Fox Sports:Houston Texans Inside Slant

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/4809740/Houston-Texans-Inside-Slant?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

     
  2. Second Honeymoon

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    Sounds like Green is going to be a Texan in 08. I don't have a problem with it. I really liked what I saw from Walker too. I think we could roll with last year's talent at RB and give it another chance. Ahman did look like he was going to be a difference maker before he got hurt. We got other holes to fill.
     
  3. Specnatz

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    I do not agree that we should stand pat but I would rather pick one up in FA that can contribute and add depth. Keep Walker, Green and get someone the likes of ....

    Justin Fargas (Raiders), Derrick Ward ({NY G RFA} in nontendered), Michael Turner ({Chargers} if the price is right). With the Oline and the secondary in such dire needs I would rather not draft a RB unless it is late in the draft.
     
  4. painekiller

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    This is the old stuff repackaged, and I have been getting beat up because I have suggested that we will not go RB in the 1st or the 3rd. Green will be given every chance to keep his job. If he gets nicked up in training camp, then I could see him cut.

    Dayne has earned his chance to come to training camp. Taylor was missed this year, he was the speed power guy we needed when Dayne and Green where both hurt. He has a lot to prove, and he will need to stay healthy and hold onto the ball or he will be gone.

    Walker has an uphill battle to fight, he could be this years Lundy. Out the door. Or he could be staying and the vets moved. I am looking forward to training camp.
     
  5. PHAROAH

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    The Texans have come out in the Houston Chronicle and stated that they will probably be looking to add two new running backs not just one so I don't see how you think the texans should come back with the same running backs and we know that we can't trust Taylor & Ahman Green to stay healthy.

    Ahman Green will get cut mark it here first the guy is damaged goods he is in the same boat as Charles Spencer we can't count on him, if he is healthy he is a plus so we have to move foward like he won't be here. Taylor hasn't done anything for the Texans and boardmembers keep wanting to add him like he will be a difference maker and he isn't lets just accept it that the texans will spend a first day pick on a good young running back, even John Mcclain thinks that we will take a running back on the 1st day of the draft.

    :fans:
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    Let's not forget that a major reason Taylor took so long to get his "opportunity" is that he never learned to pass block or pick up the blitz. That didn't change after he got into the lineup.
     
  7. nunusguy

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    True. And throw into that his penchant for putting the ball on the ground and it's no wonder that he didn't get a starting opportunity until the last game of his rookie season in 2006. But we saw his ability and potential for the long term in that game. I'm looking forward to Chris Taylor in 2008.
     
  8. AnthonyE

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    JStew can block... >.>

    All potential draft picks aside, I'm looking forward to any competition in training camp. :)
     


  9. bigbrewster2000

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    You are right. He probably will get cut but not likely this season. His cap hit will still be pretty big until next season as the majority of his bonus money is tied up in the first 2 seasons, and not evenly spread over the life of the contract.

    And you are right we probably will add 2 RB's and 1 in FA like you said but the 1 FA guy will be Ron Dayne and then I bet we take a RB in the 4th or later.:backsout:
     
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    From what I've gathered through articles, quotes and whatnot I think they're going to bring in whoever they can into camp and grind it out until someone wins the position. Whether by FA, UDFA or draft I bet we'll have some competition in camp at the RB position. Which IMO was not there last TC at that position.

    :texflag:
     
  11. eriadoc

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    I'm a big fan of the Gibbs hiring, but I doubt he can replace the cartilage in Ahman's knee.
     
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    Not tring to stir anything up....but do you know or are you guessing cartilidge damage ? The last I heard is we are dealing with a deep bruse that wouldn't heal. I mean you know something...do tell.
     
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    I don't know anything other than what Ahman Green said during his SR610 radio show, when he used the phrase "bone on bone". His show is archived on SR610's site.
     
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    One game doesn't show long term potential. Taylor will be lucky to make the team next year.
     
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    I guess I missed it, but when did a medical report comeout that his knee cartilage is damaged?
     
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    I had to read your post twice.

    Green: I agree that he will be in TC and that there is a strong possibility he will be injured again. I, too, can see him cut.

    Dayne: yes, he earned the right to come to TC but may be gone.

    If this happens you do not want a RB from the draft to fall back on from 1st or 3rd? I do. Especially if Stewart or Mendenhall is available. I do not want to start game one depending on Taylor and Walker. Yes, they might be 1000 yarders or may not be on team.
     
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    Look three posts above yours.
     
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    You might be right, I could see that scenario possibly happening to. No doubt our running back situation is very unsettled right now.
     
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