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Old 02-26-2010   #1
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Some interesting things being said by Rick Smith right now - Link

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Smith: will meet with DeMeco Ryans' agent this weekend

Smith: despite CBA uncertainty, approaching contracts as business as usual

Smith: Pollard did heckuva job, I was proud of his impact, met with his agent last night, added a new dimension to defense,

Smith: we didn't realize our goals of making playoffs, but we continued to improve

Smith: K. Walter a big part of team, we would like to have him back, said that to his agent

Smith: not depleted at CB, but still looking to add quality players

Smith: important to get another CB now that Robinson is gone, but Texans have great CBs in Quin and McCain and Reeves

Smith: RB is a position where you can get early production from younger players

Smith: entertaining idea and thought process of adding Tomlinson
LOL on McClain on the last one.
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we didn't blow the coin toss, the league had a coin with logos on both sides
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entertaining idea and thought process of adding Tomlinson. RB is a position where you can get early production from younger players
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important to get another CB now that Robinson is gone, but Texans have great CBs in Quin and McCain and Reeves
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not depleted at CB, but still looking to add quality players
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K. Walter a big part of team, we would like to have him back, said that to his agent
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Pollard did heckuva job, I was proud of his impact, met with his agent last night, added a new dimension to defense,
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Default Re: Texans Twitter - Rick Smith

Ha! Just posted this in the 2010 Combine area...
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That's awesome news, I-cak. Man, I hope he's able to strike a deal with D-Ryans agent. He deserves it!

Interesting on LT. I'm not sure how serious he is entertaining it.
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That's awesome news, I-cak. Man, I hope he's able to strike a deal with D-Ryans agent. He deserves it!

Interesting on LT. I'm not sure how serious he is entertaining it.
Agreed, let's hope they start moving forward with signing Ryans.

Also I bet every GM (execpt the one in San Diego) has entertained the idea of LT.
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Ha! Just posted this in the 2010 Combine area...
Since most of it isn't draft related I merged them here and not to have duplicate threads. We can stick draft specific stuff over there.

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That's awesome news, I-cak. Man, I hope he's able to strike a deal with D-Ryans agent. He deserves it!

Interesting on LT. I'm not sure how serious he is entertaining it.
Who knows how serious. Heck he may be saying it just to tweak McClain.
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Since most of it isn't draft related I merged them here and not to have duplicate threads. We can stick draft specific stuff over there.

Perfect.
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I think Texans are doing more for old worn out and sometimes injured RBs than the union and NFL.
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this makes me very uncomfortable, R U kidding me
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From McClain's Twitter:

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Texans GM Rick Smith just told us he's met with agents representing Owen Daniels, Kevin Walter and Bernard Pollard.
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this makes me very uncomfortable, R U kidding me
What else is he supposed to say?
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this makes me very uncomfortable, R U kidding me
I don't think it's any stretch to say they all played better then Dunta last season.
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this makes me very uncomfortable, R U kidding me
That's called mis-direction... I hope. Still he has said that Quin is a good starter. So he could go with Reeves #2, Quinn replacing DR and McCain at nickle. Especially if Earl Thomas is our 1st. Maybe draft a Jerome Murphy or Ansah 6'1" 205 lb 4.43 in 3rd or 4th?
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That's called mis-direction... I hope.
I don't see the concern or mis-direction. The start of the sentence was they need to get another CB.
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What else is he supposed to say?
accurate personel evaluations without sugar coating. he is afterall the brains behind player development & aquistion
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Love the info on Ryans, Walter and Pollard. Show them the money!!!
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accurate personel evaluations without sugar coating. he is afterall the brains behind player development & aquistion
Why do that when you can replace them and still stroke their ego at the same time?...
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I don't think it's any stretch to say they all played better then Dunta last season.
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That's called mis-direction... I hope. Still he has said that Quin is a good starter. So he could go with Reeves #2, Quinn replacing DR and McCain at nickle. Especially if Earl Thomas is our 1st. Maybe draft a Jerome Murphy or Ansah 6'1" 205 lb 4.43 in 3rd or 4th?
What makes Earl Thomas a good 1st round pick is you know he can come in and play that nickel back position if need be while he learns the NFL game.
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Just a bit more in depth from BRB who has a guy at the combine:

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- Smith said that they were "evaluating" LaDainian Tomlinson, aka the normal stock answer, but when pressed by McClain, also said that "we do want young players," but that there are cases where "a veteran adds value." In other words, we're going around in circles.

- The Texans will meet with Owen Daniels' and DeMeco Ryans' representatives tonight. Smith added that his team would be approaching contracts as "business as usual" and that the potential of uncapped years and lockouts would not alter the way they go about structuring the contracts.

- The decision to get rid of Dunta Robinson was made with "level of play, level of compensation," as well as "how (we) felt about other players at that position." He went on to praise Glover Quin as doing an excellent job, and said he was comfortable with him going forward at cornerback. He also repeated the Kubiak quote about Quin getting a lot more attention if not for Brian Cushing. "We are not depleted at the position," he added. Smith also said that with Jacques Reeves being a former starter and Fred Bennett being a former starter that they think they have the experience to not feel pressured to pick a cornerback.

-The Texans would like to have Kevin Walter back, but at the same time, "with the way free agency is, you can't keep everybody."

-Smith sounded like he fully expected free agency to slow down this year with how many more RFAs there are. "I don't know how much movement you'll see." He went on to say that picks are at a premium, and are valued moreso than they were five years ago. Obviously if a player is productive, he'll get the highest tender, therefore he "doesn't know whether teams will be forthcoming," about restricted free agency.

-After he just answered a question about not dealing with hypotheticals (what if Owen Daniels was healthy the whole season?), McClain asked him what kind of attributes his ideal back would have. Smith replied: "Jim Brown." McClain: "Would he fit in your system?" Smith: "Yes, he would."

-Asked about running backs in the draft, he gave a deflective answer and said that there were "elements of both power, bruising backs...as well as speed, edge runners," and that teams would have choices either way.

-On defensive improvement last year: "We thought that with (Antonio) Smith, (Brian) Cushing, and (Bernard) Pollard, we were able to improve on each level."
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