Originally Posted by dalemurphy
Foster deal was classy. They told Arian to play out the 2011 season and he would be rewarded. He was an elite RB for two seasons for the Texans while getting paid like an undrafted free agent (chump change)... It was right for the Texans to reward him handsomely. It's very different than drafting a guy in the 1st round and then negotiating with a guy for his 2nd deal who already has $15 million in the bank. Foster played three seasons had probably failed to earn a total of $1 million and was one play away from the end of his career.
Not only were the Texans being ethical and classy, but NFL players make note of which organizations treat players the right way and which do not. Their generosity will pay off. Besides, I'm sure they can go to Foster and restructure if and when it is necessary.
C'mon Bro, I dont buy that one bit. Since this teams inception the Texans have been labled 'the classy organization' and how many superstar free agents have come here?
Fact of the matter is that Foster WAS an undrafted free agent, and should be happy to have been given the chance , furthermore the amount of the contract had plenty of people raising their eyebrows would Foster have been happy with 30 MILLION with 15 guaranteed VS the 45 MILLION deal he was given? Would there have been a holdout situation? I doubt it.
Ethics? These are grown men geting paid to play a game where the minimum salary is what 300,000 for a 'scrub' player? Popping Roids has an ethical incentive to it, punching funbags in the dog pile has some ethical implications. Handing out millions of dollars 'just because' has no ethical value.
I get it, you like Foster. So do I. I just think the contract was too much. Had a down year this year? What if next year he has yet another down year?
My opinion is that Rick Smith doesnt get enough of the heat, that Kubiak gets burned at the stake for the lack of ability in the front office to get the most value out of the cap.