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76Texan
04-25-2007, 11:40 AM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv/index.asp?mm_file_id=1428

Vinny
04-25-2007, 12:57 PM
It's about to start now, thanks for the heads-up

powerfuldragon
04-25-2007, 01:01 PM
r. smith has just taken the stage.

hot pickle
04-25-2007, 01:09 PM
it almost seems unfair that we have such a smart GM, this guy is gonna be really something, i like this guy

Vinny
04-25-2007, 01:13 PM
I like the commentary about integrating all their stand alone scouting systems and compiling the database so it is more user friendly. From what I understood, Casserly didn't like computers much.

hot pickle
04-25-2007, 01:17 PM
WR in the 3rd or 4th huh

c'mon down jacoby, haha

powerfuldragon
04-25-2007, 01:18 PM
they're still wishy washy when asked about c. spencer.

Vinny
04-25-2007, 01:20 PM
they're still wishy washy when asked about c. spencer. why is that so bad? Keep the other teams guessing...don't let them know if you may pull the trigger on a guy like Brown if he is there...it's all leverage right now...as fans, we will know soon enough.

powerfuldragon
04-25-2007, 01:21 PM
why is that so bad? Keep the other teams guessing...don't let them know if you may pull the trigger on a guy like Brown if he is there...it's all leverage right now...as fans, we will know soon enough.
right, right. ... i'm just a concerned fan.

...

OzzO
04-25-2007, 01:21 PM
He told the press that he informed McNair how they did it in the NFL and their scouting department has enough info after reviewing 2 game tapes....



.... oh wait, that was Casserly.

Agree with above - what a complete 180 we have leading our Texans now. Sounds like they're actually talking with each other and all parties involved are having a say. It's beautiful.

:texflag:

powerfuldragon
04-25-2007, 01:24 PM
wow. it ended pretty abruptly.

nunusguy
04-25-2007, 01:28 PM
That was interesting.
And after watching and listening to Rick Smith those few minutes, all I can say is we had better enjoy him while he's with us, because its only a matter of time before he's off to bigger and better things.

infantrycak
04-25-2007, 01:29 PM
That was interesting.
And after watching and listening to Rick Smith those few minutes, all I can say is we had better enjoy him while he's with us, because its only a matter of time before he's off to bigger and better things.

Why?--if he is successful, McNair will pay to keep him. If he isn't, why would people be beating down his door?

jerek
04-25-2007, 01:33 PM
I like the commentary about integrating all their stand alone scouting systems and compiling the database so it is more user friendly. From what I understood, Casserly didn't like computers much.

I've heard this complaint before from scouting personnel. A refusal to embrace newer, more efficient digital systems and a lack of integration or sensible coordination of available resources.

Specnatz
04-25-2007, 01:35 PM
Vinny, that also stood out for me. Integrating everything and not having stand alone sections, I guess I am smarter than I think I am but I thought that would be a given?

At least he gave all the Draft Landry guys a woody by saying he would not have a problem drafting a safety in the first or the seventh.

The only complaint I have about the presser is that you can not hear the questions being asked. I would like to know what they are.


:fans:

nunusguy
04-25-2007, 01:36 PM
Why?--if he is successful, McNair will pay to keep him. If he isn't, why would people be beating down his door?
I would never discount the importance of money, but I just don't think its that simple in this situation.

nunusguy
04-25-2007, 01:41 PM
The only complaint I have about the presser is that you can not hear the questions being asked. I would like to know what they are.


:fans:
And you're left to draw conclusions about what the questions were thru his responses.
Like when Smith laughed, almost giggled when he said something about not sharing what was in his "heart of hearts". I assume someone asked him which player he really was most excited about ? Or something along those lines ?

Specnatz
04-25-2007, 01:48 PM
And you're left to draw conclusions about what the questions were thru his responses.
Like when Smith laughed, almost giggled when he said something about not sharing what was in his "heart of hearts". I assume someone asked him which player he really was most excited about ? Or something along those lines ?

Or when he told "John" I am not going to answer that and you know it ... or something to that effect.


I asked this in another thread and I was hoping TC would be answer it, but they do not even put in the questions in the print media ..... Newspapers mostly, and they have some random quote. My only guess is that they do not want to give someone some free pub, but dang it that does not help the reader.

dtran04
04-25-2007, 02:01 PM
I could hear all of the questions just fine. I was wearing earbuds though so that could have helped. He said "No. I won't answer that" to John when John asked who they've picked in their own mock drafts (stupid question).

Dallas_Texan
04-25-2007, 02:06 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/tv/index.asp?mm_file_id=1428

Can someone give us a brief runthrough on what all was said?

Twitch-Houston
04-25-2007, 02:12 PM
it almost seems unfair that we have such a smart GM, this guy is gonna be really something, i like this guy

He had me at "Hello"

Seriously, it was night and day listening to him as opposed to Charlie Asserly....did I spell that right? :winky:

I could listen to Smith talk all day even though we don't know much more than we did before the conference. I do come away feeling like we'll do well in the draft and won't be plagued by those "what the $%^&" moments that Asserly gave us.

Specnatz
04-25-2007, 02:19 PM
Can someone give us a brief runthrough on what all was said?

He started off by saying that the Titants and the Cowboys suck followed by the Jags are the Texans personal Biatch.

The he talked about how he took all the info and combined it in to one data base and linked it so when you pull up a player you have all his info even the info of the scouting report when he was in college (examble if it is a vetern player)

He said Spencer is still an unknown and they are going forward as though he will not be available next season. When asked on different positions of needs and interrested he did say, that he is not sure yet but that Gaurd and Safety are completely different than a few years ago about not being a position you would take this high in the first round.

No he wont discuss trades or who they like the most or who he has on his bedroom wall with hearts all over it. Typical news conferance, except the part about redoing who information is linked.

OzzO
04-26-2007, 01:34 PM
Here's the transcript (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=3310).

76Texan
04-26-2007, 06:01 PM
Thanks!