Re: Mario Williams
not that my opinion or theory means anything.
IMO, Casserly was kept through the draft because, why would a team release a lame duck GM that could possibly be picked up by another team as a "consultant" before the draft..It would make no sense. most could argue that it would be wrong, but say the Saints or Titans (who picked closely behind the Texans)picked him up for his "input".. that would be "corporate" suicide before a "strategy" session(aka draft), no matter what anyone would say, it would give an edge to the team that drafted just behind the Texans and also know what they were thinking about players and how they would rate them
Casserly might have had input as a lame duck GM , but I don't think much because Kubiak, and Smith and such were changing schemes(wouldn't suprise me if Sherman had alot of say)... and those coaches knew what they wanted
of course my opinion means not much