"Workout Warriors"-Home page article

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Nice to see.

    Might be a little bit of a puff piece, but given all the anonymous trashing of Carr's work ethic that got a little out of hand during the Draft VY discussions, it is nice to see a little love sent these guys' way.

    I really hope it ends up working well for Carr (and also for us fans, of course). It would be a nice story to see him succeed.:redtowel:
     
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    I hope all our receivers are working out with him. They need the work for sure.
     
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    saw the article on the homepage and found it intersting to say the least. Texans Chic has a good point about the reference to Carrs work ethic...so far that doesnt seem to be a problem or an issue...getting to work at 0645 4 times a week for lifting, conditioning, and some practice in the bubble sure doesnt seem like a work ethic issue to me...good things could be ahead for us!
     
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    What do you mean all two of them, :) . He's going to need to practice with the practice squad and of course Mathis.
     
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    Its nice and all, and I believe Carr is our guy and always have, but that is not that big a deal. Most HS football teams follow this kind of dedication during the offseason and summer. Most HS football teams are there at the same time, doing the same stuff, and then go through 3-a-days. Thats not even getting into the college offseason.

    Carr is dedicated I guess, but the entire team is not there. In HS and college, it is REQUIRED you be there. If you miss a practice or are late because of family, its only 200 grassers. (I know)
     
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    Good job. I'm glad that Wong is getting better. Carr is going to be alright despite what some may think. GO TEXANS!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's a big deal when some around here have been bashing Carr for his work ethic. Maybe it's just me but reading that article towards the end I got kind of tingly being reminded we have Kubiak and Sherman here, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming...
     
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    Most important thing I saw was Joppru running and catching. (as long as he doesn't get hurt again.....)
     


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    So what, it is a puff piece.

    There have been month and months of the guys in the newspapers obliquely suggesting that "some" believe that Carr has been babied and doesn't work hard enough. Anytime in the paper they make a non-referenced gossipy mention of "some think", it is a chickensheet way of trying to make a point with no real facts. And it got more gossipy after VY was talked about as a possible first pick.

    I don't know if it is true or not, but I personally don't care for that sort of reporting. It puts the players in a bad spot because they can't really respond to it or prove it differently because it makes them sound whiney or defensive responding to unsourced, sideways sorts of insults tossed in their general direction.

    So let the Texans puff away at will. I am a sucker for these sorts of articles--I know it is just PR but I like to hear the guys being excited about a new season. And dangit, if the Texans PR folk don't defend their players, who the heck will?



    As a really random aside, the phrase "pre-madonna's" really cracks me up. Makes me think of next season and possible positive uplifting theme songs for different players (let's sing along shall we......):cool:



    David Carr: "Like a virgin, untouched for the very time......."

    Chester Pitts: "You can turn this world around
    And bring back all of those happy days
    Put your troubles down
    It's time to celebrate"

    Dominick Davis: "I've got the moves baby, you got the motion
    If we got together we'd be causing a commotion"

    Reggie Bush: "Just like a prayer, I'll take you there
    It's like a dream to me"

    Andre Johnson: "You must be my Lucky Star
    'Cause you make the darkness seem so far
    And when I'm lost you'll be my guide
    I just turn around and you're by my side"

    Dunta Robinson: "Give me faith give me joy, my boy
    I will always cherish you"

    Jason Babin: "Gimme one more chance
    Tell me that it's not too late
    Let me win your love"

    Phillip Buchanon: "Don't just stand there, let's get to it
    Strike a pose, there's nothing to it. Vogue, vogue"

    Gary Kubiak: "It's all brand new, I'm crazy for you
    And you know it's true
    I'm crazy, crazy for you"



    OK, I think I just injured myself with that.
     
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    My CARR works out everyday that I drive it but it still doesn't KNOW HOW TO STUDY FILM. That is what he needs to do and he doesn't according to some talk show Hosts I heard last year. No DOUBT CARR has the TALLENT and Can Play but if he doesn't watch FILM he will never be able to STAY OFF HIS BUTT. Of Course most of that I BLAME on the COACHING STAFF because they didn't MAKE HIM WATCH FILM. Instead they let him go home and Play with his KIDS.
    2 CENTS OUT
     
  11. Nighthawk

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    This is Carr. Good heavens.

    “We’re all excited about getting back to work,” Carr said. “We’ve seen the success (the coaches) have had in Denver and the success coach (Gary) Kubiak, coach (Mike) Sherman and coach (Troy) Calhoun have had with quarterbacks. All the guys are excited for me."
     
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    Do you know that they aren't? Or are you just speculating because you don't like him?
     
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    Parse parse parse parse and parse. To get every word you say analyzed a million ways must be really weird.

    You know what? I bet that is just an honest statement. I bet they are all excited that he will have some coaching from folks who have had a lot of QB success. Heck, I'm excited for him too.

    Dude has an arm and was stuck throwing hitches all last season in an ultra-conservative training wheel offense that let folks tee off on him because they knew he wasn't throwing deep. Even if you aren't his biggest fan, you had to feel for him in that scheme.

    Relatedly......

    It is much better to go through life looking for the best in people than searching for the worst.
     
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    I read that and take it to mean that "All the guys are excited for me".....TO FINALLY START LEARNING HOW TO PLAY IN THE NFL AND PERHAPS LOOK LIKE A NFL STARTING QB.

    considering his abysmal flop of a career so far I can well understand his teammates excitement at the prospect of Carr improving.

    and TexansChick, thanks for the laughs. your song lyrics were hilarious. :redtowel:
     
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    Flop of career? The last 2 seasons, Carr has completed more than 60% of his passes and thrown for more TD's than INT's. Considering the horrible coaching/playcalling, lack of offensive weapons, and a non existent offensive line, doesn't really seem that bad to me. Out of the QB's in the NFL last season who played in all 16 games, only 7 completed more than 60% of their passes and threw for more TD's than INT's, Carson Palmer, Peyton Manning, Matt Hasselbeck, Tom Brady, Trent Green, Jake Plummer, and David Carr.
     
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  16. Where's Joe Texan and his "sources close to the team" on this one. I guess they failed to let him know that Carr does all of this IN THE OFF SEASON.
     
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    Just when I think I'm about to gag hanging around this stale cauldron of negativity, along comes Texans_Chick with a breath of fresh air.

    :highfive:
     
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    you couldn't make this stuff up:redtowel:
     
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    lol: (I wish I could take a pair of pliers, and yank that fricken all-caps key out of that dude's keyboard)

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