Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Marcus, Mar 11, 2012.
wasnt barwin hurt in the first game his second season ???? i do however agree that we need to find a way to resign mario. Reed did do well last year but Mario is an athletic freak with his size and speed. Only question is can he ever stay healthy ?
Yep, he lost all credibility there, not that he had any.
At all costs? No way. If another team offers him a ridiculous contract and he and his agent want the Texans to match it, then let him go.
Smart teams may have cap room every year, but smart teams also know when to not overpay. Losing Mario would be tough, but if the Texans want to be in the upper echelon of teams in the NFL for the first time ever, then they better draft well also to replace players. Losing top talent is part of being a good team. So is replacing that talent.
That's it! It's official! Resigning Mario is a bad move.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that, as of right now,
theres a 50-50 chance that Williams will remain with the Texans.
Florio's source is either McClain, Solomon, or "some guy on Twitter".
I don't see a need for Mario at all. He just wasn't a big part of our success this year, at least not enough to make it a MUST to sign Mario.
Mario does make the team better but he doesn't hold it up
I think we should be aggressive but not for defense, but on offense. 2010 showed the Achilles heel of our defense (they brought in strong players - Watt, reed, joesph, manning) and 2011 showed it for our offense were which is receiver depth.
Drafting a round 1 Receiver, and ill be happy. either (floyd,wright, rueben, or hill)
Quote from article
"Don’t tell me that Brooks Reed, the rookie outside linebacker who solidly subbed for an injured Williams last season, will be much improved next year. Remember how much better Brian Cushing was supposed to be in his second season? Remember how much better Connor Barwin was supposed to be in his second season?"
Why wouldn't he improve for this year? Look how much Cushing, Barwin improved from last yr!
Cushing fell way off his second year. Maybe it was the month suspension. Maybe it was the switch in his "supplements". Maybe it was the dreaded sophomore slump. Assuming it was the latter, what would make Reed impervious to this occurrence. Opposing teams get film on rooks and dissect it for weaknesses.
Barwin got hurt very early in his second season. To say that his performance fell off is inaccurate. BUT, the bottom line is, he was hurt and of no use to us. ...just like some are saying about Mario.
And look how many people were injured besides Mario during the season. Everyone is on this "but Mario is always hurt " train. Is it supposed to be a given that Barwin, Reed, or Cushing won't get injured?
We are playing better teams this year...better offenses...
We cannot just roll the same defense out from the end of last year "because we were fine"...We need to try to improve even on the defensive side of the ball. All this stand pat stuff just leads to teams catching up to you.
Minus Mario, with one of these guys injured ... our defense is all-of-a-sudden thinner than Paris Hilton's panties.
Fiscally it would be stupid to re-sign Mario! Does he make this team better? Why hell yeah!! That said, the Steelers have done pretty well cutting ties with high dollar players that were expected to make even higher dollars!
At the end of the day, it's a case of ------->
help me out, which one of the Steeler's cast-offs continued to have success?
Yeah but the Steelers weren't cutting 27 year pass rushers. They were a little long in the tooth.
Anyway, we have about 12 roster spots and only $3m-$4m cap space (without Foster's $8m). So we are about $3-$4 over the cap with 11 roster spots left. Why not sign Mario since we are already over the cap? I say we sign Mario and Myers and do some restructuring. Those other guys are not as important, if you consider we will be over the cap regardless of whether Mario walks or not.
Regardless of whether we agree on how much Mario is worth, clearly signing him "at all costs" is a ridiculous way to do business. Give me a break!
Also, let's not act like one player is "the answer" to a championship. Solomon contradicted himself referencing the Texans switch in pursuit from Asomugha to Joseph. Following that same wise decision-making, if Mario is pricing himself beyond what the Texans can/want to pay him, then they can institute and effective plan B. It's a rich free agent market and a lot of ways to strengthen the team.
I would like to see Mario re-signed, but not at all costs.
The bold should apply to every player. There has to be a cut-off somewhere for any player. But I would like to see Mario back.
Noone advocating for the texans to resign mario has said bring him back at all costs. I think almost everyone who in "bring back mario" camp recognize that there is a limit to what we should stretch ourselves to get him back. I've said it all along, i just want them to make a reasonable offer to him like they did dunta. If he declines, then we move on; its just as simple as that. It's this downplay of this guys talents that has spun out of control imo.
It's never been all or nothing with bringing him back.
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