Should the Texans Rethink their "no in-season player negotiation" policy?

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    We've lost too many players waiting to negotiate only during the offseasons.................players that could be had for much lesser $s and longer term than when they are up against a wall with too much competition and unreasonable monies thrown around once they hit FA.

    Is it time to finally rethink a policy that has been thus far set in stone............seemingly simultaneously setting the Texans feet in stone during the negotiating process?
     
  2. Texecutioner

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    I had no idea they even had this policy. Good lord, that is stupid and puts you at a disadvantage.
     
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  3. xtruroyaltyx

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    Of course they should. They’ve been a largely disappointing franchise. They should rethink everything from their roster moves to their bathroom breaks for employees.

    They don’t do a whole hell of a lot right.
     
  4. Texecutioner

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    Weird how different the OB and the Kubiak eras are from each other, but also so many organizational similarities we're seeing with the franchise as a whole now. Depressing to say the least.
     
  5. steelbtexan

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    It comes from the top and Cletus is going to keep doing the same things his daddy did.

    When you're making that kind of bank why would you ever want to change your business model?
     
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    who would sign a 1 yr prove it deal and not test FA after proving it?
     
  7. Texecutioner

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    Because being successful and winning is a lot more fun.
     
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  8. steelbtexan

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    If they truly care about those kinds of things.
     
  9. Seegara

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    This is a dam good thought.
     
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  10. Mangler

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    I thought this was a Rick Smith policy? Is this bullsh1t still in place?
     


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    I think Rick is still in charge. If you remove all the variables in an experiment, you can identify which source is affecting outcome. BOB is the only constant but it's clearly not him so it has to be Smith.
    :sarcasm:
     
  12. steelbtexan

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    McNair's
     
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    Glad to hear that you've finally let Ricky off the hook.
     
  14. steelbtexan

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    Where did I say that.

    Did he have constraints, yes, does Gaine have constraints, yes. Those constraints are usually either not wanting to add the Tyreke Hill/Kareem Hunt's of the world, or financial constraints like making your FA plan a plan of going after 2nd tier FA's. Very rarely does ownership put both of these constraints on their GM like the McNair's do.

    With that said, the former GM's draft record speaks for itself and there's no way to defend it. To overcome the constraints the GM has to nail the draft and the former GM certainly failed in that regard.
     
  15. ArlingtonTexan

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    Smith did not come out with this on his own. The part of the job, Smith was excellent at was being the mouthpiece and front man for the organization.
     
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    If it quacks like a McDuck looks like McDuck and acts like Scrouge McDuck then it’s propably a McDuck :chicken:
     
  17. xtruroyaltyx

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    I wonder why the organization has this policy in place?

    I thought it was a Smith thing too because when he and Lubisk got here that was the first I’d heard of it.

    I always thought it was so that negotiations didn’t become a distraction while real games were going on.
     
  18. beerlover

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    McDuck aside, I'd seriously wager a guess then it is Chris Olsen, Senior Vice President of Football Operations stance in regards to player contract policy. 13 years prior to Texan gig 1999-2006 he was Manager of Labor Operations with the NFL Management Council. Along with conservative ownership this is probably why Texans operate antiquated, outdated model. Only way this changes is if Ownership changes, either by selling franchise or changing way they operate business. I'm not to hopeful of either happening anytime soon :chicken:
     
  19. ArlingtonTexan

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    Is having your agent talk about a contract and fill a player in here and there truly distracting to the player? Not convinced of that.

    My view of Smith is that he follows direction well (went and got OZ) and even will follow through creatively (Cleveland trade was NBA style unique to the NFL), but that he was not an innovator or creator. The one person (I know) who knows the NFL circles believes that Smith was largely thought of just another GM (decent, good enough guy type as I remember). That info influences my perception overall.
     
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    No, we have to keep this rule in place, it’s obviously working out great for us! We’re the NFLs version of Star Search!
     
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