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Old 02-23-2009   #1
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Default Stockpiling draft picks & Creating cap space... Foreshadowing a big move?

Our FO is making some calculated decisions lately. Cutting some highly paid underachievers, trading Sage and possibly Jacoby to stash away some draft picks. I see a big trade coming or moving up in the draft.

Whatever we plan on doing, I am happy to see our FO so busy right now. I'm very anxious to see the end result.

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"Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious!" exclaimed the obsessed fan with three small children who is sitting at the computer at 11pm desperately looking for the next tiny bit of Texan news four days before any news can be uttered.
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"Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious!" exclaimed the obsessed fan with three small children who is sitting at the computer at 11pm desperately looking for the next tiny bit of Texan news four days before any news can be uttered.
Bob Allen said that the Sage trade is "imminent".
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"Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious!" exclaimed the obsessed fan with three small children who is sitting at the computer at 11pm desperately looking for the next tiny bit of Texan news four days before any news can be uttered.
I like what you broke earlier(news)
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I don't think it's indicative of anything more than normal preparation and positioning for free agency. It's business as usual.
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Default Re: Stockpiling draft picks & Creating cap space... Foreshadowing a big move?

Not sure of any big splash...we still have to sign OD and D Ryans and others plus our draft picks...our cap space isn't that great now, though its not that bad either. I do hear that Plummer is now free and I wonder if he is entertaining the thought of comming back, though he said he's retired. Plummer and Kubiak had a pretty good relationship a few years back. Don't know what kind of shape he's in or if he has any love left for the game. Does anyone know how to "bug" Kubiaks office...lol
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I don't think it's indicative of anything more than normal preparation and positioning for free agency. It's business as usual.
Come on Diehard! You know that they have to be up to something. This FO hasn't been too shy when it comes to making big moves. All of this being done right before free agency too. They're up to something!
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Come on Diehard! You know that they have to be up to something. This FO hasn't been too shy when it comes to making big moves. All of this being done right before free agency too. They're up to something!
But ALL the teams are doing this. The Colts cut Marvin Harrison, the Jags cut Fred Taylor, the Raiders are cutting everyone, etc. This is just the normal annual business of preparing for the draft.

It doesn't mean that there isn't something in the works - but with or without a big FA deal, teams do this stuff every time during the week leading up to free agency.

Sage - I think they're just publicly getting the "price" of Sage out there because trades can't be made official until Friday. That gives today-Friday for more teams to call about his availability.

Weaver - There was no harm in trying to trade him for a 7th-rounder. They probably knew there was zero chance, but it doesn't hurt to try... especially since there are so many teams making the 3-4 switch - he at LEAST had proven success in that system. They knew nobody would trade for that contract though - but hey, might as well ask.

I think that's the extent of it, but obviously I could just be off my rocker.
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Default Re: Stockpiling draft picks & Creating cap space... Foreshadowing a big move?

I think we've got to have some sort of plan when we have already agreed in principle to trade our backup QB before it's even allowed to become official. Why not shop him around a little longer? Rick Smith knows what he's doing....
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I think we've got to have some sort of plan when we have already agreed in principle to trade our backup QB before it's even allowed to become official. Why not shop him around a little longer? Rick Smith knows what he's doing....
Well, by letting the fourth-round price tag leak - he kind of is shopping him. The deal can't be official until Friday, so anyone else who might want Sage has all week to contact Smith.
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Be happy you get a 4th for Rosencopter.

I don't see them making any "splash" move. Like Diehard says, they're getting rid of all the deadwood, but all the other teams are doing the same thing.
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Well, by letting the fourth-round price tag leak - he kind of is shopping him. The deal can't be official until Friday, so anyone else who might want Sage has all week to contact Smith.
If they have in principal agreed (given their hand so to speak) with the Vikes for a 4th and then turn around and shop him to another team for more value that would be a short term win and a long term lose. They would then be seen as not being worth working with as you can't trust their word. I know it's business, but you don't walk on your word just because someone offers a better deal.
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They definately have a plan in place guys and they could be ready to make the type of move that the texans normally don't do because we always have been strapped for money. After watching the DE's at the combine I could see us going after Michael Johnson so that means we might drop back in the 1st round to take him to pick up extra picks we might be a major player in the free agent market this off-season and I'm fired up!!!!
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Default Re: Stockpiling draft picks & Creating cap space... Foreshadowing a big move?

If they are trying to put themselves in a position to move up the only player I could see them trying to move up for would be Aaron Curry, but I would add that I just don't see them making that kind of move.

I think they are just trying to put themselves in the best possible position to improve this team by acquiring more picks.

I too, could see them dropping back in the first and picking Johnson.

Of course, they could also be acquiring the extra picks to trade up higher in the 2nd to acquire him there, while still retaining a 1st round pick to acquire a different player.
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You didnt know? We are moving up the board for Orakpo. Houston is going to pair Mario with Brian and all 31 teams will come down with a bad case of Orakpophobia!

Either that, or they want to take a RB in round 3-4.
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I think this is just their version of making a splash and turning over some personnel. Start over with some new faces via FA and the draft. I don't see them signing a "sexy" player in FA, or moving up too high in the draft. They have a core group, lets see what changes they can make to compliment that core group. Just my opinion.....
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"Supercalifragilisticexpealadocious!" exclaimed the obsessed fan with three small children who is sitting at the computer at 11pm desperately looking for the next tiny bit of Texan news four days before any news can be uttered.
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Of course, they could also be acquiring the extra picks to trade up higher in the 2nd to acquire him there, while still retaining a 1st round pick to acquire a different player.
Something tells me Johnson isn't dropping out of the 1st round.
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If they have in principal agreed (given their hand so to speak) with the Vikes for a 4th and then turn around and shop him to another team for more value that would be a short term win and a long term lose. They would then be seen as not being worth working with as you can't trust their word. I know it's business, but you don't walk on your word just because someone offers a better deal.
I think we should back out of the deal and let them know that we should probably keep Sage because you never know what team will hunt for our starters knees TWICE in a game. Screw them! I'd rather take a 5th from another team.
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