They also had Mike Anderson who ran for 1500 undrafted. The dude who was running behind RG3 ran for like 1200 he was a 6th or undrafted. Portis was a 2nd rd pick, but aside from him, they were late rd picks. Pierce and Singletary as a duo is probably the best position group on the Texans. I guess we can debate oline. They will be able to run the ball for about 140 a game as long as the defense can be middle if the pack, imo.The most successful one that comes to mind is Terrell Davis. Pick 196 (6th round), MVP, HOF. He was on the verge of not making the Broncos roster his rookie season until a spectacular tackle on special teams in a preseason game got him noticed - and the rest is history.
He was on pace for strong consideration for OROY before he got hurt. The fact that he won Angry Run of the Year award pretty much tells you who he is as a runnerI read a little about Damien Pierce. He sounds promising. Overall, I know almost nothing about the running backs.
This link is The Run where the rest of the league started to take notice.I read a little about Damien Pierce. He sounds promising. Overall, I know almost nothing about the running backs.
I was trying to put this link in as well...This link is The Run where the rest of the league started to take notice.
But also take a look at some of his season highlight clips.
His vision behind the line is fantastic. And his decision making is very quick. He knows what hole he wants to hit almost immediately after getting the ball and then his first step is very decisive.Wow I love his game!
Ok, I'm altering my 8-win prediction for Houston to 10 wins and a trip to the playoffs!
Dameon Pierce made himself a well-known commodity amid a stellar rookie season in 2022, and the Texans running back is expecting a productive follow-up by virtue of Houston's rookie offensive coordinator in 2023.
Bobby Slowik was brought along by new Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans from San Francisco, where he was heavily involved in Kyle Shanahan's highly efficient offensive scheme the past few years.
Pierce, who described Slowik's offense as "running back friendly" at OTAs, has been studying 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey in preparation for being utilized more frequently through the air.
"Oh, the more ways I can get the ball, the better, baby. I love that. I love that," Pierce said Tuesday. "But, I've got a lot of great guys to look at. Most recently, probably Christian McCaffrey. He thrived last year in the league, in his offense he's just getting out of the backfield, getting in the flat, catching hitches or whatever the case may be. There's multiple ways to get a running back the ball."
I was going to say… I haven’t seen “hate” on him anywhere other than just being an under the radar UDFA. He was Chad Reuter’s top UDFA RB for what it’s worth:Valladay hate? For an udfa that hasn't done a thing in the NFL? Has anyone hated on him?
plus he's kinda washedNo to Ezekiel Elliot.
We aren’t in “win now” mode so we don’t need to sign a lot of aged veteran players that may have a little left in the tank to get us over the hump.
We need to be focused on giving reps to younger players on their rookie contract.
That's good. Though I'm not sure how he knows this prior to putting pads on.
ikr maybe it's a better understanding of the X n O's schemes on the training boards. Kinda like better reads and recognition of passing plays which would eventually improve his in game with pads on. Before in the 1st year he was basically a runner onlyThat's good. Though I'm not sure how he knows this prior to putting pads on.
As an Ohio State fan I can tell you that every year, without exception, we get reports out of fall camp that this kid and that kid are looking like the next Jack Lambert or Ronnie Lott and then the season starts and they don't look anything like those guys. I suspect the same is true for the pros. Everyone is driking the Kool-Aid in the summer!
Yea, I wanna hear "I'm really disappointed in the effort being put forth by the team. It's like these guys don't want to be here. Their minds are somewhere else. Nobody can block. Our receivers couldn't catch a cold in a flu epidemic. Our quarterback can't hit a bus from 20 yards. Our secondary guys are always lost. It's going to be a LONG season. I'll probably be fired mid-season."
Evidently, the coaching staff wasn't impressed since he was released - after giving him a large singing bonus for a UFA.Valladay hate? For an udfa that hasn't done a thing in the NFL? Has anyone hated on him?
This line may be somewhat overpaid and over drafted. But it is not the pile of crap you're expecting. Pierce will get his.Doesn't matter who’s at RB if we don’t get the OL fixed. I love Pierces effort but still don’t know how he will fit this scheme. Hard to judge him from last year with that joke of a line. Now with a new scheme, 2 OTs that are wussies in the run game, a rookie C and a LG that is confirming he doesn’t belong in the NFL daily I’m not sure what to expect.
TEAMS as in Special teams. Only the first 3 guys get any PT on ofense. If there's a 4th guy, he has to be a jack of all trades type that is also a ST ace.I dont get it...we let valladay go, but we keep ogunbawale (ifumblefootball), and dokes??? and now sign rountree??? DP, DS, and boone I understand and can get behind...but the others...especially over a young work horse like valladay??? Head scratcher to me...
I guess but if he tears it up for the steelers im gonna be pisssssedTEAMS as in Special teams. Only the first 3 guys get any PT on ofense. If there's a 4th guy, he has to be a jack of all trades type that is also a ST ace.
I'm not a huge fan of Ogunbawale (sp?) but he did contribute often on ST last year. The 4th guy will only see time on offense if there are injuries.
I suspect that Valladay didn't show ST ability, and he probably can't be hidden on the practice squad, so they did him a solid and released him.
The only guys getting carries is Pierce, Devon, and Mike Boone. Anyone else that sticks has to be a ST ace.