Demeco's contract and Mario Williams...

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  1. Rey

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    Would you cut Demeco to re-sign Mario?

    There was talk on the radio last night that the Texans would likely ask Demeco to re-structure his deal and if he refused to do so they'd essentially say "we enjoyed you, we love you, but you are making too much"...

    With Cushing obviously being the Alpha LB on the team now, would you be willing to pay both of those guys monster money and then have a prolem with some other guys down the road?

    I know everyone loves Demeco, but take emotions out of it for a second...

    Hell, take Mario Williams out of it for a second...

    Is Demeco Making too much money?
     
  2. Ryan

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    I don't think so. He rightfully earned that contract with his play and he came off of major surgery and performed pretty well and started hitting his stride towards the end of the season and in playoffs.
     
  3. NastyNate

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    I agree whole heartedly with this. Though I would love it if he were willing to restructure :hurrah:
     
  4. Rey

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    I get what you are saying...


    Does his deal in anyway hinder the team moving forward though? Is this a heart decision or a brain decision on your part?
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    Given the fact that Demeco's deal is only two years old, and has already been restructured once, I would doubt that releasing him would create much additional cap space for the 2012 season.
     
  6. Ryan

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    Well I definitely think he'd be willing to restructure. It may be a heart decision on my part, but my brain tells me he's not making too much to downright cut him.
     
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    I think Ryans rebounds due to better health. He should earn his contract $. My answer is no.
     
  8. Blake

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    I dont think so. Players out-play their contracts and they also underperform their contracts. DeMeco is coming back from a bad ACL tear and all he did was stand up every FB he faced and make them pay for rushing up the middle.

    What is he making next year? Roughly 6 million? Personally I think he is worth it. Hard worker. Shows the young guns how its done. Goes all out. Good role model in the community. Never in trouble.
     


  9. Double Barrel

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    While Cushing is the Alpha LB now, DeMeco is the heart of this defense.

    Ask him to restructure for the good of the team, but losing him should not be an option.

    I think Mario will be too expensive, and they did not seem to miss a beat when he got hurt.
     
  10. Rey

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    I don't know if I agree with the bolded...

    I think it's obvious a lot of players look up to Demeco...I think he was looking really good towards the end of the season...I think in our base defense we are right behind Patrick Willis and Navarro Bowman as far as ILB's go...

    But I think players feed off of Cushings energy (maybe even JJ Watt and Antonio) more so than Demeco at this point...I think we've got a few guys who are good players now and there realy isn't a central point anymore, but rather a collection of guys getting it done for the most part...
     
  11. welsh texan

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    I'd say give Demeco another year post-surgery to prove his value to the team.
    The guy has been the heart and soul for years and just because he was slowed whilst coming back last season doesn't mean we should cut him and let some other team snap him up.

    On the other hand, you don't get paid on past performance, and if it becomes clear next year that he won't get back to where he was, then you have to look at the amount he's earning and change it somehow.
     
  12. DexmanC

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    You guys see the defense when Demeco was gone? Energy without direction,
    and your defense becomes a sieve. He's definitely the brains on the field,
    and every good d-coordinator has at least ONE of those guys. Didn't you see
    him run the alignments when Atlanta tried to no-huddle? It's the small things
    that pay off big in this game.
     
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  13. gtexan02

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    I have no problem losing Demeco. He didn't even play the majority of snaps this year if I'm not mistaken. In a 3-4 defense, the ILBs are supposed to be tackle machines. Even Jay Forman outperformed Ryans as the #2 ILB in a 3-4.

    I love the guy, love his leadership, but he's no longer elite in this system and I would rather spend my money on guys like Foster, etc
     
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    He came out whenever we had our nickel and dime packages on the field. He wasn't even in many games for the majority of snaps
     
  15. DexmanC

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    I saw dude put Vonta Leach on his ass in a playoff game. When the Texans
    were blowing fools out at the start of the year, they played a lot of nickel
    and dime because the offense was putting 26-30 on folks.

    When the games got tight, you saw the need for Demeco. To say he should
    be stiffed on his contract or cut is an insane proposition.

    That's all I'm sayin...

    Peace.
     
  16. Vinny

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    Brian Urlacher came out in the same game conditions....he went to the Pro Bowl. People latch on to this tidbit way too much. DeMeco looked like his old self late in the year. Ryans would be a big, big loss for this team. Look back two years ago when we lost him....the team wasn't even competitive defensively the rest of the way. We had a decent record till Ryans went down....look at the record once he was injured. We didn't win many games after that.
     
  17. srrono

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    I think Ryans should atleast take a pay cut or restructure his contract
     
  18. badboy

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    why? coming off injured year and playing much better end of season. Should be good to go game one.
     
  19. Señor Stan

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    DeMeco = Heart and Soul.
     
  20. srrono

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    6 mil a year is for a every down LB
     

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