Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by TexasBoY25, Aug 4, 2010.
Maurice Jones-Drew has selected Arian Foster as his fantasy sleeper for 2010.
"I really like Arian Foster," said MJD. "I think hes a good running back, especially in their system, the Denver system. And I watched him in college too. Its his style -- in that zone system, a bigger back (6-foot-1, 229 pounds) who can get a cut and get his shoulders square. Hes going to be a force to be reckoned with. I really like him and Ive got some sources, too."
Got a good feeling bout Arian.
If Foster is really that good, what happens to Tate? We all know what happens to Slaton, he's already the 3rd down back and slot reciever.
They didn't draft Tate in the 2nd round to have him sit on the bench.
IF, and I must say IF again, Foster really does do his thing this season, we really are looking at a 3 back running system and Kubiak wearing a steel jock to hide his wood.
What happens to Connor Barwin if we sign Aaron Schobel? Connor Barwin was last year's 2nd round pick.
However I am happy that we are developing enough depth to make high draft picks become reserve players.
Gotta believe MJD wouldn't be blowing smoke up a division opponent's ass. AF has every physical skill you could dream up in a RB except homerun speed. If he's doing Mr. Kubiak's homework there is a good chance he becomes a wrecking ball that keeps chains moving and defenses huffing. There is only more good that comes from that, 1 defenses will over-react to stop him then get caught on a play action to an elite aerial attack and 2 defenses will be so tired of trying to catch a slower (relatively speaking) guy they won't stand a chance to catch a fresh legged, fast guy like Tate or Slaton.
Hey, the sky could fall and this entire team could burn down but when exactly has the RB position looked soooo interesting for the Texans?
If anything, Schobel will eat into Smith's reps at DE, causing him to bump inside more often. With Barwin and Smith's versatility, they will get their reps. Adding Schobel would just give us another quality player to add to the team. His addition would certainly help the defense.
A quality vet on the team for a change? Heck yes!!!
It's like I said in another thread, Foster pounds on the defense for 3 quarters with Slaton coming in occasionally to catch screens and things and then in the 4th quarter, a totally fresh Tate comes in and destroys whatever's left.
If all three guys find their mojo, this could be an EPIC offense. And an offense that does things just the way Kubiak wants them done.
I envision it to fall pretty much like that, but with Tate coming in for the last 8 min. of each half. Or two series for Foster and then one for Tate, unless one of them is just blowing the d up.
Of course this projected "stellar" running game still depends on how our O-line jells...
...and whether they can stay healthy for 18-19 games...
If the Giants were able to run Ahmad Bradshaw, Ward, and Jacobs then I think we can find enough carries for Slaton, Foster and Tate.
What happens to Barwin? He gets better because he can learn a lot from Schobel. If we sign Schobel we shouldn't be looking to get but 2 years out of him anyway.
I agree, if we can get 4 guys to pressure the QB from the ends, then the QB will never be able to take a break. The OL will have to work every down.
We all know that we have an issue bringing pressure for 4 Qtrs... signing Schobel can only help Barwin, Mario, & Antonio.
Schobel would take reps from the Boulmen and Nadding before he would take them from Barwin and Smith.
I keep thinking the same thing over and over again when I look at the various "crowded" positions like this, WR, and potentially DE if we sign Schobel. "This is a really nice problem to have and a welcome change of pace".
I like how the Texans have gone from hemorraging at the RB position in '09 to becoming one of the deepest positions in '10. Foster, Slaton, Tate, and even Chris Henry look great. Any would have started for the 2002, 2006, or 2007 versions. This organization has seemed to learn that RB is more than just an afterthought.
Like I said before the draft, this is supposed to be a running team. If that's the case, then the running back HAS to be an important position. Running backs may have a short shelf life but instead of being an argument for only picking up running backs in later rounds and as UDFA's, that could actually be looked at as an argument for picking them early and often.
I feel a lot better about this team knowing that we're stocked with talent at the RB spot. (Or at least, thinking we're stocked with talent at the RB spot.)
I think you pick them early when you're at a point where their shorter shelf life will compliment the longer careers of the linemen ahead of them and the QB/WR1 who will most likely feature with them.
Yeah, I pretty much agree with this. You fill your holes. No need to take a RB early if you do not have an OL or a QB to help them out. Denver struck gold in TD, amd we may have done the same in Foster. Having the other pieces in place assures that you will get the most value out of the short lived career of a rb. See Dominick Davis-Williams.
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