2012 Wish List.

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  1. forcefollow

    forcefollow Rookie

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    #1 towering above all the other wishes... JACOBY JONES MUST GO!!! and not just because of the muffed punt. He is a terrible wide receiver. I have never liked him.

    2. Take a wide receiver in the first round.

    3. Take the best available corner or safety with the second pick.

    4. Try to sign another large run stuffing DT.

    5. Ship Mario to save cap space.

    6. Keep everything else the same. Lock up as many players as possible.

    This team really has potential to go all the way next year.

    On the coaching front: Stay with Kubes and try to lock up Wade.
     
  2. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

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    I'd like to see a new S&C coach. The injuries killed us this year. Maybe it's a coincidence, but it wouldn't hurt to get a new one.

    We have a great O-line, but interior O-line can also improve.

    ETA: New punter too, unless Hartman comes back. I don't want to see Turk in a Texans uniform anymore.
     
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  3. forcefollow

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    You make a point that is spot on. Mario tore his pec on a play that didn't look bad. Casey tore his pec also. Some of these injuries suggest that the S & C coach may not have it all together. Very good point.
     
  4. MEGA SWATT

    MEGA SWATT Hall of Fame

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    Agree except, I think we should keep Mario.
     
  5. Jackie Chiles

    Jackie Chiles Hall of Fame

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    On this one, I have been a big supporter of keeping Mario here on a long-term contract. After the way the defense finished the season, especially this game I still think he stays (Bob McNair loves him) but I will be ok with whatever decision the team makes. This does assume, however, that we get some serious compensation if he is not on the opening day roster. You cannot let a player that talented and valued around the league walk for nothing but a potential 3rd round compensatory pick. I don't care what the franchise tag number is, there is dead weight on this team that can be shed, there are contracts that can be reworked, etc. If Mario leaves you MUST get good compensation for him. I'm talking a top 10 pick and then something else.
     
  6. darnbni99a

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    Pay Arian. & Get Japhoney Jones outta here
     
  7. Jackie Chiles

    Jackie Chiles Hall of Fame

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    How come every time guys get injured its always the strength and conditioning coach that catches hell? Cedric Smith has played large part in turning around this team's identity from a perceived finesse and "soft" team to one that can go toe to toe in the trenches with anyone. Blaming him for these freak injuries is beyond idiotic imo.
     
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  8. TheMatrix31

    TheMatrix31 Hall of Fame

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    Get the Jabrony outta here.

    Get a punter.

    Get bubble wrap for the entire time and petition the NFL to let us play with it.

    Get a WR. Someone. I don't care who or from where.

    Get another corner so that we can roll with Allen and Kareem as #3 and #4 CBs.

    Look to get some safety help.

    LB and OL depth.

    New training staff or conditioning coach if it's deemed necessary.

    That's it for now, I guess.
     
  9. dream_team

    dream_team Hall of Fame

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    I don't know much about prospects in this upcoming draft, but I'd rather get the big NT in the 2nd round.

    KJ has proven to me that he can start in this league. I'm ok with Allen walking and Harris taking over his role.

    I don't see a big need in taking a DB that high... but I'm ok with BPA after the 2nd round.

    When you have a playmaker, you don't let him go. I hope we do everything we can to keep Mario... but if we can't, I won't think it's the end of the world.
     
  10. dream_team

    dream_team Hall of Fame

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    Why are people saying safety help? Which safety are they not happy with? I thought both played well this season. Unless you simply want depth?
     
  11. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    A list for next years WR free agency.

    The bolded is who I would want to take a long hard look at along with taking a WR in the 1st round.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/39667/59/nfl-free-agent-master-list?pg=2


    Wide Receivers

    Vincent Jackson
    Dwayne Bowe *
    Wes Welker *
    Brandon Lloyd
    Marques Colston
    DeSean Jackson
    Stevie Johnson
    Reggie Wayne
    Robert Meachem
    Mario Manningham

    Pierre Garcon
    Laurent Robinson
    Braylon Edwards
    Early Doucet
    Ted Ginn
    Plaxico Burress

    Roscoe Parrish
    Jerome Simpson
    Jerricho Cotchery
    Eddie Royal
    Steve Smith (PHI)
    Mark Clayton
    Harry Douglas
    Andre Caldwell
    Josh Morgan
    Donte' Stallworth
    Legedu Naanee
    Eric Weems
    Terrell Owens
    Deion Branch
    Chaz Schilens
    Devin Aromashodu
    Mike Sims-Walker
    Lavelle Hawkins
    Derek Hagan
    Patrick Crayton
    Donnie Avery

    Domenik Hixon
    Greg Camarillo
    Devin Thomas
    Ruvell Martin
    Maurice Stovall
    Anthony Gonzalez
    Kevin Curtis
    T.J. Houshmandzadeh
    Matt Slater
    Micheal Spurlock
    Courtney Roby
    Bernard Berrian
    Roy Williams
    Rashied Davis
    David Anderson
    Bryant Johnson
    Jerheme Urban
    Michael Clayton
     
  12. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Get the **** rid of Jacoby Jones.

    Sign Foster.

    Keep Phillips as DC, or perhaps even promote him to assistent head coach to give him more money if that's what it takes.

    Get the next AJ in the draft.

    Last, but not least, sign Mario only if you can afford it. If not, trade him for picks. I'd rather keep him though if it's all the same. I think breaking the bank for Foster is justified, but not for Mario.
     
  13. HJam72

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    This is what I see:

     
  14. Playoffs

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    FA WR: Brandon Lloyd, Marques Colston, Stevie Johnson, Laurent Robinson, Pierre Garcon

    DB depth

    OL depth

    Keep our best players

    Kicker/punter

    Trade Jacoby/add punt returner
     
  15. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I'd like to see the following take place.

    Part ways with Jacoby Jones as soon as it's practical to release him. We've all seen what happens when a player (in any sport really) has the collective fanbase turn on him. Jones is at that point here I think. It's time to part ways. If he's ever going to make anything of himself (and he isn't) then it won't happen here.

    In free agency we need to look for a legitimate #2 WR. This WR can be older because he's a short term guy who will bridge the gap between AJ and the rookie we're going to take in the draft. Call that rookie "Future WR2"). In the draft we need to get that WR2 in either the first or the second round depending on how the picks fall and where the best value is.

    We need to decide what kind of a future Kareem Jackson has here and whether Brandon Harris is going to pan out. The last time I saw a 2nd round pick disappear like Harris was Bennie Joppru with his magical series of season-ending injuries. What's going on with Harris? Is he the future? Do we need another CB in the 2012 draft? We seem loaded up with talent but are we?

    Then I'd like to see if we could draft some more depth on the offensive line. I know we started the season with Butler already gone but Caldwell did not impress when he had to come in late in the year. We need more depth there.

    I'd like to see us re-sign both Mario & Foster. I think that if the team wants to make it happen then it can get done. If we don't keep Mario I think we should make sure we get something for him. Letting him walk is not an option.

    As I said I'd like to see Mario back because I think he could be really special in this system but if that's not possible I think we'll be fine. If we can keep drafting like we have been recently then we'll be able to keep reloading with players we can afford.
     
  16. texanchris

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    1. draft a #2 wr to compliment Andre
    2. resign Mario Williams but if he wants too much money then let him walk because while he has potential, its seems that he is always injured
    3. pay arian the money he deserves
    4. release jacoby jones
    5.sign depth at o line and maybe draft a nose tackle in the early rounds
    6. as for cornerback, i think the texans are fine the way they are and would be ok if they let Allen walk. Mccain is a excellent nickel corner and Kareem has been playing better lately. He had a great game against the ravens today but their receivers just made outstanding catches. Harris could rotate in with Kareem and Carmicheal or Mcmanis could be 4th cornerback.
     
  17. SteveSlaton20

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    Cut Jacoby Jones
    New kicker(I like Rackers but he's old and cant really kick 50+ yarders, okie st kicker would be nice)
    Will Hartmann be the same? I think we should go away with Turk and give Hartmann a run for his job.
    Sign Foster to a big contract
    Franchise Mario
    Draft Alshon Jefferey, if not Kendall Wright.
    And most importantly of all, keep Wade in Houston.

    Wouldn't mind a new giant NT either
     
  18. TheMatrix31

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    I'd like to draft a WR and sign Early Doucet if possible. You can forget about one of the big gun WRs.
     
  19. gafftop

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    The Texans need another starting CB and a couple more WRs. We need one that has speed and can make a big play for a TD. it is difficult to grind it all day long with no big plays. Just too many things come up penalty, turn over, etc to expect to be able to just drive it down the field all day long, even though the Texans did a good job of it. Walter is at best a 3rd or 4th wr. So really the only wr we had this year was AJ. I think we cannot depend soley on the draft to get a WR. They are interviewing Vernon Davis on TV, where can we find another one like him.

    We need to pick up players that can come in and contribute maybe not next year but in a couple years. it is an ongoing process and all the other teams are improving also. if you just standstill with what you had last year you go backwards. The only position I feel somewhat comfortable in is RB and that could change in one instant.
     
  20. DownByContact

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    Agree that Jacoby must go.
    Buy why draft a CB of S in the second round? Didn't we just draft a CB in the 2nd last year?
    Also why a S, it thought our safety play was pretty good this year, unless you're thinking of depth, but 2nd round is to early just for depth.

    I also thought Kareem played pretty decent in the playoffs, today I noticed he turned to look for the ball a few times, ex. the one that Boldin made that spectacular catch on the sidelines. That was great coverage, just a better catch.
     

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