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Old 04-09-2013   #65
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Default Re: Life Without Schaub: What if?

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Originally Posted by Hervoyel View Post
The smart thing to do was to avoid rolling the dice on a rookie QB until the teams foundation was built and the Texans said that they were going to build that way even as they picked the rookie QB first overall. A lot of people were glad to get Carr (myself among them) but a lot of us also pointed out that it flew in the face of everything that McNair, Casserly, and Capers said they were going to do. I couldn't believe they took Carr over Peppers at the time.
if this article is to be believed, Casserly should have followed is initial mindset...

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The expansion club was preparing for its first season of play, and a successful draft was pivotal to the the franchise’s fortunes. Initially, David had not been at the top of Houston’s talent list. GM Charlie Casserly anticipated taking either John Henderson of Tennessee or Julius Peppers of North Carolina with the first pick. But when coach Dom Capers and offensive coordinator Chris Palmer suggested another option—finding a young quarterback to develop—the Texans reassessed their strategy. After working David out and talking with him, Houston realized he was too good to pass up. Though there were some concerns about his throwing mechanics, Palmer assured the rest of the front office that David was physically sound and very coachable.
yeah... if only Casserly had stuck to his guns. A dynamite pass rusher like Peppers coupled with a pretty solid defensive back end... sigh, the possibilities....

That also says something else. From the very beginning around here, the coaches have had a stronger say regarding draft picks than the GM.
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