How will two RBs...(be utilized to their best potential)

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  1. 1texan4life

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    be utilized to their best potential on this team? They both seem to be similar, undersized backs. Has anyone heard how Dom feels about them drafting Bush? I guess the days of having a 1000 yard back are gone. With our offense I just cannot see how this can be productive. Don't get me wrong, I think they would be foolish to pass on Bush. I am just worried that this will not mesh well. Are their any ideas of converting Bush into a slot receiver? That would seem to be the best fit. With the Bush signing, that sure will be a lot of money locked into offensive weapons. Kubiak's zone blocking system has produced some studs over the years, I sure hope the trend continues.
    On another note, I just did not understand why the Texans paid DD so much money when he is oft injured and they knew they had a great chance of getting the first pick early in draft by mid-season? Just wondering.
    I sure wish the team well, they deserve it after last season.
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    Well, we can trade DD and take the hit or use DD as the 3rd down back that he was drafted to be in the first place. When Reggie hits that seam, there will be no doubt as to our offensive mindset. To steal a Dan Patrick baseball reference from Sportscenter to describe Reggie Bush in the seam -



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  3. 1texan4life

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    I'm sorry but you don't give 3rd down backs multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts. That would be a gross misuse of valuable cap funds.
     
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    Bush may split out and line up in the slot, but there is no way he's going to be utilized only in that position.

    The Texans gave Domanick the extension before the season started. I think it was in the beginning of August that it happened. At that point the team had no reason to think the season was going to turn out the way it did.
     
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    Thanks for the correction TexanBacker.
    I was under the impression it happened during the season.
    That makes more sense.
     
  6. tulexan

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    They will split time running the ball and when Davis is the running back, Bush will be in the slot for a lot of plays.

    You don't have to use Bush all of the time, you can use his presence on the field to open things up for other players. Like what USC did against Texas for 3 quarters before having an untimely brain fart.
     
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    They would utilize them similar to the way Denver uses their RB's. You split their carries and go with the one who gets hot. And having 2 Rbs split carries is going to become the norm in the NFL in a couple of years because it extends their careers and reduces injury.
     
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    apparently Dom has alot of input on the Texans' draft being with the Miami Dolphins and all.
     
  9. profan

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    i think it will work well. Bush was never used as a every down back in college. He split time with white and i think this will continue in the nfl with davis. I think it will help keep both backs healthy and productive. You will not see bush being caught from behind. He will break the big run, where davis just does not have the speed to take it all the way to the house. On the contract thing, davis signed his extension well before the season started.
     
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    Welcome to the world of GM Chaz Cass.
     
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    I personally don't see DD being a Texan for that much longer. Not that he's going to get upset about playing double-duty with Bush (provided the Texans don't draft more dire needs), but I think it's going to be a money issue. JM:twocents:
     
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    Agreed. If Bush comes in this year and rakes, then you can easily see Morency filling third down needs if we can get him a little experience this year.

    Too bad that trades really don't happen in the NFL because DD has some value for sure. It would be a shame to release him, but cap space might dictate it if we could get an explosive #2 WR next year, for instance.

    Carr, Bush, AJ, Putz, and a solid #2? Mathis lining up are third WR... above average speed at each position.
     
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    Probably similarly to the way Tatum Bell and Mike Anderson were used last year.
     
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    Does anyone else realize that we'll have about 6 years and $70 million tied up between 2 players? Does anyone else think thats a waste of money?
     
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    YES

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    I don't see the drafting of a RB even close to making sense, as far as filling needs.

    Even with what we've done in FA, we still have needs at:
    WR (#2 WR - possibly available in round 2)
    OL (either OT or OG - they could then cut Wade and make Mckinney a backup )
    LB (MLB - Shantee Orr could pull it off, but then who plays OLB?)
    DB (either CB or FS - I'm not sold on Buchanon as a starter, and FS is an even bigger need)

    We also might not have a LEGIT weakside DE - if Babin/Peek can't make switch back from college days.

    And I think a backup TE would be nice......I think Matt Murphy is a 3rd string at best, Joppru is fine, but, never available.....so Mercedes Lewis or Joe Klopfenstein would be nice additions. Even David Thomas looks like a player.

    BUT RB ?

    Didn't we already burn a 2nd and two 3rd round picks on RBs ? Can't Davis and Morency get the job done ?
    I'd rather have an upgrade at every position, before RB.
     
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    So worries about the 3rd string TE should lead the Texans to pass on a great player? Sometimes you can worry too much about perfection across the board instead of capitalizing on your strength. The coaching staff is experienced in building a proficient offense. They can make the most of Bush's talent. If Capers was still in charge a move to average at every spot over landing a gamebreaker like Bush might make sense. If you seek the average at every spot then you'll end up with an average team and more unhappiness for seasons to come.
     
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    i wouldn't worry about how davis feels about them bringing in reggie bush...because the way it going to come down is DD will probably be starting most games...and bush will come in to take about 17-22 snaps of the game...denver did this a lot with mike anderson and tatum bell...use DD similiar to how they used anderson as the guy used to wear down the offense then put in bell to hit the homerun like we will bush...and by the way mike anderson had over a 1000yds rushing and bell was somewhere in the mid 900's so it is very possible that we can have a 1000yd rusher still
     
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    Toward the end of the season, I remember DD talking about how he wanted Bush here. Honestly, Reggie's arrival would help DD stay healthy, seeing as Davis wont have to carry the ball all game long and whatnot. Besides, who's the say Davis won't be the in the slot at times. He can run some routes. The Offense with AJ, Reggie and DD would be nice in so many ways.
     
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    I'll add that having a competent offense lessens the burden on the D and can help to make an average defense rather effective. That comes from having an offense that can stay on the field for sustained drives instead of too many 3 and outs or some variation thereof. The better your O is at gaining yards, moving the chains, chewing up the clock and putting points on the board, the more time your D will get to rest and the more pressure that is put on the opposing offense to produce. There's a greater likelihood that the opposing O will have to force things and move out of their comfort zone.

    Adding Bush to what has been assembled so far, and with Kubiak's direction, you have the opportunity to have a good to great offense soon. Kubiak showed in Denver how to use two backs effectively. He also showed that he can take a young QB with talent and right his career.

    An offense that can stay on the field for a while and score points is worth plenty defensively. In addition, the team still has three picks at the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd rounds. If there are any glaring weaknesses then those can be used to address them, plus perhaps a move in free agency (ie Cowart). Then there is also the move to the 4-3 which should help.
     
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    My thing is that this is going to tie up a lot of money between two players. I find it hard to believe that Bush's contract is going to range between 45-50 million...so I think that one is going to have to go. I still say that the smartest move this team can make is to hire my boy
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