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Old 08-05-2015, 02:42 PM   #11
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

Yep, apparently no deal as both sides were not able to reach an agreement.
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

The Texans and Pierre Thomas weren’t able to come to terms on a contract after a Wednesday visit and coach Bill O’Brien said, via ESPN.com, the team is looking for “someone that can do a little bit of everything” to help fill in for Foster. Alfred Blue, Chris Polk, Jonathan Grimes and Kenny Hilliard are the in-house options.

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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

It could be worse. It could be the Falcons.
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

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It could be worse. It could be the Falcons.
The Falcons have two RB's with hamstring injuries. That just might happen. Joe Horn, Ambrose and the other DB's we seemed to trade back and forth didn't bother me. Andersen being there was awful, and this would be hard to stomach as well.
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I am surprised the Lions have not looked at Pierre, for a while there they had so many of our ex-running backs and fullbacks at some point, it was like watching a Saints preseason game from 2009.
Yeah, especially since Joique Bell (knee/Achilles) started training camp on the PUP ... a few games into the season it's probably something they're gonna' wish they'd done or at least considered. .
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

I think Pierre is kinda where Jabari Greer was at, when he retired. They are both strong character guys, who really go about handling things the right way, with class. On one hand, Greer wanted to keep playing, maybe a year or two more, he felt he could still do it -- but he wasn't gonna be the guy who grovels or hangs around at league minimum, just trying to latch on with some team, to desperately stay in a locker room.... The player loves the game, loves the locker room, but he also realizes, there is more to life....

When you get to that age, it takes a LOT of effort to stay in game shape, a lot of hard work, and although of course the money is nice, it's not really about the money -- it's about being a player and taking pride in your work and your contribution on the field, it's about being valued by the team. This was precisely what went on with Greer. He wasn't gonna go somewhere for league minimum, or make a fool of himself trying to get with any team under the sun that would have him try out; likewise Pierre is not gonna go play for the Ottowa Redbacks or an arena team, because he's already fulfilled all his dreams and goals, for the most part.

Like Greer, Pierre has a ring, some good money, and a body of work -- he has a great career full of highlights to look back on. He's not desperate. He really doesn't need anything from anybody. He's not gonna cry into his pillow, if no team picks him up. He can go out with his head held high.

I'm guessing the Texans probably wanted somebody to just be spare parts until Foster gets well, and I have a feeling Pierre doesn't want to go out like that. It probably wasn't about the money, it was probably about, security, about respect, and is it really "worth it" to Pierre at this point in his life.
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Yeah, especially since Joique Bell (knee/Achilles) started training camp on the PUP ... a few games into the season it's probably something they're gonna' wish they'd done or at least considered. .

They have Abdullah. They need to quit the RBBC as it is not gonna help Abdullah's case at all as he's not used to that role
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

We could pull him back into the organization. We've done it before and could do it again.
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I do think in time, Pierre will land some where. Guys are going down (injury) far too often in camp.
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Re: Former Saints RB Pierre Thomas could soon join Houston Texans, report says

I'd love to have Pierre Thomas back.
Scored the first touchdown in the first Saints Super Bowl.
Great guy, and still talented.
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