Originally Posted by thunderkyss
If we can't "sign our own guys" because we didn't want to overpay, I'm fine with that. I valued Quin at $3-4M he got paid $5.7M. You've got to draw the line somewhere & if the Texans drew their line at $4.5M.... so be it. If Quin started at $8M (with the franchise tag being $6.8M) They probably didn't see any point in making an official offer.
Mario... again, a non-starter. Briesel, probably should have been a $1-2M guy. Why pay him $3M or $4M?
Now cutting Winston, that's a different story. Maybe they paid him more money thinking he would step up as a leader or player & that just didn't happen. They realized they were in a position where they couldn't pay him what they "hoped" he would earn.
JjWatt & Cushing. I don't know where it is, but there has to be a line somewhere. If Jj Watt is looking for $60M guaranteed I hope the Texans say no. Someone will pay him that if he continues to play at this level, but I hope it's not the Texans. If Cushing wants to get into the $8-10M club, I hope the Texans say no.
But they better have some damn good coaching staffs in place churning out solid football players or we'll be in a position where we may not have a choice & have to overpay our own guys.
I thought Quin got $4.7M? I'm pretty sure he did, which from everything I have read moat feel it was a fair deal & not an overpay. I do agree ovetpaying is not the answer, but neither is putting all your eggs in 1 basket, Ed Reed, as all the other quality players are being signed. I think there are too many holes to fill w/ 1 draft class & a QUALITY vet or 2 will need to be signed or there will some obvious weaknesses that will be exposed ala the right side of the o-lineman in 2012. I'm not happy that it seems Smith got left at the alter again just as Asomugha did him, but I'm hoping he is licking his wounds as he's on the phone. Unfortunately, I believe if Reed doesn't sign, which I don't think he will for the record, I think we could possibly get stuck w/ another Cowturds castoff in Sensabaugh. Ain't nothing like filling a need w/ an ex-cowturd player & realizing it was a mistake. What can you do...