And the guys at the NFL network said that they reached a deal w/Mario Williams. If I had to choose between the project who took plays off and wasn't dominant but looked great at the Senior Bowl, or a player that at the very worst is likely going to be a faster Tiki Barber, I know which player I want. Just a hint- it's not who the Texans picked.
Apparently, I missed all his good plays last season, and all of my friends missed them as well. We all saw someone who was erratic. If the Texans weren't sold on Bush, they should trade down. Instead, they've screwed up royally.
None of this is to suggest that Super Mario will turn into Blooper Mario. Comparisons of Williams to Reggie White, Julius Peppers and Richard Seymour may be hyperbole, but the former North Carolina State star figures to be a terrific player. In time. Certainly he isn't a dominating defender yet, not when he had sacks in just 16 of his 36 appearances for the Wolfpack.
Ten of his 14Ã‚Â½ sacks in 2005 came in just three games and against lesser opponents. Half of his six sacks in 2004 came in one outing, although, granted, the opponent was Florida State. But you ask yourself: What was this guy doing the rest of the time? Maybe the Texans, who haven't had many answers for anything else in their first four seasons, actually have one for that query.
When you are as a team as bad as the Texans have been, you need to make solid football decisions, and eschewing a playmaker such as Bush, who will have an immediate impact on the league, in favor of a guy still in his gestation period is a dubious call at best. And make no mistake, this was a football decision.
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