Originally Posted by infantrycak
You are fabricating your own plot.
Winston - many people were complaining about his play for a couple seasons, said he was overpaid and wanted him cut. Was money a consideration? - sure as it should be for every player evaluating cost v. performance. They were proven correct by his getting cut again after 1 season at his new team.
Vickers - JAG whose roster spot was filled by someone making a similar salary. They don't just cut and leave the spot open. At his position there was a great deal of excitement in what Casey might provide.
Lienart - in many ways less than a JAG. Are you claiming this somehow hurt the team? TJ now had real game experience. Leinart was unnecessary.
DeMeco - again, wasn't performing to his contract. There are plenty of threads around here on how he had not come back well from injury and did not fit our 3-4 well.
Graham - signed May 7th for another leg in camp which is done every year. That's a week after the draft and had nothing to do with Bullock having a bum leg. Bullock tore his groin months later in the preseason.
Jacoby Jones - underachieving WR who people had been screaming to cut for a few years (in addition to the playoff gaff). Right now there is a thread wanting to cut Martin in his 2nd year and it has nothing to do with the cap. The Texans had just drafted 2 WRs to upgrade the position. When JJ was released the Texans did not need cap room for Graham. <----ERRONEOUS STATEMENT
You are trying to sell these as "forced to by the cap" moves. That ignores all the perfectly legitimate reasons to make them. The only one which arguably hurt them on the football field was Winston. The rest are ordinary churn, part of every team's analysis of what deadwood to get rid of and where upgrades can be made.
Lot's of excuses there Ritchie...Let's review
Winston was a cap casualty simply because he offered the most cap relief without any penalty. It's that simple no matter how you try to spin it. None of your excuses, precognition or clairvoyance apply.
Lienart, Vickers and Ryans were cap casualties regardless of how you try and spin it. They were high end salary cap relief and that's why they were released. No way the Texans could have re-signed Foster without some major cap relief. It's that simple no matter how you try to spin it.
Even with all the cap casualties the Texans still had to restructure contracts (Johnson & Joseph $10 mil) in order to get the season under way. It's that simple no matter how you try to spin it.
Graham - signed May 7th for another leg in camp which is done every year.
- If that were the case they would have done that in 2013. They didn't and that makes your argument null & void. It's that simple no matter how you try to spin it.
Your mentality of the salary cap is exactly why there are salary cap problems.Learn to follow the money. Learn and understand that most all decisions made are a direct result of the money available.
Your post will be more accurate and filled with less excuses.
How's your Mecedes-Benz 2dr Roadster SL63 AMG Convertible? Oh you don't have one. You can't afford it. I understand, I can't either.