Originally Posted by tru80texan
It's a shame that once again the owner had to make it clear on what he wanted & felt was needed to fix yet another glaring issue to take this team hopefully to the next level.
Thank you, McNair. I'm not sure Wade or DeAndre would be here if you hadn't voiced your opinion.
I really think you don't understand how things work on Kirby. If Bob McNair says we need a WR, it's because Kubiak told him we need a WR. If Bob McNair says we need a DC, it's because Kubiak said we need a DC.
No doubt Kubiak is a lucky S.O.B. for still having a job with the Texans & I definitely do not doubt that McNair was a coin flip away from letting him walk.
But these guys round table everything & they all parrot each other. They knew they had a DC problem when they brought FrankBush in & didn't fire RichardSmith. "We" look at it & say they have loyalty issues, but the truth is it isn't that easy to find the right guy that will gel with our close knit family.
Remember, some of us wanted GregWilliams. We could have won a SuperBowl with him... most likely not, but at what cost? How would that bounty thing go? Or would we even allow it & would Williams be able to motivate his group without it? What if they knew that's the way he worked & just didn't want to deal with it.
Maybe they tried to get FrankBush to work because "they" (and that's everyone; McNair, Cal, Kubiak, Smith, Rootes, Olsen, etc.... ) thought it was their best option. Not best DC, best option.
& they knew they had WR issues last year, but they also had pass rushing issues. Had to deal with all their issues. DevierPosey was a great shot at it..... I think. 1st round talent in my mind.
We've been drafting WRs for some time now, none of them panned out for one reason or another. I believe their goal had been consistency over quality & that's why Walter started as long as he did.
I'm not saying that I agree with every move they made, only acknowledging that we can't fix every problem. They chose to address particular problems with their draft picks & their FA dollars....
If I were king the 2012 draft would have been an offensive draft, but I can't tell you who I would have drafted in place of Whitney Mercilus. I don't remember what FAs we brought in that year, but I do remember a bunch of WRs that I'd like to have taken a shot at.
But I'm not king. Kubiak is & we won 13 games. I don't know that I could have done better.