Today's Lesson: How to Screw your Franchise

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  1. BakoBrett

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    This lesson is prepared by the Houston Texans front office:

    Rule #1: Give up on your QB when the real problem was the offensive line. David Carr had the 15th ranked passer rating in the league with 82.1. Ahead of guys like Hasselbeck, Eli Manning, Alex smith, Jon Kitna, Brett Favre.

    Rule #2: Give up 2 2nd round picks (that's right I said 2 2nd round picks AND switch first round draft picks) for a QB who hasn't proven jack **** in the NFL.

    This is the compensation as reported by ESPN's Jeremy Green.

    Rule #3: Ignore issues on the offensive line and the best player to come out of college in the last 10 years for a project DE who still remains a huge question mark at this point. And the reason they did it? Because Mario Williams was the first to sign a contract.

    Rule #4: Give a 30 year old RB who can't hold on to the ball and hardly run a 4 year 23 million dollar contract.

    Bravo Houston, bravo!
     
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  2. swtbound07

    swtbound07 Jackass of Day!

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    Todays lesson:
    Looking stupid in front of your 1000 closest cyber friends

    1) Post a new thread because your outrage is somehow special, and unable to be confined in the 40 current topics on the subject

    2) Use a mocking, condescending tone in all of your baseless content

    3) Demonstrate no base knowledge of football or the team in question that you are referencing

    4) Overrate Reggie Bush massively in paragraph 3.

    Thanks for stopping by....now if you'd kindly return where from you came, we would all be better off.
     
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    swtbound07 Jackass of Day!

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    server made me double post
     
  4. ledzeppelin229

    ledzeppelin229 Hall of Fame

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    I'll take "hasn't proven jack ****" over "has proven sucks ass" every day of the week.

    *Sorry David, don't take it personally.
     
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  5. mikey21

    mikey21 Lifer

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    I totally agree, it still blows me away about last years draft and now giving up two 2nd rounders for a guy that is unproven, will the team ever learn? chamionship teams are built through the draft, the Texans can not keep giving away picks like this
     
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  6. Let's try this again

    Let's try this again Rookie

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    a little bitter i see
     
  7. DarkNinja

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    It just cracks me up....:yikes:
     
  8. ATX

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    Considering the Texans have only found one good pick in the 2nd round(Ryans), this is a steal. I'd rather have anything over Carr and I can only hope that Schaub does well here. This is going to be a totally different Texans Team when next season rolls around.
     


  9. mikey21

    mikey21 Lifer

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    I agree the Texans will be different next year, but the real question is will the Texans be better
     
  10. ATX

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    Schaub-Carr

    Green, Dayne, etc.- Dayne, etc.

    More weapons on offense, plus draft....

    I've had enough of Carr to realize he isn't very good. He's still on a college level IMHO, if that. Maybe we'll sucker a 3rd rounder for him.
     
  11. STEEL BLUE TEXANS

    STEEL BLUE TEXANS Hall of Fame

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    Today's Quote of the Day: "It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
     
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  12. Ole Miss Texan

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    Rule #1: Give up on your QB when the real problem was the offensive line. David Carr had the 15th ranked passer rating in the league with 82.1. Ahead of guys like Hasselbeck, Eli Manning, Alex smith, Jon Kitna, Brett Favre.

    Offensive line does need work. A new C esp. 2006 draft, Kubiak addressed the OT position with both of our 3rd round picks. Eric Winston was thought to be a 1st rd talent at one point but fell due to injury. He is now our starting RT and seems to be progressing and learing fairly well. Charles Spencer was an amazing pick and pretty much an instant starter at LT which is almost unheard of. Was having a very promising rookie season before he got injured. Pitts and Weary are good guards and not old. Flannigan was brought in, he's old and done, but brought mainly for the system and having a veteran leadership with the 2 young guys and helping coach them. Signed a FA in Jordan Black, good depth for us to have and could be starter due to injuries...they hurt us bad last season.

    Please don't pay attention to passer rating. I see you're one to get caught up in that and box score and stats type stuff. It's overrated. Carr's completion pct. was great because its easy to complete short routes and dump offs. You're making Carr out to be a great QB, which he was not for us last season. you had me at oline...but lost me when you brought up passer rating.


    Rule #2: Give up 2 2nd round picks (that's right I said 2 2nd round picks AND switch first round draft picks) for a QB who hasn't proven jack **** in the NFL.

    This is the compensation as reported by ESPN's Jeremy Green.

    I'll agree with you on this, it kind of troubles me. Just because we need those picks and he is 'unproven'. It does save us from taking qb with the 1st pick. if we didn't do that, we may have taken one with that 2nd pick. the swapping of 1st rounds doesnt bother me...its two spots..psssh. Basically Schaub was our 2nd rd pick. The '08 2nd was compensation for having a better prospect in Schaub than stanton/edwards/kolb. for already having 3 years of holding the clipboard and learning the WCO. For taking some snaps behind a marginally better oline in real game time experience. We also don't have to wait on our QB to develop because he's already there...and don't have to endure Carr. We also don't have to see sage starting for us...who may be good but he's just as unproven as schaub so don't use that arguement...we've only seen him in garbage time and he's been a backup his whole career..hardly worth calling him a starter.

    Rule #3: Ignore issues on the offensive line and the best player to come out of college in the last 10 years for a project DE who still remains a huge question mark at this point. And the reason they did it? Because Mario Williams was the first to sign a contract.

    Well if by that you just mean the 1st pick in the draft last year...we can only draft one position. if we took RB...well we didn't address the OL with D'brick or QB with VY..etc. The whole 1st pick last year is another arguement we've had for too long. I don't care we passed on RB. awesome awesome athlete but he wouldn't have thrived on our team for another few years. I love the Mario pick, he had both his toenails removed on his big toes before the season and played the whole season w/ plantar fascitis which is very painful. he got cortisone shots everygame which wore off and played half the game through pain. Notched 4.5 sacks...while not what we expected it was .5 sack less than babin..who led the team w/ 5. Mario played everyposition on the line which didn't help him out. Mario is more of a run stopper than a pass rusher...you could see that when teams gameplanned around him and the QB's audibled all the running plays to go the opposite side of the field. He's going to be a monster next season and his career...let's just hope he stays healthy! And don't think for a minute it was because he was easier to sign. might be a small part to it..but a lot more went into the decision...which we never know to the full extent. Bush being shady and ignoring McNair for 2 days...when he wouldn't return his phone call...is saying a lot about his character esp. to your potential new boss..

    Rule #4: Give a 30 year old RB who can't hold on to the ball and hardly run a 4 year 23 million dollar contract.

    I like the signing of Ahman Green. He's a great fit for the system and a great leader to have in the locker room. He has played very well, better than we can say about any of our RB's. He's a very good blocker too, something that we'll need to protect Carr..eerrr...Schaub. He has a decent contract too. Its only $6.5 million guaranteed unlike the other FA RB's who have $12 million guaranteed. Its also set up where we can use him for 2 seasons. He's not meant to be our long term franchise RB, he's exactly what we need right now. Don't pay attention to the total amount of a FA salary..at least completely..the guaranteed portion is very important.


    So yes, Bravo Houston, Bravo!! Turn us into a playoff team! and Please for the love of God let us get a decent draft pick for CARR!!!!!!
     
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  13. Grid

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    Giving away picks like this? I think this will be the first year that we will go into the draft WITHOUT extra picks.
     
  14. Specnatz

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    This post is all about how not getting over how he wanted to snuggle up to Reggies Jock and Texans Mgt messed it all up.

    Not being able to get past the past will cause you to live in the past, not the present or the future.
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    This will be different and we're going to be better IMO. The thing that gets me about the 2nd rd picks though....we havn't historically been good but that was all thrown out the window.

    Demeco was great but that was w/ Kubiak...so as far as im concerned he's batting 1.000 w/ 2nd round pics..
     
  16. beerlover

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    first off this was an excellent move on the Falcons part:

    • avoiding QB controversy
    • choice of picks- Landry/Brown
    • two 2nd rd. picks will help them re-tool w/talented young players
    • sends a positive message to Vick that he's their guy

    for the Texans part, after getting over the shock, there are some positives:

    • long term will save the Texans money & help restructure their cap mess
    • officially signals the end of the David Carr era
    • Matt is a better QB prospect than anyone in this draft not named Russell or Quinn
    • the Texans will not be forced to draft a QB to develop, basicly he is the 2nd rd. pick
     
  17. Ole Miss Texan

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    and we can address another player at 10 which will be at a need position instead of taking a QB in the first IF one was there. (again rookie QB, 1st rd pick $$$, may have to sit a few games-a season) other player will start day 1.
     
  18. Napa Auto Parts

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    Are you referring to Vince Young? David would of gotten bench along time ago if we would drafted the right choice wich was VY Roger Carr i mean BakoBarret. :sarcasm:


    and like another poster said aint proved jack **** for lack of a chance is better than aint worth a **** for 5 years with plenty of chances.
     
  19. tsip

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    Ok, so our 2nd rounder this yr is like getting our new QB-no other QB in the draft would come to us with experience. We switch a couple places in the first round-no biggie'-we'll still get a 1st day starter...next yrs 2nd rd is what we lose w/o something in return and that might be covered with a draft choice for Carr...

    Many of you that are 'upset' gave Carr 5 yrs 'cart blanche' at $60 million to try and become an NFL QB, so take a chill pill and give the new guy a 'little' time.
     
  20. Ole Miss Texan

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    yea, basically the 2008 2nd round choice is for assurance we wouldn't get in a bidding war with other teams for him. basically a rookie QB that has been learning the WCO and in the nfl for 3 years instead of 0. and for grooming him for 3 years, allowing us to start him day 1.

    instead w/ the rookie we'd have to wait a 2 years...and schaub is a better prospect than kolb/stanton/edwards imo.
     

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