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Old 09-24-2007   #21
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Default Running Back System

I think the running game, like the passing game, has been created to not need a substantial presence from the o-line. Green and Dayne, when they have looked good, have made holes where holes did not exist.

Now granted, I have seen some new blocking schemes that are helping Green out. Pitts bulldozing inside for Green was very successful in the first two games. But I think in the end, the Texans run game is based on two backs who are used to pushing defensive linemen around. So when you take out those two guys, it doesn't matter who is replacing them - the running back is going to struggle.

If the Texans are going to look into drafting a running back, then they don't need to look for the top-tier running backs behind the elite line. They need to look for the big bruiser-type backs who ram through defensive lines. This is what the system is based on.
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Default Re: Running Back System

I don't think that is what the O-line blocking scheme is based on as you say, but it may be all that this O-line is currently capable of doing.
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Darius Walker, he's on the practice squad.
Probably not after this week.
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Default Re: Running Game?

After Green left the game for the last time (after the direct snap), the team handed off to Cook, then Gado, then Cook three more times. That concluded the first half. If Cook is that much better than Gado at tailback, we should have kept Lundy, or Walker, or Bob from Accountemps. If you're a 3rd string RB and you don't get the carries when the first two go down, then why the hell are you even on the depth chart?
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If the Texans are going to look into drafting a running back, then they don't need to look for the top-tier running backs behind the elite line. They need to look for the big bruiser-type backs who ram through defensive lines. This is what the system is based on.
I don't agree with this. Ahman Green isn't a big bruiser back. I think we actually need a really fast back who can explode through the holes before they close and get to the second level. Hopefully Darius Walker can get a chance to show his skills because I think he has a lot of potential and offers a lot more than Gado.
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Default Re: Running Game?

The Texans need a speed back badly. We already have enough guys that can run forward and fall over for 3 yards.

Slaton would be the perfect back for the system, but I doubt he will fall that far.
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The Texans need a speed back badly. We already have enough guys that can run forward and fall over for 3 yards.

Slaton would be the perfect back for the system, but I doubt he will fall that far.
You never know. Running backs have fallen big time in the past and it wouldn't surprise me if Steve Slaton or Felix Jones fell to us (where ever we are).
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Default Re: Running Game?

I guess Rick Smith could stand pat & wait til the offseason to address RB again via draft or FA. by the way Michael Turner is due to be an unrestricted free agent & you know San Diego is'nt going to re-sign him to #1 RB money with LT on the roster. I would expect them to be in the market to get what they can for him now before he walks. If the Texans could come to an agreement with the Chargers & Turner on a contract extension its entirely possible. keep posted you heard it here first
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Should be interesting to see what happens next week. Kubiak in today's presser said that the running game would be a point of emphasis this week.
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Default RBs for Week 4

So is this how I'm seeing this

Green--Day to Day but most likely being sat this week. Questionable.

HoHo Dayne--Could have played last week but sat and should be starting or getting a load this week

Gado--Will play but can't believe we have to..may start but probably just splitting carries

Darius--Left on practice squad because of Dayne

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Default Re: RBs for Week 4

Dont forget our secret weapon, Jameel Cook
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Dont forget our secret weapon, Jameel Cook
Exactly...emergency.
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Anyone else wish we had Lundy right now?
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Nope

Having air back there is better than Wali Lundy
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Having air back there is better than Wali Lundy
Lundy v. Walker, I take Lundy. I know what I am getting.
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Next year's draft is loaded with running backs

Darren McFadden
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Felix Jones
Ray Rice
Mike Hart
True, True. Althrough Mike Hart plays for that team up North he and McFadden are very very good picks.
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Anyone else wish we had Lundy right now?
Yes. I said to you before that cutting Lundy was a bad move.

I still do not see why we do not run more I-Form running plays....anyone?
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So is this how I'm seeing this

Green--Day to Day but most likely being sat this week. Questionable.

HoHo Dayne--Could have played last week but sat and should be starting or getting a load this week

Gado--Will play but can't believe we have to..may start but probably just splitting carries

Darius--Left on practice squad because of Dayne

That it?
per: www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl

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Texans | Green expected to play Week 4
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:06:05 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ahman Green (knee) is expected to play Week 4.


Texans | Dayne will likely play Week 4
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:05:46 -0700

Megan Manfull, of the Housotn Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Ron Dayne (ribs) should practice this week and will likely play Week 4.
Looks like all the RBs will be playing this weekend.
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I'd rather sit them against ATL than have them injured against Tenn.
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Lundy v. Walker, I take Lundy. I know what I am getting.
A running back that can't out run a DT?

There is a reason no one bothered to pick him up
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