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Old 07-29-2004   #201
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thats all fine and good... but doesnt change the fact that a large back would COULD force his way into the endzone and get us those short yards for a first down WOULD be more useful than another fast back. Variety never hurt nobody on a football field.
Wells is 245 lbs and can't punch his way through a paper bag. IMO talent counts for more and if you really have to throw a big chunk of meat at the line then put Baxter in with Norris lead blocking. At this point the Texans already have three large backs with Wells, Baxter and Norris. Three large and two regular seems a lot more balanced than Four large and one regular IMO.
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well when i said we should get a large back i meant one that is worth a damn. If one of our FBs is actually good enough to do that.. then that sounds great... but I havent seem them get the ball yet so I imagine they arent RB material.
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Jarrod Baxter can potentially be that short yardage back.
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they can potentially be short yardage backs, but they won't because we never use them that way.
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The Texans usually don't run the fullback from two back sets, but I see Baxter being an effective short yardage back if he is put in there running behind Norris.
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Baxter is not a prototypical FB. He is more of a tweener HB/FB. A Baxter and Norris backfield on 4th and 1 is a distinct possibility IMO.
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Dont forget that Baxter was a starting RB in college....
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yes but how did he do? did he play against any good competition?
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He did pretty good for a walk-on

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COLLEGE: Lined up at tailback and fullback as a four-year starter for the Lobos, rushing for 2,090 yards on 462 carries (4.5 avg.) with 19 TDs…also caught 15 passes for 114 yards…former walk-on who eventually served as team captain two seasons…paced team with 203 carries for 907 yards (4.5 avg.) and 11 TDs as a senior, earning first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors…his TD total ranked fifth on the school’s all-time single-season list…rushed for career-high 184 yards and two scores in season opener versus UTEP…carried 138 times for 559 yards and five scores as a junior, earning honorable mention all-conference accolades…earned team MVP honors as a sophomore, rushing for 434 yards and four TDs…started 8 of 12 games as a freshman, rushing for 190 yards on 38 carries
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Jarrod Baxter's 4 college season stats:

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how bout Tony Hollings for Sam Madison? That would be nice!!!
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Question Tony Hollings for Sam Madison?

Have yall heard anything about this proposed trade? I got this off a rumor mill, and i dont know what to think but i doubt that the Dolphin need a RB so desperatly as to trade of of the better CBs in the league for an unproven, unhealthy, 2nd yr RB. Heard anything?
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Have yall heard anything about this proposed trade? I got this off a rumor mill, and i dont know what to think but i doubt that the Dolphin need a RB so desperatly as to trade of of the better CBs in the league for an unproven, unhealthy, 2nd yr RB. Heard anything?
What rumor mill other than your response to Bottle-O-Bud above?
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I like Davis. He's the RB until he proves he can't do it. Right now, he looks like he can do it. If Hollings beats him out, that means Hollings is one heck of an awsome back because Davis is pretty dog gone good!! Don't ya think??
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capers just did a segment on 610 and was adamant about how important having two runningbacks is. he said hollings would get a LOT of work in the preseason and i got the impression hollings would be getting 5-10 carries plus a game in the regular season. he did say hollings would be a key player this year.

10-15 minute segment and they really didnt touch on much else of note.

hollings isnt going anywhere.
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Can't see it happening although have to admit a #1 early in 1st round looks pretty good, charley casserly would be hard pressed to say no but am sure DD and TH will be working in backfield this season and next
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Here is a relevant link:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/2714260

If this is true, I think it is highly unlikely that DD gets 1700 yards.
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Kind of a deceptive article, because the top backs did average more than 20 times a game. Are they trying to say DD cann't do it? I still think Hollings has to show a lot more than he has, but if they think he's still a speed merchant they must know. He probably has healed fine. But he has to show he can get through the holes, and so far, he has shown much in that department. My only hope is the combination of DD and Hollings becomes the scourge of the league.
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I guess I'm not so crazy afterall...
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The Texans believe they have two good young running backs in Domanick Davis, who rushed for 1,031 yards in just 10 starts as a rookie last season, and Hollings, the player thought to be the team's running back of the future before Davis emerged.

Hollings, the NCAA's leading rusher after four games in 2002 before an ACL injury ended his season at Georgia Tech, is a backup for the purposes of depth charts. The Texans, however, consider him a playmaker.

"We'd like to run the ball 30 times a game," offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said. "We're going to have to split the load, and that's where Hollings is going to get his work. We're looking for Domanick to touch the ball 15, 18, 20 times a game, and we'd like to give Hollings 12 to 15 touches.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/2714260
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Yep Vinny you and I have been saying the same things about Hollings for a while. It is one of those rare items where we agree.
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