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[Official] Texans Off-season 2020

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Castor27, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. conquistador#11

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    That's not going to happen but that's who I blamed yesterday.
     
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    Pass rush
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    Leonard Floyd getting released from bears.
     
  7. J.R.

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    https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-free-agency-live-deal-grader

    ARIZONA CARDINALS TRADE RB DAVID JOHNSON, A 2020 SECOND-ROUND PICK AND A 2021 FOURTH-ROUND PICK TO THE HOUSTON TEXANS FOR WR DEANDRE HOPKINS AND A 2020 FOURTH-ROUND PICK
    Texans: Poor
    Cardinals: Elite

    The most difficult question when it comes to evaluating this trade is where to begin. On the surface, this is one of the most one-sided trades that I can remember. The Cardinals receive an unquestioned top-5 wide receiver in the NFL and the league’s second most valuable wide receiver over the past five seasons. If you were starting an NFL franchise Hopkins wouldn’t be far down the list on the players that you would take outside of the quarterback position. Additionally, the Cardinals got off Johnson’s bloated contract that carries cap hits of over $11 million in 2020 and $9 million in 2021, per Over the Cap.

    So, the Texans must have been getting a massive haul of picks, right? As it turns out, the only thing that the Texans got, ignoring the fourth-round pick swap, is a second-round selection. This is a team that just traded multiple first-round selections for the less valuable Laremy Tunsil. We’ve seen receivers like Odell Beckham Jr. and Stefon Diggs — both of whom aren’t quite on the same level as Hopkins — draw much better packages recently. Texans’ fans, I’m sorry, but this makes no sense whatsoever on the part of Houston. On the flip side, there can’t be anyone happier than Steve Keim, Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray in Arizona.

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    TEXANS SIGN CB BRADLEY ROBY TO A THREE-YEAR, $36 MILLION DEAL
    At various points in his career, we have seen high-level play in coverage from Roby. In 2015, Roby earned a 75.0 overall grade in 784 defensive snaps, and he finished the 2017 campaign with a grade of 78.3 on 674 snaps. The problem is that he has followed those campaigns up with two shaky seasons in 2018 (59.9 grade) and 2019 (63.9 grade). Regarding this contract, the move makes sense for the Texans as a team that is in desperate need of competent play in the secondary. There is some risk that Roby never recovers that form from earlier in his career, but from a financial perspective, the Texans aren’t tied to too much guaranteed money.

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    TEXANS SIGN S/CB ERIC MURRAY TO A THREE-YEAR, $20.25 MILLION DEAL
    Bill O’Brien and the Houston Texans continue to make head-scratching moves, the latest of which was this Murray deal. After playing primarily safety through the first three seasons of his career, Murray made the switch to slot cornerback for the Browns in 2019, playing 272 of his 360 defensive snaps there. He managed just a 60.9 coverage grade on the season in that role, following a 66.9 coverage grade in 2018 and a 46.7 mark the year prior in 2017. Coverage is the biggest need on this Texans’ team, but throwing nearly $7 million a year at players like Murray doesn’t seem all that likely to fix their issues.

    TEXANS SIGN WR RANDALL COBB TO A THREE-YEAR, $27 MILLION DEAL, $18.75 MILLION GUARANTEED
    The Texans traded away the second most valuable wide receiver in the entire league over the past five seasons (Deandre Hopkins), but they mitigated that loss with the addition of … Randall Cobb? Cobb had a decent 2019 season with the Cowboys, posting his best overall grade since 2016 and giving his career a jolt following several down seasons at the end of his stint with the Green Bay Packers. His 716 receiving yards from the slot ranked sixth among all players in the NFL, but he still ended the year ranked just 55th at the position in wins above replacement. The projected deal for Cobb via Over the Cap was three years, $20 million with $10 million guaranteed, indicating that the Texans overshot the mark a bit here.
     
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  8. Sooty

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    Straight up is this real life?
     
  9. Phillyrocket

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    Remember when we laugh at GMs like Isiah Thomas or Matt Millen? Well now he’s leading our team.
     
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    Gm is worst than coach.

    It's over. This guy doesn't understand value at all and waste money on bunch of muddling and gives away top talent for worst talent.

    What's his record with draft?

    Don't hold your breath, they will draft a WR and he will take years to be anything average.....
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

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    Whoa now...let's not let his complete ineptitude as a GM overshadow his total incompetence as a HC.
     
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    #732 zeeshan2, Mar 17, 2020
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  13. DatRocketFan

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    Cant even tank bc no picks.
    Cant contest for superbowl, since BoB is coaching and breaking/selling our players for lopsided trade.

    Like we can probably get a division title and a playoff participation ribbons but that it.

    Nowhere to go but down cause we arent getting any better with GM BoB building the team.
     
  14. thejav

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    And now we lose dj reader. This team is ****ed.
     
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    #735 J.R., Mar 17, 2020
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    It'd be one thing to not want to pay DJ Reader top nose-tackle in the league money if you had an otherwise competent GM and plan.

    They have neither of those things, so loss will hurt.

    Right now their offense and defense looks worse to me.

    Silver lining Texans fans, if BillyO the GM made EVERY right move as a GM that he could, the team would finish between 9-7 and 11-5 and lose in the second round of the playoffs, and the train would go on.
     
  18. houstonstime

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    I thought I wrote somewhere, but can't find it... That BOB, at the very least, was gonna go ham to win it all as HC/GM. He was going to spend all his draft picks and money to go all in. It's what he started last year somewhat, and while those were bad trades, they filled holes. What he is doing now is unexplainable, its insanity, its destructive, how is no one stopping him? Literally EVERYONE is ripping him apart, how can this continue? How can we be so far backwards from where we were with even MORE holes? Im so depressed.
     
  19. Ariza4MVP

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    Who needs Reader when you can pay our kicker, center, new safety, and new wr top dollar deals for mediocre or below average talent.
     
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  20. DVauthrin

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    The answer to your depression to simply stop supporting and following the team. If they want to
    employ a narcissistic, egomaniacal head coach and let him dabble as their general manager in his spare time to the team’s detriment, that’s on them. It certainly doesn’t need to drag you down.

    I’m a native Houstonian that grew up going to Oilers games in the Astrodome and was crushed when they left. The Texans have done nothing in their existence to earn the unconditional love I had for the Oilers as a child. They are run by a risk-averse family that gives its coaches far too much leeway and is content with being bad or mediocre as long as the bottom line isn’t affected. Until the McNair’s wake up and care about putting a Super Bowl caliber organization in place, nothing will change.

    An owner with a backbone fires Bill O’Brien during the middle of last season for unprofessional conduct after engaging in a war of curse words with a fan during the Denver game.
     
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