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Old 07-31-2008   #21
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[b]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.
Who's better out there? Just curious.
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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.
I've never figured out situations like this. Seems like teams shoot themselves in the foot sometimes with their throw-a-way attitude with players. I doesn't even look like they gave him a chance to return to form. Six carries?!?! Might as well been none.
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Yeah too bad about Harrison...

As for Mike Bell, I like the move. The kid knows the system and if nothing else, he's a young back who still has something to prove. He's been cut once - lets see if that helps motivate him a little more now that he's here with a new team.

Its a good low risk move.
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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.
Name them. But dont just spout off names because you can. Give good sensible reasons. Dont forget that you have to take into account the time of year, the scheme, and the personality of the team.
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*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.
Now you're trying to compare a QB who had nice offensive weapons to work with to a RB who was already in RB's heaven in Denver? Sorry, different position that isn't even comparable.

You guys can think that Mike Bell is about to do great things all you want and applaud the signing. Knock yourself out. I've watched the guy quite a bit, and he wasn't even impressive in Denver's rushing offense the last two years. He wasn't able to keep the starting job either.
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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?
Yeah, Green has been looking really good in TC.
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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.
You are gonna assure me that the Texans think there are better backs out there but won't sign them because they want to "blend" (whatever that means) more than upgrade the personnel? Just what exactly are you saying?
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Now you're trying to compare a QB who had nice offensive weapons to work with to a RB who was already in RB's heaven in Denver? Sorry, different position that isn't even comparable.

You guys can think that Mike Bell is about to do great things all you want and applaud the signing. Knock yourself out. I've watched the guy quite a bit, and he wasn't even impressive in Denver's rushing offense the last two years. He wasn't able to keep the starting job either.
Whats not comparable? Priest and Derek's first team didn't think much of them, released them, they went on to their second team and became studs. Ironically, the team that released both of them were the Ravens.
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Now you're trying to compare a QB who had nice offensive weapons to work with to a RB who was already in RB's heaven in Denver? Sorry, different position that isn't even comparable.

You guys can think that Mike Bell is about to do great things all you want and applaud the signing. Knock yourself out. I've watched the guy quite a bit, and he wasn't even impressive in Denver's rushing offense the last two years. He wasn't able to keep the starting job either.
I missed the post that said Bell is the next star rusher in the league who will dominate all defences and propell the Texans to 10 consecutive Super Bowl victories. See I can over exaggerate to.

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You guys can think that Mike Bell is about to do great things all you want and applaud the signing. Knock yourself out.
Who is making big predictions for him or acting all giddy? You're tilting at an imaginary windmill.
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I think he may do pretty well, personally.
680 yards, 4.3 ypc, and 8 tds as a rookie in the exact same system we run?
Why not?
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Andre Davis' been working out for us too.. go figure
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Name them. But dont just spout off names because you can. Give good sensible reasons. Dont forget that you have to take into account the time of year, the scheme, and the personality of the team.
Right now, I would be all for going after Andre Hall from the Broncos. Every time he touched the field last year he played well. He showed HR potential and made some big plays. He didn't get that many opportunities last year because the Broncos has Young, Bell, and Henry. When he did, he really played well though. I think the Texans could probably get him for a really late pick or something, and he does have the potential to be a starter here. He also knows the system already, and watching him run he looked way better than Bell ever has.

I also wouldn't going after Canton Kieth from the Colts. He played really well as a backup last year and when Addai went down, their running game didn't miss a beat with Kieth starting. The Colts got Rhodes back, so I could see them letting go of Kieth especially after he got arrested a few months back.

Those are two backups that I think have a lot more potential than Mike Bell.
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Who is making big predictions for him or acting all giddy? You're tilting at an imaginary windmill.
I was about to say the same. Isn't he signed to be one of 5 back?I didn't know we just scored our game breaker.
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*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.
*cough* Ryan Grant *cough*
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Right now, I would be all for going after Andre Hall from the Broncos. Every time he touched the field last year he played well. He showed HR potential and made some big plays. He didn't get that many opportunities last year because the Broncos has Young, Bell, and Henry. When he did, he really played well though. I think the Texans could probably get him for a really late pick or something, and he does have the potential to be a starter here. He also knows the system already, and watching him run he looked way better than Bell ever has.

I also wouldn't going after Canton Kieth from the Colts. He played really well as a backup last year and when Addai went down, their running game didn't miss a beat with Kieth starting. The Colts got Rhodes back, so I could see them letting go of Kieth especially after he got arrested a few months back.

Those are two backups that I think have a lot more potential than Mike Bell.
teams don't tend to trade away their backs at this point in the season....I'd consider these suggestions a bit unrealistic even if they aren't the lead backs for their teams. If you trade away your back up players you just have to sign a FA to replace them.
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I was about to say the same. Isn't he signed to be one of 5 back?I didn't know we just scored our game breaker.
1 of 6 if we include Chris "my pp hurts" Brown.
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teams don't tend to trade away their backs at this point in the season....I'd consider these suggestions a bit unrealistic even if they aren't the lead backs for their teams.
I've been wanting the Texans to go after these two for a while now Vinny. I'm not saying it was an awful signing. I'm saying that this isn't going to help much. All we did was sign another average back that is probably about as good as Walker.
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Will Zoolander errr Demps was signed after the Giants cut him last year.
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