Grantland's Latest Take on the Texans

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  1. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro BS'er

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    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10088331/bill-barnwell-houston-texans

    This scenario is particularly intriguing to me. I still feel strongly that the team should take the best QB available, but if you are somehow able to nab two top level players in one deal you do it. This draft is freaking loaded, Rick Smith better not mess it up because it shouldnt be that hard to retool given the players that will be available during your selections. I dont agree with the Clowney part, but any variety of multiple top 15 picks would work wonders.

    I would even get uber aggressive and trade back into the late 1st round and get yet another guy, using picks from next years draft.
     
  2. kiwitexansfan

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    Many would argue faulty logic on this piece because Bridgewater is a JAG.

    If the league is convinced on Teddy though it has more merit, then again if Teddy is a franchise guy you take him and never look back.
     
  3. Surreal McCoy

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    You also have to find a team dumb enough to make that trade. RGIII/Herschel Walker type deals come along rarely...
     
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  4. SchaubApologist

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    Man, it's gonna be fun watching Teddy every Sunday.

    1.1 Bridgewater
    2.1 Best RT avail
    3.1 BPA
    4.1 BPA
    5.1 BPA
    6.1 BPA
    7.1 Kicker
     
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  5. SchaubApologist

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    Great point.

    It's not going to happen.

    And, I'm ecstatic because Bridgewater is so freaking legit.
     
  6. Linca

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    What makes you think Bridgewater is the answer? He has not looked impressive in a lot of his starts including; UH, Memphis, Rutgers and Cincinnati. I don't get this Teddy fever. If you were to take any the other 1st or 2nd round quarterbacks and play those same teams it would be a total blow out.

    He plays in the AAC, these are NOT GOOD DEFENSES IN COLLEGE. He has had one good victory over Florida but he has really regressed since then.
     
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    Not sure why people keep saying this about the RGIII trade. The trade is not far off by the chart. Future picks are downgraded a round per year conventionally.
     
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    Is he? Someone is going to have to make that call in the FO.

    If he is you draft him, if he is not you hope some team is convinced he is not.

    That one decision will determine our next few years.
     


  9. SchaubApologist

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    Did you see his game last thursday?

    Teddy is absolutely a franchise QB:

    1) The guy strives to be a "coach on the field"
    2) There's not a bad hair on his head
    3) He runs a pro style offense at lville
    4) Capable of reading defenses and making adjustments at the LOS
    5) Makes ALL the throws
    6) Throws his WR's open
    7) Natural leader
    8) Uncanny pocket awareness
    9) Keeps his eyes downfield while side stepping pass rush
    10) Makes plays when the play called breaks down
    11) Goes through progressions
    12) 4.5-4.6 speed
    13) Pocket passer first
    14) Ice water in his veins
    15) Football junkie
    16) Film junkie
    17) Understands football
    18) Great dude, Great citizen, Face of Franchise type player

    I have studied him extensively over the past 1.5 years. He's the real deal. I cannot wait to see #5 Teddy Bridgewater in a Texans uniform.
     
  10. SchaubApologist

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    Not having a franchise caliber QB has plagued our team for the last 12 years.

    I'm willing to take a gamble. Although I do not see it as a gamble, but nothing is a "sure thing".
     
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    Nice writeup by Barnwell, thanks for posting it.
     
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    Since the Florida game....

    268/382 (70.2%) for 3523 yards (9.2 y/a) with 28 TD's and 4 INT's.

    You can not like him because he doesn't blowout UH. That's fine. But don't throw stuff like regression against the wall hoping it will stick. That is just simply inaccurate.
     
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    most were shocked when Washington gave three firsts and a second for RG3 but they did. Cleveland defense is getting good but still need a QB and they missed out on RG3 so a deal is not out of question.
     
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    But then there is his mediocre performance against our own Houston Cougars about a month back and it makes you second guess yourself.

    http://youtu.be/IQKN-F6fk6I

    2:02 to 2:11 and 2:40 to 2:51 in particular. We already have Case Keenum who can do that with our current offensive line.

    But anyways, watch the entire 7:38 video and I'm not convinced Teddy is a franchise QB. Yeah it's one game but that's against our hometown team. Eat 'Em Up Cougs!
     
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    Uncle Rico. I'll be upset if we don't draft Jadeveon Clowney number one overall. We need to add another beast up front to pair with J.J. Watt, especially if we move to a 4-3 defense depending on the new coaching staff.
     
  17. SchaubApologist

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    haha, so 1 bad game does it for you?

    you realize no one is perfect, right? andrew luck and peyton manning had bad games in college too.
     
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    Franchise QB trumps franchise DL right?
     
  19. SchaubApologist

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    be prepared to be upset.

    no chance we take clowney because of his red flags.

    smith is not about to go through sam montgomery again.
     
  20. SchaubApologist

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    exactly!!!

    another DL is straight up a luxury pick for a team without a franchise qb.

    but, no worries, clowney has mad red flags.
     

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