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Nick Caserio - New GM

Mr teX

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Would you be able to convince your boss a bad idea, concerning your area of expertise, is a bad idea?
i wouldnt..b/c they are more of an expert than i am and have access to knowledge and test results that i dont. So what may seem like a bad idea to me on the outside might be the best or only option.
 
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wildroot

Waterboy
You do realize that the active membership of this forum is the smallest fraction in the drop of Texans fandom?
I was responding to someone that said there were members on this forum that had deep ties to the Texans and with that intimated that they had privy info about the inner workings of the team that the rest of us don't have.
 

JB

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I was responding to someone that said there were members on this forum that had deep ties to the Texans and with that intimated that they had privy info about the inner workings of the team that the rest of us don't have.
And you said

I'm sure there are people with deep ties, but if those ties are with the higher-ups, the policy decision makers (GM, owner, HC) that are in the "know" and they are getting info from them, I'm guessing those ties would dry up in a hurry if they started sharing inside info they were told in confidence on this forum.
 

The Pencil Neck

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i wouldnt..b/c they are more of an expert than i am and have access to knowledge and test results that i dont. So what may seem like a bad idea to me on the outside might be tge beat or only option.
In my line of work and in my job, it would really depend on the situation.

My boss can't do what I do. He doesn't have the skill or the domain knowledge I have.

With that said, my boss knows things and has skills and domain knowledge I don't have. He's also privy to information about company strategy that I don't have.

If I see him making a decision or setting up a project in a way I consider a mistake, I tell him. Sometimes I can convince him and sometimes I can't. Over the years, he's gone from wanting desperately to find a way to get rid of me (because I'm expensive and represent old technology... and I might be sarcastic and irritating sometimes) to really listening to me and valuing my opinion. I can't always convince him he's wrong... and sometimes he's right and I'm wrong.

Beyond that, sometimes the owner will say, "This is the way we're going to do this." If either my boss or I think it's a mistake, we have to be very careful to present our points to try to dissuade him, but ultimately, if he says that's the way it's going to be, that's the way it's going to be. (That's another reason my boss originally wanted to get rid of me. I'm one of the few people in the company who will straight up argue with the owner.)

But, yeah, if Janice says, "It's going to be this way; make it so." I could totally see Caserio thinking that his job is to find a way to do whatever that minimizes the damage. I wouldn't see that as a mark against Caserio.
 

thunderkyss

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My boss can't do what I do. He doesn't have the skill or the domain knowledge I have.
This is where the McNairs are at
But, yeah, if Janice says, "It's going to be this way; make it so." I could totally see Caserio thinking that his job is to find a way to do whatever that minimizes the damage. I wouldn't see that as a mark against Caserio.
I understand. However, we’re talking about a dumb decision which shouldn’t be too hard to demonstrate how bad it is.

We’re coming off some of the worst years in franchise history. First time ever they couldn’t sell out. Lost a ton of season ticket holders.

Should have been able to suggest the correct path for McCown to be a good candidate.

like I said, the problem is he couldn’t convince them a bad idea was a bad idea after reaping the whirlwind of a bunch of bad decisions.

I want a guy who could sell ice to Eskimos
 

Texian

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But, yeah, if Janice says, "It's going to be this way; make it so." I could totally see Caserio thinking that his job is to find a way to do whatever that minimizes the damage. I wouldn't see that as a mark against Caserio.
Caserio is a people pleaser. Right, wrong or indifferent Nick will strive to make Janice, Cal and Hannah, Jack Easterby, Lovie, and all of his coaches happy. He is there to serve (just like he was trained and always did in New England). He lives for that pat on the back, those attaboys, and praise. As we have learned, Nick is not a leader or not a very good one. Nick takes orders very well, he just can't give them. Never part of his repertoire.
 

badboy

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I’m looking for a person to be hired by the McNairs that they feel good enough to get out & stay out of the way.

Someone they know will make much better football decisions than they could because they know they are out of their depth.

this is not the case when everyone in the country is telling you it makes no sense to consider Josh McCown (who still isn’t coaching in the NFL) for the HC job, & Nick still interviews the guy 3 times.

One time I could understand.

“I gave it a shot, he just isn’t ready.”

What could that conversation have been like?

Janice: “Did you ask him the right questions? I don’t think you know what makes a good HC. Do it again, & this time ask him how should OT be addressed at the owners meeting.”

smh
Well he did rework Tunsil and supposedly got him to buy into 2022 and he said Howard is the Right OT--- oh... wait---
 

badboy

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I'm going further back. To Watson Mama telling McNair Mama that her baby was being influenced by a guy with a lot of baby mammas. McNair mama got rid of the guy with the baby mammas & Watson Mama's baby went off the rails.
I wished these mamas had let their sons grow up to be Cowboys and maybe this all would be someone else's problem.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
I’m beginning to think Cal isn’t the worst problem this org has, it’s Cal’s Mama. She needs to have zero to do with any decision other then signing a check. She knows as much about football as I know about rocket science.

Cal is an issue too, but nowhere near the issue that Mama is. I still believe this team will never be consistently good until the McNairs sell to competent ownership. Every problem this org has can be traced to ownership. Every. Single. One.
My understanding is Janice McNair does not want to have input into Xs and Os or whether a player, coach, GM etc has skill set to do job. She is willing to allow others to do that. Mrs. McNair becomes involved when she believes her husband's legacy is being tarnished by any of that group. I agree with that if it is correct.

If I were the owner of Texans {so far my monthly installment plan to buy this franchise has not been accepted} I would have same philosophy. I want my business to reflect my ideals and morals. There are certain individuals I would not want on Texans at any position. Some "violators" of certain things would get second chances on some things--- not others. My goal would be to win and win Super Bowl but not at any cost. You have your opinion but if I am owner of the business, my opinion is one the business is going to operate under. Yes, I will listen to input from those I trust.. fans not so much.

Having said I understand Janice wants no part of X s and O s, I would want a part. For example,
GM and HC say draft Stingley over Sauce; I over rule and the pick will be Sauce Gardner simply because of the medicals. 1.3 would have more input from me than 2. 37. Same with cutting/trading certain players or signing FAs.

Watson being drafted, Watson being extended are on owners although many here were 100% down with both.
Watson acting like an idiot with the women is on Watson.
 

badboy

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This is where the McNairs are at


I understand. However, we’re talking about a dumb decision which shouldn’t be too hard to demonstrate how bad it is.

We’re coming off some of the worst years in franchise history. First time ever they couldn’t sell out. Lost a ton of season ticket holders.

Should have been able to suggest the correct path for McCown to be a good candidate.

like I said, the problem is he couldn’t convince them a bad idea was a bad idea after reaping the whirlwind of a bunch of bad decisions.

I want a guy who could sell ice to Eskimos
You have identified the problem in McNairs' are so caught up in a hurricane, they did not want to believe anyone telling them how to ride out the wind, water surge, tornados, loss of power and dwindling supplies. Sure they listened to and trusted some wrong people. We post that we don't trust or believe McNairs but we just assume there exists an ice seller that wants to be that guy here. Car sterio may not be that guy and I still have doubts specifically looking at the draft but some of the defensive players he has signed did catch my attention. To fire Nick now is not happening nor do I nor probably you want that. We just want to see some positive results.
 

steelbtexan

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The McNair's got burned by Casserly and they've been very cautious since then.

I find it ironic that the McNairs would never consider drafting a guy like Hill, but they've had FO sexual harassment charges and Derrick issues.
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
The McNair's got burned by Casserly and they've been very cautious since then.

I find it ironic that the McNairs would never consider drafting a guy like Hill, but they've had FO sexual harassment charges and Derrick issues.
Lol what, if they were cautious they wouldn’t have given Bill O’Brien that much power. Especially when they knew he was trying to force them to fire him.

Dude can you please stop the madness. Nobody knew Watson would flip flop like he did. And I mean no one, that’s including you.
 
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steelbtexan

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Lol what, if they were cautious they wouldn’t have given Bill O’Brien that much power. Especially when they know he was trying to force them to fire him.

Dude can you please stop the madness. Nobody knew Watson would flip flop like he did. And I mean no one, that’s including you.
I don't believe BOB was trying to get himself fired. That was just a story some idiot writer came up with.

I did call for Derrick to have to play out his 5th yr option before signing him to a max contract. But that wasn't the point of that part of the post. Explain how a McNair run org is getting sexual harassment charges filed against them by FO personnel?
 

Trail.Blazr

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Caserio is a people pleaser. Right, wrong or indifferent Nick will strive to make Janice, Cal and Hannah, Jack Easterby, Lovie, and all of his coaches happy. He is there to serve (just like he was trained and always did in New England). He lives for that pat on the back, those attaboys, and praise. As we have learned, Nick is not a leader or not a very good one. Nick takes orders very well, he just can't give them. Never part of his repertoire.
 

Trail.Blazr

Hooked up to a Kool-Aid IV
I'm sensing you are not a Caserio fan?

Caserio is a people pleaser. Right, wrong or indifferent Nick will strive to make Janice, Cal and Hannah, Jack Easterby, Lovie, and all of his coaches happy. He is there to serve (just like he was trained and always did in New England). He lives for that pat on the back, those attaboys, and praise.
I say wanting to please them is a good thing. How fun would it be to watch a GM that wants to displease them!!? While it's hard to please everyone, certainly it's good practice to try to please the owners and the coaches to a point that they appreciate your contributions? Maybe I am missing the point.

As we have learned, Nick is not a leader or not a very good one. Nick takes orders very well, he just can't give them. Never part of his repertoire.
Respectfully, I have not learned this. But I will admit that I am not as in the know as some, so I beg for pardon. Could someone elaborate on Nick's failure as a leader and expand on who he, as a GM is supposed to give orders to and examples of where he's egregiously failed doing such?
 

Texansphan

Hall of Fame
I'm sensing you are not a Caserio fan?


I say wanting to please them is a good thing. How fun would it be to watch a GM that wants to displease them!!? While it's hard to please everyone, certainly it's good practice to try to please the owners and the coaches to a point that they appreciate your contributions? Maybe I am missing the point.


Respectfully, I have not learned this. But I will admit that I am not as in the know as some, so I beg for pardon. Could someone elaborate on Nick's failure as a leader and expand on who he, as a GM is supposed to give orders to and examples of where he's egregiously failed doing such?
What it will boil down to is perceived mismanagement and handling of GM responsibilities - iow, under informed, speculative opinions.
 

Texian

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I'm sensing you are not a Caserio fan?


I say wanting to please them is a good thing. How fun would it be to watch a GM that wants to displease them!!? While it's hard to please everyone, certainly it's good practice to try to please the owners and the coaches to a point that they appreciate your contributions? Maybe I am missing the point.


Respectfully, I have not learned this. But I will admit that I am not as in the know as some, so I beg for pardon. Could someone elaborate on Nick's failure as a leader and expand on who he, as a GM is supposed to give orders to and examples of where he's egregiously failed doing such?
Texans started 2021 season with 54 contracts and $6MM OVER the cap.

If the Texans had made the following moves they would've been $48MM UNDER the cap. They would not have had to resort to mortgaging the future to the tune of OVER $35MM in contract restructuring, $37MM in Dead Cap in 2021 and would've added a 2nd rd draft pick. 1 of 2 posts
B. McKinneyRelease$7.00m
D. JohnsonRelease$6.90m
Z. FultonRelease$3.00m
Du. JohnsonRelease$5.15m
B. DunnRelease$3.25m
B. CooksTrade$12.00m
J. WattRelease$17.50m
Total Saved$54.80m
 

Texian

Hall of Fame
That's one possibility, and I can appreciate that. But Texian's last comment citing what we've learned didn't strike me as speculative.
Caserio FUBARS Extraordinaire:

1/7 - Texans hire Nick Caserio.
Jan thru Apr Caserio refuses to take calls from any teams about Deshaun Watson
1/27 - Caserio hires David Culley first opening, last hire. Caserio's first hire is the worst HC hire in 2021.

3/2 - Resigns David Johnson to a $6MM contract

3/11 - Caserio restructures Cooks contract. borrows $2.5MM from 2022, 2023, 2024 ($7.5MM). Restructure also cancels last year of contract. Cooks contract now expires after 2022 season.

3/20 -Caserio restructures Tunsil contract. By borrowing $10MM from future caps ($5MM 2022; $5MM 2023)

3/22 - Caserio trades for Shaq Lawson restructures contract, then trades Lawson to Jets, creating $1.8MM in Dead Cap.

3/23 - Caserio trades for Ryan Izzo. 8/31 Caserio cuts Izzo.
Caserio trades for Ryan Finley. 5/24 - Caserio cuts Finley

3/24 - Caserio restructures Mercilus contract. 10/19 - Caserio cuts Mercilus creating $7MM dead cap in 2022

3/30 - Caserio restructures Cunningham 4 year contract.Borrows $5.6MM from 2022, 2023, 2024. Likely cut/traded before 2022 season.

4/29 - NFL Draft. Caserio uses (8) 2021 draft picks and (2) 2022 draft picks to draft (5) players.

7/26 - Caserio trades for Anthony Miller. 10/6 - Caserio cuts Miller

9/9 - Caserio trades Roby to Saints, restructuring contract to eat $8.9MM in salary ($4.8MM in 2022). Value of 2nd rd pick, only gets a 3rd rd pick.

Nick Caserio has created over $37MM in 2021 dead cap money. As a result Caserio had to restructure (5) contracts to create over $35MM in order to sign a bunch of over 30 year olds to 1 year contracts in order to fill the roster.

Caserio has already created over $15MM in dead cap in 2022. Additionally reduced the 2022 salary cap by another $10MM+ from restructuring. 2022 dead cap money needed to trade Watson $16MM, to trade/cut Cunningham $12MM. $15MM + $10MM + $26MM = Caserio responsible for $51MM in reduction of 2022 salary cap.

Texans only have 27 players under contract in 2022, that's 10 players less than the avg team.


This is a mess, a clown show, a dumpster fire, absence of intelligent thought, lacking common sense and logic. An exercise in buffoonery, Tom Foolery, menopause brain, lacking in basic skills in accounting and economics.

STAY TUNED.......DEVELOPING.......

Jan 2022 Upon hearing Brian Flores is fired, fires David Culley with the intention hire Flores until Flores files a lawsuit against NFL and the Texans.

Then proceeds to interview Josh McCown 3 times with the intent to hire until the lawsuit and Cal says no.

Caserio's last interviewee Jonathan Gannon withdraws his name after being told he cannot hire his own staff.

To be perfectly blunt, Nick Caserio has never had any NFL general manager experience. He was trained or prepared to be a general manager. Just like so many other Belichick admins who have mailed miserably over the years. Stay tuned for the #1 reason why you really don't want Nick Caserio as your General Manager.......coming up in the next post.
 

Texian

Hall of Fame
I'm sensing you are not a Caserio fan?


I say wanting to please them is a good thing. How fun would it be to watch a GM that wants to displease them!!? While it's hard to please everyone, certainly it's good practice to try to please the owners and the coaches to a point that they appreciate your contributions? Maybe I am missing the point.


Respectfully, I have not learned this. But I will admit that I am not as in the know as some, so I beg for pardon. Could someone elaborate on Nick's failure as a leader and expand on who he, as a GM is supposed to give orders to and examples of where he's egregiously failed doing such?
AND THE #1 REASON WHY YOU DON'T WANT NICK CASERIO AS YOUR GENERAL MANAGER? BILL O'BRIEN AND JACK EASTERBY GAVE THEIR HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOB AND CAL MCNAIR FOR NICK CASERIO TO BE YOUR HOUSTON TEXANS GM.
 
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Texansphan

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Caserio FUBARS Extraordinaire:

1/7 - Texans hire Nick Caserio.
Jan thru Apr Caserio refuses to take calls from any teams about Deshaun Watson
1/27 - Caserio hires David Culley first opening, last hire. Caserio's first hire is the worst HC hire in 2021.

3/2 - Resigns David Johnson to a $6MM contract

3/11 - Caserio restructures Cooks contract. borrows $2.5MM from 2022, 2023, 2024 ($7.5MM). Restructure also cancels last year of contract. Cooks contract now expires after 2022 season.

3/20 -Caserio restructures Tunsil contract. By borrowing $10MM from future caps ($5MM 2022; $5MM 2023)

3/22 - Caserio trades for Shaq Lawson restructures contract, then trades Lawson to Jets, creating $1.8MM in Dead Cap.

3/23 - Caserio trades for Ryan Izzo. 8/31 Caserio cuts Izzo.
Caserio trades for Ryan Finley. 5/24 - Caserio cuts Finley

3/24 - Caserio restructures Mercilus contract. 10/19 - Caserio cuts Mercilus creating $7MM dead cap in 2022

3/30 - Caserio restructures Cunningham 4 year contract.Borrows $5.6MM from 2022, 2023, 2024. Likely cut/traded before 2022 season.

4/29 - NFL Draft. Caserio uses (8) 2021 draft picks and (2) 2022 draft picks to draft (5) players.

7/26 - Caserio trades for Anthony Miller. 10/6 - Caserio cuts Miller

9/9 - Caserio trades Roby to Saints, restructuring contract to eat $8.9MM in salary ($4.8MM in 2022). Value of 2nd rd pick, only gets a 3rd rd pick.

Nick Caserio has created over $37MM in 2021 dead cap money. As a result Caserio had to restructure (5) contracts to create over $35MM in order to sign a bunch of over 30 year olds to 1 year contracts in order to fill the roster.

Caserio has already created over $15MM in dead cap in 2022. Additionally reduced the 2022 salary cap by another $10MM+ from restructuring. 2022 dead cap money needed to trade Watson $16MM, to trade/cut Cunningham $12MM. $15MM + $10MM + $26MM = Caserio responsible for $51MM in reduction of 2022 salary cap.

Texans only have 27 players under contract in 2022, that's 10 players less than the avg team.


This is a mess, a clown show, a dumpster fire, absence of intelligent thought, lacking common sense and logic. An exercise in buffoonery, Tom Foolery, menopause brain, lacking in basic skills in accounting and economics.

STAY TUNED.......DEVELOPING.......

Jan 2022 Upon hearing Brian Flores is fired, fires David Culley with the intention hire Flores until Flores files a lawsuit against NFL and the Texans.

Then proceeds to interview Josh McCown 3 times with the intent to hire until the lawsuit and Cal says no.

Caserio's last interviewee Jonathan Gannon withdraws his name after being told he cannot hire his own staff.

To be perfectly blunt, Nick Caserio has never had any NFL general manager experience. He was trained or prepared to be a general manager. Just like so many other Belichick admins who have mailed miserably over the years. Stay tuned for the #1 reason why you really don't want Nick Caserio as your General Manager.......coming up in the next post.
"There is no denying that in a very tough draft situation, Caserio did a very excellent job in his first draft in 2021. But to also accumulate more draft picks in the 2022 draft, including two high first-round picks, he was able to get Houston what they desperately needed: talented players.

But is it time to say he’s one of the best GMs in the NFL? Or do we need to give him more time to prove that?

Caserio has done his job. This should be the battle cry of every player and every front office personnel in the NFL. Does this make him better than past GMs of the Texans? Yes, yes, it does! Primarily if over the next three seasons, these players produce at a high level.
The late-round picks are where good players sometimes drop. This is where needs are filled, value and depth are found, and good GMs thrive. Without depth, a team can just mail in their season. This is where Caserio excelled in both drafts.

Houston Texans draft class meets the need- the need for talent and potential.
If your GM misses in those early rounds, he might want to go be a chaplain somewhere (ironic pun intended). So let’s focus on the holes filled and the needs that were met in the later rounds.

Dameon Pierce is possibly a top-three running back in the draft that no one remembered. However, there is value and talent all the way down to the bottom of the Texans’ draft. Versatility and value is what Houston got in the 2022 NFL Draft.

We won’t know just how good (or bad) of a draft this is for a few more years. But what we do know is that Nick Caserio addresses needs and, so far, has done it well. So is it a reach to go away from some self-proclaimed draft experts’ board to fill a need? No-and that’s exactly what good GMs do.

The Texans have struggled outside of the second round since they came into existence. Rick Smith could hit big on picks in the first two rounds but faltered in the third round and beyond. And that is where a GM makes his money."
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
"There is no denying that in a very tough draft situation, Caserio did a very excellent job in his first draft in 2021. But to also accumulate more draft picks in the 2022 draft, including two high first-round picks, he was able to get Houston what they desperately needed: talented players.

But is it time to say he’s one of the best GMs in the NFL? Or do we need to give him more time to prove that?

Caserio has done his job. This should be the battle cry of every player and every front office personnel in the NFL. Does this make him better than past GMs of the Texans? Yes, yes, it does! Primarily if over the next three seasons, these players produce at a high level.
The late-round picks are where good players sometimes drop. This is where needs are filled, value and depth are found, and good GMs thrive. Without depth, a team can just mail in their season. This is where Caserio excelled in both drafts.

Houston Texans draft class meets the need- the need for talent and potential.
If your GM misses in those early rounds, he might want to go be a chaplain somewhere (ironic pun intended). So let’s focus on the holes filled and the needs that were met in the later rounds.

Dameon Pierce is possibly a top-three running back in the draft that no one remembered. However, there is value and talent all the way down to the bottom of the Texans’ draft. Versatility and value is what Houston got in the 2022 NFL Draft.

We won’t know just how good (or bad) of a draft this is for a few more years. But what we do know is that Nick Caserio addresses needs and, so far, has done it well. So is it a reach to go away from some self-proclaimed draft experts’ board to fill a need? No-and that’s exactly what good GMs do.

The Texans have struggled outside of the second round since they came into existence. Rick Smith could hit big on picks in the first two rounds but faltered in the third round and beyond. And that is where a GM makes his money."
There’s no changing dude negativity towards Caserio. We can go deep into the playoffs and he will only give Lovie the praise.
 

thunderkyss

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Rick Smith could hit big on picks in the first two rounds but faltered in the third round and beyond. And that is where a GM makes his money."
He's not going to hit on all of them, I get it. But to put some names to this year's draft class outside the first two rounds

LB Christian Harris
RB Dameon Pierce
DT Thomas Booker
TE Teagan Quitoriano
OT Austin Deculus

What are we thinking? 3 productive players from this group?
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
He's not going to hit on all of them, I get it. But to put some names to this year's draft class outside the first two rounds

LB Christian Harris
RB Dameon Pierce
DT Thomas Booker
TE Teagan Quitoriano
OT Austin Deculus

What are we thinking? 3 productive players from this group?
Absolutely.
 

Texansphan

Hall of Fame
He's not going to hit on all of them, I get it. But to put some names to this year's draft class outside the first two rounds

LB Christian Harris
RB Dameon Pierce
DT Thomas Booker
TE Teagan Quitoriano
OT Austin Deculus

What are we thinking? 3 productive players from this group?
I think Pierce is a starter.
Harris is the best of the rest.
Booker could be in the DL rotation.
Deculus could possibly be depth.
Quitoriano probably takes a year or so to be fully functional.
 

steelbtexan

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Texans started 2021 season with 54 contracts and $6MM OVER the cap.

If the Texans had made the following moves they would've been $48MM UNDER the cap. They would not have had to resort to mortgaging the future to the tune of OVER $35MM in contract restructuring, $37MM in Dead Cap in 2021 and would've added a 2nd rd draft pick. 1 of 2 posts
B. McKinneyRelease$7.00m
D. JohnsonRelease$6.90m
Z. FultonRelease$3.00m
Du. JohnsonRelease$5.15m
B. DunnRelease$3.25m
B. CooksTrade$12.00m
J. WattRelease$17.50m
Total Saved$54.80m
Are they in need of cap space?


Counting those beans.


I'm just happy he's gotten fair value in the Derrick trade and upgraded the talent level in the draft.
 

steelbtexan

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Caserio FUBARS Extraordinaire:

1/7 - Texans hire Nick Caserio.
Jan thru Apr Caserio refuses to take calls from any teams about Deshaun Watson
1/27 - Caserio hires David Culley first opening, last hire. Caserio's first hire is the worst HC hire in 2021.

3/2 - Resigns David Johnson to a $6MM contract

3/11 - Caserio restructures Cooks contract. borrows $2.5MM from 2022, 2023, 2024 ($7.5MM). Restructure also cancels last year of contract. Cooks contract now expires after 2022 season.

3/20 -Caserio restructures Tunsil contract. By borrowing $10MM from future caps ($5MM 2022; $5MM 2023)

3/22 - Caserio trades for Shaq Lawson restructures contract, then trades Lawson to Jets, creating $1.8MM in Dead Cap.

3/23 - Caserio trades for Ryan Izzo. 8/31 Caserio cuts Izzo.
Caserio trades for Ryan Finley. 5/24 - Caserio cuts Finley

3/24 - Caserio restructures Mercilus contract. 10/19 - Caserio cuts Mercilus creating $7MM dead cap in 2022

3/30 - Caserio restructures Cunningham 4 year contract.Borrows $5.6MM from 2022, 2023, 2024. Likely cut/traded before 2022 season.

4/29 - NFL Draft. Caserio uses (8) 2021 draft picks and (2) 2022 draft picks to draft (5) players.

7/26 - Caserio trades for Anthony Miller. 10/6 - Caserio cuts Miller

9/9 - Caserio trades Roby to Saints, restructuring contract to eat $8.9MM in salary ($4.8MM in 2022). Value of 2nd rd pick, only gets a 3rd rd pick.

Nick Caserio has created over $37MM in 2021 dead cap money. As a result Caserio had to restructure (5) contracts to create over $35MM in order to sign a bunch of over 30 year olds to 1 year contracts in order to fill the roster.

Caserio has already created over $15MM in dead cap in 2022. Additionally reduced the 2022 salary cap by another $10MM+ from restructuring. 2022 dead cap money needed to trade Watson $16MM, to trade/cut Cunningham $12MM. $15MM + $10MM + $26MM = Caserio responsible for $51MM in reduction of 2022 salary cap.

Texans only have 27 players under contract in 2022, that's 10 players less than the avg team.


This is a mess, a clown show, a dumpster fire, absence of intelligent thought, lacking common sense and logic. An exercise in buffoonery, Tom Foolery, menopause brain, lacking in basic skills in accounting and economics.

STAY TUNED.......DEVELOPING.......

Jan 2022 Upon hearing Brian Flores is fired, fires David Culley with the intention hire Flores until Flores files a lawsuit against NFL and the Texans.

Then proceeds to interview Josh McCown 3 times with the intent to hire until the lawsuit and Cal says no.

Caserio's last interviewee Jonathan Gannon withdraws his name after being told he cannot hire his own staff.

To be perfectly blunt, Nick Caserio has never had any NFL general manager experience. He was trained or prepared to be a general manager. Just like so many other Belichick admins who have mailed miserably over the years. Stay tuned for the #1 reason why you really don't want Nick Caserio as your General Manager.......coming up in the next post.
See, other than the trade for Miller/Cannon and Izzo, the rest doesn't matter. He wanted to keep Cooks/Tunsil as part of the rebuild. (You didn't) As far as restructuring of Cunningham and Mercilus goes, this is and always has been a 2 yr cleanup of the mess BOB left behind. You just dont seem to be able to accept that. BTW, the move I really didn't like was the DJ re-signing.

But if that's all that he messes up, a couple of late rd picks and a pick swap. Plus re-signing DJ, then the Calhoun's are in pretty good hands.
 

Dejaview

All Pro
He's not going to hit on all of them, I get it. But to put some names to this year's draft class outside the first two rounds

LB Christian Harris
RB Dameon Pierce
DT Thomas Booker
TE Teagan Quitoriano
OT Austin Deculus

What are we thinking? 3 productive players from this group?
Not hitting on all of them has a little to do with what round they were picked in.
 

steelbtexan

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I’m beginning to think Cal isn’t the worst problem this org has, it’s Cal’s Mama. She needs to have zero to do with any decision other then signing a check. She knows as much about football as I know about rocket science.

Cal is an issue too, but nowhere near the issue that Mama is. I still believe this team will never be consistently good until the McNairs sell to competent ownership. Every problem this org has can be traced to ownership. Every. Single. One.
I've been saying this since 2010 and posters on here roasted me for having this opinion.
 

thunderkyss

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How long ago was that? Since then Jerry has been calling the GM duties.

Do you see the pattern. The owners will let them do their jobs until they don’t like something or gets too impatient. Cal got impatient with the head coaching search. Thus the reason he stepped in and made a decision. Which means no GM actually has full control.
Then we agree. Caserio barely made a year before he got neutered. He ain’t the one.
 

steelbtexan

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perhaps its the way you present it? Not sure but if you look at the orgs consistently in contention it’s due to good ownership. I can name a few but let’s start in Pittsburgh. The Rooney’s know how to run a winning org.
Yep, people dont like hearing the truth.
 

thunderkyss

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Caserio so far has done a darn good job. So no we do not agree.
Culley, McCown… no, we don’t agree.

He’s done some things well. But he has not inspired enough confidence in the owners to let him steer the ship.

Until the McNairs find that guy, expect more of the same.
 

Texansballer74

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Culley, McCown… no, we don’t agree.

He’s done some things well. But he has not inspired enough confidence in the owners to let him steer the ship.

Until the McNairs find that guy, expect more of the same.
Why are you doing this knowing darn well last season was a throwaway season. You know darn well Nick walked into / inherited that crap. They were not going to hire a real coach until Watson situation was resolved. You’re acting like dude came into a perfect/great situation. Knowing darn well it’s going to take any person taking this job time to unF Bill O’Brien mess. It’s like you want immediate gratification after all that nonsense this franchise had to deal with.


Every GM does something’s well and somethings that will make you scratch your head. There’s no perfect GM with an unblemished record. If that’s what you’re looking for, then brother you’re going to be disappointed all the times.

Give the man time.
 

steelbtexan

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Culley, McCown… no, we don’t agree.

He’s done some things well. But he has not inspired enough confidence in the owners to let him steer the ship.

Until the McNairs find that guy, expect more of the same.
As long as the McNair's own the team the ship will truly never be righted.

Culley wasn't a bad hire for this time period. He got fired for wanting to keep Kelly

The team did as well as could be expected and different than in the past, you could see the rookies developing. That's what this time period is about for me. I will say Culley was terrible when you put him in front of a microphone.
 

thunderkyss

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They were not going to hire a real coach until Watson situation was resolved.
That's just stupid & doesn't make sense.

Regardless what "the plan" was, McNair stepping in & promoting Lovie makes it look like he didn't like the way Culley worked out & didn't like the way the McCown train was rolling.

We've been saying (you too) for years the McNairs need to find someone to run the football operations & get out of the way.

I hoped Nick was going to be the one. But he went way off reservation (the Texans were already off course) & Cal had to right the ship. & I'm glad he did.

It's cool you're on McNair's side this time. But where you going to be after the next Clowney/Hopkins trade?
 

OptimisticTexan

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Why are you doing this knowing darn well last season was a throwaway season. You know darn well Nick walked into / inherited that crap. They were not going to hire a real coach until Watson situation was resolved. You’re acting like dude came into a perfect/great situation. Knowing darn well it’s going to take any person taking this job time to unF Bill O’Brien mess. It’s like you want immediate gratification after all that nonsense this franchise had to deal with.


Every GM does something’s well and somethings that will make you scratch your head. There’s no perfect GM with an unblemished record. If that’s what you’re looking for, then brother you’re going to be disappointed all the times.

Give the man time.
I didn’t want Caserio (Wolf was my choice), but I’ve not only come to terms with his hiring, but in my book he’s made a majority of the right moves in getting this team on track for the 2022 season. I actually look forward to this season and the next couple as he rebuilds the Texans image.
 

steelbtexan

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That's just stupid & doesn't make sense.

Regardless what "the plan" was, McNair stepping in & promoting Lovie makes it look like he didn't like the way Culley worked out & didn't like the way the McCown train was rolling.

We've been saying (you too) for years the McNairs need to find someone to run the football operations & get out of the way.

I hoped Nick was going to be the one. But he went way off reservation (the Texans were already off course) & Cal had to right the ship. & I'm glad he did.

It's cool you're on McNair's side this time. But where you going to be after the next Clowney/Hopkins trade?
So you're blaming Caserio for the McNair's not getting out of the way. That's never going to happen. McCown was almost HC for one reason and one reason only, Janice McNair. Fortunately Calhoun was able to talk his mother out of that. This had nothing to do with Caserio. Just remember this The McNair's have always hired the HC they wanted. This includes Culley/Lovie etc....
 

Texansballer74

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I didn’t want Caserio (Wolf was my choice), but I’ve not only come to terms with his hiring, but in my book he’s made a majority of the right moves in getting this team on track for the 2022 season. I actually look forward to this season and the next couple as he rebuilds the Texans image.
I didn’t want him either and Wolf was my choice as well. Even if we did hire Wolf we’re still be in the same boat that we’re in right now. He would’ve walked right into one of the nastiest situations in sports history. Imo Caserio handled that situation like a pro. He stuck to his guns. Not only that, he made sure Cal stayed away from the spotlight and the microphones. Him and Culley addressed the media concerning Watson and his nonsense. That along should’ve told folks he’s in control. Then with the limited draft capital in had, he managed it pretty darn good. Now what I didn’t like was him signing players to 1-2 year contracts only to cut them a few days later.
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
That's just stupid & doesn't make sense.

Regardless what "the plan" was, McNair stepping in & promoting Lovie makes it look like he didn't like the way Culley worked out & didn't like the way the McCown train was rolling.

We've been saying (you too) for years the McNairs need to find someone to run the football operations & get out of the way.

I hoped Nick was going to be the one. But he went way off reservation (the Texans were already off course) & Cal had to right the ship. & I'm glad he did.

It's cool you're on McNair's side this time. But where you going to be after the next Clowney/Hopkins trade?
Nobody but Culley was interested in this job anyways especially with that nonsense Watson was doing to this organization.
 

Texansballer74

The Marine
That's just stupid & doesn't make sense.

Regardless what "the plan" was, McNair stepping in & promoting Lovie makes it look like he didn't like the way Culley worked out & didn't like the way the McCown train was rolling.

We've been saying (you too) for years the McNairs need to find someone to run the football operations & get out of the way.

I hoped Nick was going to be the one. But he went way off reservation (the Texans were already off course) & Cal had to right the ship. & I'm glad he did.

It's cool you're on McNair's side this time. But where you going to be after the next Clowney/Hopkins trade?
Again that’s what the media stirred up . From what I heard McCown was not being interviewed for the HC position. I believe Nick said that in one of his interviews. The problem was they took too long to make a decision. Mainly because a few of the top candidates were defensive type coaches and they did not want to keep Lovie on staff. They also didn’t want to keep Pep either.
 


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