Originally Posted by GP
So tell me, if you're Connor Barwin...and you've just watched Eric Winston get cut (for cap reasons). DeMeco traded (for salary reasons), and the Texans not keeping Brisiel and Dreessen, matched up with how the Texans have been knocking draft days out of the park with Wade Phillips at the controls...don't you think it's at least SOMEWHAT plausible or possible that Connor might be sort of gearing down a bit? How could he not?
What doesn't add up about that theory is that typically when a player is in a contract year, you see that player stepping up his game to improve his value---not coasting.