Derrick Ward gone

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  1. SmoochyTX

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    Interesting to see what McClain wrote in the Chronicle back in January. I was actually hoping he'd be back. He tended to produce in the clinch.

     
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    I really like Ward and think he's better than a lot of options out there you saw on Sundays in 2011.
     
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    I really don't recall any 'downs' during Ward's two years here. Does anybody know what he's talking about?
     
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    6-10?
     
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    The Texans were 6-10 in Ward's first season with the team (2010). Many of the games were lost in heartbreaking fashion. I'd peg that as a "down".
     
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    Well he won't have to worry about Cushing anymore :kitten:
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    on a serious note, classy tweet by Ward
     


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    Thanks to both of you. I was thinking more along the lines of his overall play during his two years here. In 2010 he rushed for 6.3 yards a carry, and he didn't lose one fumble during his time here (at least from rotoworlds stats). I wasn't factoring in team success.
     
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    I think Ward's most valuable contribution was showing Foster and Tate how to be pros. He didn't whine about touches, he just showed up ready to play when called upon. The type of things that don't show up on the stat sheets.
     
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    I always thought Ward was one of the slowest backs out there, but always, somehow, got the yards needed. He'll be missed, but I'm looking forward to Forsett's arrival in Houston. I think he's a better runner than Ward, but might need to work on his pass blocking a bit.
     
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    Damnit to hell, Ward was a very capable back and an excellent backup to tate and foster. Wish we could have snagged him for vet minimum again. Best of luck D-Ward.
     
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    I always liked Ward, even when he was with the Giants. I'm glad he got to make some memorable plays in a Texans jersey during his career. Good luck man.
     
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    I liked Ward. I felt comfy with him out there (even though he wasn't Arian or Tate) and he was humble enough to play special teams.

    I'm going to miss him and wish him all the best except when he plays us.
     
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    Best of luck to him. I hope he goes somewhere where he's competing for a starting job. He deserves it.
     
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    Damn.. really wish he would have stayed on the roster.
     
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    Texans always give players opportunity to catch on early with another team once it becomes clear younger, cheaper players are ready to step-up so it should come to most of you as no big surprise. Still he served the Texans well. Good Luck catching on with another team, maybe back to the Giants.
     
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    1. Foster
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    3. Doesnt matter ...
     
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    1. Foster
    2. Tate
    3. Injury
    4. Matters a whole lot
     
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    Just run with the two studs and put in whoever behind them to give them some rest, as for injury ... we cross that bridge when we get there
     

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