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Old 03-08-2014   #145
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Default Re: Texans' Cap space......and the rest of the League

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Originally Posted by Texian View Post
I think the best way to get out of cap hell is the process used by the Colts in 2012 season.

What the Colts are doing now is front loading their contracts and protecting themselves from cap hell. It is very hard for the Texans to compete against a team that has over $80 million to spend over two years when the Texans only have $10 million to spend. That's a lot of good new players vs only 1 or 2 new mediocre players.
You raise solid points but IMO oversell Indy's situation a bit. They are going to take chunks out of that $80 mil to retain folks to maintain their level of play, e.g. Vonte Davis who they have had for a total of $2.7 mil for the last two years who in all likelihood will be lost if not signed to a contract larger than the $8 mil/year Grimes contract. They are going to take a hit on either performance or cap for Brown as well. Our need to retain list for significant players is nil this offseason.

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
The lesson they need to learn is how to get the most out of their players. The "bad contracts" you are talking about are Andre Johnson, Matt Schaub, Johnathan Joseph, Arian Foster, Duane Brown, Chris Myers, Owen Daniels, Daniel Manning, Brian Cushing, Kareem Jackson, Jj Watt, Shane Lecler, & Whitney Mercilus. In that order.
How are you defining bad contract? Duane Brown is playing for well less than his market value. JJ, KJ and Mercilus are on dirt cheap rookie contracts. Even Mercilus isn't overpaid on his performance level and JJ is monumentally under market value.
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