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cuppacoffee
01-02-2006, 12:39 PM
Just announced on ESPN that Texans players have confirmed that Capers has been fired.
Guess Capers had a team meeting before the official announcement, scheduled at three pm, and some of the players have discussed it with outsiders.

PS One of those mentioned as his replacement has his team playing right now on espn. Iowa coach Ferenz (sp)

Tailgate
01-02-2006, 12:41 PM
Word.

PapaL
01-02-2006, 12:45 PM
Still no "official" statement on either ESPN, CNNSI, or NFL.com.

Tailgate
01-02-2006, 12:50 PM
Still no "official" statement on either ESPN, CNNSI, or NFL.com.

Check espn on the NFL front page. Top right.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 12:53 PM
Is Steve McKinney the only player who will talk to the Chronicle, or is he the only player the Chronicle wants to talk to? I swear he's been quoted (by far) more than any other Texans player.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/3560183.html

aj.
01-02-2006, 12:54 PM
If you've ever been around Steve, you know he's an easy quote...

texan279
01-02-2006, 12:55 PM
McKinney is always a guest on one of the local sports shows too, can't remember which one...

Dunta_23
01-02-2006, 12:55 PM
I guess they make McKinney talk cause he must be good for something?

PapaL
01-02-2006, 12:58 PM
Check espn on the NFL front page. Top right.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2277988

texan279
01-02-2006, 01:01 PM
We all knew it was coming, it's still kind of sad, he was our first ever coach and is a class act, I wish him well wherever he goes.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 01:01 PM
I guess they make McKinney talk cause he must be good for something?

LOL. And I guess his quotes to the Chronicle are better than his neverending Blue-Crush-and-mayo-packet airplane stories every Tuesday morning during the 2003 season.

Texizgreat
01-02-2006, 01:01 PM
well we got what we wanted... I dont really feel as GOOD about it as i did when PALMER was let go. I would rather have seen caserly go. Or keep capers around in some other position. Oh well ON TO 06' :trophy:

Tulip
01-02-2006, 01:02 PM
We all knew it was coming, it's still kind of sad, he was our first ever coach and is a class act, I wish him well wherever he goes.

Ditto.

wiley2002
01-02-2006, 01:03 PM
Ever since Dom Capers started getting rid of some of our important veterans I was beginning to question whether or not he'd be around much longer. I used to say I wanted him to stick around and possibly be a defensive coordinator. Does the name Aaron Glenn ring and bells? Don't even get me started on PB! I just hope he imporves a lot next season.

Carr Bombed
01-02-2006, 01:03 PM
I wish Capers all the luck he is a classy man and a good cordinator, I hope he lands on his feet somewhere.

Now that he is gone its time for everyone to put the soap away. Fire Capers Club dismissed and disband.

hellojohnnyboi
01-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Capers addressed the team that he had been let go!


BOUT TIME!







Houston Texans Fire Coach Dom Capers By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer
28 minutes ago



HOUSTON - Dom Capers has been fired as coach of the Houston Texans, who had the NFL's worst record this season, the players were told Monday.

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Capers addressed the team at a meeting Monday morning and told players he had been let go. He was accompanied by owner Bob McNair, several players said.

"It was emotional. It was difficult. I felt sorry for him," said offensive lineman Steve McKinney.

The Texans will retain general manager Charley Casserly, a person close to the organization told The Associated Press on Sunday. The Texans planned to make the announcement officially Monday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Houston finished the season 2-14, the worst record in the NFL and in the Texans' four-season history, with a 20-17 overtime loss in San Francisco on Sunday.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060102/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_texans_capers_fired

TopTexanFan16
01-02-2006, 01:04 PM
You know with capers being fired im still not satisfied, i honestly want both pendry and fangio gone, there as much of the problem as capers was. both so extremley conservative that with a 30 point lead we probably couldnt hold on to it.

PapaL
01-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Capers addressed the team that he had been let go!


BOUT TIME!







Houston Texans Fire Coach Dom Capers By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer
28 minutes ago



HOUSTON - Dom Capers has been fired as coach of the Houston Texans, who had the NFL's worst record this season, the players were told Monday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Capers addressed the team at a meeting Monday morning and told players he had been let go. He was accompanied by owner Bob McNair, several players said.

"It was emotional. It was difficult. I felt sorry for him," said offensive lineman Steve McKinney.

The Texans will retain general manager Charley Casserly, a person close to the organization told The Associated Press on Sunday. The Texans planned to make the announcement officially Monday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Houston finished the season 2-14, the worst record in the NFL and in the Texans' four-season history, with a 20-17 overtime loss in San Francisco on Sunday.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060102/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_texans_capers_fired


Was the 3rd thread really needed?

Texizgreat
01-02-2006, 01:05 PM
Now that he is gone its time for everyone to put the soap away. Fire Capers Club dismissed and disband.

Already Done

billtxus
01-02-2006, 01:05 PM
He's one of the few who doesn't mumble, so he can be understood, and he can string three sentences together without sounding like he's illiterate. It's not like he has a lot of competition there.

Carr Bombed
01-02-2006, 01:07 PM
You know with capers being fired im still not satisfied, i honestly want both pendry and fangio gone, there as much of the problem as capers was. both so extremley conservative that with a 30 point lead we probably couldnt hold on to it.
Don't worry they will be, this is just the first domino

CanadianSaint
01-02-2006, 01:08 PM
No more of that annoying song "Dom....do de do-dit-dom....."



:ok:

How 'Bout Them Texans???
01-02-2006, 01:10 PM
wow, im watching the florida-iowa outback bowl right now, and well, id prefer to not be getting the coach of the team who's getting their asses handed to them. unless we want more of the same....sounds like fun guys.

OzzO
01-02-2006, 01:10 PM
You know with capers being fired im still not satisfied, i honestly want both pendry and fangio gone, there as much of the problem as capers was. both so extremley conservative that with a 30 point lead we probably couldnt hold on to it.

They leave with Capers... I think I saw they were out as well, written somewhere....

... currently shopping for a new avatar.....

Carr Bombed
01-02-2006, 01:12 PM
You know Mcnair is a classy owner, not only did he handle this like a man, face to face, but he also allowed Capers to have one final talk with his players, before releasing this to the press. Class, unlike the vikings owner.

CanadianSaint
01-02-2006, 01:14 PM
Want to trade owners? McNair sounds like TRUE class. I envy you guys.

houstonhurricane
01-02-2006, 01:14 PM
McNair is a class act and I am sure he is feeling pretty bad about having to fire Capers. There is no doubt that Capers is one of the classiest men in sports. I am shocked that this team did not quit at all during this horrible season. That is a testament to Capers and his staff. That being said, it was time to make this change. Good luck Dom. I hope you end up as a coordinator in the NFC...

TopTexanFan16
01-02-2006, 01:17 PM
They leave with Capers... I think I saw they were out as well, written somewhere....

... currently shopping for a new avatar.....

I hope this is true wheere ever you saw it written, but when capers leave his coachs leave with him, if this is true then i dont want o whats his name our speacial teams coach gone stats with a M. haha well i dont want him gone it seems to me the special teams was the only part of this team that gave a crap.

CowboysTexansFan
01-02-2006, 01:39 PM
I also wish Coach Capers the best of luck in his new position. Given all the respect he has around the league, it doesn't sound like it will be long before he's hired by another NFL team as its Defensive Coordinator.

He is a class act and good man. I wish him nothing but the best.

tulexan
01-02-2006, 01:41 PM
There are rumors that he will become the Defensive Coordinator for the Giants because he has worked with Tom Coughlin before.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 02:12 PM
More player quotes from today:

Texans Getting Ready for Sendoff (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/3559727.html)

El Tejano
01-02-2006, 02:12 PM
The NFC East don't want that.

Ranger
01-02-2006, 02:19 PM
The Giants already have a pretty darn good Defensive Coordinator in Tim Lewis who might become a head coach at the end of the season.

Anyways, I hate to see Dom go, he is always a man who lives up to the music he plays. I mean, he showed up evert Monday to his regular talk show no matter how bad we got beat, lived up to all the media when they questioned his job, and still coached his heard out yesturday when he knew it would be his last game and again today talking to the players one final time to tell them the news. That shows a lot about his character, and it reflected on this football team. I just wished he would have showed that character some on 4th down decesions earlier in the season.

Now its time to move on. I know Dom will get a great job somewhere and he deserves one. I hope this team gets a great young talented coach to lead them in the right direction.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 03:36 PM
And more player quotes:

Texans Players Told That Capers Has Been Fired (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3560183.html)