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Old 01-02-2006   #1
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Drafting Reggie Bush is the only option the Texans should take. Bush brings to the table instant national exposure, nationaly televised games so the league could show off there nice shiney new gem, a Nike contract bigger than King Jame's. There is not a coach anywhere that wouldnt love to coach Bush. Steller FA that would love to be one of Bush's team mates. All this before Bush ever straps on the pads.

I know what all of you are going to say. We have so many needs. We need a tight end, We need a left tackle, we need a number two receiver, we need another CB, so on and so on.

True, to a point.

We seem to forget that the Texans are going to have six other picks outside of the first. The first overall in the second and I do belive the first and second picks in the third(thank you New Orleans). Dont forget we still have Morency to trade, maybe we could get a second or third. Combine this with free agency where we could pick up a tight end, a receiver, a linebacker, and so on.

What this team needs is a coach with a system that fits the talent that has been assembled. For the longest I have thought the west coast would be a perftect match. Imagine a split back field with Reggie Bush and DD with AJ and Mathis running your deep to mid range patterns.

I do feel that Bush is the answer.

Last but not least, we should put Bush in #34. The greatest number in Houston history.
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I hope Joppru comes back next season and stays healthy. That would be huge.
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Drafting Reggie Bush is the only option the Texans should take. Bush brings to the table instant national exposure, nationaly televised games so the league could show off there nice shiney new gem, a Nike contract bigger than King Jame's. There is not a coach anywhere that wouldnt love to coach Bush. Steller FA that would love to be one of Bush's team mates. All this before Bush ever straps on the pads.

I know what all of you are going to say. We have so many needs. We need a tight end, We need a left tackle, we need a number two receiver, we need another CB, so on and so on.

True, to a point.

We seem to forget that the Texans are going to have six other picks outside of the first. The first overall in the second and I do belive the first and second picks in the third(thank you New Orleans). Dont forget we still have Morency to trade, maybe we could get a second or third. Combine this with free agency where we could pick up a tight end, a receiver, a linebacker, and so on.

What this team needs is a coach with a system that fits the talent that has been assembled. For the longest I have thought the west coast would be a perftect match. Imagine a split back field with Reggie Bush and DD with AJ and Mathis running your deep to mid range patterns.

I do feel that Bush is the answer.

Last but not least, we should put Bush in #34. The greatest number in Houston history.
National exposure and Nike contracts do not win Super Bowls. Bush alone cannot turn this team into a playoff contender.
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National exposure and Nike contracts do not win Super Bowls. Bush alone cannot turn this team into a playoff contender.
Very true, but I do love it when I see my Texans on national TV. Especially when its about something besides us being a laughingstock.
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National exposure and Nike contracts do not win Super Bowls. Bush alone cannot turn this team into a playoff contender.

oh, but A left tackle and a 2nd round pick can?

Ill take Reggie Bush over Dbrick and 1 or 2 prospects every day of the week.
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oh, but A left tackle and a 2nd round pick can?

Ill take Reggie Bush over Dbrick and 1 or 2 prospects every day of the week.
I seriously doubt the Texans trade down and only get one 2nd round pick out of the deal...
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Draft Reggie number 1
Sign Wells to a long term contract (Not as expensive as DD)
Trade DD for a 2nd round pick to a team that needs RB (Jets, Niners, etc.)
Texans end up with two second rounders and two third rounders.
Take a left tackle with the first pick of the second round.
Use the other second and third round picks on a TE (Do no bank on Jouppru), OL, DB etc.

I don't think the texans will have the cap space to have a backfield with Carr, DD, Bush type salaries.

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The texans aren't going to trade down. It is almost a 90% certainty that they are going to take bush. The other 10% is if he blows his knee in the rose bowl or if the absolute trade of the century happens, which I don't think will.
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I seriously doubt the Texans trade down and only get one 2nd round pick out of the deal...
most poeple suggest we trade down 2 spots. We could get what, a 2nd and 3rd for that?

Dbrick isnt a sure thing, and then you have 2 prospects that could turn out like Buchanon or hollings or babin.

Go with Reggie and if he somehow busts, u took a chance on a superstar prospect, if he does what most think he does, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Draft Reggie number 1
Sign Wells to a long term contract (Not as expensive as DD)
Trade DD for a 2nd round pick to a team that needs RB (Jets, Niners, etc.)
Texans end up with two second rounders and two third rounders.
Take a left tackle with the first pick of the second round.
Use the other second and third round picks on a TE (Do no bank on Jouppru), OL, DB etc.

I don't think the texans will have the cap space to have a backfield with Carr, DD, Bush type salaries.

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Hey I like that. I was thinking we keep DD and trade Morency and lose wells to FA. With that plan we dont lose anything. In fact we gain another draft pick.

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Draft Reggie number 1
Sign Wells to a long term contract (Not as expensive as DD)
Trade DD for a 2nd round pick to a team that needs RB (Jets, Niners, etc.)
Texans end up with two second rounders and two third rounders.
Take a left tackle with the first pick of the second round.
Use the other second and third round picks on a TE (Do no bank on Jouppru), OL, DB etc.

I don't think the texans will have the cap space to have a backfield with Carr, DD, Bush type salaries.

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There is no way you get a 2nd round pick for DD. Since he just got that raise last year he's not nearly attractive as a trade option for other teams. I think you'd probably get a 4th round pick for him in a trade...same that Denver got when they traded Droughns last offseason.
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I seriously doubt the Texans trade down and only get one 2nd round pick out of the deal...
Well, we did retain Casserly.
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Draft Reggie number 1
Sign Wells to a long term contract (Not as expensive as DD)
Trade DD for a 2nd round pick to a team that needs RB (Jets, Niners, etc.)
Texans end up with two second rounders and two third rounders.
Take a left tackle with the first pick of the second round.
Use the other second and third round picks on a TE (Do no bank on Jouppru), OL, DB etc.

I don't think the texans will have the cap space to have a backfield with Carr, DD, Bush type salaries.

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We are not going to trade Domanick Davis, no team would offer us a 2nd round pick for him and that would be $7 million against our cap. As for the previously mentioned option of trading Morency, at this point I doubt we'd get a 4th round pick for him since he's barely played this year.

I don't think we'll find a OT in the 2nd round that would become our future starting LT, most good ones are drafted in the 1st round and although there are a lot of good OL in this draft, a lot of teams need OL help and there aren't a lot of other star players available so I think a lot of the good OL could be drafted in the 1st round, at least most of the good OT prospects, not to mention we really need to bring in at least two offensive linemen this year and I don't want to start having to reach on finding one in the 3rd round to come start for us next year.

I agree that the contracts for Carr, Bush, and Davis (not to mention Andre and then the numerous players we've overpaid for in the past few years) will be somewhat hard to have together, but we're already stuck with all of those contracts except for Bush, and he's not that much of an upgrade over our current RBs.

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most poeple suggest we trade down 2 spots. We could get what, a 2nd and 3rd for that?

Dbrick isnt a sure thing, and then you have 2 prospects that could turn out like Buchanon or hollings or babin.

Go with Reggie and if he somehow busts, u took a chance on a superstar prospect, if he does what most think he does, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Any player can bust, but the likelihood of a top OT prospect and an addition two 2nd round picks all busting vs. a single RB getting injured and/or busting is remote.
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Who would be willing to trade with us, SF and NYJ can't afford to let go of 4 or 5 players. We don't want extra draft picks either, who knows what CC will do with them.
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I don't think we'll find a OT in the 2nd round that would become our future starting LT, most good ones are drafted in the 1st round and although there are a lot of good OL in this draft, a lot of teams need OL help and there aren't a lot of other star players available so I think a lot of the good OL could be drafted in the 1st round, at least most of the good OT prospects, not to mention we really need to bring in at least two offensive linemen this year and I don't want to start having to reach on finding one in the 3rd round to come start for us next year.

Bush, he's not that much of an upgrade over our current RBs.



Any player can bust, but the likelihood of a top OT prospect and an addition two 2nd round picks all busting vs. a single RB getting injured and/or busting is remote.
I might be the only one on this board who thinks this but I really like Pitts as our starting left tackle. Leave him there. He's fine. Did you see how he controlled freeney when he started this year? He is solid, durable, dependable. When Riley was demoted and Pitts started instantly we got better. I think we should draft a right tackle in the second and defense the rest of the way.

Bush, not an upgrade? So you dont think bush could stay healthy and play for an entire season?
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I might be the only one on this board who thinks this but I really like Pitts as our starting left tackle. Leave him there. He's fine. Did you see how he controlled freeney when he started this year? He is solid, durable, dependable. When Riley was demoted and Pitts started instantly we got better. I think we should draft a right tackle in the second and defense the rest of the way.

Bush, not an upgrade? So you dont think bush could stay healthy and play for an entire season?
I think Pitts is a capable LT, but we definitely need a RT too and it would be good to draft one that could compete with Pitts for our LT spot in the future rather than another Todd Wade that is just average.

Bush is not that much of an upgrade at all, he is faster than Davis but that is it, and I don't know if he can stay healthy for an entire season. Davis' problem this year was he was overworked certain games (22 carries in the first half of the Colts game here was what started his problems). I don't think Bush could sustain that kind of workload either, not many people can. I think Davis can stay healthy if he actually got a break at some point during games rather than being in for 95% of the plays, which is the entire reason we brought in Morency and have kept Wells and that Bush would have the same problems that Davis has had if he is used in the same way, so I think if our next coach uses our current RBs more intelligently that Davis will not have any injury problems either.
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I think Pitts is a capable LT, but we definitely need a RT too and it would be good to draft one that could compete with Pitts for our LT spot in the future rather than another Todd Wade that is just average.

Bush is not that much of an upgrade at all, he is faster than Davis but that is it, and I don't know if he can stay healthy for an entire season. Davis' problem this year was he was overworked certain games (22 carries in the first half of the Colts game here was what started his problems). I don't think Bush could sustain that kind of workload either, not many people can. I think Davis can stay healthy if he actually got a break at some point during games rather than being in for 95% of the plays, which is the entire reason we brought in Morency and have kept Wells and that Bush would have the same problems that Davis has had if he is used in the same way, so I think if our next coach uses our current RBs more intelligently that Davis will not have any injury problems either.
Bush isn't much of an upgrade? I don't remember DD winning the Heisman or 3 national championships at LSU. I love DD, and I think he needs some help.
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I might be the only one on this board who thinks this but I really like Pitts as our starting left tackle. Leave him there. He's fine. Did you see how he controlled freeney when he started this year? He is solid, durable, dependable. When Riley was demoted and Pitts started instantly we got better.
I'm with you. I never thought Pitts should have been moved from LT last year.

They actually got it right this year moving Pitts back to LT, moving McKinney to LG and moving Hodgdon into the Center position. Too bad injuries didn't allow it to last long.
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Bush is definitely an upgrade over Davis. He is faster, has better moves, a better receiver, and a better blocker.
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he isnt any of these things yet....he hasnt played a down in the nfl but he is an upgrade over a 1000 yard back?
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