Bush advocates -- read and weep

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  1. Nighthawk

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    This important data from Fox Sports article to be found here http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5483606.

    Let's hope we manage to trade down.
     
  2. Bobo

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    Agreed. :yahoo:
     
  3. Koolbrz

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    Dude, all you need to look at is the teams they were playing for. IMO i feel that we have a better football team than the teams those 3 guys played for. Faulk did eventually win a superbowl with St. Louis and Sanders was on a bad team his whole career. Can you imagin what he would have done if San Fran. would have some how got there hands on him. I say we stick to Bush. Our offense will be so much more explosive with this guy. Forget trading down. Offensive or defensive lineman do not score TD's.
     
  4. Marcus

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    Stop torturing yourself, Nighthawk. They're taking Bush, no matter how much crap you dig up, so give it up.
     
  5. texasguy346

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    It's time to seriously reconsider your position on an issue when Bobo starts to agree with you.
     
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  6. kastofsna

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    completely meaningless stats.
     
  7. phan1

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    Those are good stats. But I think the main point is that you still need good players around a team to win. Those thinking Bush is the be-all and end-all guy who is going to take this team to the Super Bowl will likely be mistaken. Barry Sanders and Gale Sayers didn't have people like Carr, AJ, Moulds, and DD to help them out. Reggie Bush is coming to a team which already looks like a play-off calibure offense (at least on paper). I really believe Bush's situation will be different. Also, Faulk really didn't have a great first 5 years as he was injured, and I don't believe the "greatest show on turf" comes into fruition without him.

    But besides the win-loss colomn, you've got to be crazy if you were to say that you didn't want the next Barry Sanders on your team. What do you think would happen to their team's records if they WEREN'T there?
     
  8. Señor Stan

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    You know, I was a huge trade down proponent initially. I thought the Texans had too many holes to fill, and trading #1 was the best way to fill them. Then Koobs and company began systematically filling them.

    At first I was outraged at the Sage Rosenfels and Jamaal Cook signings. Then Weaver came on board and took up the spot of run stuffing DE.
    Flanagan upgraded the Center spot and Mckinney moved back to his natural position of Guard.
    Cowart was signed to hold the Mike down for a while
    Then came the Moulds sign/trade.
    All of a sudden, I see the holes filling up and the our picks at #33,65 and 66 as having the potential to fill most of the rest. (OL/CB/LB)

    Now I hesitate to pass up the best colligate running back I have ever seen play. If we get a sweetheart "Godfather" deal, then I am OK with a trade down. Other than that, I say no dice.

    edited for spellign
     
  9. Mike Kerns

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    LOL, well said.
     
  10. DRAMA

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    No team in the NFL would pass on Sayers, Sanders or Faulk. They would all be the consensus #1 pick right now...

    1.) Sayers' career ended early - has nothing to do with Bush - they're still talking about Sayers 40 years later.

    2.) Barry Sanders had no help. Name 1 single great Lions QB EVER...

    3.) Marshall Faulk has a Superbowl win. According to this, we have a 33% chance of going to the Bowl with Reggie.

    Guess what that means - we take him #1.
     
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    lies, damn lies, and statistics...
     
  12. Señor Stan

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    and exactly what has Kurt Warner done without a healthy Marshall Faulk?
     
  13. phan1

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    Good Point. Add in the fact that FA is a great place to fill holes and pick up some help, trading the best player in the draft for some extra picks suddenly don't seem as valuable as it once was. It doesn't look like we could get anything more than an extra 2nd rounder by trading down, and it's not like that's going to get us much help either. I don't think Reggie Bush could get us any closer to a Super Bowl than an extra pick in the 2nd round could. Trading down just isn't sexy :).
     
  14. Hottoddie

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    Hehe, you Bush fans are cracking me up. What's your lame explaination for why the Texans are negotiating a contract with Mario Williams? To keep Bush's agent honest? Yeah, right. I can just see the Bush fans lining up after the draft:

    :brickwall :brickwall :brickwall :brickwall
     
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    I'm beginning to think they should just tell Williams and Bush that we're taking whoever signs for the least amount.
     
  16. MorKnolle

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    What does this prove? If you want to see how picking a QB vs. a RB with a top 5 pick impacts your team over the next 5 years (or until they leave the team, whichever comes first), here you go:

    QBs taken in the top 5 picks since 1987 draft:
    Alex Smith (2005, #1, SF: 4-12: 875 yards, 50.9% completions, 1 TD and 11 INTs in 9 games in 1 year with team)
    Eli Manning (2004, #1, NYG: 6-10, 11-5: 2402.5 yards, 51.6% completions, 15.0 TDs and 13.0 INTs in 12.5 games in 2 years with team)
    Philip Rivers (2004, #4, SD: 12-4, 9-7: 74.0 yards, 56.7% completions, 0.5 TDs and 0.5 INTs in 2.5 games in 2 years with team)
    Carson Palmer (2003, #1, Cin: 8-8, 8-8, 11-5: 2244.3 yards, 64.6% completions, 16.6 TDs and 10.0 INTs in 10.0 games in 3 years with team)
    David Carr (2002, #1, Hou: 4-12, 5-11, 7-9, 2-14: 2656.0 yards, 57.8% completions, 12.0 TDs and 13.3 INTs in 15.0 games in 4 years with team )
    Joey Harrington (2002, #3, Det: 3-13, 5-11, 6-10, 5-11: 2560.5 yards, 54.7% completions, 15.0 TDs and 15.5 INTs in 14.8 games in 4 years with team)
    Michael Vick (2001, #1, Atl: 7-9, 9-6-1, 5-11, 11-5, 8-8: 1806.2 yards, 54.1% completions, 10.2 TDs and 7.8 INTs in 11.6 games in 5 years with team)
    Tim Couch (1999, #1, Cle: 2-14, 3-13, 7-9, 9-7, 5-11: 2226.2 yards, 59.8% completions, 12.8 TDs and 13.4 INTs in 12.4 games in 5 years with team)
    Donovan McNabb (1999, #2, Phi: 5-11, 11-5, 11-5, 12-4, 12-4: 2610.2 yards, 57.0% comletions, 17.4 TDs and 9.8 INTs in 14.0 games in first 5 years with team)
    Akili Smith (1999, #3, Cin: 2-14, 4-12, 6-10, 2-14: 553.0 yards, 46.6% completions, 1.3 TDs and 3.3 INTs in 5.3 games in 4 years with team)
    Peyton Manning (1998, #1, Ind: 3-13, 13-3, 10-6, 6-10, 10-6: 4123.6 yards, 62.1% completions, 27.6 TDs and 20.0 INTs in 16.0 games in first 5 years with team)
    Ryan Leaf (1998, #2, SD: 5-11, 8-8, 1-15: 1222.0 yards, 48.4% completions, 4.7 TDs and 12.0 INTs in 8.7 games in 3 years with team)
    Steve McNair (1995, #3, Hou: 7-9, 8-8, 8-8, 8-8, 13-3: 1967.6 yards, 56.2% completions, 10.0 TDs, 7.2 INTs in 11.8 games in first 5 years with team)
    Kerry Collins (1995, #5, Car: 7-9, 12-4, 7-9, 4-12: 2076.5 yards, 51.8% completions, 11.8 TDs and 13.5 INTs in 11.3 games in 4 years with team)
    Heath Shuler (1994, #3, Was: 3-13, 6-10, 9-7: 801.0 yards, 47.7% completions, 4.3 TDs and 6.3 INTs in 6.3 games in 3 years with team)
    Drew Bledsoe (1993, #1, NE: 5-11, 10-6, 6-10, 11-5, 10-6: 3669.6 yards, 56.0% completions, 21.6 TDs and 17.6 INTs in 15.2 games in first 5 years with team)
    Rick Mirer (1993, #2, Sea: 6-10, 6-10, 8-8, 7-9: 2273.5 yards, 53.4% completions, 10.3 TDs and 14.0 INTs in 13.8 games in 4 years with team)
    Jeff George (1990, #1, Ind: 7-9, 1-15, 9-7, 4-12: 2387.8 yards, 57.0% completions, 10.3 TDs and 11.5 INTs in 13.0 games in 4 years with team)
    Troy Aikman (1989, #1, Dal: 1-15, 7-9, 11-5, 13-3, 12-4: 2725.4 yards, 62.0% completions, 13.8 TDs and 13.2 INTs in 13.6 games in first 5 years with team)
    Vinny Testaverde (1987, #1, TB: 4-11, 5-11, 5-11, 6-10, 3-13: 2453.2 yards, 51.1% completions, 12.6 TDs and 19.2 INTs in 12.4 games in first 5 years with team)

    RBs taken in the top 5 picks since 1987 draft:
    Ronnie Brown (2005, #2, Mia: 9-7: 1139 total yards and 5 TDs in 15 games in 1 year with team)
    Cedric Benson (2005, #4, Chi: 11-5: 275 total yards and 0 TDs in 9 games in 1 year with team)
    Carnell Williams (2005, #5, TB: 11-5: 1259 total yards and 6 TDs in 14 games in 1 year with team)
    LaDanian Tomlinson (2001, #5, SD: 5-11, 8-8, 4-12, 12-4, 9-7: 1950.6 total yards and 16.0 TDs in 15.8 games per season in 5 years with team)
    Jamal Lewis (2000, #5, Bal: 12-4, 10-6, 7-9, 10-6, 9-7: 1705.5 total yards and 8.5 TDs in 15.0 games per season in first 5 years with team)
    Edgerrin James (1999, #4, Ind: 13-3, 10-6, 6-10, 10-6, 12-4: 1638.2 total yards and 10.4 TDs in 13.3 games per season in first 5 years with team)
    Ricky Williams (1999, #5, NO: 3-13, 10-6, 7-9: 1407.0 total yards and 8.8 TDs in 13.5 games per season in 3 years with team)
    Curtis Enis (1998, #5, Chi: 4-12, 6-10, 5-11: 641.7 total yards and 2 TDs in 11.3 games per season in 3 years with team)
    Ki-Jana Carter (1995, #1, Cin: 7-9, 8-8, 7-9, 3-13: 280.5 total yards and 4.3 TDs in 8.8 games per season in 4 years with team)
    Marshall Faulk (1994, #2, Ind: 8-8, 9-7, 9-7, 3-13, 3-13: 1624.8 total yards and 10.2 TDs in 15.4 games per season in 5 years with team)
    Garrison Hearst (1993, #3, Pho/Ari: 7-9, 8-8, 4-12: 604.3 total yards and 1.3 TDs in 10.3 games per season in 3 years with team)
    Blair Thomas (1990, #2, NYJ: 6-10, 8-8, 4-12, 8-8: 620.5 total yards and 1.8 TDs in 12.8 games per season in 4 years with team)
    Barry Sanders (1989, #3, Det: 7-9, 6-10, 12-4, 5-11, 10-6: 1657.6 total yards and 13.6 TDs in 14.6 games per season in first 5 years with team)
    Alonzo Highsmith (1987, #3, Hou: 9-6, 10-6, 9-7: 496.7 total yards and 3.3 TDs in 13.3 games per season in 3 years with team)
    Brent Fullwood (1987, #4, GB: 5-9-1, 4-12, 10-6: 643.7 total yards and 3 TDs in 13.3 games per season in 3 years with team)

    20 QBs total record (78 total seasons, 3.9 seasons per player): 542-704-1 (.435)
    15 RBs total record (51 total seasons, 3.4 seasons per player): 390-421-1 (.481)
     
  17. MorKnolle

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    Where are the negotiations with Vince? Most likely happening in Nashville, Manhattan, Oakland, or Phoenix.
     
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    It appears that they're not negotiating with him. So what? If you're implying that I'm a VY fan, you're barking up the wrong tree. For a while there, I was believing that the Texans were more interested in VY than Bush. I'm still intrigued by his potential, but it's starting to appear to me that the Texans are not interested in him.
     
  19. Texans86

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    I knew I should like you Mork, those are some interesting stats. A good writer, or a good statistitian can make anything look like anything. But, basically, the draft is a crapshoot, and currently Reggie Bush seems to have the highest potential for our seem and will likely make an imediate impact. Everyone knows that any one player will never make an impact, and in all likelyhood, many players will never make their full potential.

    Can't we all just get along?
     
  20. jerek

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    Just FYI, Mork was simply reinforcing that crapshoot idea, and saved me the trouble of pointing out just how thoroughly irrelevant Nighthawk's inferred comparison was.
     

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