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Old 04-26-2005   #1
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Why? It makes me laugh that guys like he and Sharper crumble under the fact that there MIGHT be some more competition at their spot. I thought Glenn was a bigger man that that. It makes me realize what a great man a guy like Roger Clemens is. Despite the fact that he's still a Cy Young pitcher, he said when he resigned with the Astros this year that he wanted to be around to see the younger guys grow and help them get better. Shame on Aaron for not being the same way.
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Why? It makes me laugh that guys like he and Sharper crumble under the fact that there MIGHT be some more competition at their spot. I thought Glenn was a bigger man that that. It makes me realize what a great man a guy like Roger Clemens is. Despite the fact that he's still a Cy Young pitcher, he said when he resigned with the Astros this year that he wanted to be around to see the younger guys grow and help them get better. Shame on Aaron for not being the same way.
I doubt that is it at all. More than likely the Front office said, "Aaron, we think you might be better off shopping around and seeking a trade because unless you come down off your salary a whole lot we are going to release you before the season starts..."

I bet it went something like that. But that's just me guessing and who really knows until the deal is done and we get the annoncement?
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Why? It makes me laugh that guys like he and Sharper crumble under the fact that there MIGHT be some more competition at their spot. I thought Glenn was a bigger man that that. It makes me realize what a great man a guy like Roger Clemens is. Despite the fact that he's still a Cy Young pitcher, he said when he resigned with the Astros this year that he wanted to be around to see the younger guys grow and help them get better. Shame on Aaron for not being the same way.
Are you serious? HE is going because they are moving in a different directiong. He is still talented enough to start somewhere in this league and the same goes for sharper. Why the hell should he stay to be a bench player, when he can go start somewhere else? Aaron Glenn is doing the right thing for him.

Why should he be loyal to a team that just traded to replace him? Its called free agency, and he deserves to be cut so he can find somewhere where he will be appreciated.

And as far as I know Clemens is still a starting pitcher for the team. And you will never ever see him reduced to a middle reliever...because he will retire before that would ever happen.

That is beside the fact that he is getting paid alot of money to be a nickleback, so the texans were looking to cut him. You dont need to spend millions upon millions on a nickleback when that money could be spent elsewhere.
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I think that it could be a number of things going on in Glenn's head well first as you said it could be that he can't stand the position that he's been put in with PB hittin the scene, considering the fact that he has be the #1 corner his entire NFL career, it's probably not something that he can except in a way that's understandable but in a way it's not, sometimes you have to make run for the new and accept it. You remember Ricky Watters (The Guy B4 Shaun Alexander)? We all gotta go sometime no matter how good you were...

Another thing that could be going on in his head is that, he maybe feel like he's got 1 or 2 more yrs left before he retires and he doesn't wanna risk leaving his career as a backup and he wants to go out the way that all football stars dream of. And I can't fault him for that either. Either way it doesn't matter to me cause we continue to get younger and faster on Defense and I'm loving it.. D-Rob, PB, Greenwood, Peek, Babin, Earl and Johnson..

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Yall act like they told Glenn straight up "You're not going to start"

Please...do some of you not realize PB was not starting some games for Oakland last year?

Quit making assumptions before you pop off.
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I think someone else in another thread also put it best, that the elite athletes are usually the last ones to realize their skills are fading. Much like a Craig Biggio.
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Quit making assumptions before you pop off.
You made an assumption yourself in your first post. You don't know exactly what happened between the Texans and Glenn, yet you assumed that Glenn quit on the Texans.
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Glenn did not quit the Texans and the Texans did not quit Glenn it was a mutual break-up that was best for both parties. They asked Glenn to take a serious pay cut in order to stay or that he should move on to another team. The fact of the matter he will go play for another team and get paid more than what we were offering in the pay cut. That is the plain and simple truth. You all can speculate and meander about your thoughts but this is how the business of football works. It sucks to lose someone with his skills and leadership but it is what it is so we will move on and PB will be looked upon to come up big or Faggins will be our starter, it is that simple...
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All I know is PB better have a break out year.
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Yea PB better come with the right attitude but i think he will.

Let's face it this is a BUSINESS. Why should Glenn have to take a paycut?

Loyalty? In the NFL is like going trying to turn a hooker into a housewife.

Let's face it a CB of glenn's talent can still go somewhere and START not to mention beyond that make as much money as he was making with the texans. I'm sure he enjoyed his hometown team much but its a business at the end of the day and loyalty has nothing to do with it.
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I doubt that is it at all. More than likely the Front office said, "Aaron, we think you might be better off shopping around and seeking a trade because unless you come down off your salary a whole lot we are going to release you before the season starts..."
I bet it went something like that. But that's just me guessing and who really knows until the deal is done and we get the annoncement?
Hey USMC_dude you're not just guessing, I think you probably gotta a good
take on just how things went down in that meeting. But the thing is our D
was gettin real long in the tooth and anytime now some of the vets will begin to hit the wall. And at the same time they are real expensive !
With some of these changes we're making to the D now, we are gonna go
from being old to having only a couple starters on the D who are out of their 20s, and they will be a lot more cap friendly.
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Glenn was on the radio just now and said he asked to be let out. He was praising the Texans for letting him control his future. I think he was afraid of being a late cut due to his salary.
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HOUSTON -- Veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn, one of the original Houston Texans, was released by the team Tuesday to clear room for the recently acquired Phillip Buchanon.

"We want to thank Aaron Glenn for all that he's done for the Houston Texans both on and off the field," Texans general manager Charley Casserly said. "He's been a very fine player for us. ... We wish him well as he goes forward in his career."

Houston coach Dom Capers met with the 12-year veteran shortly after the team picked up Buchanon in a trade with Oakland last week and offered Glenn the options of reduced playing time or finding another team.

The Texans will pair Buchanon with 2004 first-round draft pick Dunta Robinson, giving them a pair of speedy and talented 24-year-old cornerbacks.

Both the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots were believed to be interested in trading for the veteran before he was released.

Glenn, who turns 33 in September, becomes the fourth defensive starter for the Texans to leave this offseason. Inside linebackers Jamie Sharper and Jay Foreman and strong safety Eric Brown were released in March, part of the Texans' offseason makeover of a defense that finished in the bottom third of the NFL for a second straight season.

Glenn was one of the franchise's most popular players and a leader in the locker room.

"I appreciate all that he has done for us in the time that he's been here," Capers said. "He set the tone as far as leadership and work ethic for our franchise over the first three years. You hate to lose him, but it's the nature of the business."

Glenn, a Texas A&M product, played with the New York Jets for eight seasons before joining his hometown Texans in the 2002 expansion draft. He was selected to his third Pro Bowl in the team's first year but was limited to only 11 games in 2003 because of various injuries.

He rebounded with a solid season in 2004, intercepting five passes and making 63 tackles while serving as a mentor for Robinson.

"It was a good stint with Houston. I got a lot out of it," Glenn told Houston television station KRIV. "There are still some other teams involved where I can be a starter. I still have some decisions to make."
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Then I'm okay with that. If he was going to be a June 1 cut, and he knew that, I take back my first post. I think the organization is doing well and showing other players in the league that if they come here, they won't have to deal with playing games with the front office. I think teams that cut players on June 1 are chickensh!t, for lack of a better word.
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That or they are cap-strapped and don't really have much of a choice.
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looks like Aarron has a high opinion of Faggens
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HOUSTON -- Veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn, one of the original Houston Texans, was released by the team Tuesday to clear room for the recently acquired Phillip Buchanon.

"We want to thank Aaron Glenn for all that he's done for the Houston Texans both on and off the field," Texans general manager Charley Casserly said. "He's been a very fine player for us. ... We wish him well as he goes forward in his career."

Houston coach Dom Capers met with the 12-year veteran shortly after the team picked up Buchanon in a trade with Oakland last week and offered Glenn the options of reduced playing time or finding another team.
The Texans were straight-forward and candid with Glenn. I appreciate the fact that the team didn't string him along and showed him his due respect. I heard Glenn interviewed on 610am and he praised the team. I think this kind of behavior from the Texans will go a long way in landing future players. Players know how this business works and the team was good enough to let Glenn choose his path.
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It's part of the business, we haven't seen the end of it yet. We brought in some younger players to compete and that was the right way to do it. If a player doesn't want to be here then let them go. It's good for the Texans any way you look at it. He is happy and we saved some money and got younger and faster at the same time. Now you can teach the younger players the system that will make them excel. I think we will be a better D this coming season than we have ever been. Caper have done that in Pittsburg before. They were like a factory, making LBs, Ss and CBs.
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where did you see this?
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Let me put an end to this right now.

Glenn didnt show up on friday to workouts and told a teammate that he didnt think that glenn fit the mold of a Texan. He basically made the blunt statement Buchannon wouldn't fit into the team first concept.
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