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Old 10-11-2004   #25
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I think salary plays a role, but I'm not sure it's a deciding factor in this case. If Peek played better against the run, or kept contain then I'm sure Capers would have him in the starting lineup, and use Babin as a situational pass rusher. Much like the scenario that played out in Cincinatti last season. The Bengals invested alot of money in Palmer, but they wanted to develop him slowly and gave the starting job to Kitna. Palmer is in now because he represents the futrue of the organization, and he's got a high salary. Babin and Peek are both young players, and both represent the future of the organization. So the team wants to develop both players. If Babin was a liability to the team when he's in the lineup I'm sure that the Texans would put Peek in the lineup if he were a better option. I don't see Babin as a liability, and I've seen him play better and better in each game this season. Peek is great, but he's got to learn his responsibilities when he's on the field. I feel he'll eventually be starting opposite of Babin at the other OLB position, but until that time he's still a very good situational pass rusher.
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