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Old 08-05-2008   #1
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And it won't affect the salary cap one bit...

First let me say that Rick Smith is pure class. On Saturday morning, I happened to be in earshot of him when he told a group of diehard Texans fans about his latest 'contract negotiations'.

Here’s the link to the full story.

Rick Smith: The Pact

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Old 08-05-2008   #2
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that was awesome
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That was fantastic.
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I read that this morning and told my wife about it when I was taking her to the airport.

She got misty.

I love it.
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We have the classiest organization in the NFL. Man.... I love this team

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Great story. Smith is a class act. For some reason I can't see our previous GM doing that.

btw, that yellow shirt in the background was the most power trippy yellow shirts I've seen in a while. I won't get into details but between him and his buddy with the black glasses you would have thought we were at boot camp, not training camp.

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Wow! That was awesome, thank you for sharing. What a great guy, as much as we love our team, this is just icing on the cake to have high character guys like Rick leading this organization.

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Really great story.. Not too much I can say other than good for Donovan. Earn them tickets buddy!!
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Great story. Smith is a class act. For some reason I can't see our previous GM doing that.

btw, that yellow shirt in the background was the most power trippy yellow shirts I've seen in a while. I won't get into details but between him and his buddy with the black glasses you would have thought we were at boot camp, not training camp.
aj will not get over that guy. too funny. BTW most of the yellow shirts have been wonderful this last week. so don't let one, maybe two bad apples get in the way.
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What a wonderful story. Thanks for posting that!
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aj will not get over that guy. too funny. BTW most of the yellow shirts have been wonderful this last week. so don't let one, maybe two bad apples get in the way.
I just thought when he yelled down that kid up front - the one who was on one knee and not sitting (but obviously not obstructing anyone's view) - was a bit over the top.
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Very nice story, classy indeed.
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Thanks - !

This was the kind of story that the Texans fanbase needs to hear (especially those of us who have been in this thing since before we had a logo). I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, and had a means to relay the story (BRB.com). Thanks for all the positive feedback.

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Great story. Smith is a class act. For some reason I can't see our previous GM doing that.
Exactly - Charlie Casserly may have been well versed in the inner workings of an NFL Front Office, but he lacked the kind of social graces that have allowed Rick Smith to excel in a relatively short period of time.

If anyone else was in the immediate area, or saw Rick Smith and Donovan from the stands, feel free to chime in.
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Great story. This team didn't just get a good GM with Rick Smith, they got a good person.
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Thanks for writing a great, positive story, Solis!

I like Smith and Kubiak, and believe in giving them more than the benefit of a doubt to get this team on a winning course. On top of their football minds and skills, they are just good men who care about this team and this city.
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Not that that Cass and Capers weren't classy, but I have a great feeling about these two men. Very confident and competant and no ego's. When our team becomes a consistent winner they will be the driving force.
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Great story!!!!!
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Great story. Smith is a class act. For some reason I can't see our previous GM doing that.

btw, that yellow shirt in the background was the most power trippy yellow shirts I've seen in a while. I won't get into details but between him and his buddy with the black glasses you would have thought we were at boot camp, not training camp.
I know what you're talking about. I was out there on Sat. morning. YellaBoy took his usher job a bit too seriously.
...the cranky old fart...
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Very good read and nice story to hear about. It is things like that make this team better than any other NFL team out there. The only way certain organization would do this if there was a bunch of cameras around so it would be made national headlines.

Like when Ahman Green was signed and he wanted his number it was a nice story but did not attract much attention by espin until after Comical and Fanhouse did a piece on it. GM Rick Smith did this not cause he had to or for publicity but because he wanted to, no other reason.
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