Texans showing some interest in Boulware

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by STEEL BLUE TEXANS, May 13, 2005.

  1. STEEL BLUE TEXANS

    STEEL BLUE TEXANS Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,838
    Likes Received:
    220
    Location:
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Texans | Some Interest in Boulware - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 13 May 2005 11:41:58 -0700

    ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Houston Texans are showing some level of interest in free agent LB Peter Boulware (Ravens).


    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl
     
  2. royce1054

    royce1054 All Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    HOUSTON
    that would be a great signing
     
  3. Texans1984

    Texans1984 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    it would be nice but is it worth singing him
     
  4. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    447
    I am not going to believe it til I see it.

    I am too used to FAs using us as leverage to get the money they want from the team they really wanna be on.
     
  5. Tailgate

    Tailgate Fall of Hame

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    3,178
    Likes Received:
    205
    Location:
    Houston, TX - Born and raised
    It is also reported that Boulware really wants to play for the Colts due to them being a super bowl contender at this time.
     
  6. Texan Dave

    Texan Dave Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    If we were to get him, it would definately be an undisputed upgrade. It would also be at least 5 sacks added to the total IMO. Coming off of an injury year, he'll be the right price.
     
  7. Fiddy

    Fiddy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    4,314
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Houston/Austin
    Looks at the Colts cap situation... :heh: :highfive:
     
  8. ThaShark316

    ThaShark316 #28

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    196
    Location:
    Rosharon, TX
    Man, this would be sicker than the plague....hopefully we can get PB (the OTHER PB :heh: )
     


  9. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    54,987
    Likes Received:
    2,613
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I'm not at all convinced that would be true either for this year or the future. Boulware is 31 now. Baltimore runs their 3-4 somewhat differently and I don't think he has been asked to drop into coverage near as much as we expect our LB's to drop. In addition, if you put him in as the starter you might as well wad up the 3rd round pick used on Peek and chuck it--his time to show he has it or does not is now.
     
  10. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    465
    Honestly, I think the Texans have unwadded that pick already. They have turned to unproven talent at every position when given the opportunity and Peek really is the only guy that they have "waited on" to develop.

    I have no issue with them getting Boulware as long it is some incentive ladden prove you are healthy and as somewhat close to your reputation offer. Overall, of the guys that the Texans have had any interest in for that spot, he is the only one with a history of playing in any type of 3-4 and has proven that, IF HEALTHY, he can sack the QB.
     
  11. Porky

    Porky Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,454
    Likes Received:
    987
    I don't disagree with some of that, but who do we have behind Peek? Our LB depth is pathetic. I guess my question is would PB sign under the terms that he would not be handed the starting assignment, and would compete with Peek in camp, with the loser coming off the bench? Why shouldn't Peek have to earn his spot?
     
  12. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
  13. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,936
    Likes Received:
    447
    I think though, that even Boulware understands he probably isn't going to be a starter at this point in his career, but then again you never know.
     
  14. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    54,987
    Likes Received:
    2,613
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Don't get me wrong folks. I wouldn't mind Boulware coming to the Texans. My post was in response to someone saying he would be an immediate substantial upgrade. I don't think that is true, but of course Peek or anyone should have to earn their starting job. My bet is if he came here it would be for a depth/situational player, not as an obvious starter.
     
  15. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    21,847
    Likes Received:
    1,513
    Boulware has yet to play a single snap from his Dec. 21, 2003 injury (and the following surgery) - he carries a certain amount of risk. I can't see bringing him in other than a situational guy you may hope can give you starter quality play.
     
  16. Porky

    Porky Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,454
    Likes Received:
    987
    Well, if he understands his role (ie competes for a starter spot, but more likely the first guy off the bench) AND the price is right, I think he would be a substantial upgrade. An upgrade from a depth position that is. Of course, he is a risk as Vinny says, due to injury concerns and age. But, I don't like our OLB depth right now. If Peek underperforms, or if Babin or Peek have a long term injury, we are in deep doodoo.
     
  17. Texas_Thrill

    Texas_Thrill Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    H-Town stomping once again!
    I have to disagree here. I think you have to remember an established athlete's EGO and him just saying i'm taking a backseat like that I can't see. If he was ok with taking a reduced role he would have stayed with the RAVENS.

    As far as signing with us i'm AGAINST it. We have no DEPTH? We have 17 LB's on our roster. There better be some DEPTH somewhere in there or we been wasting money.

    I think if we have made the decision to go with youth let's not go against that now by signing a 31 yr old LB. If we sign him we might has well have kept foreman and sharper and glenn.
     
  18. TEXANS84

    TEXANS84 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    7,480
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    The Woodlands, TX
    In reguards to his age (which is similar to Sharpers), do you think he would get more than Sharper got in Seattle?
     
  19. Porky

    Porky Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,454
    Likes Received:
    987
    I don't care if we have 3143 LB's on our roster if they can't play. Maybe I should have stated QUALITY depth, since that seemed to go over your head. As for his ego, all athletes have an ego. They all want to start. They should. Would you rather have a LB come in with the idea that he will warm the bench, and bring water out to the guys during timeouts? I hope he comes in here (if he signs) with the idea that he will start. That will push Peek, and no matter who wins, the team is the better for it. :dangit:
     
  20. Texas_Thrill

    Texas_Thrill Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    H-Town stomping once again!
    Not a chance he get's sharper money. He hasn't played in forever due to injuries it seems like. I dont think anyone is going to pay him what sharper got. We didnt release sharper b/c of injuries or inability to play. We did b/c his cap # was huge and we were going with youth.
     

Share This Page