2018 Texans Player Transactions

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    Seriously, Barry was Above Average back on Below Average team, lol
     
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  2. mussop

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    Actually he was the best running back of all time
     
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  3. mussop

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    Edit, him and Walter Payton Were the two best running backs of all time.
     
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  4. Shishkabob

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    except Barry had plenty of sample size to know it wasn't a 1 off thing, 1 good return out of 10 isn't enough to determine whether he is good or bad
     
  5. infantrycak

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    He was joking with a parody of commentary often used against Sanders.
     
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  6. Shishkabob

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    ahh ok, sarcasm is hard to detect through text
     
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  7. Rich Schmidt

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    I just dont get this take this out of his stats and he averages x per game. Do we throw out the best game of everyone else? The average is the average. Now would I look at RB's available, heck yeah, but let's not fiddle with stats. I can prove our OL is fine if given a few caveats when I hunt stats. Like I could probably pull some bad quarters and bang

    We thought AP had an empty tank (or most the league did) and were wrong so kick tires. We are 6-3, keep improving the team
     
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    Is one big return out of 56 enough of a sample size to determine whether someone is good or bad?

    I don't think anybody is saying Carter is going to be the next Whiteshoes. The Texans weren't happy with the job Ervin had done in 3 years, they're trying something else. Pretty simple stuff here.
     
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  9. Texansphan

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    I think you're right.
    Ervin was "safe" fielding punts, but was never really threatening.
    His roster spot could be better filled with a more "versatile" type of player - like a #2 or #3 RB.
     
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  10. OptimisticTexan

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    ....and he did this playing for the Lions!!! Might've been interesting to see what he could've done in a 49's uniform.
     
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  11. CloakNNNdagger

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    Can we get keep this thread to completed 2018 player transactions?
     
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  12. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    Gonna give yourself a headache doc. :brickwall:
     
  13. steelbtexan

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    Ervin was signed to the Ravens PS.
     
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  14. Shishkabob

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    his value as a slot receiver, and thus Coutee insurance was more likely the case for his pick up than his skills as a returner is all I'm saying. He could be a great returner, but to me pointing our him averaging 2 yards more a return over Ervin despite having less than half the returns is illogical. Doesn't mean he can't or won't be better, but we have no evidence one way or the other as it stands
     
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    I made a point similar to that in the Ervin thread. He was kinda forced to take more offensive snaps due to all the injuries to where they ultimately used Joe Webb instead. Had to make a change as Ervin was giving you nothing elsewhere.

    Carter will be used the same way where his biggest contribution will be returns. Then as an emergency in the offense.
     
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  16. Insideop

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    Didn't mean to imply that Ferguson and Foreman were "like for like" or similar backs. Just trying to "connect the dots" as to why they signed Ferguson (a guy they cut from the PS in 2016) back on the PS now. Just seems odd to do it now when they are evaluating Foreman on his return from the PUP list. If Foreman does well then everything is OK. If not, then they may need some RB bodies stashed on the PS in case Miller or Blue get hurt. To me it's just a sign that maybe they aren't too confident in Foreman's return. JMO.
     
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  17. Shishkabob

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    because PS churns are normally just to get similar athletes to what you are playing against that week. Which is why I said maybe they did it to mimic Chris Thompson, but he appears to be out this week. Does Washington have another smaller, shifty, back that is a receiving threat? It could be insurance since they released Ervin, but i highly doubt it
     
  18. mussop

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    Jacoby all over again?
     
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  19. mussop

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    Imagine Walter Payton or Barry sanders running behind the Dallas Cowboys oline that Emmit Smith had.
     
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    Probably not
     

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