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aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:20 PM
Firstly i would like to say this is not a ....if i was GM i would sack the entire Houston organisation type of thread.
we have enough joke and crap threads of these boards, its merely a way to get excited and thinking about the offseason.

I will base my offseason off us being a 3-4 team, because it seems quite clear we will move to such a scheme with the types of candidates people are throwing around.


Free Agency
i would sign Champ Bailey and use him as a safety so that he can be on the field for leadership and quality and also still be able to teach our young corners and play at CB. Also if you believe the rumours pollard will no longer be with us next year.

I would also try to sign a WR, we all know that walter and jacoby are good but they're to inconsistent if we can get a 2nd threat alongside AJ our offence will be the best in the league. period!

If they did this in FA i would be extremely happy.

DRAFT
There are a couple of ways we can go in the draft.

firstly trade down 4-5 spots and pick up another 2nd rounder.
and with the pick around 15-16 the Houston texans pick ..... Von Miller.

By going to the 3-4 defence we get an extremely fast quick and dominate pass rusher.

Now we have 3 legitimate (legitimate i mean by starting or better nfl standard) 3-4 OLB in barwin cushing and von miller.

In the 2nd round we pick up Deunta Williams OR Rahim Moore at FS this gives us depth at Safety with bailey and he can also help them out.

With our 2nd pick in the 2nd round we select jerrell powe from ole miss, 6.2ft 320 pounds.
Now we have the best NT in the draft and we have a big man who can dominate the line alongside williams and smith or whoever the new DC goes with.

Now if pollard goes in the 3rd round we pick another safety.
if he doesnt i say we start picking the best players available at O-line, 3-4 DE/OLB and ILB and finally punter in the 7th round.




If we dont sign a WR in FA i think one of the options for us is to trade down in the draft to around 20-25 and pick up Michael Flloyd from Notre Dame.
He is probably just as good as AJ green (green will on in the top 5) but because of injury troubles will go late in the draft.

and then the rest of the draft is as stated above.

DE/OLB in this draft is very deep and many can be found later. thats why i think picking flloyd in the 1st is not totally a bad idea even though we have massive problems on D.


Just some ideas to get the creative juices flowing

GO TEXANS

Pantherstang84
01-03-2011, 11:22 PM
If I was the current GM of the Texans, I would fire myself and pray that McNair does not file criminal theft charges against me for stealing his money last year.

aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:23 PM
If I was the current GM of the Texans, I would fire myself and pray that McNair does not file criminal theft charges against me for stealing his money last year.

see this is the type of s**t i didnt want this thread to turn in to...grow up

CretorFrigg
01-03-2011, 11:25 PM
I'd hire Rooney as our owner. See what I did there?

Nawzer
01-03-2011, 11:28 PM
I would make a phone call to Daryl Morey of the Rockets for a few pointers on how to put together a team.

Koolaid Time
01-03-2011, 11:28 PM
If I was the current GM of the Texans, I would fire myself and pray that McNair does not file criminal theft charges against me for stealing his money last year.

If I were GM I'd enlist myself in the Federal Witness Protection Program and relocate to Maine to escape the wrath of the Texans fans and Media.

steelbtexan
01-03-2011, 11:29 PM
If I was the current GM of the Texans, I would fire myself and pray that McNair does not file criminal theft charges against me for stealing his money last year.


LOL

Draft thread section

We take differing ideas seriously over there.

Pantherstang84
01-03-2011, 11:29 PM
see this is the type of s**t i didnt want this thread to turn in to...grow up

We are still wallowing in our pity party around here. We'll start talking draft and our fantasy football roster possibilities around March. Have a nice evening.

See what I did there? I didn't use profanity or personal insults. You might try it sometime.:smiliepalm:

aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:31 PM
cant we have one serious thread on these entire board

everyone thinks that their comedians now.

Koolaid Time
01-03-2011, 11:31 PM
see this is the type of s**t i didnt want this thread to turn in to...grow up

The GM has no real say in this matter. This is all coming direct from McNair and bypasses the GM.

Rick Smith: "Whatever you say Bob, you are the Boss."

Pantherstang84
01-03-2011, 11:36 PM
cant we have one serious thread on these entire board

everyone thinks that their comedians now.

I was being serious in my last post. Give us some time to complete our catharsis. Then we'll play the draft game. Hell, we don't even know whateing. kind of defense we are going to be running next year. Therefore, we don't know what our defensive needs will be. We just found out today that Bud McAdams never really left here. His long lost relative owns our current franchise. Therefore, it has hit us that we are the new Aints. Let us have our levity for the time being.

aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:37 PM
We are still wallowing in our pity party around here. We'll start talking draft and our fantasy football roster possibilities around March. Have a nice evening.

See what I did there? I didn't use profanity or personal insults. You might try it sometime.:smiliepalm:

its just so frustrated that i come on to these threads to talk about the nfl and the texans and all i see in broadway musicals and movies about WARY.

im angry too at the way our organisation has handle this but i deal with it and not by getting on my computer and just making nonsense.

I live in australia so i dont get much of a chance to talk to people about nfl apart from my mates who go for the dolphins bears and cowboys so who cares about them.

i saw this board as a chance to express my ideas and thoughts and then i get thread after thread after thread about nothing.

TheIronDuke
01-03-2011, 11:39 PM
cant we have one serious thread on these entire board

everyone thinks that their comedians now.

Wow, you sure do know a lot about this board in your whole 1 month of posting.

Pantherstang84
01-03-2011, 11:41 PM
its just so frustrated that i come on to these threads to talk about the nfl and the texans and all i see in broadway musicals and movies about WARY.

im angry too at the way our organisation has handle this but i deal with it and not by getting on my computer and just making nonsense.

I live in australia so i dont get much of a chance to talk to people about nfl apart from my mates who go for the dolphins bears and cowboys so who cares about them.

i saw this board as a chance to express my ideas and thoughts and then i get thread after thread after thread about nothing.

Like I said we are trying to get it out of our system right now. Give us some time. Our owner just became only the second one in NFL history to bring back a head coach with 5 consecutive season with no playoff appearances. It is pretty hard to take right now.

aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:41 PM
i have been looking at this board for over a year but i only became a member yes a little over a month ago, but even still it would be easy to see that there is a lot of meaningless threads on it

JB
01-03-2011, 11:41 PM
its just so frustrated that i come on to these threads to talk about the nfl and the texans and all i see in broadway musicals and movies about WARY.

im angry too at the way our organisation has handle this but i deal with it and not by getting on my computer and just making nonsense.

I live in australia so i dont get much of a chance to talk to people about nfl apart from my mates who go for the dolphins bears and cowboys so who cares about them.

i saw this board as a chance to express my ideas and thoughts and then i get thread after thread after thread about nothing.



Welcome aboard, and stick around. There are a lot of folks that like to talk football, but this is a real down time on the board. It will get better again, but you have to remember...




It's the OFFSeason!!!

aussie_texan
01-03-2011, 11:45 PM
Welcome aboard, and stick around. There are a lot of folks that like to talk football, but this is a real down time on the board. It will get better again, but you have to remember...




It's the OFFSeason!!!

fair enough, obviously we all have different ways of dealing with what has happened this year.

and thank you for welcoming me

dream_team
01-04-2011, 12:21 AM
As for a real response...

Defense

- I'd hire a DC that will stick with the 4-3, and has had prior experience & success as a DC. (Don't know if that candidate exists though?) Our personnel is better suited for a 4-3.
- I'd try to re-sign Pollard, but wouldn't overpay in order for him to stay. If he stays, I'd consider benching him on obvious passing plays. (this is more of a coaching than GM decision)
- Try to sign a FA CB, like Champ Bailey. Throwing KJ into the fire was obviously a bad decision. I don't want to give up on him, but lets give him some time to learn.
- Draft a speedy, ball-hawking FS in the first 3 rounds. Seems like we keep saying this every year?
- I'm not happy with Diles, but I wouldn't bring in anyone new. Open up the competition for the starting job with Adibi & Sharpton. Maybe even Bing if he comes back?

Offense

- Let Jacoby go. He's not panning out as we'd all hope.
- Draft a receiver in the first 3 rounds. It seems that KW was having problems getting open this season? The patriots have also proved you can still win with a crappy defense, as long as your offense is unstoppable!
- Either try to trade Slaton, or let Ward go. I think Tate will be the #2. I have a feeling Ward will sign somewhere he'll get more playing time.
- Re-sign Leinart. Not sure if he'll want to, since he wants to start. But I would like Leinart to come back and compete for the #2 spot.
- Re-sign OD. Our offense is so much better with him around. Too bad I have little faith, though, he can play a full season.

Special Teams
- Get rid of Turk! He's done with.
- With Jacoby gone, we'll need someone at PR & KR. Hopefully Holliday is that guy. To be safe, I'd draft a return guy in the later rounds.

As you can see, I also tried to stay realistic with my moves. I'd like Ngata just like everyone else, but we all know that's not happening.

michaelm
01-04-2011, 12:28 AM
As for a real response...

Defense

- I'd hire a DC that will stick with the 4-3, and has had prior experience & success as a DC. (Don't know if that candidate exists though?) Our personnel is better suited for a 4-3.
- I'd try to re-sign Pollard, but wouldn't overpay in order for him to stay. If he stays, I'd consider benching him on obvious passing plays. (this is more of a coaching than GM decision)
- Try to sign a FA CB, like Champ Bailey. Throwing KJ into the fire was obviously a bad decision. I don't want to give up on him, but lets give him some time to learn.
- Draft a speedy, ball-hawking FS in the first 3 rounds. Seems like we keep saying this every year?
- I'm not happy with Diles, but I wouldn't bring in anyone new. Open up the competition for the starting job with Adibi & Sharpton. Maybe even Bing if he comes back?

Offense

- Let Jacoby go. He's not panning out as we'd all hope.
- Draft a receiver in the first 3 rounds. It seems that KW was having problems getting open this season? The patriots have also proved you can still win with a crappy defense, as long as your offense is unstoppable!
- Either try to trade Slaton, or let Ward go. I think Tate will be the #2. I have a feeling Ward will sign somewhere he'll get more playing time.
- Re-sign Leinart. Not sure if he'll want to, since he wants to start. But I would like Leinart to come back and compete for the #2 spot.
- Re-sign OD. Our offense is so much better with him around. Too bad I have little faith, though, he can play a full season.

Special Teams
- Get rid of Turk! He's done with.
- With Jacoby gone, we'll need someone at PR & KR. Hopefully Holliday is that guy. To be safe, I'd draft a return guy in the later rounds.

As you can see, I also tried to stay realistic with my moves. I'd like Ngata just like everyone else, but we all know that's not happening.

Agree with most of this, except Slaton/Ward.
Mine would be to trade Slaton if possible, and cut him if you can't. Try to keep Ward, but only at a reasonable price, which might not be possible.
If Slaton and Ward are both gone, try to sign a mid level veteran for a modest price. If Tate stays healthy, I think he can give us basically what Ward did this year.
My best case scenario would be:
Foster
Ward
Tate
Late round pick for Slaton

aussie_texan
01-04-2011, 12:29 AM
yeah i have to agree with pretty much everything you wrote apart from not bringing anyone else in at OLB.

i really like sharpton and i think he should start but it would be good for competition if we draft someone and then let go one of the others on the team

dream_team
01-04-2011, 01:40 AM
Agree with most of this, except Slaton/Ward.
Mine would be to trade Slaton if possible, and cut him if you can't. Try to keep Ward, but only at a reasonable price, which might not be possible.
If Slaton and Ward are both gone, try to sign a mid level veteran for a modest price. If Tate stays healthy, I think he can give us basically what Ward did this year.
My best case scenario would be:
Foster
Ward
Tate
Late round pick for Slaton

I'd take a late rounder for Slaton as well. And I think with Tate coming back, Ward may look elsewhere for playing time. I can see us keeping two backs next season, with another guy on PS.

TheMatrix31
01-04-2011, 06:06 AM
Welcome, A_T. It's nice to have some rationality around.


As for your post, if I were GM, I'd obviously focus on the defense. I don't know how realistic it is to get Champ, but it sure would be nice. Might be too much money though. I'd prefer to go with a guy who's a bit younger, in Richard Marshall. Seems like he might be had easier.

I'd also make re-signing OD a priority. He's Schaub's security blanket. Dreesen and Casey (in his short time) were really good, but Daniels is something different. Our offense has not been the same since he got hurt last year. And he's looked much better the last few games.

JJ....I'm not sure what I'd do with him. Dude drops way too many passes but its hard not to fall in love with potential. I might look for a third WR in the draft, or maybe through free agency.

The draft, mostly best player available on defense. We need help everywhere. Who knows if Ryans will be back @ 100%? Would be nice to get some insurance there. A ball-hawk safety is also imperative. Maybe we can get one through FA, but I don't know.

Make the right choices on coaches. I'm not going to speak on that, because it's a lightning rod issue. Just, whoever it is, please do work. That's all I ask.

Tate coming back should be nice, and I might try to ship Slaton out, but I don't know if anyone will take him. We never used him in the offense this year, through slots or screens. Would have been cool to put Arian and Slaton in together as a different look. Both are big pass-catching threats in the open field.

Special teams also need to be worked on. I don't know if that's coaching or players, but its bad. I feel like many of our offensive troubles came from crappy field position. I honestly recall maybe one or two starts at our own 40, the rest were around the 20. It's ****ing hard, even for a prolific offense like ours, to get all those extra yards the STs cant. Speaking of STs....Turk has to go. There's gotta be SOMEONE else.

To summarize, mostly defense defense defense. I'm confident a better defensive performance will help alleviate some of our offensive troubles and help us close games we need to close.

I dunno, it's late, and this is all that's coming to me right now. Cheers.

Thorn
01-04-2011, 06:32 AM
As for a real response...

Offense

- Let Jacoby go. He's not panning out as we'd all hope.
- Draft a receiver in the first 3 rounds. It seems that KW was having problems getting open this season? The patriots have also proved you can still win with a crappy defense, as long as your offense is unstoppable!
- Either try to trade Slaton, or let Ward go. I think Tate will be the #2. I have a feeling Ward will sign somewhere he'll get more playing time.
- Re-sign Leinart. Not sure if he'll want to, since he wants to start. But I would like Leinart to come back and compete for the #2 spot.
- Re-sign OD. Our offense is so much better with him around. Too bad I have little faith, though, he can play a full season.



Jacoby Jones is worth keeping as long as he isn't demanding a large contract. If he does leave, I'd get another WR in the 3rd or 4th rounds.

I see no reason to let Ward go unless he wants a big contract. Foster, Tate, and Ward can be real helpfull in a long season if we go to 18 games. That's a lot of wear and tear on the RBs if we do, and we'll need good talent at that position.

I don't think you'll see Leinart here next year IMO.

I would be shocked if we didn't resign OD.

Surreal McCoy
01-04-2011, 07:17 AM
its just so frustrated that i come on to these threads to talk about the nfl and the texans and all i see in broadway musicals and movies about WARY.

im angry too at the way our organisation has handle this but i deal with it and not by getting on my computer and just making nonsense.

I live in australia so i dont get much of a chance to talk to people about nfl apart from my mates who go for the dolphins bears and cowboys so who cares about them.

i saw this board as a chance to express my ideas and thoughts and then i get thread after thread after thread about nothing.

You're better off looking elsewhere if you're after reasoned discourse. This place is for one thing only.

phantom17
01-04-2011, 09:32 AM
If I was Rick "pay me" Smith- I would hire a player off the street who could be a competent GM, then fire myself!:choke:

HuttoKarl
01-04-2011, 09:34 AM
I would give Haloti Ngata the richest contract offer in NFL history and hope he likes being stinky rich more than being a Raven.

otisbean
01-04-2011, 09:37 AM
I would give Haloti Ngata the richest contract offer in NFL history and hope he likes being stinky rich more than being a Raven.

Good call!

Carr Bombed
01-04-2011, 09:39 AM
If I was G.M. I'd cut beer prices in half, thus creating the most lock tight job security that this town has ever seen. You see, fans can go anywhere and see their team lose, but here they'll get cheap beer to help them through the misery.

BigBull17
01-04-2011, 09:41 AM
As for a real response...

Defense

- I'd hire a DC that will stick with the 4-3, and has had prior experience & success as a DC. (Don't know if that candidate exists though?) Our personnel is better suited for a 4-3.
- I'd try to re-sign Pollard, but wouldn't overpay in order for him to stay. If he stays, I'd consider benching him on obvious passing plays. (this is more of a coaching than GM decision)
- Try to sign a FA CB, like Champ Bailey. Throwing KJ into the fire was obviously a bad decision. I don't want to give up on him, but lets give him some time to learn.
- Draft a speedy, ball-hawking FS in the first 3 rounds. Seems like we keep saying this every year?
- I'm not happy with Diles, but I wouldn't bring in anyone new. Open up the competition for the starting job with Adibi & Sharpton. Maybe even Bing if he comes back?

Offense

- Let Jacoby go. He's not panning out as we'd all hope.
- Draft a receiver in the first 3 rounds. It seems that KW was having problems getting open this season? The patriots have also proved you can still win with a crappy defense, as long as your offense is unstoppable!
- Either try to trade Slaton, or let Ward go. I think Tate will be the #2. I have a feeling Ward will sign somewhere he'll get more playing time.
- Re-sign Leinart. Not sure if he'll want to, since he wants to start. But I would like Leinart to come back and compete for the #2 spot.
- Re-sign OD. Our offense is so much better with him around. Too bad I have little faith, though, he can play a full season.

Special Teams
- Get rid of Turk! He's done with.
- With Jacoby gone, we'll need someone at PR & KR. Hopefully Holliday is that guy. To be safe, I'd draft a return guy in the later rounds.

As you can see, I also tried to stay realistic with my moves. I'd like Ngata just like everyone else, but we all know that's not happening.

On defense, I hire the best guy for the job and let him do what ever he wants. We are so bad we will have massive changes no matter what we run. I'd rather run 46 than 4-3. It is harder to get creative out of the 43. I'm all for 34 because Manning hates them. That's good enough for me. Our personnel on D is better suited to USFL or sitting on the couch watching tv.