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Old 03-05-2005   #1
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Lightbulb J.J. Arrington

Since we need another back, i say we stick with Wells for now and meanwhile draft and develop J.J. Arrington out of California using our 4th round pick perhaps.

J.J. Arrington- great lower body strength and explosive upfield runner, and good reciever coming out of the backfield. 1,845 yards and 14 touchdowns. Lack of experience may knock him down to 3/4th round. 5'10" 215 po8nds and ran an unoffical 40 of 4.51

He seems like an eventually perfect compliment to DD, and not costing us a too much of a high pick. He can do virtually everything DD can, and with experience can come into the game and keep the same pace going while DD gets a quick breather.
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Arrington would be too much a mirror image of what we already have. What we need is a complementary back.
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Mirror images aren't all that bad.... take a look at Pittsburgh for example. They use two powerbacks, and still had a dominating run game.

If JJ can do everything DD can do, it means that when he comes into the game, defense can't cheat and change attack plans..... they'll have to deal with JJ like DD, except JJ is more fresh..... and that a refreshed DD will come back in later....

Besides, by not using powerbacks, we can use a lot more multiple receiver sets than double TE sets and really stretch the field without having to go to "obvious" formations.

Don't look at it as being unable to go from a jab to an uppercut. Look at it as a relentless fury of jabs.

[however, I wouldn't mind having a powerback..... it would be nice to watch a Texan run over people! ]
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JJ wont last till the 4th round, he will go in the second, he is supposedly had a great workout at the combine rising his stock... so i wouldnt be suprised if he is late first early second... no way he is there in the 4th
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I really dont see JJ lasting till the 3rd, I think that wiht his speed and upside he will be a mid top late second rounder, but maybe thats just me.
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Why dont we let the RBs we have play and develop. The are all young and still learing and getting better. I dont like the idea of us drafting another RB.
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What else will we do with our picks? Draft 7 extra kickers?

I agree that letting our current backs develop is a good idea, but it never hurts to have extra depth at the position. After all, we'll never know if Hollings can stay healthy or Wells can advance past being a 3 ypc back.
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Why dont we let the RBs we have play and develop. The are all young and still learing and getting better. I dont like the idea of us drafting another RB.
Very very true.
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Well if Hollings never gets any carries whats the point? He could be in the best shape of his life but he doesnt get to show it. Wells is getting better every year and continues to develop. If we draft another RB that means less carries for DD, Wells, and even fewer for Hollings. Let us just WAIT!
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Well if Hollings never gets any carries whats the point? He could be in the best shape of his life but he doesnt get to show it. Wells is getting better every year and continues to develop. If we draft another RB that means less carries for DD, Wells, and even fewer for Hollings. Let us just WAIT!
Agreed, I've been preaching more reps for Hollings since we got him in the Supp.
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The toss around the corner and getting him outside is his play. I hate when they run that with wells because Hollings has the speed to break it around. He is our highest drafted RB and he gets the least carries, doesnt make sense to me!
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I agree Hollings has speed on the outside. I think Capers limits his playing time due to his illness.
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There were a few times last season when Hollings was scheduled to get playing time.. and one or two times he was scheduled to start.. and it never happened. Why? cause every single time he got injured somehow before he took the field.
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Plus he has suffered from fumblitis. He hasn't had many carries, which really hurts his carry to fumble ration. Capers appears to be unforgiving when it comes to fumbles. You fumble once, and you sit on the bench. If Tiki Barber were a Texan he never would have had the tremendous season like 2004 because Capers would have placed him on 3rd string or traded him after all the fumbles in the NFC Championship game against Philly in 2003. It appears that Capers is more demanding of the running back than he is of the quarterbacks. Just think if he were to bench Carr every time he threw an interception or fumbled the ball.
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I dont mind Capers getting upset about fumbles, they are inexcusable. Eventually though you need to give a player another chance. I guess Hollings hasnt show determination at practice or something, which is a shame.
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Plus he has suffered from fumblitis. He hasn't had many carries, which really hurts his carry to fumble ration. Capers appears to be unforgiving when it comes to fumbles. You fumble once, and you sit on the bench. If Tiki Barber were a Texan he never would have had the tremendous season like 2004 because Capers would have placed him on 3rd string or traded him after all the fumbles in the NFC Championship game against Philly in 2003. It appears that Capers is more demanding of the running back than he is of the quarterbacks. Just think if he were to bench Carr every time he threw an interception or fumbled the ball.

Benching a RB for fumbles is much different, RBs are much more interchangable than putting Banks or Ragone in everytime one of the QBs has a turnover.
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I agree there is more depth at RB than QB, but I disagree with immediately benching a RB for a fumble. It seems that Capers has a lower tolerance to RB mistakes than to mistakes by other positions. Then again there is a reason he is coaching in the NFL and I am not.
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its a running backs job to run the ball and hold on to that football, hollings was thought to be one of the smartest moves the Texans did, but you got to remember that hollings went down in college to an injury, and had surgery... now two years removed, he still suffers from nagging injuries, and has trouble holding onto the ball... you preach more reps, but more reps might just turn into more fumbles, and i for one would like to see the Texans win turnover battles in each game, since that is a big factor in winning games
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Agreed. But Carr still can't read defenses, fails to see the receiver mismatch, panics and dumps the ball off to DD or worse turns the ball over; yet, Capers still has confidence in him. The coaching staff needs to get tougher on him too.
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Carr is different..... everyone can argue his oline was useless last year, or that he had no one but DD to go to when Dre was double covered. Hey, when you get sacked 150 times in 3 years, having people getting tougher on you is the last thing you need to improve your skills.
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