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Old 05-15-2004   #21
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But then Wong would be our 2nd highest paid LB on the team playing backup, I just can't see it happening.
Thats why I dont see Peek winning the OLB position from Wong, although I dont see why you wouldnt want to put your best players on the field regardless of salary.
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Because that would be 11.5 mil tied up in Sharper, Wong, and Foreman this year. That is about 15% of our cap tied up in 3 LB's, with Wong making 3.8 mil this year. He would make more than twice as much as Foreman, who is a starter, to come in as relief. Way too much for a backup LB.
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then maybe we let wong and peek fight for the job and if peek wins we cut formen
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I think the question might be "Is Peek strong enough against the run to hold up for all the downs?". If he is, Wong would likely move inside, something that I think would be a good thing. May not see it until next year or possibly late this year, but at some point, IMO the LB line up will be Babin, Wong, Sharper, Peek. Foreman as ILB backup and Orr as OLB backup and a couple of others thrown in as additional backups/rotation.
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But then Wong would be our 2nd highest paid LB on the team playing backup, I just can't see it happening.
If you start Peek and use Wong as a backup, the cap implications are exactly the same as if you start Wong and use Peek as a backup, so I don't see that as a factor (from the teams point of view), particularly in his last contract year. I would guess that the Texans have decided that Wong is definately going to be one of the linebackers they keep AND that they have room in the cap this year for their LB group.

I have no idea how the Texans are going to use Wong, Peek and Foreman, but I feel that Babin (they will give Babin every chance to keep the starting LOLB spot) and Sharper are set.
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I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. This guy was a bust from day one. Not quick enough to play the OLB position and looked out of shape most of the season! Peek will bring the attitude and aggressiveness to start the season. Question is, what are we going to do with Peek and Babin? Does Peef go to Weak OLB and Wong get moved inside?
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Question is, what are we going to do with Peek and Babin? Does Peef go to Weak OLB and Wong get moved inside?
This thread ought to shed some light on what is going on with the linebackers.
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