Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans owner Bob McNair (left) and general manager Rick Smith (middle) and chief operating officer Cal McNair (right) watch during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
There has to be some people who cover the media that get it, right? I mean every year it’s the same thing. They freak out when a team moves on from an overpaid veteran and drool all over the teams who overpay for players past their prime.
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And every year we get the “winners” and “losers” of NFL free agency. Sadly, these experts never look back on their poor predictions of how a team will perform after handing out wads of cash to a player that the team they last played for was unwilling to pay.
In my opinion, the player who spends most of his career with one team is known best by that team. If they know all his strengths and weaknesses and are unwilling to give a huge deal, how does that make the team forking out the money an automatic winner.
This year Around The NFL Editor Greg Rosenthal listed the Houston Texans as losers in free agency. The biggest reasoning is that the team cut veteran receiver Andre Johnson and watched him go to their rival Indianapolis Colts.
"“Cutting Andre Johnson was tough for Texans fans to swallow. Watching him beat them at Lucas Oil Field as he finishes off his Hall of Fame career will be tougher. I liked the Rahim Moore signing, but it’s hard to get excited about a Ryan Mallett competition with Brian Hoyer.”"
To this attempt at criticizing the Texans, I would say thank you to Mr. Rosenthal. Why? Well let’s look at the winners and losers from last season.
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