Originally Posted by Hervoyel
I don't think so Vinny. When I say "I don't think he belongs here" I'm not talking about the Dave Ragone we'll have next year when he's had two full seasons and can make every throw in the book. What I've been trying to say is that I don't think that at the time selecting Ragone was the best way to go. Sure, no doubt about it having him ready to step in is a plus now (or next year). I'm not arguing that at all. I'm saying that I believe the Texans should have used that choice on another position at the time and stuck with a Mike Quinn level player in the short term. I'm just saying I'd have waited to start developing another young QB. At least for one more year if not two.
It's moot point now and yes, he does belong here now. I'm just expressing a different opinion regarding the order in which the Texans have chosen to do things.
If I recall we had 3 third round picks that year, and Ragone was the 88th overall pick. In the QB position you have to be thinking ahead so I can't fault them taking Ragone with the third choice in the third round of a draft where you start with 3 third round picks. Wand, Peek and Ragone was a pretty solid 3rd round if you ask me. All three of these guys should play an important role in our 2005 team.