Texans random thought of the day

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  1. steelbtexan

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    Random thought is the same thought I've had for yrs. The McNair's are cheap.

    The Rams/Eagles disagree with you.

    I cant wait to see how the Browns do next yr.
     
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    I can't either. The Browns have accumulated a lot of talent.

    ...now please note that the current World Champs haven't made a single move in free agency so far. (u
    nless you count letting their starting LT and DE walk out the door.)

    This season will be a good test to see if it's talent or coaching. Some talking heads are already using terms like "Super Bowl contenders" regarding the Browns. Let's see if all this F/A 'talent' can unseat the Champs.
     
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    Head to head comparison of Texans and Browns since 2002.

    Texans Record 121/151

    Coaches
    -------
    Dom Capers
    Gary Kubiak
    Wade Phillips - Interim
    Bill O'Brien

    Browns record 83/188/1

    Coaches
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    Butch Davis
    Terry Robiskie
    Romeo Crennel
    Eric Mangini
    Pat Shurmur
    Rob Chudzinski
    Mike Pettine
    Hue Jackson
    Gregg Williams
    Freddie Kitchens

    Now all that being said as of right now who would you rather be?
     
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  4. OptimisticTexan

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    In all honesty....neither.
     
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  5. steelbtexan

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    BB has Wynn who he spent a 1st rd pick on (do the Texans ever do this) ready to take over at LT.

    He will probably sign a guy like Ansah on the cheap and draft an edge rusher high in the draft. Plus he's got Rivers who basically played his rookie season last yr trained up and ready to go. In short BB plays chess the Texans org plays tiddly winks.
     
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    The key in those moves are that Belichick selects the guys that fit what he wants to do and he has the coaches to get the best out of those guys.
    No whining about "I only coach the guys the GM sends me".
     
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    In the last 8 seasons, the Texans have spent more money than the Eagles for 6 of those.
     
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    Pats will likely wait until 2nd stage of FA to add pieces. That way their acquisitions won't affect the two 3rd round comp picks they will be getting for Flowers/Brown.
     
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    I'm betting Texans are also waiting for the bargain bin to roll out.
     


  11. Speedy

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    While that adage may have some truth to it for the most part, the Texans are in a position where they have a whole lot of holes to fill. And not just for depth, but competent starters. They are bare bone at CB and OL, the entire RB group needs an upgrade. You're not going to get it all fixed in 1 off-season, granted, but you certainly make it a lot harder by skipping free agency and relying solely on the draft. And especially when you've got the amount of cap space the Texans had going into this.

    Yeah, it's just March, and ultimately it all gets decided by the play on the field, but you've got to have somebody on the field who can play. Rolling the dice on 7 rookies from the draft, UDFAs and street FAs, ain't going to get it done. And the Texans attitude towards the OL is just baffling to me. Well, the Texans attitude towards a lot of things is baffling to me.

    I'm not hitting the panic button in March, partly because this organization rarely warrants any emotion other than apathy, but mainly because it's March, but come on man!! Talent, great talent, is flying all over the place and none of it is coming to Houston. That's almost inexcusable with the needs and money they have.
     
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    Can Alliance players be signed once their season is over? I seriously don't know. Maybe that's what we're waiting on?
     
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    The alliance players are under contract for 3 years, but it allows them to sign with an NFL team. Many of these players would normally be guys who signed a "future's" contract after the season, but would rather make 75,000 and put a "professional" tape together than spend an off-season in a strange city with little to no income from the team they signed.

    The Texans aren't waiting on Alliance Players.
     
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    Maybe he was whining about not being the guy that didn't get to make the picks?
     
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    Chip Kelly era
     
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    Don't think the Chip Kelly era is a positive testament to unfettered free spending.

    Not that you said it did.

    :coffee:
     
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    FA is not over, yet. The Texans have avoided the early, splash signings - the ones where you overpay for the talent available. The FO is committed to getting value in Free Agency. I can understand that position and also realize it is unpopular with most on this forum. I am going to wait to pass judgement. There are more moves that will be made and the draft. I know we have a lot of cap space, but going hog wild in FA like some here seem to be advocating can easily put you in cap hell in the future. Historically, overspending on talent in FA has rarely been a successful way to build a championship team.
     
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    That’s fine and all but you don’t have to go wild to fill your roster just because everyone else is. The Mark Ingram deal for example. I’m not disappointed they’re not getting the big names and spending the big money, I’m disappointed that this team hasn’t improved since the last game they played. Especially when you’ve got room to make something happen.

    Like I said, it’s March 14 so I’m not panicking or anything close to that. We’ll see what things look like after the draft and in August, but the attitude that Gaine and OB have about free agency is a concern. No, you don’t build your roster exclusively through free agency, but you do need it to fill holes to where you’re not reaching for a need in the draft instead of getting BPA.
     
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    Some happy news about Devon Still's daughter, at least for now. It's also good to see how Devon effectively has adjusted his life post football.

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    Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer
    By DAN GELSTON today
     
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