[PFW] Texans will attempt to re-sign WR Jones

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  1. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    :toropalm:

    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/07/07/texans-will-attempt-to-re-sign-wr-jones

    On the offensive side of the ball, the Texans' plans for free agency likely will begin by attempting to lock up their own players, with making an offer to unrestricted free-agent FB Vonta Leach the first order of business. Whether or not Leach, who wants to be the highest-paid fullback in the league, will be satisfied with the Texans' offer remains to be seen. WR Jacoby Jones is another key contributor the club will attempt to re-sign. Although bouts of inconsistency have plagued Jones, he remains a dangerous downfield target for QB Matt Schaub, in addition to being the club's best return man. If Jones receives a more lucrative deal elsewhere, second-year WR Dorin Dickerson could see an increased role on offense. WR-RS Trindon Holliday could get the first shot at return duties, though he struggled to protect the football last preseason and Texans special-teams coordinator Joe Marciano recently said Holliday's value could be hurt by the new kickoff rules.
     
  2. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Plaxico Burress was on NFLTA last night and they were talking about potential destinations for him. I think it was Baldy that mentioned him coming to Houston. Plax said it'd be a dream playing with AJ in an offense like ours.

    Odds of it happening are next to zero, but it would be awesome seeing AJ, Plax, Walter, Dickerson and OD on the field at one time.

    The dude shot himself and had to go to jail for it, lol. So, I think he's paid more than the price
     
  3. False Start

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    Cant say I'm excited. I still cringe every time the ball is thrown to him. :hide:
    I would like to see the Texans sign someone else besides Jacoby.
     
  4. disaacks3

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    I only cringe when it's tight coverage for short yardage. If they went back to having him stretch the field (like '09), it'd help the offense a great deal more.
     
  5. El Tejano

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    Actually, the first word that came out of his mouth was "WOW!" He seemed pretty happy with that opportunity. We need to be on the phone with him. Do a deal similar to Vick's, worse case scenario is he gives us a more sure handed Jacoby Jones.

    Yeah, and really the only reason he went to jail was because he had a loaded gun in NY. Here in Texas, he'd fit right in.
     
  6. Corrosion

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    Fixed that for ya ..... :specnatz:
     
  7. Rey

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    Bring back jacoby and sign plax.

    Then cut da.
     
  8. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    Whether you like the re-singing or not, the f.o. is being consitent with 'more of the same.'

    Maybe this year is the year....................lol?
     


  9. DocBar

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    I think this is a PC answer just in case they can resign him for a reasonable rate. Keep him from being butt hurt.
     
  10. El Tejano

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    A much better idea.
     
  11. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Jacoby Jones is all potential and little production. It's time he got a change of scenery and I'd prefer they not waste a roster spot on him this year. His big breakout year is always "next year" so why bother? When next year gets here it's "this year" and he's a big play just waiting to happen (and waiting, and waiting, and waiting).

    David Anderson isn't Wes Welker but at least he's pretty damned consistent and that far down the depth chart I think that's more important than potential that never pays off. When I find myself frustrated by David Anderson's limitations I remind myself that we wouldn't be depending on him so much if Jacoby Jones would grow the **** up and take his profession seriously OR if Texans would figure out that it's ok to go out and get another free agent WR if they need one. Kevin Walter has been a great addition but it's not like he takes up our only available free agent WR spot. Finding a complimentary piece to AJ should be a priority. Time isn't on his side for much longer. I'm not sold on Plax but I'd be seriously interested in working him out if I was Kubiak and I wouldn't let a stubborn, misguided loyalty to a draft pick whose never paid off get in the way of that.
     
  12. Texecutioner

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    My thoughts exactly. ^^^^^^^
     
  13. TimeKiller

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    Well....if it's down to re-signing JJ or seeing what Dickerson, Anderson and Holliday are all about.......I say move on from JJ. We know what he is, all legs/no hands. Experiment over. Between DD, DA and TH I think punt returns and 3 WR duty is well covered.


    Burress is a no for me. Gun puns aside, he's aged, out of practice and we already have a #1 guy (that MUST be targeted more often in the red zone) and enough high-level receivers for Schaubby.
     
  14. ArlingtonTexan

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    I think in general fans or either to easy or too hard on thier own players. Jones (and Walter) is a "we are too hard on" as a player. While I am okay upgrading the position, the Texans are solid not spectacular in terms of their 2A/2B combo. I would not be a fan of giving Jones a Walterlike (wasn't fan of giving Walter that miuch) contract, but I don't think they are losing (or winning) games because of either one.
     
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    Normal Kubiak re-sign players who have not lived up to what they were supposed to be.
     
  16. Rey

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    Jacoby is the best return man on the team.

    You lose Jacoby and you will only have hopes and wishes at that spot. And Jacoby is way more valuable than DA as a receiver. He may not live up to his potential, but he damn sure does more for the team than DA does.

    Now I love DA and I think he's a good end of the depth chart guy....But he can be upgraded if you bring in a legit talent like Plax.
     
  17. Rey

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    I don't understand that mind set....

    No he hasn't lived up to expectations...but he's still been very valuble for us...

    Makes no sense to let him go without a viable alternative ready to take his place...You lose Jacoby and don't replace him with a better player and your offense takes a step back...

    You lose Jacoby and miss out on a FA that you plan to land and have to replace him with fillers...you take a step back...

    You re-sign Jacoby and land a good FA WR and your offense becomes that much more potent...
     
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    You lose Jacoby and then sign two receivers your offense would be even more potent.
     
  19. Rey

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    You are going to bank on the Texans signing two receivers in FA?
     
  20. Brandon420tx

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    Everyone always wants to get rid of DA, sure he's not as athletic as Jones, but his hands are just as reliable (if not more so) and he brings the most important intangible to the team. Comedy, dude is gold. I would rather they let JJ test the FA market and bring in Plax (doubtful), give Dickerson another veteran to learn from
     

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