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Old 04-18-2005   #21
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Could be that Lopez is suspicious whether we're actually moving forward at year 4 of the vaunted plan. I think he's painting the overall picture pretty bleakly, but he's dead-on when he says Houston has done nothing to improve itself on the O-line.
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If they draft Barron Saturday, the Texans will have done nothing to improve the O-line. Letting the same guys stay together for more than 30 minutes will be the biggest help they can get, draft or no draft, this year. And wasn't it a 5 year plan??? I'm pretty sure it was.
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What he said might not have been raining our parade, but a reality check instead.
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If they draft Barron Saturday, the Texans will have done nothing to improve the O-line. Letting the same guys stay together for more than 30 minutes will be the biggest help they can get, draft or no draft, this year. And wasn't it a 5 year plan??? I'm pretty sure it was.
I believe year four was supposed to be our first taste of the playoffs, then in year 5 we were supposed to be competing for Super Bowls, but I may be remembering incorrectly...
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Was Lopez right when he said that Casserly's been consistently saying that he doesn't expect to draft a starter?

Bwuh?
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I think you have to take anything Texan management or coaches say right now with a grain of salt. Lots of "Texas Hold 'Em" going on right now across the league. I'm looking forward to an exciting draft with a few surprises. I hope one of them is Derrek Johnson at #13!!!!
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only thing I'll say is at least we aren't the Cleveland Browns... well maybe it would be good.. DJ (or whoever) would be in our grasps come saturday..

I am glad we have built a solid team without pulling a Redskins and pay all these players high dollars and STILL drafting ahead of us.
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only thing I'll say is at least we aren't the Cleveland Browns... well maybe it would be good.. DJ (or whoever) would be in our grasps come saturday..

I am glad we have built a solid team without pulling a Redskins and pay all these players high dollars and STILL drafting ahead of us.
TOO TRUE!!!! Has another expansion franchise done a better job? Carolina made it to the NFCC game its 2nd yr but crashed and burned after that and most of the other ones have either drafted pitifully or broke the bank signing high $$ FA's. I like the way the Texans handle their business.
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If I remember correctly, John Lopez had to issue an apology after the very 1st
article he wrote for the Chronicle. He's always been a "glass dang near empty" kinda guy. I don't know what his deal is, but he just doesn't seem to like ANY Houston sports franchise.

That's his rice bowl. Throw stuff against the wall and see if it sticks. I'd just like to see his mock. We been missing you JL. Where you been ?
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