Kubiak and System makes RB Module Interchangeable

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    I know that many are concerned about the status of our running corps and who may be the stand out. However, as others on this board have repeatedly offered, a "stand out" is far from necessary in our system. This article seems to be a testament to this concept. [Warning: this is not a Reggie Bush thread....look past the title]:
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    NFL Insights - Is Reggie Bush worth all the fuss?

    Great RBs.........Less than great results
     
  2. U4ikrob

    U4ikrob Guitar Junky

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    bah - cant read it CnD - stupid work firewall filters the "Gambling" word - lol

    But I'm with yah on the RB by committee of Denver makes the DD knee problem at least a bit more manageable - I think with DD going down it will give alot of the young guys [Morency, Taylor, Rhodes, Lundy] some much needed live reps and see if they can produce on the field. It's the same philosophy Denver used and while I dont like seeing DD with knee problems, its part of the game and one that Kubes scheme plans for thus why they can just plug in x Back and get 1000+ yards. I think the system will make things work well regardless of the "RB" inserted into the "Scheme" and look forward to seeing our Houston version of the next Mike Anderson, Terrel Davis, etc.. step up now that there is an opportunity to play.
     
  3. Tx'nFanLostInSkinCountry

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    CnD good find, and I agree that our o-line play will be the main factor in weather or not the Texans have a good year or a great one. DD is a good back IMO he has proved this, his health is what everyone questions(rightfully so)With the backs Kubs has right now I feel he can work them into his sys. he's done it before he can do it againe. The concern is getting the o-line to play at a good level, this IMO is just going to take time and I hope everyone else out their has the resolve to give the team time to gel.Can't wait for first preseason game with KC should tell us alot.
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    see if putting this in the address bar works for you www.theonlinewire.com/articleView.aspx?ID=1192
     
  5. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I can't find this on-line but here is a comment from Kubiak...

    This is verbatim from today's Houston Chronicle print edition (august 2, 06 - bottom of page c6):

    "Vernand (Morency) is getting better every day. The more I see him in this system, the more there is to like. I'm very excited about what he's capable of doing as he continues to learn the system." - Coach Gary Kubiak, on the progress of second-year running back
     
  6. tulexan

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    i remember reading that too.
     
  7. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I'm looking forward to see him step it up this year for us.
     
  8. thunderkyss

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    I really hate this "Denver running back by committee" talk.... that's not what they did..... they were looking for their guy.... and it looks like Tatum Bell is that guy....... something about Anderson they didn't like.

    We also won't be doing Running back by committe... we are going to have one guy.... it might look like RBBC, until we find the one, but it's not the same thing.

    RBBC is more like what Tampa did with Alstott & Dunn....... a short yardage guy, and an every down utiltiy back..... they had different packages for different players.... to go with the tailbacks strengths......

    Denver IMHO, has pretty much one running package, they didn't sub Mike Anderson in for short yardage or goal line situations..... it was more of a Let's see how Tatum does in this situation........ yeah, I like that, now let's boost ole Anderson's trade value a little...
     


  9. tulexan

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    Anderson left as a free agent. The only thing he didn't like is how much he was getting paid.
     
  10. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Well, if two or more of our RBs gain 2000 yds combined while they were trying to find one, then I'm all for it.:redtowel:
     
  11. Lucky

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    Here's another Kubiak quote on Morency from houstontexans.com's 8/1 practice report by Ana Chavez:

     
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    "Look at Edgerrin James (YARDS 1506-AVG 4.2-LONG 33-TD 13). He got a $30 million contract to jump boat from Indianapolis to Arizona after never getting to a Super Bowl with the Colts. Do the Cardinals really expect him to carry them there?
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    Pre-owned NFL running backs just don't have much open market value, but its
    a different story for some of those guys in the college Draft, even though they have relatively short useful lives.
     
  13. U4ikrob

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    Thanks for trying CnD - Unfortunately the enterprise "WebSense" thinks its too smart and filtered that too.

    Thanks for posting the article up :D

    I liked hearing that talk on Morrency i nthe Chron esp after Kubes saying as soon as he got here how much he didnt like his running style and he needed to change it. Good to see that young guy get out there and take the time to try and learn and grow with the new staff and system. I really hope one of these young RB's will step it up and give the team another playmaker to work with in the backfield. And given the system if we get our O-line in gear they could possibly have a good year.
     
  14. MorKnolle

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    I personally thought Morency looked very good in minicamps when he was getting more reps than he is now. He still danced a little too much but back then I remember telling one of my buddies that it looked as if Morency was trying to take Domanick's starting job, and this was before we knew Domanick would still be sidelined with his knee problem. He is steadily improving although he's still seen very few reps with the 1st team, as Smith and Taylor generally get the most and Lundy and Morency get some too. I think Morency can be a more solid runner than Domanick ever was, especially with Kubiak's new system (he doesn't have as good of hands, but that doesn't matter as much in this system). We will see if he gets enough reps to prove himself.
     
  15. jerek

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    Didn't Coach C and Mork call this awhile back? ... Then I went to camp, saw it and became a believer myself. Taylor is gonna surprise a lot of people.
     
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    Good to hear if DD stays hurt, Taylor loses his apparent deserved hype, Lundy needs to time to learn etc., that Morency could jump to the forefront and plant himself as the man for the job. The more I hear the better the RB situation sounds. :bowser:
     

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