Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by powda, Mar 10, 2019.
Solder isn't that good.
NFL Top 50 FA by contract years (u=unsigned) - 4, 4, 5, 4, 6, 5, 5, 2, 2, 3, 3 (Mathieu), U, 4, 4, U, 4, 2, 1 (re-sign to same team), 1 (re-sign to same team), 1 (Texans and Roby), 2, 4, 4, 4, 1 (re-sign with same team), 4, 4, 4, U, 3, 3, 1 (re-sign to same team), 4, 3, 3, 3 (KJax), 4, 3, 4, 2, 3, 1 (Barrett to Bucs), 1 (Suggs to Cards), 1 (Clinton-Dix to Bears), 1 (Funchess to Colts), 3, 4, 3, 1 (re-sign to same team), U.
So, the Texans were the only team to sign a 1-year contract with a new face in the top 41 (#20). The cluster starts at 42.
Basically, it lines up with what I said before. Our "biggest splash" got a 1 year contract. It's not exactly what I'm hoping for when we're #3 in cap space. At least KJax was rated #36.
The worst part? - We took exactly zero FA OG/OT in the top 101. I'm all for building through the draft, but I'd like to keep our QB upright in the meantime.
I'm thrilled with Coutee, we criminally underused Thomas, and Reid was a bright spot that we desperately needed.
While they were great picks, their actual playing time in 2018 on anything other than ST was more of happenstance than any sort of "plan" the Texans had. So sure, you CAN get immediate production from later round picks, but having them as starters isn't something any NFL GM plans for. That's why I went back 13 years. The leading tackler in the SEC had no business falling to 33, but he did. He was projected to be a starter. That's not the case with these guys.
Talent is there with right scheme and coaching staff. (NE)
Care to let me know where you got that info?
The Texans never are the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to paying for FA's.
BTW, by the end of last year Solder was actually playing pretty well.
It has been reported and linked here several times.
Never liked Solder coming out of Colorado, look it up. System fit and great OL coach. Hard to just buy complete package.
Our system and oline coach leaves much to be desired......
It's been posted on here several times. It was said he would've made more here because of tax purposes.
Couple other younger posters figured it out.
Think fat fingers, teeny tiny keyboard.
Actually, I don't remember why I quoted you, I've slept since then but that was all I could think of this wakening
We're saying the same thing.
I'm adding imo we'll never be the team FAs want to play for (outside of outbidding everyone else) if we pay mediocre players top contracts.
These one year deals are more conducive to getting us there because we are actually getting talented players much closer to their real value, if they work out like HB.
Most of the time I don't think it's an issue & works in the Texans' favor. Take a guy like Clowney who has availability issues. Before the season a low ball "bird in the hand" deal looks enticing if you're worried about an injury in the upcoming season will affect your value the next offseason when you will be a FA.
Clowney bet on himself & so far seems to be working in his favor. But had he got hurt again he'd be thinking about the guaranteed money he could have had.
These one year deals screws up that dynamic.
I hear you. Understand your pain.
But I don't care where they rank Kareem Jackson, you will be disappointed paying him $11M/yr knowing you have no choice but to do it again a second year.
Same thing with Trent Brown. My opinion of course. We're going to find out he is yet another FA that plays better in NE... & we're not going to be NE in the 2nd or third year of his contract.
Is he better than Davenport? Probably. Do I want him as my LT for the next three years? No. I don't.
The money has to make sense. Long term for the health of the team, it's got to make sense. We have to protect Watson better, that is also true.
Watson has a reputation for holding the ball too long. I'd rather teach him to learn to throw it away than be locked in to a bad deal for multiple years. I'd rather get RBs & TEs involved in the passing game than be locked in to a bad deal.
I have a different philosophy but understand your post.
Spend top $$$$ to sign 1 or 2 differencemakers in FA and I'm talking about paying enough to make guys want to play here. Not saying we tried and failed again.
Not all Pat FA's fail elsewhere
We will find out about Brown, but it's only 3 yrs. That buys you time to draft a young LT and let him learn, while keeping Watson better protected in the meantime.
I would love to see us draft Andy Isabella. He can play inside or out. So when Fuller or Keke goes down we don’t loose a step.
Yep, my favorite 3rd rd WR's in this draft are McLaurin/Isabella.
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