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Old 03-12-2013   #80
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Default Re: Rick Smith looks smarter every day

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Originally Posted by houstonspartan View Post
Meh, the Dunta deal doesn't count. We offered roughly the same amount of money as Atlanta. Dunta was an ass, and simply wanted to go to another team.

What will be really interesting is to see how he handles JJ Watt's next contract in a few years. In order to keep JJ, damn-near everybody will have to go.

JJ's next contract, Andre's likely retirement and Schaub's future will all hit this team around the same time in a few years. It'll be interesting to see how Smith handles each while building a competitive team.
Watt can be franchised for a couple years, if needed. They get him done.

The current atmosphere in the NFL is the most difficult in the NFL in modern history. Teams are dealing with a cap that shrunk 2 years ago. The Texans have thrived in that environment with two consecutive playoff appearances and appear poised to continue success. They have a healthy cap situation, a stockpile of youth and draft picks. Smile!
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