Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I think the Texans have a plan that I'm not comfortable with (I know that means jack to the Texans, I'm just saying). They should know what they want to do this offseason & should be making moves to do that. If their plan is anything like ours, then there is a need to clear cap room. I would think there would be some news about the Texans making moves to clear cap space. I'd appreciate it if the Texans would place that news here on the Message Board, but if they don't I'm sure one of their wonderful fans would.
I think they need a WR, an ILB, & a safety; would be nice to get a RT. They can try to fill those positions through the draft, through FA, or through trade. The draft is a couple of months away. FA doesn't start until March 12th, right now would be a good time to work out a trade.
The 49ers are in a better position than us, yet they just made a trade that cleared cap room & added assets to their draft capital. The Jets have made a lot of moves to clear cap space & prepare for the 2013 league year. we're hearing news from other teams around the NFL preparing for the new year.
The Texans are sitting on their thumbs waiting on Connor Barwin when there are a lot of things they need to be doing.
But I'm not the GM.
Playing GM is half the fun of being on MB. For me the lack of "progress" is my impatience. I am not sure we have a player of trade value that we can part with. I can see trading picks for a player but would think both trading partners would wait until draft day. Until we begin to re-sign our own free agents, we have cleared cap room with all their salaries. As stated on other threads, many of those will not be back. I also do not expect renogiation of contracts until a need for that space (specific player) has been selected. I would guess that Texans have already spoken to certain cap heavy Texans + their agents about possible reworks IF a player has agreed to come to Houston. IIRC Schaub's deal was a surprise and came after Barwin turned down his offer.