Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Mar 6, 2005.
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Love the media hype. "Supremely impressed," but he said it "matter-of-factly."
Go, Rags, go. Become awesome! Prove me--errrrr, I mean, the doubters--wrong about you!!!
By the way, lol@"Hamburg Sea Devils." Why not Hamburg Lars?
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god forbid he becomes the NFLE MVP. I can just see the "Bench Carr and put in Ragone!" threads now.
It would help Carr if someone pushed him in camp .
I honestly dont think Carr is the type of person that needs outside motivation to give 100%
I hope Ragone does amazing and he gets MVP and then we trade him for a 1st round draft pick!! I am positive this will happen!
now that is a scenario that would rock.
everyone wins.. we get a 1st rounder, someone else gets a good QB, and Ragone gets to start and lead his own team.
Ragone's "good decisions," I hope, will include holding onto the freaking ball when the center snaps it. Seems like a nice place to start...? :woot
More power to him. If Rags turns in a phenomenal minor-league season in Europe, it may not do much to Carr, but I bet it'll affect the other backups.
Ya'll took the words right outta my mouth! I was just thinking that. We have two pretty outstanding back-up QBs, Ragone and Symons. Ragone came out of college with a pretty impressive senior campaign, and B.J. shattered almost every, if not all, passing records in Div. I. IMO Ragone's stock could really rise this season in Europe and that could draw some interests from other teams. Then we would have the option of trading for picks in the draft or an even swap for someone. It's true Symons played in a "pass happy" offense at Tech but coming off of an ACL injury, I don't think teams would be too eager to jump on his bandwagon. I think he would be a great back up for DC. Don't get me wrong, Ragone would be an awesome back up to David, possibly challange him for the starting spot. He's definately gonna be a starter somewhere. But I'm afraid if we don't get something for him now, we won't get squat when his contract is up and he signs a phat deal with someone else and we end up with nothing.
ok we're looking at the positives, what do we do if he goes over there and completly chokes ? What would you expect then, if he cant compete an "minor" level how do we expect him to compete at the pro level ?
Apologies if this is slightly off-topic, but this thread led me to start poking around the NFLE website to see where the other Texans-allocated players would be seeing action this year, and I have to admit I'm a bit puzzled.
Any idea where our guys are?? Other than Rags, the only ones I found were:
Antonio Rodriguez (Amsterdam or Cologne, depending on where you look)
Allen Suber (Berlin)
Nick Narcisse (Frankfurt)
B.J. Symons (?!?!) (Frankfurt)
Anthony Dunn (Cologne)
Brandon Evans (Cologne)
Dave Moretti (Cologne)
None of Houston's other allocations (as released Jan. 31) are in the league's player list. And if you search the NFLE's master player roster, only Ragone and Rodriguez show up. The other listings are from scanning the individual player rosters. And Symons is on a roster? I'm confused.
One possible explanation for this is that one team (Hamburg) still hasn't posted its roster into the NFLE master list. But that'd be amazing to find all the rest of Houston's players on the Hamburglars squad.
Side note: Defensive coaches for Berlin include "Chris Dishman." (Spelled as they did.)
is there only 4 teams in NFL Europe or something ? I sure thought it was bigger than that !
I believe there are 6.
only 6 teams and they call it NFL europe ???? miswell call it NFLGermany
Unfortunatly, that is basically what it is. Used to be one in Spain and one in Scottland, but those teams folded and became German teams. Hopefully as it is played longer in europe, it will gain more of a following and again expand.
Press release from NFLE Training Camp in Tampa
Ragone went 4 of 5 for 46 yards in a scrimmage against Frankfurt today.
Does anyone have any pictures of Ragone in his new digs?
not much but better'n nothin'
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