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Old 04-22-2007   #1
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n the brief existence of the Houston Texans, it was the franchise's finest day. The team had yet to play a game, open a training camp or pull on its new blue uniforms, but on a hopeful April Saturday five years ago, it picked the face of the franchise. David Carr held his new jersey and beamed into the flashbulbs.

This was the clear choice, the obvious choice, perhaps the only thing certain about the 2002 NFL draft. Carr, a star quarterback at Fresno State, could zing passes across the field and was smart, charismatic and willing to please.

Everyone was thrilled.

Owner "Bob McNair believes in David Carr," Charley Casserly, then the Texans' general manager, told the Houston Chronicle. Then-coach "Dom Capers believes in him. [Offensive coordinator] Chris Palmer believes in him. We're going to have a plan for this guy, and we're going to stay with it even if there's a bump in the road. There's not going to be any abandonment of David Carr."

Casserly, gone now from Houston, chuckled into the phone last week. He didn't even last to see Carr dumped to the Carolina Panthers earlier this month.

"I think there's a difference in what teams might tell people and what teams might think," Casserly said. "No one is going to say they only took a good player and not a great player with a top 10 pick."

Such is the problem with the NFL draft these days. As the glare grows brighter and the public is flooded with a deluge of draft shows, draft guides, draft Web sites, draft experts and instant draft gossip, the pressure grows to find the next great quarterback. Coaches and executives enchanted with the lure of a perfectly thrown spiral or a 6-foot-5 frame practically trip over themselves to run the next great quarterback's name to the podium. And far more often than not in recent years, such a pursuit has been fool's gold.

For every Peyton Manning there are two Ryan Leafs. And while Donovan McNabb took the Philadelphia Eagles to four NFC championship games, Joey Harrington kept the Detroit Lions at the bottom of the NFC North. Meanwhile, draft weekend afterthoughts such as Tom Brady, Kurt Warner and Matt Hasselbeck have six Super Bowl appearances among them
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"Coaches and executives enchanted with the lure of a perfectly thrown spiral or a 6-foot-5 frame practically trip over themselves to run the next great quarterback's name to the podium.
And far more often than not in recent years, such a pursuit has been fool's gold."

Fools gold indeed.
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