Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by ArlingtonTexan, Feb 10, 2014.
He was in the running for the Miami GM job, then they went all stupid and he left. Rick Smith haters should love this.
I've read several good things about this guy on Twitter.
I also saw this chart from PFF. I've questioned the "talent" we supposedly have for a while now. I think we have a small corps of good players, including 2-3 elite players. We aren't surrounding them with much, imo.
This chart kinda shows what Gaine and crew have to work with
All this chart said was:
Wade got too much credit for Watt, not HARDLY enough criticism for other picks.
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I think that chart is pretty good and telling. The only thing I would change is that I think Mercilus is far superior to Brooks Reed, who should be bright red along with McCain, and I think it's hard to tell about Swearinger though I think he'll turn out to be a red after this season.
Where's the Ninja?
How does Wade get too much credit for Watt?
Of course I've got to be the outlier.
I don't think our talent is that bad... I think we're closer to where we thought we were when "we" thought "we" were a Super Bowl contender.
Winning cures a whole lot of sht..... players we think are poor, will probably still be considered poor. Passable players may become "elite"
I'm with McNair, we're closer to 11-5 in 2014 than 2-14. The right coach & the right QB.... & a little bit of luck.
Projected Lineups: Houston Texans
That's a damned fine question; where is Antonio Smiff??
...The assumption, I guess, is we will be letting him walk. I notice Wade Smith and Ben Tate are not listed either.
Can we get to other teams' diagrams? I'd like to see how the rest of the division projects...
Editing the Edit...
Back to topic: What the hell is this guy supposed to be responsible for anywho??
Pretty sure he is the guy who assesses the Texans roster and the other players already in the NFL who might be available.
Basically this guy says who we should keep and who we should sign in FA.
So does this mean Bobby Greier is no longer with the org?
If so, it's about time.
Bobby Grier Senior Personnel Advisor
As someone who's color blind, this chart isn't helping me much.
Did not like that Mercilus pick. Just smh at that.
I'm wondering who made this hire/how it went down...
Gaine has received some looks at being a GM and is pretty respected around the league as a scout, although I think he's a height, weight, speed guy.
And then this little nugget: Brian Gaine used to play for Kirk Ferentz at Iowa -- we all know OB flirted w/Ferentz's son Brian weeks ago.
With Gaine being in the Parcells/Belichick/Crennel tree I wonder how much input Rick was given on this?
Not a problem, here ya go...
Sucks ...errr, "Poor Starter"
- D. Newton, OT
Below Avg --> Adequate
- M. Schaub, QB
- D. Posey, WR
- B. Jones, OG
- W. Mercilus, ROLB
- J. Crick, DE
- B. McCain, DB
- E. Mitchell, NT
- B. Reed, LOLB
- D. Swearinger, SS
Adequate --> Solid Starter
- R. Griffen, TE
- O. Daniels, TE
- K. Jackson, CB
Solid --> High Quality Role Player
- D. Hopkins, WR
- B. Brooks, OG
- A. Foster, RB
High Quality or Elite (*)
- A. Johnson, WR*
- J. J. Watt, DL*
- D. Brown, OT
- B. Cushing, ILB
- C. Myers, OC
- J. Joseph, CB
Forgot J.J.'s Elite asterisk and put Foster in a higher category than the article did.
Chart really puts things into perspective. Would love to see how our depth adds up against other teams as well. IMO, the results would be just as bad or worse.
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