Thursday, April 28, 2005

Delay but Still Good

As assumed, the Houston Texans were able to get the draft choice they were looking for. Houston began in the 13th slot, but decided to trade down for a third round choice in the next draft. The owner’s saw this as a good deal and it paid of. The player that they were looking to get, defensive tackle Travis Johnson, was still undrafted at 16. The Texans traded picks with the New Orleans Saints.

“Clearly, when we got to 13, there was a group of players, and we would’ve been happy with any of them. We would’ve taken Travis Johnson at 13, but we were offered the chance to move back with an extra pick for next year—a third-round pick, which is a good pick—to move back three spots. We felt comfortable that Travis Johnson could be there, and other players could be there.”
- Charley Casserly

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

David Carr and Juvenile Diabetes

David Carr has been making efforts in order to boost the discovery of preventive care for juvenile diabetes. This is due to Carr having a son, Austin, who was diagnosed with this ailment. Now Carr is taking up the path of such people as Boomer Esiason and Doug Flutie in finding a cure for their child as any father would.

“I always remember watching guys like Boomer Esiason and Doug Flutie, who had sons that needed to be taken care of but in turn they were able to reach millions of people and raise awareness. I always thought that was something that I would eventually be blessed to do.”
- David Carr

It’s a great thing when people who face stardom on a daily basis are able bring about more awareness to problems we all face. Carr may have never even thought about juvenile diabetes before, but now he is making all efforts in his power to find a cure.

Thursday, April 07, 2005


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Running back Domanick Davis has surpassed 1,000 yards each of his first two seasons, but the jury is still out on his durability. Davis is short, but hardly small. His lower body strength is as good as any back in the league. Nevertheless, staying healthy has been an issue. The Texans would like to be able to count on Davis as their back of the future, but don't be surprised if they draft a running back to provide insurance in the event Davis battles injuries for a third consecutive year. If healthy, Davis is the complete package. In addition to being a determined runner with great vision and cutback skills, Davis also is a sure-handed receiver who has become a safety blanket when quarterback David Carr has to get rid of the ball in a hurry.