improving your running from the FB spot? Or do you keep your second best FB?
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I think that Chris Taylor would cause matchup problems as a fullback out of the backfield.
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That's the danger in the decision. Do you gamble on improving your running from the FB spot? Or do you keep your second best FB?
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I think that Chris Taylor would cause matchup problems as a fullback out of the backfield.
If he gets hurt?
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It's all about competition. We're set with Vonta as the #1 FB but if Taylor beats out Cook, our depth at FB and RB will be that much greater.
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That's the danger in the decision. Do you gamble on improving your running from the FB spot? Or do you keep your second best FB?
Wait, isn't this what we have now? Just two FBs? What's wrong with cutting one, and moving Taylor to FB? Basically the same thing, except Taylor>>Cook.
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Default Re: Taylor to get reps at FB

Taylor has not played FB.
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If he gets hurt?
Well, if a player gets hurt they either miss a few games or if it's severe enough they get put on IR, could be wrong though.
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Default Re: Taylor to get reps at FB

Cook has a larger sample size of NFL work than Taylor, but both remain engimas because of injurys. I'd have to give the edge still to Cook because of his blocking skills, if that means saving Schaub from being exposed just a couple times he's probably worth it.

seriously they're both back-ups, not going to break the bank, provide depth in case of injurys so which ever one wins out in training camp is fine with me.
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Well, if a player gets hurt they either miss a few games or if it's severe enough they get put on IR, could be wrong though.
If Leach gets hurt we are going to be left with someone who has not played FB.
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If Leach gets hurt we are going to be left with someone who has not played FB.
He'll learn. I've played football, and FB is not too much of a difference from RB. Of course the NFL level will be different, but the players also know positions better.
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If Leach gets hurt we are going to be left with someone who has not played FB.
I know, I was just messin with ya. But I think Taylor could turn out to be an adequate FB if he had to.

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Cook is not that great so I hope he does learn.
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Wait, isn't this what we have now? Just two FBs? What's wrong with cutting one, and moving Taylor to FB? Basically the same thing, except Taylor>>Cook.

Cook is actually a RB, too. Just not a very good one. The question now is:

1) Can Taylor stay healthy?
2) Can Taylor block and can he do it as well as Cook?
3) Can Taylor read defenses and can he do it as well as Cook?

If he can, then Taylor could be our version of Mike Anderson.

And... of course... Mike Anderson is out there without a team right now, too.
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We will see he could do all of this as the season goes along.
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If Leach gets hurt we are going to be left with someone who has not played FB.


Well, there are all kinds of things you can do without a FB. Single back sets, using a TE as an H-Back. Also, it's much easier to pick up a servicable FB in the middle of the season than it is to go get a tailback.
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I wasn't even thinking of those two things.
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I expect if taylor is going to be a fullback he will be all that is needed ! That is my opinion because a back of any kind who is not a ball carrier is a dead weight . Besides if this team is running the zone blocking scheme then it is often a single back set with four wide outs or double tight ends . A fullback of vonta's sort is more suited to the power scheme .
You are correct in most zone schemes. But that is one of the Gibbs nuances, he uses a FB with the ZBS.

BTW WCO have always depended on the FB, Roger Craig was a FB for Wendell Tyler. Then remember Tom Rathman. They are the reason the playbook is so big. One year the team would feature the FB and then they would ignore him for a few years. Kept team guessing.
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Taylor= Griffith

Pass catching FB who can run the ball a little. He can learn his blocking assignments.
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Default Re: Taylor to get reps at FB

In that Denver type system, they like the hybrid type fullback. Look no further than Mike Anderson. 1500 yd rusher one season, back to fb the next, then back to 1200 yds. Its a way to keep your best fb players.
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