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Hottoddie
10-16-2005, 11:28 PM
I'll be amazed if Dom's not fired tomorrow. This was a total humiliation on national television. He's outta' here.

Bring on Jimmy Johnson.

Scott D
10-16-2005, 11:32 PM
Something's got to happen. :challenge

Bubbajwp
10-16-2005, 11:33 PM
I'll be amazed if Dom's not fired tomorrow. This was a total humiliation on national television. He's outta' here.

Bring on Jimmy Johnson.
I dont know if McNair will fire him at least not until the end of the season. I think he will resign.

texansfan1974
10-16-2005, 11:42 PM
Dumb Crapers needs to pack is bags. He is no longer welcome in H-Town.
Let Phil Garner finish the season as head coach. He can revive the dead.


GO ASTROS

Capster67
10-16-2005, 11:42 PM
I hope Casserly gets some of the credit for the disaster. The team has continued to pass on experienced players at a variety of positions (i.e. Trotter last year, Boulware this year, Verba, etc) that could have brought some direction to the team. Casserly has built this mess; Capers has coached it.

txnfan4eva
10-16-2005, 11:43 PM
If I was McNair, Capers wouldn't make it out the locker room before being fired!!!!!!!

Bubbajwp
10-16-2005, 11:44 PM
If I was McNair, Capers wouldn't make it out the locker room before being fired!!!!!!!
He shouldnt be able to make it into the locker room.

Hookem Horns
10-16-2005, 11:44 PM
I hope Casserly gets some of the credit for the disaster. The team has continued to pass on experienced players at a variety of positions (i.e. Trotter last year, Boulware this year, Verba, etc) that could have brought some direction to the team. Casserly has built this mess; Capers has coached it.

Casserly is a flipping i d i o t, I would get rid of him tomorrow and wait til the end of the season to get rid of Dom.

txnfan4eva
10-16-2005, 11:45 PM
Dom shouldn't be given the grace to make it to the end of the season.

gwallaia
10-16-2005, 11:45 PM
I don't know if firing the coaching staff is going to help, but it certainly will not hurt. IF the coaching staff is going to be fired, let it happen soon so the new staff can start getting to know the players and get ready for the off-season.

There is nothing going for our team right now. The offense and defense are equally bad, the coaches are clueless. The time for change is now.

txnfan4eva
10-16-2005, 11:48 PM
Can someone tell me how many times this season how many times the Texans have ran passing plays throwing the ball for more than 10 yards on a play?????

rockabilly
10-16-2005, 11:49 PM
He has to be gone.....or ill cry.

txnfan4eva
10-16-2005, 11:50 PM
Rockabilly, I love that sign!!!!!!

rittenhouserobz
10-16-2005, 11:50 PM
The earlier you fire a coach. The sooner you can get assisstant coaches from other teams to become out coach. If you wait longer, then it gets close to playoff time and teams are not as willing to let guys interview. I say he is fired soon.

rdbrem
10-16-2005, 11:51 PM
Question by the press: 'Dom, what do you think of your team's exxecution tonight?'

Dom Capers: 'I'm in favor of it'

rockabilly
10-16-2005, 11:55 PM
He has to be gone.....or ill cry.

thanks. i just got the light bulb in my head for it.

txnfan4eva
10-17-2005, 12:00 AM
I just noticed on NFL.com that Houston actually doesn't have the worst total defense in the league...at least before this game.

Hervoyel
10-17-2005, 12:04 AM
I don't honestly expect anything productive to happen on the coaching front until the end of the year. At best we get a resignation and then an assistant with almsot zero chance of being our next head coach finishes out the year.

I'm in no hurry to see Dom go out the door. It's not going to get any better if he leaves on Monday and Fangio leads us out of the tunnel next week. It's not going to get any better if Hoke takes over either.

Hookem Horns
10-17-2005, 12:09 AM
Question by the press: 'Dom, what do you think of your team's exxecution tonight?'

Dom Capers: 'I'm in favor of it'

LOL, I know that quote. Besides being a Texans fan, I am a lifelong Bucs fan. Coach McKay had some of the best/funniest one liners ever.

Speaking of the late Coach McKay, he turned around that pathetic expansion Bucs team and had them in the NFC championship game in their 4th season of existance. Here the Texans are in their 4th season and well...

texansfan1974
10-17-2005, 12:12 AM
Crapers could'nt even coach my sons little league football team.
Send that the fool CFL with Casserly packed in is suitcase. :brickwall

El Tejano
10-17-2005, 12:15 AM
I know we all want Capers gone but I am really beginning to consider getting rid of Fangio and letting Capers run the defense all together.

This is my thing: If our QB is getting knocked around, at 0-5 I'm trying to hit the other teams QB from now on whether we get to him by the time he tries to throw or not. Until the Texans start making teams pay for stuff, they will continue to get pushed around. Next year, I am not caring about players that are locker room cancers and have a history of a bad rep. There are entirely too many nice guys on our team.

Gunbuny
10-17-2005, 12:16 AM
I am curious who will be the new Head Coach after this year. The only member of the coaching staff I hope they keep is Hoke. I think it is time to go in another direction. Any ideas??

txnfan4eva
10-17-2005, 12:17 AM
Crapers could'nt even coach my sons little league football team.
Send that the fool CFL with Casserly packed in is suitcase. :brickwall

Shoot, CFL don't want him, he needs to go to NFL Europe and develop some coaching skills before anyone brings him back to North America!!!

powda
10-17-2005, 12:19 AM
I am curious who will be the new Head Coach after this year. The only member of the coaching staff I hope they keep is Hoke. I think it is time to go in another direction. Any ideas??

hoke is given the interim coaching job to determine if he needs to be retained.

aside from that all assitants are expendable...coordinators r gone and capers gets the axe at zero eight hundred tommorow.

mean mark8
10-17-2005, 12:24 AM
I know we all want Capers gone but I am really beginning to consider getting rid of Fangio and letting Capers run the defense all together.

This is my thing: If our QB is getting knocked around, at 0-5 I'm trying to hit the other teams QB from now on whether we get to him by the time he tries to throw or not. Until the Texans start making teams pay for stuff, they will continue to get pushed around. Next year, I am not caring about players that are locker room cancers and have a history of a bad rep. There are entirely too many nice guys on our team.

Fangio is Capers' coach. They do everything the same. Swapping one for the other won't change anything. Pendry is the offensive version of Capers. Capers has what he wants and the players he wants. Look what Capers wants for the Texans.

Gunbuny
10-17-2005, 12:26 AM
I have a few hopes for whom they release at the end of the season: I want them to get rid of Buchanan, anybody the Raiders don't want can't possibly be worth having. He commits grand larceny every time he cashes his pay-check!! He has no heart and he does not seem to interact with his team mates much. Joppru has not played one down for this team, it is time so part ways with this guy. I think the 3-4 has outlived its usefulness. It is time to switch to 4-3 we should retain Johnson, Smith, and Walker (Leadership) Put Babin at his natural position: DE go find another DE. I hope they keep Peek, Greenwood, and Orr. The only member of the secondary worth keeping is Robinson.

Gunbuny
10-17-2005, 12:32 AM
I would like to see them keep Carr, A. Johnson, Davis, and Wells. Hollings is another thief. The receiving corps needs to be cleaned out, I am tired of these guys not making teams pay for doubling and tripling Johnson. :texflag:

txnfan4eva
10-17-2005, 12:32 AM
I have a few hopes for whom they release at the end of the season: I want them to get rid of Buchanan, anybody the Raiders don't want can't possibly be worth having. He commits grand larceny every time he cashes his pay-check!! He has no heart and he does not seem to interact with his team mates much.

I can't believe the Texans gave up draft picks for him!! So now all we really have is our first round that IF by some unknown reason Capers and Cass are still here, we will waste that pick on a position we don't need much like they did this last off-season.

CoogBull
10-17-2005, 01:01 AM
By this time do we even try the rest of the season or just go for the #1 draft pick and hope the Lienart lottery can net us some handsome later picks?

The masculine part of me wants to go for the former, but the rational part of me screams for the latter. Isn't it funny how often the masculine parts of ones mind conflicts with the rational?

Anyway, if Dommy isn't gone by tomorrow there will be some very angry people in this city.

As a side note, we could have the best baseball team in the MLB and the worst football team in the NFL.

Gunbuny
10-17-2005, 01:09 AM
I thought we had our full complement of picks this up-coming draft? I was hoping that since we have such a head start, we just try to win the Matt Leinart Sweepstakes, trade the pick to some one who needs a QB for their 1st, 3rd rd picks this year, plus their 1st rd pick next year.

Ibar_Harry
10-17-2005, 01:14 AM
Contrary to what some of you think I would like to see someone from the outside step in and start cleaning house. I would like Dan Reeves, but I don't think Jimmy is the one. I do not want any of the assistants to take over because it would be just more of the same. Capers is a lame duck and what's worse you can see it in his expressions or lack there of...........

Hottoddie
10-17-2005, 01:41 AM
I doubt that Casserly would be fired. He'll have to hire the replacement coach.

Besides, it's my opinion that Capers has had a big hand in choosing some of our players in the draft. Trading away all those picks for Babin & Buchanon, & drafting TJ when Jammal Brown(OT), Alex Barron(OT), Chris Spencer(C), Logan Mankins(G), David Baas(C), & several potential impact skill players were still available, had to be initiated by Capers.

TexanFanInCC
10-17-2005, 02:03 AM
and dom capers was a defensive minded coach????? i mean, it is one thing to see the offense struggle, but the defense has been flat out embarrasing. our defense just forced the first turnover this season, and all it was was a stupid careless pass right at troy evans, a guy who isnt even a starter. that is freakin pathetic. i can definitely see capers getting fired by tomorrow morning, but i think that casserly will stick around till the end of the season.

infantrycak
10-17-2005, 09:01 AM
I thought we had our full complement of picks this up-coming draft? I was hoping that since we have such a head start, we just try to win the Matt Leinart Sweepstakes, trade the pick to some one who needs a QB for their 1st, 3rd rd picks this year, plus their 1st rd pick next year.

We have a full complement plus an extra 3rd. The picks given up for Buchanon were last year's picks.

OzzO
10-17-2005, 09:17 AM
Maybe it's McNair walking down to Casserly's office and noting - find me a quality coaching staff or you're soon to follow.

Now you know why Palmer didn't put up much of a fight when he jumped ship.....

Texans Horror
10-17-2005, 09:36 AM
Players will be held accountable for their own actions. I want to make it extremely clear that this behavior will never be tolerated again.

-- Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf, to the Twin Cities media Friday.

From http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/peter_king/10/16/mmqb.week6/2.html


Sure wish the Texans coaches/staff would take that kind of leadership and hold their players accountable for their actions (or inaction). I will also add this quote from Wilf and say it should apply to the Texans organization as well:

I am embarrassed. My family is embarrassed. My partners are embarrassed. The NFL is embarrassed. And anyone who respects this franchise is embarrassed. You have my promise that I will do everything in my power to ensure that unacceptable behavior does not occur ever again.

infantrycak
10-17-2005, 09:53 AM
You would see similar statements from McNair if the Texans were accused of molesting women or performing sexual acts with hookers on rented boats in front of the crewmembers. There are plenty of things to complain about right now without making things up.

GP
10-17-2005, 10:01 AM
Did you see Capers yelling, "Go for it. Let's go for it." on fourth down, and then kris Brown gets sent out to kick the field goal (The lone FG we had)?

I felt sorry for Capers. Nobody listened to him. He was wanting to go for it, and the kicking team got sent out. Now THAT is sad. To be the head coach, and to be saying "Go for it. Let's go for it. Go for it" over and over and as you're saying it...the kicking team trots out.

He didn't yank them back and get mad. He just let it happen.

He's the HC and his decision was cancelled out without asking him, or without Capers putting up a fight.

Unbelievable. That was the one scene that stuck in my head all night, and it still remains there today. Unbelievable.

HoustonFan
10-17-2005, 10:03 AM
You would see similar statements from McNair if the Texans were accused of molesting women or performing sexual acts with hookers on rented boats in front of the crewmembers. There are plenty of things to complain about right now without making things up.

Very true.

HoustonFan
10-17-2005, 10:06 AM
Did you see Capers yelling, "Go for it. Let's go for it." on fourth down, and then kris Brown gets sent out to kick the field goal (The lone FG we had)?

I felt sorry for Capers. Nobody listened to him. He was wanting to go for it, and the kicking team got sent out. Now THAT is sad. To be the head coach, and to be saying "Go for it. Let's go for it. Go for it" over and over and as you're saying it...the kicking team trots out.

He didn't yank them back and get mad. He just let it happen.

He's the HC and his decision was cancelled out without asking him, or without Capers putting up a fight.

Unbelievable. That was the one scene that stuck in my head all night, and it still remains there today. Unbelievable.


Was this the first field goal or the 2nd one? I can't believe this - well yes I can.

GP
10-17-2005, 10:16 AM
It was the first one, the only one we made.

Capers was so emphatic...I couldn't believe it. He was fired up and was yelling it. The cameras were on him the whole time, and then in the right-side of the TV screen you could see a coach waving in the kicking team AT THE SAME TIME Capers is still yelling to "Gor for it."

The camera crew got a shot of Capers after the field goal, and the expression on his face was like he had never even asked to go for it in the first place--Can you imagine Holmgren telling everyone he wants to go for it, and him getting ignored? He would have exploded. I always thought the HC was the HC and what the HC says is the final answer. The way Capers was so animated about going for it, and then to not go for it, you'd think Capers would be embarassed to have his authority blatantly undermined like that...but he didn't show an ounce of anger. No redness in the face, no sulking. Nothing. Weird stuff. Twlight zone.

I don't know what was said to Capers by a coach on the sideline (to tell him "No") because they didn't have the audio on...but he definitely didn't get what he wanted: To go for it.

It was hilarious.

Texans_Chick
10-17-2005, 10:35 AM
I can't imagine them firing Dom right now because I am not sure that things get any better handing it off to an assistant. I am thinking that if they make a change, it will be after the season.

I know some folks have suggested that all the coaches need to be fired. Have to say that I would really miss special team's coach Joe Marciano. I think that the special teams, for the most part, has been a bright spot for the team, that his players play hard for him and respect him, and he is just a standup guy.

I got to watch him do a film clinic on special teams stuff and found him super impressive. I wanted to run through a brick wall for him after he was done, which I suppose woulda hurt bad.

Ultimately, when bad things are happening to your football team, all you can hope is that the ownership doesn't do anything goofy and shortsighted in a panicky response to everyone being angry about losing. One way or another, McNair wants to win and fortunately he is willing to spend the money. Unfortunately for him, the NFL rules make it a little harder to spend your way to success.

Just some thoughts. (Also adding that I can't believe how thin our team is now--it is hard when all your best players are getting injured--we didn't have much depth before and now it is just sad).

Malloy
10-17-2005, 10:51 AM
I can't imagine them firing Dom right now because I am not sure that things get any better handing it off to an assistant. I am thinking that if they make a change, it will be after the season.

I know some folks have suggested that all the coaches need to be fired. Have to say that I would really miss special team's coach Joe Marciano. I think that the special teams, for the most part, has been a bright spot for the team, that his players play hard for him and respect him, and he is just a standup guy.

I got to watch him do a film clinic on special teams stuff and found him super impressive. I wanted to run through a brick wall for him after he was done, which I suppose woulda hurt bad.

Ultimately, when bad things are happening to your football team, all you can hope is that the ownership doesn't do anything goofy and shortsighted in a panicky response to everyone being angry about losing. One way or another, McNair wants to win and fortunately he is willing to spend the money. Unfortunately for him, the NFL rules make it a little harder to spend your way to success.

Just some thoughts. (Also adding that I can't believe how thin our team is now--it is hard when all your best players are getting injured--we didn't have much depth before and now it is just sad).

I was supposed to write something smart, but then I saw your avatar and... I forgot.. :)

touttail
10-17-2005, 10:53 AM
I don't know if firing the coaching staff is going to help, but it certainly will not hurt. IF the coaching staff is going to be fired, let it happen soon so the new staff can start getting to know the players and get ready for the off-season.

There is nothing going for our team right now. The offense and defense are equally bad, the coaches are clueless. The time for change is now.

I said the same thing last week, but was told that we couldn't get new coaches from other teams until the end of the season.


bobby 119C :brickwall

HoustonFan
10-17-2005, 01:12 PM
It was the first one, the only one we made.

Capers was so emphatic...I couldn't believe it. He was fired up and was yelling it. The cameras were on him the whole time, and then in the right-side of the TV screen you could see a coach waving in the kicking team AT THE SAME TIME Capers is still yelling to "Gor for it."

The camera crew got a shot of Capers after the field goal, and the expression on his face was like he had never even asked to go for it in the first place--Can you imagine Holmgren telling everyone he wants to go for it, and him getting ignored? He would have exploded. I always thought the HC was the HC and what the HC says is the final answer. The way Capers was so animated about going for it, and then to not go for it, you'd think Capers would be embarassed to have his authority blatantly undermined like that...but he didn't show an ounce of anger. No redness in the face, no sulking. Nothing. Weird stuff. Twlight zone.

I don't know what was said to Capers by a coach on the sideline (to tell him "No") because they didn't have the audio on...but he definitely didn't get what he wanted: To go for it.

It was hilarious.

Man. :( that's embarassing. Well, we've got to endure this for 11 more games. I'm gonna cool it w/ the fire Capers rants, b/c it's not like things willl change IMMEDIATELY. And then who is going to coach the rest of the way? If it does happen, it will probably be closer to the end - last 2 games or after 1/1/06.

GP
10-17-2005, 01:23 PM
You know how you look at a great head coach, who is doing a great job, and he came "out of nowhere" and shocked everyone? He was an assistant somewhere, maybe even two or three other places, and you didn't hear his name called all those years leading up to his first HC job? But there he is one day...making a splash, getting it done. Most recently it's Marvin Lewis, Romeo Crennel, and Charlie Weiss in the NCAA. All of those guys were quality assistant coaches/coordinators and the success just translates if you ask me.

Look back at how Mariucci and Sherman and Andy Reid were all a part of Mike Holgren's GB staff (I think that's right). And possibly even John Gruden was in that bunch before he became a HC at Oakland.

Yesterday's assistants, Today's head coaches: Green Bay staff leads the way (http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCL/is_4_34/ai_n6257770)

You see each of them in those NFL Films clips, back in the day when they were all assistants, and you can just see in their body language and in their focus, and in what they say to their players' units: You could SEE the potential in those clips.

I see the same thing in Marciano. The guy is enthusiastic, motivational, and he just has "purpose" burned into his eyes when you look at him.

Why couldn't we give him a shot? Give him the authority to replace the coordinators and assistants. Go out and get free agent coaches out there and finish up this season with a different attitude. Something like this will not happen because McNair is just not going to fire Capers in mid-season. But I think it couldn't hurt in terms of the product that's being trotted out onto the field right now. What could it hurt to give a guy on your own staff the chance to HC? It also communicates to other coordinators and other assistants out there who are alreayd on NFL teams right now that "You can have a shot at promotion within if you come to the Texans..."

Marciano for HC. :texans:

eriadoc
10-17-2005, 01:35 PM
Has a special teams coach ever been promoted directly to HC? I doubt it. I seem to recall Andy Reid once saying in an interview how Holmgren made him get more involved with the total offense before he got promoted.

the wonger need food
10-17-2005, 02:28 PM
Did you see Capers yelling, "Go for it. Let's go for it." on fourth down, and then kris Brown gets sent out to kick the field goal (The lone FG we had)?

I felt sorry for Capers. Nobody listened to him. He was wanting to go for it, and the kicking team got sent out. Now THAT is sad. To be the head coach, and to be saying "Go for it. Let's go for it. Go for it" over and over and as you're saying it...the kicking team trots out.

He didn't yank them back and get mad. He just let it happen.

He's the HC and his decision was cancelled out without asking him, or without Capers putting up a fight.

Unbelievable. That was the one scene that stuck in my head all night, and it still remains there today. Unbelievable.

Wait... what??? Did anyone else see this? Which coach was it that told the FG unit to get on the field.

If this is true it should be getting a lot more publicity.

lilred
10-17-2005, 02:39 PM
I just tivoed to that spot and I think he is talking about when Kris Brown kicked the field goal with 6 seconds left to the half. We had just got the interception and had a little momentum.

It sure looks like he was saying "Go for it" and he was waving his hands a little bit, but yet if it was his call and they ignored it he wasn't too broken up about it. He even had the composure to talk to the reporter as the team went into the locker room.

Complete opposite of how Holmgren looked after his team had three penalties in the first few minutes, he chewed their ***es off and "viola" improvement!

Buffi2
10-17-2005, 02:57 PM
It was the first one, the only one we made.

Capers was so emphatic...I couldn't believe it. He was fired up and was yelling it. The cameras were on him the whole time, and then in the right-side of the TV screen you could see a coach waving in the kicking team AT THE SAME TIME Capers is still yelling to "Gor for it."

The camera crew got a shot of Capers after the field goal, and the expression on his face was like he had never even asked to go for it in the first place--Can you imagine Holmgren telling everyone he wants to go for it, and him getting ignored? He would have exploded. I always thought the HC was the HC and what the HC says is the final answer. The way Capers was so animated about going for it, and then to not go for it, you'd think Capers would be embarassed to have his authority blatantly undermined like that...but he didn't show an ounce of anger. No redness in the face, no sulking. Nothing. Weird stuff. Twlight zone.

I don't know what was said to Capers by a coach on the sideline (to tell him "No") because they didn't have the audio on...but he definitely didn't get what he wanted: To go for it.

It was hilarious.

I think this is sad. If we are all on the fire Capers bandwagon - why isn't he being able to call the shots? Who is really running this team? :hairpull:

touttail
10-17-2005, 03:08 PM
Complete opposite of how Holmgren looked after his team had three penalties in the first few minutes, he chewed their ***es off and "viola" improvement!

Holmgren called a time out and got the defense over to the sideline to chew them out. i thought this was a classic coaching move, not standing there with your mouth gaped open!!!!!!! :homer:

bobby 119C :brickwall

mancunian
10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
How long has Capers left this sesaon. My guess is he'll get fired after the last game, the season is already a wash out and we'd gain nothing by sacking Capers.
The players need to play with some passion, fire and balls to register at least 6 wins between now and the end of the season, some if not all are playing for their Texans future. DO they care enough - lets hope so.

Gary Kubiak for next HC.

lilred
10-17-2005, 03:13 PM
Holmgren called a time out and got the defense over to the sideline to chew them out. i thought this was a classic coaching move, not standing there with your mouth gaped open!!!!!!!

Exactly, how can we expect our players to get fired up and excited when its obvious the head coach has none

Texas
10-17-2005, 03:14 PM
I beleive if they let go of them now it would do better because it would give the new staff more time to see what needs to be improved and how and who out of the few players that we have that need to stay. However I beleive that Capers will not be let go until the end of the season. Casserly if we get beat by the browns will go.

Texas
10-17-2005, 03:14 PM
He will be gone by the end of the season

ATX_Texan
10-17-2005, 03:40 PM
I donít understand what is to be gained by keeping Capers around until the end of the year. Last week some people felt that McNair would be overreacting by pulling the plug too soon and it would somehow ruin this season. It should be pretty obvious that this season is as dead as the rug on Caperís head. The players have given up on this staff and they will continue to go through the motions. The assistants are like terminally ill patients with nothing to do but wait until the end of the year to be fired.

I hope that they will go ahead and fire Capers and Fangio sooner than later. Keeping them around just gives everyone else an excuse to do nothing until next year.
If we promote Marciano or Pendry, it probably wonít help save this season. However, it will give them the opportunity to control their own destinies. The incentive will be to try and get something from this team over the remainder of the season. I would like to see what kind of a defensive coordinator Hoke would make. Let Pendry show what he can do without being shackled by Capers and Palmer. It will be a great test for these coaches to see what they can do in a very unfavorable situation.

bckey
10-17-2005, 03:54 PM
I really don't think there is any way Capers makes it through the season.

GP
10-17-2005, 04:17 PM
It could have been the FG attempt at the end of the half, and not the one he made earlier. Sorry for the error :(

Regardless, it was just hilarious.

"GO FOR IT! Let's go for it!" (waving his hands and getting no response from any other coaches or coordinators)

(...kicking team trots out onto the field.)

(missed field goal, camera pans to Capers)

(Capers staring out onto the field, wondering what type of grass the field is)

rsan40
10-17-2005, 05:36 PM
Dom must go!!! "we came in with good intentions...." How can he say that with a straight face. Someone give me a pen for the petition to Mcnair to revamp the coaching staff. While i'm on my soapbox what happened to our offensive line?? A littlie old lady with a cane can sack Carr.

Runner
10-17-2005, 06:35 PM
It could have been the FG attempt at the end of the half, and not the one he made earlier. Sorry for the error :(

Regardless, it was just hilarious.

"GO FOR IT! Let's go for it!" (waving his hands and getting no response from any other coaches or coordinators)

(...kicking team trots out onto the field.)

(missed field goal, camera pans to Capers)

(Capers staring out onto the field, wondering what type of grass the field is)

If this is what happenned, is it any wonder the coaches have lost the players as well?

Peldon
10-17-2005, 06:54 PM
It could have been the FG attempt at the end of the half, and not the one he made earlier. Sorry for the error :(

Regardless, it was just hilarious.

"GO FOR IT! Let's go for it!" (waving his hands and getting no response from any other coaches or coordinators)

(...kicking team trots out onto the field.)

(missed field goal, camera pans to Capers)

(Capers staring out onto the field, wondering what type of grass the field is)

Capers just talked about that on his radio show and said it was his call to kick the field goal. The caller acutally said she saw him saying "lets go for it" but also saw the kicking team came on and wanted to know who was responsible for that.

He dodged the question and said he thought it was their best chance to get points before the half. Oh, and instead of "we didn't execute" now it's "we didn't execute the fundamentals".

the wonger need food
10-17-2005, 07:25 PM
He dodged the question and said he thought it was their best chance to get points before the half. Oh, and instead of "we didn't execute" now it's "we didn't execute the fundamentals".

He completely dodged the question. Very typical of this organization. These people are going to figure out, sooner or later, that we're not a bunch of dumb fans and that most of us grew up on football and are fully aware of what's going on. It's going to take a lot to earn our respect back and it will start with firing this entire front office.

CowboysTexansFan
10-17-2005, 07:40 PM
I heard that exchange too and also felt he completely ducked the question. I'm with you: The entire front office and coaching staff need to go.

Farough
10-17-2005, 08:28 PM
Crapers could'nt even coach my sons little league football team.
Send that the fool CFL with Casserly packed in is suitcase. :brickwall

we dont want him in canada either... although i dont watch the cfl i dont want him coaching here lol

lilred
10-17-2005, 09:26 PM
That was me that asked the question! I was actually surprised that they let me ask such a point blank question. When he started dodging the question I wanted to ask if he regretted no goin with the momentum then, but I was already cut off by then.

At least I know that all the responsibility now falls directly on his shoulders!

the wonger need food
10-17-2005, 09:34 PM
That was me that asked the question! I was actually surprised that they let me ask such a point blank question. When he started dodging the question I wanted to ask if he regretted no goin with the momentum then, but I was already cut off by then.

At least I know that all the responsibility now falls directly on his shoulders!


Nice job. Too bad you couldn't get an answer out of him.

The real question is... was it his decision or did another coach on the staff make the call while the rest of team went with it. If that is the case, this guy should have been fired immediately after the game because he has completely lost control of this team.

Erratic Assassin
10-17-2005, 10:44 PM
Casserly is a flipping i d i o t, I would get rid of him tomorrow and wait til the end of the season to get rid of Dom.

Casserly has had 4 years to build a decent team and we're worse than we were our inaugural season. As it turns out we've all had good reason to pull our hair out every draft day wondering WTF Casserly was thinking. His picks were every bit as bad as we thought they were.

Casserly's best moves: Andre Johnson and Dunta Robinson. The only reason Casserly picked Andre Johnson is because Detroit had already taken Charles Rogers. The only reason Casserly picked Dunta Robinson is because the Jets had already taken De Angelo Hall. Anyone could have made those picks.

Picking David Carr and putting him behind the world's worst offensive line was a bad move. The only thing that's taught him is how to run for his life. That's not hindsight, a lot of us said we needed to build the offensive line first, but Casserly is the "expert" and who are we to question the expert?

I heard Capers take full responsibility for the loss yesterday. When will I ever hear Casserly take responsibility for giving Capers absolutely nothing to work with? How much did Casserly overpay Todd Wade and Morlon Greenwood? What did we give up for Jason Babin? When is that second round pick we wasted on Bennie Joppru finally gonna pay off? Why didn't Casserly fight harder to convince our pro bowl corner Aaron Glenn that he fits into our plan? What did he see in Travis Johnson?

When are we going to finally use our #1 pick on an offensive lineman? The commercials they ran during the draft making fun of our line should have been a clue.

Fire Casserly before the draft before he wastes our #1 pick on Matt Leinert (you know he will!).

mean mark8
10-17-2005, 11:33 PM
You know how you look at a great head coach, who is doing a great job, and he came "out of nowhere" and shocked everyone? He was an assistant somewhere, maybe even two or three other places, and you didn't hear his name called all those years leading up to his first HC job? But there he is one day...making a splash, getting it done. Most recently it's Marvin Lewis, Romeo Crennel, and Charlie Weiss in the NCAA. All of those guys were quality assistant coaches/coordinators and the success just translates if you ask me.

Look back at how Mariucci and Sherman and Andy Reid were all a part of Mike Holgren's GB staff (I think that's right). And possibly even John Gruden was in that bunch before he became a HC at Oakland.

Yesterday's assistants, Today's head coaches: Green Bay staff leads the way (http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCL/is_4_34/ai_n6257770)

You see each of them in those NFL Films clips, back in the day when they were all assistants, and you can just see in their body language and in their focus, and in what they say to their players' units: You could SEE the potential in those clips.

I see the same thing in Marciano. The guy is enthusiastic, motivational, and he just has "purpose" burned into his eyes when you look at him.

Why couldn't we give him a shot? Give him the authority to replace the coordinators and assistants. Go out and get free agent coaches out there and finish up this season with a different attitude. Something like this will not happen because McNair is just not going to fire Capers in mid-season. But I think it couldn't hurt in terms of the product that's being trotted out onto the field right now. What could it hurt to give a guy on your own staff the chance to HC? It also communicates to other coordinators and other assistants out there who are alreayd on NFL teams right now that "You can have a shot at promotion within if you come to the Texans..."

Marciano for HC. :texans:

I don't know why everyone thinks Marciano is so great. Our return units were so bad that we dumped JJ for these speed guys we have now. You might notice, they haven't done anything special either. It doesn't take much to coach a guy to punt and another to kick field goals. Our coverage teams haven't been stellar either. Remember Dante Hall returning a punt all the way a couple years ago on us? I think we've been burned on kick-offs too. I'm sorry but Mathis should be averaging 30 yards a return and Buchanon 10+ yards per punt return. Our special teams coaching isn't anything special.

OzzO
10-18-2005, 09:07 AM
we dont want him in canada either... although i dont watch the cfl i dont want him coaching here lol

Now THAT'S funny.

Texans_Chick
10-18-2005, 03:51 PM
I don't know why everyone thinks Marciano is so great. Our return units were so bad that we dumped JJ for these speed guys we have now. You might notice, they haven't done anything special either. It doesn't take much to coach a guy to punt and another to kick field goals. Our coverage teams haven't been stellar either. Remember Dante Hall returning a punt all the way a couple years ago on us? I think we've been burned on kick-offs too. I'm sorry but Mathis should be averaging 30 yards a return and Buchanon 10+ yards per punt return. Our special teams coaching isn't anything special.

The reason why we dumped JJ was because he didn't have breakaway speed. Even so, he did a pretty good job given the supporting cast around him.

I believe the Texans aren't the only team that has been burnt by Dante Hall.

As for Mathis, I have high hopes for him if he can stay healthy. Hamstring pulls are hard to come back from. You just can't run full speed with them. I am actually surprised he has played as much as he has.

The reason why I am impressed with the special teams coaching is that it has consistently played better than the rest of the team--it is the same talent but with better results. Our offense and our defense this season have often been near the bottom of the league rankings, but our special teams have been near the middle, with the same talent. And this was having Morency return a lot of kicks because of Mathis' health issues.

One of the most difficult part of coaching special teams is the salary cap--that once you get guys who know how to play it, they get enough years in the league that you have to start paying them more. (Marciano hates dealing with salary cap issues). And you have to take the players that are more important for the other parts of the team.

Even with all the changes on special teams, with all sorts of new players doing new roles, they are performing much better than the rest of the team. (IIRC, the Texans special teams is ranked higher than the Colts, as just a point of comparison).

As I said before, I am not saying that Marciano needs to be head coach or anything, but I do think he is a bright spot for our team. With all the things that people are trashing about the team, I just was trying to point out something that is good.