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Old 02-26-2012   #12
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Default Re: Rick Smith Quotes from Combine

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Originally Posted by steelbtexan View Post
Rick? KJ was BPA? LOL

Rick, Let Wade continue to pick the defensive players and Gary pick the offensive players. You proved your drafting ability when Gary had the elective surgery and you were the main guy at the combine. Thanks for the KJ/OkOye picks.

Continue on with your figurehead position and let the cap guys do their jobs. As a guy with a position on the competition commitee I would like to thank you for the many rules changes that are ruining the game I love. How did you get a place on the competition commitee to begin with? Were you qualified? What are you qualifications to be on such an important panel?
So I guess Bob & Gary are "forcing" Wade to play Kj ahead of his own 2nd round draft choice? Maybe they're forcing Wade to play Kj, Allen, & McClain over his "hand-picked" 2nd rounder.

Or Wade didn't "pick" the players in the 2011 draft like we "presume."

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Originally Posted by Doppelganger View Post
The fact that Rick thinks KJ was the BPA is scary. I could name a whole host of players that were better than KJ. KJ was a reach becuase the Texans NEEDED a CB and Rick thought he was the best option.
How was Kj a reach, when there were two at that spot that would have agreed with "every" draft board publicly published at that time, Wilson & McCourty. Wilson would have been the most acceptable pick as he was "rated" higher by all the draftniks, but McCourty was the one that went to the Pro Bowl.

Smartest man in the room..... yeah, maybe that was Rick's problem, but reach? There were three corners available & Smith could have his pick.

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Originally Posted by wildroot View Post
Yeah, and I have a hard time believing that we picked the BPA on our first 5 picks last year and they just happened to all be defensive players...and coincedentally we just happened to sign a new DC and he needed to rebuild our defense. Imagine that!

I would'nt be so quick to believe everything that comes out of Rick and Gary's mouth.
Because you don't understand BPA.

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Originally Posted by Rick Smith View Post
(on not drafting for need but making his first five draft picks defensive players last year) “Yeah, but again, when you hit the homerun, and I guess I would consider J.J. (Watt) to be a homerun, where you hit the homerun is as you stack your board and assess value. If you can pick a player at the corresponding spot that is a position of need, that’s a homerun. So you don’t go into the Draft saying ‘I’ve got to get this. I’ve got to get that,’ because, in my opinion, if you do that, you are inclined to reach and take a player that doesn’t meet the value. It’s not that you don’t select players in positions that you need. The key is that they have the corresponding value at the point where you are picking and if you do that, and you can hit a player at a position of need at the value spot, then you are good.”

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/ar...e-c6ad081ec479
One minute we're raving about the talent on this team.... the next minute were raving about the dumbasses that selected & developed that talent.


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