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Old 05-01-2014   #241
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Sniff, sniff... smells like Robinson @ #1 to me
Or Gilbert at #6.
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"Enlightening."- I wonder how so?
RAC educating Rick on how he runs and can run his defense -- which is new to Rick, and what kind of players/bodies he requires. Has Rick ever had a defense that lined up in 3-4 and a 4-3 in the same game?
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But I thought McNair was a hands off owner?

Bottom line is if the owner respects his GM's opinions he will most likely go along with the GM's decisions. It seems as though McNair is totally in charge, yet never held accountable by the fanbase. (Accountable, there goes that word again)

I know that in most fans on this MB McNair can do no wrong, but his management style is the root of the Texans on field product problems. But his management style sure does make him a lot of $$$$ and that's what it's really all about isn't it?
McNair has been meddling in draft matters since he decided on David Carr for our ultimate 1-1 and has never quit meddling.

He's not on the Jerry Jones level of running the entire draft obviously, but I'm convinced that he was the reason Carr and Schaub got the contract extensions they received, that he (McNair) was the driving force behind getting Ed Reed, and that he wanted to reward Foster with a large contract for services rendered because he led the league in rushing and rushing TDs while being paid UDFA money.

Now I can't prove a word of it because they speak very fluent coach-speak over on Kirby. They all have mastered the art of making complete and very intelligent-sounding sentences that have very little concrete content.
I'm just going with my gut.
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Or Gilbert at #6.
Or Matthews...
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RAC educating Rick on how he runs and can run his defense -- which is new to Rick, and what kind of players/bodies he requires. Has Rick ever had a defense that lined up in 3-4 and a 4-3 in the same game?
I was thinking more of "These guys suck! What was Wade thinking?"
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Has Rick ever had a defense that lined up in 3-4 and a 4-3 in the same game?
We showed 3-4 fronts all the time with Frank Bush & Wade definitely went back & forth all the time.


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Sniff, sniff... smells like Robinson @ #1 to me
Rather have Matthews. He played both RT and LT, and also had to pass block for a guy who improvised. Bloodline non-withstanding I put my money on him having the best career of any OL coming out of this draft.
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RAC educating Rick on how he runs and can run his defense -- which is new to Rick, and what kind of players/bodies he requires. Has Rick ever had a defense that lined up in 3-4 and a 4-3 in the same game?
Dude.

We were doing that under Wade. We just weren't running a "standard" 3-4... more of a tweaked 5-2... but technically a 3-4. Then in our nickel/dime packages, we'd frequently shift to a 4-3.
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Dude.

We were doing that under Wade. We just weren't running a "standard" 3-4... more of a tweaked 5-2... but technically a 3-4. Then in our nickel/dime packages, we'd frequently shift to a 4-3.
Not having had a "fat boy in the middle" significantly limited the effectiveness of shifting back and forth.
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Dude.

We were doing that under Wade.
We just weren't running a "standard" 3-4... more of a tweaked 5-2... but technically a 3-4. Then in our nickel/dime packages, we'd frequently shift to a 4-3.
Yeah, that's what I thunk. Seemed to happen several times a game, every game.
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Rather have Matthews. He played both RT and LT, and also had to pass block for a guy who improvised. Bloodline non-withstanding I put my money on him having the best career of any OL coming out of this draft.
I'm not the least bit opposed to Matthews being selected. In fact, I like him for the very reasons you mention ...AND the bloodline thing.

But when I brought it up initially (must have been eons ago) I was severely chastised for suggesting we take a RT with the 1-1 pick.
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Man I like Rick Smith but that was 20 minutes of my life just wasted away. Pancakes and especially Tania tried their best to get something out of Rick but he wasn't having any of it.
Rick Smith needs an enema.
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lol @ anyone paying attention to the press conference with the GM of a team a week before the draft.

Have you people learned nothing?
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Well it's good to know that Smith knows what a good football player looks like. After all it is his profession. With all of these good football players Smith knows what they look like when he sees them how in the world did the Texans finish 2-14 with 1-1 AGAIN?
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Not having had a "fat boy in the middle" significantly limited the effectiveness of shifting back and forth.
To the tune of consistently fielding a top ten defense.

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I'm not the least bit opposed to Matthews being selected. In fact, I like him for the very reasons you mention ...AND the bloodline thing.

But when I brought it up initially (must have been eons ago) I was severely chastised for suggesting we take a RT with the 1-1 pick.
That's because they thought we were enamored with an Aggie or that we were too concerned with the name. I'm like you though. I don't care who he is as long as he's the best OT or one of the best OTs in the game.

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We were doing that under Wade...
RAC wants bigger bodies.
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lol @ anyone paying attention to the press conference with the GM of a team a week before the draft.

Have you people learned nothing?
It's either that or go to an Astros game.



Which would you do?
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That's a different thing than the 3-4/4-3 thing to me. Granted, the bigger bodies are about a more traditional 3-4 shifting to possibly more traditional 4-3 but it's a different aspect. We already wanted guys who could perform in multiple fronts; we're just changing some of their requirements and their dimensions.
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It's either that or go to an Astros game.



Which would you do?
Baseball > Football, so...
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