Solomon: If Manning on market, Texans should be first in line

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  1. Brisco_County

    Brisco_County Texans worthy

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    Solomon wrote some articles I liked this year. This is not one of them.

    I would like to put this issue to rest before it catches on. Solomon's arguments are basically that Schaub's recovery is unreliable, Manning is more durable than Schaub, Manning is Manning, and you have to pony up the contract for Manning if you're serious about winning a championship.

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    Let's dismiss the obvious first: Matt Schaub's job does not demand nimble maneuvering or power cleaning a DE. But that's a minor argument. The root argument against Solomon's assertion comes down to these three facts:

    1) The Texans are not going to enter a bidding war they are certain to lose due to cap restrictions, and in the process demoralize their entrenched starter.
    2) Manning is an on-the-field general who does not fit the Texans' West Coast style of executing the exact play called by the OC or Kubiak. Manning improvs, the Texans stick to the script.
    3) Schaub is 31. Manning is 36.

    Solomon has let his emotions get in the way of analysis here. That hasn't been an entirely bad tendency this year, since it has actually inspired some good articles where he played the role of optimistic, Texans flag waving opinion writer. The fanbase benefits from that, and I thought it was a fitting and distinctive role for him. But in this case, he wrote something that is not even in the same zip code as logic.
     
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    Solomon never ceases to amaze me!!

    PLEASE Queen Solomon, put the pipe down.

    A) Manning wants to call ALL the plays on the field.

    B) Kubiak wouldn't give up the reigns to his offense.

    C) No one knows the real status of Manning's neck.

    D) They call Pay-me Manning for a reason.
     
  3. Brisco_County

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    Those reasons alone would make Manning a coach-killer like Favre was in his latter years. And for what, three years of service?
     
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    Hit the road Jack & don't you come back no moe!!

    8 pages of comments....... I think they have what they want.

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    I like Schaub...I'd be fine w Manning coming in.
    Manning for Mario? (Cap Wise)
    What do we lose on Offense besides that bootleg pass?
     
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    Sheer lunacy. Cap-wise, team chemistry-wise, any other-wise. We can either go with the players that got us here or bring in fix-a-flat's that will wreck what got us here. ANY undrafted QB is fix-a-flat. If Luck or RGIII falls to us, snap them up. If not, keep on keeping on.
     
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    That bootleg is the reason our offense works so well. I wouldn't get rid of it for anything.
     


  9. LongTimeLurker

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    solomon needs to stay away from my threads -_-
     
  10. Kaiser Toro

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    Boselli 2: Electric Dumbaloo

    Solomon usually has no clue, this time it was just a softball of copy.
     
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    Brilliant and hilarious!!! Good for you KT to show a comical side1!;)

    The only difference is the deal for Boselli also brought us both Gary Walker and Seth Payne... Seth, BTW, does a weekly show on 1560 The Game and STILL refers to the Texans as "Us" and "We" which is kinda cool... Or should I say "KEWL" for the hipsters?
     
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    Not even for a laser rocket arm? Shirley, you jest!!!
     
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    Nobody even knows if he will ever play again. 3 neck surgeries - and you guys complain about Schaub. One hit and he may never walk again.

    Until he is cleared to play, it is stupid to even think about getting him.

    You want to forfiet the rest of the team to pay him? There goes the no 2 defense as you can't afford to pay him and them. There goes Foster - you will not be able to afford him either.

    Sure the Colts won a lot of games, but how many times did they actually make it to the Super Bowl? We can damn close with a 3rd string rookie.

    Having Manning does not guarantee a trip to the Super Bowl. The Texans team we have right now without Manning has a better chance of getting there.
     
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    And Wade is not planning a secret overthrow of the team. :smiliepalm:
     
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    I disagree. The run game and play action is why our offense is so potent, not the bootleg pass to the TE. Manning also has one hell of a play fake...with virtually no run game.

    Manning's Arm >>>>>> Schaub's Arm
    Manning's Accuracy >>>>>> Schaub's Accuracy
     
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    Solomon's article blows chunks, but that part I agree with.

    Smithiak would be very foolish if they don't plan on Schaub never returning.
     
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    Jerome Justice must really need hits for his blog.
     
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    Schaub's been very confident in his progress. And he has no reason to fake it-- the starting job is still his.

    Unless he thinks Kubiak is tempted to blow up everything he's coached for the past 20 years and break the bank for Manning.
     
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    Hi, my name _________________ and I work for the Houston Chronicle. My goal is to get as many people in an uproar over something that will NEVER happen as possible. You would think since I'm paid to be a journalist I could do something besides write a sensationalized, hypothetical and frankly dumb article. The funny thing is though, 60% of the time it works everytime. People are roaring. I'm getting paid. The Chronicle meanders on....
     
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    Me too!
     

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