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Old 06-02-2006   #1
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why does kubiak want another running back when we already have 4...we have our best runner in DD, then you have 3rd down back in Antwion Smith, you have a good speed guy in Morency which i think kubiak is trying to get rid of him and we got a solid looking rookie in Wali Lundy, why should there be any speculation between our backs?
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why does kubiak want another running back when we already have 4...we have our best runner in DD, then you have 3rd down back in Antwion Smith, you have a good speed guy in Morency which i think kubiak is trying to get rid of him and we got a solid looking rookie in Wali Lundy, why should there be any speculation between our backs?
Simply because we might get one that is better than one of the four listed.
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why does kubiak want another running back when we already have 4...we have our best runner in DD, then you have 3rd down back in Antwion Smith, you have a good speed guy in Morency which i think kubiak is trying to get rid of him and we got a solid looking rookie in Wali Lundy, why should there be any speculation between our backs?
1. DD's health is in question entering the season
2. Antwain Smith has never been explosive, but is a nice backup in a pinch. Not to mention he is old and might break down if pressed into full duty.
3. Morency is too much of an East-West runner and they want someone that makes one move then heads North. He also is rather green.
4. Lundy is a rookie

That is why they want Bennett.
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1. DD's health is in question entering the season
2. Antwain Smith has never been explosive, but is a nice backup in a pinch. Not to mention he is old and might break down if pressed into full duty.
3. Morency is too much of an East-West runner and they want someone that makes one move then heads North. He also is rather green.
4. Lundy is a rookie

That is why they want Bennett.
Agree, but I'd add...Kubes wants maximum competition in camp. He wants guys fighting for time and showing they want it more. The more experience and talent he can add to the pool the tougher the comp and the better for our team. That's why we're looking at Jamel and Gordon.
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why does kubiak want another running back when we already have 4...we have our best runner in DD, then you have 3rd down back in Antwion Smith, you have a good speed guy in Morency which i think kubiak is trying to get rid of him and we got a solid looking rookie in Wali Lundy, why should there be any speculation between our backs?
Especially when he decided not to bring back Wells. You add in the mysterious waiving of Ragone and you have to wonder about this guy. Seriously.
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He's shaking things up.. like somebody said adding much needed competition to the position..

DD is a injury waiting to happen and if he goes down who's up next?? Smith we'll he's too old to be tryin to carry a full load in my opinion next.. Morency I like this guy but I dont know if he fits our system..next Lundy he's a rook and never really carried a full load at Virgina and has a injury history as well.. Gordon is a big strong tough runner with good speed (not great but good).. White is a strong runner as well.. Bennett is a great back but has injury written all over him.. so in my opinion I dont know if have a person yet could step up if DD goes down..
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Simple Answer Michael Bennett.

Hes very quick, I feel he can have a fresh start in Houston and I think that he will fit the 2 running back system.

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T.J. Duckett-Warrick Dunn
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Willie Parker-Jerome Bettis (retired now)

Is it a coincidence that those teams are very successful.....
So I think that the pieces to the puzzle are finally fitting into place....
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Smith we'll he's too old to be tryin to carry a full load in my opinion.
Then why did they sign him? Remember, Wells did very well as a backup last year. When Davis was out, Wells did well as his sub. Isn't that all you should expect out of a backup RB?
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i think they signed smith as more of a relief is DD was to get hurt again.. then i dont think he would have what it takes to be the one leading off for our team..
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Dont forget..

Tatum Bell/Mike Anderson (AFC West Champs)
DeShaun Foster/Stephen Davis (They went to the super bowl not too long ago)
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i think they signed smith as more of a relief is DD was to get hurt again.. then i dont think he would have what it takes to be the one leading off for our team..
If Davis gets hurt and Smith is the #2 guy, then Smith becomes the #1 guy and is the one leading off for the team until Davis gets back.
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Tatum Bell/Mike Anderson (AFC West Champs)
DeShaun Foster/Stephen Davis (They went to the super bowl not too long ago)
Now, you aren't comparing the Texans RB situation with these guys, are you?
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If Davis gets hurt and Smith is the #2 guy, then Smith becomes the #1 guy and is the one leading off for the team until Davis gets back.
Actually, I would say that in this system, he is the primary #2 back. No matter what, I don't think he would be the guy getting more carries unless we're constantly in 3rd and short situations.
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Then why did they sign him? Remember, Wells did very well as a backup last year. When Davis was out, Wells did well as his sub. Isn't that all you should expect out
of a backup RB?
He will be a situational back. When we signed him we were not planning on using him incase DD got hurt, we planned on using him for short yardage situations.
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He will be a situational back. When we signed him we were not planning on using him incase DD got hurt, we planned on using him for short yardage situations.
Wait a minute now. Then who WERE they going to use if Davis got hurt? I believe Morency was demoted to #3. I do believe they are planning to use Smith as Davis's backup if he gets hurt. If not him, then who?
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Actually, I would say that in this system, he is the primary #2 back. No matter what, I don't think he would be the guy getting more carries unless we're constantly in 3rd and short situations.
That makes him the #1 back if Davis gets hurt.
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Wait a minute now. Then who WERE they going to use if Davis got hurt? I believe Morency was demoted to #3. I do believe they are planning to use Smith as Davis's backup if he gets hurt. If not him, then who?
The way I understand it, Morency backs up DD, and Lundy backs up Smith.
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The way I understand it, Morency backs up DD, and Lundy backs up Smith.
Like I said, I do believe Morency has been demoted.
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The way I understand it, Morency backs up DD, and Lundy backs up Smith.
Yeah, that's what I meant.
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This is how I see it as of now. Morency has probably fallen down like Bobo said because he has not fit the system very well so far and he has some work to do. I see it this way. Morency backs up Lundy who backs up DD. Smith gets the short yardage carries. That's why we need Bennett.
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