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Old 03-02-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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Is this real life?
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #3
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Kind of expected this to happen.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #4
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He was a big disappointment in my Fantasy league this year. The Hopkins kid looks like he has potential.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #6
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Not been released. Given ok to seek a trade. Probably will end up getting released.
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I'd love to see the boys pick him up...I know it won't happen but sure would be nice!
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I wish he would've been released/traded to a good team several years ago. He deserves better than the Texans. He deserves to be a Cowboy
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So much talent wasted away on a poor team, like Calvin Johnson. Him and Dez would wreck a defense.
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Just another all pro caliber athlete that a Houston team has let go to finish their career somewhere else. No Class
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Just another all pro caliber athlete that a Houston team has let go to finish their career somewhere else. No Class

Kind of like Emmitt? Try another rock that one bounced off.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:56 PM   #14
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I wish he would've been released/traded to a good team several years ago. He deserves better than the Texans. He deserves to be a Cowboy

Because the Cowboys were so much better during that time? Good grief.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:57 PM   #15
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Emmitt was on a good overall team, had 3 super bowl rings and about beyond his prime. Andre collected a salary, that's about it.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:58 PM   #16
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I wish him the best. Class act all the way. Played hard and let his work speak for him instead of running his mouth like so many of the Diva receivers.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:58 PM   #17
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He was a big disappointment in my Fantasy league this year. The Hopkins kid looks like he has potential.
Hopkins was good primarily because AJ was the main focus d primary pass threat so defenses focused on him.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:00 PM   #18
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He's a good person and deserving of a championship, just too bad he couldn't get it in Houston for himself.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:02 PM   #19
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Kind of like Emmitt? Try another rock that one bounced off.
Kind of like Earl Campbell, Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, Jeff Bagwell, and I'm sure I missed quiet a few more

And I'm a Houston fan not Dallas
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Kind of like Earl Campbell, Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, Jeff Bagwell, and I'm sure I missed quiet a few more

Montana, Farve shall we go on trading names? Salary caps dictate most of these moves and nothing else. And btw, Bagwell played his entire career in Houston. Try another rock.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:06 PM   #21
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Kind of like Emmitt? Try another rock that one bounced off.

Technically Emmitt did retire as a Cowboy..
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #22
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Kind of like Earl Campbell, Hakeem Olajuwon, Elvin Hayes, Jeff Bagwell, and I'm sure I missed quiet a few more

And I'm a Houston fan not Dallas
Hakeem got rings. Not sure why you threw him in there.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #23
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Montana, Farve shall we go on trading names? Salary caps dictate most of these moves and nothing else. And btw, Bagwell played his entire career in Houston. Try another rock.
I didn't say it didn't happen in other cities. I just know that most Houston franchises has done it over the years. I'm a Houston fan, and really don't follow other cities.

I also meant Lance Bergman not Bagwell
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:13 PM   #24
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Hakeem got rings. Not sure why you threw him in there.
Because he did not retire as a Rocket
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:15 PM   #25
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Definitely Hall of Fame stats but just disappointing that he never had a decent QB. Hopefully, he can get lucky in the next 2-3 years.

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Because he did not retire as a Rocket
He turned down 13 mil and was past his good years. That has nothing to do with class, that's just smart business.
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He turned down 13 mil and was past his good years. That has nothing to do with class, that's just smart business.
He was worth everything that he asked for, he earned it. He produced much much more income for the Rockets & the city of Houston
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:24 PM   #28
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It's not a "Bad" thing guys. It's not like his contract is up in the Prime of his career and the Texans are letting him go without putting up a fight. He's past his prime and would cost them $16 Million this year for most likely mediocre at best play. They're doing the smart thing (something they haven't been accused of prior to O'Brien being there) and letting Andre walk to provide the best possible situation to sign younger, more talented players we will need moving forward. I'd love to see 'Dre remain a Texan for life; he's the classiest player to put on a Texans uniform and is definitely one of the best Texans of the Young teams existence. But, in the grand scheme of things (Superbowl), he doesn't get you there by remaining on the team at his current salary.

I'd love to see him re-sign at a much lower price, but that won't happen. Andre's biggest problem from the beginning was having his Uncle act as his agent and screw him with an initial low-valued contract.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:29 PM   #29
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Technically Emmitt did retire as a Cowboy..
LMAO... so did pudge as a Ranger
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:32 PM   #30
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He was worth everything that he asked for, he earned it. He produced much much more income for the Rockets & the city of Houston
He earned 89mil+ doing so. And no, he wasn't worth what he wanted and he proved it in Toronto. Heck, he proved it in his last years in Houston with three consecutive record low years.
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LMAO... so did pudge as a Ranger

And so did Berkman and Oswalt. I'm glad they all found their way back home in the end.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #32
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He earned 89mil+ doing so. And no, he wasn't worth what he wanted and he proved it in Toronto. Heck, he proved it in his last years in Houston with three consecutive record low years.

Toronto got 7 pts and 6 Rebs per game for their 18 mil.
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I'm a big Andre fan, but he just isn't worth the money. 16 mill this year and 14 next year. I wish he would take less to stay, but the NFL is a business.
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I'm a big Andre fan, but he just isn't worth the money. 16 mill this year and 14 next year. I wish he would take less to stay, but the NFL is a business.
I'm a big Texans fan but can't blame him for wanting to leave. He's at the age where he wants a ring. We don't have a prayer until we get a QB. So why would he take a money cut with a slim chance of getting a ring?

Now if JJ Watt would suck it up and never leave the field, getting behind the Center....... we might have a chance!
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Toronto got 7 pts and 6 Rebs per game for their 18 mil.
I guess they are classier.
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I'm a big Texans fan but can't blame him for wanting to leave. He's at the age where he wants a ring. We don't have a prayer until we get a QB. So why would he take a money cut with a slim chance of getting a ring?

Now if JJ Watt would suck it up and never leave the field, getting behind the Center....... we might have a chance!
He's not the player he once was. For the money he's due, they could get a much more productive WR.
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WOW! Putting Andre in the same category as Emmitt!!
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I wish him the best. Class act all the way. Played hard and let his work speak for him instead of running his mouth like so many of the Diva receivers.
Pipe down, Otis. You're taking this way too seriously. My comment about him deserving better was tongue-in-cheek all the way.
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WOW! Putting Andre in the same category as Emmitt!!
Homer here, Andre could have been one of the greats I think. He played his entire career with Carr and Schaub and still was regarded as one of the best every year.
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Hate to see you go but love to watch you leave. Go get you a championship. Thank you Dre
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He was a hell of a player, but I lost a lot of respect for him because of the way he acted last year.
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I wish he would've been released/traded to a good team several years ago. He deserves better than the Texans. He deserves to be a Cowboy
Yea it's a shame he wasn't a cowboy. He could of won...uh...um...uh...
Yep, he wouldn't have won crap there either
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Yep, he wouldn't have won crap there either

Well played!!!
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Yep, he wouldn't have won crap there either
****. Can't anybody take a joke?
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Would like to see him in New England with Brady throwing him the ball.He deserves a chance at a Super Bowl IMO.
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Would like to see him in New England with Brady throwing him the ball.He deserves a chance at a Super Bowl IMO.
No one wants that!!!!! To hell with Brady and the New England patriots!!!
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Ya I agree fellas Dez caught that ball.
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Homer here, Andre could have been one of the greats I think. He played his entire career with Carr and Schaub and still was regarded as one of the best every year.

I agree 100% and no doubt he's a stud! Just funny that he was compared to Emmitt Smith although I know he was talking about leaving the Cowboys and playing for another team to end his career!

I do t know why Houston doesn't just go get a QB to play now and draft and young stud for the future. It's seems they have a fascination with first round DE's!!!!!! I'm a Cowboy fan first and Houston fan second!

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Yea it's a shame he wasn't a cowboy. He could of won...uh...um...uh...
Yep, he wouldn't have won crap there either

No doubt! However if by some crazy chance he goes there now he sure has a chance if we can sure up the defense this off season!!!

Go Cowboys and Go Texans!!!!
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Would like to see him in New England with Brady throwing him the ball.He deserves a chance at a Super Bowl IMO.
I have to agree......this would be his best chance at a Super Bowl imo.
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