Texans Still Courting Aaron Schobel

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  1. TexansFanatic

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    As I posted in another thread IF money is holding this deal back just pay the guy IMO.
     
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    I'll have to agree with this. I'm never one for over-spending, but in the uncapped year a one year contract can't possibly hurt us. Even if the guy ends up eating his way to a terrible year, it is still not really a big loss. Reward is way bigger then the risk in this case.
     
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    Schobel is known for having a passion for the game. Not the type to be seen "eating his way to a terrible year."
     
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    I would like to see A.S. with the Texans ASAP!:cow:
     
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    Is there really a 10 sack season or highly productive season left in him? Is there something extra he brings that Connor Barwin can't do other than to give the team more options?
     
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    Me too.
     


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    The reason it's speculated he wants a pretty large contract is because the Bills were due to pay him a hefty sum.

    In addition, IIRC, I think Schobel had made some hints that he's near the end of his career. Especially since he retired recently. IMO, he retired on purpose so that it would lay the groundwork for the Texans to throw him more money than they would have if he had gone through with a contract earlier on.

    Retiring, then just sitting around did two things: (1) Rested him, since he doesn't have to bust it during camp. And (2) Makes the Texans pursue him even more because the season is almost upon us.

    If this goes down, Schobel is a smart man. LOL.
     
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    I like Connor but this guy is much more proven and is worth a one year deal. Of couse the risk is there but it is very low in this case.
     
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    Don't know if he has another 10 sack season in him, but he is a definite upgrade over Nading. He is very familiar with Bill Kollar and what he wants to do. Just think of how good our 8 man DL rotation could be.
     
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    Bingo. It doesn't matter if he's an All-Pro. What matters is he's a helluva lot better than the backups we've got and his upside is that he may even be good enough to start.
     
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    He may help or he may not but just a year would be good enough IMO.
     
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    I would love to see Schobel as part of our crew, but I just can't see paying him the $8 million or so he was due. If he's willing to come down to about $3 or $4 for one year, then, ok. But $8 million? No.
     
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    Well, I don't know but I want him here.
     
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    How much cash did we save cutting Reeves?
     
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    It's not my money, it's Uncle Bob's.

    And it's an uncapped year.

    Why worry about what it takes to get him here?

    Just get him here.
     
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    He is light years better than what is there right now and he does not complain I say just pay him.
     
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    Looks like we should know something tomorrow.

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    You can NEVER have too many pass rushers on the D-Line. They bring in Schobel, you can move Mario and Smith around and still have Schobel and Barwin on the field at the same time. You could stand Barwin up and let him rush like 3-4 OLB and so on...

    Alot of exotic things you could do with Mario, Smith, Barwin and Schobel....
     

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