Last year, Texans G.M. Rick Smith boasted of his emotional detachment when it came to parting ways with veteran players. Now, some folks in Houston could be feeling emotional about the decision to detach receiver Jacoby Jones from the roster.
Lost in the likely consternation that Jones became in Baltimore the kind of key postseason contributor the Texans could have used is that, on the list of bold moves Smith made last year, Jones fell more into the no-brainer category. Once they assessed their roster after free agency and the draft, the Texans had no qualms about cutting Jones — and the fans had no complaints.
They’ll be complaining now that Jones has capped an All-Pro season with a record performance in the Super Bowl, and they’ll likely be scrutinizing more carefully Smith’s upcoming decisions to determine who stays and who goes.