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Texans could be going for Garoppolo

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On Thursday, the Texans weren’t able to find a trade partner for the right to select Jadeveon Clowney, so the Texans took him.

On Friday, if the Texans once again can’t get a deal done, they are likely to pick a quarterback.  The current buzz in league circles centers on Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

If it happens, both Texans NFL teams will have former Eastern Illinois quarterbacks at the top of their respective depth charts.  Garropolo, who came to the draft at the NFL’s invitation, would compete with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job in Houston.

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26 Responses to “Texans could be going for Garoppolo”
  1. aaronfraudgers says: May 9, 2014 3:03 PM

    Garoppolo comes from a 1-read, pitch and catch offense at Eastern Illinois. He also has demonstrated a lack of poise when facing pressure. I don’t understand the love.

  2. thetwilightsown says: May 9, 2014 3:05 PM

    One day, when Garoppollo Locco is long out of the league and Derek Carr is at least still playing, someone in the Houston FO will get fired, and during that conversation words like “jinx” and “unlucky” will be used to explain why they didn’t take a clearly better player when they had the chance. smh.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: May 9, 2014 3:07 PM

    “Going For Garoppolo”. Viewers attended with high expectations, but left the theatre feeling let down.

  4. surfinbird1 says: May 9, 2014 3:12 PM

    Graspin at straws.

  5. dioxinblues says: May 9, 2014 3:24 PM

    They shoulda traded to get Bradford.

  6. deltaoracle says: May 9, 2014 3:28 PM

    There are two Texans teams? They should forget about the one that played last year.

  7. sochanutz says: May 9, 2014 3:32 PM

    Smoke screen. I’d like to see them go dline. they could build a really nasty front 7.

  8. thatstinks says: May 9, 2014 3:35 PM

    I sense a qb run early in the second & I think it would be silly for Houston to Derek Carr for obvious reasons .

  9. playedthegame32 says: May 9, 2014 3:36 PM

    The unfortunate part is that the Texans don’t have the “balls” to go after the next best QB because of who his brother is. It shouldn’t matter that they drafted his brother. I believe that situation would work out favorably for the Texans. Carr would be inclined to re-define the Carr name for that franchise. Rick Smith will probably be looking for work elsewhere soon.

  10. sopadegato says: May 9, 2014 3:45 PM

    Rick Smith will never get fired, because he’s close to the McNair family. He can keep screwing up, and his job is secure.

  11. thatstinks says: May 9, 2014 4:07 PM

    Good grief . Yes if you think Derek Carr a little better than another qb prospect draft him . And continually simply say everyday , over and over , repeatedly , Derek Carr is much better than his brother . We would never draft another David Carr Noooooo this is his much more talented brother . We drafted Derek not his loser brother . I’m sure Derek will love answering those questions even more ; ) I’m sure David Carr will say the same things about his brother not being the incompetent rube he is when he comes to town to watch him play .

  12. htowntexan says: May 9, 2014 4:10 PM

    Agreed on Smith never getting fired. McNair is the heart of the problem b/c he’s too timid. Smith has a track record of busted picks (JJ was Wade’s pick) and sucks all around. Typical Houston franchise though.

  13. texanfan62 says: May 9, 2014 4:13 PM

    Not going to be a QB, till round 3. The pick is either going to be Louis Nix, Stephen Tuitt or Marquis Lee, more likely Nix or Tuitt. Also could trade back. Will go after Mettenberger, Aaron Murray or AJ McCarron in round 3, if available.

  14. texanfan62 says: May 9, 2014 4:14 PM

    Also maybe Tom Savage or the kid at San Jose State. Texans need to replace Antonio Smith. Tuitt maybe the pick or Kony Ealy.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: May 9, 2014 4:26 PM

    Tuitt fits really well as 3-4 DE and Nix to me is a beast in the middle. I’d much rather see them go DL here and get a QB in the 3rd.

    Mettenberger, Murray, and McCarron should all be available in the 3rd.

  16. leatherface2012 says: May 9, 2014 4:36 PM


  17. TheDPR says: May 9, 2014 4:42 PM

    I think Tom Savage has real pro potential with the right team and coach.

  18. kinggator says: May 9, 2014 4:42 PM

    He was awesome in “Reality Bites”, not sure how good of an NFL qb he’ll be….

  19. chargrz says: May 9, 2014 4:55 PM

    Maybe they will select a QB next year at the top of the draft again.

  20. rickywatts80 says: May 9, 2014 4:58 PM


  21. fatherbob says: May 9, 2014 5:15 PM

    1) obviously these morons have never watched Garoppolo play a game.

    2) if these morons knew anything, they’d be working as scouts.

    3) reading about a player and making a judgement is moronic.

  22. Lord Oswald Bupkis III says: May 9, 2014 5:29 PM

    Looks like they’ll be picking #1 again next year.

  23. alonestartexan says: May 9, 2014 5:47 PM

    David Carr was a good QB, he just got pounded to death behind a poor O-Line, no running game, and only one WR that was worth a damn.

  24. mcjones2000 says: May 9, 2014 5:56 PM

    Relax about the QB because the next pick is Louis Nix

  25. aldavis4president says: May 9, 2014 5:59 PM

    They’re going to go defense. Fitzpatrick and a 3rd round qb will duke it out for the starting spot. Clowney,watt, Cushing, + tuitt nix or ealy would be a young dominant group for years

  26. txmade06 says: May 9, 2014 6:37 PM

    The Texans need a lot more depth on the defensive side of the ball! At this point I’d rather see them trade to get more picks. Maybe draft Murray in the 4th round.

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