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  1. BadMoFo

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    Better there than the Colts, I guess.

     
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    Sadly, this is the best news I've heard in weeks. I'd much rather he sign with a non-entity like the Texans than coming back to bite us in a game vs. Indy.

    You've got your rings, Rosie. Go for the money!!!
     
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    If he plays like he can, that'd be a good team of Mario Williams and Rosie Colvin to pressure the QB. With Okoye and Ryans, they'd be pretty solid in the front 7.
     
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    And one that could give fits to AFCS QB's twice a year - including P. Manning. :D
     
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    I wish I knew the true story behind why he's not still with the Pats. I mean, if he can pass a physical and the money could be adjusted ... Must just be about his contract.
     
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    Anywhere is better than INDY.

    I think it would be a good move by the Texans...Keep him from a division foe and add to a pass rush that is very important in a division with Peyton. Not to mention the team can use as many veterans with rings as they can get to help create a winning attitude.


    but it is hard to believe he would chose the Texans over Indy (winning and home) unless there is a huge difference in the money.
     
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    If he can still play, and does not sign with another team before TC, I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots bringhim back.
     
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    I actually would be a little surpirsed.

    Normally no, but this just seems to have been handled a little different than normal. Starting with them cutting him before they had to to their apparent lack of intrest.

    Maybe it is just a money thing and maybe if he doesn't get it elsewhere he does consider coming back but unfortuanatley I don't think that is the only thing going on.
     
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    Reiss I think hits this on the head. Basically, it's kind of an awkward ego thing to be making $N amount of money, then getting cut, then resigning for big paycut of $N - X.

    It's kind of like say you are working as a contractor some place for years and they let you go because you are costing them too much money.

    Would you go back to work at your place of employment at a 50% pay cut, while others around you are making the same or more than they had, or would you simply go work some place else and still earn 50% of your previous salary, but without the frame of reference that you used to work with those people and used made much more money.

    I think most people's egos would force them to work elsewhere and earn less.
     
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    besides the fact i dont see the pats resigning him if he is already on the books for a cap hit and isnt even here.. doesnt make sense..
     
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    Wow. If he returns to his normal self, the combination of him and Mario Williams could be deadly to opposing QBs (including one Peyton Manning :D)
     
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    Rip his head off, Rosie.
     
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    I agree with Tunescribe. There is somethng missing on the story of Colvin. As it stands, it does not quite add up as to why he's not back with us. A new , more cap friendly contract for 2 years, does not seem out of line. If he's passed a physical, its a no brainer.
     
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    I for one think the Pats made a mistake by letting him go, but its done so there is nothing that can be done.

    I think he will have a fine season no matter who he plays for and perhaps in his mind the Texans are a team that has no where to go but up while the Colts are a team that just may have hit their peak and are now on the decline.
     
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    Where the analogy fails is that usually a contractor's abilities don't fall off markedly like an aging athelete's speed, quickness & endurance.

    Best wishes to Rosie on his new team. Yeah, I'd prefer it's not the Colts but unlike the Vinitraitor, it wasn't HIS doing.
     
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    I agree it's about egos...but his skills have declined some..and the cap hit WAS quite large. I think THAT is what it was all about. But vets before have renegotuated in their latter years..in the back ended contracts..TedJ, Willie Mac..others. That does go on a lot.
     
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    Rosie to Texas is definitely in my comfort zone too. I didn't relish the idea of the Pats' facing him on the Colts. He'd be a good addition for them, so I hope he ends up with a nice place in Austin instead :)
     
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    Awesome!

    I can't think of a team I'd like for him to go with more. He'll now get two shots at Manning a year.

    By the way, Texans will be pushing hard for a playoff spot this year, had Andre Johnson not gone down last year I really think they would have gotten that second wild card spot.
     
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    Agreed. I think Houston is a good fit for him. And nice warm playing conditions, too.
     
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    I was on another board debating the merits of Texans' playoff merits, and when looking at their schedule, it's fairly favorable. They would have to go 3-3 or 4-2 in their division -- which is difficult but realistic, esp. if they sweep the titans.

    So even if they go 3-3, I think they could quite easily go 7-3 with the remainder of their schedule. I won't look it up now, but really aren't any *tough* games on there. Pitt maybe?
     
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