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Old 03-21-2013   #41
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ILBs seem to be the "new RBs" -- value(cost) quickly dropping. Some decent options out there that look better than what we had in '12. Hopefully we can steal one in this buyer's market. May depend on Reed's numbers.
I wonder if this is because with the increased emphasis on the passing game and the proliferation of mutant TEs that are too fast for LBs to cover that teams are playing their ILBs less.

It's why I don't see the Texans using a high draft pick on an ILB. I'd rather them get a cheap vet and use a lower pick on someone to backup.

I don't think we see anyone else signed until after the draft. Maybe a minor guy or a returning player.

With 4 picks in the first 95 I would like to see:
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QB/P/FB It would depend on if there is a QB they think can be the guy at some point.
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Maybe they will overpay someone else who is at the end of their career and has more chance of going "Boselli", than improving the team for a considerable amount of next year. I could see them making a run a Urlacher. Instead of making a run at young talent for the future of the team, they seem to be going all in on the next two years, which says they are saying to the HC, QB, etc that if it doesn't happen by then it will be time to keep a few key elements and start completely over.
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Disagree with the notion that a good ILB or 2 depending on the scheme can be played by just anybody. This team was soft up the middle last year, and it was most definitely because the ILB was poor, PLUS the NT wasn't much better.

If you're soft up the middle you're in trouble.
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Disagree with the notion that a good ILB or 2 depending on the scheme can be played by just anybody. This team was soft up the middle last year, and it was most definitely because the ILB was poor, PLUS the NT wasn't much better.

If you're soft up the middle you're in trouble.
Our ILB was poor because we were missing an All Pro level player. You add him back in there and the rest of those players aren't playing as many snaps and we are solidified up the middle. Well, at least at LB.

I think we need better play at NT to help our ILBs. We had a lot of injuries at that spot all year and I think having a better guy in the middle of the line can only help the LBs.
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Could use a starter at NT. I don't think Earl Mitchell is anything more than a rotation guy. Casey Hampton is out there and was a HOF caliber player at his position.
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I can't wait to see the message board blow up when he is resigned as the "vet WR"!!!
Lol! When will the Walter silliness die? He isn't worth a roster spot & obviously the Texans finally woke up & realized it. They forced him to take a pay cut last season & then finally just cut him this season which, if I recall correctly, did cost the Texans in some dead money. It wouldn't be smart to bring back a player that contributes very little as a wr, costed you some cap space already & then re-sign them again to cost you even more money. Walter's time is over here & I for one am glad. It's time to improve & actually have a potential playmaker opposite of Andre instead of an out position FB.
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I'd like to see us make a play for Victor Cruz. They were talking about that on Serius, us giving up our 1st round pick for him.
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I'd like to see us make a play for Victor Cruz. They were talking about that on Serius, us giving up our 1st round pick for him.
Don't forget giving him some crazy contract and even then you have to hope the Giants don't match.

Not worth the risk
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I'd like to see us make a play for Victor Cruz. They were talking about that on Serius, us giving up our 1st round pick for him.
Man, I wish!! He proved this past season that he can make plays even if he's the primary target when Nicks got hurt. I can see him being worth the pick, it's the big money contract the Texans can't handle at this point. It seems the Texans are preparing themselves for what Cushing & Watt will demand in the future & we all know it won't be cheap.
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Victor Cruz would most likely command a salary of 15 million a year or a contract similar to what Calvin Johnson got. Plus you have to give up a 1st rounder? Not worth it.

Besides we have to worry about Cushing and Watt contract coming up.


I'd look at Brandon Lloyd for cheap. He's the perfect weapon next to AJ.
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Victor Cruz would most likely command a salary of 15 million a year or a contract similar to what Calvin Johnson got. Plus you have to give up a 1st rounder? Not worth it.

Besides we have to worry about Cushing and Watt contract coming up.


I'd look at Brandon Lloyd for cheap. He's the perfect weapon next to AJ.
15 a year for Cruz? Which of your acclaimed sources told you that?
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Don't forget giving him some crazy contract and even then you have to hope the Giants don't match.

Not worth the risk
What's the risk if the Giants match?

They're tight up against the cap anyway....3 mil or so.
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ILB Takeo Spikes anyone?

WR Quan Cosby has great hands and does well at finding soft spots on the defense (imo). Just sayin'....
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Should have attempted to sign Jones, proven 3 down backer at a position of need. I would bring in Dansby to see if we could sign him to a reasonable contract.
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Our ILB was poor because we were missing an All Pro level player. You add him back in there and the rest of those players aren't playing as many snaps and we are solidified up the middle. Well, at least at LB.

I think we need better play at NT to help our ILBs. We had a lot of injuries at that spot all year and I think having a better guy in the middle of the line can only help the LBs.
I really dont want Cush to be headbanging at the LOS. I'd prefer for him to roam and be a playmaker. Bring in a specialist ILB that will seek and destroy.
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ILB Takeo Spikes anyone?

WR Quan Cosby has great hands and does well at finding soft spots on the defense (imo). Just sayin'....
would love to have takeo, if for no other reason than to get him to the playoffs. he'd be a vet minimum short yardage backup, but who could say no to having a player with a neck that big?
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Anyone has Japanese first name is good to me. Even though he isn't Japanese, at least his first name is Japanese.
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Sign Lechler

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However, if they plan to retain W Smith, the Texans would probably be better of signing veterans like Harris and Dobbins to minim veteran deals.
If the Texans were going to cut Wade Smith, don't you think they would have by now?

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Victor Cruz would most likely command a salary of 15 million a year or a contract similar to what Calvin Johnson got. Plus you have to give up a 1st rounder? Not worth it.

I'd look at Brandon Lloyd for cheap. He's the perfect weapon next to AJ.
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15 a year for Cruz? Which of your acclaimed sources told you that?
Might as well be $50 million, because the Texans aren't making a play for Cruz. I doubt they have the cap room for Lloyd. I don't think there's anything left but room for minimum contracts and the draft picks. If the Texans are going to do anything else in free agency, they need to work out something with Antonio Smith's contract.
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