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Remember April 2009? Remember April 25, 2009? Remember April 25, 2009 on BRB? Let's take a quick stroll down memory lane after the jump, shall we?
In the days leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft, the prevailing opinion, at least around these parts, was that your Houston Texans could go in any number of directions with their first-round draft pick (No. 15 overall) without much of a revolt from the fan base. As long as the direction they went was not Brian Cushing, all would be fine. Considerable space was devoted to the myriad reasons why Cushing would be a terrible selection; I have neither the time nor the inclination to review all of it, so I'll simply link to this post by Jake (a/k/a/ "Scott II") to give you a taste of how many of us felt.
And what happened? Brian Cushing became a Texan. At the time, I, in my predictably even-keeled, understated manner, wrote as follows:
News flash: I was wrong. Horribly, terribly, unabashedly, 100% wrong. So wrong that I should not opine on anything draft-related ever again.
Well, I hate this pick more than any other pick Smithiak has ever made. I hate it with the fire of a thousand suns. I hate life.
Vent as you see fit. I'm going to be catatonic until the second round.
So...I'm going to do my best to remember last year when your Houston Texans make their first-round pick tomorrow night. I'm going to remember last year after every pick, for that matter.
Unless the Texans take Ryan Mathews. If that happens, I WILL LOSE IT. WHEN WILL YOU REALIZE I ALWAYS KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR THE TEXANS, SMITHIAK?
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