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Source: Texans Front Office This Offseason “Will Be Interesting”

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  1. rawbrah

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    Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans still have a lot of season to play on the field, but the offseason for the Texans front office could be heavy with movement.

    A source inside the Texans told SportsRadio 610 that the “feeling is things will be interesting” in the front office this offseason. Things have been interesting during the season between the Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and General Manager Rick Smith as the team spiraled to 2-5 record before their current three-game winning streak. That three-game winning streak has seen the benching of two high salary players in safety Rahim Moore and tight end Garrett Graham.

    SportsRadio 610 was told both of those players were signings that were Rick Smith’s “decisions.”
    Graham signed for $11.25 million over three years before 2014 and Moore for 3-years and $12 million before this season. Moore was a healthy scratch after the Texans were destroyed by the Dolphins 44-26 in week seven. Graham was benched after Ryan Griffin passed him on the depth chart immediately after coming off of IR designated to return in week nine.

    O’Brien has said numerous times this season that practice determines who plays and he is showing he does not care what kind of money the player is paid he is trying to get the best 53 men on the field every week for the Texans.

    There is no clear sign that Moore and Graham were benched for any other reason than poor play, but the talk of a rift between the coach and GM has had news of Owner Bob McNair having to choose between the two this offseason. If McNair chooses to replace Smith, many point to director of pro personnel Brian Gaine as the replacement. Gaine is on the list of candidates for the already vacant Detroit Lions GM job. If the Texans want to retain Gaine they would need to promote him for a second straight off-season, but the next spot up on the ladder is currently occupied by Rick Smith.



    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2015/11...nt-office-this-offseason-will-be-interesting/
     
  2. RocketFire

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    Rick Smith has been here since '05 and O'Brien for two years. I would keep whoever gets us a Top QB.
     
  3. Nimo

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    When was the last time the Chronicle got anything right about the Texans?
     
  4. conquistador#11

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    why would anyone tell sr610 anything. reminds me of those lopez sources that always turn out to be wrong.
     
  5. Mr. Clutch

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    Another OBrien leak.

    Poor signings before he arrived are not on him, but any bad signings or draft trades while he's here are on him as much as Rick.
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

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    Bill OBrien on the Moore signing:

    "We think he's going to add a lot to our secondary," O'Brien said. He went on to list eight reasons why Moore will help in the defensive backfield.

    1. "Rahim's smart."

    2. "He's competitive."

    3. "He's a good person."

    4. "He's a communicator."

    5. "He's played in a similar defensive scheme to the one that we have."


    6. "He's kind of a field general back there."

    7. "He's a rangy safety."

    8. "He's a really good practice player."


    http://m.houstontexans.com/news/art...good-fit/0462871f-572a-4fd5-88f5-f972f62dfa7e
     
  7. Nimo

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    Even if it was Smith's decision to sign him, it was O'Brien's decision to start him for seven games.
     
  8. Mr. Clutch

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    That being said, I'd be totally fine with firing Rick or moving him...
     
  9. EddieWasSnubbed

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    The thing I'm most disappointed with, out of this entire season, are these stupid "leaks" they come out after every game.
     
  10. Nimo

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    Same here.
     
  11. Mr. Clutch

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    Came with BOB.

    Remember the leaks about Clowney being lazy? Turned out he had a pretty bad knee injury
     
  12. rawbrah

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    True or not, it keeps me hopeful that we can more on past the people that cause our failutes
     
  13. vstexas09

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    please.

    let rick smith go!
     
  14. Newlin

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    Maybe he's lazy and had a pretty bad knee injury. Both could be true.
     
  15. Nimo

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    So, whose signing was Ryan Mallet?
     
  16. TheFreak

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    What do you expect him to say about an FA signing?
     
  17. TheFreak

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    You still sticking with your 'fire BOB' stance?
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    If he didn't like it, as he is essentially claiming to now through leaks, then I wouldn't have expected such high praise, no.

    Also, the idea that Rick went and signed a guy over Bobs objections is ridiculous
     
  19. Mr. Clutch

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    I don't think you can fire him now. Even though 6-5 isn't exactly great.

    But lots of changes in the FO still need to be made.

    Ultimately I think BOB will make a good offensive coordinator
     
  20. Nick

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    He doesn't need the leaks to claim he doesn't like it... I think benching the guy is enough evidence of who he feels deserves to play.
     
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