Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by srrono, May 1, 2019.
Not gonna happen
What makes you think there's a chance in he!! of this happening?
I don't understand. These one year contracts are signed during the off-season.
These players who sign one year deals must wait until the end of the contract year before they can negotiate and sign another contract.
If that is the case it appears to be a win win deal for both sides. It worked out well for Mathieu. The team could have retained him if they wanted to meet his price. Am I wrong? The fact that you sometime don't wish to match an offer doesn't necessarily mean you are cheap, most often just prudent.
Where is the downside for the player or team?
HB was saying during the year we could have extended him before FA starts. Then only we are talking to him and we may have gotten the deal we offered accepted without competition. Historically we seem to not like to do this, distraction, gives players more leverage, I don't know. If you are doing 1 year prove its, and the guy is looking strong week 8, I would be open to extensions if it fit the longer term plan.
I suppose the team could affix a value to the player and make a offer to extend. I don't see where that should be a problem.
I don't know if Gaine has the authority to do that, but he should. Times are changing with the team so maybe this will be addressed in the future. Eventually there has to be some stability to your roster.
What times have changed?
When have the Texans ever retained their own guys, minus Watt/McKinney/Hopkins? McKinney is the outlier and I'm surprised they kept him because they only pay the Hopkins/Watt level guys and let the Bouye/Brooks/Jones level guys walk. This is another way the Texans org needs to change the way it does business.
The way you describe our roster it is mostly devoid of talent.....(minus the few you mentioned.)
Why on earth would you want to retain them?
Well, we drafted two OL. and our draft class is not full of injuries....
If you can't see the difference in the way we executed this draft, as opposed to the past, then I don't think I could explain it to your satisfaction.
I guess DB/AJ- numerous times/Cushing/JJoe/KJ...etc. don't count?
The OL is/was devoid of talent because the former GM didn't want to pay Brown/Jones/Brooks.
But have they truly changed the way they do business,
Have they changed their policies on contracts, bringing in the best FA's, letting their mid level guys walk in FA?
About the only things that has changed is they're better in the draft and have started adding Vet coaches to their staff. Spending $$$$, nothing has changed.
Agreed, they've changed the way they approach the draft. How many draft day trades has Gaine made?
They decided to draft a couple of small school OL.
So yes, they've changed. They've become even more conservative in the draft/FA under Gaine.
I guess DB/AJ- numerous times/Cushing/JJoe/KJ...etc. don't count?[/QUOTE]
Oh, they count and hopefully Gaine does a better job. So you think the Texans org does a good job of retaining their mid level FA's?
I think they are doing a much better job of not over-valuing mid level FA's
Lets hope so.
This way they can become salary cap champions since they have stopped valuing their mid level guys and never have been spenders in FA.
To the bolded: It's too early in the Gaine tenure to reach any conclusions. Give the guy some time for crying out loud.
**So the changes they have made don't count until they start spending more money? That seems to be your only criteria for success. Doesn't make sense.
Geez, do you have nothing to add other than "cheap bastards"?
Just pointing out facts.
NO, you are just declaring your opinion for the millionth time
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