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Old 02-06-2007   #1
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Just wanted to visit your boards and say hey. I'm not a Texans fan, but I do think your team is very interesting and has improved since 2005. Just wanted to give you guys props for that. I actually thought in 2005 you would make the playoffs after your 7-9 record the year before, but that didn't happen. I really enjoy watching Domanick Williams and Andre Johnson play too. I think they're really underrated players at their position.
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Just wanted to visit your boards and say hey. I'm not a Texans fan, but I do think your team is very interesting and has improved since 2005. Just wanted to give you guys props for that. I actually thought in 2005 you would make the playoffs after your 7-9 record the year before, but that didn't happen. I really enjoy watching Domanick Williams and Andre Johnson play too. I think they're really underrated players at their position.
How is Andre underrated? He's first team All Pro.
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How is Andre underrated? He's first team All Pro.
Indeed he is all pro but that would suprise a lot of people.

I bet if you were to ask Joe Sportsfan who the premier receivers in the NFL were you would get a whole lot of names before they came out with Andre Johnson.
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Just wanted to visit your boards and say hey. I'm not a Texans fan, but I do think your team is very interesting and has improved since 2005. Just wanted to give you guys props for that. I actually thought in 2005 you would make the playoffs after your 7-9 record the year before, but that didn't happen. I really enjoy watching Domanick Williams and Andre Johnson play too. I think they're really underrated players at their position.
Nice post. Thanks for the kind words. What would you think of Carr/Williams/Johnson(Travis) for Frank Gore?
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Good to see SOMEONE out there appreciates D. Williams, since Texans fans dont. He's an exciting player to watch. He'll be back this upcoming season, i just hope he can shake the rust off fast and the texans can get off to a good start.
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Good to see SOMEONE out there appreciates D. Williams, since Texans fans dont. He's an exciting player to watch. He'll be back this upcoming season, i just hope he can shake the rust off fast and the texans can get off to a good start.
Is that a little guitar or a big bong in the avatar???? DW will be lucky to make it out of TC. It would be nice, but I'm not going to waste the emotional energy of being hopeful about it.
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It's time to move on....

DW, even if healthy enough to play next year, would still not instill enough confidence in me that he'd be able to be a feature back in the NFL. The guy is coming off of a whole year on the IR. Not really the kind of guy I'd pin my hopes on. JMO.
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I think it's amazing how Frank Gore had a standout year.

And the person to thank for that? Moran Norris, a beloved former Houston Texan. I sure do miss that guy, and have no idea what we saw in Jameel Cook instead.
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Is that a little guitar or a big bong in the avatar???? DW will be lucky to make it out of TC. It would be nice, but I'm not going to waste the emotional energy of being hopeful about it.
HAHA its a guitar, and by the way there was a guy on the 78-79 steelers team who was a RB, he was out for 2 years before coming back from an injury he got in some war. He then helped the steelers win the superbowl. He was a RB. I saw it on NFL network anyways my point is that people do recover from injuries and they can come back and make an impact.
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HAHA its a guitar, and by the way there was a guy on the 78-79 steelers team who was a RB, he was out for 2 years before coming back from an injury he got in some war. He then helped the steelers win the superbowl. He was a RB. I saw it on NFL network anyways my point is that people do recover from injuries and they can come back and make an impact.
His name is Rocky Bliar. One heck of a RB. The war was Vietnam. DW is NOT Rocky Bliar. DW doesn't like to play nicked up. Never has, never will.
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HAHA its a guitar, and by the way there was a guy on the 78-79 steelers team who was a RB, he was out for 2 years before coming back from an injury he got in some war. He then helped the steelers win the superbowl. He was a RB. I saw it on NFL network anyways my point is that people do recover from injuries and they can come back and make an impact.
Vauge analogies aside, DW is not coming back. I'm not familiar who you are comparing DW to or what his injury was but degenerative cartiledge is a chronic problem, not something that heals or lessens over time. To the contrary, DW's injury will only worsen, especially given the implications of a full NFL season's workload. If he was not able to practice consecutive days on his knee last season, he will not be able to this season or any season in the future.
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How is Andre underrated? He's first team All Pro.

Actually he is not first team All Pro. He was snubbed in favor of Chad Johnson, but your point remains the same he is getting due recognition at this point in his short career.

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How is Andre underrated? He's first team All Pro.
And we should be a little nicer to visitors who are NOT slamming our team. .

My aplogies to the indiviual who started this thread.
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I think it's amazing how Frank Gore had a standout year.

And the person to thank for that? Moran Norris, a beloved former Houston Texan. I sure do miss that guy, and have no idea what we saw in Jameel Cook instead.
Not to worry Vonta Leach seems to be a very suitable option atFB AND he can catch too. Norris had some issues there. I liked him though. I'm glad he's helping a good running game flourish.
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How is Andre underrated? He's first team All Pro.
QB75, I think Bluestars meant that as a compliment about Andre being Underated as his own personal view....Thanks for the nice words Bluestars..
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Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed watching Domanick, too - but his career seems to be over. And I agree about AJ being underrated - national fans don't think much about him and, IMO, he's capable of even more than he's shown (with the right offense).

Like some of the others here - I'm jealous that your team has Moran Norris now. He was a really solid player for us for a few years and obviously has had a similar or greater impact on your team this year.
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I think it's amazing how Frank Gore had a standout year.

And the person to thank for that? Moran Norris, a beloved former Houston Texan. I sure do miss that guy, and have no idea what we saw in Jameel Cook instead.
First off just wanted to say, with a nice, solid draft, I think you guys have the potential to improve next season and get further into that rebuilding process. In fact, I'd say the Texans remind me a little of the 49ers, that they aren't going out chucking big bucks at any FA and going for the quick fix, but rather laying the foundation first.

But just a couple questions, was Moran Norris cut, or did his contract expire and Houston just didn't re-sign him? Anyway, about Norris, were you guys really bummed when he left, or are people just hopping on the bandwagon after he had an excellent season of paving way for Frank Gore?

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A lot of us were not happy about losing Norris, and I say that having not even known what he did or for whom this year. However, Vonta Leach seems to be the answer to replacing him, so it worked out well enough. We used Cook to replace Norris most of this last year and that just wasn't good enough.

Norris didn't have the pass catching ability that Kubiak looks for in a fullback, but he could sure run block. Leach appears to be a happy medium, if not more than that.
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But just a question, was Moran Norris cut, or did his contract expire and Houston just didn't re-sign him? Anyway, about Norris, were you guys really bummed when he left, or are people just hopping on the bandwagon after he had an excellent season of paving way for Frank Gore?
if i remember right we opted not to re-sign him, but hopefully someone else with a real memory will confirm or deny. i wasnt (am not) a norris fan, but we had many who were disappointed when he left. several folks around here touted him as an outstanding blocker and i'm sure they'll stick by that ... especially after gore & DD/DW's performances.
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Anyway, about Norris, were you guys really bummed when he left, or are people just hopping on the bandwagon after he had an excellent season of paving way for Frank Gore?
Norris was well-liked amongst Texan fans. We had a good running game while he was here.
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