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Old 03-06-2006   #1
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Default El Yeah or Arrington....In Houston?

Don't be suprised if the Texans take a look at Antwan Randle El. I believe the Texans will do their best in Free Agency to bring in high character, winning attitude guys on offense and add playmakers to the offense. If something like this happens, it will also show their hand in the draft. With the addition of a really good #2 WR to compliment Johnson, it will be a lock that the Texans will go to the defense side of the ball or add Ferguson, via trading down. This would give the Texans movement in the draft and enable them to fill other voids in the team. Randle El won't be cheap, but he would be cheaper than Young or Bush. Randle El will bring speed at the #2, a pass catching WR, and allow them to line him up similar to what they would do with Bush. Don't get me wrong, I still want Bush and/or Mario Williams, but upgrading this offense would be a big help.
Arrington's price will not be cheap, but Denver thrived on it's LB unit for years, now the similar system touches ground in Space City. Arrington would bring the tenacity this team and city needs. Off the field, class act. My brother happens to be good friends with him, growing up in Pittsburgh, but on the field, nothing but pure havoc and always has been since his days at North Hills High School. With Peek and Arrington on the same field, along with Robaire Smith and Johnson's attitude up front, and the illest CB on the planet, Dante Robinson, this team may start to have a heart beat on defense.Opposing RB's and Wr's will start to think about getting hit by us again, rather than going through holes like swiss cheese. Hit a guy once and he'll think about it the next time. The attitude will change instantly and be considered on the the most feared hitting teams around. Since the beginning of our beloved franchise, I think we have been soft on D, and our conference does not like to hit. (Colts can't beat a team that hits on D, look at how they fare against the Jag's). The defensvie attitude will actually carry over to the offense and eventually the crowd. We need more passion, and this guy will help establish it.
Last, pray for a higher salary cap. If this happens, all our dreams may come true this spring and summer, getting alot of the pieces of the puzzle we need!
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puts spaces between your paragraphs please.

I would love to add Randel El, but I don't think that he will come to this team.
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puts spaces between your paragraphs please.

I would love to add Randel El, but I don't think that he will come to this team.
I believe he will stay in Pitt or go to the Chicago Bears and play for the hometown team, but I see no reason for him to come to Houston.

Arrington, however, will use us for leverage if history repeats itself. Then again, I don't really think that many teams with money to spend would be interested.
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Wouldn't his hometown team be the Colts because he is from Indiana?
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Don't get me wrong, I think Randle El is one of the most versatile football players and better athletes on an NFL field today. But why would the Texans want a guy who has never been a solid #2 threat as a receiver. He caught more passes last year in the slot than he did after Burress left and being the #2, big plays, no doubt. Either way, we have a punt returner, have a #2 who is just as reliable, and there's no point in paying big FA $ for a guy who can throw in a trick pass every now and then. Save those dollars for Arrington...
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Randle El is from Harvey illinois..he played his college ball at Indiana.
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Randle El will stay in Pittsburgh. Id put money on it.
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Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.
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Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.
Yeh. he is loosing his game a little
plus if he is "a big name" why in the world would he want to go here
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Yeh. he is loosing his game a little
plus if he is "a big name" why in the world would he want to go here
New hope. Money thrown wildely at him.

I am under the impression that he is a very conceited and selfish man. He seems like the kind of player who will "cut off his nose to spite his face." I also don't see too many teams way under the cap throwing a lot of money at him.

Imagine: We sign him AND draft Ahmad Brooks in the Supp. draft. That LB group would be SICK!!!

Wong/Orr/Greenwood -------Brooks/Wong --------Arrington------



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Arrington has not lost his game, the guy is the Jevon Kearse of LBs.
Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.
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Arrington is a better name than football player. Not a guy I would likely go after because his demands far exceed his output.
Please explain to me how so?
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Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.
Why would one of the TOP defenses in the leauge hold him back??
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Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.
I think the word on him, was Maverick... a little too much of a playmaker, which led him to finding himself out of position, and putting his team mates in bad situations.....

If he does come to Houston, I hope he comes with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove people wrong........
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Please explain to me how so?
To be the most dominate player in the league, you actually have to play regularly. Playing within the scheme is a part of the deal. Arrington does not and is far enough in his career where I don't want to banking on him all of a sudden becoming a disciplined enough player.
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I think the word on him, was Maverick... a little too much of a playmaker, which led him to finding himself out of position, and putting his team mates in bad situations.....

If he does come to Houston, I hope he comes with a chip on his shoulder, ready to prove people wrong........

I believe he will come with a chip on his shoulder. The dude has a nasty attittude on the field and you said it he is a playmaker. Would love to have him here. Only time will tell.
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Arrington has lost nothing. He was being held back in Washington. He is THE most dominant LB in the NFL.
I like Arrington and I hope our team pursues him ...but you guys are laying it on a lil thick.

He's had two knee surgeries ...he lost his starting job ...he only played 4 games in '04 ...last year he only had 1 sack and 1 interception.

I don't know about THE most dominant but playing here would definitely give him an opportunity to re-invent himself.

My favorite thing about the guy is that he actually "dated" Serena Williams! I say sign the guy on that stat alone, lol.
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Arrington is an amazing player, but he likes to freelance to much and blows assignments. He is a great passrusher and does cover a lot of ground. Even though he is an OLB, could he play MLB? Didn't he play MLB in college?
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I have to agree with most said above about Arrington.

Amazing athlete. Could be in the mix for comeback player of the year if he returns to old form.

Problem is you have to build your defense around is lack of discipline to play within the scheme. He's the kind of player that makes Reverses look great b/c he didn't stay at home on the backside but could come free on a freelance blitz sack the qb cause a fumble scoop it up and score.

Gotta take the good with the bad. Question is ....will it be more good than bad?
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Sorry everyone, I put spaces in the paragraph, but it didn't come off that way. As for Arrington being a maverick, always has been, but some coaches don't know how to use his talent. He's like a LT. Let him make plays. The leauge will alow a guy on offense to do it, let this guy roam within a defensive scheme and do his thing. Joe Paterno didn't want to play him, because he was too athletically gifted and Arrington became frustrated. This came from the words of another PSU linebacker.....Brandon Short.
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