Bill, I get it’s Labor Day weekend and you want to let loose. Crush a few White Claws with the boys. But what the fuck is this? You legit overhauled our entire team just ONE week before the season? Who does that?
This is the problem with you being the coach/GM. You’re all over the place. Three weeks ago, you said there’d be no major roster changes before the season and then you go out and do this.
To me this seems like a knee jerk reaction to Luck’s retirement. The instant need to feel like your QB1 is protected. I get it. Deshaun has torn his ACL once, the Texans need to make sure they protect his ass.
But Laremy isn’t that guy. First of all, he will love Htown weed way too much to be productive here.
Also, all reports make it seem like Laremy truly had made a home in Miami:
I think mentally it’s going to fuck with him to be traded right before the season, all the while trying to learn a new offense. I don’t want a guy who is home sick trying to protect my quarterback. Do you?
At the end of the day, I loved Jadeveon. He was the FIRST OVERALL pick in the 2014 draft. Not just a first round pick, the very fucking first pick. It’s not like Jadeveon’s has been a bust either. He’s lived up to the hype and has been one of the more productive defensive players in the league.
Yeah he missed a lot of time his first two years with injuries, but he still managed to rack up 205 tackles, 151 solo tackles and 29 sacks. Last year alone he had 47 tackles, 38 solo and 9 sacks. Bottom line, Jadeveon has been a fucking stud. And him, JJ and Mercilus all at full strength would have been a HUGE problem.
It’s bullshit what the Texans were trying to do by franchising him as a linebacker, instead of defensive end. He played played 729 snaps at defensive end and just 33 at line backer. Why would Houston franchise him as a linebacker? Because franchise tags are tied to positional salaries around the league. Meaning the amount of money you get under a franchise tag depends on the position you play. And linebackers gets paid less than defense ends under a franchise tag. So, Houston tagging Clowney as a LB instead of DE would have costed Jadeveon millions of dollars.
Doesn’t matter how rich you are, a million dollars is a million dollars and to add that pay cut with not get paid top dollar at the peak/prime of your career has to be infuriating.
Regardless, Bill O’Brien has skyrocketed to the top of my shit list.