Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/23/14
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If the Texans select a quarterback with the top overall pick in May's draft, they may opt to have him hold a clipboard for his rookie campaign. And Teddy Bridgewater/Johnny Manziel/Blake Bortles would have David Carr to thank for that. “I think the main thing I look back on is that we should have had a veteran quarterback in there,” Texans owner Bob McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We should have let him start the season and let David learn what it takes to be an NFL quarterback.” In 2002, the brand new Texans franchise used its first ever draft pick on Carr. But, as most know, the team mismanaged the situation, incomprehensibly allowing Carr to take a beating so severe (an NFL-record 76 sacks) that it forever stunted his development. McNair hasn't forgotten. “We weren’t able to give Carr the kind of protection we thought he should have,” he said. “I don’t put a lot of blame on him.” The Texans were once considered a lock to take a signal-caller, giving new coach...
PLAYERS: Bob Mcnair
TEAMS: Houston Texans
2 Comments:
  • As is the case with most NFL owners, McNair is clueless as to how to develop and manage an NFL team and personnel interactions. Making money is the bottom line and only real consideration.
  • I now think that the Texans would do better by not selecting a QB. They want a person to help on defense to get to the QB. They already know about the QB up for the draft and are thinking more along a defense person. Trade the #1 pick to someone that wants to draft a QB or someone that will pay for that pick. Dallas would love to have the pick. Do what you can.
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