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Houston, you should have gone with Bush...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by steveu, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I don't criticize Houston for not drafting Bush. I criticize the Texans for not trading the pick for multiple picks. Bush was the most highly anticipated player coming into the league in a long time. Someone, somewhere had to be interested enough in the opportunity to have Bush wear his team's colors that they'd overpay for the rights to the No. 1 overall pick.
  2. Hed bust

    Hed bust Guest

    His detractors want him to be a "I" formation, off-left-tackle, meat-and-potatoes tailback.
    They pick and peck and look for ways to support a theory that he "hasn't produced"
    Reggie's a hybrid player, who doesn't mind standing on the sideline occasionally and letting teammates carry the load.
    He's a team player in, thank goodness, a team sport.
    This reference back to Metcalf, over and over, is ridiculous.
    Two different players with two different college careers. Reggie's college career was much more productive (witness his multiple national titles)
    Watch him shine in the NFL. Over the long haul.
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Now that the regular season's done ...

    Reggie Bush
    155 carries, 565 yards, 3.6 average, 6 TDs
    88 receptions, 742 yards, 8.4 average, 2 TDs
    28 punt returns, 216 yards, 7.7 average, game-winning TD

    Mario Williams
    35 solo tackles, 12 assists, 4.5 sacks, 3 passes defended

    ... I don't doubt that Williams is a good player, but the Texas weren't wise to draft him to anchor that line. The pick would have made sense if they already had good linemen there. But they didn't, so he saw double teams from the start and struggled to make an impact. It might have been wise to pass on him and go with someone else -- like a running back who can catch out of the backfield for a team plagued by a weak offensive line.

    While they did improve to 6-10, they still have Ron Dayne, Wali Lundy, Chris Taylor and Domanick Davis at running back. And you wonder whether they have doubts now about David Carr long-term.
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