Originally Posted by ObsiWan
That remains to be seen. We've all seen players that excel on one team, leave for a "sweet" F/A payday and then fail miserably with the new squad.
Putting all the if's and's and but's aside, the point and the question is: Who has the competitive advantage?
Originally Posted by thunderkyss
We could have easily signed D'Qwell Jackson & depending on the structure of Red Bryant's deal, we probably could have done that too.
The Jags can do it 10 times over, that's not what's going to make them better.
Had we avoided injury to key players, Arian, Cushing, OD, Manning & the other Texans played up to their contracts, most notably Matt Schaub, we'd have been in the divisional round again. Can't say the same for the Jags.
Our problem isn't that we've mortgaged our future, it's that we paid guys like Derek Newton & Brice McCain $1M. While they paid that money to Ty Hilton & Vontae Davis.
By easily if you mean by pushing as much dead money to 2015 as possible and restructuring several more contracts and borrowing more money from the future then YES.
The Texans are currently $10 million under the cap, of which $5 million must be allocated to IR replacements, LTBEs and Practice Squad. That leaves $5 million to replace 15 contracts now missing as a result of free agency, then the answer is a BIG FAT NO!
Now if want to start with all your if's and's and but's, what about this and what about thats, finesse and finagle then you can make a case for signing Jackson. There is NO WAY the Texans could sign another 6 or 7 players of similar value like both the Colts and Jaguars can. Regardless what your Hocus Pocus bag of tricks is telling you, It Ain't Gonna Happen!