Originally Posted by infantrycak
The bold has been confirmed and shows the power dynamic, i.e. Kubiak was in charge. The rest is conjecture which is unconfirmed and conflicts with other reports as well as the dynamic demonstrated by OD.
Does cherry picking go with conjecture since your cherries agree with your conjecture? There have been several confirmations and stories about the drafting Mario, not that hard to find, just need to put forth a little effort. Of all the videos, blogs and articles of Charlie explaining and discussing the 2006 draft, the Texans have never contradicted, not once, including Kubiak, Casserly's claims and explanations. They have, however, at times corroborated what Charlie had to say. I think it's also clear the Texans paid Carr his bonus within a few weeks of Kubiak being hired.
Basic logic and common sense to understand that is was Casserly, Casserly college & pro scouting departments who put together the 2006 draft. Kubiak didn't have time or people in place to do all that is needed to get ready for the draft. Kubiak had final say on players drafted but it was Casserly who provided all scouting reports and info for Kubiak to make the call or agree with Charlie. From that standpoint nothing has changed. Why Casserly also left not long after the draft. He could've taken his leave before the draft but he didn't, because he was putting the draft together.