Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Nov 8, 2010.
I've given him credit for decisions many times actually.
Very nicely done.
Oilers are no longer the biggest chokers in NFL playoff history. Mark the day. Thanks Atlanta!
1) yep, it was a shot. Others else took it as funny and moved on. You did not.
2) Again, I said "good job". That still stands. Folks don't always do what we fans think they should. He did. Good job.
And you brought in the "brilliant move" crack, not me. So I didn't "move" anything.
3) If he had made that move I would have been going WTF was he thinking just like most everyone else.
4) And you know as well as I that some folks won't ragging on him until he's gone. Nothing he will do will be right with them. No GM bats 1.000. Not Smith or anyone else.
Why do you bring up Rick Smith?
Did I bring up Rick Smith?
Is that the guy who built the wall?
Could have taken the wall 3 rounds later. No footwork.
I'm sure Ricky is roster building this morning as we speak.
What credit is due? The Texans have never been serious contenders in the Decade since Ricky has been here.
Keep yourself warm this winter by using those AFC championship banners. Cant wait for my annual March 1st ticket price increase.
McNair should pay me 6% for making me watch a whole season of the Os boo boo.
Looks like we're meeting with every TE available in the draft this year.
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss (SR)
Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama (SR)
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama (SR)
Taylor McNamara, TE, USC (EW)
Leon McQuay III, S, USC (EW)
Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas (SR)
Dalvin Tomlinson, DT/NT, Alabama (SR)
Chris Wormley, DE/DT/3-4DE, Michigan (SR)
Read more at http://walterfootball.com/ProspectMeetings/ByTeam?tih#qMTWGTBDpp5dqbmc.99
Papal, couldn't we just try and overpay Martellus Bennett?
He won his ring and will be overpaid this off-season...
Come back home, Martellus. He played at Elsik High School!
We have other needs. I guess the salary cap will prevent that option for us.
Glad to see the godfather is not wasting his time looking at qb and lb prospects.
so because Walter ain't reporting it, it doesn't happen?
yeah, I'd find it hard to believe the scouts aren't out there with a shopping list with QB at the top given that McNair came out and said publically that they were.
Do you believe they signed Os without having a face to face first?
"The MMQB's Peter King detailed how ludicrous the idea of signing Osweiler became based on current league rules that don't allow direct contact with a player before the start of free agency:
The owner, Bob McNair, agreed to guarantee $37 million to Osweiler without ever meeting him. The head coach, O'Brien, never got to speak to Osweiler during the free-agency period, to look him in the eye and find out if he was the man O'Brien wanted to build his offense around. The hands-on offensive coordinator, George Godsey, never got to drill Osweiler on his strengths, weaknesses and how he might fit into the Houston scheme."
I don't believe the Texans brain trust has a clue about scouting players.
Ummm, the point of Peter King's piece was to point out how insane the NFL rule is that forbids teams to speak to free agent prospects before a certain date. And I agree with him. The rule, given the possible cap space impact, is really stupid. Once the season for a player is done, a team should be able to "interview" a free agent prospect.
Now if you're asking me if O'Brien, et. al. followed the rules and signed him without first talking to him because the rules said they couldn't...? Maybe they followed the rule or maybe they didn't. But O'Brien is saying down that they did. We'll really never know.
In a related subject, I've been hearing rumors from some of the talking heads that the league is considering changing the "legal tampering period" to allow more interaction. Haven't seen it in print (so no link), just chat/rumors on some of the sports shows.
The point I was attempting to make is that our scouting staff must really be bad at their jobs. Our greatest success comes from our first round picks that a trained monkey could make. The rest of the draft, where some knowledge is required, we fail more often than not.
Could be Smiths greatest shortfall comes in trusting his scouting dept. From what little I know about the cap, and going what others here post, Smith seems to do average/above average job. Guess that's the main reason McMoney keeps him around. That and the godfather thingy.
I could see some merit in the godfather thingy, but not in the rest of your assessment.
Bob McNair knows a bit more about business smarts than the average bear.
How many billions do you have?
I don't agree with that. The current team should have time after the season to negotiate exclusively with their player.
The problem here is that we wanted to make a big splash on day 1.
I've always thought that a player's current team always has the option of renegotiating/extending his contract at any time during the season.
Is that not correct?
If it is, why would the current team need to wait until after the season?
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