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I was not so much wishing for a player injury, more a clear RB in Denver....hopefully in the next week so I can use Henry week 16.
Now....do you think it would be bad karma if I wished coach Shan. an injury?
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From the Darius Walker thread [below]. Apparently I'm one of the few that didn't know that Mike Shanahan's son is the QB coach for the Texans...
December 12, 2007
Selvin Young vs. Darius Walker in primetime
With Selvin Young returning to his hometown, the game Thursday night is likely to turn into a battle of the undrafted rookie running backs. Texans veteran running back Ron Dayne didn't sound convincing when he said he hoped to play through the pain in his ankle after practice Tuesday.
Dayne must really be hurting to have had to stop playing on Sunday. He is not a player that sits unless he really can't play.
Now, he hasn't practiced the past two days, meaning he may still start Thursday but won't likely be able to shoulder the load against the Denver Broncos. That is a disappointment for the Texans, who could have used Dayne's punishing style against a Broncos defense that ranks 29th against the run.
Instead, the Texans will have to rely on Walker, a rookie who turned out a solid game on Sunday. With his NFL debut behind him and surely some of his jitters, Walker must now show that the can be a consistent threat.
It will be hard not to look over at the Broncos offense and think about what this team would be like if the Texans had signed Selvin Young after the draft - or even in the seventh-round. Texans quarterbacks coach Kyle Shanahan had praised Young to his father, Mike, and to the Texans during the entire draft process. He was familiar with Young during his time at Texas.
The Texans didn't go after him because they had what looked to them like a full contingent of running backs with Ahman Green, Samkon Gado, Chris Taylor and Ron Dayne. The Texans had no idea that group wouldn't hold up.
Is Walker going to have a breakout game? And do you think Young will be another Houstonian who comes back and shines against his hometown team?
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