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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Texans sign former Giants RB Andre Brown Reply with quote

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Texans agree with RB Andre Brown.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good depth Signing. He is 1 year removed from averaging 5.3 yards and scoring 8TDs. He has had injury problems so if he can stay healthy he will be a good backup for Foster.

I also expect us to draft another RB who is quick and fast and can catch.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marco79 wrote:
Another good depth Signing. He is 1 year removed from averaging 5.3 yards and scoring 8TDs. He has had injury problems so if he can stay healthy he will be a good backup for Foster.

I also expect us to draft another RB who is quick and fast and can catch.

My vote is for Charles Sims in the 4th.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

treece300e wrote:
Marco79 wrote:
Another good depth Signing. He is 1 year removed from averaging 5.3 yards and scoring 8TDs. He has had injury problems so if he can stay healthy he will be a good backup for Foster.

I also expect us to draft another RB who is quick and fast and can catch.

My vote is for Charles Sims in the 4th.


I doubt he lasts that long; at lest, he shouldn't. he is really good.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jacobys Homey wrote:
treece300e wrote:
Marco79 wrote:
Another good depth Signing. He is 1 year removed from averaging 5.3 yards and scoring 8TDs. He has had injury problems so if he can stay healthy he will be a good backup for Foster.

I also expect us to draft another RB who is quick and fast and can catch.

My vote is for Charles Sims in the 4th.


I doubt he lasts that long; at lest, he shouldn't. he is really good.


Yep. He won't. Sims is clearly the best pass catcher at RB in the draft. Heck, even in the last 2-3 drafts. I wouldnt mind us drafting DeAnthony Thomas in round 5-6. He fits those criteria.

I like the Brown signing. He had some fumbling issues last season, but most Giant rbs had the same problem. When healthy he was productive for the Giants. He fits what BOB wants at RB. He is also a pretty decent pass catcher out of the backfield. If Foster goes down, we basically have another starter at RB.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ehhhhhh, I'm ok with this signing. Brown adds depth at a needed position for very little money, but his injury history worries me. I thought we had learned that lesson already. I'd much prefer the Texans to add some O-line depth at OT or someone that can play both OT and OG. We're very thin on the O-line and need help.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wolf6151 wrote:
Ehhhhhh, I'm ok with this signing. Brown adds depth at a needed position for very little money, but his injury history worries me. I thought we had learned that lesson already. I'd much prefer the Texans to add some O-line depth at OT or someone that can play both OT and OG. We're very thin on the O-line and need help.
We have learned our lesson. He only got the vet minimum. Even if he gets hurt, no money wasted. The more players he signs like this, the more likely he hits on one of them. Clemons and Brown were excellent depth low cost signings.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^ Ditto

Although I wonder what this means for Dennis Johnson. Or maybe I'm alone in thinking he showed enough promise to compete for a backup spot?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaytrajik wrote:
^^ Ditto

Although I wonder what this means for Dennis Johnson. Or maybe I'm alone in thinking he showed enough promise to compete for a backup spot?
Hard to predict how he will perform in a system at his size that doesnt run a ZBS.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really good signing at the price we got him. As for Dennis Johnson, I'm pretty sure he's not very good.

TF713 I agree DeAnthony Thomas is the type of back we'll be looking to add late.

Not sure we need a receiving back, Foster is pretty damn good at it, and we're certainly paying him enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal and decent player. I am very interested in how our offense will work.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. I don't want to lump everything we do this offseason with the Pats / Belichick model as unlike Kubiak / Smith who basically endeavored to implement the Broncos / Shanny system verbatim at least for the first 4 years, I think O'Brien has some original ideas as well as drawing off his college experience at Georgia Tech and Penn St. in addition to his 5 years under Belichick. Heck the beauty of the Pats offensive system is that it evolves every season with new wrinkles that are a season or two ahead of most DCs.

All that being said, Andre Brown harkens back to the Pats of 2010-11 with Benjarvus Green-Ellis as a reliable guy who wasn't going to break off 40 yard runs for you, but would consistently get you that 4 ypc when you needed it and more importantly, racked up 24 tds in those two seasons. Sure, Arian is going to be the lead back and more akin to the Steven Ridley role there (before he caught fumblitus last year), but I like having a bruiser with upside in Brown and getting him for the vet minimum is a steal even in a soft Rb market. As far as I'm concerned, I like him BETTER than Tate considering he has 11 Tds to Tate's 6 the past two seasons and about the same rushing yards.

It will be interesting to see what we do with the #3 back as the Pats history certainly indicates that they love to integrate a true pass catching specialist from the RB spot like Danny Woodhead and Kevin Faulk. Dennis Johnson certainly fits the body type of those guys who were 5' 9" and 5' 8", and he caught 63 balls at Ark for 510 yards, so he has it in him. I much prefer having a solid #2 already under contract rather than having to potentially expose our new QB to a rookie who can't be trusted to pick up a blitz considering Arian's health is going to remain a question mark. I told you to hold your water for these type signings which are trickling in, but this and Clemons are simply ideal for our situation.
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Great athlete, good dude from what I've heard. But I also had friends who used to party with him in college, and he told them (as of his junior year) he had never passed a drug test in college. Obviously he has it under control if he's lasted in the NFL this long, but that's still the first thought that comes to mind when I hear his name.
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