Texans Org. "Mars early Reputation"

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  1. barrett

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    http://playerpress.com/articles/the...ght-on-an-otherwise-excellent-offseason/#3689

    I couldn't help it, I had to respond:

    luckily, in 7 hours we can talk about football instead.
     
  2. valleytexfan

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    Nice rebuttal...
     
  3. Runner

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    I can't get the link to open. Did the dude imply/say that the Texans front office isn't perfect? The nerve! Obviously not a well informed fan... :sarcasm:
     
  4. barrett

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    "the dude" implied/said that the front office isn't willing to sign these guys and it's making the organization look bad... basically.
     
  5. ChampionTexan

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    From the article (which was written the day before training camp opened)

    So apparently the Texans must now be a better organization than they were two days ago, as two of the five guys referenced have now been signed with a grand total of one day of TC missed.

    My take on this is that it's really hard to have an intelligent/well informed take on this.

    On one hand, you've got guys who have been integral to the two most successful seasons this team has had, are among the best in the league at their positions, and are good locker room guys, and good people.

    On the other hand, those two seasons were both .500 seasons, even players among the best in the league at their positions can be overpaid, New England created a dynasty by not letting their hearts override their heads (see Asante Samuel and Deion Branch), two of these three guys are under contract, and the third can't be negotiated with any longer (other than the potential bargaining chip of agreeing not to franchise him in the future), and if the CBA isn't renegotiated by next year, all three can be controlled via either re-franchising them, or tendering them as RFA's.

    Maybe the Texans are making a mistake by not wrapping this up, and potentially alienating these guys. If that turns out to be the case, Rick Smith and/or Gary Kubiak will be the one's to pay the biggest price, but in most cases, alienation seems to dry up and blow away if/when a new long-term contract is signed (and besides, if nothing else, it's kind of refreshing that if it is a mistake, it's kind of the opposite of the mistakes made with guys like Seth Payne and Gary Walker).
     
  6. threetoedpete

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    I have never known this organization not to reward veterans who preform. I thought the offer to Daunta was down right obscene myself. I have no problem with these guys getting what they can when they have the opportunity. But on the other hand....I don't want to ever be in cap hell again....ever.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

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    I agreed. However, I must point out that this organization has not had many veterans who have fallen into the category of performing well enought to get rewarded.:cool:
     

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