Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Because they spent the $$$$ to get top tier FA's the yr before.
Jeez, you cant see that getting premium level talent for the 1st time in Texans history led to them becoming a multiple time playoff team.
I realize that it helped us become a multiple time playoff team. Getting better coaching on the defensive side of the ball, drafting a couple of starting defensive players also contributed. I was being slightly sarcastic, but you can't go out and spend that way each year. The fact that we did in 2011 and had to pay a premium hurts us right now. Bringing in the top guys every year doesn't work. On a cap of 120ish million you can't give everyone $5 million. If you have a few players making $10 million it's even harder.