Richard Justice Column

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  1. Buffi2

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    Today, I am going to believe what Richard Justice from the Chronicle says.
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    If that doesn't make your heart skip a beat, maybe this will.

    I will come back to reality tomorrow...maybe - but today I'm going to live in Richard Justice's world believing in playoffs.:homer:
     
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    Except for this quote

    "I'll know more about him after reviewing his games against Benedict College and Clark-Atlanta. He's not especially big or fast, but the Texans were excited to get him."

    I mean he isn't fast, time wise but he return kicks and makes plays. I'm a believer in football speed and not 40 time. Rice was never really fast but I never saw people catch him. I don't think he is tiny either.
     
  3. TexanSam

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    Justice is wrong in saying the team hasn't done one dumb thing. They gave Eric Moulds a mulityear deal and they signed Carr to a 3 year extension when they could have given him 2 years.
     
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    I believe Casserly was still here when those things happened, but Capers was gone.

    I don't remember if CC was still here when they cut Seth Wand, but that was a mistake in my mind, considering he was good depth (albeit overpayed, I'm sure); and, look what happened--Spencer went down.
     
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    Read carefully:

     
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    That isn't this offseason, though.
     
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    I thought Casserly was gone when they signed Moulds
     
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    Kubiak did have heavy influence at the time - at least for the Moulds deal.

    The jury is still out on moves though. If the o-line plays poorly again, which isn't outside the realm of possibility, then it was a big mistake not to address it.

    I think the jury is still out on the QB deal too. Just because we signed Schaub doesn't make it a guaranteed good move.

    At this point, saying they've made no mistakes is based on an optimistic outlook, not on performance.
     


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    My reply was more about signing Carr to the extension. That happened on Casserly's watch and well before Smith took the reigns.
     
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    Wand was playing for the minimum tender. If that is overpaid, what about giving Jordan Black, who had worse numbers as a starter, a $1M+ signing bonus?

    The only way to blame CC for Wand's cut (or more directly his lack of playing time and development in 2005) is because Wand was perceived as a Casserly guy. He got caught up in the coaches vs. front office politics.

    Not a smart way to build a team.
     
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    Dang, I thought they let him go because of money. They really should've kept him around. I know he sucked as a rookie starter, but backup LTs usually do as a rookie.

    Anyway, things do seem to be getting better. Can't help wishing we had somebody like Nelson, Landry, Revis, or Hall though.
     
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    I thought it was dumb in foresight, and it certainly looked like a poor decision in hindsight, especially after watching Bedell in his 10 minutes of playing time.

    As far as sucking as a starter, Wand had better numbers, with a worse surrounding cast, than Jordan Black when he played almost a full year. The acquisition of Black is usually considered a good move. There are some bad moves in there somewhere.

    However, the article states that this staff has not made any mistakes. I guess Casserly was still here to take the bullet for this one.
     

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