Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2008   #1
gtexan02
Working?
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boston
Age: 30
Posts: 15,605
Rep Power: 58645 gtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Ahman Green is the heir apparent to start.
Chris Brown is the next most accomplished guy on the squad, and he brings speed
Chris Taylor is a fan favorite, and a guy who had a lot of potential before he went down
Steve Slaton is our newest rookie
Mike Bell knows the system and comes from Denver

And then theres Darius Walker

The guy is understated. He's smart. He's a hard worker. He went undrafted, and he worked until he found a spot on the team. He wasn't getting any PT, but when he was called on, he produced.

He's not fast, but he's quick
He's not huge, but he's solid

He can run between the tackles, he can make defenders miss, and he's a great receiver out of the backfield.

In only 4 games last year, he averaged over 4.6 ypc
He ran for 264 yards and a td
He caught 13 passes for 81 yards

He put up these numbers against the #2, #3, #12, and #19 defense

He never put the ball on the ground

He's having a great camp


So I say, why not keep him around? He is the ONLY player on the Texans with NFL experience who isn't coming off a serious injury.

I really like Walker, and I hope he is a Texan this year
__________________
Drinking the kool aid
gtexan02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #2
Polo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I said it a long time ago, and I'll say it again...

D-Walk is probably going to make this roster...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #3
Andrew6
Site Contributor
 
Andrew6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: League City
Age: 33
Posts: 3,092
Rep Power: 4661 Andrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respectedAndrew6 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

didn't know we were getting rid of Darius "the KLINGON" Walker
__________________
Daily Thought:
SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKYS. NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.
Andrew6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #4
gtexan02
Working?
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boston
Age: 30
Posts: 15,605
Rep Power: 58645 gtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respectedgtexan02 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew6 View Post
didn't know we were getting rid of Darius "the KLINGON" Walker
Hopefully we aren't, but I'd say over half the board seems to believe he's not going to make the roster
__________________
Drinking the kool aid
gtexan02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #5
Toro59
Rookie
 
Toro59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 59
Rep Power: 7 Toro59 is a team player
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I like him alot. I really hope they keep him around. He's the only running back with out an injury history. Hope it stays that way.

I think Darius wants it more than any other back we have.
Toro59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #6
valleytexfan
Hall of Fame
 
valleytexfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley, TX
Posts: 1,148
Rep Power: 275 valleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respectedvalleytexfan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Same here...besides Steve Slaton, I'm really excited about Darius Walker. He definitely showed some flashes last year...he's not spectacular at any particular phase, but he's just a good runner who gets yards. And he's a good kid, too.
valleytexfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #7
TexanSam
Hall of Fame
 
TexanSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Age: 27
Posts: 17,071
Rep Power: 29758 TexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I think our RB situation is going to be like our WR situation was last year. Going into the season we weren't sure who was going to be the #2 WR. We weren't even sure how good our wideout corps would be. We had Kevin Walter who we traded for a late round draft pick. We had Andre Davis who was trying to get his career back on track. And we had Jacoby Jones, a rookie. I was kind of skeptical about how it would work out, but Walter and Davis did good things last year and now we all feel pretty confident about our WR corps.

I think the RB situation this year will be the same. We have Chris Taylor, Darius Walker and Steve Slaton who are all unproven. We also have an aging Ahman Green and an injury prone back in Chris Brown. I think whichever 4 (or however many) make the team, one of them will step up and take over the starters role and make the team and fans feel more confident in our running game. Of course we've had a musical chairs of running backs for a few years now so it may not be any different this year. I just think somebody will step up this year.
__________________

Thanks to Premier
TexanSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 07-31-2008   #8
Hervoyel
The Right Track
 
Hervoyel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 49
Posts: 14,665
Rep Power: 247537 Hervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respectedHervoyel is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Keep the best backs we have no matter who they are. That's all I ask. I have no favorites, I have no preferences. Best four running backs make the team and lets get started.
__________________
A wise man once said "...well at this point it's all been hashed out and you either see it or don't. Hoping for a win next week" - HTown2ATX
Hervoyel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #9
alphajoker
Hall of Fame
 
alphajoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,552
Rep Power: 4560 alphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respectedalphajoker is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew6 View Post
didn't know we were getting rid of Darius "the KLINGON" Walker
He ain't got no forehead...he got a fivehead! Seriously though, I think he makes the team and is a big contributer this year.
alphajoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #10
New_Texans
All Pro
 
New_Texans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Age: 25
Posts: 672
Rep Power: 29 New_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respectedNew_Texans is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew6 View Post
didn't know we were getting rid of Darius "the KLINGON" Walker

awesome im not the only one who thinks he looks like a Klingon.
__________________
Amobi wan Jacoby
New_Texans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #11
ubecool454
Hall of Fame
 
ubecool454's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,422
Rep Power: 1157 ubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respectedubecool454 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

If Slaton stays healthy I don't think I will be worried about if Walker made the team or not. Walker did take advantage of the opportunity when his number was called but, he ain't Steve Slaton.:mshadows:
ubecool454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #12
euro-Texan
All Pro
 
euro-Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Glynco, GA
Age: 41
Posts: 954
Rep Power: 1542 euro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedeuro-Texan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I doubt he'll make the cut, but I like him an think he has potential. The truth is that if he makes the cut and isnt another DD, it only means we still have problems. IMO the better teams with running games arn't too worried about their 4th best backs...
__________________
Houston: a sleepy little one horse small market town. Screw ESPiN!
euro-Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #13
Arky
Veteran
 
Arky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 2327 Arky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I think if they cut him (Walker) with the intent of stashing him on the practice squad, he won't make it - I think somebody will snatch him up. Might not be what is best for the Texans but might be what's best for Darius Walker....
Arky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2008   #14
Specnatz
Site Contributor
 
Specnatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,620
Rep Power: 3240 Specnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

As a ND fan I have watched D Walker's career since his freshman year in college and I fully understand his weaknesses and his strengths. In this type of system I think he can have some success and be the secondary rb who gives the primary rb a spell and does a lot of psoitives for the team. He will not wow anyone but he will always run forward. He blocks decently enough and can catch out of the backfield.
__________________
The Invisible Poster!
Cynic at work, do not mind me; move along nothing to see here!
Specnatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #15
Pantherstang84
@rolisrgti06
 
Pantherstang84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,201
Rep Power: 6022 Pantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respectedPantherstang84 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via MSN to Pantherstang84
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Smith and Kubes are trying to build a young team that will be around. Threfore, I think Walker stays and Brown is on the bubble. You can't make the team in the training room. I would love to see some footage of Slaton running between the tackles. The only clips I've seen of him in a Texans uniform show him going to the edge. In my opinion, Slaton gets filed into the Reggie Bush bucket until I see otherwise.

RB

Green
Walker
Bell
Slaton

FB

Leach
Taylor
Pantherstang84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #16
Goldensilence
hipster elite
 
Goldensilence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Austin
Age: 32
Posts: 5,143
Rep Power: 13669 Goldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respectedGoldensilence is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

I think that fourth spot is a battle between Taylor, Walker and now Bell. The fact Taylor is being asked to take reps at FB to me says trouble for him.

I'll be pulling for Walker.
Goldensilence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #17
DoCRoN
Veteran
 
DoCRoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Conroe, TX
Section: 608!!
Age: 37
Posts: 412
Rep Power: 1328 DoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respectedDoCRoN is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldensilence View Post
The fact Taylor is being asked to take reps at FB to me says trouble for him.
I think the fact that Taylor is being asked to take reps at FB says trouble for Cook. Kubes has always liked Taylor, and now FB & ST are 2 more uses for him. I think (hope) it adds value to Taylor & he's a part of the 53.
__________________
...
DoCRoN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #18
Polo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arky View Post
I think if they cut him (Walker) with the intent of stashing him on the practice squad, he won't make it - I think somebody will snatch him up. Might not be what is best for the Texans but might be what's best for Darius Walker....

No one snatched him up last year
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #19
HOU-TEX 
Ah, Football!
 
HOU-TEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: P-land
Age: 43
Posts: 15,400
Rep Power: 104642 HOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respectedHOU-TEX is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polo View Post
No one snatched him up last year
That was before he stepped foot on an NFL field.

Either way, I think he's got a chance to stay on the PS because of all the veteran RB's that are looking for jobs now. Plus those who might get cut soon.

__________________
Kubiak: "They’re battling their tail off." Translation: They suck.
HOU-TEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008   #20
Arky
Veteran
 
Arky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 226
Rep Power: 2327 Arky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respectedArky is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: My petition for keeping Darius Walker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polo View Post
No one snatched him up last year
4.6 yds/carry can change things...
Arky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger