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Old 11-07-2011   #81
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I believe badboy is correct and Foster is ERFA next year because his first year was not accrued. Worst case scenario he could be retained with an RFA high tender of around $1.5 mil.



You keep injecting Foster like it is a must do this coming off-season or we lose him and it just isn't true. Also Matt Schaub is signed for 2012.

Foster has to holdout if he doesn't get a deal. Plus, the Texans have promised him a new deal this season.

The Texans aren't going to go into Schaub's final season without an extension in place, I don't think.

I realize both are under Texans' control until after 2012 but circumstances demand things happen this off-season.
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It will be an interesting off-season, that's for sure!
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There is no way the Texans can franchise him next season. It would put them over the cap and prevent them from signing Foster, extending Schaub, etc... I'm almost positive they will have to sign him to a long term deal or let him walk. Remember, though, that the Texans could get some compensation back for Mario if he walks, depending on how the rest of free agency goes (compensatory selections). Likely though, the Texans wouldn't get draft picks but would have some spending money for free agency.

Perhaps they could franchise him then trade him. However, they better have a deal in place, otherwise they could end up in a very sticky situation.
You can go over the cap with franchise tags or free agents, you just have to have your top 53 contracts equal to or less than the cap total a couple days before the first game.
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I believe badboy is correct and Foster is ERFA next year because his first year was not accrued. Worst case scenario he could be retained with an RFA high tender of around $1.5 mil.



You keep injecting Foster like it is a must do this coming off-season or we lose him and it just isn't true. Also Matt Schaub is signed for 2012.
He was signed as an undrafted free agent to a 3 year contract for just over $3 million. ALthough injured in his first season, he did play and I think that year was accrued. He is in is third season & under the four year requirement to achieve UFA status. As the new television deal begins in 2014, I could see him signing a cap friendly deal with nice bonus & heavy laden on back end. If Mario signs a long term deal, same with him.
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There is no way the Texans can franchise him next season. It would put them over the cap and prevent them from signing Foster, extending Schaub, etc... I'm almost positive they will have to sign him to a long term deal or let him walk. Remember, though, that the Texans could get some compensation back for Mario if he walks, depending on how the rest of free agency goes (compensatory selections). Likely though, the Texans wouldn't get draft picks but would have some spending money for free agency.

Perhaps they could franchise him then trade him. However, they better have a deal in place, otherwise they could end up in a very sticky situation.
That's exactly what everyone said about Julius Peppers prior to the '09 season, yet he was franchised one final time in spite of everyone's belief that Carolina couldn't afford it.

Extending Schaub's contract could actually create room under the 2012 cap, and it's not like Mario's contract is zero against the cap - it's already anywhere from $15 - 18 Million. If they've made the judgement he's worth that much this season, it's tough to make be believe another $3.5 million (give or take) is going to put them in a position to let him go scott free. It may take a little juggling and creativity, but to say there's no way they can do it is silly - particularly since it's pretty much a given there will be some increase in the 2012 cap amount.

Also, thanks for reminding me that the Texans could get some compensatory picks if they did let him walk. The risk was high that in the period of time between when I wrote about it in my post, and you reminded me about it, I might have completely forgotten about that.
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Brooks Reed for DROY! He plays a position that wins the award frequently, and he has the motor to make plays that show up on highlight reels. Alas, he'll only win it once.
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Brooks Reed for DROY! He plays a position that wins the award frequently, and he has the motor to make plays that show up on highlight reels. Alas, he'll only win it once.
If he keeps playing like the last 4 games! Von Miller and Aldon Smith are bothing having great years too though.
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If he keeps playing like the last 4 games! Von Miller and Aldon Smith are bothing having great years too though.
Yeah, but Texans win DROY. It's what they do.
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If he keeps playing like the last 4 games! Von Miller and Aldon Smith are bothing having great years too though.
Von Miller has 31 tackles, 2 FF and 6.5 sacks through 8 games.

Aldon Smith has 13 tackles, 1 FF and 6.5 sacks through 8 games.

Brooks Reed has 25 tackles, 0 FF and 4 sacks through 9 games.


Reed is catching up, but he's behind a bit. 7 more games starting ought to give him ample opportunity to make a statement.
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Von Miller has 31 tackles, 2 FF and 6.5 sacks through 8 games.

Aldon Smith has 13 tackles, 1 FF and 6.5 sacks through 8 games.

Brooks Reed has 25 tackles, 0 FF and 4 sacks through 9 games.


Reed is catching up, but he's behind a bit. 7 more games starting ought to give him ample opportunity to make a statement.
Yea, he'll be getting more snaps through the final 7 games than he did during the first 9, I bet. I think we'll see some forced fumbles along the way too. I love the way he comes in at times with the tomahawk chop at the QB.
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You can go over the cap with franchise tags or free agents, you just have to have your top 53 contracts equal to or less than the cap total a couple days before the first game.
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That's the risk. What if the Texans franchise him in order to trade him and are $10 mil over the cap. If they can't trade him, they also can't recant the signed tag. Therefore, they have to clear $10 mil in cap space. That would be very, very ugly.
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That's the risk. What if the Texans franchise him in order to trade him and are $10 mil over the cap. If they can't trade him, they also can't recant the signed tag. Therefore, they have to clear $10 mil in cap space. That would be very, very ugly.
Well, I don't think they will need to cut anyone to maintain their cap figure. They already have 14.8 million dedicated to him this year, so another ~2 million won't be hard to find. Cut Derrick Mason and you got it. He doesn't deserve 2.2 million next year anyways.

I don't want to see the Texans get stuck holding the bag of 17 million guaranteed for an OLB either, but they may be forced to do it. I don't think it's the right move, as I don't believe his market value is above 12 a year, but we shall see.
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That's the risk. What if the Texans franchise him in order to trade him and are $10 mil over the cap. If they can't trade him, they also can't recant the signed tag. Therefore, they have to clear $10 mil in cap space. That would be very, very ugly.
The prior club can rescind the offer on an type tag including the exclusive and unexclusive and the player immediately becomes an unresticted free agent and can negotiate with any team.
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The prior club can rescind the offer on an type tag including the exclusive and unexclusive and the player immediately becomes an unresticted free agent and can negotiate with any team.
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After it has been offered but before it has been signed. Once signed, the Texans are obligated to it. At least, that is my understanding.
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Well, besides the obvious, it's the Browns...etc... it sure is nice to see these 2 2nd round guys Barwin and Reed showing up BIG in games. 3 sacks between them, a multitude of hits (boy Reed brings the WOOD) and countless other pressures. How many times did they slap McCoy on the back? Like every other play?

Mario's role is obvious now. If these 2 can keep it up, they've got a chance to mold something special into form. Mario's ability at OLB is nice but they have to see him at DE in the 3-4 base occasionally now. With Barwin and Reed outside, Smith and Mario inside give the QB fits AND it opens up the deception/Mario playing DE it doesn't matter that he's coming every down.


I could even see JJ Watt lining up at DT in the future. We'd have Mario, Watt, Smith, Barwin, Cushing, Reed all rushing the qb on a blitz.
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I could even see JJ Watt lining up at DT in the future. We'd have Mario, Watt, Smith, Barwin, Cushing, Reed all rushing the qb on a blitz.
On passing downs I'd like to see them all standing and moving around maybe one down lineman. Mix it up. Rush some, drop some.

All those guys would be nearly impossible to block.
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On passing downs I'd like to see them all standing and moving around maybe one down lineman. Mix it up. Rush some, drop some.

All those guys would be nearly impossible to block.
I saw this vs. Jacksonville. On a 3rd and long in the second half, the Texans only down lineman was Antonio Smith, who was playing NT. Everyone else was standing. Smith almost got a sack on the play.
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Big props to Brooks for creating pressure and getting some sacks! He's really filling in well for one of the league's best, especially for only being a rookie.

Now getting that out of the way... the guy, in my eyes, is still raw. He's beating people by pure speed. But if an OL gets their hands on him, I haven't seen him have the ability to shed the block. Right now, he's sorta a one-trick pony when it comes to rushing the passer.

But I'm really rooting for the guy to develop his rush moves. He needs to learn how to beat blocks in order to bring pressure and create havoc on every play. He needs to draw the protection's attention. Once he can do this, then we can start talking about the possibility of not bringing Mario back next season.
Yep, mark anderson had 14 sacks as a situational rusher as a 3rd round rookie. Since that time, he hasn't smelled double digit sacks. Cameron wmbley was the same although he had a rebirth last year. Those guys had 1 move, speed rush and couldn't convert speed to power. Hopefully reed will be capable one day, but right now he can't.
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