Houston as a dstination for FA's

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  1. thunderkyss

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    You don't believe it either?
     
  2. maverick512000

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    Forget the Browns, so the Raiders will win the Super Bowl?
     
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    I'm picking Arizona LOL
     
  4. Texansballer74

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    The dark horse is the Jets . SB bound
     
  5. 281Texan

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    I mean..I bet almost $1000 last year on the browns winning 8 games. Everyone called me an idiot, and I probably was. I mean, I lost. But they were a total of about 5 plays maximum including missed field goals and extra points away from being a 12 win football team. And that’s with Hue Jackson leading the way for the first quarter of the year. They’ve only went out and added a top 10 RB to go with their young, and I’ll say it, stud RB. A top 5-10 WR to go along with Juice and their up and coming TE, oh, and Baker. Not to mention, they already have a great OL and solid D Line in place. If they can get a running mate for Denzel Ward on the perimeter, I don’t see why this team can’t win 12 games next season. And they’re young, and will continue to get better year by year.

    This is all of course thanks to having a smart and aggressive GM who comes in ready to change a teams culture and prioritize winning. I’m not throwing shade at Gaine, I think he did an outstanding job with the draft last year, in particular stealing Justin Reid in the third. This free agency was lackluster to say the least, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt at least until the final roster is formed. But when you have a QB on a rookie deal, you have to take some risks. Especially when said QB will likely command a deal that will take up almost 20% of your total cap figure moving forward. Just think that prioritizing re-signing Angelo Blackson to a 12 million dollar deal over 3 (or 4?) years, then getting outbid by everyone for difference making FA’s including a divisional rival for saffold who is one of the leagues better talents at a huge position of need, sets a bad precedent. The one that’s been in the back of a lot of fans minds’, that the McNair’s pocketbook is worth more than a championship
     
  6. steelbtexan

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    Amen,

    When have the McNair's ever taken a risk other than Os?
     
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    Having a player fall in your lap is neither brilliance nor theft.
     
  8. steelbtexan

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    Identifying talent is a skill and so is being able to closely predict how the draft is going to go is also a skill.

    Being able to watch a player a know how he will fit in your system is the greatest skill a GM can have.

    Players fall in every draft, a good GM finds these guys. I know that Texans fa s aren't used to finding these type of guys, but it does happen. You need to have some luck, true. But the draft is much more of a skill than a exercise of luck that you seem to think it is.
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    NO ONE thought Justin Reid would be available in the 3rd
     
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    But he was, so I guess other GM's disagreed with the draftniks
     


  11. steelbtexan

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    But he was, so I guess other GM's disagreed with the draftniks
     
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    Or they went need OR they let Eric prejudice rub off on him.
     
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  13. steelbtexan

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    Possible, but I know Kirwan wasn't high on JR.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Kirwan? Really? That's who you consider reliable? Prisco has been more reliable than Kirwan, and he's trash compared to LZ and many others
     
  15. steelbtexan

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    He's a former GM who gave his insights on players. I like to hear former GM's opinions over LZ's. Kirwan's opinion was right as to how other GM's viewed JR.

    He's also very well connected. Take that for what it's worth.
     
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    Guard isn't a huge position of need, I don't think. Unless you're wanting to sign someone so you can move Fulton to Center. I'm thinking Rankin will be a starting Guard next season along with Fulton. Mancz & Kelemente in reserve.

    Center is a huge need, imo, & tackle.
     
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    I’m not talking about Dave Gettleman picking Saquon Barkley 2nd overall (even though I think they should’ve gotten the QB) I’m talking about drafting a, not only starting NFL Safety, but a guy who could go to multiple pro bowls in the 3rd round. That’s never happened under rick smith. So I’ll give Gaine credit where it’s due. That was a fantastic pick
     
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    It’s not a highlighted position of need because the tackle situation was so bad and our running game was actually serviceable so the interior of the OL got overlooked but I believe all 5 spots could be upgraded. Whether that’s moving guys around or fresh blood. Nick Martin hasn’t graded out well as a center thus far so I think it’s time to move him out. I’d be fine with Rankin even playing Center with Martin at guard
     
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    That was a no brainer pick.

    **cough**Foster, Quin, Brooks, Bouye**cough**
     
  20. ATXtexanfan

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    I'm so tired of hearing the justin Reid card being played . He was blackballed just like his bro. Last year no market for safeties. A settlement happens and money being thrown around on safeties suddenly

    Coincidence???

    Good job having the nerve to pick him regardless of situation, in any other draft he ain't there in third.

    I'm curious to see this draft because I'm not happy with the offseason.

    Just sayin
     
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