If we HAD to spend big money on one of these free agents: Asomugha or Haynesworth?

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  1. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Let me get this out of the way - neither of these signings are even remotely possible, so this is a COMPLETE hypothetical. Albert's going to come at too high a price, and Asomugha will probably be franchised again.

    Who would you prefer?

    I would go with Asomugha, because I think he's more of a sure-thing to continue his excellent play. I'm really afraid that Fat Al will go back to his only better-than-average play before his contract years... that said, it's almost worth the risk because OH my GOD he and Mario on the same line? Holy cow.

    Somehow, I'm not smart enough to figure out how to make this a poll. I clicked the box that says "Yes, post a poll with this thread," but that didn't work.
     
  2. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Aso.

    We don't need scum on this team.

    This is my message to Fat Albert:

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  3. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Haynesworth

    BUT, the way he speaks of the Texans and Schaub we're probably the last team he'd be interested in. I suppose if we threw more cash at him than any other team he'd consider it, but I don't think we can afford it.
     
  4. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Also - could someone help me out on how to start a poll? I've been here a while, but right now I feel like such a noob! LOL
     
  5. ObsiWan

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    I don't know.
    First, I want to see the list of F/As who'll be available. If I can replace Brisiel with a road grader/better pass blocker, that's the move I'd make.
    Asomugha would be a stud pickup but not if it means we can't re-sign any of our core guys.
    Personally, I still don't think Fisher/Bud will let Haynesworth get out of Nashville.
    I'd love to see the NYG let one of their 3-headed RB monster go. Jacobs or Ward or Bradshaw... I'd take either one as a compliment to Slaton. Although Bradshaw may be damaged goods
     
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  6. Leahmic223

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    If you do a poll of unattainable FAs from this year toss in Peppers. Between Aso and Haynesworth its Haynesworth for me. With him we immediately become a force against the run defensively and our sacks/pressures would skyrocket improving us against the pass significantly.
     
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  9. Thorn

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    Needless to say, I'm not gonna support signing Hainsworth! LOL

    That other guy looks pretty good.
     
  10. JCTexan

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    I would take Asomugha over Haynesworth. Haynesworth is a beast and would make our line better, but I can't stand him. Asomugha is one of the best corners & will likely shut down half the field.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5nlEA8BUTQ
     
  11. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    Asomugha. He's the type of character guy the FO loves.
     
  12. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    Yes. If Aso shakes loose, invite him over for a T-Bone and 6 years $60 million.
     
  13. TheRealJoker

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    Tough call, Haynesworth would bring a mean streak to the team we sorely need.

    But Aso is younger and would effectively shut down the opponent's best WR (providing we get a DC that doesn't assign each CB a specific side of the field).

    I'd go with Aso because of the potential that Fat Albert would get lazy with the big contract.
     
  14. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    I think they should sign that great cover corner Spurstexanstros because when there is a punt in the air he will make sure it hits the other guy.(and he is cheap)
     
  15. Mailman

    Mailman Pwned by Hakeem

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    I thought the same thing. Fat Al does look old, doesn't he? He's only 27, the same age as Nnamdi.
     
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    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    And AJ. You just called AJ old.
     
  17. noxiousdog

    noxiousdog All Pro

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    Neither. Haynesworth has only played 16 games once, and that was his rookie year.

    We also don't need an expensive corner.

    If I was spending big money in the off season it would be on Julius Peppers.
     
  18. Thorn

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    I'd like to see that also, but they'll never let Peppers go.

    Just the thought of that though......WOW!
     
  19. steelbtexan

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    Haynesworth

    Because it would help our team & hurt the Tacks.
     
  20. badboy

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    I would prefer Aso. I would go hard after DE Will Smith New Orleans http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/493067;Julius Peppers is interesting also.

    As I do not think we will get any of these three and as I like Bulman, Cochran and DelJuan Robinson I would look to draft to fulfill my defense needs. I expect some guys on current roster to be gone but think Okoye, Okam, Nading(Kubes mentioned his play after Titans game) will all be back. Travis Johnson probable as he has relatively cheap contract at 5 years 10.2 million.

    I think Brandon Graham DE 6' 3" 270 with reported 4.72 speed will be available in 2nd round.
     

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