Ideal Offseason Scenario

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  1. infantrycak

    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    Mock drafters routinely rank needs for every team. I would bet the teams have their staffs do so as well. Don't think the Texans are in a particularly unique position.
     
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    Yeah, it's no secret to any team
     
  3. Texansphan

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    I think you can make one formula to help improve a team personnel wise by breaking down the O and the D into basic units.
    On the D you have your trench and the secondary.
    The O is more complicated but looks like this - Passer, Trench, receivers, runners.
    That makes six units.
    My idea would be to make improvements in areas where it is needed. Texans are set in one unit, the QB.
    So now they need one major improvement in only 5 units to become upgraded:- O needs one trench, one receiver, and one runner.
    D needs one trench, and one secondary.
    This formula of course can upgrade coaching and also must maintain status quo with numbers from each unit. For example if two units from secondary are released, those two units must be replaced with equal or preferrably upgraded personnel.
    "Upgraded" should mean a higher rated player which can really only be measured by tape on the actual battlefield - i.e., the NFL, so free agents are the best units to upgrade with.
    Of course draftees can be good, but they can also be unsuitable.
    There are other factors that can upgrade a team, like experience and better cohesion.
    To break it down for the Texans, 5 upgrades from FA are needed, as well as more experience and better cohesion. I would also add better coaching.
     
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  4. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Bored?
     
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    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    The Texans didn't think they had an OL in place to protect Watson. They prioritized getting the single hardest piece in the NFL and that's the QB.
     
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    With no OL to protect the investment. Made no moves in his 2nd year to improve an OL that was going in reverse for its 5th straight season. This year, it'll come down to the draft....that'll be about it.
     
  7. Texansphan

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    There could be some surprise releases by clubs yet.
    Raiders just let Donald Penn go.
    Other ones might happen post draft.
    Someone (Lucky I think) suggested we trade for Jason Spriggs.
    Lots of options yet.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Thanks RS
     
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    He’s not a great HC but he’s one of the greatest offensive masterminds out there. Hell, he had Alex smith at 36 looking like an MVP candidate. BOB is not an offensive mastermind. And I’d take Andy Reid 100 times over OB
     
  10. OptimisticTexan

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    The team must acknowledge that their OL is in dire need of new bodies.....based on the FO comments, they may not think the OL is in dire need of help. This is my biggest concern.
     
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    The team must acknowledge that their OL is in dire need of new bodies.....based on the FO comments, they may not think the OL is in dire need of help. This is my biggest concern.
     
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    And you wouldn't win either.

    That's the point.

    BTW, where did BOB declare himself an offensive mastermind?
     
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  13. xtruroyaltyx

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    I get every team has needs.

    What I’m saying is that not every team has such big needs at highly valued positions OL and CB. Especially not teams that believe they can win a super bowl.
     
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    Mine too, and they dont fix the OL THIS offseason the Texans org will get what they deserve. Rightfully so, unfortunately Watson will/is going to have to bear the brunt of this orgs incompetency.

    I'm willing to wait until after the draft before I pass judgement on the direction they're going, but so far the results aren't very promising.
     
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    I dont think they think they can win a SB or care for that matter. It's like an esteemed member of this MB once said, The Houston Texans Inc is a marketing org with a football division. Although HC's/GM's have changed that philosophy hasn't.
     
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    Yea that was Lucky. He sure keeps track of where these guys go and end up.
    That was the 2016 Draft when we took Fuller in the first and Nick Martin two picks after Spriggs went in the 2nd round.
    I remember back then thinking we needed an OT with Duane Brown getting older and honestly thought we might go for Spriggs.
    I dunno that was O'Briens second or third year ? So Fuller & Martin are like going into their fourth year this fall. Jeez where does the time go !
     
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    It should be very clear by now that the Texans brass doesn't think like us. I think they truly believes the offensive line with great health is good to go/legit. They think they're doing an outstanding job coaching up these men to protect Watson at all cost. The offensive schemes/play calling is without any flaws.

    So do not get upset when the draft doesn't go like we all thought it should go.
     
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    I think what is clear is that the FO didn't feel like any of the FAs available were a good upgrade for the price. It appears they believe the way to upgrade the oline is through the draft. We will have to wait to see how that works out for them.
     
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    FIFY
     
  20. steelbtexan

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    For the Texans org. everything all of the time always comes down to price.
     

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