Biggest Mistake: Cutting Eric Winston
Simply put, the Texans are just a lot worse now than they were a month ago. They release the best right tackle in football simply because he could not pass a physical due to an ankle injury that would be perfectly fine in a few weeks time. They traded their defensive leader in DeMeco Ryans. Underrated guard Mike Briesel left for Oakland.
Of course, Mario Williams choose to continue his career in Buffalo.
The thing is, the Texans were so reliant on their dominant offensive line last season that breaking it up would mean the team may have to take on a different philosophy this season.
The Texans went into this offseason knowing they would lose some players, but to me, cutting Eric Winston was a massive error on their part, even if it did give them a bit more cap room. Right tackles are not easy to find these days, and the Texans had the best one in football.
Even if they were not comfortable with his health, wouldn't they at least try to find a team that was interested and trade him for a few draft picks?