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J_R
05-24-2010, 12:43 AM
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It doesn't look like a trade is going to materialize for Lynch.

Per the report, the Seattle Seahawks and the Houston Texans were unwilling to raise their offers higher than a third-round pick.

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http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Marshawn-Lynch-Ive-never-been-a-quitter.html


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After requesting a trade in April, Lynch thought he might be moved during the NFL draft. According to a league source, the Seattle Seahawks (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/sea/;_ylt=AjxxUWwd2sXMioYWkIC8gayr0op4) and Houston Texans (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/hou/;_ylt=At0hsldH9TZucMFbpGoufZar0op4) made overtures but didn’t offer more than a third-round pick, and Buffalo wouldn’t bite.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-lynchfuture052310%C2%A0

stingray
05-24-2010, 12:46 AM
I'm freaking glad they didn't offer more than a third. The dude isn't worth more than that.

Ryan
05-24-2010, 02:51 AM
I thought he was only worth about a 4th or 5th to me.

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 08:13 AM
Son-uv-a... Why go after that *****..?

El Tejano
05-24-2010, 08:33 AM
Glad to see we looked around, glad to hear we didn't act desperate.

steelbtexan
05-24-2010, 08:39 AM
Love it they tried to pick up an everydown RB on the cheap. Bills asked too much and the value wasn't worth the trouble.

Looks like the Texans might be willing to put the goody 2 shoes routine aside and start trying to improve their team any way they can. Just like the rest of the NFL.

IDEXAN
05-24-2010, 09:34 AM
It's kinda surprising to me that they did attempt to get Lynch, if the report is true ? But I'm still disappointed they didn't make a run at Thomas Jones ?
OK I know they had a bad experience with another vet back, Ahman Green, but they could have got this guy without expending a single Draft pick and he seems a perfect compliment to younger backs Arian Foster and Slaton ? And 1400 yards rushing just last year, he's most likely got some tread left on the tires ?

JB
05-24-2010, 09:42 AM
It's kinda surprising to me that they did attempt to get Lynch, if the report is true ? But I'm still disappointed they didn't make a run at Thomas Jones ?
OK I know they had a bad experience with another vet back, Ahman Green, but they could have got this guy without expending a single Draft pick and he seems a perfect compliment to younger backs Arian Foster and Slaton ? And 1400 yards rushing just last year, he's most likely got some tread left on the tires ?

How do you know the didn't contact Jones?

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 09:48 AM
It's kinda surprising to me that they did attempt to get Lynch, if the report is true ? But I'm still disappointed they didn't make a run at Thomas Jones ?
OK I know they had a bad experience with another vet back, Ahman Green, but they could have got this guy without expending a single Draft pick and he seems a perfect compliment to younger backs Arian Foster and Slaton ? And 1400 yards rushing just last year, he's most likely got some tread left on the tires ?

It is all about Green. That hit em in the face and they arent gonna risk it again.

IDEXAN
05-24-2010, 10:33 AM
It is all about Green. That hit em in the face and they arent gonna risk it again.

What's to risk, a few million bucks ? That's chump change to McNair. On the
other hand, using our 2nd round pick for a back in the Draft as they did this year is a major investment of a very valuable asset/resource. Just think of the possibilities that were out there for that second rounder pick ? But I am thankful they didn't use their first round pick on a back.

IDEXAN
05-24-2010, 10:35 AM
How do you know the didn't contact Jones?
Well I don't, but I never heard any reports that they'd made a run at him ? Did
you ?

BullNation4Life
05-24-2010, 10:37 AM
Well I don't, but I never heard any reports that they'd made a run at him ? Did
you ?

nor did you hear any other teams that TJ visited, at least I didn't. I heard and read he went to KC and left with a contract...

He may not have given any other teams the chance to visit with him, kinda like Fanaca did.

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 11:28 AM
What's to risk, a few million bucks ? That's chump change to McNair. On the
other hand, using our 2nd round pick for a back in the Draft as they did this year is a major investment of a very valuable asset/resource. Just think of the possibilities that were out there for that second rounder pick ? But I am thankful they didn't use their first round pick on a back.

Except the odds of a 30 something back being successful are not in their favors.

Ole Miss Texan
05-24-2010, 01:12 PM
Love it they tried to pick up an everydown RB on the cheap. Bills asked too much and the value wasn't worth the trouble.

Looks like the Texans might be willing to put the goody 2 shoes routine aside and start trying to improve their team any way they can. Just like the rest of the NFL.

My feeling exactly. I really didn't want Lynch but it is good to hear that (1) we were seriously interested in addressing the RB position in the offseason prior to the draft and (2) that it wasn't just for a good 2 shoes... the FO was willing to give a little on that to get someone they thought would really help the team.

At the end of the day, I'd rather spend a 2nd round pick on a guy like Ben Tate who is so excited to be awarded this opportunity than trade a 3rd round pick for Marshawn Lynch.

Dutchrudder
05-24-2010, 01:38 PM
Sounds like the Bills are trying to create a ficticious bidding war for him. By saying they would not offer more than a third round pick doesn't mean they actually offered a pick that high. The Texans might have offered Antwan Mulden for him, who was a 3rd round pick.

Second Honeymoon
05-24-2010, 01:50 PM
I wouldnt give more than a fourth rounder
guy has showed that he has no class and is just bad guy

has first round talent but has an undrafted brain

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 01:54 PM
I wouldnt give more than a fourth rounder
guy has showed that he has no class and is just bad guy

has first round talent but has an undrafted brain

Agreed. Such a shame a guy is so stupid he can't pull his head out of his ass and just play ball.

mexican_texan
05-24-2010, 01:59 PM
Agreed. Such a shame a guy is so stupid he can't pull his head out of his ass and just play ball.
Ever wonder why we go after guys with good character?

Giant Tiger
05-24-2010, 02:14 PM
I thought he was only worth about a 4th or 5th to me.

Agreed

nero THE zero
05-24-2010, 02:16 PM
It's kinda surprising to me that they did attempt to get Lynch, if the report is true ? But I'm still disappointed they didn't make a run at Thomas Jones ?
OK I know they had a bad experience with another vet back, Ahman Green, but they could have got this guy without expending a single Draft pick and he seems a perfect compliment to younger backs Arian Foster and Slaton ? And 1400 yards rushing just last year, he's most likely got some tread left on the tires ?

Jones is 32 and Lynch is 24.

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 02:31 PM
Ever wonder why we go after guys with good character?

I know why we do, and LOVE it. Teams that win seldom have huge character flaws. Bengals are a prime example. They are good till the going gets tough, then their lack of character shows when you punch them in the mouth. They wilt.

GuerillaBlack
05-24-2010, 02:33 PM
I know why we do, and LOVE it. Teams that win seldom have huge character flaws. Bengals are a prime example. They are good till the going gets tough, then their lack of character shows when you punch them in the mouth. They wilt.

Just like when teams punched the Texans in the mouth, they say "good hit man", and don't fight back. Sometimes, you need those "character" guys.

badboy
05-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Probably never know all that goes on behind the scenes but it does get frustrating when they do not seem to do anything, especially if it is something I want them to do. If there was negotiations, I am glad it ended as it did.

Ole Miss Texan
05-24-2010, 02:59 PM
That game against Tennessee was awesome last year. Even AJ was getting pissed at Finnegan's punka**. That September 09 game showed me our guys have some fire to them.

Texecutioner
05-24-2010, 03:02 PM
has first round talent but has an undrafted brain

:spit::spit:

BigBull17
05-24-2010, 03:20 PM
Just like when teams punched the Texans in the mouth, they say "good hit man", and don't fight back. Sometimes, you need those "character" guys.

Last year, we had a team that got up off the canvas and went back to work. down 21 to Zona, we should have won that game. We have character, and don't give up. That's what high character guys do for a team.

Goldensilence
05-24-2010, 03:22 PM
Good to see reports the FO was busy behind the scenes to get something done prior to the draft to help address the RB spot.

In the end I'm glad they didn't get him and instead drafted Tate, but it's good to see the FO is aware of some of the flaws of the team and is willing to make an uncharacteristic move if they believe it will help the team get over the top.

Rey
05-24-2010, 04:40 PM
So you mean the Texans actually do stuff behind the scenes that we aren't always aware of?

infantrycak
05-24-2010, 04:40 PM
Just like when teams punched the Texans in the mouth, they say "good hit man", and don't fight back. Sometimes, you need those "character" guys.

BS. Good character doesn't mean pansy.

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 04:41 PM
BS. Good character doesn't mean pansy.

You need passion for the game .

Rey
05-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Since when did having good character become associated with being weak?

infantrycak
05-24-2010, 04:43 PM
You need passion for the game .

So only a-holes have passion for the game? Not buying it. Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach were choir boys and nobody was more dedicated than them.

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 04:43 PM
So only a-holes have passion for the game? Not buying it. Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach were choir boys and nobody was more dedicated than them.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d80e48916/Passion-for-the-Game-Ronnie-Lott

infantrycak
05-24-2010, 04:47 PM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d80e48916/Passion-for-the-Game-Ronnie-Lott

So are you saying Lott was an a-hole? Similer era, Charlie Waters, another boy scout and he holds the post-season record for the most INT's. Passion and jackass are not synonymous.

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 04:52 PM
So are you saying Lott was an a-hole? Similer era, Charlie Waters, another boy scout and he holds the post-season record for the most INT's. Passion and jackass are not synonymous.

I'm saying that there's been many a good player who was aslo a man of character . I think Polllard ( he's a little dirty ) and Ryans are good players but are good guys off the field .

In fact ... I bet I could build a better team of good guys who were never in the news than somebody can build an all a-hole team .

infantrycak
05-24-2010, 04:56 PM
I'm saying that there's been many a good player who was aslo a man of character . I think Polllard ( he's a little dirty ) and Ryans are good players but are good guys off the field .

In fact ... I bet I could build a better team of good guys who were never in the news than somebody can build an all a-hole team .

OK. I whiffed on that one.

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 04:59 PM
OK. I whiffed on that one.

The Astros may look at you .

Maybe I'll think of my all good guy team offense .

LT Munoz LG Hannah C Matthews RG Munchak RT Larry Allen

QB Manning RB Payton FB ?

WR Rice , WR Tim Brown TE ?

Of course this is in the era of big media .

Dutchrudder
05-24-2010, 05:06 PM
Since when did having good character become associated with being weak?

"Evil will always triumph because good is dumb"- Dark Helmet

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 05:10 PM
"Evil will always triumph because good is dumb"- Dark Helmet

Or the three finalist on Survivor were villians ... :bender:

infantrycak
05-24-2010, 05:22 PM
The Astros may look at you .

Maybe I'll think of my all good guy team offense .

LT Munoz LG Hannah C Matthews RG Munchak RT Larry Allen

QB Manning RB Payton FB ?

WR Rice , WR Tim Brown TE ?

Of course this is in the era of big media .

Rice? OK I can understand from 31 teams but not if you are a Texans' fan. AJ is the epitome of high character WR in Houston. By the way (knocking jinx bug away) AJ has the chance this year to do something nobody else has ever done - lead the league three years in a row. Right now he is tied with Rice at two.

Honoring Earl 34
05-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Rice? OK I can understand from 31 teams but not if you are a Texans' fan. AJ is the epitome of high character WR in Houston. By the way (knocking jinx bug away) AJ has the chance this year to do something nobody else has ever done - lead the league three years in a row. Right now he is tied with Rice at two.

AJ is still a work in progress . He may pass a lot of folks after it's all said and done .

back on topic

In the words of Andre Ware " I have seen some momma's boys , who were the toughest guys around " .