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Old 04-19-2005   #1
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Default Can our past problems be remedied by one player in this draft?

Upon listening and reading to the pundits as well as taking in the banter here on the boards, I think it is clear that our true need is an offensive line unit to finally congeal and a defensive line unit to stay healthy. Everywhere else you look there is talent on this team, but the synergy and health of each line must be there next year to allow the coaches to loosen up the reins on these assets.

With that said there are question marks all over the place on who we should draft whether it be by need or BPA. As a fomer collegiate basketball coach we always wanted to draft players we thought of as winners or gym rats. Many times nice guys need not apply depending upon the composition of the team. It is in this line of thinking that I belive we need to look at guys that are called upon to do whatever it takes given the athletic abiltity that they possess such as the PacMan Jones, Matt Jones, Thomas Davis, Odell Thurman, etc of the world. These guys are athletes, played multiple sports and could be plug and play in different positions.

If there is no sure fire need or someone who can come in right away and be a stud, ala AJ and DRob, at WR, RB or LB this year then I think we need to look at guys who give us value right away on and off the field. But then again I would like to see Benson, the guy always gets you more yards after the tackle. BTW I have been a huge proponent for D Davis the last couple of years, although I belive he has been a detriment to Carr's development as David always looks for the dump off.
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This is the only big time sport with 22 players on the field at once. That is one reason building a football team is different than building a basketball team or baseball team. It just takes a while to find 22 positional starters and 22 quality reserves. One guy won't impact a team too much. Every little bit helps and you have to find good folks where you can. Also, I don't see our first three years as problematic. We were an expansion team.
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Problmeatic may not be the operable word, maybe growing pains is a better description. However, any new venture will have challenges along the way.

I guess my point is that Multi skilled players will help offset the lack of depth given our track record of injuries. The Patriots are the poster child for this last year.
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Im not so sure that any one player can come in and make the Texans Instant Contenders but if there is one position that could change the way teams defend the Texans i think its TE . As it stands now they tip their hand by the personel they have on the field .... Billy Miller steps onto the field and it SCREAMS of Pass , Mark Bruener and it SCREAMS of a run .

The Texans seem to think that Joppru is the answer but in two full seasons he has yet to play a single regular season down .
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