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  1. FILOMAN

    FILOMAN Gridiron, Tx

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    I was watching NFL Live right now and they were talking to the woman who broke a story out of Denver about players taking "Water Pills" that could be a cover up for taking other drugs. Several Saints Will Smith and Deuce McAllister were involved and she just stated that a Texans player was too but would not name them. She said she had talked to a person in the Texans front office and they stated that they didnt know about this and would not go on record. Remember however that these pills are also taken to lose weight but are still against the leagues substance abuse policy and whomever it is can be suspended.
     
  2. Carr Bombed

    Carr Bombed Hall of Fame

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    It's probably one of our lineman.
     
  3. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    I was worried about this.
     
  4. J-Russ

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  5. Ole Miss Texan

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    I really hope it's Anthony Weaver and we could some how get some of his money back. :heh:
     
  6. J-Russ

    J-Russ Hall of Fame

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    At first, I was thinking Faggins. That would explain why he had that spurt of decent playing the last couple of weeks. Too bad his very best, along with performace enhancing drug, wouldn't be good enough to stop CJ on a average day on toasting the **** out of him.
     
  7. STEEL BLUE TEXANS

    STEEL BLUE TEXANS Hall of Fame

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    Please be Weaver...
     
  8. bah007

    bah007 Hall of Fame

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    Doesn't the media consider ALL of our players to not be big name players?
     
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  9. Polo

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    I would guess it would be a slightly older player...

    Can't see the young guys doing this..
     
  10. Hooston Texan

    Hooston Texan All Pro

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    Unfortunately, there are many in the league who don't consider guys like DeMeco to be "big names", so I'm wary.

    Here's my list, in order, of the guys I hope this is not:

    1. Mario--utterly defenseless without him.
    2. Kris Brown
    3. DeMeco
    4. AJ--we learned to live without him last year, but it wasn't easy
    5. Winston
    6. Daniels
    7. D. Brown
    8. Bulman
    9. Dunta--he, at least, gives us hope
    10. Slaton
    11. Pitts
    12. Schaub (would be higher but Sage is certainly a quality backup)
    13. Diles
    14. Leach (he's destroying defenders lately)
    15. Walter
    16. Okoye (just because he needs to develop)
    17. Cochran
    18. Briesel
    19. Deljuan Robinson (seems like I see #66 in the backfield quite a bit)
    20. Turk
    21. Myers (if only because he knows the line calls pretty well)
    22. Salaam
    23. Rosenfels
    24. Green (if only to keep Slaton fresh)
    25. Jacoby (though we need to force a punt every once in awhile for him to be useful).
    26. Bennett (last year's Bennett would be much higher on this list).

    If Andre Davis wasn't hurt, he'd be here, too. If it's someone other than the above, we can shrug it off pretty easily. The remainder of our roster consists of promising youngsters who've yet to show anything (Okam, Adibi, Molden) and "just guys" who can basically be replaced by other "just guys".
     
  11. Second Honeymoon

    Second Honeymoon Hall of Fame

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    my list would go
    1. AJ
    2. AJ
    3. AJ
    4. Mario
    5. Schaub
     
  12. bah007

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    This team without Mario would be lucky to give up only 40 points a game.

    We get our entire pass rush from ONE player.
     
  13. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Addition by subtraction! I like it!! ;)
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Let's play detective and assume the Texans know who it is . What player needed to lose weight or get stronger ? What player is now being cycled out every few series ... kinda like they have to get the other guy some reps ?
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    A Texan not specifically mentioned:

    Fox 31 television in Denver, citing an unnamed source, reported Friday there are between six and 10 positive tests in the NFL for a weight-loss diuretic. The only names the station mentioned were the two Saints, who are in London for Sunday's game with the San Diego Chargers.

    ESPN.com, citing two unnamed sources, reported the number is more than 10 and may exceed 15.

    The NFL would not comment on the reports, but attorney David Cornwell told the Associated Press he has been hired to handle the appeals of a number of players who are facing possible suspensions.

    Cornwell declined to identify any of his clients or say how many there were.

    "These men are entitled to confidentiality and entitled to go through appeal process, so the (Fox 31) report ... is completely unfair," Cornwell said. "The cornerstone of any workplace testing program, especially one in professional sports with high-profile people, is confidentiality."

    Saints spokesman Greg Bensel, who was with the team in London, said drug testing is a league matter and the team would have no immediate comment.

    Phone messages left with defensive end Smith's agent, Joel Segal, and running back McAllster's agent, Jim Steiner, were not returned.

    The Fox 31 report said three or four of the positive tests belonged to the Saints, and that McAllister and Smith tested positive for Bumetanide.

    "Most of them tested positive for Bumetanide," Fox 31 quoted the person it identified as a league source. "The last few tested positive for another substance that works similarly."

    Bumetanide, a "water pill," decreases the amount of water retained in the body by increasing urination. It causes the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.

    Diuretics also can be used as masking agents. When used in that capacity the diuretic dilutes the urine, which results in lower levels of the banned substance being excreted from the body. That can make it more difficult to detect banned substances.
     
  16. pappy

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    I am expecting the Texan player will be Okham but that is just a guess .
     
  17. CloakNNNdagger

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    I have come across a few reports that have inaccurately tried to equate the positive diuretic test to a positive steroid test for McAllister and Smith.

    BTW, suspensions will not be handed out until after this week's games............we wouldn't want to look bad for the British folks, now would we?:gun:
     
  18. Ole Miss Texan

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    Say it ain't Slaton... say it ain't! :aggressive:
     
  19. mussop

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    If it is a Texan my bet is Bulman. He started out as a DT. Now hes been told he has to play DE. That has to be a hard transition.
     
  20. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    That's the first name that came to mind for me as well.


    :coffee:
     

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