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Old 07-31-2008   #1
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Default Mike Bell is now a Texan

Adam Caplan at BattleRedNation.com / Scout.com reports the Houston Texans have signed Mike Bell to a contract. Contract details have not been released and we'll have to wait and see who is released to make roster space.
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Holly cow, that was quick!
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Chris Brown has 1 foot out the door.
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Another RB that won't help us much. I wish we'd go after some kind of RB with some potential or one that isn't injured everyday at some point.
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Another RB that won't help us much. I wish we'd go after some kind of RB with some potential or one that isn't injured everyday at some point.
Any suggestions on who?

Bell knows our system already, this may be just what C Brown needs to light a fire under him and get him in gear, and is insurance if he cant.
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Another RB that won't help us much. I wish we'd go after some kind of RB with some potential or one that isn't injured everyday at some point.
if Bell didn't have potential they wouldn't have signed him. Priest Holmes wasn't drafted and bounced from the Ravens to the Chiefs until he became Priest Holmes - the best back in the league for a few years. Not comparing him to Holmes but you bring in players you think can add something and let r rip.
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Well, that means so long to Chris Brown. I knew it wouldn't take long. As soon as he missed the 1st day, due to a wedding, his commitment was going to be challenged. Now with all the "back" issues.....I think its all excuses. Sorry to see ya go, but you have to get that attitude up outta here!
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Not to start another pissing contest. But it is interesting that the Texans brought in another RB, and it wasn't Cedric Benson.
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The Texans cut S Brandon Harrison.
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if Bell didn't have potential they wouldn't have signed him. Priest Holmes wasn't drafted and bounced from the Ravens to the Chiefs until he became Priest Holmes - the best back in the league for a few years. Not comparing him to Holmes but you bring in players you think can add something and let r rip.

Just like when we signed Sage Rosenfels.......

Some people just thrive in different organizations/systems.
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Worst case we cut somebody we were going to cut anyways, Bell proves be just another RB during camp that helps take up reps and gives other RB's that will make the team more rest (less likely to injure). Let the defense beat up on him, and then he gets released, not making the team.

If anything, we're short 1 RB in practice and he just replaces for practice. If he makes the team because he's better than another RB (Brown?) then that's only good. He knows the system, the plays, and the drills. I think it's a good thing, whether he makes the team or not.
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The Texans cut S Brandon Harrison.
Pardon my laziness, but was he the one from Stanford? I get (er... used to get) the Brandons confused.
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The Texans cut S Brandon Harrison.
Dangit! I thought he may have some potential... hope we see him back.
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Bell, 24, wasn't drafted out of Arizona in 2006 but produced like a first-day selection. He ran for 677 yards and scored eight touchdowns, but after a promising start to the '07 preseason, hurt his shoulder, ended up getting passed by Selvin Young on the depth chart and then was switched to fullback. He appeared in just five games at his new position and notched only six overall carries.

After a critical fumble on his lone rushing attempt in a Nov. 25 loss at Chicago, Bell was declared inactive for the remainder of the season and any trade value was diminished.

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Hmm, that's interesting!
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if Bell didn't have potential they wouldn't have signed him. Priest Holmes wasn't drafted and bounced from the Ravens to the Chiefs until he became Priest Holmes - the best back in the league for a few years.
OMG, you're trying to use Priest Homes as an example to Mike Bell? Give me a break.

If he had POTENTIAL, then he'd still be with the Broncos. The guy had numerous opportunities to take that starting job, and was never that good in one of the easiest rushing offenses in the league. The Broncos have grabbed several RB's since Bell has been there, so he obviously didn't show that much potential nor was he consistent when he had his chances.

The Texans have quite a bit of history of grabbing bad RB's, so acting like a guy has so much potential just because the Texans signed him is being totally homerish. Yeah, I remember hearing how much potential Stacy Mack, Ron Dayne, Wali Lundy, Chris Taylor, Vernon Morency, Amaan Green, and Kris Brown all had and feeling the same way I do now about Mike Bell. DD has been the only good RB this franchise has signed since it's existance, and you can deny that all you want, but stats and production speaks for itself.

Sorry, but I don't automatically assume that a guy has great potential just because the Texans signed him because that's my team. Chris Brown was just another Amaan Green type of signing which is starting to look like he might not even make it out of camp. Go figure. Mike Bell will be just another pair of legs out there carrying the ball. Another Wali Lindy type of signing we just made.

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try to relax and I won't need to give you a break. I clearly used an example of another undrafted guy who bounced from a team as why you don't give up on players just because they didn't work out with their first teams for whatever reason. Most don't work out but you have to move a lot of dirt to find a diamond.
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I hate to see Harrison go. Yes, he's the one from Stanford - fifth-round pick.

I remember the Texans being very high on him last year before his injury. I actually had him making the team in my roster prediction... but I guess at this point he wasn't even ahead of Brandon Mitchell, who was an undrafted FA.
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OMG, you're trying to use Priest Homes as an example to Mike Bell? Give me a break.

If he had POTENTIAL, then he'd still be with the Broncos.
*cough* Derek Anderson *cough*

The Ravens released him during camp last year..... he went on to become a pro-bowler and the Ravens went on to reaching on a QB with their first pick.
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try to relax and I won't need to give you a break. I clearly used an example of another undrafted guy who bounced from a team as why you don't give up on players just because they didn't work out with their first teams for whatever reason. Most don't work out but you have to move a lot of dirt to find a diamond.
If he wasn't the diamond in Denver, what on earth makes you think he could come and be one over here with Salaam and a rookie at tackle? Their are better RB's that the Texans could be going after right now than Mike Bell I can assure you.

Sorry but signing him didn't really help the team. It just added another so so RB to the roster that will blend in with the bunch we already have.
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Not sure if he's signed for camp or if this is an option they felt might be better down the line for depth this season.

Funny I keep hearing Brown is one foot out the door but I hear nothing about Ahman Green. Perhaps I am missing something. Is he tearing it up in TC? You guys complain about bringing Bell in but aren't hesitant to set Brown out. That makes sense.

Do I think we're set at RB not really but I don't think we're dealing nearly with the shitty voltron RBBC that some people want to portray.

What Running Backs could the Texans go after Tex? Are you putting your name on the list of people that'd like Shaun Alexander?
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