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Old 02-24-2009   #1
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Demeco was on 790 this morning and had some interesting things to say. He said he tried to negotiate a new deal with the team but the team stalled on him. He also said he would like to get a new deal before the season starts. He really sounds like hes not happy with the way things are being handled. He wants to be considered a priority, and he doesn't feel hes being treated that way. He said that hes sad to see Sage go because they had faith that he could step in and do the job. I just hope the team can get him locked up and change his feelings towards the way things are being handled. Oh, and another thing he was playing Madden against Morlon Greenwood, he was using the COWGIRLS, and Greenwood was using the Texans. Seeing Demeco in a Girls uni would make me sick..........

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I think they all want to be a priority but right now. Especially with the team having all kinds of money right now. However, guys like Demeco are not. They currently have to play under their contract. I think after FA and after the draft we will then make the resigning happen.
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Overall that is somewhat depressing. We, as a franchise have never been down this road before. I really hope that we can find a way to pay everyone.

Here is something I just posted on another thread:

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Look, getting good football players that you can afford to keep on your team for 8+ years is the key. value is about quality players for a reasonable price so that you don't have one guy who's making 4 times as much as someone with similar productivity. (see Anthony Weaver or Morlon Greenwood)

Being able to continue to pay Schaub, Winston, Pitts, Brown, Slaton, Johnson, Daniels, Walter, Leach, Williams, Ryans, Cochran, Okoye (maybe), and Robinson for years to come is what value is.

These are the core guys of this team. They are the playmakers that we need to keep together to continue to be successful. If we can get several playmakers at a reasonable price it is a better deal that getting one superstar for an astronomical price.

That's how teams like Indy and Pittsburgh were able to have continued success for over a decade.
I'm very concerned that we can pay everyone.

I'm almost hoping that all the moves we're making are so that we can pay everyone but It looks like we're stockpiling draft picks. We've got guys here that we need to lock up long term as well.
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Why are players wanted to get extended now? Don't they realize next year is uncapped? As in "Name your price!"
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Why are players wanted to get extended now? Don't they realize next year is uncapped? As in "Name your price!"
The "uncapped year" isn't a guaranteed thing yet despite all the speculation that it is.
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Probably most guys in the NFL wouldn't mind playing for Dallas.

Their players
a) get paid well above the going rate
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Sigh. Let's please not botch DeMeco's contract.
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Default Re: Interesting Interview With Demeco

First of all I think a deal will get done before the uncapped year happens.

I got to thinking about the steelers who have lost players to FA all the time and they continue to compete. I think I'm living in a dream land where we get to keep all our guys. I need to realize that we're going to loose key guys. Demeco is upset, Dunta's upset, Open Daniels is due his payday, we could loose some guys. It's going to be hard to handle. I just hope it's the right guys that we decide to keep!
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Guys like Demeco want an extension now because he wwont become a FA in the uncapped year. He'll be restricted, and so we can lowball him without letting him leave
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DeMeco needs to shut his mouth. Going public with the details of his negotiation is not helpful to him or the team, especially in the wake of the Dunta cluster.

SYFPH DeMeco!
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I have not been as big of a fan of DeMeco as each season passes.

His rookie year was his best. Stats can be skewed, unless they are off-the-charts phenomenal. I don't dig out stats, so help me if I am wrong: Has DeMeco had a better season, each season, than the year before?

I know that in watching him in his rookie year, he seems to be wherever the ball was. He was in on the tackle no matter what. And he often was the first guy to the ball carrier. Everyone, even the commentators, were saying how crazy good he was playing his rookie year.

But since that year, I don't see him playing the same. He has an arm injury, which has to be a shoulder separation because he wears that anti-dislocation device (left arm, I think) like Clinton Portis wears. And I just don't see the same "zip" in DeMeco that I saw in his rookie year.

Granted, he might have been under-the-radar in his rookie year. And now offenses are gameplanning against him, and ball carriers are aware of where he's at (or gonna' be at).

Still, hearing him gripe about his contract...on the heels of Dunta making little comments...is irritating to me as a fan. As a fan, I had been feeling he was not giving 100% on each play like he did his rookie year. And now I read this from the man himself. What conclusions do I make? And even though my opinion doesn't matter to DeMeco, the same opinion might be held by the Texans coaching staff and management. Dude is a GIFTED player, don't get me wrong. I'm sure the coaches think that, too. But there's a draft every year. We hit on DeMeco in the draft. We can draft a LB in round 1 or 2 and replace his butt in no time at all.

Here's to hoping the Texans coaching staff and management do what's best for the future and NOT what's best for the short-term. I think that's why teams like the Steelers have done so well: They are always ahead of the game on the big decisions. They make the tough cuts at the right times, and just find a way to always look to the future.
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The "uncapped year" isn't a guaranteed thing yet despite all the speculation that it is.
The less talked about aspect of the salary cap is that there is a salary floor in place also. That goes away with also, so there are some teams that will go cheap in 2010 if there is not an agreement in place.

And as someone else posted a believe that Ryans is in the group of players which won't become FAs 2010 if there is not an agreement, so he wants a deal now.
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I dont think Ryans is out of bounds to be asking for a new deal. A lot of teams have a 1 year rule, where players can only discuss restructuring or resining when they have 1 year left on their current contract.

Ryans deal is up in 2009, so this is the time for him to get the attention
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Did he sound like he was complaining or stating facts and dealing with them?
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Everybody wants to be priority number one.
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Everybody wants to be priority number one.
When is it my turn?

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Everybody wants to be priority number one.
Exactly. That was point when he really lost me in that interview. If he can't take his blinders off long enough to step into the team's shoes and see why they're not making him the top priority right now, he cannot realistically expect any movement in the negotiations process.
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Did he sound like he was complaining or stating facts and dealing with them?
He sounded like a whiny *****.
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Kris Brown is up for contract renewal in 2009 also.

I have a feeling some of our players are not as happy with Mr. SMITH as some of you guys are. He might be an asshat from hell to the players. We don't know what goes on behind closed doors.
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He sounded like a whiny *****.
LOL. I like it when people can call it like they see it.

There's no good that comes from a player doing this right after another teammate (especially on defense) has been tagged.

To me, the guy is piling on.

The players can think whatever they want about Rick Smith. It looks like we might finally have a GM who knows what he's doing.
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