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Old 12-18-2013   #122
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Default Re: If you could steal 1 player in the NFL for the Texans besides a QB, who would...

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Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck View Post
See... here's where you're making your first mistake.

We drafted a stud outside linebacker and moved him inside where he was DROY. If you draft Willis, you can move Demeco back out to what was then his originally planned position. That gives you a dominant linebacking corp.
I think a lot of that was fan conjecture. DeMeco played OLB in college but many of his scouting reports projected him as being better inside in the NFL. I don't recall the Texans ever making a definitive statement of what they intended when they drafted him. They tried him out at both when he arrived and he immediately showed leadership and smarts they wanted calling the plays in the middle. Now that doesn't mean he could not be moved outside. For that matter I bet Willis could play either as well.

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Originally Posted by Mr teX View Post
I'm of the opinion that many of these draft & FA failures were on Kubiak moreso than Smith largely b/c of how Smith was essentially hired by Kubiak. Smith may have felt he had to acquiese to Kubiak and his scheme b/c of that....maybe a little too much.
I doubt Kubiak over-controlled the defense draft picks. I bet those were left to Smith (former DB) and the DC.
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