Texans "front-runner" for Warrick Dunn--signed with Tampa

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  1. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    STORY

    If he's willing to sign for peanuts AND we still go after a YOUNG back - fine.

    If he's supposed to be the answer when Ahman Green inevitably goes down, no thanks.
     
  2. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    I like Dunn but I just don't think he's right for us or our situation.
     
  3. stingray

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    we'll need a scooter in the backfield with Dunn and Green. I'll sign him for an AARP discount.
     
  4. michaelm

    michaelm vox nihili

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    There's a bit of a difference between "Texans 'front runner' for Warrick Dunn"
    and "Houston likely would be the front runner" (which is just speculation).
    Your thread title has a touch of sensationalism to it, much like the typical headline these days...
    [​IMG]
     
  5. WesmanTexanfan

    WesmanTexanfan SeNior Smack

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    did gibs work with dunn in atlanta?

    if so, I trust him untill he dissapoints....
     
  6. Second Honeymoon

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    Dunn would be a good addition. If Gibbs gives him the green light, I say get it done. We can offer a starting position with a skilled offense to any prospective RB. We are an attractive destination.
     
  7. ChampionTexan

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    Originally posted this in another thread before I realized this was here:

    Pros:
    1. Dunn hasn't missed a game due to injury in 4 years
    2. Dunn has averaged over 4 yards per carry in 3 of the last 4 years
    3. Dunn has rushed for over 1,000 yards in 3 of the last 4 years

    Cons:
    1. Dunn is 2 years older than Ahman Green
    2. Dunn has approx. 550 more carries in his NFL career than Green
    3. The one year out of the last four he didn't average over 4 ypc and get 1,000 yards was 2007
    4. If he's signed, Dayne (at 30 years old) becomes the spring chicken of the Texans 2008 RB stable

    I'll care about this when/if it happens.
     
  8. LORK 88

    LORK 88 Wreck'em Ŧech!

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    The funny thing is that Gibbs wasn't around during 2007 when Dunn's stats disappeared. I would welcome him in Houston as long as we still drafted a RB and didn't give him a huge contract. His age is the biggest question mark although he really fits the system wonderfully.
     
  9. disaacks3

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    WITHOUT the name-calling, this is getting ticky-tack guys.

    *Moderator to Aisle 12, Moderator to Aisle 12 for a clean-up!*

    ..back to thread...

    Just what we need, another aging, lost-a-step RB. (AARB anyone?) :gun:
     
  10. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I don't know how much clearer I can be, and I hope we don't have to derail this discussion further.

    Do you see the subject line? Good.

    Do you see the colon after CNNSI? Good.

    That means what follows is from CNNSI... and what follows is the statement Texans "front-runner" for Warrick Dunn.

    There is a colon after CNNSI. There are quotation marks around "front-runner".

    Here, everyone else just stick with the headline as is, since you understand. For you, I'll make a special headline so your sensibilities aren't offended.

    "CNNSI has an article on its website that suggest the Texans are the front-runners to acquire Warrick Dunn once he is given his release from the Falcons. The article isn't actually saying that the Texans ARE the front-runners, but they are speculating as much. This needs to be made clear because normally I guess you assume that when someone puts CNNSI: in front of a statement, it implies that the statement, and all content within the statement - is the property and product of CNNSI, and not actually from the desk of Rick Smith or Gary Kubiak. With that in mind, please click the link and read the story so you can comment further and engage in discussion with other Texans fans about this subject."

    Sorry - I didn't think there was enough room in the subject line for that. Next time I'll lay it out more clearly, so as to not be sensational.
     
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  11. aj.

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    I heard Emmitt Smith wants to make a comeback. Or was that for dancing.... Maybe we can lure Terrell Davis back into the fold. Line up the wheelchairs -- Tom Petty and Rod Stewart (the South Park version) for halftime entertainment and we're on a roll baby.

    If they sign Dunn that tells me they already know AG won't be able to go. If it's for some ridiculously low salary, then maybe ... I guess. I'd rather see a wily vet and a stable of young guys than a stable of old guys and a pup or two.
     
  12. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    Fact - Dunn is a great person.
    Fact - Our organization loves these type of guys.
    Fact - Dunn has been a high calber RB for a LONG time

    I would have loved to have him here about 5 years ago. He's a stand up type of guy that is never in the headlines for bad things. It's kind of like buying a used car; everything looks great. The exterior is nice and shiney, the interior looks great but when you turn it on and see the miles you winch.
     
  13. Pantherstang84

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    So I 've clicked the link and read the story. Therefore, I hope I'm qualified to comment. Here is my take...

    The only significant news in the article is that Warrick Dunn asked for his release from the Falcons. Everything else including who might be the "front runner" or intersted is just a WAG.

    I mean. Who is the league source?

    The janitor @ NFL HQ or the author's brother in law who has won the family fantasy football league the last 3 years?

    What happened to the days when the press just reported the news?

    If the Texans do sign Dunn, then call the State Hospital because obviously the entire Texans FO has gone insane.
     
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  14. Silver Oak

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    For the more WCO educated...

    has any WCO team ever used a back like Dunn and lined him up in a slot position? I guess I'm just wondering if he could be useful in a Reggie Bush type role when Bush lines up out of the backfield.
     
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    Man this is a bad move IMO I want a young stud running back.
     
  16. Lucky

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    I think Tampa Bay is the likely front runner for Dunn.

    Anytime a RB becomes available, the wags will link him to the Texans. Why? Take a look at the roster.
     
  17. ATRAIN

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    Us "eyeing" Dunn scares me in thinking we are not going to draft a RB :(.
     
  18. Drew_Smoke

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    I will take any decent player to camp that wants to make a run at it. Then let it all shake out from there.
     
  19. Kaiser Toro

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    Or Kubiak feels Darius Walker is one year away.
     
  20. Hardcore Texan

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    Wherever Dunn goes he will be a spot player, I wouldn't look for him to carry the load on any team at his age. That being said, if he is picked up very cheap by the Texans he still would have to make it through TC. I am not big on this move if it were to happen, but I trust if this is true the staff is considering him for added depth/insurance and a spot player.

    If true, to me it would be an indicator that we will not draft an RB which is sad. I would rather have Allen Patrick in the 3rd round than Dunn. Got to trust the staff at this point.
     

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