Originally Posted by bbailey423
I know you are joking....but you are ABSOLUTELY right. We should ASSUME a lot of time, thought, and careful consideration of today and tommorow was part of the exercise a billion dollar organization goes throught when they make decisions. And since that was done....why would they trade him a couple of months after making that decision?
This is a very weak point to make. And actually a quite silly.
Teams have to make contract decisions on a yearly basis and not all of them are going to work out.
The team signed Ratliff early once before and he was one of the best bargains in football for a few seasons. He was extended early to stave off larger salaries down the line and to lock in a perennial pro bowler.
However, telling your 70 year old boss you'll kick his teeth in apparently is frowned upon and has some effect on how you are viewed....
The only thing worse than making a bad decision is being too foolish to admit it and address it.
I think the Texans would easily take Ratliff and eat his guarantee this season. They wouldn't be obligated for much else and he is a great player when on the field. You put him next to JJ Watt and that is flat out scary.