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Friday, August 11, 2006

I Just Threw Up in my Mouth a Little Bit

I just opened today's sports page. This is going to really suck. For YEARS.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

I'm not afraid to say I got a little choked up when I read my Chronicle today. Super Mario better justify the Texans' love.

Fri Aug 11, 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this opinion will be unpopular here, but im GLAD we passed on young for the same reason im glad we passed on bush, the position is filled very well in David Carr, so the upgrade would only be slight (and his selection would not have an impact for a few years) where as at DE the upgrade is very large and Mario should have an immediate impact.

While I definitely support pouring first pick money into a QB over a RB, honestly guys, if Young didnt go to UT would anyone really care about him? I'm glad the Texans front office make the smart choice for this team in picking a great talent at a need position.

I hope Vince has a great career for the Titans, but he will have to prove that he is an elite QB and personally I don't believe he will ever reach that staatus in the nfl. Passable and above average with electrifying plays now and again yes, but never brady/manning tier success at the position for one reason and one reason alone, intelligence. Vince may be many things but he is an intelligent man he is not and in the NFL brain is just as important if not more so that brawn.

Fri Aug 11, 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Ask Pete Carroll about VY's intelligence.

VY's greatness is beyond comparison in the college ranks. David Carr does not at all fit the Texans' QB position 'very well', even if the line play was much to blame. VY is a hometown talent like none that the Bayou City has ever seen, and he will make us remember that at least twice a fall for the next 15 years.

Mario Williams fits nicely onto the D-line, and he may prove to be an addition that improves the team considerably, but he'll never be what VY could have been.

Fri Aug 11, 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I'm not finished, dammit. Playing QB at the NFL level is as much or more about leadership as it is about talent. I will hazard a guess that VY is already garnering more respect in Titan camp than D-Carr has ever earned in Houston. Don't forget the comments his teammates made (and didn't make) when the team was in the toilet last year. No VY team would EVER experience that leadership void.

Fri Aug 11, 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger Bert said...

It says something about a quarterback when the biggest headlines about him are when/if he's going to cut his hair. Leadership stories were no where to be found.

Fri Aug 11, 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is stated incorrectly above about VY being wanted in Houston purely because he went to UT. In fact, the only reason everyone jumped on the VY wagon is because they watched the Rose Bowl. Before that game, VY was lower on people's draft boards than Brady Quinn. As it turns out, he runs over a young and sub-par USC defense and now we call him Jesus? There are defensive ends and linebackers in the NFL that are just as fast as VY and are bigger!

I think we are all just living in the theoretical at this time... what he could be? what his potential is... its time to just sit back and see what happens.

Fri Aug 11, 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

VY is from Houston, Anonymous. He didn't just go to UT. And you may have only seen him in the Rose Bowl, but those of us who watched him for the last 3 seasons have seen plenty to know that was just another day at the office for Vince.

Fri Aug 11, 09:54:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Anonymous, we're not saying VY is Jesus. He's just what Jesus would look like if the Son of God opted to put on the pads.

I completely agree that we're all just speculating at this point. But the fact is that Vince has been successful on every level he's played at thus far. It's not unreasonable to think that the Texans will rue the day they passed on a guy who may end up being winning the MVP of the league. Compounded with that is the fact that Vince played his high school ball in Houston, his college ball two hours away in Austin, and desperately wanted to be a Texan. It was the perfect fit, considering that Carr hasn't performed like a No. 1 QB in the four years he's been here. A new staff, better players, and more options on offense may prove to be all Carr needs to be an All-Pro. But if Carr has another mediocre to poor season, expect the gnashing of teeth to get even louder when VY is making jaws drop around the league by December.

Sat Aug 12, 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that VY played HS ball in Houston... and as a UT season ticket holder for the past 4 years, i didnt just happen to tune into the Rose bowl and see him for the first time. Ive watched him live ever since he took his first snaps at UT. VY playing HS ball in Houston doesnt equate to him being a successful pick for the Texans. Sure it may have sold a few more seats in the beginning, but the only thing that guarantees seats for the Texans is the W's.

The NFL is much different than college. there are no "day in the office" teams like North Texas to run over every year. I dont think his style of play and strengths as a QB are going to produce good results in the NFL. I believe his throwing motion, lack of pocket presence, and his habitual reliance on his running ability will cause him a lot of problems... including injuries. If i were you all, Id be more upset that the texans didnt take a guy like Reggie Bush. I see his potential as greater than VY's.

Mon Aug 14, 02:23:00 PM  

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