2019 Texans free agency

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  1. ObsiWan

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    I had a character coach.
    My grandmother's belt.
     
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  2. TheKDog

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    I am all good with a character coach and by all accounts this guy seems great.

    I just hope it isn't something where they think they can figure out which draft picks are gonna be good based on "character."
     
  3. Lucky

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    Nothing new. That's always been a Texans criteria.
     
  4. zshawn10

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    Not FA news but all the Texans stuff from today regarding press conferences(all from Aaron Wilson):

    Deshaun Watson on his world travels recently: 'It's something I always wanted to do. I always dreamed about it. I love historical stuff.'

    Deshaun Watson: 'I went to London, Austria, Venice and Milan, Egypt, Shanghai and Beijing. I can't pick a favorite. Each one was a different vibe, a different energy.'

    Deshaun Watson on his viral picture of himself standing on a camel in the desert said it wasn't tough to get the camel to stand still.

    Deshaun Watson on Carl Smith as new QBs coach: 'He's a guy with a lot of experience, he just has so much knowledge.'

    Deshaun Watson: ''I want to master my craft, get back to the basics, fundamentals, take my knowledge of the defense to another level, really just build myself as a leader and embrace that Year 3 as a leader.'

    Deshaun Watson on Tim Kelly promotion to OC: 'I'm excited for Tim. He deserves it. He's doing a great job so far. I'm excited for his opportunity and he's going to do great.'

    J.J. Watt on this offseason as opposed to last year when he was recovering from broken leg, surgery: 'I get to work on my craft, work in the weight room. Last two years hoping to get back to play and hoping to play at a decent level.'

    J.J. Watt on spending time training with his brothers recently at UCLA; "It was really special. There's nothing like it. I'm very fortunate the last two weeks we got to spend together.'

    J.J. Watt on joint practices in Green Bay: 'I got really excited. I went to training camp in Green Bay as a kid.' Recounts watching Packers practice from bleachers as a kid, autographs. 'To go back to my home state and play in front of those fans, it's going to be really special'

    J.J. Watt on being 30 and his longevity: 'It really doesn't feel any different for me. It's pure focus on trying to make it as long as you can. I love the game.'

    J.J. Watt on commencement speech at Wisconsin coming up, says it's not ready, he doesn't write speeches. He's just going to wing it. 'Just tell me when to stop talking. I have about a month to figure it out'

    J.J. Watt; 'I'm really excited. I get to go back to Camp Randall. I never graduated. It's a true honor. I grew up 45 minutes from Camp Randall.'

    J.J. Watt: 'I'm fortunate. I've had a very fortunate life. I don't want to leave the game anytime soon.' Hopeful that two years he was sidelined will add two years to his career.

    Matt Kalil on new opportunity with Texans after being released by Carolina: 'I didn't hesitate. They've had a lot of great players who've had setbacks.'

    Matt Kalil: 'I like being on a one-year deal. Everybody knows what kind of player I can be. It's about being healthy.' Says he feels healthy and strong. 'That's been the X-factor: health'

    Matt Kalil: 'This is the most fired up I've been in a while.'

    Matt Kalil said his father playing for the Houston Gamblers appealing to him about joining the Texans. Frank Kalil played center at Arkansas and Arizona, and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1982, Played for Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and Gamblers in 1984 in USFL

    Matt Kalil said he isn't full-go yet, working toward that goal.

    New Texans safety Tashaun Gipson on his knack for containing tight ends: 'The best tight ends that come to NRG, I'm gonna put the clamps on.'

    Tashaun Gipson: 'You bring the physicality.'

    Tashaun Gipson on Justin Reid 'He's almost too smart. He's the guy who knows everything. I ask him a lot of questions.'

    Tashaun Gipson on Tyrann Mathieu; 'I respect his game. I'm a different guy. One guy Tweets a lot. I don't have Twitter. We have different personalities.'

    Tashaun Gipson on Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel: 'He's respected around the league.'

    Tashaun Gipson on being back in Texas: 'I was at dinner with another team when I got the call (won't say which team).' He finished the dinner, but immediately closed on his three-year, $22.5 million contract

    Tashaun Gipson: 'I love the state of Texas.' Three hours from his hometown of Dallas. Went to Kimball HS, where he played football, basketball, ran track

    Tashaun Gipson said Jaguars corner A.J. Bouye, the former Texans starter, is one of his closest friends. Said he and Texans corner and former Jaguars teammate Aaron Colvin gave him lots of advice about joining the Texans. Said it was very helpful in making his decision.

    Tashaun Gipson said he's aware the question mark of the defense is the secondary with the talent the Texans' defense has across defensive line and at linebacker. 'I'm excited to be here. I'm going to go to work.'
     
  5. Mr teX

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    Wonder what Colvin and Bouye told Gipson...obviously wasn’t too bad if he still decided to come here. More evidence that what’s being said amongst players and the locker room about BoB & the Texans in general not quite matching up with what some posters on this board think is being said/thought.
     
  6. JB

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    Why would it be bad?
     
  7. thunderkyss

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    I can't imagine a defensive player having a bad thing to say about the Texans.

    Now if only BO'b can take the same hands off approach to the offense.
     
  8. Lucky

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    That's pretty cool.
     
  9. TheKDog

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    They aren't signing any good offensive players
     
  10. Mr teX

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    Good offensive players don’t hit the market or aren’t made available as often as good defensive players. The ones who do are often malcontents/head cases (Antonio Brown, Leveon Bell), have run afoul of the law (Kareem Hunt, Mike Vick) or arent really good anymore & past their primes (Andre Johnson, Dez Bryant........Demaryius Thomas). In which case, you don’t really want any of those guys.

    But as much as I rail on Lamar Miller, he was a solid signing at the time and a definite upgrade over Blue. I would’ve also liked for them to go after Mark Ingram this year, but the Texans not snagging any good offensive players speaks more to what’s out there & available than any slanted & flawed view you’re insinuating.
     
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  11. Mr teX

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    This is just more fan speak.

    Just about every critical comment about how the Texans coaching staff/FO handle players & things on the field has come from a defensive player.

    Coach Reed unloading on Wade Phillips' defensive scheme.......
    Swearinger unloading on BoB & the db's coach..........
    hell even this year with honey badger low key getting at the FO about their antiquated practice of not negotiating contracts during the season.

    Outside of Brandon Brooks' comments about his time here under BoB, hardly any criticism has ever come from the offensive players. & lets face it, there have been plenty of folks leave or let go from here that could've been critical.
     
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    Bwhahaha so now we're keeping track of all the good offensive players that hit the market verses all the good defensive players who hit the market.

    Some fans and the length they would go for ole Bill O'Brien. Bwhahaha
     
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    Lamar Miller would be good in a system that didn't run him up the middle and is able to get him in space

    OL is the biggest need and the only dudes who wanted to come here havent been healthy in years and sucked last time they were healthy.
     
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    I agree with you about Miller but I still don't understand this whole "want to come here" mantra. F/A either want to go to the Pats to get a ring or they want to go to the team throwing the stupidest money at them. This year it was Trent Brown and Bell, a couple of years ago it was Oz and, to a lesser degree, Miller. We could have Bell, badger and both Browns on the team right now but you yourself pointed out how that would put us in cap hell for the next 10 years.
     
  15. TheKDog

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    Actually I agree with you but it started with someone saying all these defensive signings prove the players want to play for O'Brien. I don't think it shows that.
     
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    Oh I didn't see that. Actually for the most part I don't think what coach is there really affects a players decision unless its a Belichick or a coach with a really bad rep. I don't think a player signing or not signing shows they do or do not want to play for BoB. Ultimately its like any other job, I like the boss I work for and get along well with him but if someone came along and offered to double my pay for doing the same job I'd put in my two weeks that day. Players, F/A in particular, aren't any different.
     
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    If u could take your agenda down for a second you’d see that this is the truth. With rare exceptions, good offensive players simply don’t hit the market all that often and if a team uses a franchise tag, more often than not it’s used on an offensive player. Those guys bring in the bucks.
     
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    Reading is Fundamental & that’s not at all what was said or insinuated. What I DID insinuate is the disconnect fans have with how bad they think a coach is versus what players may or may not think about that coach. Gotta believe Gipson doesn’t entertain coming here If Colvin and Bouye told them how horrible of a coach they thought BoB was.

    I Didn’t say it “proved” anything. That was you trying to insinuate the opposite b/c they haven’t signed any “good” offensive players. Nice try though.
     
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  19. thunderkyss

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    I can't argue with you if you don't pick a side. Either the players are critical of BO'b & his staff or they aren't.
     
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    You wouldn't be in cap hell for the next ten yrs. Hyperbole

    Did they have the cap room to bring in a couple of premium FA's?

    Did they with the idea that Clowney is gone after this yr.

    I understand they need to sign Watson, but they still have more than enough room to sign a couple of premium FA's. I mean what good is cap space if you dont use it? I guess we're going to find out next season.
     
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