Originally Posted by IDEXAN
You would certainly say that about Watt, but Cushing is coming off of a season-ending ACL, and anytime a player blows out his knee there's uncertainty associated with his return. Cushing return to play in 2013 could be shaky, atleast inconsistant because he's returning from a severe injury and he and the Texans might have problems reaching an agreement for a new contract ? And on top of that Cushing family back east might want him and their new grandchild/nephew-niece ( I don't ksow if he's got a son or daughter ?), to be closer to home ?
And I can see Cushings wife wanting a different, smaller house for their new baby, but I don't see them buying until they know more about their plans subsequent to the 2013 season ?
That is really what worries me. Is the Texans and Cushing being very far apart in terms of what they want to invest in him, and what he think he deserves, because of his knee. Let's say he has an off year next year. Its well known that ACL injuries can take a player another year after recovery for a player to really get back to being comfortable and really trusting their knee.
That, and who knows if he really wants to be closer to the eastcoast.