Originally Posted by Norg
rick brought in Ed reed nufff said
and didn't even have the power to at least let Peyton manning visit Houston when he was doing his cross country tour
I think it was established quite a while back that Rick was told to go fetch Ed Reed by Uncle Bob McNair. McNair sent Smith on this private jet to bring him to Houston.
As an aside, note at the 1:00 mark where McNair himself said "...I've been preaching to our coaches that we have enough talent...
" Now if McNair thinks Smith is largely responsible for gathering that talent, you should know all you need to know as to why Smith was the only one not
shown the door along with Kubiak and Phillips. You may disagree with McNair's assessment, but it is what it is.
Edit: You made two contradictory statements. How can Rick Smith have the power to go fetch Ed Reed but NOT have the power to bring Peyton in for a chat? Either he has the power to grab who he wants (or at least kick the tires) or he doesn't.