Trent Williams LT Available

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  1. mussop

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    Trent Williams LT Washington has just demanded trade. This is our chance to finally get a franchise LT. We need to do this now.
     
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  2. mussop

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    Trent Williams LT Washington has just demanded trade. This is our chance to finally get a franchise LT. We need to do this now. We are sitting on all this salary cap money, this is a perfect opportunity.
     
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  3. TheKDog

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    Clowney for williams
     
  4. mussop

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    Trent and Adrian Peterson opened a gym here in Houston. He lives here in the off-season. He’s from Longview. This is too perfect. If we don’t at the very least have serious conversations with Washington there is something wrong.
     
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    love clowney but yeah, I’d do it. I would try picks first but a franchise LT in his prime, yeah do it.
     
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    Just heard this on the radio. Cut Matt Khalil and get this done. There is absolutely ZERO reason not to trade and sign this guy to an extension in the $16.5 million per year that Trent Brown got. 3rd highest rated LT per PFF. He is consistently been one of the top LT in the league.
     
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    Okay lets take a step back. Williams has been busted on two seperate occasions for substance abuse 4 games in 2011 and 4 more in 2016 .. Pattern? On top of that the guy has not played a full season since 2013, and has only played a full season 2 times in his 10 year career. I get that he's a sexy name out there, and could very well help someone, but I would steer clear myself and HELL NOOOO to giving up Clowney who's actually showing some ironman traits and continues to get better each year, not worse.
     
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    Can't wait to see steelb's slant on this.
    Those substance abuse episodes will likely mean Texans will not touch the phone. At least back in Rick's day anyway.
    Depends on how badly he'd like to come back home and if he can convince FO he wants it.
    I also do not want to lose Clowney.
     
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  9. 281Texan

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    I don’t agree with giving up clowney for him, just because I don’t think the value is equal there. We did just draft two OT’s with premium picks, so to do that then trade away a key player on defense doesn’t make sense to me. However, I would gladly offer a third for Trent. If he does get hurt/suspended/etc. then we have a young guy who can step in and takeover. If he works out, then we don’t have to worry about two rookies panning out. Odds of both of them being bookends for the next 10 years is slim.

    However, nothing about what gaine has done this off-season really makes sense to me. I don’t know if we’re saving in order to extend guys (no pressing extensions this offseason outside of clowney who were unwilling to pay) or if gaine is so badly misjudging the state of the roster that he thinks were contenders and we just need to run it back with some new young blood at key positions and we’ll be fine, or if there’s tension between bill and gaine and he’s leaving the cupboard bare for him this season knowing it’s likely his last. I really don’t know, but I don’t see him making the trade for him. It makes too much sense, so it won’t happen. Gaine better hope he killed this draft class, because if not, and let’s say tytus is a bust while Andre Dillard excels, we need to clean house from top to bottom and get some guys in here who want to win and not just save the ownership money and season ticket sells.
     
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    Agree with your first paragraph
     
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    this would be absolutely dumb. unless they take our project lt and project guard then absolutely not. we shot our wad on those guys. you cant give up clowney or any other draft picks for this guy. unless of course they are open to taking a 2 or 3 next year.
     
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    Just heard this on the radio. Cut Matt Khalil and get this done. There is absolutely ZERO reason not to trade and sign this guy to an extension in the $16.5 million per year that Trent Brown got. 3rd highest rated LT per PFF. He is consistently been one of the top LT in the league.
     
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    Who gives a crap if he gives us just 10 games that’s a massive upgrade
     
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    i thought we drafted our franchise lt from alabama coastel tech university.
     
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    i thought we drafted our franchise lt from alabama coastel tech university.
     
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    Just because he has demanded a trade doesn't mean it will happen. He's under WAS control thru 2020 at this point with $14M cap hits this year and next
     
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    Desmond Harrison who started at LT in the first 8 games for the Browns was just waived. Has some personal stuff he needs to take care of.

    Find out what those things are and put in a claim for him all while kicking the tires on Trent Williams.

    If Howard is best suited at RT and Scharping is best suited for G then we need to inquire about these 2.

    Also Trent for Clowney is dumb and makes no sense.
     
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    I don't get where this "nothing makes sense" keeps coming from, if you've been listening to what they have been saying since Gaines was hired everything they have done has made perfect sense. From day one they have said they wanted a certain type of athlete physically and they want to build almost exclusively through the draft. This has always been their plan and they are following it to the letter, whether its a good plan or not is a different conversation but as far as what they are doing its been fairly easy to guess the general direction if not the exact players they would aim for.

    Also no this doesn't "make to much sense" and is far from a no brainer. As Rico pointed out there are some major red flags with him. That doesn't automatically mean they shouldn't do it but it sure as hell should be taken into consideration. As far as Gaines killing it this draft class what if Dillard is a bust and Howard excels, should the Eagles clean house from top to bottom? Considering Dillard isn't even expected to start, actually Howard has a better chance of starting this year barring injury, how does that change the dynamic? Far as Clowney is concerned this is typical negotiation tactics unless the guy is your franchise player which you absolutely must resign of which Clowney is not. Both sides are waiting to see what the market will offer and my guess is the market for Clowney isn't near as high as either side thought.

    I agree with the first part of your post.
     
  19. mussop

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    Lol so you would pass up one of the top 5 best LTs in football because we spent our #23 first round pick on a project T out of BFE college? If Clowney were their asking price I would ask for more in return but remember, According to some here has a limited career ahead of him because of micro fracture surgery.
     
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    Desmond has had is issues starting at UT . If it's not serious then I would take him and play with house money .
     

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