Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Propagating Unfounded Rumors


The NFL.com's Adam Schefter is reporting that there is a very real chance that the Houston Texans will not select Reggie Bush with the #1 overall pick. Schefter claims that the Texans have had no contract talks with Bush and instead have initiated a conversation with defensive end Mario Williams. There are a few explanations for this report:

1. Adam Schefter has exhausted every NFL draft story, but with 12 days remaining until the actual draft, he has resorted to making shit up.

2. The Houston Texans have leaked this story to either entice possible trading suitors or to lowball Bush when it comes time for contract negotiations.

3. The Texans are even dumber than I gave them credit for.

My guess is that #1 is the correct response, but in the event it's actually #3, let's look at the logic behind the decision. The Texans already have Dominick Davis at RB and Jerome Mathis to return kicks, so they have more pressing needs at defensive end and offensive tackle. While that is true, neither Davis or Mathis are players that you would label as a "difference maker." Reggie Bush however has the skillset of a young Marshall Faulk. Now I suppose you could point out that the Colts never won anything with a young Faulk and a weak supporting cast; and to that I would say, "Stop with all of your logic and facts and just nod in agreement with me!"

Some people think that Mario Williams could be the next Reggie White. Personally, I don't see why the Texans would be interested in a pass rushing defensive end when the opposing teams will be running the ball the entire second half to protect their 3 TD lead.

For what it's worth (zero), Marshall Faulk was the #2 overall pick in 1994. The #1 pick that year was a defensive lineman- Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson. I have a strong feeling in my gut that if the Texans do pass up Bush for Williams, history will repeat itself. Or maybe that's just gas.

1 Comments:

At Wed Apr 19, 09:09:00 PM PDT , Anonymous The Big Picture said...

dan wilkinson! nice memory on that one. and who the fuck is marshall faulk? did he even play in the pros?

nice post, insomniac.

 

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