Houston Texans Saturday Roundup: QB Talk


Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes the ball against the LSU Tigers in the first half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com wrote about how the Houston Texans are in need of a quarterback, but be cautious of the 2011 draft.

In her article with a headline, “What 2011 can teach us about drafting QBs,” she writes about how the Carolina Panthers had the top pick with Cam Newton and how it worked out for them.

For others though (like the Jacksonville Jaguars) not so much as she wrote:

"“The Jaguars were so high on (Blane) Gabbert that they considered him the best quarterback in that draft. They were wrong, and it cost them.”"

That is true and the Texans can’t afford to make the same mistake as the Jaguars did three drafts ago. I don’t believe they will.

• In another article for the Texans to draft Johnny Manziel, House of Houston, has an article saying he’s the best thing that could happen to Houston:

"“Johnny Manziel brings with him a larger than life persona and mental grit that would advance this city’s cause further than any other prospect in this 2014 NFL draft and because of this, it would be a mistake to pass on him with the number one overall pick.”"

I support Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater over Manziel, but I see why some fans want Manziel. From just a football perspective, I like Bortles and Bridgwater a lot better. I’m not against Manziel, I just like the other two quarterbacks more.

• Former Houston Texans defensive back Dunta Robinson was released by the Kansas City Chiefs, Friday, as he’s now been cut twice in less than a year. He was cut by the Atlanta Falcons in March.

In an USA Today article it says of Robinson:

"“He signed a three-year, $13.6 million contract with the Chiefs. But Robinson was a bit player for the Kansas City, and his entire guarantee ($3.95 million) was paid out in the first year.”"

Hey, at least Robinson got paid before being cut.

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