Ricky Williams: Would you take a chance on him as a backup to Slaton?

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  1. Hottoddie

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    I know everyone would like to sign Derrick Ward, but he's most likely going to get a huge payday. So, I was just wondering about Ricky Williams.

    He's listed as an UFA. I know he's 31 years old & has been a headcase the last few years, but he kept his head on straight last year & was actually very effective.

    With all the time he's taken off the previous 2-3 years, he should have something left in the tank. Injuries don't seem to have caught up with him yet. He's got the ideal size we're looking for, can catch the ball out of the backfield very well, & still has break away speed.

    If you could sign him cheap, would you take a chance on him for 1 or 2 years?
     
  2. gary

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    Yes I would.
     
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    what gary said. absolutely.
     
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    Only if the Mexican drug dealers can give him some good stuff.... so I'd say yes.
     
  5. gary

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    Only for cheap though.
     
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    I love Ricky, deff. yes!
     
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    He would be better than Green was.
     
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    For sure but any crap from him he'd be out.
     


  9. Ole Miss Texan

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    How's his pass blocking? ;)
     
  10. GP

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    I don't think we'll go after another RB in the free agency market. We know how Kubiak thinks when it comes to running backs: Pick 'em up in the middle rounds of the draft.

    If it came down to being able to have Ward or Williams, though, I would choose Derrick Ward in a heartbeat.
     
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    I'm not against it... in fact, we'll definitely get more out of him than we did Chris Brown and probably Ahman Green. But you know how Bob McNair is regarding signing folks that have any sort of drama in their backgrounds.... So I don't see it happening.
     
  12. Hervoyel

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    I wouldn't even hesitate to sign him but I think I'd be a little bit below his asking price. Still, if a reasonable deal could be done that didn't expose the Texans to too much liability and didn't shortchange Ricky then I wouldn't have a problem with it.

    The Texans won't do that though. Ricky likes to get stoned and Bob McNair knows deep down in his God-fearing heart that every time someone sparks up a fattie the baby Jesus cries. In short "We're too good for stoners like Ricky Williams".
     
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  13. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Where are you getting your contract information?

    The two places I use for contract info both have him as under contract for 2009 and being a FA in 2010.
     
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    Wow.....
     
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    Im done with 30+ Rbs. No thanks.

    At this point now that we have the ZBS in place. I think anyone we pick up now should have ran it college or one of the other few teams in the pros.
     
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    Houston is too close to Austin and his old stomping grounds where he is worshipped. I'd pass on Ricky unless he came CHEAP
     
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    Absolutely not. He doesn't belong in football.
     
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    Yeah, I'm kinda there myself. I'd rather see us pick up someone in the 3rd or 4th round in the draft.
     
  19. awtysst

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    I would ONLY add him for cheap if we still drafted another back in the draft. Having multiple backs that can play is a good thing and will keep Slaton fresh and prolong his career.
     
  20. Hervoyel

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    :rolleyes:

    If everybody who "doesn't belong in football" was pulled out of the NFL they probably couldn't field 20 teams.
     
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