Bob McNair open to trading No. 1 pick

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  1. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    New article on ESPN.com. Didn't see this posted yet, not that this is really news. Of course McNair would be open if the right deal came around.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10238006/houston-texans-owner-bob-mcnair-open-trading-no-1-pick
     
  2. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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  3. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    This is a non-story of the highest order.
     
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    b0ng Ooops

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    Agreed. Nobody is deadset on keeping their pick in January unless it's an Andrew Luck type draft.
     
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    bOODRO87 Time Consumer

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    Sooo, what it sounds like to me is the first plan is to draft a QB at No. 1.

    Teddy, Teddy, Teddy...
     
  6. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    Au Contraire; this is big. Let it be known that Texans should receive any offers that might have gone to the Rams at number two if everyone thinks we are locked in to one player or one position, Make it known that we have the prime trade position, not the Rams.

    Trade with the Rams and take a chance that your trade will not bring the player you covet. I'd take a deal for Minnesota's 1st and second in 2014 and 2015 so they can leapfrog other QB hungry teams. At 8, we could still get a prime player, but closer to where they should be drafted rather than overpriced. But Minnesota would have to have made a different analysis than us.

    Even better would be trades with St Louis or Cleveland if the price is right and we think our guy will fall to us later.

    My dream would be to trade down one slot at a time while picking up draft choices until we reach the point our guy is next up.
     
  7. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    If it takes the owner saying this in public for trade offers to be made than the front office here, and a bunch of other places, are in serious disarray.

    NFL GMs are fully capable of doing their due diligence without McNair advertising the pick is available.
     
  8. badboy

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    Bolded could possibly happen. Trade with Browns then maybe to Minnie or Oakland or both. I think the key is not to get greedy and expect RG3 type deal.
     
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    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    Plus the fact that the top picks are shopped every single year so this is the ultimate non-news.
     
  10. badboy

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    Then why did St Louis do it so quickly?
     
  11. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    Honestly? Pandering in my opinion. Snyder did not need to be told that the Rams were open to trading.
     
  12. drs23

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    Yeah, that'd be really cool. The coup of all times, but alas, a dream. Has that ever happened before?
     
  13. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Don't be so cynically melodramatic. The same thing is said every year.

    That said, if they trade down multiple times, all the way out of the first round, I'd be one happy camper. The team is very overrated in the overall talent department.
     
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    There are never enough sales pitches. Where did you learn marketing?
     
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    I know. Which is why my first post called this whole announcement a non-story.
     
  16. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    OMG THIS NEWS IS LIKE.....a preacher saying he might go to church sunday.

    Man i hate the off season, this one specifically is going to suck more so than previous ones IMO.
     
  17. NastyNate

    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    I take it this is your first offseason watching professional football. This is not news. In other news, I might eat carrots this week, I might not.
     
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    I'm starting to feel like this is one off-season I'm going to want to skip. I can't wait until the draft gets here.
     
  19. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    ~I've only had 50 years watching the off season and I guess I need a little more seasoning.~

    By the way, it's said every year for a reason. Talking heads like to take away options and GMs and Owners like to keep them. It's like marketing any other product. There can't be too much as long as it doesn't cost any more.
     
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    A man asks a woman if she would be willing to sleep with him if he pays her an exorbitant sum. She replies affirmatively.

    He then names a paltry amount and asks if she would still be willing to sleep with him for the revised fee. The woman is greatly offended and replies as follows:

    She: What kind of woman do you think I am?

    He: We’ve already established that. Now we’re just haggling over the price.




    Tough crowd.
     

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