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Friday Blogstuffs

Here's some light reading to get you through your Friday. Hopefully, I will have a Q & A with Tim, the resident Texans blogger, later today. Today's post is brought to you by the html code for the bullet point.

  • Jammal Brown and Brian Young are the only players who missed practice on Wednesday. Brown is expected to start on Sunday, while Young is expected to sit.
  • DeMeco Ryans, the Texans' top defensive player, will spy Reggie Bush. I'm not sure how much of this is posturing and how much is true. If it is true, I would throw a few early passes to Reggie, to test Ryans. DeMeco is a fine young player, but he can't have the speed, acceleration and agility of Reggie Bush -- if he did, he would be freakish. I agree with the linked blog post: The other thing I would think about doing is putting Bush and another back -- Pierre Thomas, for the love of God -- in the backfield at the same time, motioning Bush out wide and running with said other back. If DeMeco is going to faithfully shadow Reggie, let him take himself out of the play.
  • I'm watching the Arizona-Oregon game; the Saints NEED to draft Antoine Cason. The other guy I'd like to see the Saints pick, perhaps late on the first day, Matt Forte (and I'm not just saying that because he's from Tulane). He would be a nice complementary thunder to Reggie Bush's lightning, he's a decent receiver out of the backfield and he's a local guy, so he'd immediately be a fan favorite. And, oh yeah, his game log is the sickest thing I've ever seen.
  • We haven't discussed Antonio Pittman on this blog ... look, good for him, he tore-off a huge run in garbage time against a mediocre defense. Maybe getting cut was the best thing that could have happened for his career. He still didn't deserve to make the team over Pierre Thomas. Aaron Stecker, maybe, but I can't imagine the Saints keeping two rookie backups behind Bush and McAllister.
  • I never mentioned Dick Nolan's passing. Nolan went 15-29 over three seasons with the Saints. May he rest in peace.
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