Texans not interested in Larry Johnson

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  1. dalemurphy

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    Kubiak said they are "going to take a look" at LJ. Called him a good football player. Also, was pretty critical of the current RBs.
     
  2. gtexan02

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    thread number 5?
     
  3. AndreRulz

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    this wouldnt be too bad, if he can still play and be effective and clean up his act with a change of scenary it could work. I'd give him a 1-year contract to give it a shot.
     
  4. BrandonLwowski

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    where did u see this at?
     
  5. Carr Bombed

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    Hmm......maybe one of the signs of "turning the corner" is not being afraid to sign a football player who has a sketchy past. Although I don't think Larry Johnson has much ability left, he was a product of a dominant line and we don't have that here, but if he can hold on to the ball he'll instantly be a upgrade. :)
     
  6. TexCanada

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    Larry Johnson is a very short-term solution, if he's even a solution at all. I'm sure he would be better then Brown though.
     
  7. dalemurphy

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    Kubiak presser. Just a few minutes ago.
     
  8. BrandonLwowski

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    thanks in class had to miss it...any other crazy ideas that came up?
     


  9. Mr. White

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    I bet Barry Warner asked the question.
     
  10. Texecutioner

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    If he is signed it had better be a one year deal that just goes for the rest of the season. No way do I want to see him here next year. The guy isn't any good, and he's a complete team cancer. I'd like to see him just fade away out of the NFL.
     
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    Kc released LJ? I thought he was suspended or something? :spin:
     
  12. bckey

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    How did you see the presser. Nick said there were technical difficulties and he would record it and put it up on texans tv later.
     
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    Sign him. He's better than Chris Brown. I hate seeing Chris Brown run the ball.
     
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    Coach Gary Kubiak indicated at his Monday press conference that the Texans plan to do their due diligence on waived RB Larry Johnson.
    Texans fans are pulling for the team to pursue L.J. "We'll go back and take a look at him just like any other player," Kubiak said. Johnson has a 2.7 YPC average for the year, but has lost just one fumble on 132 carries. The Texans continue to be concerned with their running backs' ball security after Ryan Moats lost a fumble at the goal line in Houston's Week 9 loss.


    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playernews.aspx?sport=NFL
     
  15. Marcus

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    Boy, he must hate the current RBs guts if he is "going to take a look" at that POS.

    I'm totally against this move.
     
  16. Goatcheese

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    They will bring him in for a look, kick the tires, and realize this guy is running on empty with four flats, a squeaky fan belt and a busted carburetor.
     
  17. DerekLee1

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    It was on the radio. I say sign him. Changing scenery did wonders for cats like Randy Moss and Cedric Benson. Even right here in Houston with Ron Artest. If he clears waivers and you don't have to take on a huge contract, why not give him a 1- or 2-year deal and see if he changes his act? Maybe being around good classy characters like Andre Johnson, Matt Schaub, Gary Kubiak, and Bob McNair will set him straight. It's not like he's Pacman Jones.
     
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    I have to wonder at what point this organization finally takes the plunge with a high draft pick to get a feature back. This RB-by-committee stuff blows. We need a guy that can consistently get a yard and is capable of hitting the holes while holding on to the ball. It shouldn't be too much to ask. We're not demanding Adrian Peterson.
     
  19. pbat488

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    Cedric Benson only had a couple of years on him, and that's close to if not over the average shelf life of an NFL RB. LJ has played 6 seasons already, which is over the average NFL RB lifespan, not too mention his huge number of carries since he was drafted.

    I don't mind us taking a flier and working him out, but I really don't see much coming out of it given his history and character issues.
     
  20. DexmanC

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    Kansas City has been picking in the high-end of the draft for years.
    Bernard Pollard came from there, and he supposedly sucked.
    Bring him in, Rick Smith style (pennies on the dollar), and see
    what he has left.

    Plus, the coach in Kansas City is an ass. Any player who wants to win
    runs the risk of blowing up on that guy. Bernard Pollard blew up on him,
    and got released. Larry Johnson did the same thing.

    I believe we now have strong leadership in the locker room, and if
    he's a problem, his ass will be on the street soon enough. Bring him
    in!
     

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