Originally Posted by redsmetz
This is what gives me so much hope with this new administration. I don't recall in the past this type of signing just before the draft (although I'm open to correction there - I'm sure it's happened). These are two good signings and, IMO, are almost like getting extra draft picks this year (I know, that's a poor analogy).
The budget was already drawn up, I doubt management had much to do with it. Dan O'brien era Houston were known for their D/F's, I figure since they had "leftover" business from 2004, more money was put into place to deal with it. 2004 drafting and scouting year had some leftover lags from the pre-GAB era, cutting down money available for D/F's and the draft likewise, wasn't IMO up to par with 2005(which I rate as a average draft, thus draw your own conclusion's on 2004, Bailey or nothing it is).