Do we pick up any new players this week?

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  1. TheRealJoker

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    It seems Tate is headed to IR and Slaton still has fumbilitis. Do we scour the waiver wire or start sending out trade proposals for a RB that we can depend on to help carry the rushing load with Foster? Or do we hope JJ or Henry can step up in a big way for us?

    This team will have a losing record if Schaub misses significant time. Neither of our backup QBs have what it takes to win in the NFL without significant help (EX: A suffocating defense/strong running game). Do we just plan for Schaub to stay healthy the entire season or try to find a way to get a competent QB into camp?
     
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    I think Dan O would be average enough to keep the O going, even if not smoothly. I doubt there is much f/a wise and trades are rare but I just don't see many new faces showing up for RB.
     
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    There aren't going to be a lot of cuts of good players until the end of preseason. So there's not a lot to scour at this point.

    Unless we make an offer to someone like a Jeff Garcia or a Brian Westbrook. What guys are even available right now?
     
  4. El Tejano

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    I heard Willis Mcgahee is up for a trade right now. What's wrong with sending them a low rounder. I know Willis would've scored from the one. He had like 10 TDs last year from that far out.
     
  5. beerlover

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    the old regime was all set on taking McGahee in 2003 w/3rd overall selection then he tore his acl, in stepped his teammate Andre Johnson & the rest is history. that being said it would kinda be fun to reunite former Canes :)
     
  6. Lucky

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    I don't know what Westbrook has left, but the Texans need to place a call to Garcia based upon what I saw from Orlovsky.

    Nothing. If this season is about winning, and not improving, then the Texans place that call.
     
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    He's damn good in the redzone too.
     
  8. m5kwatts

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    This team is ultra thin at defensive end. After the Big 3 (Mario, Smith, Barwin) there's a huge drop off. Nading and Jamison really didn't make any significant impact outside of a few run plays last night. Egboh Pannel was surprisingly decent and hes a huge DE but nothing special. Mitch Unrein (#60) got in for a few snaps too and did nothing. I'm guessing they'll be playing with a new DE in the mix next week.
     


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    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    How about trying to get McGahee in return for Jaques Reeves?

    We are deep at Corner and that is where the Ravens are in desperate need of a #3, Reeves would be a good fit for them in that role and we are so deep at Corner that we'll likely be cutting a good player at the position before the season starts.

    Sounds to me like a something for nothing deal from our point of view, Reeves will be #4/5 CB for us IF he makes the team, and in 24 hours we've gone from having a 3 RB rotation to a fumbly scat back and an undrafted FA as our feature back :pop:
     
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    Sounds like a win for the Texans. I don't know if this team is "deep" at CB. But, I don't think David Gibbs is crazy about Reeves. Not sure how much the Ravens would want him, either.
     
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    I say try to get Schobel and perhaps get some more O-Line help... Foster still looks good, JJ looked smooth as well and Slaton moved much better than last year. Just work on the fumbling issue and he should be fine.

    I´d say we have more glaring needs than HB, especially since Tate should be back next season.
     
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    They want a CB in return. Unfortunetly we dont have enough depth to give them any decent offers. Maybe they would go for Reeves and a pick. But what does that leave us with.

    Jackson
    Quinn
    McCain
    McMannis
    Molden
    Bennett

    That would leave you with a total of 2 years experience out of your top 4 CB's. No thanks.
     
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    Reeves plus a late rounder for McGahee. I'd do that in a heart beat.
     
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    Count me in on that.
     
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    Perhaps we could get him for just Reeves.
     
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    For a long time last season McGahee looked... old. He did show flashes at times, and in the playoffs against NE, but he doesn`t have much left in the tank.
     
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    What's Daunte Culpepper doing now days?
     
  18. Hervoyel

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    Jeff Garcia is needed in my opinion. Our backups just aren't up to the task and it's a crime right now if somebody like Jeff Garcia is out of work but Orlovsky is taking home a paycheck. Schaub/Garcia/Orlovsky would be good depth.

    I wonder if they're thinking that Rosenfels gets cut? I'd welcome him back with open arms right now.

    As far as the RB's go I think we're set, though obviously weaker. Foster/Slaton/Johnson/Henry will get it done.

    If we add anybody I think it needs to be Schobel. I still hope that happens at some point in the coming weeks.
     
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    Sage ripped STL a new one last night. I don't think Minny cuts him.
     
  20. b0ng

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    You guys are all aware that Jeff Garcia is going to play for the UFL right?

    I guess these boards need to have a backup QB on the Texans roster that they think can take them to the superbowl in order to feel right. I mean Garcia is only 40 years old, I'm sure he'd be just great.
     

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