Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by TEXANS84, Mar 17, 2005.
Good news to hear.
I was glad to read that on the main page of houstontexans.com. I'm glad Banks is back, the Texans are in great shape at QB with Carr and Banks.
Glad to have him back... just hope he's cool with returning to his role considering there was discussion (I thought) that he wanted to go be a starter. Guess with the other QB's jumping around... not much room out there.
Teams with QB situations basically did not offer him the opportunity. I did not see anyone actually bring in him on the other boards or rumor sites that I go to .
Having a capable backup is key to getting to the playoffs... look at the jets pennington gets hurt and quincy carter comes in a wins 2 of 3.. not to bad glad to see him back
yeah its good to have tony back, i mean what if carr had went down in the first round of the play offs, would ya rather have ragone or tony in the game ???
ragones in nfl europe
The NFL Europe season is over before training camp starts. Basically it means the players miss the spring mini-camps and off-season fitness program. This is why you don't see the Texans sending rookies, particularly 1st day rookies, over there, because they would rather have them learning the Texans' system and in the Texans' fitness program. Ragone and Symmons have been through that so now they have been sent for experience.
Tesaturdy is still out there isnt he? We coulda got him!
Banks is functional and does not cost overly much. We have Carr who is tough as nails so we need a QB that can just hold the fort till he gets back. Lord forbid something happening to CArr.
But Testaturdy lead the Plowboys to a 6-10 season last year! :woot
due to Testaverde's age and tenure his base salary is higher than a Banks. So we do not need to spend for someone who can lose a game for us anyway. We just need a brace for the damn not the whole damn ya know.
The difference is $100k but that is really irrelevant since Banks signed about twice the minimum salary.
IMO, Banks is a very good signing for us. Reasonably solid vet who allready knows the system. Rags is in Europe getting some close to NFL game experience, so I think we are in pretty darn good shape at QB. If we had that type of tallent and backups at all positions we would be "In tall Cotton" as the saying goes.
Nice old saying edo. Yes we would be in great shape. Except I would hope they werent all older veterans, but skill level. that would be a nice luxury for us.
I really think Ragone is probably for the money a better deal than Banks, If Carr gets hurt during in the Regular Season we going to lose might as well get a better Draft Pick, I agree about the Playoffs but if Ragone could stepup in that suitation and win us or play good in a playoff game then we either Trade him Trade Carr (dare I say it) For good value on the market. Right now I dont think were at the point of worrying about the backup QB O-line RB and Defense (its good but it could be better) is too valuable to the cap space.
I am going to pretend like you did not say trade D. Carr. But yes Ragone is a restriceted Free which would let us get a draft pick or trade the sucker if he has a good NFLE season and shows some promise. Why not do the damn thing...
Dave Ragone signed a 4 year contract so 2 years remain and he will go directly past RFA to UFA.
yeah i had saw that but we can trade him in his last year who knows miami gave up a second for A.J. Stinky
Trading Banks........sounds good.
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