Originally Posted by IDEXAN
DeMeco was the odd man out when Wade Phillips arrived on the scene because Wades D scheme called for just one full-time ILB and as good as Demeco was in that full-time role Cushing was better. And since DeMeco had received a fat, new contract just the year before Wades arrival, it just wasn't feasible
cap wise to keep such an expensive part-time LB on the roster. Texans made the right decision back then, and it is still the right decision today.
I'd have liked to have heard that the Texans offered to renegotiate Ryans' contract. Didn't have to be a pay-cut, just a restructure. If he said no, then it's on him.
Of course it wouldn't hurt so bad had we got a promising ILB at some time since. Waiting on Sharpton to turn into that guy adds insult to inury (pun intended).
Two years in a row we've lost Cushing for a big part of the season. Would have been nice to have a healthy Demeco to fill in.