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Pastor Dillon

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone on this team take anything the coach says serious? There is no accountability when the QB can play as terrible as possible and is in no danger of losing his job. How can the coach get onto anyone?

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Apollo Stallion

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So happy to see that lil Ricky and O'Brien are committed to restoring accountability for poor play, are willing to admit when mistakes have been made, and don't concern themselves with fallout from fans or press. No more falling down on the job 'round here.


Texans waived CB Charles James.
James fell down on Jordy Nelson's touchdown catch in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, and this was the fallout. With that said, James hadn't played well all year and wasn't getting much defensive run to begin with. The Texans replaced James on the 53 with Al-Hajj Shabazz, who was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, I am so grateful for the continuing contributions of the following free agent signings and the spot they represent in 2016 salary cap rank order, as they are at testament to his unquestioned ability to focus finite resources where they will yield maximum benefit:

1. Brock Osweiler
6. Jeff Allen
11. Chris Clark
12. Akeem Dent
13. Tony Bergstrom
15. Shane Lechler
16. Branden Weeden

Likewise, I am grateful that our GM appreciates the value of maximizing the equity we have in our own draft picks by retaining their services at a price that fairly represents their continued development while taking into consideration risk factors such as prior injuries and steroid use.

2. Duane Brown
3. Brian Cushing
4. Kareem Jackson

Thank goodness, we are not one of those teams needlessly accruing dead space on our cap, because we want $7.3 million that could be spent acquiring quality players, not players sitting on their couches.

1. Arian Foster
2. Rahim Moore
3. Garrett Graham
4. Cecil Shorts
5. Louis Nix
6. Brandon Dunn

Fortunately, we have a GM that respects that the 7 draft picks we receive annually are the most finite resource we possess. He clearly understands that picks outside the first round represent the greatest opportunity for cost efficiency and certainty with 4 years required service at salaries representing less than 1% of our salary cap.

Where would we be without the contributions of the following this year:
Nick Martin
Braxton Miller
Tyler Ervin
KJ Dillon
DJ Reader

While sometimes it's tough to assess draft ROI in the first year, thank goodness for the foundational elements and occasional superstar value in the other 3 draft classes operating under rookie contracts making the decision on which one to resign to lucrative 2nd contracts so difficult:

Jaelen Strong
Keith Mumphrey
Christian Covington
Sua Filo
CJ Fiedorowicz
Tom Savage
Alfred Blue
Jay Prosch
Andre Hal
Ryan Griffin

Thank goodness we have ownership that takes the long view and doesn't consider the rare circumstance of having to cut a player operating under an exceedingly team friendly rookie deal to be an indictment of the abilities of the guy tasked with identifying and securing talent. They understand that the draft is an inexact science, so missing on a few is to be expected and it's not like we've cut more players that we've drafted in rounds 2-7 in this 4 year cycle or anything.

Reshard Cliett
Kenny Hilliard
Louis Nix
Jeoffery Pagan
Drew Howell
Lonnie Ballentine
DJ Swearinger
Brennan Williams
Sam Montgomery
Travardo Williams
Dan Quessenberry
Alan Bonner
Chris Jones

Well, even if we've experienced some bad luck in the draft in this cycle due to injury, illness, or character issues, at least we have 6 other draft classes to fall back on providing a roster filled with all those developmental pieces resigned to 2nd contracts. I mean it wouldn't be fair to judge him without considering the impact of 41 players we drafted in that period still contributing today:

Derek Newton

It's not as if you could build a roster with the 53 draft picks Rick Smith has drafted in rounds 2-7 his 10 draft classes that ARE NOT on our team.

I for one am so happy that we have Rick Smith focused on what he does best, everlasting churning of the bottom of the roster defensive backs, because that is how you build a champion. Thank goodness our owner recognizes a champion team builder when we have one and keeps locking him up to long term deals prior to seasons where his brilliance is on full display. I mean can you imagine if the Rams hadn't locked in Jeff Fisher before the season? It takes truly evolved owners like McNair & Kroenke to ignore traditional measures of Coach & GM success like wins/losses, playoff runs, and championships and simply embrace the inelastic demand of their product. I mean if you can't trust two billionaires who derived most of their wealth from Enron and Wal Mart to place the delivery a quality product and being a responsible corporate citizen over brazen exploitation of markets and labor for personal profit, who can you trust?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the David Spade Award for Most Sarcastic Post of the Year goes to....

Apollo Stallion wrote:
Couldn't we have Gallery Furniture "Saves You Money" day vs. Buffalo where everyone is given a stack of cash to throw as Mario exists the tunnel?

Yes please!
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Pastor Dillon

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopkins having his worst year as a texan.

that means Brock has been able to actually be worse than:

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Case Kennum
Ryan Mallett
Bryan Hoyer
TJ Yates
Branden Weeden

Thats not an easy thing to do.

on a bright note, if Hopkins can get 83 yards per game the rest of the season he can still break the 1,000 yard mark.

in theory he should be able to do it considering our 4 remaining teams pass D rank

Colts - 28th
Jags - 2nd
Bengals - 16th
Titans - 26th

^S/o to El Ramster for the amazing sig
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