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ArlingtonTexan 02-10-2014 07:04 AM

Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...e-brian-gaine/

b0ng 02-10-2014 07:16 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
He was in the running for the Miami GM job, then they went all stupid and he left. Rick Smith haters should love this.

Playoffs 02-10-2014 09:41 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
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It may seem like a surprise for Gaine to even be a candidate since he worked under Ireland in his six years with the team, but Gaine is more of a Bill Parcells protegé than an Ireland protegé. The University of Maine alum spent time on both the Giants' and Jets' practice squads before joining the Jets scouting department in 1999 under Parcells. He then joined Parcells in Dallas in 2005, and again jumped ship when Parcells joined the Dolphins in 2008.

Since then, he has served on both the pro and college side in the Dolphins scouting department. After earning a promotion to assistant GM in 2012, it was announced he would have a more active role in working with Philbin and his staff. If we are to take Ross at his word, the working relationship between Philbin and Gaine should be a point in his favor.

Gaine also has a head start on the Dolphins' scouting process for the 2014 offseason; he is already in Mobile, Ala., leading the team's operation at the Senior Bowl and serving as an interim GM of sorts...
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...-vacant-gm-job

HOU-TEX 02-10-2014 10:21 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
I've read several good things about this guy on Twitter.

I also saw this chart from PFF. I've questioned the "talent" we supposedly have for a while now. I think we have a small corps of good players, including 2-3 elite players. We aren't surrounding them with much, imo.

This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgH889kCYAA7eQM.png:large

ThaShark316 02-10-2014 10:42 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HOU-TEX (Post 2297329)
I've read several good things about this guy on Twitter.

I also saw this chart from PFF. I've questioned the "talent" we supposedly have for a while now. I think we have a small corps of good players, including 2-3 elite players. We aren't surrounding them with much, imo.

This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgH889kCYAA7eQM.png:large

All this chart said was:

Wade got too much credit for Watt, not HARDLY enough criticism for other picks.

Playoffs 02-10-2014 11:06 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HOU-TEX (Post 2297329)
This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with...


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Added b/c Twing PNGs don't show for all browsers

TheIronDuke 02-10-2014 11:25 AM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
I think that chart is pretty good and telling. The only thing I would change is that I think Mercilus is far superior to Brooks Reed, who should be bright red along with McCain, and I think it's hard to tell about Swearinger though I think he'll turn out to be a red after this season.

Hottoddie 02-10-2014 12:06 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Where's the Ninja?

Brisco_County 02-10-2014 12:14 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaShark316 (Post 2297346)
All this chart said was:

Wade got too much credit for Watt, not HARDLY enough criticism for other picks.

How does Wade get too much credit for Watt?

thunderkyss 02-10-2014 12:51 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HOU-TEX (Post 2297329)
I've read several good things about this guy on Twitter.

I also saw this chart from PFF. I've questioned the "talent" we supposedly have for a while now. I think we have a small corps of good players, including 2-3 elite players. We aren't surrounding them with much, imo.

This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with

Of course I've got to be the outlier.

I don't think our talent is that bad... I think we're closer to where we thought we were when "we" thought "we" were a Super Bowl contender.

Winning cures a whole lot of sht..... players we think are poor, will probably still be considered poor. Passable players may become "elite"

I'm with McNair, we're closer to 11-5 in 2014 than 2-14. The right coach & the right QB.... & a little bit of luck.

Playoffs 02-10-2014 01:04 PM

Projected Lineups: Houston Texans
 
Projected Lineups: Houston Texans
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hottoddie (Post 2297409)
Where's the Ninja?

Quote:

Houston’s assumed offensive and defensive lineups with unrestricted free agents removed can be seen in the following graphic.

Key:
- Player markers are colored per class on a five-step ‘Poor’ to ‘High Quality’ scale based on their overall performance and the league’s elite are marked separately in blue.
- Colored outlines suggest a potential change in class.
- Underlined players will be 30+ years old for the 2014 season.
- Red player names suggest injury risks.

Quote:

Roster Notes

- Because quarterback, Matt Schaub undelivered against expectations to such a degree, it may surprise some we have not rated him lower. He remains though a QB capable of very good individual games (i.e. week one)

- When he’s on the field, inside linebacker Brian Cushing has shown himself to be among the top players at his position but an alarming injury history keeps him just short of elite status.

- Edge rusher, Whitney Mercilus is looking more like a bust with each passing year, but high class performances (such as at home to Seattle and Jacksonville) still give room for hope

- Cornerback Brice McCain showed promise toward the end of the 2011 season, but fell to the point of being our lowest rated CB in coverage in 2013.

2014 Cap Situation

Assuming likely cap space of about $127 M in 2014, without doing a lot of work, they will be very close to that number this year. At this point it appears spending in free agency will at best be limited to one tier two or a couple of tier two free agents and the draft will be the major focus.

Potential Casualties

Letting Matt Schaub walk will save $4M but cutting anyone else that would make a dent could be counter-productive. By and large, the highest paid Texans are the best performers. I don’t, but they may, see the cost of Daniel Manning and Owen Daniels as too high. They can save $4.5M each by cutting them and with Shiloh Keo not a complete disaster at FS, in Manning’s case, it may be too tempting to pass up.

Opportunities from the Roster

David Quessenberry showed something in 189 preseason snaps (178 at LG and 11 at LT) before his injury, so he should have a chance to compete with Ben Jones at LG if the veteran, Wade Smith, is not brought back as expected. He may also be thrown into the mix with 2013 third-round selection Brennan Williams and Derek Newton at right tackle but those three together provide a highly tenuous strategy for the position which has been issue since Eric Winston’s release.


ObsiWan 02-10-2014 01:07 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hottoddie (Post 2297409)
Where's the Ninja?

That's a damned fine question; where is Antonio Smiff??

Edit:
...The assumption, I guess, is we will be letting him walk. I notice Wade Smith and Ben Tate are not listed either.

Can we get to other teams' diagrams? I'd like to see how the rest of the division projects...


Editing the Edit...
Back to topic: What the hell is this guy supposed to be responsible for anywho??

kiwitexansfan 02-10-2014 02:28 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ObsiWan (Post 2297445)
Editing the Edit...
Back to topic: What the hell is this guy supposed to be responsible for anywho??

Pretty sure he is the guy who assesses the Texans roster and the other players already in the NFL who might be available.

Basically this guy says who we should keep and who we should sign in FA.

steelbtexan 02-10-2014 04:13 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
So does this mean Bobby Greier is no longer with the org?

If so, it's about time.

Dutchrudder 02-10-2014 04:15 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by steelbtexan (Post 2297554)
So does this mean Bobby Greier is no longer with the org?

If so, it's about time.

Unfortunately, nope...

Bobby Grier Senior Personnel Advisor

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/front-office.html

The Pencil Neck 02-10-2014 04:29 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HOU-TEX (Post 2297329)
I've read several good things about this guy on Twitter.

I also saw this chart from PFF. I've questioned the "talent" we supposedly have for a while now. I think we have a small corps of good players, including 2-3 elite players. We aren't surrounding them with much, imo.

This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BgH889kCYAA7eQM.png:large

As someone who's color blind, this chart isn't helping me much.

:vincepalm:

_King_ 02-10-2014 04:50 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Did not like that Mercilus pick. Just smh at that.

Playoffs 02-10-2014 05:08 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
I'm wondering who made this hire/how it went down... :hmmm:

Gaine has received some looks at being a GM and is pretty respected around the league as a scout, although I think he's a height, weight, speed guy.

And then this little nugget: Brian Gaine used to play for Kirk Ferentz at Iowa -- we all know OB flirted w/Ferentz's son Brian weeks ago.

With Gaine being in the Parcells/Belichick/Crennel tree I wonder how much input Rick was given on this?

ObsiWan 02-10-2014 05:14 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck (Post 2297563)
As someone who's color blind, this chart isn't helping me much.

:vincepalm:

Not a problem, here ya go...

Sucks ...errr, "Poor Starter"
- D. Newton, OT

Below Avg --> Adequate
- M. Schaub, QB
- D. Posey, WR
- B. Jones, OG
- W. Mercilus, ROLB
- J. Crick, DE
- B. McCain, DB
- E. Mitchell, NT
- B. Reed, LOLB
- D. Swearinger, SS

Adequate --> Solid Starter
- R. Griffen, TE
- O. Daniels, TE
- K. Jackson, CB

Solid --> High Quality Role Player
- D. Hopkins, WR
- B. Brooks, OG
- A. Foster, RB

High Quality or Elite (*)
- A. Johnson, WR*
- J. J. Watt, DL*
- D. Brown, OT
- B. Cushing, ILB
- C. Myers, OC
- J. Joseph, CB

Edit:
Forgot J.J.'s Elite asterisk and put Foster in a higher category than the article did.

WolverineFan 02-10-2014 05:18 PM

Re: Brian Gaine new Director of Pro Personnel
 
Chart really puts things into perspective. Would love to see how our depth adds up against other teams as well. IMO, the results would be just as bad or worse.


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