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CloakNNNdagger
06-12-2012, 01:16 PM
That's great........because he's going to be here........even if it takes a tag, which I hope doesn't happen.


Posted by Nick Scurfield on June 11, 2012 – 1:42 pm

Texans left tackle Duane Brown is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he says he’d love to stay in Houston long-term.

A first-round draft pick in 2008 out of Virginia Tech, Brown discussed his contract situation last week on my “Off the Turf with Scurf” podcast.

“I’d absolutely love to stay in Houston,” he said. “I was drafted here, been here four years. I love the city, love this organization. I love the team. I love my teammates. So I’d love to be here as long as I can. You know, it’s a business. You don’t really have too much control over what happens, but all I can do is control this year. I’m here to play. I’m here to give 150 percent and try to have the best year of my career.”

Brown is coming off a stellar 2011 season, when he allowed only 2.5 sacks and was named second-team All-Pro. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said last week that Brown is having a “great offseason” and taking his game to another level.

“I’m just capitalizing off of the best season of my career,” Brown said. “I’m a certified veteran on this team now, and I realized what I can do and my capability. (I’m) just trying to polish up all the small techniques of my game and, like you said, just take it to another level.

“Going into (last) season, I felt pretty good, mentally and physically. I changed a lot as far as film study and just how I handle my business off of the field, and it showed. Halfway through the season, I realized I’m starting to get where I’m more comfortable. The game slowed down for me a lot, and I could play with more aggression and more intensity because of that, so it was a great feeling.”

Brown is poised for a Pro Bowl season after being named an alternate for the AFC in 2011. It could be his first of many as a Texan.

badboy
06-12-2012, 01:24 PM
IMO, Brown is most significant FA to re-sign. I think the money set aside for Mario & other adjustments (AJ) can be used to lock him in. I would not want to negotiate with his agent after a 2012 that looked like 2011 and him being aware other teams will be interested. I think the franchise tag is definitely an option though I hope we don't need it.

Hardcore Texan
06-12-2012, 05:58 PM
He's gonna blow up this year. We got to find a way to lock him down long term. He's awesome, one of my favorite Texans.

Playoffs
06-12-2012, 06:23 PM
And we absolutely want to keep you in town, Duane! :jogger:


“Going into (last) season, I felt pretty good, mentally and physically. I changed a lot as far as film study and just how I handle my business off of the field, and it showed. Halfway through the season, I realized I’m starting to get where I’m more comfortable. The game slowed down for me a lot, and I could play with more aggression and more intensity because of that, so it was a great feeling.”Always interesting to watch when/(if) a player becomes a "pro", putting in the work necessary to best the best. Still kinda surprises me that talent only takes you so far.

eriadoc
06-12-2012, 06:27 PM
Duane Brown is the best lineman we've ever had on this team. Apologies to the Chris Myers Fan Club, but that's just the way it is.

DexmanC
06-12-2012, 06:42 PM
Duane Brown is the best lineman we've ever had on this team. Apologies to the Chris Myers Fan Club, but that's just the way it is.

Though I agree with you, 610 had a lot of people thinking Eric Winston
was the best lineman on this team.

infantrycak
06-12-2012, 06:49 PM
Though I agree with you, 610 had a lot of people thinking Eric Winston
was the best lineman on this team.

I think you have to differentiate time periods on that. Winston jumped in with a much more smooth NFL transition and then plateaued. Brown struggled more early but has progressed much more. Most of the comments I have heard have reflected those trends.

TEXANRED
06-12-2012, 06:52 PM
What a coincidence Mr. Brown I would love to have you here as well.

JimBaker488
06-12-2012, 07:38 PM
“I’d absolutely love to stay in Houston” (if they offer me more money than anybody else does)

Vinnie
06-12-2012, 09:52 PM
I'd absolutely love for him to stay too, and I think the cap casulties this offseason would indicate the Texans would love him to stay as well.

Texecutioner
06-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Though I agree with you, 610 had a lot of people thinking Eric Winston
was the best lineman on this team.

They kind of did. Lol! I agree

Texecutioner
06-12-2012, 10:41 PM
We need to re-sign Brown. I have no problem with the Texans paying him top dog money. LT is a position worth doing that for. Brown has become a very good LT for us, and the Texans don't want that to become a need again any time soon. This is good to hear at least.

GP
06-12-2012, 11:52 PM
Brandon Brooks is the Texans' escape plan if Duane Brown asks for Over The Moon money.

Brooks is big, agile, and will have played here long enough to be veteran enough to handle LT if it comes down to it.

They're determined to not get caught flat-footed again (i.e. Mario Williams leaving). So they drafted Mercilus as a contingency for Barwin, Crick as contingency for Antonio Smith, and Brooks as contingency for Duane Brown.

Sounds plausible, don't it???:stirpot:

Texn4life
06-13-2012, 12:37 AM
This off-season is the perfect time to re-sign Brown. You don't want to go into next off-season with your starting QB, LT, and OLB (who hopefully will have racked up another double digit sack campaign) hitting the open market. I can understand not re-signing Schaub and Barwin right now because you want to make sure one is healthy, and the other can have 2 back to back productive seasons. You kind of know what you have with Brown now. Like a few others have said on here, he's only going to get more expensive if he has a monster Pro-Bowl quality year. Re-sign him so we don't have to worry about that position in the first round of the draft for at least the next 5-8 years.

ObsiWan
06-13-2012, 01:38 AM
“I’d absolutely love to stay in Houston” (if they offer me more money than anybody else does)

You know, that's what I think I heard too.
:thinking:

Lucky
06-13-2012, 06:32 AM
Sounds plausible, don't it???:stirpot:
Nope. The contingency for Brown is the franchise tag. Brooks was not drafted to play LT, and isn't playing the position. Brown will be on the Texans 2013 roster, one way or another.

Insideop
06-13-2012, 07:22 AM
Brown has come a long way since he was drafted by the Texans in the 1st round. I remember a lot of people on this board were not happy when we picked him and not happy with his 1st year results. His hard work :kingkong: is paying off not only for him but the team too, and a few Pro Bowls and some :trophy: would look very good on his resume! :shades: The Texans need to sign him and keep him here long term!

Playoffs
06-13-2012, 08:19 AM
Nope. The contingency for Brown is the franchise tag. Brooks was not drafted to play LT, and isn't playing the position. Brown will be on the Texans 2013 roster, one way or another.Agree. I imagine the deal getting done in the same manner Arian's did. (No diva antics.)

IDEXAN
06-13-2012, 08:20 AM
Brandon Brooks is the Texans' escape plan if Duane Brown asks for Over The Moon money.

Sounds to me like Brooks is presently trying to escape the wrong side of 350, atleast that's what it sounds like the HC is saying ?

ckhouston
06-13-2012, 08:43 AM
The key is to get a deal done before the season ends and not have him franchise tagged and not allow him to get to free agancy. Although I dont disagree with lettting Mario walk, this is not the same situation. Brown plays one of the most important positions in the game. Lock him up during the season.

GP
06-13-2012, 10:04 AM
Nope. The contingency for Brown is the franchise tag. Brooks was not drafted to play LT, and isn't playing the position. Brown will be on the Texans 2013 roster, one way or another.

Could we tag Duane Brown two years straight then? Because he's going to ask a helluva' lot of money after having been the LT on arguably the best offensive line in football.

Duane Brown IS going to be a very rich man when it's all said and done. There's not a team in the league, provided they have the cap space, that won't go after him when he's free to do so.

I think Brooks is best suited for the interior. But my point was that his size is extraordinarily large for a guard--I'm trying to remember the last time we've seen a guard in Houston who was THAT large. "What if" it's his size that was the factor in his selection, coupled with a potential loss of Duane Brown down the road? Not an exact plan, but rather a contingency plan just in case.

GP
06-13-2012, 10:06 AM
The key is to get a deal done before the season ends and not have him franchise tagged and not allow him to get to free agancy. Although I dont disagree with lettting Mario walk, this is not the same situation. Brown plays one of the most important positions in the game. Lock him up during the season.

Agreed. I'm trying to remember the last time the Texans did a long-term deal with a player mid-season. Maybe AJ's deal???

I know a lot of people say we're needing to consider locking up Barwin and Cushing. I don't think we can do anything with anybody until DUANE BROWN is given a new ultra-rich deal here.

From that contract will flow all others, IMO.

Section516
06-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Think it'll be interesting. I can't see him getting a Joe Thomas deal. Jake Long is going to set the market IMO.

Joe Thomas - The team locked up its steady Pro Bowl left offensive tackle on Monday by reaching agreement with Thomas on a seven-year contract extension. The deal is worth $84 million with roughly $44 million guaranteed, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6886212/joe-thomas-cleveland-browns-agree-7-year-84m-extension-source-says

Jake Long - Long's in a contract year, and he's going to want at least the $92 million over eight seasons that Joe Thomas got from Cleveland. It will be a tough negotiation for the Dolphins as they try to determine 1) Whether the left tackle is worth that kind of coin, and 2) Whether Long's body will hold up. Though he's missed just two games, Long's injuries over the past two seasons include a torn right biceps (surgery), lingering left knee trouble, a lower back issue that cost him a game, and a dislocated left shoulder with a torn labrum (surgery). Jun 3 - 11:23 AM
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4712/jake-long

Duane Brown is a good & solid tackle in a scheme that makes him great. I love me some DB...but i can't see us giving him 92m.

badboy
06-13-2012, 10:36 AM
Brandon Brooks is the Texans' escape plan if Duane Brown asks for Over The Moon money.

Brooks is big, agile, and will have played here long enough to be veteran enough to handle LT if it comes down to it.

They're determined to not get caught flat-footed again (i.e. Mario Williams leaving). So they drafted Mercilus as a contingency for Barwin, Crick as contingency for Antonio Smith, and Brooks as contingency for Duane Brown.

Sounds plausible, don't it???:stirpot:Kubiak is concerned about Brooks not maintaining weight.
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/06/texans-take-close-look-at-sims-walker-norris/

Kubiak also expressed concern about the weight of rookie guard Brandon Brooks, a third-round pick out of Miami (Ohio). Brooks is listed at 346 pounds, heaviest on the team, and Kubiak was displeased with Brooks’ weigh-in this week.

“I did not like what I saw today,” Kubiak said. “He’s overweight, and he’s got to get down. But he has a chance to be a good player.”

Kubiak said Brooks had done well maintaining his weight until the team’s weigh-in on Monday. He didn’t specify how much Brooks currently weighs or at what weight he wants him to be.

“As of yesterday’s weigh-in, (he needs to lose) a lot,” Kubiak said. “It had been pretty good. I’m not real happy with him right now.”

Section516
06-13-2012, 10:38 AM
Kubiak also expressed concern about the weight of rookie guard Brandon ”

How much does a full time chef cost? Get one, cook all your meals, weight lost..no?

badboy
06-13-2012, 10:42 AM
How much does a full time chef cost? Get one, cook all your meals, weight lost..no?Si pero tu quiero.

The Pencil Neck
06-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Si pero tu quiero.

:backsout:

badboy
06-13-2012, 02:00 PM
:backsout:Oh crap!! I thought I said yes but you have to want it (the chef). Uh, after your post, I think I said "yes, but I desire you." Hope we don't have to move this to the other forum. Conner Barwin I may need your help!!

eriadoc
06-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Oh crap!! I thought I said yes but you have to want it (the chef). Uh, after your post, I think I said "yes, but I desire you." Hope we don't have to move this to the other forum. Conner Barwin I may need your help!!

Freudian slip?

:D

Section516
06-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Oh crap!! I thought I said yes but you have to want it (the chef). Uh, after your post, I think I said "yes, but I desire you." Hope we don't have to move this to the other forum. Conner Barwin I may need your help!!

I went pure :nolisten:

The Pencil Neck
06-13-2012, 04:08 PM
Oh crap!! I thought I said yes but you have to want it (the chef). Uh, after your post, I think I said "yes, but I desire you." Hope we don't have to move this to the other forum. Conner Barwin I may need your help!!

You did NOT say the bolded.

I think you wanted something along the lines of "Si pero tiene que querer lo" or "Si pero tiene que lo querer." It's been awhile since I tried to learn Spanish.

CloakNNNdagger
06-13-2012, 06:18 PM
You did NOT say the bolded.

I think you wanted something along the lines of "Si pero tiene que querer lo" or "Si pero tiene que lo querer." It's been awhile since I tried to learn Spanish.

Sí, pero tienes que desea

Lucky
06-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Could we tag Duane Brown two years straight then?
Yes.

What if" it's his size that was the factor in his selection, coupled with a potential loss of Duane Brown down the road? Not an exact plan, but rather a contingency plan just in case.
Nope.

TheMatrix31
06-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Meh, they all say this lol

Porky
06-14-2012, 12:00 PM
You absoueltely have to lock up a top 5 LT long term. That position is too important and when you have a guy of DB's ability, and he is just now starting to peak, this is the ultimate no brainer. Pay the man Rick.

GP
06-14-2012, 01:49 PM
Yes.

So then after being tagged twice by the Texans, does Duane Brown sail off into the sunset for having been tagged twice instead of given the long-term deal back when he wanted it?

This tag thingy is nice in one way, and it can be bad in another. Depends upon the mindset of the player (Dunta didn't like it, even though he was paid a lot for one year of play). The bad side of it is that Brown could suffer a career-ending injury during that tagged year...

...No long-term deal = lesser money overall, all things considered. Right?

GP
06-14-2012, 01:50 PM
You absoueltely have to lock up a top 5 LT long term. That position is too important and when you have a guy of DB's ability, and he is just now starting to peak, this is the ultimate no brainer. Pay the man Rick.

And we can bet our bibbies that his agent knows exactly that.

The price is going to be the biggest LT contract in history. Can we afford that?

Dutchrudder
06-14-2012, 01:53 PM
I think Duane will get about 10 million per year for 6 years from the Texans, he's certainly the highest priority next year. We can afford it next offseason, but the team is going to have a tough choice between keeping Matt Schaub and Connor Barwin. I think if they want to keep both, they will have to let Wade Smith and Antonio Smith go to make room.

The Pencil Neck
06-14-2012, 02:16 PM
So then after being tagged twice by the Texans, does Duane Brown sail off into the sunset for having been tagged twice instead of given the long-term deal back when he wanted it?

This tag thingy is nice in one way, and it can be bad in another. Depends upon the mindset of the player (Dunta didn't like it, even though he was paid a lot for one year of play). The bad side of it is that Brown could suffer a career-ending injury during that tagged year...

...No long-term deal = lesser money overall, all things considered. Right?

The Seahawks tagged one of their LTs multiple times (iirc) and then finally got a deal done. The rules on the tag amounts have changed since then, though.

Getting tagged usually meant ultimately less money and there was always the chance of career ending injury. With the new franchise tag calculations, I'm not sure how it works out now.

badboy
06-14-2012, 02:36 PM
Freudian slip?

:DHell no just talking in my second foreign language with English being my first foreign language. :spin:

badboy
06-14-2012, 02:46 PM
You did NOT say the bolded.

I think you wanted something along the lines of "Si pero tiene que querer lo" or "Si pero tiene que lo querer." It's been awhile since I tried to learn Spanish.Muchos Tacos!

badboy
06-14-2012, 03:02 PM
You absoueltely have to lock up a top 5 LT long term. That position is too important and when you have a guy of DB's ability, and he is just now starting to peak, this is the ultimate no brainer. Pay the man Rick.I want to re-sign Brown but just for debate, what if Butler does well at RT and we move him to LT for about 4-5 million rather than paying DB $10-12m & Newton starts at Right Tackle 2013?

badboy
06-14-2012, 03:04 PM
Sí, pero tienes que deseaNo, no that's cheese sauce on chips. :fingergun:

badboy
06-14-2012, 03:06 PM
I think Duane will get about 10 million per year for 6 years from the Texans, he's certainly the highest priority next year. We can afford it next offseason, but the team is going to have a tough choice between keeping Matt Schaub and Connor Barwin. I think if they want to keep both, they will have to let Wade Smith and Antonio Smith go to make room.I understand you know this but to get it out there, it is not about what he can get from Texans but what he can get from others.

Dutchrudder
06-14-2012, 04:55 PM
I understand you know this but to get it out there, it is not about what he can get from Texans but what he can get from others.

He doesn't get the amount of respect around the league that guys like Jake Long and Joe Thomas receive. I'm not saying that he isn't as good as them, but that I don't think he will get those kind of offers from other teams. Even if they can't work out a deal before he's scheduled to hit free agency, there is just no way he gets away from the team. He will be franchised if necessary, but I hope they get a deal early so we can franchise Barwin if needed.

badboy
06-15-2012, 01:15 PM
He doesn't get the amount of respect around the league that guys like Jake Long and Joe Thomas receive. I'm not saying that he isn't as good as them, but that I don't think he will get those kind of offers from other teams. Even if they can't work out a deal before he's scheduled to hit free agency, there is just no way he gets away from the team. He will be franchised if necessary, but I hope they get a deal early so we can franchise Barwin if needed.I agree 100%, he has been my #1 free agent to re-sign. I'd like to have them all back including Cody if possible. If we do sign them and sign Cush this season, I will never believe another thing about Texans cap I am told by the team.

robroy72
06-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Gah .. wheres the GIF of Rodney Harrison running into DB and coming off worse? Can't find it!

Playoffs
06-17-2012, 06:43 PM
Gah .. wheres the GIF of Rodney Harrison running into DB and coming off worse? Can't find it!

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/3057734_o.gif