Hi everyone, First time poster. Long time visitor. You know the drill, the same routine everyone gives on the sports talk show programs. So, I like the direction the Texans are heading and just FYI, I will root for the Texans 'til the day I die. No bandwagon fan here ever. But, I want to dissect one rumor that people keep saying. We did NOT do well in the 2006 FA in terms of strict FA signings, ie we traded draft picks for Moulds and Walters so I don't count them in FA. And I keep reading people saying we did so well in FA this year. But in FA, we signed the following: Weaver, Flanagan, Putzier, WR Lewis, Salaam, Bedell, Dayne, Antoine Smith, Maddux, Dalton, Thomas Johnson, Killings, J. Cook, Sage Rosenfels, Kalu, LB Pierce and Rainer and the MLB from MIN who got hurt, safety Michael Stone, Curtis, CBs McLeon and Wynn. That's 22 names. I mean, am I forgetting anyone here? Quantity, no doubt. Quality, hum...And the Chronicle and these boards have a way of making each of one of these to be such noteworthy signings. I'll be honest, I was real excited about the Flanagan signing, but several people on this board called it to a T: he got injured, was too old, and didn't have a good initial rapport with Carr and the result was early fumbles. Putzier -- loved this signing, but he was beat out by a 4th round TE and thus Putzier is pretty much being wasted. Typically, you don't spend the first pick of the second day on a pos that you made a major FA signing. Despite Owen's early 5 TDs, I still like Ko Simpson there, and we likely wouldn't be talking about needing a FS in the 07 draft. Weaver -- hmm...FO says he is a DE and CBS insists on calling him a DE every week. Remember all the draft experts who said there was NO way the Texans could draft Mario b/c of Weaver? I live Weaver quite a bit but he has to be considered a DT and in that role, he seems to need some more lbs. So, of all the FA signings, the one that stands out to me is Maddux. People keeping referring to all our street signings on the DL, but Maddux was a 4th round pick of the Jaguars, who usually have good DLs and Maddux may have just got caught in a number crunch. I could see Maddux having a big role next year. I wanted to send this post b/c I think Smith will do a good job with a full year of FA. But, what I want to see the Texans do for the FIRST time in team hx is just get one FA that will make a HUGE impact on this club. Yes, a 6-10 team can sign Clements or Briggs. Cleveland did the equivalent last year and yet they stink. The day FA begins, the Texans need to do whatever it takes to get a LB or CB in FA. We've had enough of meaningless, quantity FA signings. 2006 FA grade: C at best.