Texans embarking on a playoffs-or-bust journey at camp[Vic Carucci nfl.com]

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  1. Brando

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    Yep. Playoffs or bust.

    Excited more than ever for this season. I like the part of the article that discusses OD and Meco. You can tell that they love being out there from the pictures that TexansBullPen has posted. Really makes Dunta look like an ass.
     
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    "» The team's hierarchy isn't happy that Robinson is missing from camp, especially since, according to league sources, he has been offered a deal that would make him the NFL's second highest-paid player at his position. Robinson also is missing valuable work in Bush's new scheme."


    Thats interesting to me. Are these "league sources" different than our local sources that have been throwing some numbers out there? Are the local sources considered league sources for the purposes of this article? Man I wish he would show up and we could all just forget about this crap for a while.
     
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    If Dunta doesn't show up soon, real soon, I hope he just skips the whole season and we dump him for what we can get. I'm tired of hearing about his crappy attitude. He isn't worth the money he's being offered in the first place, and while his absense will hurt us in the short run, whoever the guy is that replaces him will just learn quicker by playing anyway.

    I really quickly falling into a "get rid of Dunta" stance.
     
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    Dunta. Dunta. Dunta. Blah. Blah. Blah. Dunta. Dunta. Dunta.

    Guys, how about focusing on the praise that's being given out instead of Dunta Robinson and his contract dispute?

    I'm really glad DeMeco Ryans and Owen Daniels are at camp. Look at the cup as if it's half full because it's more than half full! 3 contract disputes, two are in camp. 2:1. I'm happy with those numbers.
     
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    I sure would like to really know what he's turned down. And what the sticking points are in DeMeco's and Owen's deals. Is it the money or the length of contract??
     
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    I'm OK with Dunta not being in camp. He doesn't have a contract.

    I don't know any details, any facts about any contract offers he's had or refused. He doesn't want to play under the one-year tender.

    I have no doubt that if/when he gets his contract issues resolved, he'll be the best corner we have.
     
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    I've heard it's not that much less than what Dante wants to get paid and would make him the second highest CB in the league. I have heard him say he wants to stay here in Houston as well so I don't think he would have any beef with a length of a contract. What is the big deal?
     


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    He has a contract...he just won't sign it. He's acting like a millionaire cry baby.

    He needs to shut up and play. If he proves his worth...he will get paid. If not by us, then by someone else.

    But for now...he is legally a Texan. Man up and play Daunta...
     
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    Thing with Dunta is that he does not have a contract. OD and Meco both are under contract and seeking an extention of their current contracts. So, it is understandable that DR is not in camp. For his sake, he better show up in excellent shape when he does get there. He also better play lights out or he will lose millions of dollars and any hope he had for a big time contract will be long gone.
     
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    He does not have a contract. He does not play in the NFL anymore. If he decides to sign within the next two years (supposing we franchise again) he will belong to the Texans but right now he doesn't have a job in the NFL.

    I hate getting a little technical but that's how I see it.
     
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    The only one keeping him from a contract now is Dunta. He's franchised and he didn't sign the tender which prevents him from negotiating a multi-year deal.

    It's all on him at this point.
     
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    And what does that matter to you? I think the Texans have moved on and inserted players into the CB position. We have Fred Bennett getting a whole bunch of reps and I know we all have to like that. We want our youn'uns getting reps in training camp.

    Even if Dunta signs his contract, I don't think it's going to be handed to him merely because he signs. He'll have to earn his starting position back. Kubiak has shown that we're all about filling in players given our injury history and whatnot.

    I'd love to have Dunta back but I'm rather enjoying seeing Bennett get some nice reps. Seems win/win for all. I don't really have as much of a problem with Dunta as many of you but I sure hope he gets his issues worked out with his employer. I think he's a good NFL player and this dispute is hurting him in the long run but it's his decision. Why shun him for it? Kubiak is in control of this team. Dunta's either going to be a part of it or not. Whatever.

    Let's play some football.
     
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    BS - He has a contract that is available to him if he wants it. He signs...he plays. He's just does not have the long term deal he wanted. If he does not sign the contract...then he does not play this year.
     
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    The cup is twice as big as it needs to be...

    There are some VERY good $$ guys on here, but I would bet that the sticking point is garaunteed money more than anything else. That's really all an NFL contract boils down to. The length and all that are just how it gets spread out for cap reasons.

    DROB has a VERY nice tender waiting to be signed. I would BEG to be franchised if I were him. Lets face it, being the best Texans CB has been way too similiar to winning 5 gold medals at the Special Olympics. He's a GREAT Texans CB and a good CB on other teams. He might very well be a GREAT CB for the Texans this year if we get the pass rush we're bein advertised. For damn near $10 mil, I'll be your huckleberry.
     

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