Originally Posted by beerlover
They've won their division two years in a row, it only seems like they're so many holes because how season ended. I just think they peaked too early, got big headed, full of themselves and lost all momentum coupled with key injury to Cushing & no depth @ position to cover.
Look at it this way. If your a good draftnick confident in your ability to pull starter material 1st 2nd & 3rd rounds picking as planned your going to be ahead of the game ie other teams because your always pulling bpa off the board, why take a chance & let someone else deprive you of a better prospect just for sake of stock piling more picks? Since Texans will finally net some decent comp picks, they will more likely move up with regular slots to really get players high on their draft board, not trade back.
You should be able to get 1 star level player, and atleast 2 above avg starters out of each draft. This is why I'm almost always in favor of making the picks you have in rds 1-3. Then trying to use picks in rds 4-7 to move back into the 3rd rd, so that you have 4 chances to pick 3 difference makers. It increases your odds.
Rick appears to have a different philosophy, he's a trade down guy and accumulate later rd picks guy. Trying to increase his odds of getting a differencemaker in Rds 4-7.
Which philosphy do you prefer and how well do you think Rick has done executing his philosophy? Remember for every Quin, there's a Sharpton-Hill type pick.