Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
Well, it least we've already blown your "BoB has never paid for a top notch Asst coach, until Wade" assertion out of the water.
It must be nice to make such negative assumptions about folks simply because of what you wanted to think was true. If you've got any evidence (or even a logical line of reasoning) supporting why you think what you do, I'd love to hear it.
The fact of the matter is there's not going to be anything concrete that says what he was paid, but Sherman was coming off a 6 year stint as HC of the Packers that included 5 winning seasons, four trips to the playoffs, three NFC North divisional titles in a row, and a 57-43 regular season record. That sounds like someone who would have had some options, and that usually translates to dollars.
Rhodes had 5 years experience as an NFL HC- two of those years resulted in playoff teams, and one of them resulted in a trip to the NFC divisional title game. His last job prior to joining the Texans was as the DC for the Seahawks. His final two full seasons there, they'd been divisional winners, and had top 10 defenses (measured by yardage one year, and points allowed the other). He left Seattle because of health reasons. Again, no solid proof, but that strikes me as someone who would have had more than one team interested at the time he decided he was ready to return to NFL coaching.
At the time they were hired by the Texans, both guys had resumes and backgrounds that should have been desirable to more than a few NFL teams.
And both of them were out of work for more than 1 season before Gary hired them. More FoG if you ask me. I wish I knew a site that you could see what AC's have been paid throughout the yrs and the correlation between paying AC's vs winning teams.
Can you tell me what Sherman/Rhodes were paid PER yr while they were here? If not I think we are both jumping to conclusions. The fact that Sherman/Rhodes were out of work for multiple yrs before signing on with Gary leads me to believe they came on the cheap.