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Seegara
01-20-2014, 05:56 PM
How do you think our new head coach will turn out?

Corrosion
01-20-2014, 06:10 PM
I find this question hard to answer right now with so many questions to answer as far as the roster goes.

Who the QB is will make a bigger difference in the fortunes of this team than anything else ..... Who's the QB ?!? :truck:

McNair seems to think its an instant fix with a couple players , I just don't see a QB coming in and being the salvation of this franchise in year one.

kingtexan
01-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Playoffs ...

_King_
01-20-2014, 06:49 PM
I don't know enough about obrien to guess.

One thing I will say is that I don't think the talent here is terrible. I think our previous coaches did a terrible job of using players to their strengths/limiting their weaknesses. It's like they tried to fit round pegs in square holes all over the place. No adjustments.

If OB does like I hope/have a hunch he'll do I think we'll be really good really fast.

Some of our bad players can actually be used if they are used correctly...IMO.

TheMatrix31
01-20-2014, 07:23 PM
I don't think he'll be amazing off the bat, probably be the same as everyone else for a while. But he doesn't have to be amazing. He just has to get the team to win those stupid games we lost last year. How many one-possession games did we lose, like 7? Shore that **** up and we'll be fine.

Playoffs
01-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Playoffs ...

Me?

Uhhhh, errrr, I think they're doing a bang up job so far. :truck:


I need to change my username...

acal21
01-20-2014, 07:37 PM
I find this question hard to answer right now with so many questions to answer as far as the roster goes.

Who the QB is will make a bigger difference in the fortunes of this team than anything else ..... Who's the QB ?!? :truck:

McNair seems to think its an instant fix with a couple players , I just don't see a QB coming in and being the salvation of this franchise in year one.


The QB is gonna be Schaub or Keenum, I honestly blame Kubiak for how bad they were

I just can't get over the thought of Clowney and JJ playing side by side

You never know maybe we get ourselves a QB in the 2nd round and he ends up being the guy sooner than anticipated

Big Lou
01-20-2014, 07:41 PM
Me?

Uhhhh, errrr, I think they're doing a bang up job so far. :truck:


I need to change my username...

Haven't lost a game yet!!!!

2slik4u
01-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Playoffs.

BigBull
01-20-2014, 10:24 PM
I like what I've seen from OB thus far, but it's still to early to know how he will turn out. I for one can't wait to see how the players respond to him during training camp and the preseason.


Sent from the future...

JB
01-20-2014, 10:40 PM
He'll be better than this off season is going to be :kitten:

JCTexan
01-20-2014, 10:42 PM
****, it's January: optimism is all I've got. O'Brien will right the ship, the Texans will win the most games in franchise history (13), Luck will fall flat on his face next year and miss the playoffs. And the main thing, the Texans will win the Super Bowl... :koolaid:

Honestly, free agency hasn't happened, the draft hasn't happened and I don't even know who the hell is going to be the QB of this team next year. What else am I going to say? :cutthroat:

beerlover
01-20-2014, 10:59 PM
Call of duty whatever you want I'm all in, just long as they get rid of Rick Smith.

revan
01-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Call of duty whatever you want I'm all in, just long as they get rid of Rick Smith.

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Marshall
01-21-2014, 05:13 AM
None fit. I expect immediate success followed by slow decline. Coaches head to be called for in three years and fired in 8 when there are no resources left to pay for the savior QB.

Corrosion
01-21-2014, 06:29 AM
The QB is gonna be Schaub or Keenum, I honestly blame Kubiak for how bad they were

I just can't get over the thought of Clowney and JJ playing side by side

You never know maybe we get ourselves a QB in the 2nd round and he ends up being the guy sooner than anticipated

Yeah , the same guy who turned Schaub into a multi time pro bowler ..... Kubiak didn't all the sudden forget how to coach , Schaub had health issues.
Keenum was an UDFA , there is a reason he went undrafted .... He just didn't have the ability to be a successful NFL QB. The only thing he can do is improvise.


Clowney ?! 3 sacks last season. Unmotivated , questionable character and injury issues .... Yeah , that screams draft me 1:1.

Thorn
01-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Where's the answer "I haven't the slightest frigging idea and neither do you" on your list? :lol:

Corrosion
01-21-2014, 08:11 AM
Where's the answer "I haven't the slightest frigging idea and neither do you" on your list? :lol:

Its in the "So .... who's your QB" thread.:barman:

Hervoyel
01-21-2014, 08:41 AM
I answered the question in the only manner a hopeless optimist could.

"Instant Turnaround, Playoffs in 2014"

Only because there was no "Superbowl Mother****er!" option available.

Hervoyel
01-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Yeah , the same guy who turned Schaub into a multi time pro bowler ..... Kubiak didn't all the sudden forget how to coach , Schaub had health issues.
Keenum was an UDFA , there is a reason he went undrafted .... He just didn't have the ability to be a successful NFL QB. The only thing he can do is improvise.


Clowney ?! 3 sacks last season. Unmotivated , questionable character and injury issues .... Yeah , that screams draft me 1:1.

Yeah, I completely agree that Schaub's demise was the result of him losing that tiny little shred of athletic ability that allowed him to keep his head above water for so many years. He couldn't do it anymore so he got desperate and began making stupid mistakes trying to force it. Ok, I also think that some of the smarter defenses in the league had worked out certain tendencies that the Texans had and exploited them (Matt probably making it easier to do in falling back on them so much).

Keenum I've been thinking about a lot lately. Those first three starts. 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, a 24-27 loss to the Colts, and a 24-27 loss to the Cardinals. 6 TD's and no picks.

I just keep wondering if that might have played out differently had the Texans won one or more of those games. So much depends on momentum in the NFL and it's like these three very close losses just snuffed out the very real spark Keenum brought to the team. After a few weeks to let the stink of the season fade a bit and after stepping back to look at the entirety of the thing (which I believe is an absolute must. It's 16 games that are all part of a narrative. Looking at just Keenum's starts, or just Schaub's starts doesn't give you an accurate picture. Wins and losses need to be placed in the correct context I think). I've concluded that Case Keenum isn't done. He may be done here as a result of the change that this season brought about but I don't think we've seen the last of him in the NFL and I don't think we've seen the best of him either.

I don't think that the only thing he can do is improvise. Think about that for a moment. that's just silly. He can execute a game plan. He can run an offense and yes, he can read a defense. The situation speaks for itself and I'm going to say right now that you could not have placed any NFL QB in that situation and gotten results. Too many issues. Line issues, RB injury issues, defensive issues. The season was lost before Keenum ever got on the field and he wasn't going to be able to change that.

When a team loses 14 straight games that's the kind of event that has taken on a life of its own. You don't right that mess with a second year QB very often. Usually never.

The Clowney thing I agree with you on though. He's the only defender who appeared to rate the 1-1 pick and his issues make him a real risk at 1-1. I think that Clowney being a question mark will contribute as much to our going QB at 1-1 as the relative quality of any available QB prospect. If Clowney had come through this year he'd be the pick and we'd roll with a second rounder or possibly even Keenum again. Instead I think we take Bridgewater and hope it works out.

Texecutioner
01-21-2014, 09:58 AM
I don't even understand these types of threads at this time.

How will the coach turn out? Wl are you going to judge him by his first season? What are you expecting? A playoffs right away? If so, that would be pretty unfair.

His 2nd season? His 3rd? What is your criteria to judge him by?

Folks need to realize that we have a new regime now and O'Brien is going to be here for a while. At least 4 years most likely. He might not have a great year his first season. He might have a great year though. I don't think it's fair to put high expectations on him right away when he doesn't have a QB yet. What if he drafts a QB, and that QB isn't that great of a player? There are so many variables that are going to either help or hurt this HC. Asking how you think he will do at this time is like asking how well you think a few horses will do at the race track that you don't know much about.

Double Barrel
01-21-2014, 10:05 AM
I'm with Tex. Y'all can have fun debating this stuff, but I cannot take any of it seriously at this point in time. The Texans don't even have all their coaches in place, much less an idea of who will be QB, who will still be on the team, and who will they pick up in FA and the draft. Way too many variables to make an intelligent analysis right now.

Ask again in August and it makes more sense when we have a lot more data and insight into the 2014 Texans.

ObsiWan
01-21-2014, 10:07 AM
How do you think our new head coach will turn out?

You needed to have a "Not enough information to make an educated guess" option.

Because that's where I am.
We don't know what scheme O'Brien brings (at least I don't).
We don't know for sure what flavor of 3-4 Crennel will run - or even, given the defensive personnel we have now, if he'll stay with a 3-4.
And who knows what O'Brien's draft philosophy is; is it draft for specific need or always take "best player available"? And what does he perceive as the biggest team need (besides QB)?

Waaay too many unanswered questions to hazard a guess at this point.

Check back in late August when we have a better idea of what O'Brien is cooking up...
:chef:

Insideop
01-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Yeah, I completely agree that Schaub's demise was the result of him losing that tiny little shred of athletic ability that allowed him to keep his head above water for so many years. He couldn't do it anymore so he got desperate and began making stupid mistakes trying to force it. Ok, I also think that some of the smarter defenses in the league had worked out certain tendencies that the Texans had and exploited them (Matt probably making it easier to do in falling back on them so much).

Keenum I've been thinking about a lot lately. Those first three starts. 17-16 loss to the Chiefs, a 24-27 loss to the Colts, and a 24-27 loss to the Cardinals. 6 TD's and no picks.

I just keep wondering if that might have played out differently had the Texans won one or more of those games. So much depends on momentum in the NFL and it's like these three very close losses just snuffed out the very real spark Keenum brought to the team. After a few weeks to let the stink of the season fade a bit and after stepping back to look at the entirety of the thing (which I believe is an absolute must. It's 16 games that are all part of a narrative. Looking at just Keenum's starts, or just Schaub's starts doesn't give you an accurate picture. Wins and losses need to be placed in the correct context I think). I've concluded that Case Keenum isn't done. He may be done here as a result of the change that this season brought about but I don't think we've seen the last of him in the NFL and I don't think we've seen the best of him either.

I don't think that the only thing he can do is improvise. Think about that for a moment. that's just silly. He can execute a game plan. He can run an offense and yes, he can read a defense. The situation speaks for itself and I'm going to say right now that you could not have placed any NFL QB in that situation and gotten results. Too many issues. Line issues, RB injury issues, defensive issues. The season was lost before Keenum ever got on the field and he wasn't going to be able to change that.

When a team loses 14 straight games that's the kind of event that has taken on a life of its own. You don't right that mess with a second year QB very often. Usually never.

The Clowney thing I agree with you on though. He's the only defender who appeared to rate the 1-1 pick and his issues make him a real risk at 1-1. I think that Clowney being a question mark will contribute as much to our going QB at 1-1 as the relative quality of any available QB prospect. If Clowney had come through this year he'd be the pick and we'd roll with a second rounder or possibly even Keenum again. Instead I think we take Bridgewater and hope it works out.

Good post Herv! :goodpost: Lots of good points. I really think the demise of this team began back in 2012 with the losses of Winston, Brisiel, Dreesen, J. Jones, and Ryans, and then continued the following year with the losses of Barwin, Casey, GQ, and others. Add to those losses the key injuries to Cushing, Manning, and OD, a weak draft class with wasted picks in Montgomery, Chris Jones the DT with NE now, and a bunch on IR. It's like a "perfect storm!" You could also add the wasted FA pickup of Ed Reed, the Gary Kubiak stroke at halftime during the Colts game, Schaub's record setting "pick sixes." It's no wonder this team went from 12-4 to 2-14 in one year! The "Football Gods" (if you believe in those things) really had their way with the Texans this past year!

As for :clown:ey, I hope you're right and they don't take him, but draft a QB. At this point in time I'm going with Bridgewater. Given some time and good instruction I think he will be a good franchise QB.

The Pencil Neck
01-21-2014, 10:45 AM
I'm with the people who aren't voting.

I don't feel like any of the options really fit how I feel.

I'm in a wait-and-see mode. I like the move and I like some of the moves he's making but I have my reservations. The objective side of me expects a 6-10 season next year but that doesn't mean I consider the coaching change a complete fail if we don't have an instant turn around.

I'm not totally convinced OB was the right choice but I like his attitude. I'm not loving the fact that he's going to be calling the offensive plays. I don't know that RAC was the right move at DC because I'm not sure he's going to mesh well with the players I like and want to stay on the team. I'm also not sure he'll be able to push this defense over the top.

So at this time, I'm cautiously optimistic but not expecting an immediate turn-around.

eriadoc
01-21-2014, 10:57 AM
If an immediate turnaround means a climb back to mediocrity, I believe it. That's what I voted. A rookie QB isn't going to get this team to the playoffs. What O'Brien does long term here is anyone's guess. But hey, even Kubiak went 6-10 with that garbage coming off the last 2-14 season.

Hervoyel
01-21-2014, 11:42 AM
My enthusiastic vote in post #19 of this thread should not be interpreted as any kind of real expectation. That's just how I feel about this time every year.

texanhead08
01-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Bad Oline
Bad Defense
No QB
Salary Cap hell

We won't win 6 games this year.

houstonspartan
01-21-2014, 12:24 PM
I don't even understand these types of threads at this time.



How will the coach turn out? Wl are you going to judge him by his first season? What are you expecting? A playoffs right away? If so, that would be pretty unfair.



His 2nd season? His 3rd? What is your criteria to judge him by?



Folks need to realize that we have a new regime now and O'Brien is going to be here for a while. At least 4 years most likely. He might not have a great year his first season. He might have a great year though. I don't think it's fair to put high expectations on him right away when he doesn't have a QB yet. What if he drafts a QB, and that QB isn't that great of a player? There are so many variables that are going to either help or hurt this HC. Asking how you think he will do at this time is like asking how well you think a few horses will do at the race track that you don't know much about.


Tex, you beat me to it. This thread is so premature it had me scratching my head trying to figure it out.


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2slik4u
01-21-2014, 01:44 PM
I don't even understand these types of threads at this time.

How will the coach turn out? Wl are you going to judge him by his first season? What are you expecting? A playoffs right away? If so, that would be pretty unfair.

His 2nd season? His 3rd? What is your criteria to judge him by?

Folks need to realize that we have a new regime now and O'Brien is going to be here for a while. At least 4 years most likely. He might not have a great year his first season. He might have a great year though. I don't think it's fair to put high expectations on him right away when he doesn't have a QB yet. What if he drafts a QB, and that QB isn't that great of a player? There are so many variables that are going to either help or hurt this HC. Asking how you think he will do at this time is like asking how well you think a few horses will do at the race track that you don't know much about.


Dude, this is a message board about anything Texans. Strictly conjecture at this point. Not sure if you've noticed but other than the Crennel hiring and Arians legal issues, there isn't a lot to talk about. Is this a ridiculous, premature thread with no direct evidence of anything? Yeah...you bet, but who cares. I don't think anyone is judging him off of anything to this point, it's more of a "what do you think will happen in 2014" thread.

Just to keep the chatter boxes chatting...it is a message board after all.

ArlingtonTexan
01-21-2014, 02:59 PM
I don't even understand these types of threads at this time.

How will the coach turn out? Wl are you going to judge him by his first season? What are you expecting? A playoffs right away? If so, that would be pretty unfair.

His 2nd season? His 3rd? What is your criteria to judge him by?

Folks need to realize that we have a new regime now and O'Brien is going to be here for a while. At least 4 years most likely. He might not have a great year his first season. He might have a great year though. I don't think it's fair to put high expectations on him right away when he doesn't have a QB yet. What if he drafts a QB, and that QB isn't that great of a player? There are so many variables that are going to either help or hurt this HC. Asking how you think he will do at this time is like asking how well you think a few horses will do at the race track that you don't know much about.

Dude, this is a message board about anything Texans. Strictly conjecture at this point. Not sure if you've noticed but other than the Crennel hiring and Arians legal issues, there isn't a lot to talk about. Is this a ridiculous, premature thread with no direct evidence of anything? Yeah...you bet, but who cares. I don't think anyone is judging him off of anything to this point, it's more of a "what do you think will happen in 2014" thread.

Just to keep the chatter boxes chatting...it is a message board after all.

I actually agree with both of these posts.

TheMatrix31
01-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Funny. Calls for tempered expectations and patience just a couple weeks ago were met with vitriol and ridiculous claims from those who are calling for that today.

drs23
01-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Funny. Calls for tempered expectations and patience just a couple weeks ago were met with vitriol and ridiculous claims from those who are calling for that today.

Yeah, don't you just HATE that? :kitten:

Heath Shuler
01-21-2014, 08:40 PM
One person voted “An instant disaster”. Honest questions, Texian: 1. Are you a fan of the Texans? 2. If so, how do you make it through the day with such a negative attitude?

acal21
01-21-2014, 10:04 PM
Yeah , the same guy who turned Schaub into a multi time pro bowler ..... Kubiak didn't all the sudden forget how to coach , Schaub had health issues.
Keenum was an UDFA , there is a reason he went undrafted .... He just didn't have the ability to be a successful NFL QB. The only thing he can do is improvise.


Clowney ?! 3 sacks last season. Unmotivated , questionable character and injury issues .... Yeah , that screams draft me 1:1.


He did forget how to coach, our offense became so predictable it was dumb.. i don't even think schaub was allowed to check out of a run into a pass

and clowney made a business decision that ended up working out, he's still a gonna be a top 5 pick.. and that rookie contract isn't gonna be enough, he's gonna have to earn the big payday

Marshall
01-21-2014, 11:56 PM
Funny. Calls for tempered expectations and patience just a couple weeks ago were met with vitriol and ridiculous claims from those who are calling for that today.

The lack of patience with the former regime does contrast sharply with the patience of these same people with a new regime.

Perhaps enough heads have rolled that their blood thirst has been temporarily satisfied.

drs23
01-22-2014, 10:44 AM
The lack of patience with the former regime does contrast sharply with the patience of these same people with a new regime.

Perhaps enough heads have rolled that their blood thirst has been temporarily satisfied.


The gist I'm getting is many here, especially "these same people", are waiting on one more noodle to scadoodle. Is the seat warm for Rick Smith? Will his be the last "head to roll"?

DX-TEX
01-22-2014, 12:05 PM
Bad Oline
Bad Defense
No QB
Salary Cap hell

We won't win 6 games this year.

Why do people keep saying this? A few strategic cuts and we have nearly 30 million cleared from what I have read

The Pencil Neck
01-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Why do people keep saying this? A few strategic cuts and we have nearly 30 million cleared from what I have read

I'm starting to think that people just really don't know what "salary cap hell" is OR they just want more stuff to blame Rick Smith for.

I'm not saying that Rick Smith shouldn't be blamed for things but "salary cap hell" isn't one of them as far as I'm concerned.

DBCooper
01-22-2014, 06:05 PM
The lack of patience with the former regime does contrast sharply with the patience of these same people with a new regime.

Perhaps enough heads have rolled that their blood thirst has been temporarily satisfied.

Lack of patience?

8 years is more than enough patience for mediocre predictable football.

And I guarantee if O'Brien doesn't show something right off the bat people are going to be asking for his head also.

Some have already written him off in January.........

Texan_Bill
01-22-2014, 10:08 PM
:facepalm: Texans Fans!!

(That's an old joke for you newbs)


In any event, If O'Brien takes his cue from the Patriots - aka Bellicheat AND not that BS style of FB that they played in the "Little Ten" it should be fun.... It may take a year or so. Then again, it could be next year that a 2 & 14 goes 14 & 2... I'm not saying, I'm just saying (of course I'm exaggerating).


There's talent on this team although there are some key positions that NEED TO BE FIXED NOW!

Double Barrel
01-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Lack of patience?

8 years is more than enough patience for mediocre predictable football.

And I guarantee if O'Brien doesn't show something right off the bat people are going to be asking for his head also.

Some have already written him off in January.........

lol! Yeah, dude has barely been here a year and thinks he has the pulse of the forum 8 years ago. But, some folks are good at baseless blanket assumptions, and he appears to be experienced at it.

I hope for the best, like most Texans fans, but I have never claimed to be Miss Cleo's long lost relative. Most predictions seem like slinging crap at a wall and seeing what sticks.

DBCooper
01-23-2014, 10:00 PM
lol! Yeah, dude has barely been here a year and thinks he has the pulse of the forum 8 years ago. But, some folks are good at baseless blanket assumptions, and he appears to be experienced at it.

I hope for the best, like most Texans fans, but I have never claimed to be Miss Cleo's long lost relative. Most predictions seem like slinging crap at a wall and seeing what sticks.

No kidding.

I remember before Wade showed up to give us a taste of winning (if only as smoke and mirrors) we were playing the Saints and this team just had zero heart. I was so done with that crap of football. I remember Grams and I pulling our hair out over that weak ass mentality.

It's almost too bad Wade showed up and prolonged the inevitable with his 2 year card trick.

steelbtexan
01-23-2014, 10:27 PM
I'm starting to think that people just really don't know what "salary cap hell" is OR they just want more stuff to blame Rick Smith for.

I'm not saying that Rick Smith shouldn't be blamed for things but "salary cap hell" isn't one of them as far as I'm concerned.

Over in the draft thread they are making it seem impossible to trade for Mallett, sign him to a new contract and re-sign Watt. Your saying that it can be done? (Sarcasm////)

infantrycak
01-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Over in the draft thread they are making it seem impossible to trade for Mallett, sign him to a new contract and re-sign Watt. Your saying that it can be done? (Sarcasm////)

Look over in the make fun of the Cowboys thread. Playoffs posted an article that the Cowboys are $21 mil over the cap and just signed their KICKER to a $22.5 mil contract. Gives a little perspective on cap management and cap hell. Meanwhile we are being told the Texans can't sign anyone for more than league minimum.

steelbtexan
01-23-2014, 11:05 PM
Look over in the make fun of the Cowboys thread. Playoffs posted an article that the Cowboys are $21 mil over the cap and just signed their KICKER to a $22.5 mil contract. Gives a little perspective on cap management and cap hell. Meanwhile we are being told the Texans can't sign anyone for more than league minimum.

Teams can usually hold on to their 10 most valuable players if they choose too. If the Texans are unable to then that is an indictment on Rick and Olson.

The reason the Texans went 2-14 this season and are in the bad cap shape they're in is because all of the new big contract guys finished on IR or played hurt.

Foster/Cushing/Schaub/Reed/to a lesser extent Wade Smith/Winston. You cant lose talent like that and not suffer the consequences. Gary was part of that problem by rushing back W.Smith/Winston/Reed. But Rick bears responsibility for re-signing Schaub/Foster/Reed C-N-D told us how that was going to end before it happened. For this reason Rick needed to hit the door with Gary. Why is Rick still here IYO?

The Pencil Neck
01-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Over in the draft thread they are making it seem impossible to trade for Mallett, sign him to a new contract and re-sign Watt. Your saying that it can be done? (Sarcasm////)

Yeah. If that's what they want to do, then they can find a way to do it.

Grams
01-25-2014, 08:08 AM
I did not vote, but am thinking somewhere between the first two. We may not make the playoffs but will have a winning season.

The more I read about OB, the more I like him as HC. I always though Crennel was a great DC - (Not HC). I like the Vrable hire.

OB seems to be bringing in coaches with lots of Super Bowl experience. Coaches that know what needs to be done and the type of players we need to reach the Super Bowl.

I think they will change the mentality of the team from just trying to hold on for the win to go for the throat and score all the points you can. Something we have not seen in Houston.