Texans sign FB Lawrence Vickers

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  1. Allstar

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  2. Rey

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    I would not mind bringing vickers in, but I honestly think Casey will win that job.
     
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    Vickers is the next closest thing to Leach. That brusing and pounding type of full back and i'm confident Kubes and mold him the way we want. But I honestly I see Casey and Vickers splitting time at FB.
     
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    I'd take Vickers over Casey any day of the week.

    Pay the man, Rick.
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    Agreed - I'm just concerned Casey is a round hole/square peg solution.
     
  6. Ryan

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    Well there you have it folks, he's gonna be a Texan. I know it's not colorado state but i guess there aren't too many CSU fullbacks in the NFL that are FAs.
     
  7. Rey

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    I think we have one on our roster from csu.
     
  8. CloakNNNdagger

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    This MB discussion and references tend to worry me:

    http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=149&f=1547&t=7567847
     


  9. GP

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    Vickers wants to be a Pro Bowl fullback, it appears. Running in front of Arian is how he gets there.

    Leach goes to the Ravens, gets paid AND gets a shot at a ring with a perennially good team.

    Vickers gets to come here and block for the league's leading rusher.

    Win-Win. Now, the money has to work out. I'd rather have Vickers at FB than Ty Warren at d-line. Much better money spent. I hope the Texans have it ranked Vickers as option A and Warren is option B.
     
  10. michaelm

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    I'm still having a hard time figuring out why people have so much confidence that Casey can be our starting FB.
    He shows every indication of being a career backup and ST player at best.
    Likable guy, good athlete, but I'm not feeling him as a replacement for Leach.
     
  11. Honoring Earl 34

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    I heard that Warren isn't wanting to break the bank . What about Jamaal Williams , Wade's NG with San Diego ?
     
  12. ArlingtonTexan

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    HOnestly, I am hoping that the budget is not so type that it is an either/or question to getting a veteran FB or DLman. You could throw Punter in this equation too.
     
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    Get Vickers, at least he's a FB.
     
  14. The Pencil Neck

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    I think we've still got a little room to maneuver.

    I could be wrong, though. :)

    But they might be taking an approach of going with they have and then scouring the waiver wire and TC cuts for some diamonds in the rough. It seems like we always get one or two of those per year.
     
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    If we get Vickers then great. But if we don't I would honestly be content adding another udfa in addition to the one we already signed to bring to camp. Casey is going into his 3rd year and his talent level demands for him to be on the field more. He's not the same type of FB as Leach but we can tailor our offense to maximize his strengths while still maintaining an effective running game.
     
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    Looks like all the "homeboys" wanna come back to Texas! Hell, sign both Warren and Vickers for the league min, and bring um both back to Texas!:spin::fans:
     
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    "SCOUTING REPORTS Pros: Vickers has a huge frame and the quickness to get to the line. He can gain the tough inside yardage when he plays with his pads down. He was one of the nation’s most versatile backs, excelling as a tailback, fullback and receiver. He has nice hands and is able to catch the ball with relative ease as an outlet receiver. He has a good understanding of coverage and route running. He is a tough runner with good leg drive that is able to move the pile on contact. Good special-teams performer"

    No worries.
     
  18. El Tejano

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    I'd like to see how much Ahmad Hall would run us. That dude is a player and of course, the fact that he's from UT doesn't hurt for me.

    But he also paved alot of yards for a very good back there too.
     
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  19. CloakNNNdagger

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    That is a five year old college scouting report.

    And if he has good hands now, we certainly don't know it.

     
  20. V3rm0nt3r

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    My question is why aren't we talking to Jameel Cook's agent?:kitten:
     

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