My petition for keeping Darius Walker

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  1. gtexan02

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    Ahman Green is the heir apparent to start.
    Chris Brown is the next most accomplished guy on the squad, and he brings speed
    Chris Taylor is a fan favorite, and a guy who had a lot of potential before he went down
    Steve Slaton is our newest rookie
    Mike Bell knows the system and comes from Denver

    And then theres Darius Walker

    The guy is understated. He's smart. He's a hard worker. He went undrafted, and he worked until he found a spot on the team. He wasn't getting any PT, but when he was called on, he produced.

    He's not fast, but he's quick
    He's not huge, but he's solid

    He can run between the tackles, he can make defenders miss, and he's a great receiver out of the backfield.

    In only 4 games last year, he averaged over 4.6 ypc
    He ran for 264 yards and a td
    He caught 13 passes for 81 yards

    He put up these numbers against the #2, #3, #12, and #19 defense

    He never put the ball on the ground

    He's having a great camp


    So I say, why not keep him around? He is the ONLY player on the Texans with NFL experience who isn't coming off a serious injury.

    I really like Walker, and I hope he is a Texan this year
     
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  2. Polo

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    I said it a long time ago, and I'll say it again...

    D-Walk is probably going to make this roster...
     
  3. Andrew6

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    didn't know we were getting rid of Darius "the KLINGON" Walker
     
  4. gtexan02

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    Hopefully we aren't, but I'd say over half the board seems to believe he's not going to make the roster
     
  5. Toro59

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    I like him alot. I really hope they keep him around. He's the only running back with out an injury history. Hope it stays that way.

    I think Darius wants it more than any other back we have.
     
  6. valleytexfan

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    Same here...besides Steve Slaton, I'm really excited about Darius Walker. He definitely showed some flashes last year...he's not spectacular at any particular phase, but he's just a good runner who gets yards. And he's a good kid, too.
     
  7. TexanSam

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    I think our RB situation is going to be like our WR situation was last year. Going into the season we weren't sure who was going to be the #2 WR. We weren't even sure how good our wideout corps would be. We had Kevin Walter who we traded for a late round draft pick. We had Andre Davis who was trying to get his career back on track. And we had Jacoby Jones, a rookie. I was kind of skeptical about how it would work out, but Walter and Davis did good things last year and now we all feel pretty confident about our WR corps.

    I think the RB situation this year will be the same. We have Chris Taylor, Darius Walker and Steve Slaton who are all unproven. We also have an aging Ahman Green and an injury prone back in Chris Brown. I think whichever 4 (or however many) make the team, one of them will step up and take over the starters role and make the team and fans feel more confident in our running game. Of course we've had a musical chairs of running backs for a few years now so it may not be any different this year. I just think somebody will step up this year.
     
  8. Hervoyel

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    Keep the best backs we have no matter who they are. That's all I ask. I have no favorites, I have no preferences. Best four running backs make the team and lets get started.
     


  9. alphajoker

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    He ain't got no forehead...he got a fivehead! :laughjump: Seriously though, I think he makes the team and is a big contributer this year.
     
  10. New_Texans

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    awesome im not the only one who thinks he looks like a Klingon.
     
  11. ubecool454

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    If Slaton stays healthy I don't think I will be worried about if Walker made the team or not. Walker did take advantage of the opportunity when his number was called but, he ain't Steve Slaton.:mshadows:
     
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    I doubt he'll make the cut, but I like him an think he has potential. The truth is that if he makes the cut and isnt another DD, it only means we still have problems. IMO the better teams with running games arn't too worried about their 4th best backs...
     
  13. Arky

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    I think if they cut him (Walker) with the intent of stashing him on the practice squad, he won't make it - I think somebody will snatch him up. Might not be what is best for the Texans but might be what's best for Darius Walker....
     
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    As a ND fan I have watched D Walker's career since his freshman year in college and I fully understand his weaknesses and his strengths. In this type of system I think he can have some success and be the secondary rb who gives the primary rb a spell and does a lot of psoitives for the team. He will not wow anyone but he will always run forward. He blocks decently enough and can catch out of the backfield.
     
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    Smith and Kubes are trying to build a young team that will be around. Threfore, I think Walker stays and Brown is on the bubble. You can't make the team in the training room. I would love to see some footage of Slaton running between the tackles. The only clips I've seen of him in a Texans uniform show him going to the edge. In my opinion, Slaton gets filed into the Reggie Bush bucket until I see otherwise.

    RB

    Green
    Walker
    Bell
    Slaton

    FB

    Leach
    Taylor
     
  16. Goldensilence

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    I think that fourth spot is a battle between Taylor, Walker and now Bell. The fact Taylor is being asked to take reps at FB to me says trouble for him.

    I'll be pulling for Walker.
     
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    I think the fact that Taylor is being asked to take reps at FB says trouble for Cook. Kubes has always liked Taylor, and now FB & ST are 2 more uses for him. I think (hope) it adds value to Taylor & he's a part of the 53.
     
  18. Polo

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    No one snatched him up last year
     
  19. HOU-TEX

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    That was before he stepped foot on an NFL field.

    Either way, I think he's got a chance to stay on the PS because of all the veteran RB's that are looking for jobs now. Plus those who might get cut soon.

    :texflag:
     
  20. Arky

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    4.6 yds/carry can change things...
     

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