On December 31st at approximately 3:15 pm central time, the Texans began to take on the Off-Season without GM Rick Smith at NRG Stadium and the Texans corporate offices. The off-season will be aired locally on houstontexans.com and nationally on nfl.com. What we have all been waiting for is an off-season without Rick Smith. Lets hope that Bill O'brien and who ever steps in as general manager can handle the off-season starting with free agency and continuing on into the draft and supplements. Let's not think about the idea that Smith might be back in a year. Lets just look forward to being without him for this year. Let's hope that O'brien and the stand in GM can make something out of the debacle that Smith left them. Looks like most of the work will need to be done in free agency since Smith squandered the first 2 rounds of the draft because of that Osweiler character. Lets hope that they can build a team that we'll be proud of and can enjoy watching once again. Now on to the Off-Season! GO TEXANS!