Originally Posted by beerlover
my memory must be failing, I remember him getting hurt against Detroit (last quality win, less beating Bengals again) he sat out one game, then was listed as probable through the season. Which does pose question how major of injury was it & then why wait until February to have surgery?
- Newton is either tough as heck, a competitor with passion for the game
- Texans medical staff determined he couldn't hurt it anymore that he was good to go on limited basis
- Texans Medical staff doesn't know what they're doing
- he re-aggravated injury after season
Anyway up to Detroit I thought he did play well, with exceptions of a few false starts which is to be expected. His development was hindered by the revolving door @ RG. Also Caldwell never came back from his injury, that certainly wasn't in the plans & under-story of entire season in regards to offensive line struggles. He is a free agent right? So with experience Brooks & Jones Texans should have much improved play next to Newton.
With the history of the Texans medical staff I'm going with #3 on your list.
Bottom line is Newton wasn't good enough last yr. Will he improve? Who knows, but using a 3rd/4th rd pick to hedge the Newton bet seems like a good idea.