Originally Posted by ObsiWan
O'Brien & co., with the exception of Kollar, haven't seen anything but video on the squad they inherited. They haven't seen what these guys can do in their offensive and defensive systems.
Plus, they're evaluating rookies in preparation for the draft and free agency.
Once you get past J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson, Duane Brown, and that level of player, I'm not sure they know what they have and what they're missing.
I wouldn't want to make cuts - except for financially driven cuts like Schaub - without seeing these guys on the field.
That & McNair believes we're not in rebuild mode. They believe in the players, especially the "core group" that core group is where all our money is
. Andre, Schaub, Jjo, Foster, Brown, Myers, OD, Manning, Cushing, Kj, Watt, Lechler, Mercilus, McCain, Hopkins, Reed, Newton, Harris... in that order.
We can cut just about everyone on that list for a cap savings, but it makes no sense to do so now as long as the top 51 salaries don't go over the cap.