Local pundit/notorious flip-flopper Richard Justice opines that the Texans are probably going to have to "settle" for a fifth-round draft pick in exchange for coverboy David Carr. I've said it once, and I'll say it again: It boggles my mind that anyone with a rudimentary understanding of NFL contracts and/or the salary cap would think the Texans are going to get anything but a dead line or sustained laughter in response to any demand for Carr. This isn't a real indictment of Carr's value as much as it is an indictment of the ridiculous extension given to him by Chuckles Casserly a year ago.
Our colleagues over at Windy City Gridiron seem to be high on D.C. Allow me to humbly offer to pack his bags to Chicago if the NFC Champs are willing to offer the Texans a fifth-round draft pick in any of the next ten (10) NFL drafts. Lest anyone think I'm being unreasonable, I'd also accept a sixth-round pick in any of the next seven (7) NFL drafts. Ahhh, who am I kidding? I'd take a signed pledge from Casserly agreeing to stay out of Texas for the rest of his life.