Originally written February 21, 2013 on State of the Texans:
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#Texans GM Rick Smith & head coach Gary Kubiak at the podium #NFLCombine twitter.com/NickScurfield/… — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Smith called the Combine a “critical piece to the evaluation process.” Important to see best of best in a competitive environment #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 #Texans GM Rick Smith: “We’re going to hopefully draft an impact player in the 1st round. That’s always the goal.” #NFLCombine — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “He’s very capable of being a stack player, playing inside in a 3-4. That could happen.” Kubiak on Brooks Reed #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith: Re-signing Connor Barwin is a high priority. “I talk all the time about our core players, & Connor certainly is a part of that.” — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith on Whitney Mercilus: “I am excited about his future. That jump from year 1 to year 2 has to be exponential.” #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “I think it continues to be a big focus for us as an organization…important that we continue to strengthen our team (there)” Kubiak on WRs — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Kubiak said he’s always looking at QBs, but he thinks a lot of TJ Yates & Case Keenum & their ability to push Matt Schaub #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “It continues to be a big focus for us. … I do have a young guy in Lestar Jean that I think a lot of,” Kubiak on WRs. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith doesn’t rule out franchising safety Glover Quin. Says they want to keep all their options open as long as possible. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 “he adds explosiveness, he adds pass rush. … That jump from year one to year two has to be exponential,” rick smith on Mercilus. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 #Texans coach Gary Kubiak says an additional WR to go with Andre Johnson is a focus for this offseason. — Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) February 21, 2013 #Texans coach Gary Kubiak: “We’ve got a young football team. We’ve got a lot of young guys that now have experienced 4 playoff games.” — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Kubiak says #Texans would like to have free agent FB/TE James Casey back. — Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) February 21, 2013 Smith called the Combine a “critical piece to the evaluation process.” Important to see best of best in a competitive environment #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013
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