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Old 01-15-2006, 10:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: And So It Begins (Bush vs. Young)

well i feel sorry for him cause he's gonna get booed a lot

Reggie Bush has long been assumed the top pick in the NFL draft, but after Vince Young's performance in the Rose Bowl, the Trojans wanted some assurance before the Heisman Trophy winner agreed to forgo his senior season.

USC sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that coach Pete Carroll gave his blessing for Bush to turn pro only after being assured by Texans owner Bob McNair that the running back would be the No. 1 pick in the draft.

Young, a Texas native, led his Longhorns to a victory over the favored Trojans in the national championship and ignited a public frenzy demanding Houston select the quarterback instead of Bush.

However, the Texans appear to be sticking with their initial plan of drafting the running back -- a preference of the top candidate to become their head coach.

A Broncos source told Mortensen that Gary Kubiak, Denver's offensive coordinator and the favorite for the Texans' head coaching post, believes current Houston quarterback David Carr can flourish with a new offense headlined by Bush and wide receiver Andre Johnson.

Kubiak, a Houston native, is widely considered the likely successor to Dom Capers, who was fired as Texans coach on Jan. 2, one day after finishing a 2-14 season with a loss at San Francisco.

However, under NFL tampering rules, the Texans cannot comment about or finalize any moves involving Kubiak until the Broncos' season is over. Denver advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a 27-13 win over the New England Patriots on Saturday.
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I just don't get this...the texans have a proven NFL RB, and the last thing they need is a giant signing bonus and contract for another one who's unproven. If they pick up Bush, they should trade Davis for more picks...
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Nonsense...trade the first pick for less expensive OL and additional picks. Before you dismiss it, think about it. Drafting Bush makes no sense, as he is NOT what the Texans need.
I totally and 100% Agree with you. USC had 6 injured starters in the Rose Bowl that didnt play. And lossed Mike Patterson, Shaun Cody, Manual Wright and Lofa Tatupu to the draft last year, VY actually scored less points than Fresno State ! I dont think hes NFL ready either, and think he'll develop into a A. Brooks Steve McNair type
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