Why Mario Williams is a Texan and not Bush

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  1. DatTexBoy

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    I'm not one to start a rumor :spy: that has no grounding to it neither do I believe most rumors I hear. But obviously, I won't disclose my source but I was told the Texans were paid MILLIONS to not draft Reggie Bush by the Saints. Enough millions to pay Mario Williams:piano:
     
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    Oh, come on. For starters, McClain would want to do what's best for the team and we are in the salary cap era. The fact is that Bush has issues with running between the tackles and his family/houses/agents stuff also scared the Texans away some.
     
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    Don't disclose your source. At least he'll avoid the embarrassment of a ridiculous assertion.
     
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    That thought was always in the back of my mind.
    With the situation in NO, I figured he would be more of a draw to bring the fans back.
    What were their season ticket sales like before & after the draft?
     
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    Sorry not buying this one. From all accounts the anits' owner it a cheap bast#%* and paying both the #1 and #2 pick seems a streach.IMO
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    shame his foot hurts.
     
  7. FanFromCali

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    Exactly. Add in the fact Bush reportedly wanted an obscene amount of money to be the first pick and Williams was the better choice.

    The Texans simply had a great draft and it is time to acknowledge it.
     
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    This story might hold some merit if there wasnt such a thing as a salary cap.

    If the Saints paid us the money to sign Mario then that means that McNair gets to pocket the money that he was gonna use.

    Now McNair is a rich guy so you never know... but he is also a stand-up guy too.

    I dont think he would pocket $54 million.
     


  9. Malloy

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    Not that I believe the story, but it could happen indirectly, investing in a Mcnair-owned company, or something like that.
     
  10. real

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    I could see it happening.....just like this....

    McNair: So Gary, we've decided on Mario right ?

    Kubiak: Yeah Bob....I really like the guy

    *****an hour later*****

    Saints GM: Hey we'll pay you to take Mario

    McNair: O.k....
     
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    :tease: :tease: :tease: :joker: .............
     
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    My sources tell me that Bush was very overrated by the so-called 'experts' and the Texans drafted for need.

    And I will reveal my sources: nfl.com and this message board. :D

    Although there has been some speculation by the tinfoil-hat crowd that owners - being the multi-billionaires that they are - made a deal for New Orleans because of the public relations hit they took after Katrina. Confirmation of this backroom deal will be confirmed when the NFL gives Houston another Superbowl during the next owners' meeting. :shades:
     
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    Wow.

    If this is the context of the situation then who would blame McNair?
     
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    Always figured it was McNair who paid his own money to New Orleans........oh yeah that was the Katrina releif effort :club:

    it was a football decision based upon the best interest of the Texans :ok:
     
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    Please provide a link to www .TheVoicesInMyHead.com in the future. :francis:
     
  16. BigDTexansFan

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    IF we did what John MacCheese wanted his MANCRUSH Vince would be our starting QB, he wanted his heartthrob to BE QB..I don't seem to recall him slobbering over Reggie AT ALL
     
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    Bush and Rumsfeld were responsible. Halliburton and oil.

    That's all the response this troll deserves.
     
  18. DatTexBoy

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    Can't believe that but believes President Bush knew there were mass weapons of destruction in Iraq

    Just saying...everything that is outlandish sounding may have some merit to it...and everything that sounds credible may be full of lies...like your boy Saban saying he is not going to be the Alabama coach...how many times do I have to say it?....ugh, probably til you stop lying through your teeth mr. man
     
  19. Ole Miss Texan

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    Haha that really would have made me question some things if that were to have happened right after we drafted him. Maybe thats the real reason Goodell replaced Tagliabue!!!? lol

    In all seriousness, not that there is an merit to this story, What would be the legal ramifications if something like this were to happen, if any? Are there any rules that teams cannot pass money to each other for any reason...ie draft picks, players, etc. What about paying the other teams cap hit with a player trade?

    Examples:
    1-texans pay chargers $100 million for Ladanian Tomlinson. Texans will then renegotiate the contract or keep current one.
    2-texans pay the atlanta falcons $5 million for their 1st rd draft pick.
    3-texans trade David Carr to Denver for Jake Plummer, texans then would incur cap hit for carr and will also pay Denver $xxxxx for the cap hit in trading Plummer
    4-tennessee pays minnesota $xxxx to draft Adrian Peterson so the texans can't draft him.

    can you do that? just curious. for some reason i don't think you could but i dont know..
     
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    Someone hit his guy with a negitive rep I'm out.
     

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