Originally Posted by ObsiWan
Since he led the league in rushing TDs and carries that year, it didn't look like a horrible investment did it?
This is another one of those times when you have to wonder if McNair (or Kubiak) directed Smith to "lock him up".
horrible investment? There is a valid argument that is was the thing to do (What a Head Coach would do). There is also a valid argument that is was not a responsible prudent business decision. (What a GM wouldn't do).
You make another valid observation about McNair's Selective Interference. I have heard Bob say on multiple occasions, we have the cash to spend and we're going to spend it. Bob's spending history, as you have noted, suggest Bob's spending plan resembles "making it rain" vs smart prudent responsible salary cap management.
IMHO, most folks and fans wanted to believe that the Texans front office is the epitome and perfect picture of a professional business model (me included). Ship shape, squared away and buttoned down. That shine is losing it luster. The Texans front office is likely more dysfunctional than many of us wanted to believe.