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Re: Rick Smith Quotes from Combine
Finally, we get to hear from the Houston Texans brass prior to the 2012 NFL Combine, with Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith answering media questions. We get some of the remarks from the two and see if we can dissect their statements. Smith and Kubiak covered their free agents, the quarterback situation, draft needs, the idea of improving the wide receiver position and more.
These were the Tweets from Friday’s press conference in Indianapolis.
@MockingTheDraft: Smith says WR is a position where the Texans may upgrade.
Rick Smith makes it known the Texans are in the evaluation process, will it come from the draft or free agency? No one knows but encouraging to see something has to be done.
@MockingTheDraft: Smith says it’s the Texans’ philosophy to go BPA (Best Player Available) and not stretch for needs.
At #26 it will be safe to say the Texans have a good chance of staying true to their draft board, this opens up even more possibilities for the possible selection.
@MockingTheDraft: Rick Smith says the Texans need to do some creative restructuring to retain some of their FAs.
Probably the question of the offseason and what are the Texans going to do to sign back their big free agents. As fans we know it is not going to be easy, Smith makes it pretty clear also.
Rick Smith at the NFL Combine
@HoustonTexans: Smith: #Texans will entertain idea of moving up or down in Draft. #Combine
There will be some value with the Texans #26 pick, also they are in position to go get that “impact” player at the top of the draft. Either way, trading down will always bring in more picks.
@MockingTheDraft: Smith said he especially looks for defenders who can make a play on the ball when evaluating.
The Texans created turnovers in 2010, and they need to continue on that theme. Secondary ball hawks are a necessity in the pass happy NFL.
@NickScurfield Rick Smith said he does not expect the #Texans to be as active in free agency as they were last year.
Not another eye-opening remark, hard to do when you have little cap space to work with. Still a low-grade free agent wouldn’t be a surprise.
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