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Old 11-30-2005   #1
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Pain of watching burns in Joppru

He usually doesn't talk to the media.
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was reading that.. kinda makes you irritated at some of the people that bash him..afterall he is still human
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All I have to say is he better know the playbook by now. 3 years of injuries are bad enough, but if he comes back next year and is still a "rookie" would be the worst possible thing. Good luck Bennie, we're all pulling for you!
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After losing Billy Miller's pass catching abilities, I would love to see Benny on the field to see what he CAN DO!

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That was a good read there Marcus. Interesting that a lot of people he comes across seem to think he possibly could have got injured on purpose. I must admit I'm glad I haven't seen anyone say that on these msgboards. I sure hope he makes a full recovery and can get on the field next season.

In saying that I still think we should invest in a TE in this upcoming draft and cut Bruener or someone else. We need another player at that position as safety should anything happen again accidentally.
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I mean guys are pretty much on the nose with this one.. After 3 back to back to back years watching from the sideline/home or wherever.. when he comes back he has to have a instant impact for me to be completely sold on him..

I injuried my knee my sophmore year and at the end of my junior year in HS.. so i know what it's like for people to wonder are you really as good as you are but then i bounced back my senior year and was 2nd on the team in tackles, 2nd in Ints at Safety.

SO i'm pulling for you, but you gotta come with it next year.. cause we're gonna have a new HC and its gonna be your contract year.. So good luck and make us proud..
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Good article. Surprised to see no mention of any other players outside of Ragone.
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Get rid of him and bring back Billy Miller!!!
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Mr. McNair not getting a return on a lot of players ... at least Bennie's got a good excuse .
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All I have to say is he better know the playbook by now. 3 years of injuries are bad enough, but if he comes back next year and is still a "rookie" would be the worst possible thing. Good luck Bennie, we're all pulling for you!
Unfortunately (or fortunately?) next year we'll have a completely different playbook.
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you know what i'm sorry...three season ending injuries in a row since being drafted...that's tough...but there is no reason the texans organization should not draft another TE on the first day in april...we simply cannot trust that he'll make it out of training camp or even the preseason...draft another TE and best case scenario we have two really good TE's...worst case scenario the TE we drafted will start while joppru is on ir again
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you know what i'm sorry...three season ending injuries in a row since being drafted...that's tough...but there is no reason the texans organization should not draft another TE on the first day in april...we simply cannot trust that he'll make it out of training camp or even the preseason...draft another TE and best case scenario we have two really good TE's...worst case scenario the TE we drafted will start while joppru is on ir again
I agree, but it comes down to cap. This should be one of the first orders to address for the GM next year.
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"Tight end's knee ahead of schedule; his desire to play is off the charts"
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Atleast he's hanging in there, you would think its his time for some "good
luck". He's only 25, so he's certainly still young enough. I dunno....helluva
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"Tight end's knee ahead of schedule; his desire to play is off the charts"
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Atleast he's hanging in there, you would think its his time for some "good
luck". He's only 25, so he's certainly still young enough. I dunno....helluva
deal, that's all I can say.
Heck he's the same age as Morency. At least we have next year to look forward to.
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Get rid of him and bring back Billy Miller!!!
Miller is so good, Cleveland cut him and he is now out of football.

As to Bennie, I hope like heck he can stay healthy and bring it next year. But, let's face it. Three years out of the game is a long time. Even if healthy, there is no way of knowing if we will ever see the Joppru we would have before. We simply cannot take the chance. It is imperative we draft a real TE on the first day somewhere next yr. If everything comes up roses, we have two good TE's, which is fine by me. Relying on a healthy Joppru next year is fool's gold.
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Good thing is is that he's not giving up. Bruener has lost a lot of blocking skills and we are desperate for a play making TE. He have to address this issue in the offseason either through FA or draft, we just can't count on Joppru being there. If he does come back the great, we have 2 solid TE's, something we've NEVER had.
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Unfortunately (or fortunately?) next year we'll have a completely different playbook.
You are so right. That thought never crossed my mind. Disregard, as I was.
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Good read, thanks for the link, Marcus.

While I feel bad for the dude, I've got mixed emotions as a fan. He is unproven, but has a lot of potential. How long does the team give him? Next year or bust?

I sincerely hope he breaks out next year and gives us the TE that we desperately need right now. But I also hope that the Texans address this position in the draft or FA, because a little depth at TE is never a bad thing.
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