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srrono
01-22-2013, 01:53 AM
Is this team at a point where vets would want to come in the hopes of contending? There are some pretty good FA vets out there this year I would like to see one of these guys here to help our defense. The key thing is to get a guy who has something in the tank and has Championship experience to help our locker room as much as he helps on the field too.

Has to be guys willing to take vet min so it is complete guess work on guys that fit that request.


ILB Larry Foote (32yrs old) had 113 total tackles 2012 still playing at a high level PIT doesn't look like they are bringing him back if we could get him at Vet Min. Would you guys be intrested? Remember he would be only a 2 down player.

NT Casey Hampton (35yrs old)as a. run down player

S Ed Reed (34 yrs old)would be interesting as our dime DB but I think he will be way to expensive for back up.

S Ronde Barber (37yrs old) 2012 had 91 tackles 1 sack 4 ints still can play as a safety.

You guys think of any other possible candidates?

Scooter
01-22-2013, 03:29 AM
a superbowl winner is always a welcome addition, and there's no such thing as too much veteran leadership. on your list larry foote makes the most sense. foote has slowed down quite a bit, but still does everything well and would be exceptional depth in our weakest area. hampton would also be a great piece since we're not a NT dependent team, if he was cheap and available. reed and barber i see retiring with their respective teams.

rolyat93
01-22-2013, 04:34 AM
Pack might not bring back Charles Woodson

Urlacher is a FA this year. He's slowed up a little and they've brought in new coaches so he might walk or retire. He's a fan of Arian and buddies with Manning, lol.

Also, James Harrison most likely won't be back with the Steelers next season.(salary/age)

srrono
01-22-2013, 04:36 AM
Pack might not bring back Charles Woodson

Urlacher is a FA this year. He's slowed up a little and they've brought in new coaches so he might walk or retire. He's a fan of Arian and buddies with Manning, lol.

I think Woodson would be a good signing. Urlacher with age and injury history maybe not.

Scooter
01-22-2013, 05:05 AM
Urlacher is a FA this year. He's slowed up a little and they've brought in new coaches so he might walk or retire. He's a fan of Arian and buddies with Manning, lol.

urlacher would certainly be interesting. it seems he's lost favor in chicago and had very little positive to say even before the lovie smith firing. assuming health, he's still one of the most complete ILB's playing and would be an absolutely perfect match beside cushing. i'm sure it's fantasy land, but if we could attain foote for vet minimum and urlacher for 3/10mil we would (along with a late draft pick or two) turn our weakest link into dominance on defense while giving resources to retooling the offense.

Goodwrench3
01-22-2013, 07:36 AM
Urlacher is a good idea

amazing80
01-22-2013, 07:41 AM
$$$ is an issue.

silentassassin
01-22-2013, 08:15 AM
$$$ is an issue.

Let's not lose sight of this. It was a theme last offseason, and it will certainly be a big theme for the next few.

infantrycak
01-22-2013, 10:09 AM
Put down the bong if you believe any of those guys is signing for vet minimum.

b0ng
01-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Put down the bong if you believe any of those guys is signing for vet minimum.

More like a crackpipe really.

Double Barrel
01-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Put down the bong if you believe any of those guys is signing for vet minimum.

No doubt. As nice as it can be to daydream about vets like that coming to Houston, the reality is that it's not going to happen.

b0ng
01-22-2013, 10:34 AM
The only person who might come here for vet minimum would possiblhy be Foote, but I doubt some team transitioning to the the 3-4 wouldn't throw a couple of mil on top of that.

Rey
01-22-2013, 02:26 PM
You want Ed reed...Ed reed...

Ed reed....

..................

To come here to come off the bench.....

....as a dime back????

:Mcnugget:

badboy
01-22-2013, 04:58 PM
I'd rather see a trade of pick + maybe Tate to get a younger player stuck behind a starter not going anywhere like Myers.

ArlingtonTexan
01-22-2013, 07:15 PM
While we can never measure intangibles such as knopwing how to win, for any of this type of player to max out his value, he need to have tangible on the field abilility to play.

I mean Bradie James (not a superbowl winner, i know) is high character, football intelligent dude, but does not enough tangible football skill where his leadership, knowledge of the defense, etc matters.

Also, I have always believed that veteran leadership matters more when a guy has spent a good part of his career with a team.

Texan_Bill
01-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Put down the bong if you believe any of those guys is signing for vet minimum.

More like a crackpipe really.

No doubt. As nice as it can be to daydream about vets like that coming to Houston, the reality is that it's not going to happen.

I put those things down minutes ago, and I'm still not seeing it.

DX-TEX
01-22-2013, 07:35 PM
I want younger players not near cripples!

Thorn
01-22-2013, 07:46 PM
I don't give a damn who they pick up, as long as whoever it is helps bring home a trophy. Old guy, young guy, first female in the NFL, it won't matter if they parade that trophy downtown.

76Texan
01-22-2013, 08:11 PM
I put those things down minutes ago, and I'm still not seeing it.

You still have one bottle on each hand, but I guess you never notice them. :brando:

AJ-80
01-23-2013, 11:56 AM
He's not an old guy, but what are the chances that we land Wes Welker? I know he doesn't really fit into our system but just throwing out there.

dream_team
01-23-2013, 12:31 PM
He's not an old guy, but what are the chances that we land Wes Welker? I know he doesn't really fit into our system but just throwing out there.

I think he does fit nicely into our system. But at the age of 31, I think he's going to try to get one more big pay day.

rolyat93
01-23-2013, 01:21 PM
He's not an old guy, but what are the chances that we land Wes Welker? I know he doesn't really fit into our system but just throwing out there.

He'll command too much for Houston to even consider.

HoustonRaven
01-23-2013, 01:23 PM
The last thing you guys need is a champion (i.e. pricey) vet.

Correct me if I am wrong, but the cap is going to be a concern and some players are on the chopping block. I know I'd love to see Conor Barwin in purple.

Focus on the draft and I see you guys like NE, Ravens, Pitt, etc who build strong teams with lots of depth via the draft.

SheTexan
01-23-2013, 01:41 PM
Correct me if I am wrong, but the cap is going to be a concern and some players are on the chopping block. I know I'd love to see Conor Barwin in purple..

PLEASE!! Don't put any ideas in the head of that POS GM that we have! He's done enough damage! I'm beginning to think he has an interest of some sort in the Ravens as it is!! I fully believe that if it wasn't for him, it would be the Texans making a trip to NOLA, not the Ravens! JMO!!

badboy
01-23-2013, 02:45 PM
The last thing you guys need is a champion (i.e. pricey) vet.

Correct me if I am wrong, but the cap is going to be a concern and some players are on the chopping block. I know I'd love to see Conor Barwin in purple.

Focus on the draft and I see you guys like NE, Ravens, Pitt, etc who build strong teams with lots of depth via the draft.You are hereby corrected. lol Go to the MFL mock forum and at top read Dutchrudder's views on our free agent players and cap. Very interesting.

HoustonRaven
01-23-2013, 02:47 PM
You are hereby corrected. lol Go to the MFL mock forum and at top read Dutchrudder's views on our free agent players and cap. Very interesting.

Yeah, stand corrected then. Just noticed it's about $12 Million. Good stuff for y'all.

Still, I'd focus on retention rather than what the OP suggested.

Texan_Bill
01-23-2013, 07:53 PM
He's not an old guy, but what are the chances that we land Wes Welker? I know he doesn't really fit into our system but just throwing out there.

I would love to land Welker........ Anna Welker, that is. Not unlike bringing Jeff Garcia here to bring Carmella DeCesare here....

I know, I know...

:facepalm: Bill!

False Start
01-24-2013, 04:09 PM
Put down the bong if you believe any of those guys is signing for vet minimum.

I refuse! http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/bong.gif

But yeah, your exactly right.

rolyat93
02-06-2013, 05:50 PM
Chris Canty just got released.

Would love to have him. Obviously, he won't be cheap though.


http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8922629/ahmad-bradshaw-chris-canty-released-new-york-giants

DexmanC
02-06-2013, 08:32 PM
Well. Jacoby Jones just became a champion vet.

Couldn't hurt...

Seņor Stan
02-07-2013, 09:11 AM
I know I'd love to see Conor Barwin in purple.



If you see him out and about town, I'm sure you will... #hipster

rolyat93
02-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Richard Seymour cut as well. I'd eat my left shoe if we could sign him.