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Old 08-02-2008   #21
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Petition signed. I'm also a fan of Walker.
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Old 08-02-2008   #22
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Put me on that petition to keep Walker.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I too have followed Walker since ND (catholic schoolboy K-12).
I just can't think of any area in which Walker is more talented than Slaton.
I'm not talking heart, drive or anything like that; I mean RB skills: getting to the corner, making the 1st tackler miss, shifting into other gear in open field, etc.
DW is the type of 3rd or 4th back that mediocre teams carry, the kind that works hard and makes the most of his abilities, but the kind that you replace asap.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Is it just me or did Darius just disappear? I keep reading about Ahman being hurt, Brown's nagging injuries, Taylor looked decent vs NO, but he left the field with a limp, Slaton is a big bright spot so far, and we signed Marcell Shipp. I haven't heard Walker's name mentioned anywhere in a while and he may be the most durable back we have, yet he seems the odd man out. I sign this petition 100 times. We need at least 1 or 2 durable guys so we aren't left in the cold whenever everybody is hurt. Is it just me?
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I'll sign your petition and courier it over to Kirby to give to Mr. Smith if you want...

I love the undrafted free agent aspect of it... then he gets cut.... then he comes back and makes the team. He is the epitome of a guy that listens. Kubiak spoke with him when he cut him, Darius just worked even harder to make it back on the team. When he got a chance in games last year, he made the most of it. Then all offseason he bulked up, worked out, got stronger and better conditioned. He's doing everything right, everything you want to see.

With that said, that's not the reason you keep a guy on the team. I don't see him as being our starter or a stud RB for us... but that doesn't matter. You don't try to hit a homerun with everyplayer you sign. If you wanted to find a starter with every guy... you'd have very little people on your team. Walker is a great backup to have on this team. He's productive, he's healthy, he's a hard worker, etc.

Kubiak said he's going to put Walker in game 4 (preseason) to get a lot of looks. He's been focusing on the other RB's because they are unknowns. Walker is a known and someone we like. The way I see it if Walker does decent during the 4th game, he's still got a spot. I don't see how you can keep 2 consistently injured RB's, a RB coming off of injury that hasn't lit it up, and a rookie with huge upside as your RB's.

If I'm the coach, Slaton is guaranteed a spot and Walker is the next guy on the roster. It doesn't mean these are the starters, it just means these are guys I know I'm going to have on my team. Green, Brown, and Taylor should be really worried.
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Is it just me or did Darius just disappear? I keep reading about Ahman being hurt, Brown's nagging injuries, Taylor looked decent vs NO, but he left the field with a limp, Slaton is a big bright spot so far, and we signed Marcell Shipp. I haven't heard Walker's name mentioned anywhere in a while and he may be the most durable back we have, yet he seems the odd man out. I sign this petition 100 times. We need at least 1 or 2 durable guys so we aren't left in the cold whenever everybody is hurt. Is it just me?
I think GK mentioned him in his press conference afterwards. Kind of apologetic that Darius hadn't seen more time...I took it to mean that Taylor is getting the most reps as he is the one on the bubble, but that was just how I took it.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Slayton has skills...looked good vs N.O......lets hope he's for real.

Brown is dinged up..again..hasn't impressed me at all yet.

Taylor coming off injury..Kubiak likes him for some reason unknown to me..

Green....wuss? done? making the 53 ? Just stashing the ?

Shipp? Probably a rent-a-back for the next two games.

Darius comes to work with lunch pail in hand. He did a commendable job last year when called upon.

Maybe last week was Brown or Taylors last interview, maybe Kubiak has already decided on keeping Walker?

Maybe I'm an over the top ND fan.

AW..what the hell do I know?

I know for a fact that Walker will do more on the field than Taylor, Brown or Green will do limping on the sidelines.



I'll sign the petition.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I like Darius because of his size and discipline. He hits the hole after 1 cut, and then goes.

It did worry me that he didn't get in last week. I think thats a pretty bad sign
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I think Walker has his spot on the roster. If we keep 3 back then 2 of Brown/Green/Taylor will be given their walking papers.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

The only back I'm interested in keeping is Slaton. I think Slaton and a bunch of FA backs would be as good as Slaton and any combination of current backs....yeah, our rb situation isn't wonderful.
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The only back I'm interested in keeping is Slaton. I think Slaton and a bunch of FA backs would be as good as Slaton and any combination of current backs....yeah, our rb situation isn't wonderful.
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Texans will probably keep Darius Walker.....but on the practice squad
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Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Super Slick Slaton and uh, well, er. There is, no, there ain't. I am about ready to go with Slaton and two FB. Someone needs to show against Dallas. Anyone else thinking DDW? Same type situation. Neither rb selected to be much more than 3rd down back and ended up? I hope SS does not end like our former rb.
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