Free Agency Approach

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by beerlover, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    13,022
    Likes Received:
    554
    memo: watching the Texans front office work last year to aquire players, Rick Smith seemed to look closely towards the following weeks opponent. Even if they didn't last more than that week (usually injury related or possibly help with game planning). exceptionally rich group defensively although Pittsburgh uses the 3-4, thats the same scheme Dallas used which seemed to cause Texans fits.
    I just wonder if any of these players would interest the Texans? :thinking:
     
  2. pappy

    pappy Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    7
    Well ABC 13 talking points said 8-8 this year and many are predicting worse but i know that many here will like to think better is still possible . For Kubiak and Smith the game is viewed a little bit different i think than the homers at this board . They will think that the players that will do the best will be those who sweat and bust there behind in the preseason with the team forming a bond in doing so . If this is true not many pickups will be successful just because they will need to overcome this slanted view that Kubiak and the texans have .
     
  3. Señor Stan

    Señor Stan El Guapo

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2004
    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    985

    How do you explain Will Demps last year? He seemed to work out O.K.
     
  4. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    15,794
    Likes Received:
    2,555
    The sun shines on a dogs butt every now and then?
     
  5. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    13,022
    Likes Received:
    554
    I knew this was going to be a difficult sell :foottap: but think more along the lines of a Rashad Butler who was waived by the Panthers (sep. 3 & picked up by the Texans sep. 3 07). the Texans beat the Panthers 34-21 Sep 16th 34-21. the bonus with Rahsad is he is still with the team & looks like a keeper
    :)
     
  6. pappy

    pappy Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    7
    There was nobody to play safety last year but i did not say it was impossible and demps did play well after he finally managed to get on the field .
     
  7. Hook'er

    Hook'er Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Leander
    That was after they tried to get the saftey from the Chiefs, before the opener. I think his name was Gregg Wesley or something? The Chiefs wanted too much for him, then a couple weeks later we got Demps.:)
     
  8. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    13,022
    Likes Received:
    554
    how about our own free agency approach? which ones do the Texans resign & which ones move on to other teams-
    If they clear waivers either put back on roster or pratice squad.

    after Pittsburgh here are the released players from the Texans next four opponents-

    Players Waived:

    Ravens:

    don't know how familar you guys are with Allen Patrick formerly a Sooner but he would seem to me an excellent fit for the ZBS, quick to the hole & runs downhill, solid program & backed up Adrian Peterson two years ago.

    Titans:

    Jags:

    hey didn't we draft him in the 7th rd. 2005 & Bo Schobel was one of the draft picks traded away to the Titans to move up for Babin.

    Colts:

    seem to remember the Texans giving Gray a shot during OTA's.
    Another player the Texans signed last off season when the Colts waived him, didn't play much or at all for the Texans if I remember correctly, thus waived by the Texans & picked right back up again by the Colts. the Texans played them a week or two later DA had 2 or 3 nice catches.
    I know I'm getting carried away (its the barleywine) but this is just a small sampling on the plate of Rick Smith. :yawn: :goodnight
     


  9. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    18,894
    Likes Received:
    1,258
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    I've been looking for DBs and DEs and outside of McDougle, I haven't seen anybody thats head-and-shoulders above the guys we'll probably put on our P/S. And OBTW, I think Beerlover's list is on target
    assuming they all make it thru waivers
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  10. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Messages:
    8,000
    Likes Received:
    448
    Its too bad we dont need a receiver. The Colts released Giguere, and that dude has sick athleticism.
     
  11. pappy

    pappy Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    7
    I would rather keep Gabe long over Brink but that is a personal preference .
     
  12. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    14,264
    Likes Received:
    592
    Smithiak should look @ the following FA's

    DE's 1. Mc Clover Speed rusher Productive with CAR last year
    2. Mc Dougle Good preseason Looks like the injury bug is behind him
    3. Mc Bean Talented but raw Would you rather have him or Weaver
    4. Pettway & B. Schobel Better than anything we have @ DE besides MW

    RB's 1. Keith He is better than Taylor & healthier than Green
    2. Marcus Mason Led league in rushing in preseason (Impressive on cut RB)
    3. Dwayne Wright Runs hard, good hands, played in ZBS in college
    4. Rudi Johnson Wouldn't touch him with a 10 ft pole

    LB Ryan Nece 1. Ronnie Lott's son, Better than Greenwood, Great ST player
     
    beerlover likes this.
  13. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    18,894
    Likes Received:
    1,258
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    this has probably been said before but it sho' is sweet to mainly be searching the "wire" to upgrade our backups instead of desperately trying to find starters.

    Even at RB and CB I haven't seen anyone that's (a) head & shoulders above who we already have in camp and (b) wouldn't break the bank - like a Ty Law for example.
     
  14. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    13,022
    Likes Received:
    554
    rep your way sir :cowboy1:
     
  15. Goldensilence

    Goldensilence hipster elite

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    5,211
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Austin
    Would love to see us take a look at Allen Patrick. Prototypical one cut and go running back at OU, size, enough speed, and former defensive player turned RB. Ran in a pro offense.Was really hoping we'd give him a look later in the draft.
     
  16. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Messages:
    14,264
    Likes Received:
    592
    Thank you for the rep.

    You are the man when it comes to scouting players.

    I am looking forward to your talent evaluations during the college football season this year.

    Two RB's I'm keeping an eye on are Lucky & Goodson
     

Share This Page