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Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
by grandmabetty
Obviously Duke stands to benefit the most from Lamar's injury but I'm looking to try to capitalize on the injury and grab a RB from houston. Who will get Carrie's if Lamar is out?

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:48 pm
by ninotoreS
Based on tonight's snaps, Higdon appears to be ahead of Crockett. But Higdon didn't do much with the opportunity, so :?.

Put a gun to my head, I'll pick Higdon. I've leaned toward him since before Foreman was cut. But I don't feel strongly about it. Crockett looks the part, but has been a chronic fumbler (lost one tonight, in fact), and I think Higdon is slightly better on passings downs.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
by sugbear65
Jay Ajayi! Please, Houston, make the call. He’s waiting.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:59 pm
by FantasyFreak
sugbear65 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Jay Ajayi! Please, Houston, make the call. He’s waiting.
He's done. He can't pass physicals.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:27 pm
by trader_nation
I am thinking this is terrible for Duke. Houston are staked. Here comes a trade for a stud RB...

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:32 pm
by Friction
Shady for a 5th? AD returning to Texas? Man, did Foreman blow a prime opportunity.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 pm
by snaps06
FantasyFreak wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:59 pm
sugbear65 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Jay Ajayi! Please, Houston, make the call. He’s waiting.
He's done. He can't pass physicals.
Exactly. Ajayi literally has no cartilage left in his knees. If he ever plays in the NFL again, it won't be for more than a couple games.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:36 pm
by sugbear65
snaps06 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 pm
FantasyFreak wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:59 pm
sugbear65 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Jay Ajayi! Please, Houston, make the call. He’s waiting.
He's done. He can't pass physicals.
Exactly. Ajayi literally has no cartilage left in his knees. If he ever plays in the NFL again, it won't be for more than a couple games.
Has he failed any team physicals? I don’t remember hearing that, but I don’t know. I do remember he was fully cleared by Dr. Andrews back in July.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:47 pm
by metalmat
On a side note I hate to see this happen in a preseason game.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:06 pm
by 95dent
Wonder if they now change their stance on not trading for Gordon....

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 pm
by Pete Carroll's Gum
I have Ajayi and the only news I’ve heard is that he has been fully cleared by dr Andrews.

I figure it’s Ajayi cause he’ll be cheap, and they can draft a RB next yeah. They could trade for Gordon (not sure about Texas cap space to sign Gordon) as well.

Duke can’t carry the load and the other backs on the roster can’t either. If they want to win this year, they need to make a move.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:17 pm
by trader_nation
kbocy22 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 pm
I have Ajayi and the only news I’ve heard is that he has been fully cleared by dr Andrews.

I figure it’s Ajayi cause he’ll be cheap, and they can draft a RB next yeah. They could trade for Gordon (not sure about Texas cap space to sign Gordon) as well.

Duke can’t carry the load and the other backs on the roster can’t either. If they want to win this year, they need to make a move.
I love the Ajayi plug, I honestly thought he was dead

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:09 am
by lukkynumber13
Ajayi would make a ton of sense, no way Duke is a 250-touch guy in Houston.

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:37 am
by trader_nation
Left field- Philip Lindsay.... for a young defensive player. Make sense doesnt it?

Re: Houston running backs.

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:57 am
by ninotoreS
Houston really shouldn't be interested in spending top long term dollar on an RB like Gordon when

- they've already paid a probable 3rd for Duke and his contract
- second contracts are looming for several valued players
- they need money saved in the warchest to splurge on the O-line next offseason

Plus Watson's second contract in a few years should break the bank.

Gordon is looking for elite, guaranteed, long term money, at a replaceable position. He shouldn't get it from Houston. He might not be able to get it from any team that isn't strictly rebuilding.