I've buried my big picture thoughts in threads dedicated to a single player, where the arguments can be mistakenly or deliberately attributed to consternation over the loss of a specific player. I'm starting this thread to try to focus on the big picture. A rough summary: 1) The Texans have had holes open up in starters and/or depth at OL, LB, CB caused by salary cap problems/free agency. 2) They may lose more depth at RB and TE to free agency. 3) They have long existing depth problems at WR. 4)They have limited resources due to cap problems. 5) They want to build through the draft. ========== I don't predict 5-6 immediate, high quality rookie starters coming in to plug the various holes. I also see depth being a major issue, as injuries always take a toll on NFL teams. Given the Texans' weak division, they will probably make the playoffs, but I think they will be weaker than last year and have an early exit. I think this year has been sacrificed to cap mismanagement. New team motto candidate, and this is best case: Just win the-season-after-next, baby.