Originally Posted by Texecutioner
Which is the case for every HC that takes over a below 500 team. I've never understood why you guys have hyped that excuse up so heavily for Smithiak the first 3 to 4 years. You are right that it's an accurate assessment, but it isn't anything that tons of other coaches haven't had to walk into when they're the new hire just like Kubiak was.
I am not hyping anything. I didn't bring it up. I merely noted it was an accurate statement in the face of a denial.
I think the Texans were carrying more dead money than usual but really don't feel like arguing about it. You might look at the crud teams and regime change teams this year and you will find many with considerable cap space, but as I said the team is now Smith and Kubiak's.