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Old 08-21-2004   #1
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With the score 31-3, why did the Texans coaches keep Hollings in the game. Our number one running back is out with what is kind of a mysterious injury. Why would they leave our potential #1 back in for so long. He got his clock rung a few plays before they finally took him out. It was a short pass play with two defensive players converging. Don't remember if it was Banks or Ragone, but whichever, a pass that should have never been thrown into that kind of coverage

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Not much else to go to as far as RB's. Agree it was an incorrect call, and it was Ragone.
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If he's healthy enough to play, he needs to play. The Texans still don't know what they have with Hollings. He needs as much time on the field as anybody. If he gets hurt, better it be in the pre-season so you have time to fill the vacancy before the season starts.
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He had to! The other guys that were available have been here for less than a week. You just don't throw them in there having no clue who to block.

Davis, Wells, Anderson....all hurt.
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I don't know if I am in the minority, but Hollings sure seems unimpressive. If he's not fumbling, he is running straight ahead and leaning on D-linemen. He looks like as faster Wells.
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I don't know if I am in the minority, but Hollings sure seems unimpressive. If he's not fumbling, he is running straight ahead and leaning on D-linemen. He looks like as faster Wells.
For the last time. THERE WERE NO HOLES FOR HIM TO RUN THROUGH!!!! They just showed a couple of running plays on ABC 13. No Holes...
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Boxscore was so observent he can't even spell the man's name right. Am I supposed to take critism seriousely when he can't spell the man's name right after a year and a half. :hehe:
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so you're saying that there's NEVER been any holes for him? against a 3rd string defense? C'mon!
4 Games total as a RB before getting hurt in college. Uconn, Vandy, Kentucky and one other Syracuse I think is his only RB experience. We're paying this guy a lot of money to LEARN how to do his job. More that DD. There are plenty of wavier wire backs better than Hollings for half the price.
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Boxscore was so observent he can't even spell the man's name right. Am I supposed to take critism seriousely when he can't spell the man's name right after a year and a half.
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If he's healthy enough to play, he needs to play. The Texans still don't know what they have with Hollings. He needs as much time on the field as anybody. If he gets hurt, better it be in the pre-season so you have time to fill the vacancy before the season starts.
Fill the vacancy with what??? If there were any good running backs floating around the Dophins would not be relying on Travis Minor going into the season. Look at what we signed this week: a furniture saleman and a guy from the dakotas.


Late in 3rd or early in the 4th Hollings is not providing anything. Bad move by Capers.
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Where's all the Mack love that everybody had last year? Is he signed anywhere?
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Fill the vacancy with what??? If there were good running back floating around the Dophins would no be relying on Travis Minor going into the season.

Late in 3rd or early in the 4th Hollings is not providing anything. Bad move my Capers.
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Fill the vacancy with what??? If there were any good running backs floating around the Dophins would not be relying on Travis Minor going into the season. Look at what we signed this week: a furniture saleman and a guy from the dakotas.


Late in 3rd or early in the 4th Hollings is not providing anything. Bad move my Capers.
Free agent, make a trade, doesn't matter. I'm not talking about finding somebody that can start...they already have that.

And again, you don't know what you have with Hollings yet. What's the point of saving him for the season if he's not good enough to be the back-up in the first place. And there's only one way you're going to find that out.
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Free agent, make a trade, doesn't matter. I'm not talking about finding somebody that can start...they already have that. . .
The Texans arent going to give Davis 20+ carries a game. They have already stated that. They said that Hollings will get 10-15 carries a game and Davis will get around 15 carries a game so that means the Texans have already seen something in Hollings to state that he would carry half the load so there was no reason to play him....
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Hmm, the way you describe it it sounds like you're saying DD and Hollings will split carries. The way I understood it was Davis will get more along the lines of 20 carries to Hollings 10. Davis is clearly the starter in my eyes, whereas Hollings is more of the "spell Davis for a play and get back on the bench until trash time" back this season.
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Boxscore was so observent he can't even spell the man's name right. Am I supposed to take critism seriousely when he can't spell the man's name right after a year and a half.

Porky, I have always respected your comments. For the record, I corrected a one-character mistake. What makes you the Holy Roller of etiquette! All I am posting is a concern for the well being of our team and you are being like a little old lady teacher correcting grammar.

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Boxscore was so observent he can't even spell the man's name right. Am I supposed to take critism seriousely when he can't spell the man's name right after a year and a half.
By the way Porky the correct spelling of what you mispelled is Criticism

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The Texans arent going to give Davis 20+ carries a game. They have already stated that. They said that Hollings will get 10-15 carries a game and Davis will get around 15 carries a game so that means the Texans have already seen something in Hollings to state that he would carry half the load so there was no reason to play him....
If they do that (basically split the carries between Davis and Hollings), then the coaching staff needs to be replaced. But I think there's going to be a difference between what they say and what they do.
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The Texans need two starting-quality RB's for several reasons.

1. Running backs get injured frequently in the NFL.
2. Davis hasn't proved he can play a full season at any level without getting injured.
3. You want to split carries to some extent to keep the starter fresh. If there is a significant drop off when the second stringer is in the game, the defense won't need to defend against the run and can tee off on the QB.
4. A team coached by Dom Capers is going to emphasize the run and have more running plays than the NFL average.
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Chronic reported today that Hollings has a bruised rib, negatives on the x-rays.

We'll see what happens this coming week when they start their game planning and the starters begin to see more time.
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Hollings was the only back on the team that knew the plays. The Texans have had a tough time with injuries to RBs just as they had earlier in camp with TEs. It's always something.

I dogged Tony last week when people were praising him, so I'll give him some love this week. Hollings didn't fumble and he did a good job of picking up the blitz in Steeltown. Those are my biggest concerns about Tony. If he can keep getting the job done in those 2 areas, Hollings will be a productive player on this team.
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