2019 Texans free agency

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  1. Texansphan

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    Issabella looks llike a speedier, slightly larger version of Wes Welker.
    Also has great hands and routes.
    I like him a lot.
     
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    I would think (hope) that the scouting department knows most all of the AAF players. At least they should.
     
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    Carolina picked up 4 including 3 OL.
     
  5. JB

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    Draft day uncertainty?
     
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    Clowney isn't an ufa. The team still has control of him. Different situations.
     
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    Right. Had the Texans not franchised him he could have been an unrestricted FA. I was just using him as an example because of his injury situation.
     
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    Lord help us if we are counting on signing AAF players to improve our team.

    I would prefer to beat the bushes after the draft and bring in as many UDA as the roster limit rules allow.

    Lots of players that just need a chance. Scouts need to earn their paycheck.

    I would require my scouts to "beat the drum" for four or five unheralded players every year to see if they had a clue.

    :coffee:
     
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    Tom Pelissero

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    Circling back on an interesting story from last week: A bunch of teams wanted former #Patriots character coach Jack Easterby once his contract expired. The #Texans lured him with a 4-year contract, source said, and Executive VP of Team Development title at age 35. A unique piece.



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    Forgive my ignorance, but what's a "Character Coach"?
     
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    Keeping them Texans worthy.
     
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    It's something the Patriots invented.
    We wouldn't be interest. :)
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    Is the Patriots' secret weapon their character coach?
    Receiving it was Jack Easterby, whose official title — character coach/team development – is as surprising to see in an NFL front office as his role has become indispensable for the longest-running dynasty in NFL history.

    A review of the media guides of the 31 other NFL franchises revealed New England is the only one to employ a character coach.

    “I always make sure everybody’s here,” Easterby told USA TODAY Sports. “If someone wasn’t on time, or was taking too long in the bathroom, or skipping, I need to know. I like to get ahead on any issues.”

    Easterby won’t be considered for any head coaching jobs and goes mostly unnoticed by those on the outside, but he may be the most crucial member not named Bill Belichick on the coaching staff.

    “Character and the kind of people you hire is something that our country is in desperate need to get back to evaluating,” Easterby said. “Unfortunately, sometimes it matters most when we count it the least. And when we evaluate it the least, it matters most. It’s tough, but we have seen a lot of businesses and industries fall because of a lack of character.

    “One of the things we’ve seen come up in our culture lately — from the (Harvey) Weinstein case and so many others – we’ve seen that choices matter.”

    Easterby was hired in 2013 to help the team manage the fallout after tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, a member of the organization told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to comment on the matter
     
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    I could have used a character coach when I was younger. But I think it's a little late for that now.
     
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    We would have told him to fk off
     
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    Have had presentations by those type folks a couple times. Makes my smartass knob turn to 12.
     
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    Everything I watched, and everything I've read, the olinemen as a group were considered the worst position in the League.
     
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