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Trent Williams Watch

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by zeeshan2, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Trader_Jorge

    Trader_Jorge King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking
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    Well, actually Jason Peters is 37-38 years old and coming off a major injury... which is why Philadelphia addressed their LT needs in the draft and leapfrogged us to do so. On the other hand, we reach for an LT with literally the pick after Andre Dillard went to the Eagles and within weeks we determine that we need to trade for an OL. We may very desperately need to trade for an OL now, and if so, do it. But we were complete fools to reach for Tytus Howard in the first round when we did. Completely botched it. The front office wilted to public pressure.
     
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    And, while its early, Dillard is looking like a solid pick.

    I mean Howard is doing better than Kaleb McGary (31st pick) who just underwent some kind of cardiac procedure.

    Jawaan Taylor went 35th with expectations of starting at RT... but doesn't quite seem like he's there yet based on a quick google.

    Now Cody Ford, who I think many on this board would have been happy with a trade down to pick up, seemed to play very well in his preseason debut and in practices.

    In short... you were spot on... Texans were trying to get someone who might maybe be able to actually play LT in an upside scenario after completely missing out on Dillard.

    While in all honestly I'm not completely opposed to the strategy, I am opposed to it in hindsight - which is nice for me to have, but I'm not an NFL executive making bank and spending basically all of my days trying to figure this stuff out. In other words, the strategy is fine, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
     
  4. jev5555

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    Dammit. Should have paid the asking price to move up. What could have been.
     
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  5. No Worries

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    And the GM got fired.
     
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    Yeah.... Thats why he got fired. :confused:
     
  7. DatRocketFan

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    Knowing this franchise, watch Watson get wasted or get knocked out for a season, then the urgency for a good oline will suddenly appear.
     
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    The urgency has always been there. We're just dealing with a bunch of goofs who have zero idea on how to address it.
     
  9. raining threes

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    This is the problem and relying on Devlin to work these guys out and make reccomendations is a mistake. IMHO
     
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    Quoted for truth

    But Watson getting a torn ACL wasn't enough to make them spend the $$$$ and draft capital to find a competent LT.
     
  11. raining threes

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    They dont want to spend the draft capital/Money to improve the OL.
     
  12. gucci888

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    You know Watson tore his ACL on a non-contact drill right? But agree on the lack of resources spent there.
     
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    BoB has now spent a 1st, two 2nd rounders, two 3rd rounders, a 4th, and a 6th on the OL since he’s gotten here. Honestly think it’s a combo of bad evaluation and even worst coaching/development. Both fall on BoB though.
     
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    Over a span of five years. At this point how many more chances does this man get to rebuild an oline?
     
  15. gucci888

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    Yup not to mention failed signings in Jeff Allen and Tony Bergstrom. There’s a lot of talk about Kelemete and Kalil not even making the team.
     
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    From what we've seen, Rankin is on the bubble too.
     
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    add the 'NE system' to those 2 or does that go under development? I think it really hinders the o-line, too much thinking that when the play is called they miss assignments. It's bad to get beat by being overpowered but even worse when you were never in position to get in front of a double stunt.
     
  18. Hey Now!

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    Man, I wish this knee-jerk, They Don't Care! narrative would die a grisly death. You can criticize a lot about their efforts (scouting, development/coaching. scheme) but they are making an effort. In addition to the draft picks, they've dumped free agent money into the line, as well - quite a bit of it.

    Bad results can't trigger a retroactive reevaluation of their efforts.
     
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  19. gucci888

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    Interesting thought because the OL wasn't much of an issue during that 6 game stretch in 2017, even with Davenport starting at LT. Then it seems like BoB tweaks everything for the 2018 season and it goes right back to $hit.
     
  20. DatRocketFan

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    Ummm yeah u can fire incompetence. Five years is plenty of time for one to rebuild an oline. Giving second chances for a mistake is fine but five years is wayyyy tooo long.
     
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