Have we arrived at a roster where we can realistically expect to see starters being cut annually? The loss of Mario did not sneak up on anybody as he had been off team for a year and most understood he would get at least one mega offer. However, Briesel and Winston seemed to stun most of us whether we eventually agreed or not. CB Allen a sometimes starter left also. It is one thing to ponder a Domminique Barber not returning but a possibility exists that starters Schaub, Cody and Barwin may not be re-signed. Others like Caldwell, A Smith and Wade Smith could be gone in 2013, if not sooner. Pound your keyboard in anger response or not it is possible Duane Brown could be gone if he has another 2012 type year. Of course this would not be a Texans choice unless they like Butler or "Fig" Newton better than I think they do. Brandon Brookes left tackle in 2013? Quality of our draftees have skyrocketed and new coaching on defense has seemingly improved Kareem Jackson (like him or not his play has improved) and word is McCain's much better play has kept Brandon Harris (a 2nd round selection after a trade up) basically on the bench. Carmichael is getting talk about being an possible #2 CB. Cheap free agent Brady James ends up replacing starting vet Demeco Ryans and newly signed for basically peanuts Alan Ball is a possibility at sending some long term CB home to mama. Is it possible these two could be better (dollar for dollar) acquisitions than Manning and Joseph? Not saying better players just bang for the buck. I'd really prefer not to hear about your favorite player 'cause you wear his jersey or have "adopted" him but come with some facts or at least some opinions based on productivity or salary cost issues in your comments. If you agree this is good or disagree say why.