In a coffee room conversation this morning at work, a coworker who is not a football enthusiast asked a simple but poignant question - Given the beating that Carr is taking, as bad as our O-line is, the poor winning record of the Texans, why would David want to come back here next year? My first reaction was for the money, and continued on to explain the rather large bonus and salary David would make next year if the Texans pickup the options. My coworker seemed unmoved by my answer. But, when you consider the short live of a NFL player, why would you want to stay someplace that will make it even shorter? The comparison on TV yesterday between Marino's 58 sacs after 4 years in the NFL and Carr's 200+ kept popping into my mind. David has been very fortunate not to be seriously injured thus far in his career. How long will it last? If you were David Carr, would you want the Texans to pick up the option and take the money now with the expectation of playing until I'm hurt or would you prefer to cut and run to another team that can protect you better in the hopes of extending you career? Personally, I would take the money!