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Old 08-18-2008   #61
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I don't understand bringing this guy in. It don't hurt anything and I guess we needed an extra body because of the injury situation with Green. I would like to bring somebody in a little younger and with a little more upside. That being said I will root for Shipp like any other Texan and I trust Smith&Kubes on this decision.
I think we've got all the "younger, more upside" guys we need on our roster already. Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, & Steve Slaton.

We need a seasoned veteran that we can count on. I think Shipp fits that to a T, and with Brown as proven talent, I think Kubiak is getting ready to part ways with Green.

I'm thinking they need to see him in pads, on the field, and in the locker room, to make sure he walks the walk, and talks the talk. There isn't much difference between Shipp, and Droughns, and Anderson, and Gary, before those guys went through the system.

I think Shipp will do well here.

We still need our OL to open holes...... they haven't been able to do that worth a damn. I still remember Chris Taylor looking pretty good, and Darius Walker for that matter, when we were playing teams below our level.

I don't think we'll ever see a high round draft pick in the backfield...... we knew that when Kubiak came in. I also suspect, we won't get any big name free agents. But that's okay(with me anyway), as long as the big uglies start throwing their weight around.
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I think we just signed Shipp!
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I am interested to see what he has to offer.
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I think we've got all the "younger, more upside" guys we need on our roster already. Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, & Steve Slaton.

We need a seasoned veteran that we can count on. I think Shipp fits that to a T, and with Brown as proven talent, I think Kubiak is getting ready to part ways with Green.

I'm thinking they need to see him in pads, on the field, and in the locker room, to make sure he walks the walk, and talks the talk. There isn't much difference between Shipp, and Droughns, and Anderson, and Gary, before those guys went through the system.

I think Shipp will do well here.

We still need our OL to open holes...... they haven't been able to do that worth a damn. I still remember Chris Taylor looking pretty good, and Darius Walker for that matter, when we were playing teams below our level.

I don't think we'll ever see a high round draft pick in the backfield...... we knew that when Kubiak came in. I also suspect, we won't get any big name free agents. But that's okay(with me anyway), as long as the big uglies start throwing their weight around.
Good point, we do need a veteran to mix in with those younger guys until Green is ready to go. That being said I don't think he(Shipp) will make the opening day roster. Unless of course Green is unable to go. Shipp happens.
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I want to see him in action on saturday, 4th Quarter of course.
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Sometimes you just gotta wonder if a scheme made a RB look a lot better than he really his. Seems like Indy might have that extra special something that makes their RBs excel, much like Denver of yore. Because I don't remember Rhodes being very special after he left, and I think he was fairly productive in Indy behind Edge. Of course, all my non-Texan player knowledge comes from fantasy football, so I may be wrong.

I'm surprised we didnt take a shot at Jordan. Now he's a guy I could get a bit excited about. Pickups like C. Brown and M. Shipp are like kissing your sister, but if that's all you get, well, I guess you just gotta pucker up.
Yeah, his name is Manning... Your running lanes are alot bigger when the other team has 6 in the box.
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Its so funny how many of you are talking about McNair's money like it was your own.

Cutting Green frees up a roster spot, sure, but thats about all the good it does. It doesn't free up cap space for us because of his prorated bonus payments. It owuld be better to cut him next year.

All it really does is save Mr. McNair 4 million bucks and give us 1 extra roster spot for a guy who most likely will play minimal minutes.

I say if Green can win us 1 game, keep him. Its not my money, so I don't really care. McNair won't go broke
What?

LOL. So he should waste $4 mill on Green AND tie up a roster spot because he might win us one game?

I'm with Vinny and Spectnatz (I can't believe I agree with Spectnatz). Brown was pushing the pile and still getting 2-3 yards even with nothing there to work with. Taylor is making all the wrong moves.

I suspect the RB depth chart might look something like this:

1. Chris Brown

2. Steve Slaton

3. Darius Walker

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5. Ahman Green & Marcel Shipp

Brown gets the the nod at #1 due to being a crafty veteran, but I think Slaton is already knocking on that door pretty hard--I think if Slaton has a good game Friday with the 1st stringers, the No. 1 spot might be Slaton's going into the first game. His speed, and decisive running have been consistent. Just needs to show it versus defense's 1st stringers.

Darius is still a factor, IMO. He just doesn't have the speed of Slaton. Kubiak has been eerily silent about Darius for awhile, so I think that means that Darius is doing "OK" but not "Great."

Chris Taylor is sinking. Root for him all you want, but at the end of the day he has to produce. I think Taylor might even get cut with Shipp on board. Plus, we will see a whole slew of RB cuts hit the waiver wire.

Ahman Green doesn't deserve to be ranked the No. 1 guy until he makes it through a complete HALF of a game. Period.

And Marcel Shipp is very very far on the outside looking in, at least at this stage of camp. He's been brought in as the proverbial warm body. Cuz if Steve Slaton or Chris Brown are hurt, that leaves us with Walker and Taylor.

SWTbound jumped on the Slaton bandwagon. I think I'm on it, too. We need Steve Slaton to regain the form he had two seasons ago...when he was red hot and unstoppable.
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Deserves got nothing to do with it.
I don't think Gary Kubiak's decision to stick by Ahman Green has anything to do with the running game. He trusts that Gibbs could get enough from the other backs to keep defense honest. I believe what's driving the move to stay with Green is Kubiak's lack of confidence in Brown, Taylor, and Slaton in picking up the blitz.

Matt Schaub needs to stay on the field, and Green is a proven pass blocker. The teams the Texans face early bring tremendous pressure on the QB. Not to mention that the Texans are starting a rookie at LT and have, other than Chester Pitts, a young offensive line. Green is Schaub's (and Kubiak's) security blanket.

I don't think it will work as Kubiak hopes. In Green, I see a broken down back who won't make it to week 5. Maybe that would buy enough time to get Slaton ready? Regardless, it appears that Green will be the opening day starter at RB. Deserved or not.
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I don't think Gary Kubiak's decision to stick by Ahman Green has anything to do with the running game. He trusts that Gibbs could get enough from the other backs to keep defense honest. I believe what's driving the move to stay with Green is Kubiak's lack of confidence in Brown, Taylor, and Slaton in picking up the blitz.

Matt Schaub needs to stay on the field, and Green is a proven pass blocker. The teams the Texans face early bring tremendous pressure on the QB. Not to mention that the Texans are starting a rookie at LT and have, other than Chester Pitts, a young offensive line. Green is Schaub's (and Kubiak's) security blanket.

I don't think it will work as Kubiak hopes. In Green, I see a broken down back who won't make it to week 5. Maybe that would buy enough time to get Slaton ready? Regardless, it appears that Green will be the opening day starter at RB. Deserved or not.
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Will Shipp play at all tonight?
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Will Shipp play at all tonight?
He hasn't had much time with the playbook. But, Shipp is reportedly a good special team player. So he might see the field in kicking situations.
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Is Shipp going to play this week?
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He hasn't had much time with the playbook. But, Shipp is reportedly a good special team player. So he might see the field in kicking situations.
Just watched the game and I saw him on a special teams play late in the game.
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IMO, it wouldn't suprise me to see Shipp stay. You can cut Chris Brown and Shipp could fill that role of experienced back up veteran, while playing special teams. He also can do anything that Darius Walker has done for us so far, although I really like Walker.

Shipp plays special teams and has been good at it before. With the removal of Cook from the team that could make room for Shipp who would fill the void left by Cook on the special teams unit.

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Just watched the game and I saw him on a special teams play late in the game.
He was in there for all the kickoffs that I saw. It was funny, on one play it looked like Okam was giving him direction on where to line up and what to do.

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He was in there for all the kickoffs that I saw. It was funny, on one play it looked like Okam was giving him direction on where to line up and what to do.

I like Big Frank.
He almost ran out of time on the short kickoff too. A half second longer reeling in that ball and it very well could've spelled the end of Shipp as a Texan.

I'm glad he was able to grab a hold of it at the last second.
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