Highest Paid Offensive Line in the NFL?

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  1. the wonger need food

    the wonger need food Hall of Fame

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    Can someone do a little research and find out how our line compares with others on the pay scale. I know they are all overpaid, but it would be nice to see how they compare. My guess is that they are in the top 5.
     
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    Player Team Base Salary Sign Bonus Other Bonus Total Salary Cap Value
    Tait, John Bears $ 535,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 9,550,000 $ 13,085,000 $ 10,585,000
    Ogden, Jonathan Ravens $ 3,473,529 $ 5,686,470 $ 1,500,300 $ 10,660,299 $ 9,102,289
    Samuels, Chris Redskins $ 5,132,000 $ 0 $ 1,400,000 $ 6,532,000 $ 8,749,921
    Jones, Walter Seahawks $ 7,084,800 $ 0 $ 0 $ 7,084,800 $ 7,084,800
    Pace, Orlando Rams $ 6,021,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 7,021,000 $ 7,021,000
    Davis, Leonard Cardinals $ 4,815,000 $ 0 $ 200,000 $ 5,015,000 $ 5,775,416
    Allen, Larry Cowboys $ 3,500,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 3,500,000 $ 5,558,333
    Runyan, Jon Eagles $ 4,500,000 $ 0 $ 700 $ 4,500,700 $ 5,500,700
    Nalen, Tom Broncos $ 3,400,000 $ 0 $ 405,500 $ 3,805,500 $ 5,105,000
    Lepsis, Matt Broncos $ 3,800,000 $ 0 $ 200,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 5,100,000
    Shields, Will Chiefs $ 3,400,000 $ 0 $ 403,700 $ 3,803,700 $ 4,970,366
    Anderson, Willie Bengals $ 3,350,000 $ 0 $ 500,000 $ 3,850,000 $ 4,921,428
    Faneca, Alan Steelers $ 2,525,000 $ 975,000 $ 251,600 $ 3,751,600 $ 4,374,350
    Hartings, Jeff Steelers $ 2,550,000 $ 1,150,000 $ 50,000 $ 3,750,000 $ 4,211,665
    Hopkins, Brad Titans $ 760,000 $ 3,740,000 $ 4,600 $ 4,504,600 $ 4,127,932
    Weiner, Todd Falcons $ 2,400,000 $ 0 $ 504,800 $ 2,904,800 $ 4,004,800
    Woody, Damien Lions $ 2,000,000 $ 9,000,000 $ 504,000 $ 11,504,000 $ 4,004,000
    Rivera, Marco Packers $ 2,500,000 $ 0 $ 802,400 $ 3,302,400 $ 3,927,400
    Birk, Matt Vikings $ 2,590,000 $ 0 $ 405,100 $ 2,995,100 $ 3,920,877
    Shelton, LJ Cardinals $ 3,000,000 $ 0 $ 4,300 $ 3,004,300 $ 3,837,633
    Fabini, Jason Jets $ 2,400,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 2,404,000 $ 3,704,000
    Roaf, William Chiefs $ 2,000,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 500,000 $ 3,750,000 $ 3,586,904
    Gandy, Wayne Saints $ 2,750,000 $ 0 $ 400 $ 2,750,400 $ 3,583,733
    Miller, Fred Titans $ 660,000 $ 3,840,010 $ 3,900 $ 4,503,910 $ 3,547,252
    Thomas, Tra' Eagles $ 1,950,000 $ 0 $ 250,000 $ 2,200,000 $ 3,495,714
    Williams, Mike Bills $ 486,250 $ 1,250,000 $ 1,400 $ 1,737,650 $ 3,301,414
    Verba, Ross Browns $ 535,000 $ 2,750,000 $ 3,100 $ 3,288,100 $ 3,204,766
    Clifton, Chad Packers $ 535,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 1,001,500 $ 11,536,500 $ 3,203,166
    Kreutz, Olin Bears $ 1,500,000 $ 0 $ 504,800 $ 2,004,800 $ 3,171,466
    McKinney, Steve Texans $ 2,350,000 $ 0 $ 100,000 $ 2,450,000 $ 3,150,000
    Adams, Flozell Cowboys $ 570,000 $ 0 $ 504,000 $ 1,074,000 $ 3,074,000
    Glenn, Tarik Colts $ 660,000 $ 1,840,000 $ 2,400 $ 2,502,400 $ 3,063,066
    Clement, Anthony Cardinals $ 2,400,000 $ 0 $ 2,000 $ 2,402,000 $ 3,002,000
    Wahle, Mike Packers $ 2,100,000 $ 0 $ 501,100 $ 2,601,100 $ 2,976,100
    Teague, Trey Bills $ 1,500,000 $ 2,000,000 $ 2,400 $ 3,502,400 $ 2,877,400
    Mitchell, Jeff Panthers $ 535,000 $ 1,965,000 $ 2,400 $ 2,502,400 $ 2,853,650
    McKinnie, Bryant Vikings $ 600,000 $ 4,350,000 $ 100,000 $ 5,050,000 $ 2,787,888
    Gross, Jordan Panthers $ 330,000 $ 5,503,500 $ 4,400 $ 5,837,900 $ 2,759,525
    Neil, Dan Broncos $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 575,000 $ 1,575,000 $ 2,730,000
    Jansen, Jon Redskins $ 1,400,000 $ 0 $ 3,100 $ 1,403,100 $ 2,641,194
    Gallery, Robert Raiders $ 1,300,000 $ 8,000,016 $ 0 $ 9,300,016 $ 2,633,336
    Flanagan, Mike Packers $ 1,758,000 $ 0 $ 351,100 $ 2,109,100 $ 2,609,100
    Wiegert, Zach Texans $ 1,800,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 1,804,400 $ 2,504,400
    Tucker, Ryan Browns $ 660,000 $ 4,900,000 $ 25,000 $ 5,585,000 $ 2,483,331
    Mawae, Kevin Jets $ 800,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 800,000 $ 2,466,666
    Petitgout, Luke Giants $ 645,000 $ 825,000 $ 4,100 $ 1,474,100 $ 2,439,100
    Riley, Victor Saints $ 1,750,000 $ 0 $ 650,000 $ 2,400,000 $ 2,433,334
    Olson, Benji Titans $ 535,000 $ 2,465,000 $ 4,400 $ 3,004,400 $ 2,396,985
    Turley, Kyle Rams $ 535,000 $ 0 $ 3,300 $ 538,300 $ 2,360,799
    Wade, Todd Texans $ 535,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 4,800 $ 10,539,800 $ 2,206,466
    Newberry, Jeremy 49ers $ 535,000 $ 1,965,000 $ 0 $ 2,500,000 $ 2,153,583
    Ross, Oliver Steelers $ 1,750,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 1,754,400 $ 2,121,066
    Wiegmann, Casey Chiefs $ 1,300,000 $ 0 $ 400,000 $ 1,700,000 $ 2,033,333
    Tucker, Rex Bears $ 1,276,471 $ 0 $ 100,000 $ 1,376,471 $ 2,019,328
    Thomas, Randy Redskins $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 5,200 $ 1,005,200 $ 2,005,200
    Tobeck, Rob Seahawks $ 1,800,000 $ 0 $ 2,400 $ 1,802,400 $ 2,002,400
    Terry, Chris Seahawks $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 800 $ 1,000,800 $ 2,000,800
    Gray, Chris Seahawks $ 1,560,000 $ 0 $ 201,200 $ 1,761,200 $ 1,961,200
    Gragg, Scott 49ers $ 660,000 $ 1,965,000 $ 4,000 $ 2,629,000 $ 1,957,951
    Rosenthal, Mike Vikings $ 820,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 620,000 $ 4,440,000 $ 1,932,884
    Smith, Marvel Steelers $ 535,000 $ 1,715,000 $ 3,600 $ 2,253,600 $ 1,881,600
    Villarrial, Chris Bills $ 1,150,250 $ 2,875,000 $ 4,300 $ 4,029,550 $ 1,873,300
    Whitfield, Bob Falcons $ 0 $ 240,000 $ 0 $ 240,000 $ 1,817,333
    Meester, Brad Jaguars $ 1,250,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 50,000 $ 3,800,000 $ 1,800,000
    Naeole, Chris Jaguars $ 1,500,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 5,600 $ 2,505,600 $ 1,786,551
    Waters, Brian Chiefs $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 200,000 $ 1,200,000 $ 1,767,500
    Timmerman, Adam Rams $ 660,000 $ 5,500,000 $ 3,500 $ 6,163,500 $ 1,763,500
    Stone, Ron Raiders $ 1,250,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 800 $ 2,750,800 $ 1,750,800
    Jones, Levi Bengals $ 465,000 $ 0 $ 300,000 $ 765,000 $ 1,725,000
    Jacox, Kendyl Saints $ 750,000 $ 0 $ 275,000 $ 1,025,000 $ 1,715,000
    Saturday, Jeff Colts $ 535,000 $ 1,265,000 $ 4,400 $ 1,804,400 $ 1,625,733
    Forney, Kynan Falcons $ 460,000 $ 3,150,000 $ 505,200 $ 4,115,200 $ 1,595,200
    Withrow, Cory Vikings $ 535,000 $ 0 $ 1,054,400 $ 1,589,400 $ 1,589,400
    Sims, Barry Raiders $ 535,000 $ 1,465,000 $ 2,400 $ 2,002,400 $ 1,585,137
    Piller, Zach Titans $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 1,003,600 $ 1,575,028
    Middleton, Frank Raiders $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000
    Walker, Kenyatta Buccaneers $ 590,000 $ 0 $ 3,800 $ 593,800 $ 1,497,133
    Hutchinson, Steve Seahawks $ 455,000 $ 0 $ 1,600 $ 456,600 $ 1,466,600
    Liwienski, Chris Vikings $ 950,000 $ 0 $ 215,000 $ 1,165,000 $ 1,465,000
    Brown, Orlando Ravens $ 660,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 2,400 $ 4,662,400 $ 1,462,400
    Flynn, Mike Ravens $ 660,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 500 $ 4,660,500 $ 1,460,500
    Foster, George Broncos $ 326,250 $ 1,600,000 $ 35,000 $ 1,961,250 $ 1,454,583
    Steussie, Todd Buccaneers $ 760,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 4,100 $ 4,764,100 $ 1,430,766
    Backus, Jeff Lions $ 455,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 460,600 $ 1,425,600
    Diem, Ryan Colts $ 1,368,000 $ 0 $ 5,100 $ 1,373,100 $ 1,373,100
    DeMulling, Rick Colts $ 1,368,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 1,372,400 $ 1,372,400
    McKenzie, Kareem Jets $ 1,368,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 1,372,000 $ 1,372,000
    Womack, Floyd Seahawks $ 1,368,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 1,372,000 $ 1,372,000
    Williams, Maurice Jaguars $ 507,500 $ 3,000,000 $ 5,600 $ 3,513,100 $ 1,353,100
    Andruzzi, Joe Patriots $ 1,200,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 1,205,600 $ 1,343,100
    Folau, Spencer Saints $ 800,000 $ 750,000 $ 200,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 1,250,000
    James, Jeno Dolphins $ 535,000 $ 4,250,000 $ 0 $ 4,785,000 $ 1,243,333
    Goff, Mike Chargers $ 535,000 $ 3,500,000 $ 4,200 $ 4,039,200 $ 1,239,200
    Badger, Brad Raiders $ 660,000 $ 2,640,000 $ 50,000 $ 3,350,000 $ 1,238,000
    Seubert, Rich Giants $ 550,000 $ 1,600,000 $ 4,100 $ 2,154,100 $ 1,234,100
    Dixon, David Vikings $ 800,000 $ 0 $ 100,000 $ 900,000 $ 1,225,000
    Wade, John Buccaneers $ 970,000 $ 0 $ 4,900 $ 974,900 $ 1,224,900
    Andrews, Shawn Eagles $ 230,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 825,000 $ 2,055,000 $ 1,221,666
    Faine, Jeff Browns $ 356,250 $ 2,200,000 $ 5,600 $ 2,561,850 $ 1,211,014
    Braham, Rich Bengals $ 950,000 $ 250,000 $ 4,700 $ 1,204,700 $ 1,204,700
    O'Hara, Shaun Giants $ 535,000 $ 2,000,000 $ 0 $ 2,535,000 $ 1,201,666
    Light, Matt Patriots $ 455,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 4,200 $ 2,959,200 $ 1,198,366
    Deese, Derrick Buccaneers $ 760,000 $ 2,475,000 $ 2,100 $ 3,237,100 $ 1,174,600
    Simmons, Kendall Steelers $ 600,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 603,600 $ 1,139,264
    Tauscher, Mark Packers $ 455,000 $ 2,250,000 $ 5,200 $ 2,710,200 $ 1,124,485
    Carey, Vernon Dolphins $ 230,000 $ 2,300,000 $ 430,000 $ 2,960,000 $ 1,120,000
    Mulitalo, Edwin Ravens $ 535,000 $ 0 $ 500 $ 535,500 $ 1,106,928
    Salaam, Ephraim Jaguars $ 535,000 $ 200,000 $ 468,600 $ 1,203,600 $ 1,103,600
    Mayberry, Jermane Eagles $ 700,000 $ 0 $ 100,000 $ 800,000 $ 1,100,000
    Hicks, Artis Eagles $ 380,000 $ 600,000 $ 603,800 $ 1,583,800 $ 1,086,300
    Williams, Bobbie Bengals $ 650,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 100,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 1,083,333
    Spears, Marcus Texans $ 760,000 $ 240,000 $ 25,000 $ 1,025,000 $ 1,025,000
    Mathews, Jason Titans $ 950,000 $ 0 $ 4,500 $ 954,500 $ 1,017,000
    Colombo, Marc Bears $ 319,853 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 325,453 $ 1,015,453
    Welbourn, John Chiefs $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 1,900 $ 1,001,900 $ 1,001,900
    Oben, Roman Chargers $ 1,000,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
    Brown, Ruben Bears $ 660,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 3,400 $ 1,663,400 $ 996,733
    McCollum, Andy Rams $ 800,000 $ 0 $ 4,300 $ 804,300 $ 987,633
    McIntosh, Damion Dolphins $ 535,000 $ 300,000 $ 400,000 $ 1,235,000 $ 985,000
    Garmon, Kelvin Browns $ 550,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 3,500 $ 1,803,500 $ 970,166
    Joyce, Matt Lions $ 660,000 $ 0 $ 2,800 $ 662,800 $ 962,800
    McDougle, Stockar Lions $ 535,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 538,600 $ 918,600
    Harris, Kwame 49ers $ 305,000 $ 179,803 $ 64,000 $ 548,803 $ 913,252
    St Clair, John Dolphins $ 600,000 $ 600,000 $ 0 $ 1,200,000 $ 900,000
    McClure, Todd Falcons $ 550,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 4,400 $ 1,554,400 $ 887,733
    Raymer, Cory Redskins $ 750,000 $ 400,000 $ 3,100 $ 1,153,100 $ 886,433
    Fraley, Hank Eagles $ 650,000 $ 0 $ 3,900 $ 653,900 $ 853,900
    Klemm, Adrian Patriots $ 550,000 $ 0 $ 55,600 $ 605,600 $ 850,600
    Bober, Chris Chiefs $ 535,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 15,000 $ 2,050,000 $ 850,000
    Fonoti, Toniu Chargers $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 800 $ 380,800 $ 815,800
    Pearson, Mike Jaguars $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 385,600 $ 810,600
    Raiola, Dominic Lions $ 455,000 $ 0 $ 25,000 $ 480,000 $ 806,333
    Beverly, Eric Falcons $ 550,000 $ 750,000 $ 5,600 $ 1,305,600 $ 805,600
    Moore, Brandon Jets $ 705,000 $ 400,000 $ 30,000 $ 1,135,000 $ 801,665
    Treu, Adam Raiders $ 660,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 664,000 $ 800,761
    Brzezinski, Doug Panthers $ 540,600 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 545,000 $ 795,000
    Stokes, Barry Giants $ 535,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 0 $ 1,785,000 $ 785,000
    Brooks, Ethan Ravens $ 650,000 $ 0 $ 500 $ 650,500 $ 775,500
    Bentley, LeCharles Saints $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 384,000 $ 771,500
    Stinchcomb, Jon Saints $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 309,400 $ 770,650
    Johnson, Al Cowboys $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 309,000 $ 764,000
    Compton, Mike Jaguars $ 760,588 $ 200,000 $ 0 $ 960,588 $ 760,588
    Price, Marcus Bills $ 650,000 $ 0 $ 53,200 $ 703,200 $ 753,200
    Steinbach, Eric Bengals $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 5,000 $ 310,000 $ 750,000
    DiNapoli, Gennaro Cowboys $ 535,000 $ 350,000 $ 4,000 $ 889,000 $ 714,000
    Pitts, Chester Texans $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 385,600 $ 710,600
    Snee, Chris Giants $ 320,000 $ 2,335,000 $ 0 $ 2,655,000 $ 709,166
    Washington, Todd Texans $ 535,000 $ 500,000 $ 4,800 $ 1,039,800 $ 706,466
    Loverne, David Lions $ 535,000 $ 500,000 $ 4,400 $ 1,039,400 $ 706,066
    Williams, Grant Rams $ 660,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 663,600 $ 696,933
    Slaughter, Chad Raiders $ 628,000 $ 100,000 $ 4,000 $ 732,000 $ 682,000
    Ruegamer, Grey Packers $ 585,000 $ 0 $ 4,800 $ 589,800 $ 681,466
    Spikes, Cameron Cardinals $ 550,000 $ 0 $ 5,200 $ 555,200 $ 680,200
    Gurode, Andre Cowboys $ 408,750 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 412,750 $ 662,678
    Kendall, Pete Jets $ 660,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 660,000 $ 660,000
    Nesbit, Jamar Saints $ 535,000 $ 300,000 $ 25,000 $ 860,000 $ 660,000
    Nelson, Bruce Panthers $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 309,400 $ 644,400
    Green, Cornell Broncos $ 535,000 $ 400,000 $ 5,200 $ 940,200 $ 640,200
    Smiley, Justin 49ers $ 230,000 $ 1,200,000 $ 110,000 $ 1,540,000 $ 640,000
    Reyes, Tutan Panthers $ 535,000 $ 200,000 $ 4,400 $ 739,400 $ 639,400
    Stinchcomb, Matt Buccaneers $ 535,000 $ 500,000 $ 4,000 $ 1,039,000 $ 639,000
    Walker, Langston Raiders $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 383,600 $ 635,600
    Hamilton, Ben Broncos $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 5,500 $ 633,500 $ 633,500
    Garza, Roberto Falcons $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 5,200 $ 633,200 $ 633,200
    Rabach, Casey Ravens $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 4,900 $ 632,900 $ 632,900
    Okobi, Chukky Steelers $ 455,000 $ 692,000 $ 4,800 $ 1,151,800 $ 632,800
    Zukauskas, Paul Browns $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 4,400 $ 632,400 $ 632,400
    Carlisle, Cooper Broncos $ 535,000 $ 0 $ 4,700 $ 539,700 $ 631,700
    Vincent, Keydrick Steelers $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 3,600 $ 631,600 $ 631,600
    Anderson, Bennie Ravens $ 628,000 $ 0 $ 1,200 $ 629,200 $ 629,200
    Jordan, Leander Chargers $ 535,000 $ 250,000 $ 4,000 $ 789,000 $ 622,333
    Mitchell, Qasim Bears $ 305,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 4,600 $ 1,809,600 $ 608,057
    Lehr, Matt Cowboys $ 591,059 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 595,059 $ 595,059
    Weary, Fred Texans $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 385,600 $ 528,800
    Wand, Seth Texans $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 310,600 $ 482,266
    Brown, Milford Texans $ 380,000 $ 0 $ 5,600 $ 385,600 $ 409,434
    Jones, Garrick Texans $ 305,000 $ 0 $ 4,000 $ 309,000 $ 309,000



    I could not find figures for 2005. Maybe they haven't been released yet.
    Also, i couldn't find Voctor Riley's salary.

    bobby 119C
     
  3. MightyTExan

    MightyTExan It's go time!

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    Why is Steve McKinney the highgest paid O-lineman?





    The logic does not compute.
     
  4. touttail

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    These are 2004 salarys. I couldn't find anything for 2005.
    I couldn't find Riley's salary. He is probably the highest paid lineman on our team, just guessing.

    bobby 119C
     
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    Note that our 5 highest paid lineman play (Riley makes $1M, right?). I guess that is how they determine who is best. Easier than all that testing and evaluation.

    Q: Who should Riley replace?
    A: Wand - he makes the least of last year's starters
     
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    Riley is making league minimum for his experience--$665K.
     
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    Thanks Infantrycak!!! :ok:

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  8. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    With three FA signees and Pitts getting a new deal, without doing the math, I am guessing the Texans are in the Top 10, if not top 5. Most teams have one or two homegrown mid to late round draft picks starting under the terms of thier original rookie contracts.
     


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    GoJags16 Rookie

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    If I remember correctly you guys gave Todd Wade a 10 million dollar SB to sign with the team. That was a HUGE mistake by your FO IMO. Wade was never very good with J-Ville, and apparently he isnt lighting it up in Houston either.
     
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    Wade came from Miami not Jax.
     
  11. nunusguy

    nunusguy Hall of Fame

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    When we got Wade in the FA market last year, I went to the Miami Herald
    internet site and checked out the newspapers Dolphins message Board site
    provided for the local fans. Two things: (1) they howled about the price we
    were paying for Wade (that is, the huge premium we were forking over for him), but (2) concensus was we were getting as good an Olineman as they
    had, but even the Phin Homers agreed that their OLine was pretty mediorce at best.
    But that's been our history to date in FA, our best FA acquisisions have
    been at best mediorce NFL talent that we pay a premium for in order to attract over other teams being considered by the FAs with more promising playoff potential.
     
  12. Scooter

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    wade was a good idea at the time, although the price can be argued. pulling a 27 year old lineman who'd only missed 3 games total (if that, dont remember exactly), and was the right tackle for the league's leading rushing offense is hard to call a bad move. and even if he gives up a sack a game, he's a major upgrade over the journeyman we sent to dallas.
     
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    texan279 Hall of Fame

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    per www.foxsports.com

    LINK

    1. Houston Texans Offensive Line
    First, a little perspective on this unit. In Superman: The Movie, a teenage Clark Kent punted a football out of his high school stadium. If he played behind this line, it wouldn't matter how far he could kick the ball because he would lead the league in punts blocked. That's how inept this bunch has been since 2002 — just ask quarterback David Carr.

    In 2004, the Texans had the third-highest total payroll in the NFL ($97.5 million), and 19 percent of it was devoted to one of the worst offensive lines in football. Carr might have had more success stacking the $12 million between him and the defense and praying that the sight of free money would at least allow him to complete a five-step drop.

    After not being able to lure Orlando Pace away from the Rams, the Texans settled on former Saints left tackle, Victor Riley. Left guard Chester Pitts is a penalty machine who led the league with 21 penalties in 2003 and then was tied for second with 14 penalties in 2004. Steve McKinney, Zach Wiegert, and Todd Wade round out a bunch that has given up 33 sacks through six games this season.

    Domanick Davis, Vernand Morency, or even Clark Kent won't make much of a difference in the running game as long as there is no one to block for them.

    :embarrass
     
  14. Keldar

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    That's just sick.

    Casserly????? You got sun splaynin' to do!!!!!
     
  15. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    We discussed this the other day...fox sports must be lurking.
     
  16. texan279

    texan279 Hall of Fame

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    Sorry if it's a repost or should be merged with another thread. It's hard to sift through the threads these days. ;)
     
  17. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    not the article...the topic. I've never seen this piece. Im calling us smarter than them...or at least quicker.
     
  18. ledzeppelin229

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    That would not be a surprise if some of the media sources started pulling things off the board. Most of their junk is so inaccurate I'd almost prefer them too.

    I think the coaching has a lot to do with it..most of these guys were atleast decent when we brought them in. At their peak, on paper this line shouldn't be this horrible. McKinney, Wiegert, Wade were all at least respectable. Pitts could probably be a lot better than he is here.
     
  19. TexanFanInCC

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    domanick davis has actually been a very respectable back this year, despite the crappy line in front of him.
     
  20. But Vinny don't you agree that we HAVE to overpay because we were an expansion franchise?
     

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