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Nick Caserio - New GM

steelbtexan

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Good Grief, have you even looked at Robinson's draft history? He pretty much wasted the windfall of picks the previous Titans GM got for trading the #1 pick in the 2015 draft. This is the kind of nightmare management that I know awaits the Texans courtesy of the File Clerk. Except I have a high confidence that File Clerk will be able to one up the current Titans GM.

Let's see, in 2016 Robinson gave up 2nd RD and 3rd RD picks to move up to the #8 pick to draft a RT Jack Conklin who now plays for Cleveland. He also drafted Kevin Dodd with pick #33, Dodd played 2 years. With pick #43 he drafted Austin Johnson who now plays for the Giants. The following year he used pick #5 on Corey Davis who now plays for the Jets. In that same year he used pick #18 on Adoree Jackson who now plays for the Giants. He only had 4 picks in 2018 draft and six in the 2019 draft. Not to mention the absolute complete horror of the 2020 draft.

If I were you I would stop touting Robinson as a Top GM. He is anything but. It's not that the Titans are a good football team. it's a matter of the AFC South is worst division in the NFL. This has inflated the Titans WIN schedule and what has allowed Robinson to blow smoke up your hiney that he is a great GM.

BTW trading a 2nd in 2022 and a 4th in 2023 for a 32 yr old, over the hill, past his prime WR, Julio Jones, was another bone headed move by Mr. Robinson.
Yet they've beaten K.C./New Orleans/Indy/Buffalo/Rams and made the AFCCG under Robinson's watch. Unbelievable that this could happen with such a bad GM. They also made the AFCCG 2 yrs ago.
 

steelbtexan

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Aren't teams supposed to evaluate every aspect of a player, not just their talent? I don't think that gives a GM a pass. Talent evaluation is the easiest part of the job.
Give me the most talented guys and I will take my chances. Occasionally this philosophy will lead to drafting a Wilson, but overall you will have a better team with this philosophy.
 
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Texian

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Yet they've beaten K.C./New Orleans/Indy/Buffalo/Rams and made the AFCCG under Robinson's watch. Unbelievable that this could happen with such a bad GM. They also made the AFCCG 2 yrs ago.
Your adoration and defense of Robinson is just another episode that makes me think that the real @steelbtexan has been kidnapped and his Texans Talk account has been hijacked. The real steelbtexan would've never started digging this hole and would've quit a long time ago if he did.
 

OptimisticTexan

2021 Building Block 1 / Go Texans
Aren't teams supposed to evaluate every aspect of a player, not just their talent? I don't think that gives a GM a pass. Talent evaluation is the easiest part of the job.
……yet teams continue to miss on work ethic, commitment, responsibility, and respect. I’ve always asked why, and will continue to ask why, a young man attending the NFL Combine or participating in his school’s Pro Day isn’t asked, what they would do if they won the lottery? Don’t say another word, just sit back and listen…..and nudge them towards a detailed response. No matter which round they were selected in or if they were picked up via UDFA, they have just won the lottery and should be receiving more money than they’ve ever earned up to that point.
 

mws

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Human nature is human nature. The sad fact is that most people work harder to accomplish something than they do after they achieve their goal. Then they want to enjoy the benefits of all their hard work.

To sift through the draft choices & be able to predict who will have the drive to push themselves once they are millionaires & have had their dream come true is what separates the good from the great GMs. It is almost as much an art as it is a science.

Physical talent can be analyzed & measured. Judging mental toughness & the ability to work through adversity is much more of a crap shoot.
 

beerlover

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Guys a stud if his ankles are OK.
I’ve gone back and forth on him. In nutshell - luxury pick. Mercenary for franchise looking to win it all. Special player even more special person. Asset to franchise. Huge red flag, injury prone. Reps need carefully managed. Would still select him if available but have option 1b/1c available.
 

steelbtexan

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I’ve gone back and forth on him. In nutshell - luxury pick. Mercenary for franchise looking to win it all. Special player even more special person. Asset to franchise. Huge red flag, injury prone. Reps need carefully managed. Would still select him if available but have option 1b/1c available.
Do you like Thibodeaux more than Hutchinson and if yes, how much more do you like Thibodeaux over Hutchinson?
 

Texian

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Really makes one wonder, what will Caserio bring back to this roster once Deshaun is traded?

I’ve gone from optimistic to pessimistic.
The part of the question that should also scare the hell out of Texans fans is how much of the Watson haul will the File Clerk trade away?
 
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TexansBull

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This franchise, including Caserio, needs to earn the trust of fans by making good decisions that lead to on-field success. They have earned nothing at this point and deserve nothing until they can prove they are worth any hope and optimism from the fan base.
If you don’t have hope the franchise can turn it around what’s the point of following a team?

Hope is different than trust and confidence.

Do I hope this team turns it around? Yes. Do I trust and have confidence in this franchise? Ask me in 3 years.
 

Double Barrel

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If you don’t have hope the franchise can turn it around what’s the point of following a team?
I honestly don't know. I've always wondered how Lions and Browns fans do it year after year. :um:

I'm starting to wonder if I have a mental illness. I love the NFL but seem unable to not root for my hometown team, regardless of how hopeless they appear to be.

I say this with both tongue-in-cheek but also a bit of seriousness. I am simply wired to always be a fan of the local team and this started with the Oilers way back when I was 10 years old. I never wanted them to leave even when I thought Bud Adams was Satan himself. And I've tried to root for other teams, but it never felt genuine. I think the only cure is to stop watching football.

It's a strange dichotomy, but also something that's in my "football bubble" and doesn't bleed over to my real life. It's just entertainment at the end of the day.

Hope is different than trust and confidence.

Do I hope this team turns it around? Yes. Do I trust and have confidence in this franchise? Ask me in 3 years.
My "hope" is that I'll be a fan of this franchise beyond this current regime and even owner. And I hope at some point they can get their act together. lol
 

TexansBull

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I honestly don't know. I've always wondered how Lions and Browns fans do it year after year. :um:

I'm starting to wonder if I have a mental illness. I love the NFL but seem unable to not root for my hometown team, regardless of how hopeless they appear to be.

I say this with both tongue-in-cheek but also a bit of seriousness. I am simply wired to always be a fan of the local team and this started with the Oilers way back when I was 10 years old. I never wanted them to leave even when I thought Bud Adams was Satan himself. And I've tried to root for other teams, but it never felt genuine. I think the only cure is to stop watching football.

It's a strange dichotomy, but also something that's in my "football bubble" and doesn't bleed over to my real life. It's just entertainment at the end of the day.



My "hope" is that I'll be a fan of this franchise beyond this current regime and even owner. And I hope at some point they can get their act together. lol
Ditto on all that I read.

Message to this franchise:

 


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