Ward ready if Foster is out for Texans

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=9&c=2&cid=1104856&nid=5774015&fhn=1
    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/27839/ward-ready-if-foster-is-out-for-texans
     
  2. hookinreds

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    Just win damn it!
     
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    LOL, the pressure on Kubes is mounting.
     
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    prostock101 Mr. Big

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    I am officially unconcerned about not having Foster in the lineup. If we can't beat the Colts with Ward/Tate then we just pretty much officially suck.
     
  5. Bulluck53

    Bulluck53 All Pro

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    ^^^ Exactly. Sit Foster and let him rest. Ward/Tate will do well and the defense will carry the team if the running game can't get going. The game shouldn't be close either way.
     
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    I won't say I'm unconcerned, but other than that I pretty much agree with this. Last year, we had to run all day to control the clock & keep Manning off the field. We should throw more this year, too. I'm not expecting a shutout, but we should be able to get to sack Collins a few times.
     
  7. Errant Hothy

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    If Ron Dayne can gash the Colts D I have no doubts about the ability of Ward and Tate to be able to do so. Sit Foster.
     
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    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    I remember we beat the Rusty led Titans last season, and lost to the Kerry Collins version of the same test.

    We are better on defense, I believe that. But the whole team just got better around Kerry Collins.
     
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    Well, Dayne didn't exactly "gash" the Colts, but he did burn clock, keep the ball, and get us a win.

    Ward/Tate/Slaton will "gash" the Colts. Manning is out, but I still say we pound the rock on that D.
     
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    If I remember correctly, he actually did gash them pretty bad.
     
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    Only 153 yards worth of gashing. Of course that was 5 years ago.
     
  12. brad77

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    I have no doubt that our Running game will be in good hands with Tate/ Ward. I liked the production we got out of these guys during the preseason.
     
  13. beerlover

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    Ward may be starting but it will be Ben Tate's coming out party!
     
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    I think that's what we'll see as well. Ben Tate looked quick as well as strong during the PS. I don't see the running game taking too big of a hit in terms of production.
     
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    I certainly hope so! I've decided to play him instead of J. Addai on my ff team! :) Bettin our D shuts down the Colts running game!
     
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    Texans run D has looked pretty bad in preseason. I don't think we shut down their run game. I like our improved pass rush but I am skeptical about our run d.
     
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    Don't believe it for a minute. KC doesn't play defense and the Colts' D (while giving up less yards) gave up 49 more points (~3/gm) and 12 more rushing yards a game than the aforementioned Titans.
     
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    Well, OK, but I think he did it with 3 yds. a carry all day long and we passed very little. Then we get a last second FG for the win. It was HUGE beating them for the first time and it was all about the run game--gotta say that.

    Anybody wonder if Ward or Tate might actually beat Foster's one game record? What is Indy going to do on offense? If they go 3 and out a lot and we just keep pounding it with a lead, who knows?
     
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    just us him for some Key running plays

    in the 3rd and 4th quater take him out for the grind it out runs when we are hopefully up by 30 points
     
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    Dayne had 32 carries at 4.8 ypc. Taylor had 8 carries at 3 ypc. We passed 23 times.
     

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