Originally Posted by Lord Bills
A guy speaks his mind, has a voice of his own, lets his opinion be known and what do we do?
We cut and release him. 3 guys, two young talented players smoke weed (cigars whatever) and we cut them straight out.
This Zero Tolerance Draconian style Philosophy HAS. GOT. TO. STOP.
Really? They didn't cut anyone contributing to the team, at all... I don't see any zero tolerance philosophy from that...
As a Cowboy fan in the Jimmy Johnson era- Jimmy gave a lot of rope to quality players (which has been well documented). However, when a mediocre player or non-essential player screwed up, he dumped him immediately.
The Texans clearly have a different talent acquisition policy than that Cowboy team did (prioritizing character more highly). However, I don't see any sign that they are less tolerant or more reactionary to players on the team. Maybe his comments were an excuse to cut dead weight... But, dead weight is dead weight. They tolerated Dunta Robinson until he was utterly worthless. They have handled Antonio Smith throughout the five years of his contract. Pollard was vocal as well and the Texans didn't cut him during a season and only let him go after his atrocious on field performance throughout 2010.