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    Texans may be good in their first year (or good for an expansion team)

    Damn, did anyone see the players some teams left unprotected? Two of the best tackles in the league (Boselli and Roaf), two good WR (Alexander and McCardell), an ok QB (Blake), the best KR in the league (Jermaine Lewis) and some other pretty good players were left unprotected. The Texans might not be the worst team in the league if they take these guys, and some of the better guys available as well.
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    Re: Texans may be good in their first year (or good for an expansion team)

    Originally posted by iceblizzard69
    Damn, did anyone see the players some teams left unprotected? Two of the best tackles in the league (Boselli and Roaf), two good WR (Alexander and McCardell), an ok QB (Blake), the best KR in the league (Jermaine Lewis) and some other pretty good players were left unprotected. The Texans might not be the worst team in the league if they take these guys, and some of the better guys available as well.

    Why did the Jags leave Boselli unprotected?
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    That could be the only reasonable explaination.
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    Boselli has been injured a lot the last two years, and his cap number is huge. He will be selected, the Texans have already said that. It also appears that since they will be taking Boselli, that they will go QB with the first pick in the draft, and that means that Carolina will go DT with the number two pick.

    That leaves everyone's favorite tackle available at the number three spot.
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    Re: Texans may be good in their first year (or good for an expansion team)

    AFAIK they are still required to be under the cap, so they can only take a few of the big contract players that are being unloaded on them and still field a 53 man team. Typically a team made up of lots of high-priced veterans just signed as FA will suck, but since they are an expansion team they may be any worse that a regular bad team like the Bills.
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    I was going to make this post also, I was thinking the same thing iceblizzard is thinking. If they can get a few of these big names and fix their contracts up a bit and spend their money smartly, because they still need money to sign the college kids they draft. I look for Houston to make a impact on the league, if not in the first year they will in at least 3 years.
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    Originally posted by eckerdguy
    and fix their contracts up a bit and spend their money smartly
    that's a if
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    Originally posted by eckerdguy
    I was going to make this post also, I was thinking the same thing iceblizzard is thinking. If they can get a few of these big names and fix their contracts up a bit and spend their money smartly, because they still need money to sign the college kids they draft. I look for Houston to make a impact on the league, if not in the first year they will in at least 3 years.
    They have 72 million to spend, they can have whoever they want.
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    Expansion teams get TOO much!! That was very evident with the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars! The both made it to the their Conference championships in their 2nd year! Look at Cleveland, they are pretty competative already! Now seeing what is available to the TEXANs ticks me off! What happened to the old days when expansion teams went through growing pains??Build your expansion team slowly through the COLLEGE draft process. Back in the days of the Phins,Falcons, Bucs and Seahawks, the expansion players they got were guys that barely made the club!Nowadays,they are getting PRO-BOWL IMPACT players and they are vying for the Super Bowl in one or two years! I just don't think it's fair!:yell:
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    here's another article on this: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/...expansion.html

    Phinmaster1354 - this is just the reality of the cap and football in 2002.

    Houston can do some interesting things if they draft and trade some of these guys....
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