Originally Posted by Texian
One man's conjecture is another man's apologies and excuses. It does appear you're trying to revise history a bit and write a story that agrees with your dislike of Casserly.
Casserly was awful! I could care less that he hit on a couple guys over the course of 5 drafts. It took the organization 4 years to recover from the destruction he committed. He obliterated the cap by spending obscene amounts of money on guys over the hill... passed out draft picks like they were candy on Halloween (remember the 2nd and 3rd round picks for Phillip Buchanon), was duped into taking broken down players like Boselli and Young in the expansion draft... Somehow concluded that Julius Peppers was not a fit for a 3-4 defense and drafted David Carr instead- then proceeded to waste the other 10 picks from that draft.
So, an argument whether he was responsible for Mario Williams (good riddens, by the way) and/or Owen Daniels in the 2006 draft- of which only Daniels remains, is not one I would think many Texan fans are interested in.
I'm a huge fan of Gary Kubiak- that being said, I do not want Kubiak nor Casserly as the ultimate decision-maker when it comes to personnel... Since Kubiak lost that power after the 2010 6-10 fiasco, I think Smith has shown himself to be one of the best GMs in football.