Clowney, Duke J, Tunsil, Hopkins + poor cap management...
Jan 17, 2021, 10:27 PM
All can be left at BOB's feet; the Tunsil & Hopkins trades are inexplicable-to make those trades in good faith, on behalf of the Texans-still don't buy it, as bad as a straight up swap DH for a 2nd round pick is, BOB wanted to really get ephed over?nobody in there right mind would view, an injury plagued RB (David Johnson) w/ a 10mil cap hit, as a roster addition of net value-it's 10mil salary dump & a rb who needs a walker to get around, -
You realize Clowney was walking after the season and they
Jan 18, 2021, 12:15 PM
got a free 3rd round pick for him, Duke Johnson was a good signing, he got injured, same as Randall Cobb. Tunsil has played well, they needed an elite LT and they went out and got one, I honestly don't see what the problem is with that and the poor cap management came from overpaying players, some like JJ happened well before the role was foisted onto BOB
by being better at being a GM... their player acquisitions were atrocious under BOB, he acquired very little in the way of franchise players and that's not to say that Rick Smith did a good job before him. But Smith did find pieces that begin to lay the foundation for what BOB should have been able to build on, but didn't... and I will say that he even tore down a lot of that foundation as GM...
He never wanted to be the GM in the first place, it was
Jan 16, 2021, 7:55 PM
literally foisted on him after Easterby tampered with Casserio the first time they contacted him, after Jack ran off Gaine...It was also Jack's decision to ship Hopkins after he requested a raise 2 years into a 5 year deal
but he didn't turn it down when it was offered. the fact that he accepted the position along with the pay and the perks made him responsible for the results.
If he didn't want it, he should have heeded Nancy Reagan's advice, "Just say No"... Nuk has spoken freely about the frosty relationship he had with BOB, which may be a reflection of Cal McNair and Jack Easterby's way of running the team, but as GM, BOB should have found a way to make it work his way if he didn't agree with what was coming down from the top...
Cal and Jack deserve as much blame as anyone, but BOB deserves as much as they do as well...
He is team president. He has nothing to do with player personnel and the coaching staff. That is the job of the GM. The team president at most NFL organizations handles facilities, marketing, ticketing, basically anything and everything not player or .coach related.
Re: You want the full scoop on Deshaun in Houston? Here it is
Jan 18, 2021, 1:18 PM
If I'm the Browns I trade Baker Mayfield + draft picks + players for DW4. Whatever it takes to pry him from that miserable franchise in Houston. CLE would win the Superbowl with Deshaun leading them, no chance with Baker.