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Old 03-10-2005   #241
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you know what's really sad about this...if this is about the comments sharper made towards the end of the season i can't help but think that capers and casserly are handling this like a bunch of babies...ya'll are grown men can't ya'll act like it...simply releasing sharper cannot be a possibility...they need to find a trade suitor and atleast get a draft pick...better to get a 4th rounder than nothing at all...i really feel for sharper i honestly think that casserly could of handled this a lot better and i hope this isn't a sign of things to come from him
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Mushin Muhammed was a Carolina Panther fan favorite and he was released after they were unable to get a trade.

Troy Brown was a New England Patriots fan favorite and he was released without a trade.

Fan favoritism ranks very low on a GM's totem pole when managing a salary cap. The results of the team meetings are becoming very obvious. They have evidently concluded that the lack of a pass rush last season was not the fault of the line, but of the linebacking core.

The fact that the moves that the Texans' staff are making are so "surprising", indicates how little we know about what is going on. I would give my left arm to be a fly on the wall inside those team meetings.
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You guys are being to sentimental . Its obvious Capers and Casserly don't believe Sharper and Foreman are vital to get where they want to go . Foreman dropped of the planet last year and I don't believe Sharper is getting any better .
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Fan favoritism ranks very low on a GM's totem pole when managing a salary cap. The results of the team meetings are becoming very obvious. They have evidently concluded that the lack of a pass rush last season was not the fault of the line, but of the linebacking core.

The fact that the moves that the Texans' staff are making are so "surprising", indicates how little we know about what is going on. I would give my left arm to be a fly on the wall inside those team meetings.
Well said. In addition, Joe Fan complains when changes are made and when the team performs poorly will equally complain about changes that were not made. There is no way for CC, DC and the staff to keep all the fans happy. They (CC & DC) have a strategy and we should sit back and wait and watch. This is a sport for entertainment to the fan, but unfortunately, to the participants it's a business as this event has reminded us.
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geez guys, dont forget me. [/quote]



Or me.


I certainly don't know the whole story here but Sharper is still a great player. He is one of the best mlb in the league and he isn't fighting injuries or missing entire seasons to rehab or having a really off year like some players we know. He has been with us from the start and has played his butt off. Sharper even stated that he thought he would spend the rest of his career here and is willing to renegotiate his contract.
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How much was Foreman's signing bonus? Doesn't he still have 3 years left (including 2005)?
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word on the street is that sharper will cost a "mid-round pick". i certainly hope it would be better, but yes, i agree that the texans must be targeting either DJ in the draft (by moving up), or somebody else that would be an impact player on defense.
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Sharper was on the news last night talking and there are some things he said that yall need to understand.

#1. A trade is not very likely. he isnt getting alot of interest.

#2. He said that he offered to restructure his contract, but that we released him instead.

#3. He said that he wanted to retire a Texan, but that now he wants to be released.



SO.. there is no "why dont we just restructure and keep him".. he will either be released, or traded.

As far as our LB corp goes.. I find it hard to beleive that we decided Sharper wasnt doing his job. I think we released him because we want to redo our LBs.. but also because we figured we could trade him for something. Now we are just going to lose a great LB, and get nothing for it.
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I think Sharper made the mistake of not toeing the company line with a remark or 2 he made last year about the teams directions and got into managements doghouse and now can't get out. And I'm not surprised they
can't get more than a mid round pick for him - vets like Jamie just don't
fetch that much in the way of college draft picks.
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I think Sharper made the mistake of not toeing the company line with a remark or 2 he made last year about the teams directions and got into managements doghouse and now can't get out. And I'm not surprised they
can't get more than a mid round pick for him - vets like Jamie just don't
fetch that much in the way of college draft picks.

Well then lets get a frickin mid round pick. Outright release is unnacceptable.
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I think we released him because we want to redo our LBs..
You're a little ahead of the game here--he hasn't been released yet.

Something else for people to keep in mind--just because Sharper says he was willing to restructure doesn't mean his demands were reasonable. Sure he might have done something to reduce his cap for a year or two but he may have been demanding a longer time period for the contract than the Texans were interested in or a really big signing bonus. Sharper may think a 6 year deal with a $12 mil signing bonus and league minimum in the 1st year is reasonable because his cap hit would go down to $2.7 this year but the Texans may not think he has 6 years left in him and if the contract doesn't have a long term you can't pro-rate out a large bonus.
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From the Point to Ponder department:

The fact that none of the 31 other teams are beating on Casserly's door seeking a trade for Sharper ought to be an eye opener for some.
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How much was Foreman's signing bonus? Doesn't he still have 3 years left (including 2005)?
Sharper's dead money for the last year of his contract would be $1.375 mil. Foreman's dead money for the last three years of his contract would be $1.32 mil.
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I believe the Texans are building for the long haul . Why not get younger in the middle now as apposed to a couple of years from now . I know he's the best defensive player on a team thats 3 yrs old but you can't say our future is Sharper .
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I am so irked at all this.
Jamie was one of FEW Texans players who were consistant. He came to play each game at 100%, something the rest of the team can't say. He should continue to suit up as a Texan and retire here. I need to contact Casserly, how do I do this? I am serious!!!!!!!!!

I find it quite refreshing to hear that some players (not the mouthy ones, but the respectful ones) make comments about how they are being coached and managed. Just goes to show that they are as in tune with it as we (the fans) are. If a good vet player like Jamie makes a comment and is known to be a great guy, kind of makes you stand back and think about what he says more. Is he seeing what we see? Is he saying what we are saying? He gets it in the tush because he is employed by them and is in the spotlight. We get ignored as the uneducated ignorant masses. Guess there is no such thing as constructive criticism in the NFL. It is all about the Benjamins and keeping Jamie is that way too, if you look at it in a WINNING SEASON sort of light. Putting the young talent out there with no mentor is not too smart IMO.
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The Texans did not have the best defense last year . If Sharper was the leader he did'nt lead to well . I don't think Sharpers rants made a bit of difference . He did'nt play that great . The Texans need to get younger on the front seven ,why noy start now . If the Texans are 7-9 again fans are going to look at Capers and Sharper will be long gone . My gut feeling is the Texans will be at least as good as they were last year on defense .
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I believe the Texans are building for the long haul . Why not get younger in the middle now as apposed to a couple of years from now . I know he's the best defensive player on a team thats 3 yrs old but you can't say our future is Sharper .
You can't say it is Payne either but we resigned him.
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What is the alternative to Payne ? Don't say no gain .
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The fact that none of the 31 other teams are beating on Casserly's door seeking a trade for Sharper ought to be an eye opener for some.
They may be waiting to pick him up after he is cut so it doesn't cost them any draft picks. The Texans probably want too high of a draft pick in return and every team in the league knows that we are going to release him if he can't find a trade. Sharper will play this year.
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I am so irked at all this...I need to contact Casserly, how do I do this? I am serious!!!!!!!!!
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