Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Are you saying we turned the ball over on offense too much & made costly defensive penalties again & again & again because Rick Smith mismanaged the cap?
Matt Schaub (a career above average QB with clutch issues) was the guy throwing the ball to the other team... it wasn't the vet min QB we had to sign because we couldn't afford anyone else.
That was a 2nd round pick & a 1st round pick fumbling the ball to the other team, it wasn't a 6th rounder that we had to start out of desperation.
That was our prize FA signing & a 1st round pick that was committing PI in every single game, on 3rd & forever like clock work, not Petey Fagans.
That's was 2nd rounder Brooks Reed, 1st rounders Jj Watt & Brian Cushing, & big FA signing Antonio Smith committing those offsides penalties...
Brice McCain has been consistently bad, but he's not making any money, so he can't be at the center of our cap management issues.
Again, we have no dead money.... well if you want to count $2M for Walter
My original post above was completely buried by a lot of Colts talk so maybe it was missed. Elevator Up to Buried Post
We have little dead money but we weren't able to sign any impact players either. The only "impact" player we signed was Reed. Fail. All the players you are listing were drafted/signed by...Smith. One of the points of my original post
was that you HAVE to hit on multiple draft picks each year. That doesn't mean filling your roster with JAGs. You need that as well. That means you have 1-3 players that can do something great in a season or 2. Not just start, but be good to great. Watt is one. Hopkins looks like one. Anyone else fit that over the past few drafts? We have really done pretty bad in the draft. You can't be up against the cap AND blow your draft picks. The Texans have talent but little depth and plenty of holes. Who is responsible for that?