Analyzing the trade
Even if Hopkins wanted more money, holding out for him would’ve been useless based on the new CBA because they no longer waive holdout fees and he would’ve lost a year of service. With Watson reaching within his prime years, Hopkins was a crucial step toward his development and for this Houston Texans team to win. This trade makes no sense and did not need to happen at this current moment. If Hopkins were to have a decline, it wouldn’t be next year.
This trade wasn’t just unnecessary, it was forced, because it’s clear that O’Brien would rather trade away any situation rather than try to solve it. It wasn’t because of any crappy excuses related to money or a possible decline and unwilling to pay the salary for it. O’Brien just didn’t want friction and wanted him out.
Michael Irvin has reported that Hopkins told him that he was being compared to the well known Aaron Hernandez by Bill O’Brien. O’Brien continued on, criticizing Hopkins for constantly having mothers of his children around too much.
Now I am questioning what O’Brien is paying attention to. Is he trying to make the Houston Texans better or is he worried that a few women around the football team is going to ruin the entire organization?
What the hell does bringing people to practice have to do with you, O’Brien? Since when was this a valid thing to bring up? How has this action caused problems? Why are you comparing a man who has a clean record for a convicted criminal? Was Hernandez such a necessity to mention in the conversation?
DO YOU STILL BELIEVE THIS CONVERSATION IS HEADING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION???
Are you sure this conversation is your best way of “hashing things and working it out”!!!??? If it is, let the front office know so that they are fully aware of who they have employed. If that doesn’t result in a change, then we can conclude that this organization doesn’t care about their players, their fans, or their front office members.
They only care about the green stuff in wallets. It’s a business and that is all it will ever be to this Houston Texans’ organization. As long as the revenue continues, what’s the point in winning and paying for better quality front office and players?