Originally Posted by thunderkyss
But you can't provide any examples where that philosophy has hurt us.
We don't make a habit of paying for people who are no longer here. There was no dead money for players no longer on the roster in 2013.
Unless you're talking about paying Antonio Smith $8M in the last year of his contract & Wade Smith $5M in the last year of his when their salaries were much lower in the first years.....
But since you point to Gosder Cherilus' contract as a model of success, which is structured the exact same way.... that can't be what you're saying.
For starters cutting a handful of players and trading Ryans to pay Foster when he could've tendered.
Here is the primary example:
For the last 3 years the Texans have NOT had enough salary cap space to sign any notable Free agents except vet minimums. ANd the only way they have been able to complete their 53 man roster is after they have restructured player contract(s) (borrowing money). This is the Texans bad habit. Short Term Gain in exchange FOR Long Term PAIN. Contrary to popular belief a team CANNOT live by the draft alone.