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Old 10-08-2004   #5
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Originally Posted by STEEL BLUE TEXANS
you'd be lucky to get a 4th round pick for Ragone
Ragone was the 88th overall selection in 2003, he has NFL experience so he is not a project anymore he is ready (in my opinion) to contribute as a starter. David Ragone is at least as good if not better than AJ Feeley (traded for a high second round pick).


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Originally Posted by TheOgre
Ragone is probably our #2 QB going into next season. We won't get anything in trade for him. Why would you get rid of him at this point?
Same reason we drafted then traded Henson, although I'll grant you with expectations of being Carr's back-up. Don't think they realized how different their ball rotation would be (righty vs. lefty) the only reason really I don't think he fits the back-up role with the Texans because otherwise he has good skills, big, mobile & strong arm.


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Originally Posted by V Man
I don't think anyone we are willing to part with, will get much useable value in return. And I would hang on to all of are picks, so if there is someone we really like, we can package some of our picks and try to move up.

Agreed thats why I stated from the beginning nothing ever usually happens before the trade deadline in the NFL, much different than the NBA or MLB. Could it be that football is the far more difficult team sport? Anyway I would be happy if the Texans once again were able to package picks and try to move up in the draft. However why sit on your laurels if you have cap room and not try to bring in another quality starter to the Texans? I believe there is untapped value already in the NFL just waiting to be plugged into a system like the Texans run that for one reason or another isn't working where there at. This would fall under cap management, the Texans should explore all avenues to improve the team not just the draft alone.

There are only 4 elite teams in the NFL right now the Patriots, Colts, Eagles & Seahawks, look at what they have done to attain their level of excellence they have traded with other teams, Philly for instance is a different team with TO.
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