Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by ArlingtonTexan, Feb 18, 2008.
Per profootballtalk.com (please don't make this about the site, it is a rumor)
I don't know what kind of role he would play other than maybe a mentor to Demeco.
I went to Tech while Thomas played there so it would be great to see the guy in our uniform, and I bet he ends up being a great coach.
I just don't see him wanting to come here if he can start in the middle somewhere else, or if he just signs with the Cowboys or Patriots to get a ring.
Lets start another round of the should we move Ryans outside debate.
Cracks me up that the Patriots approach to solving their aging LB issues is to pursue an aging LB.
Probably more than rumor. It's also on nfl.com.
Do we need him? Isn't he like 31 years old?
DeMeco would be great anywhere in our LB core. I support getting Thomas, it never hurts when you can get one of the best players at his position on your team.
I'm guessing he is talking to us and the Cowboys because of the Texas connection.
Also, nice to retire to Texas because of the no state income tax thingy.
How much does he left?? When your the worst team in football I don't think you would be releasing one of the best players in his position.
Where is Katsofna for his definitive opinion on a Dolphins player??
BOOOOO Drew Rosenhaus!!!....
Zach Thomas being cut was probably a cap move as well as giving some younger players a chance to play. Also, it wouldn't surprise me if the Tuna was just cleaning house and wanted to start new.
Thomas has renegotiated his salary at least 3 times in the past to meet the Fins' needs. The Fins will be clearing approximately 6 million with this move. I don't remember where, but I remember reading on a Fins' board that the Pats have already interviewed him and made him an offer which he left on the table.
Don't think about it as a debate, think about it as an opportunity to improve our football team.
Zach is not an upgrade at MLB, but Ryans is an upgrade at OLB. Zach, before going on IR last year was averaging more than 10 tackles a game.(Which is what he has done his entire career.)
I am all for Picking up Zach, sliding Ryans over to WLB and seeing what Diles has got to offer at SLB.
It could not hurt to have two tackling machines when you playing MJD, VY, and Addia twice a year.
Here's the link.
He is 34 years old. Maybe he can pull a Junior Seau.
I say PLAY ZACH DILES!!!!
I agree with you, but we're probably in the minority on this.
It's not like Ryans' productivity would deminish or something. He's originally a OLB anyway. Zach is still a tackling machine like DeMeco, and I think having both would be dynomite.
I would have no problem moving Ryans around as long as he didn't have a problem with it. I think he would relish it and then Thomas could handle the signals/playcalls role. Could free up Ryans imho. If it doesn't work, what did we really lose? It's not like we are going to ruin Ryans because we try to use him in a different role. It's still football and Thomas could be invigorated by a move. The Pats dont make a habit of going after bad players so that should tell you all you need to know that they are interested.
I don't want to see the Texans spend big money on Zach Thomas. No matter how you spin it 34 is old for a LB. If he came cheap then I would be for it but I don't think that will be the case.
it will be on the cheap if he comes. no doubt.
Would love Zach Thomas to come here
Yeah he's old but who cares - it's obviously going to be a stop gap signing.
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