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Old 01-21-2013   #53
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Default Re: Assuming Schaub starts, how much do we need to upgrade

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Originally Posted by Texecutioner View Post
This is hilarious that people are even still talking about this pathetic trio of WR's that the Texans threw out there this season.


I complained my ass off last season at how we didn't and wouldn't go after any free agent WR's. All I heard was how great Martin, Jean, and maybe Posey would be because of some reports in camp and then some plays in pre season. Never understood why people banked on that after seeing the let down from Jacoby and Erik Moulds. It's like people like to have their hopes up just to be let down. None of these guys have proven anything on the NFL level.

The Texans still have a nice window now. They might still have some talent in Steve Smith from the Panthers where they can get him for a steal. The guy has been the perfect trade bait for years now, but he just might be to old now. Greg Jennings would be a good person to go after as well if they can find the cap room, but I doubt it. Drafting a WR won't do the job to me, because they'll need a year or two to get better. The Texans need a really solid vet that has the capability to put up 1000 yards and around 8 TD's. None of these guys on the roster are even close.

For people that think that Rick Smith is a good GM, this shouldn't be hard for him as he has had years to do it. Unfortunately Rick Smith is anti free agency. And before people try to bring up the off season from two years ago, that was one off season and I'll give him props in that off season for getting Manning and Joseph, but that was one off season out of 6 or 7 now. Rick Smith needs to learn how to go out and sign quality free agents or make some trades to bring in some big time players to fill holes.
Concerning WR, very good points. I'm of the mindset that we should acquire a veteran such as Jennings, Smith or Welker. We don't have the time to draft and develop another WR. The only problem is that I don't see us having the cap room to acquire such a talent at WR without sacrificing cap space in the future and not being able to sign our other young guys who's contracts will be coming up. Its frustrating we didn't address finding a compliment WR to Andre earlier during Kubiaks tenure.
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