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Carr Takes Shot at the Texans!

CARR TAKES SHOT AT TEXANS

Former Texans quarterback David Carr, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft and the first draft pick in franchise history, is happy to be with the Panthers, even as a backup.

And Carr is making it known that he's glad he's out of Houston.

"I've been on an expansion team and it's not fun,'' Carr said. "I've been on teams that aren't winning and it wasn't exciting. Football is a hard enough game when you go out there and you're battling everything and you go out and lose it makes it hard. I wanted to be on a team that was fun and exciting and whether I had a chance to play right away, it didn't matter to me.''

Carr also took a backhanded swipe at the Swiss cheese offensive lines that protected him in Houston: "If I learned anything in the last five years, that's where football games are won and lost," he said.

"I need to take a deep breath and be around a good environment and just start enjoying the game again,'' Carr said. "In the last week or two, it's brought back a lot of excitement that I had when I was younger."

Apparently, the fact that Carr was the starting quarterback for each of the Texans' first five seasons played no part in the team's sruggles.

More:

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2836486

Edited by Trae

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I've worked with Carr in several advertising productions and I have to say he is the most un-celebrity-like pro athlete I've ever met. I absolutely don't mean this as a compliment, either.

He just had this 1000-yard stare that said there wasn't much going on upstairs. He had no swagger whatsoever. At charity events in his name, he didn't mingle or work to endear himself to the sponsors. He had everything given to him -- all he had to do was step up and take it.

The guy just isn't very bright and lacks leadership chops. That's a liability in his position, regardless of his natural talent.

I'm glad to see him go. It's a credit to Mr. McNair and the Texans' sense of loyalty that it took this long.

Edited by dalparadise

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Has anyone had a chance to see the new website? Much better than last years, which in my opinion, has been the only year that I didn't like it.

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I have been on that thing since it opened on March 30th. The message boards are a major downgrade to the old ones, but besides that the website is better.

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if adrian peterson drops to 10 do the texans take him? or do you think they may make a move to try and get Joe Thomas out of Wisconsin?

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The Texans have mention, "If Adrian Peterson drops to 10, they will not pass up that type of talent."

I would hope not, I think they would be better off moving up to #2 and trading with detroit, because detroit wants out of the #2 slot, and this way they can get joe thomas, but if they stay at 10 I think they have a good shot at AP.

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Gary Kubiak in the April 9, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated demonstrated a non-rantish frankness about the Texans playoff chances that isn't often seen in coaching ranks:

"Our supporting cast isn't good enough right now, and we're not going to put everything on [quarterback] Matt [schaub]. We feel good about our recent drafts and our offseason moves, but we still need a couple more drafts and off seasons before we're a playoff caliber team. We see Matt as one piece of the puzzle."

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Gary Kubiak in the April 9, 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated demonstrated a non-rantish frankness about the Texans playoff chances that isn't often seen in coaching ranks:

"Our supporting cast isn't good enough right now, and we're not going to put everything on [quarterback] Matt [schaub]. We feel good about our recent drafts and our offseason moves, but we still need a couple more drafts and off seasons before we're a playoff caliber team. We see Matt as one piece of the puzzle."

1 piece out of about 15 they need.

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1 piece out of about 15 they need.

Kubiak really saying, "don't expect playoffs this year fans."

And what I'm saying, "if they don't hit 8-8 or better this year somebodies job is on the line."

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I would hope not, I think they would be better off moving up to #2 and trading with detroit, because detroit wants out of the #2 slot, and this way they can get joe thomas, but if they stay at 10 I think they have a good shot at AP.

What do we have to give to move up? Future draft picks?

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Free Agent WR Keenan McCardell (Chargers) will visit the Houston Texans today!

This doesn't excite me, he's been in the league about 16 years. We tried the "Eric Moulds" thing last year and it didn't work.

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Keenan McCardell is twice as faster then Eric Moulds, can get open and broke more records then him. I say hell yes to Keenan! He will be a great addition to the team.

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The Texans just signed former A&M Aggie, Bethel Johnson to the already tight receiver corps. Johnson struggled to develop himself as an offensive threat with the Patriots, though, and was traded to New Orleans in 2006. He was cut by the Saints before the regular season started. Johnson spent last season with the Vikings.

Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in March, but was released in June.

I just hope he contribute something this year as a Texan.

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Texans just signed veteran WR Keenan McCardell and P Matt Turk. They have released several others.

this is unconfirmed and now denied by McCardell. they did sign the punter though.

per rotoworld.com

Texans released RB Darius Walker, FB Cory Anderson, G Atlas Herrion, C Enoka Lucas, CB Derrick Roberson, P Eric Wilbur, and LB Zac Woodfin.

Texans signed P Matt Turk.

Edited by westguy76

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RB Chris Taylor is out for season with a knee injury, and Wali Lundy suffering from a sore back. The Texans announced that they're bringing in veteran RB's Quentin Griffin, Patrick Pass and resigning Darius Walker to the squad.

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That's good news (signing Walker back). I heard about Taylor yesterday afternoon when it happened. Sucks.

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Yes, it sucks. But hey, that's football. I think that Wail Lundy is on his way out, and they already talk to DL Travis Johnson about getting his act together are he will be shipping out.

So far, the top three RB's are; Ahman Green, Ron Dayne and Samkon Gado.

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