Originally Posted by Nitrofish
Listen, you can keep saying "An option is allowed to him under the CBA" all you want, it still will not make it true. If it were "Allowed" to him or any other players under the CBA, there would not be a fine for doing it. Use your brain. Your love fest with Andre Johnson is clouding your judgement.
The fact that he is the best player in Texans history has nothing to do with it. If your contention is that Dre does not have to follow the rules because he is Dre, then there is no helping you. This is a team sport, and Dre could not have accomplished the things he has without his teammates. Now he deserts his teammates when they need him most because he wants more money, or thinks he deserves to win a championship and you want to give him a pass.
Everyone is replaceable, and everyone is expected to abide by the rules, and by their contracts. The contracts that we are not privy to contain the language that spells out what is, and is not allowed, and the fact that teams cut players before their contracts are fulfilled is agreed upon therein.
Although I cannot say with absolute certainty that there is no language in Dre's contract that guarantees him a shot at the HoF. I would say it is highly unlikely any such language exists. Individual goals are not in the teams best interest, and only selfish players care about that. His contract most likely does not say "You will play for the Texans unless your individual goals are in danger" Trying to excuse his behavior because of that is absurd.
Dre statistically had a great year last season and was on a team that was undoubtedly worse than the team the Texans will field this season.
Dan Marino and Barry Sanders are both in the HoF. You know why? Because they were elite players, not because they won championships or played on good teams. Your straw man is falling apart.
Barry Sanders played in a Nfc championship game and Dan Marino played in a super bowl. Andre hasn't even played in a afc championship game I believe that's a big factor. If the Texans as a organization truly cared about those things even for their own organization they would have done what was necessary years ago.