Houston as a dstination for FA's

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  1. Texansballer74

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    I believe Kelemente will have a bounce back season. Those injuries stunted his true potential. Dude was very solid at several positions on that line for the Saints.
     
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  2. 281Texan

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    I’ll be the first to jump on that Rick Smith is a horrible GM train. Not franchise tagging or resigning Bouye is just stupid. If we still had him our secondary would be in pretty decent shape
     
  3. 281Texan

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    If he does that will help tremendously. Bill O’Brien preaches versatility and having guys that can play multiple positions but we end up with the jack of all trades master of none guys
     
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    It's nice to say re-sign in a vacuum. A GM has to think of the team as a whole. Completely independent of RS, Gaine, whoever, I hope the Texans ALWAYS have a limit in mind, some small leeway, and then walk away. There is no such thing as an "at ANY cost" player.

    They have made very substantial offers to Bouye, Solder, Brown, etc. Wisely they have walked away from stupid.
     
  5. steelbtexan

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    Bridesmaids

    Cheapass franchise
     
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    And there's the guy you have scouting talent and padlocked away from making deals.
     
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    Seems that way.

    Maybe it is an ownership problem mpmo than a GM problem.

    Nah, it couldn't be that, the McNair's are hands off owners.
     
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    The only McNair there is even a tinfoil whiff of interference about is DEAD.
     
  9. steelbtexan

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    Says the man that once said the McNair's we're hands off owner's

    Good news is the franchise valuation is still in the top ten and that's what really matters to them
     
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    Nope, said we had no evidence to show Bob was hands on more than average. By your definition if it can be speculated an owner is more than a potted plant they are hands on.

    Young naive NFL owner didn't even decide on Carr himself. He hired Dan Reeves (damn him) on whether Carr could succeed.
     


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    Good thing for the Texans you're not the GM
     
  12. steelbtexan

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    I seem to remember a time when you called the McNair's hands off owner's.

    Maybe my memory is failing me. Or maybe yours is. Revisionist history. I told you how the McNair's we're after the 2010 season and you disagreed with me. History has proven me to be correct.
     
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    Which QB would you have taken 5 years ago? Garropolo? I agree there, but with you as GM the Texans would be in perpetual cap hell. Your Utopia is not realistic imo
     
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    No I wouldn't, I would have 5star level players 25 veteran level guys 7drafted guys, 6 Udfa/vets an a Punter/kicker

    Believe me when I tell you know how to live within a budget
     
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    I agree. I'm not privy to negotiations, so I don't know. But he was/is good & it was a fool's bet to count on Kjo being healthy & good.

    Like I said, wasn't in the negotiations but I think he knew he was going to start in Jacksonville where here he was going to have to compete in a system that values draft position a lot more than they say they do. His last year here, he was better than Kjo & Kjax.

    They should have found a way to keep him & it may not have been the money that drew him away.
     
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    As a FA, why would you want to play in Houston as a Texan other than $$$ (and no state income tax) considering this organization's 18 year history of mediocrity??

    They (the player) would get paid. Other than that, what would be attractive playing for this team??
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    As it turns out, I PAY MORE! With year after year of mediocre results, WTF??? year after year my ticket, parking and wrist bands increase$$!

    I'm not saying this organization is completely dysfunctional. They are close tho.
     
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  18. 281Texan

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    What did they offer Bouye? I mean the contract he’s on now with the Jags seems to be working out. I can understand not paying Solder. Brown I guess I can understand as well. But Bouye? They could’ve used the tag on him if nothing else. He was a great CB in his last year here and graded out highly.
     
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    Howdy stranger! Where you been?
     
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    5 years ago you didn't think this way
     

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