Is it time to trade Clowney?

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  1. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    I would trade him for the Cowboys LT.
     
  2. mario_v

    mario_v Member

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    He’s been great when he’s healthy, but he’s been dealing with a lot of injuries these past two seasons.
     
  3. rawbrah

    rawbrah Member

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    Don’t agree with your logic.

    We were a bad defense with Watt and Mercilus this year as well. How about we ship them off first, since they cost more.

    We were a great defense last year with Merci and Clowney, and without Watt. How about we ship Watt out first, since we can be great without him.
     
  4. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Member

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    He has been in the league since 2015.

    I agree with this sentiment. He's been hurt and it's affected his play, especially most recently. I don't think he's completely back to 100% from his most recent injury.

    But my statement is correct when it comes to a bunch of opinions of him on this site, especially.
     
  5. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

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    decent run support and tackler but he can't cover for ****
     
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  6. mario_v

    mario_v Member

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    I doubt they can get anything for watt. He’s a shell of what he used to be, he’s injury prone and has a massive contract.

    Mercilus is on a team friendly deal.

    Clowney will easily get $100 million in free agency. Texans would be better off getting a first rounder for him.

    Besides, can the team really afford to pay two defensive players $100 million each?
     
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  7. solid

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    I wouldn't rule it out depending on what you could get. If you could rebuild the offensive line with all pro players it might not be a bad idea. Like they say, sell high, buy low.
     
  8. zeeshan2

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    No look at the impact he has vs other guys in the league

     
  9. Game7

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    We should've traded Watt already. His value and performance are well past their peak at this point. I'd hang on to Clowney...unless somebody offers you the moon for him.
     
  10. rawbrah

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    If your idea is all about saving money, then why does it make sense to keep someone that is a shell of their former self? When they’re the highest paid at their side of the ball
     
  11. jev5555

    jev5555 Contributing Member

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    Keep Clowney. You're not paying squat for the QB ... might as well keep that D well stocked.
     
  12. The Real Shady

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    Everyone but Watson is available for trade. For Clowney I would take two #1 picks. One has to be top 10.
     
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  13. Mr.Scarface

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    Sounds like the people who wanted to trade McCullers or Bregman....
     
  14. mario_v

    mario_v Member

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    The point is to accumulate draft picks and save money, that’s why I would like to see both clowney and watt go.

    It shouldn’t be difficult getting a 1st rounder for clowney.

    Watt would be difficult to trade because he’s injury prone and has a huge contract. They could just cut him but I don’t know how much money they would actually save.
     
  15. Derp McFlopsky

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    Okoye
     
  16. smitheygerard

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    He wasn't a bust, but we didn't resign him and he developed a horrible disease called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis that nearly killed him.
     
  17. Phillyrocket

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    Am I the only one who thinks the Texans are in a great position for next year? Having a great QB on a rookie deal means money to lockup players like Clowney. We need to cut Cushing and invest in the OL and secondary. Skill positions are good and DL and LBs are good. IF Watt comes back even 80% I think we make a serious run.

    Clowney like Watt is a possible DPOY. You do not let him go. Cut Watt before you do.
     
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  18. Plowman

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    All this talk about trading Watt seems sacrilegious . The guy is most likely done. He'd already lost his second move due to the injuries, but now.....be realistic...and have some respect for one of the greatest players (an argument for greatest defensive player ever could be made) in NFL history. An amazing human being who has represented our city so well on and off the field. JJ's not going anywhere. He is ours now. A Houstonian.
     
  19. Redfish81

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    I think Watt gives it one more try and if he gets hurt again you won't have to cut or trade him because he will retire.
     
  20. coachbadlee

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    Should have traded Watt last off-season. Trading Clowney now would be a bad move.
     
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