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AGGIEZ
03-01-2007, 10:20 PM
With all of our needs, why are we not on more of these Free Agents? Should we expect more action on FA's with the cap space we just freed up??

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2784159

The Pencil Neck
03-01-2007, 10:31 PM
With all of our needs, why are we not on more of these Free Agents? Should we expect more action on FA's with the cap space we just freed up??

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2784159

I find it kinda sad that the only guy that we're mentioned as being in the running for is Ken Hamlin.

It's not going to happen, but just think if we could get Hamlin, Nate Clements, and then draft Laron Landry.

Whew.

TexanFan881
03-01-2007, 10:45 PM
For some reason the Texans never go after high profiled guys in free agency or in that matter the draft. They will get a lot of decent players I suspect, but nobody who really sticks out as a great free agent signing. That's probably why we are only on there for one player.

Ole Miss Texan
03-01-2007, 10:48 PM
I find it kinda sad that the only guy that we're mentioned as being in the running for is Ken Hamlin.

It's not going to happen, but just think if we could get Hamlin, Nate Clements, and then draft Laron Landry.

Whew.

i'd take michael lewis over ken hamlin if we drafted Laron Landry. but point taken....best secondary in the league hands down.

It'd be kind of a waste though if we cant get any pressure on the qb.

AGGIEZ
03-01-2007, 11:15 PM
i'd take michael lewis over ken hamlin if we drafted Laron Landry. but point taken....best secondary in the league hands down.

It'd be kind of a waste though if we cant get any pressure on the qb.

Isn't that what we spent our #1 pick on last year instead of picking one of two high profile, once a decade offensive studs?

The lack of free agent activity from the Texans is concerning. The one thing I am looking forward to is Smith's and Kubiak's draft this year. With the exception of the huge brainfart with the #1 pick last year, they had a killer draft. I hope they get #8 right this year and have the same results as last year with 2-7...

kiwitexansfan
03-01-2007, 11:40 PM
We don't have the cap space some team have and we aren't as competitve as others.

All in all not the most attractive place for a FA to come to.

t_flare
03-02-2007, 01:39 AM
this will be the first year for Rik Smith.. lets see if he goes after the high profile guys

The Pencil Neck
03-02-2007, 02:00 AM
this will be the first year for Rik Smith.. lets see if he goes after the high profile guys


I don't care about whether the guys he brings in are high or low profile as long as they actually play and contribute to the team. Unlike he-who-must-not-be-named.

I'm easy like that.

hot pickle
03-02-2007, 02:20 AM
i wouldnt the texans go after donte stallworth, hes a good WR and we need a new #2 reciever

Roughnecks
03-02-2007, 02:23 AM
With all of our needs, why are we not on more of these Free Agents? Should we expect more action on FA's with the cap space we just freed up??

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2784159

Because others will end up out bidding us with that sad cap we have.

Roughnecks
03-02-2007, 02:26 AM
You can tell that they want to go after the big names but when you only have money to buy a KIA you can forget about trying to get a Bentley.

GP
03-02-2007, 03:11 AM
We never go after anybody of significance.

Which is why we are INSIGNIFICANT on the field.

Funny how that works, isn't it?

And we always scratch our heads as to why the preseason projections have us ranked 29th or lower in the league, and LAST in the AFC South.

Best be looking forward to the draft, because this team has never acquired anyone of true significance in the free agency pools.

Be sure and turn off the lights (whoever is the last to leave the "Who have we signed?" threads).

Different year, same outcome.

Carr Bombed
03-02-2007, 03:36 AM
Its not like we haven't went after FAs before. I don't pay any attention to these "top free agent" lists anymore, because the year we signed R. Smith and T. Wade (I see Smith has made his way back on the list, that guy is so overrated)........both those players were in the "top ten" list of FAs, how did that work out.

I have no problem with the Texans sitting out the first round and actually make "smart" signings later on in FA, that fill holes with avg. players who are cheap.

You get your superstars in the draft, not overpay for them in FA, that has gotten us nowhere in the last 5 years.

Plus since the Texans suck right now, they are always over spending in FA, for mediocre talent, I don't want to do that this year.

NEROtheZERO
03-02-2007, 04:12 AM
We never go after anybody of significance.

Which is why we are INSIGNIFICANT on the field.

Funny how that works, isn't it?

And we always scratch our heads as to why the preseason projections have us ranked 29th or lower in the league, and LAST in the AFC South.

Best be looking forward to the draft, because this team has never acquired anyone of true significance in the free agency pools.

Be sure and turn off the lights (whoever is the last to leave the "Who have we signed?" threads).

Different year, same outcome.

It seems people like you forget facts like this:
http://forums.houstontexans.com/showthread.php?t=35053&highlight=colts+draft
I know this has made the rounds before in NFL circles, but I want to repost it for the offseason review:

The Super Bowl Colts 2006 played with 22 of their starters drafted in house with only two FAs ( the kicker and DT ).

and from 1996 starting with Harrison, they never missed in the first round.
( maybe Jackson counts as a miss, only because of the Harper thing )

( not counting Special Teams or depth )

The majority of their players were drafted late due to the success of the team ( 11 years, 8 winning seasons, 8 post-season shows )

Vinny
03-02-2007, 05:28 AM
i wouldnt the texans go after donte stallworth, hes a good WR and we need a new #2 recieverbecause he isn't an ex Bronco, silly. :mario: