Book 'em Dan O takes a pay cut

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by hookinreds, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. hookinreds

    hookinreds Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    125
    Location:
    Round Rock
  2. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    448


    Guessing he didn't have such a good camp after all.


    :coffee:
     
  3. Wolf6151

    Wolf6151 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,613
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Pearland, Texas
    With the signing of Leinart this had to be a take the pay cut or get released situation for Dan-O, sucks to be him.
     
  4. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,922
    Likes Received:
    448


    I find it hard to believe that Kubiak could cut Orlovsky at this point in time.

    I guess he could have resigned JDB, because Leinart could not possibly be ready yet.

    I guess Kubiak has higher expectations from Leinart than most of us do.

    High draft pick on a qb next year?


    :coffee:
     
  5. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Austin
    I look at it more as motivation.

    If he practices at a high level he retains his exact same salary. He doesn't take a pay cut unless he's demoted.
     
  6. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,278
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    So Kubiak is still a genius? Brilliant!
     
  7. houstonspartan

    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,129
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    The Inner Loop
    Honestly, when I first heard about this contract restructuring, the first thought that popped into my head was: "Someone within this organization is a f-----g genius."

    They have both players by the gonads. They get both salaries to about an equal level, prompting a more level competition. And, even if one of them does not work out, but both show some improvement, they have both salaries low enough to make them decent trade bait down the line.

    B-r-i-l-l-i-a-n-t.

    This is some hardcore, championship team kind of business shrewdness. And, they don't have to worry about getting reputation for being cheap, because the Texans have shown very clearly that they take care of their performers.

    Sure, we need several more wins because that's all that counts, but, behind the scenes, this team knows exactly what they are doing.
     
  8. mattieuk

    mattieuk Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,484
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Yup. The only thing that pisses me off more than a dude getting $25,000 for standing on the sidelines, and perhaps helping out on a FG holding, is a dude who gets $25,000 and doesn't give a sh*t for standing on the sidelines.

    Make em earn it - money helps people to better themselves...lets see who wants it more.
     


  9. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    282
    Location:
    Austin
    That "someone" is named Rick Smith.

    And yes, he is.
     
  10. Brisco_County

    Brisco_County Texans worthy

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,635
    Likes Received:
    346
    Location:
    Austin
    It's Rick Smith. I think that every year he becomes a smarter GM. I already liked his drafts, but I realized that we had the right guy after the way he handled Dunta.
     
  11. MojoMan

    MojoMan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    9,864
    Likes Received:
    657
    Location:
    Houston
    That means Orlovsky has to win the competition with Lienart hands down, or Lienart gets the nod. If they are about even, it only makes sense to promote Lienart and save $1.25 million dollars.
     
  12. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,860
    Likes Received:
    711
    Yeah, poor guy, only making $850,000 a year. :crying:
     
  13. DerekLee1

    DerekLee1 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,299
    Likes Received:
    121
    I've been rooting for Dan O since he got here. And all through preseason I thought he was finally owning up to Kubiak's praise. And then on that first drive against TB, I looked at a buddy and smiled and said, "he's finally playing like a legit #2 to Schaub". And then the very next play - PICK SIX! $%*&

    I'm happy to see Leinart come in here, but am skeptical about a one-year deal. I wish they'd have signed him to a 2-year deal so we'd have him locked up for next season or as trade bait.
     
  14. Lucky

    Lucky Moderator

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    14,278
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    There are no trophies for business shrewdness. How does this contract re-negotiation make the Texans a better team on the field? Unless you're Dan-O or his agent, this is meaningless.

    Wondering where the "a contract is a contract" crowd comes out on this topic...:kitten:
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17,148
    Likes Received:
    1,409
    Double post.
     
  16. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    17,148
    Likes Received:
    1,409

    I can see the appearance of a "financial genius" (RS), but I'm failing to see the "genius" in having no second year option on Leinart. Without it, "trade bait" does not apply.

    That's the way things were to end up this year. How did that work out? We didn't end up even comfortable with one backup. And we certainly didn't end up with any trade bait.
     
  17. DexmanC

    DexmanC Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    6,092
    Likes Received:
    480
    Maybe the Texans are just a big-hearted team, who's willing to
    let Matt Leinart play apprentice to Gary Kubiak. Perhaps the
    expectation is that Leinart will re-sign in an act of gratitude.
     
  18. playa465

    playa465 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    50
    I think the trade bait applies to having an option to trade him this league year; and if there is still no CBA in 2011 I think Leinart turns into a RFA (don't quote me on this 1 though)...
     
  19. TexanBacker93

    TexanBacker93 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    108
    Location:
    Cypress, TX
    I'm pretty sure he would be a restricted free agent if there is no CBA and no lockout. Just like Pollard was for us this year. I think teams gain the extra 2 years before a player is unrestricted.
     

Share This Page