Running Back roster?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Goldeagle, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Goldeagle

    Goldeagle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Spring
    htownfoozball made a post about a RB in the draft (in that forum) and it got me thinking (some of you can insert a GE thinking joke here)?

    Does Taylor take Lundys spot on the roster for next season?

    Dayne
    Taylor
    Gado

    Of course there is this option

    Peterson
    Dayne
    Taylor

    Which RBs do you see making the roster, or rather who would you want on the roster next year?


    (No we cannot trade back for Morency, I feel ya)
     
  2. TexanSam

    TexanSam Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    17,071
    Likes Received:
    713
    I'm going to assume Dayne is back as the featured back next season. I see it playing out like this:

    Dayne
    Davis
    Taylor
    Lundy (Practice Squad)

    I would prefer Peterson over Davis, but I think DD will be healthy next season and I don't think we'll be drafting high enough to take Peterson. He'll definately go in the top 5 and I don't think we'll be drafting in that area. I don't think Gado will be back. I dunno if he's been injured or what, but he hasn't played in a few weeks now. Unless he turns into a beast during training camp or something I have a hard time imagining him back when he hasn't played in so long.
     
  3. SLO Texan

    SLO Texan Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    S.L.O, California
    I think we will see this...

    1)Dayne.......2)Lundy........3)Taylor

    but I would like to see this...

    1)L.Betts/M.Turner............2)Dayne..........3)Lundy/Taylor

    I think Turner is a RFA so that probably isn't happening but I think Betts is up for grabs and I like his potential as a starter.

    Either way I think Kubiak will continue to search for gold on the second day for a RB. We just have to pray he finds the next T.Davis!!!
     
  4. htownfoozball

    htownfoozball Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    5
    i dont think lundy will be on the team next year. put him on the practice team. he just isnt that good.
     
  5. dirty steve

    dirty steve Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,146
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Friendswood
    betts just resigned with the redskins, for 5 years.
     
  6. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Messages:
    9,507
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Well my big question is what happens with D.Davis and his big contract....

    Does he offer more than Dayne as a starter??

    Do you pay him big money for a role as a 3rd down back??

    Do you cut him and take the hit??

    Do you trade him for whatever we can get???

    I would say see if we can shift him, keep Dayne, Lundy and try to get a genuine speed back (if Taylor is not that back).
     
  7. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2005
    Messages:
    9,507
    Likes Received:
    472
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Correct me if I'm wrong but since he has been active most of the year would this make him ineligible for the practice squad??
     
  8. trutexan02

    trutexan02 Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Shreveport, LA
    Contrary to most authorites in the thread I think Davis is the incumbent next season. But due to recent performances, Dayne will be allowed to compete for the spot. I like Dayne, but I think a healthy Davis is by far superior to Dayne.

    1st: Davis
    2nd: Dayne
    3rd: Draft pick(Rice)
    Practice: Lundy

    However due to injury questions, I don't think there is a clear cut starter and kubes runs by comittee again next season.

    :aikido:

    I say this not knowing a thing about DD's Status. I live states away and the websties rarely gives bad news.
     


  9. Malloy

    Malloy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,667
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    CPH
    I want another bruiser in the backfield to supplement Dayne. Screw speed, I want us to wreck run-D's, consistantly. And that is the reason I want another bruiser.
     
  10. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela
    I'd bring back Dayne, Lundy and Taylor to compete in TC.

    Additionally I'd also take a look at Thomas Jones. He's a bruiser of a back that can do a job. Last year he carried that Bears offence - 1300+ yards as they had Kyle Orton at QB.
    Jones is on his way out of Chicago as Benson will be the starter next year (IMHO).
     
  11. brewhaus

    brewhaus All Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    9
    I want to see some "smash-mouth" play out of the Texans myself. But I think what I will hear from most of the people on this board is "that isn't Kubiak's style". Pounding the ball on the ground seems to work OK, at least as far as I have seen lately.......I agree with Malloy. Another bruiser would be a good addition to the team.
     
  12. BigWig

    BigWig Bigimus Wigimus

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Dripping Springs Tx
    Wasnt there a horrible chick singer named Taylor Dayne?
     
  13. brewhaus

    brewhaus All Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    9
    LOL. yeah.
     
  14. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela
  15. DayneBum

    DayneBum Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    jerzee

    Correct me if i'm wrong, But didnt Betts get a contract extension?
     
  16. AndreRulz

    AndreRulz Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    1
    rice?
    do you mean ray rice from rutgers he is only a sophmore.
     
  17. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,193
    Likes Received:
    298
    Location:
    northside
    I think Carr agrees with you as well on Kubiak's "style"
    Dayne article in 12/27/06 chronic

    I don't think DD is coming back for some reason - as bad as has sounded and unable to do anything this year but rehab... just not sure about that. I think Dayne has made enough of a name for himself late in the year that he starts (if all things stay the same in the RB world).
     
  18. TheCD

    TheCD All Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Wichita Falls, TX
    I would be in extreme agony if Dayne got the start over Davis if he was healthy. With how terrible our line was...he was still a top-5 back in the entire league...no way I'd want Dayne to play over him. Dayne would make an awesome back-up though...great 1-2 punch.
     
  19. Goldeagle

    Goldeagle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    1,816
    Likes Received:
    42
    Location:
    Spring
    He did, so the question I pose to you is; Would you take Portis?
     
  20. SLO Texan

    SLO Texan Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    S.L.O, California
    Well darn!!

    I realy like the way he's been playing lately and thought he was a UFA next year.(L.Betts that is)

    Hopefully D.Davis comes back and is a force again even if its in a limited role. His knee situation is sounding pretty sorry still from the tidbits we've been given from Kubes & Co.

    Maybe Dayne will continue to breathe new life into his career here and we'll have the guy everyone was expecting him to be coming out as a Heisman winner.

    He reminded me a bit of J.Lewis in the Indy game. Give him 25 + carries a game and I think we'll see many more 100 + yard performances.

    GO :logo:
     

Share This Page