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Old 11-05-2013   #383
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Default Re: Rick Smith's poor job of managing the cap has closed our window for the time bein

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Originally Posted by Tailgate View Post
So, you are saying that when they drafted Bullock they knew he had a bum leg? HES A KICKER, and when you draft a kicker you expect him to be very good for a very long time. Rackers and Graham are both out of the league now, and Bullock could have easily been seen as an upgrade moving forward all things considered. It simply did not work out that way, it happens. Sometimes peoples brains make things more complicated than they really are.
Rackers was a Top 5 PK in 2011 so this pretty much makes your argument of an upgrade null and void. Even if the Texans wanted to sign Rackers or Graham prior to the 2012 draft they didn't have the available salary cap to do so. They simply did not have the money. Therefore it doesn't take a genius to understand that they drafted a player they could afford. It doesn't take a genius to understand that the salary cap dictated the decision to draft Bullock. It wouldn't be the first time that the Texans drafted a player that had a conditioning or medical issue. When the Texans realized they needed another option to Bullock in 2012, the first thing they had to do was release Jacoby Jones so they could afford to sign Graham. It's not that complicated. It's basic deductive reasoning and general logic vs making more excuses for the Texans. If you have studied the Texans player personnel transactions over the years you would know this is a pattern of behavior. The salary cap controls the Texans, the Texans do not control the salary cap. It's the old adage, you want to know the answer? you want to know why? follow the money
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