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CloakNNNdagger
07-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Chris Mortensen Twitter (http://twitter.com/mortreport/statuses/20021515217) 2 hours ago:

On Texans, owner Bob McNair made it clear he's going to reward Andre Johnson w a huge contract soon. I'd say by preseason opener Aug. 14

TexansFanatic
07-31-2010, 08:41 PM
Wow. I heard him say they were going to "take care of him" but I have trouble believing they're going to rip up his contract and just dump a ton of money on him. I love Andre, but that seems like a dangerous precedent to set.

JB
07-31-2010, 08:45 PM
Wow. I heard him say they were going to "take care of him" but I have trouble believing they're going to rip up his contract and just dump a ton of money on him. I love Andre, but that seems like a dangerous precedent to set.

Sorry, but I disagree. Any one that performs at his level consistently needs to be compensated for it. That's how you buld a team that the best want to play for. AJ is the best in the biz and has proved it. If another player proves they are the best at their position, pay em.

TexansFanatic
07-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Sorry, but I disagree. Any one that performs at his level consistently needs to be compensated for it. That's how you buld a team that the best want to play for. AJ is the best in the biz and has proved it. If another player proves they are the best at their position, pay em.

While I don't disagree in principle, the problem is: whose definition of "best in the biz" do you use?

If you're lucky enough to field a team of stars, quite a few of them will likely be claiming they're the best in the biz when they're really not.

Brisco_County
07-31-2010, 09:29 PM
While I don't disagree in principle, the problem is: whose definition of "best in the biz" do you use?

If you're lucky enough to field a team of stars, quite a few of them will likely be claiming they're the best in the biz when they're really not.

Best in the biz

-noun
1. A wide receiver with the most yards and receptions in the NFL two years in a row.

2. Any wide receiver whose name is often mentioned in the same sentence as Jerry Rice.

3. Andre Lamont Johnson.

JB
07-31-2010, 09:48 PM
Best in the biz

-noun
1. A wide receiver with the most yards and receptions in the NFL two years in a row.

2. Any wide receiver whose name is often mentioned in the same sentence as Jerry Rice.

3. Andre Lamont Johnson.

Nice! Thank you!

Brisco_County
07-31-2010, 09:59 PM
Wow. I heard him say they were going to "take care of him" but I have trouble believing they're going to rip up his contract and just dump a ton of money on him. I love Andre, but that seems like a dangerous precedent to set.

It's always important to consider the precedent set by reneged contracts, but I think this one is justified. The best WR in the league shouldn't let his prime years be compensated with average money. An owner needs to keep his best players happy within the confines of reasonable business.

Grid
07-31-2010, 11:14 PM
Face of the franchise and seems like the kind of guy that would be willing to play for your team until retirement... which can be a good long time from now if he continues to stay healthy.

Lock him up.. first Texan in the HOF.

Sluggo
07-31-2010, 11:16 PM
Under normal circumstances a team would be setting a bad precedent by ripping up a contract with five years remaining on it, but Andre is anything but "normal" for a couple of different reasons. One is his obvious out-of-this-world talent, the other is the humble demeanor and professionalism with which he carries himself.
As far as precedent's go, the Texans seem to be setting a good one by letting their players know that if they perform at a high level there is a good chance they will be rewarded. DeMeco Ryans showed up at the OTAs a couple years ago, reported to camp and was rewarded with a new contract. We see the same thing happening now with Andre. This is a nice departure from what is currently happening in San Diego with several of their key players and NY with Darrell Revis.

TexansFanatic
07-31-2010, 11:20 PM
I think this one is justified. The best WR in the league shouldn't let his prime years be compensated with average money. An owner needs to keep his best players happy within the confines of reasonable business.

Couldn't agree more with everything quoted.

Just sayin'.....I can see a long line of Pay-me-Rick/Pay-me-like-Andre in the not too distant future...

The other team owners might actually object to simply tearing up the contract and starting over because of the precedent it sets for their players, too.

Malloy
08-01-2010, 04:50 AM
The only precedent I see being established here is that players who keep their heads down and do their job to perfection WILL be awarded by the good owners. Good behaviour and hard work beats drama and dumb-ass episodes in nightclubs :)

hookinreds
08-01-2010, 08:51 AM
Not saying anything that hasn't already been said. If you bring your l.unch box to work and keep your nose to the grindstone everyday and prove that you are indeed one of the top performers if not the top performer in the league, you shall be rewarded. AJ is the consumate professional, model citizen and easily a roll model that any parent/coach would want their child/player follow. I bet you that there isn't a NFL fan in the country that could provide one valid negative comment about AJ. Hell, I'm in DC & Baltimore right now this week and every time someone sees my Texans shirt they tell me what a stud he is on the field and how you never hear anything negative about him.

CloakNNNdagger
08-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Wonder if the non-CBA non-cap situation also somehow plays into the justification and uniqueness of this move.

JB
08-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Wonder if the non-CBA non-cap situation also somehow plays into the justification and uniqueness of this move.

I think it very well could. They could pay him a big bonus this year and make it a friendly number in future years.

HJam72
08-01-2010, 11:12 AM
I don't know. Is he worth it? :tomato:

bckey
08-01-2010, 12:28 PM
If the NFL isn't able to get the salary cap back after this uncapped year it will ruin the NFL. Just take a look at baseball. Dallas would be like the Yankees of MLB. I don't think I could stomach that.

Texas T
08-01-2010, 02:09 PM
Best in the biz

-noun
1. A wide receiver with the most yards and receptions in the NFL two years in a row.

2. Any wide receiver whose name is often mentioned in the same sentence as Jerry Rice.

3. Andre Lamont Johnson.

That's the one in my dictionary also...

b0ng
08-01-2010, 02:16 PM
I'm in favor of this. I could write a whole bunch of words in a long paragraph but it would all boil down to: Andre Johnson is worth keeping.

The Pencil Neck
08-01-2010, 02:29 PM
I'm in favor of this. I could write a whole bunch of words in a long paragraph but it would all boil down to: Andre Johnson is worth keeping.

No.

It all boils down to: Andre Johnson is worth keeping HAPPY.

V3rm0nt3r
08-01-2010, 02:41 PM
I like this move a lot for a few reasons. First, AJ took the pay cut to help the FO build this team into a contender and now he's being paid and second, McNair, as I remember it, was always an advocate for playing without a salary cap and this, if everything gets signed off on, will be his first chance to really put his money where his mouth is (pun very much intended).

hollywood_texan
08-01-2010, 02:56 PM
As a general rule, owners shouldn't do what McNair is doing with AJ.

However, as stated by many people before my post here, there are very good reasons for doing this.

Carr Bombed
08-01-2010, 03:41 PM
LOL, I pray he gives Andre Johnson franchise QB kind of money.....that way we won't ever have to read "McNair's cheap". :)

ChampionTexan
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
LOL, I pray he gives Andre Johnson franchise QB kind of money.....that way we won't ever have to read "McNair's cheap". :)

Wanna bet?

Carr Bombed
08-01-2010, 03:46 PM
I'll pass, lol

sometexansfan
08-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Let's just hope a very happy AJ will make our team even better and reward the great fans of Houston this season! :fans:

run-david-run
08-02-2010, 04:04 PM
If the NFL isn't able to get the salary cap back after this uncapped year it will ruin the NFL. Just take a look at baseball. Dallas would be like the Yankees of MLB. I don't think I could stomach that.

The Texans are one of the most profitable NFL teams, as far as I can find out. Devoted fan base, big shiny new(ish) stadium, the biggest city in the biggest football state.
Don't be so quick to dismiss that as a bad thing (for us at least).

BigBull17
08-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Wow. I heard him say they were going to "take care of him" but I have trouble believing they're going to rip up his contract and just dump a ton of money on him. I love Andre, but that seems like a dangerous precedent to set.

Why? If people bring it up, you tell them once they're as good as AJ they can talk.

Dutchrudder
08-02-2010, 05:11 PM
I'm sure his reward will be a box of Red Bull so he can increase his 'intensity'...

badboy
08-04-2010, 01:28 PM
"Thank you Lord". signed Matt Schaub