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Texn4life
03-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Adam Schefter is reporting that we released Matt Leinart....... Says it's not to make room for Peyton.

Stemp
03-12-2012, 08:19 PM
Adam Schefter is reporting that we released Matt Leinart....... Says it's not to make room for Peyton.

WAAAAAA HOOOOO!!!!!!


Bye bye dump off passes!

Rey
03-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Yessssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hopefully a Jacoby announcement is coming!!!!!!!!!11

And I actually don't have anything against Leinart the QB in this system...But this saves money AND I'm just happy they are being pro-active...

aussie_texan
03-12-2012, 08:20 PM
BOOM! texans doing what needs to be done!



...

Feel sorry for Matty though. he had his chance then injury now realised. hope he finds somewhere to go

srrono
03-12-2012, 08:21 PM
JJ next please!

drs23
03-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Adam Schefter is reporting that we released Matt Leinart....... Says it's not to make room for Peyton.

I think most here saw that coming, but damn, things are starting to rock-n-roll. More news @ 10:00.

Playoffs
03-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Gary gave Matt a great education here, but there's no place for him here anymore.

Time to fly on your own, Matt -- best of luck.

SmoochyTX
03-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Wow!

https://twitter.com/#!/AdamSchefter/status/179375273056284673

Pantherstang84
03-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Anxiously waiting on the news of the Texans kicking Jacoby to the curb too. Another $4.5 million would be freed up. Come one Kubes. It was a failed experiment. Time to move on.

Texn4life
03-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Hahaha, I can't help but crack up at the different reactions with Leinart and Winston being released. From all accounts he was an upstanding guy in and out of the locker room here. I wish him the best!

fiasco west
03-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Adam Schefter is reporting that we released Matt Leinart....... Says it's not to make room for Peyton.

Haha of course not. Although I'm sure someone asked him he's always said that Texans would not get Manning.

Needed to be done though as Yates has proven he can be a good backup.

GuerillaBlack
03-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Hahaha, I can't help but crack up at the different reactions with Leinart and Winston being released. From all accounts he was an upstanding guy in and out of the locker room here. I wish him the best!

People are cheering that money is being saved and the team.is being pro-active....not that Leinart is losing his job. Maybe Jacoby is next.

Naiirb
03-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Not too surprising with the amount he will be owed and the emergence of Yates. Sucks he never got his chance here because of injury but hopefully he will get a chance to start somewhere.

GP
03-12-2012, 08:26 PM
I always hate to say "Glad to hear that," but I am glad he's not a factor in our plans at QB this year.

I don't think we'll clear enough room to get Mario back. I really don't. Some team is going to be stoopid goofy with what they'll offer Mario. I mean, he's going to get insane money from some team.

I think this is to bring back Myers and maybe acquire a better WR to help out AJ since the multi-year project known as Jacoby Jones reached its full impotence in the divisional playoff game in Baltimore.

If Jacoby is gone, then that clears money to sign Myers and a better WR for TJ Yates. I still don't think we have a chance in hell at Mario, and Manning is not targeted either. It has to be to retain the Center and grab a free agent WR so that Kubiak can draft OL in round 1 and get his next Duane Brown-type lineman. My theory, at least.

Pantherstang84
03-12-2012, 08:26 PM
People are cheering that money is being saved and the team.is being pro-active....not that Leinart is losing his job. Maybe Jacoby is next.

Thank you. Precisely.

DonnyMost
03-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Tomorrow we will eat like Kings.

drs23
03-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Hahaha, I can't help but crack up at the different reactions with Leinart and Winston being released. From all accounts he was an upstanding guy in and out of the locker room here. I wish him the best!

Agreed. He just was piss poor against a speed or bull rush in pass protection. How many times have we watched that.

He'll land on his feet. I wish him the best and thank him for his years of service.

Texn4life
03-12-2012, 08:27 PM
People are cheering that money is being saved and the team.is being pro-active....not that Leinart is losing his job. Maybe Jacoby is next.

Yeah, I know but it still made me chuckle. We're definitely setting ourselves up to do something here. McNair and company finally look ready to make some serious noise somehow. Even if it's just keeping our premier free agents.

NitroGSXR
03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Anxiously waiting on the news of the Texans kicking Jacoby to the curb too. Another $4.5 million would be freed up. Come one Kubes. It was a failed experiment. Time to move on.

4.5 million? Really? For some reason I'm remembering it like this... it wouldn't be very cost effective to cut Jacoby as he would carry a large cap hit. Might as well keep him.

A mentality that I do not happen to agree with but it makes sense.

IDEXAN
03-12-2012, 08:28 PM
Totally unlike the Winston stunner, this move was practically expected.

Pantherstang84
03-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Tomorrow we will eat like Kings.

Kill the fatted calf. Eat, drink and be merry my friends.

GuerillaBlack
03-12-2012, 08:32 PM
I always hate to say "Glad to hear that," but I am glad he's not a factor in our plans at QB this year.

I don't think we'll clear enough room to get Mario back. I really don't. Some team is going to be stoopid goofy with what they'll offer Mario. I mean, he's going to get insane money from some team.

I think this is to bring back Myers and maybe acquire a better WR to help out AJ since the multi-year project known as Jacoby Jones reached its full impotence in the divisional playoff game in Baltimore.

If Jacoby is gone, then that clears money to sign Myers and a better WR for TJ Yates. I still don't think we have a chance in hell at Mario, and Manning is not targeted either. It has to be to retain the Center and grab a free agent WR so that Kubiak can draft OL in round 1 and get his next Duane Brown-type lineman. My theory, at least.

If Jacoby is cut too, Texans have enough for Myers, Brisiel, and Mario. I'd go receiver the draft versus free agency. Depending in what happens with Schaub, they may have enough for Manning also. This is starting to get interesting.

BSofA04
03-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Not a big surprise. Sorry he didn't make the most of his opportunity when he was here...and it wasn't entirely his fault IMO.

Good luck to you and your hot tub ladies!

bckey
03-12-2012, 08:33 PM
Hahaha, I can't help but crack up at the different reactions with Leinart and Winston being released. From all accounts he was an upstanding guy in and out of the locker room here. I wish him the best!

I don't think anyone is surprised by the Leinart cut. Winston is the one that nobody saw coming no matter what anyone thought about his play.

Pantherstang84
03-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Not a big surprise. Sorry he didn't make the most of his opportunity when he was here...and it wasn't entirely his fault IMO.

Good luck to you and your hot tub ladies!

Yeah. Sometimes it is just bad luck.

Premier
03-12-2012, 08:36 PM
but but but... leinart was supposed to compete for the number 2 job because yates sucks... blah blah... let the backtracking begin..

Texn4life
03-12-2012, 08:36 PM
I don't think anyone is surprised by the Leinart cut. Winston is the one that nobody saw coming no matter what anyone thought about his play.

To be honest I wasn't shocked by the Winston release. I know I probably should have been, but its the NFL. Around this time of the year there are plenty of unexpected releases. Releasing Duane Brown would have been a shock. But the Winston release didn't throw me out of my chair.

Craig.
03-12-2012, 08:38 PM
And McClain just broke the news late...again.

DonnyMost
03-12-2012, 08:39 PM
And McClain just broke the news late...again.

Give Pancakes a break, it's hard to type fast when your hands are covered in syrup.

ObsiWan
03-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Wasn't Valentine's Day last month....

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYvTcTjugWMeIX_7xrdo0TOUL-bGGjSHTbwFndbgYPfYLqZp8hlg

fiasco west
03-12-2012, 08:41 PM
And McClain just broke the news late...again.

Well he's trying at least.

GP
03-12-2012, 08:43 PM
If Jacoby is cut too, Texans have enough for Myers, Brisiel, and Mario. I'd go receiver the draft versus free agency. Depending in what happens with Schaub, they may have enough for Manning also. This is starting to get interesting.

I don't see it. No way we have enough to match what Mario will be offered at 12:01 a.m.

PacMan might have made it rain, but there's going to be a monsoon of cash pouring over the head of Mario tomorrow. MONSOON.

Either these moves are what's needed to retain our own guys, such as Myers and a few others, or it's for Manning, or it's for a better free agent WR we've never really been able to land in our entire 10-year existence. There just has never been a truly TALENTED WR2 here. Walter is not that guy, IMO. He needs to be WR3. Period.

Ryan
03-12-2012, 08:47 PM
I don't see it. No way we have enough to match what Mario will be offered at 12:01 a.m.



That's not until 3 pm tomorrow.

amazing80
03-12-2012, 08:48 PM
Leinart to Seattle?

Premier
03-12-2012, 08:49 PM
I don't see it. No way we have enough to match what Mario will be offered at 12:01 a.m.

PacMan might have made it rain, but there's going to be a monsoon of cash pouring over the head of Mario tomorrow. MONSOON.


well then we should take solace in the fact that mario is grossly overpaid..

Mr teX
03-12-2012, 08:50 PM
TO PROTECT THE SHEEP, YOU MUST CAPTURE THE WOLF!!!!!........& IT TAKES A WOLF TO CAPTURE A WOLF!!!

http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/38643/training-day_scenic_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg

yep...definitely setting up for a run at mario.....

DX-TEX
03-12-2012, 09:22 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/hottub.jpg

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

GP
03-12-2012, 09:24 PM
That's not until 3 pm tomorrow.

I was going on Russian time. Duh. But yeah, I knew that already. :pirate:

DonnyMost
03-12-2012, 09:28 PM
we'll always have the memories :-(

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac200/AQS20/leinhart.jpg

GP
03-12-2012, 09:31 PM
we'll always have the memories :-(

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac200/AQS20/leinhart.jpg

Is Wade barking at the waiter to bring him another round of Whitecastle burgers?

Look! Gary is watching Rackers kick the game-winning field goal up on the big screen. Oh wait a second...it's a re-run of a game where Rackers made the kick, so Gary knew ahead of time that he makes it for the win. My bad. LOL.

It looks like David Anderson is just out of the picture to Kubiak's left. I see his hands.

Leinart is chill. As always. "David was right, this is a sweet gig here in Houston! Cali East."

Kimmy
03-12-2012, 09:34 PM
@MattLeinartQB (https://twitter.com/#!/MattLeinartQB)
I appreciate and thank Mr McNair and the Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to play. I will miss the Texans fans and most Importantly my teammates. I have no time to get down, focus is on getting healthy and being ready to go again! #believe

thunderkyss
03-12-2012, 09:40 PM
I think most here saw that coming, but damn, things are starting to rock-n-roll. More news @ 10:00.

I was one of the hold outs. They must feel comfortable with Schaub's progress, or maybe they're rolling the dice. I can't see them letting a veteran QB familiar with our system go without seeing Schaub on that foot.

Hope for the best, plan for the worse... that's the way I roll.

Dutchrudder
03-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Well if Matty doesn't catch on with another team soon his next hot tub party is going to look like this:

http://boardwalktrash.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/funny-beach-holidays-hot-tub-sausage-boil.jpg

The1ApplePie
03-12-2012, 09:48 PM
As a USC fan, I remember Matt throwing his teammates under the bus after they lost to Vince Young.

Glad to see the clown go.

thunderkyss
03-12-2012, 09:49 PM
I don't think we'll clear enough room to get Mario back. I really don't. Some team is going to be stoopid goofy with what they'll offer Mario. I mean, he's going to get insane money from some team.



Which is why they have to clear enough room to make him a good faith offer before 3pm tomorrow, never let him see FA

Saying that, I personally don't believe it is worth cutting players like Leinart & Winston to clear room for Mario, my premise has always been that we had the room to sign Mario & our other players, by lowering his $18M cap number & restructuring other contracts.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem cutting them to upgrade at either position. I've never been big on Winston & had I known he was going to be a $5M+ cap hit in 2012, I would have suggested cutting him myself. I've already suggested starting Butler at RT for a couple of years now.

But, I am very concerned about losing Leinart. Tj is still a back-up & we don't know that Schaub is going to start week 1.

rickyb
03-12-2012, 09:50 PM
@MattLeinartQB (https://twitter.com/#!/MattLeinartQB)
I appreciate and thank Mr McNair and the Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to play. I will miss the Texans fans and most Importantly my teammates. I have no time to get down, focus is on getting healthy and being ready to go again! #believe

I really feel for Matt L. When Schaub got hurt, I saw the opportunity for what it was: an audition for a job next year somewhere else. My heart sank when he got drilled v JAX. I hope he gets a chance somewhere. Rotten luck, but the cut was not unexpected.

Kimmy
03-12-2012, 09:51 PM
I really feel for Matt L. When Schaub got hurt, I saw the opportunity for what it was: an audition for a job next year somewhere else. My heart sank when he got drilled v JAX. I hope he gets a chance somewhere. Rotten luck, but the cut was not unexpected.

I agree with this post and that Scarlet is hot ;)

DonnyMost
03-12-2012, 09:54 PM
let's use the cap room we got from cutting leinart to sign Scar-Jo up to be a Texans cheerleader

GP
03-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Which is why they have to clear enough room to make him a good faith offer before 3pm tomorrow, never let him see FA...

I thought the same thing, too. Trying to make one big dent in the salary situation to tell Mario, "Look, this is what we can do. Is it enough?"

But then again, I don't see Bob begging to THAT degree...to cut Winston so brutally like it ended up.

It seems to me like the moves to cut Winston and Leinart free'd up money, along with AJ's re-structure, to satisfy players on our roster not named Mario Williams.

I personally think it'd take a HUGE gutting of this team's UFAs to retain Mario prior to him hitting FA tomorrow. Mario is a class act AND he's wise. He knows, generally speaking, how much cash he can command this year. We wanted Mario to become THIS type of coveted player, and unfortunately I think it's the end of the road.

I'm neutral in all this. 2011 taught me to trust the Texans. Funny what a dominant defense can do for a fan's psyche. eh?

Lucky
03-12-2012, 09:59 PM
But, I am very concerned about losing Leinart. Tj is still a back-up & we don't know that Schaub is going to start week 1.
Couldn't the Texans re-sign Delhomme at the vet minimum, and have only 1/2 of that count against the cap? I'd rather have Jake at a cap value of $500k than Leinart at $2.5 million.

michaelm
03-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Couldn't the Texans re-sign Delhomme at the vet minimum, and have only 1/2 of that count against the cap? I'd rather have Jake at a cap value of $500k than Leinart at $2.5 million.

Good point, Lucky.

CretorFrigg
03-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Bye Mr. Checkdown.

infantrycak
03-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Couldn't the Texans re-sign Delhomme at the vet minimum, and have only 1/2 of that count against the cap? I'd rather have Jake at a cap value of $500k than Leinart at $2.5 million.

Yes so long as the deal has no signing bonus (or maybe there is some minimal limit like $25-50k). And I agree.

rickyb
03-12-2012, 10:16 PM
let's use the cap room we got from cutting leinart to sign Scar-Jo up to be a Texans cheerleader

I already made that joke to her. She said she wasn't interested. And that I should stop calling her. And how did I get her number.

TejasTom
03-12-2012, 11:21 PM
Check down Charlie has checked out.

DonnyMost
03-12-2012, 11:22 PM
Couldn't the Texans re-sign Delhomme at the vet minimum, and have only 1/2 of that count against the cap? I'd rather have Jake at a cap value of $500k than Leinart at $2.5 million.

ding ding ding ding ding!!!

Wolf6151
03-12-2012, 11:23 PM
I think most everyone saw this coming. Leinart was bad in his very limited play, Yates out played him, and makes way to much money for a check down QB. This might be the end of his NFL career, maybe he catches on in Canada or Arena League.

bckey
03-12-2012, 11:27 PM
Couldn't the Texans re-sign Delhomme at the vet minimum, and have only 1/2 of that count against the cap? I'd rather have Jake at a cap value of $500k than Leinart at $2.5 million.


I agree. Delhomme looked pretty good against the Titans and imho would make a better and much cheaper backup than Leinart.

Doppelganger
03-12-2012, 11:30 PM
As a USC fan, I remember Matt throwing his teammates under the bus after they lost to Vince Young.

Glad to see the clown go.

He isn't the guy he was at USC. He lost his cockiness after being replaced by Warner and and then being cut. He came here humble and worked hard on his game. Seems like he matured and is a better man for it.

Nawzer
03-12-2012, 11:37 PM
This move was expected. T.J. Yates is the backup.

EVOLVIST
03-12-2012, 11:47 PM
I agree. Delhomme looked pretty good against the Titans and imho would make a better and much cheaper backup than Leinart.

Wait! Per Delhomme on Jan. 16th. Does this sound like a guy who wants to come back, much less for the league minimum?

(on where he goes from here) ďIím going to go I-10 East. Thatís where Iím going to go. You know what, Iíll be honest with you, you never want to say never, but to end on a note like this, for me, this game of football has been fantastic for me. The NFLís been awesome and last year, it just wasnít a fun experience playing up in Cleveland for me, got hurt and just the way things were, the way that things were run, it was just a total disconnect between the front office and the coaches. For me, to come to a place like this where everybodyís on the same page and to see the way these guys work, itís been great. If Iíve left this game, Iíve left it on a high note. You think about a lot of things coming back last night. My last pass Iíve ever thrown, if this was, was a touchdown, so thatís kind of cool.Ē



(on him still saying Ďifí in regards to playing his last season) ďIím being very realistic. I turned 37 last week. Iím not moving my family. Iím not going somewhere to start over. Iím not doing that. This kind of just fell into my lap, so to speak. You certainly donít think youíre going to get the injuries that this team had. Who knows? If this is the end, which most likely it is, itís been pretty nice.Ē

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Monday-press-conferenceopen-locker/fbe08f88-09c7-40cf-8aae-ac77b40534da

bckey
03-12-2012, 11:55 PM
Wait! Per Delhomme on Jan. 16th. Does this sound like a guy who wants to come back, much less for the league minimum?



http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Monday-press-conferenceopen-locker/fbe08f88-09c7-40cf-8aae-ac77b40534da


I think he would for the Texans and the chance to get a ring. It is very close to home and he wouldn't have to move his family.

welsh texan
03-13-2012, 12:25 AM
Would love it if Delhomme would come in at vet min to backup for us. I got the impression he made a great coach to TJ, and if Schaub is back starting, TJ's gonna lose out on time with the main coaching staff.

As for Matty L, sorry it didn't work out for him, and I'm grateful he stuck around last season but I don't really think its any loss to us.

I actually hope the long running experiment of paying our backup QB's more than what some starting QB's get is over. Sexy Rexy, DanO, Matty L, all outshone by a 5th round rookie tells me more about the ability of failed starting QB's than it does the ability of 5th round rookies tbh.

Texanmike02
03-13-2012, 10:08 AM
In response, Leinart took a nap.

Mike