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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: FB Greg Jones signs 1 year deal with the Texans Reply with quote

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#Texans sign former #Jaguars FB Greg Jones to a 1-year deal, per @AdamSchefter.


Love the move! Better blocker than Casey and can be useful as a runner also.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll pick this thread out of the 3.

Awesome signing for you guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kinda hoping Clutts beat him out. Glad we'll have a good FB competition.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another need checked off the list. Can he be Leach2.0? Certainly the same type of player. Plus it's always nice to take good players from divisional rivals.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PAtexansFAN99 wrote:
I'm kinda hoping Clutts beat him out. Glad we'll have a good FB competition.


It won't be a competition. I think Clutts is going to either be waived or serve as the backup FB again like he was last season behind Casey. Jones will be the starter.

BTW, MJD is pissed. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg is going to be amazing for you guys. Best blocking FB in the NFL, and beloved by the fans.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.jaguars.com/media-gallery/videos/Film-Room-Friday-Greg-Jones/a5695ff5-2095-4cc9-b172-be785e1d35b8
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iPwn wrote:
Greg is going to be amazing for you guys. Best blocking FB in the NFL, and beloved by the fans.


Yall can have Clutts if yall want!
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KhanYouDigIt wrote:
http://www.jaguars.com/media-gallery/videos/Film-Room-Friday-Greg-Jones/a5695ff5-2095-4cc9-b172-be785e1d35b8


Holy crap what a block on that kickoff return. Shocked
I hope we use him for special teams also. It would really help our return guy (Martin, Manning or whomever it is) having a great blocker to open holes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great signing. If we can sign a OLB or WR, This FA period would be perfect.
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Marco79 wrote:
Great signing. If we can sign a OLB or WR, This FA period would be perfect.
I think were close to done until post draft.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lumberjackchris wrote:
Marco79 wrote:
Great signing. If we can sign a OLB or WR, This FA period would be perfect.
I think were close to done until post draft.

I agree too that we are close to done, however there are still some WR and OLBs available that could make us more flexible draft day.

I am surprised we haven't kicked the tires on DHB. McClain has been preaching about how they want a young and fast WR. DHB fits that perfectly, has a ton of potential, AND is a terrific blocker.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He does sound like Vonta 2.0 and looks like it from that video clip. I'm happy with this signing. I'm actually surprised at this signing though, in a way this is Kubiak admitting a mistake that a pro bowl FB can't be replaced by an undersized TE. If he blocks well for Foster and helps us to get our running game back where it should be then he'll be a fan favorite here as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marco79 wrote:
lumberjackchris wrote:
Marco79 wrote:
Great signing. If we can sign a OLB or WR, This FA period would be perfect.
I think were close to done until post draft.

I agree too that we are close to done, however there are still some WR and OLBs available that could make us more flexible draft day.

I am surprised we haven't kicked the tires on DHB. McClain has been preaching about how they want a young and fast WR. DHB fits that perfectly, has a ton of potential, AND is a terrific blocker.


Said this before and I support it again. But it looks like he is picking between Detroit & Indy.... c'mon Lions! lol Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolf6151 wrote:
He does sound like Vonta 2.0 and looks like it from that video clip. I'm happy with this signing. I'm actually surprised at this signing though, in a way this is Kubiak admitting a mistake that a pro bowl FB can't be replaced by an undersized TE. If he blocks well for Foster and helps us to get our running game back where it should be then he'll be a fan favorite here as well.


There was no mistake. On the open market Leach got 3 years / $11 million. Casey got 3 years / $12 million. We are paying a top 3 FB $1 million to play for us (1/4th the market value of the other guys).

As Texans, Leach played 4 years / $8 million and Casey played for 4 years / $1.9 million. We got 8 years out of 2 players for less than the Ravens or Eagles got 3 years for one of them. Texans FBs play 33% of snaps. Arian has rushed for 100 ypg, 94ypg, 95 ypg, plus 1 td per game the past 3 seasons with 3 different lead blockers (if you throw Vickers in there). It's not a mistake, it's smart football economics.

The way I see it, Leach's hype is based more about how he looks and a few pancake type hits he delivers and a dearth of name players at a position few teams feature. Ray Rice had career lows last year and Leach only plays 40% of snaps for them.

The only "mistake" was Kubiak failing to find ways to creatively incorporate Casey into the passing game from the FB spot the past two years.
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