Originally Posted by srrono
Wade can make do without a good NT I understand that. Don't you think Wade could do more with this def with a weapon as a NT. If HOU stands pat we can expect the same problems I just want to see improvment Watt cant do it all by himself.
Remember the guy you're looking at..... who are we talking about now? Jesse Williams?
Let's see what he does in the NFL.
The guy you're looking for is rare. While you probably see one or two in every draft, hindsight says something totally different, may be one in every 3 drafts. Just like a QB, you have to be in position to get him, or you have to make do without.
Do I think Wade is sitting there thinking, "Damgubnit..... we've got to get us a NT!!! By gawd."
If there's a guy there he thinks we have to have, he'll make his case to Rick & Gary. If we picked someone else, that means one of two things.
- They don't see the guy you see - the guy you're looking at isn't as special as you think he is. Sure, I respect your ability to analyze & rate these guys, but they're putting their livelyhood on the line passing on your guy while the only thing you have at stake is your internet rep.
- They don't see the need you see - same thing...
Rick Smith, Gary Kubiak, & Wade Phillips don't have the luxury to defend their ego (even though we accuse them of it all the time). They guys they pick either have to get it done, or they're out of a job. Sure, Bob has been very patient, But you don't become one of the more successfull offensive coordinators, defensive coordinators, Or a successful scout without coming to terms with & accommodating differing opinions.
The Texans aren't looking for a traditional NT. The Texans don't see a need for a traditional NT. That should be obvious, from Seth Payne to Chris Jones the Texans have shown us what they're looking for. (I know Seth was employed by a different regime, but the philosophy appears to be intact).
You can continue to try to prove you're smarter than the Texans, or that you know better. But you come across as someone out of touch with the Texans M.O.
Kinda like McClain.