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aj.
01-02-2006, 04:11 PM
SportsRadio610 radio or streaming NOW

aj.
01-02-2006, 04:13 PM
Very brief comments by Capers.....turned it over to questions already

McClain is asking him about his future plans

He said he's going to sit back and survey the landscape and look for an opportunity where he can help...

He seems as upbeat as could be expected.

More coach speak that we are used to in terms of staying the course, blah blah...

Talked to the players this morning. Told them he appreciated their effort and the approach they took through a tough season. No one played the blame game...they were accountable and handled themselves professionally.

"hard to be a phony in this business"

On a player's comment about lacking confidence after Week 3... "you look toward your veteran leaders to help out the younger guys" "could confidence have been a factor, yes?

Can't keep up .... I'm sure there will be a transcript posted later...

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:14 PM
It has been an interesting day on sports radio 610 today.

texan279
01-02-2006, 04:14 PM
Channel 13 reporter also said before the press conference 2 of our other coaches have been fired...

GP
01-02-2006, 04:17 PM
The home page's news story said ALL the staff had been dismissed, except for strength & conditioning coach.

Does that mean ALL, including the ST coach Marciano?

Peldon
01-02-2006, 04:20 PM
San Diego?

TexasJedi
01-02-2006, 04:20 PM
Dom said they wanted to go to San Diego to win the game. He obviously meant San Francisco.

HardKnockTexan
01-02-2006, 04:21 PM
"They wanted to go to San Diego and come out with a win." - EX Texans head coach Dom Capers.

That was the problem all year! He was gameplanning for the wrong team each week!

texan279
01-02-2006, 04:21 PM
Pendry and Fangio are gone as well...

GP
01-02-2006, 04:22 PM
You have GOT to be kidding.........

:tv:

texan279
01-02-2006, 04:23 PM
You have GOT to be kidding.........

:tv:

Per Tim Melton who was at the press conference...

GP
01-02-2006, 04:23 PM
Geez.......

How embarassing. The guy has alzheimers or some sort of dimentia.

:embarrass

Peldon
01-02-2006, 04:23 PM
Capers says "you know" a lot. Not a knock on him just an observation.

RTP2110
01-02-2006, 04:24 PM
Heard you on the radio aj, nice job.:thumbup

V Man
01-02-2006, 04:25 PM
"They wanted to go to San Diego and come out with a win." - EX Texans head coach Dom Capers.

That was the problem all year! He was gameplanning for the wrong team each week!

Maybe that explains why his mouth is always open. He can't figure out why the team they are playing doesn't look like the film they broke down the previous week.

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:25 PM
Help my girl friend called just as the press conference started. Did I miss anything important

GP
01-02-2006, 04:27 PM
NFL Network reporting that McNair's jet is headed to Denver.

TexasJedi
01-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Alright fellas, don't kick a man when he's down. Listening to him on the radio, he is a class act to the end. He's not shifting blame, and will still do his radio show this afternoon. He may not have been the best fit for us, but he's a good person.

HardKnockTexan
01-02-2006, 04:28 PM
NFL Network reporting that McNair's jet is headed to Denver.

thought McNair was speeking after Dom...

BradK10
01-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Tony Wylie = Smithers :)

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:28 PM
NFL Network reporting that McNair's jet is headed to Denver.


Well they left Bob behind.

aj.
01-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Heard you on the radio aj, nice job.:thumbup

Thanks,,, I'm glad I'm getting back to work tomorrow. I'm having Casserly overload.

McNair talking now...

Strength coaches are all that's staying.

"We're very close to being a good team"

He looked at draft, trades, expansion draft, etc., and decided that the Texans (Casserly) made more good decisions than bad decision.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 04:29 PM
Total class by Dom to make the announcement himself and to field questions.

Peldon
01-02-2006, 04:29 PM
thought McNair was speeking after Dom...

McNair is gonna be pissed that his pilot left without him.

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:30 PM
The home page's news story said ALL the staff had been dismissed, except for strength & conditioning coach.

Does that mean ALL, including the ST coach Marciano?


I'd like to see him stay, but may be they don't want to saddle the new coach with anybody.

PapaL
01-02-2006, 04:31 PM
NFL Network is airing the conference.

GP
01-02-2006, 04:31 PM
That was McNair's body double.

The REAL McNair is already half-way to Denver.

Being a billionaire has its advantages.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 04:31 PM
I'm sad to see Joe Marciano leave.

TexasJedi
01-02-2006, 04:33 PM
McNair says we'll interview 6 to 8 candidates.

aj.
01-02-2006, 04:33 PM
Interviews concluded by the end of January. 6 or 8 different prospects. Cass and Reeves advising. McNair will meke the decision on the head coach.

Reeves not interviewing for the job.

Asked for permission from several teams including those who have playoff bye weeks (Denver)

TexasJedi
01-02-2006, 04:34 PM
And Dan is not interviewing for the job!

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:36 PM
Almost sounds like we will have two GMs.

ThaShark316
01-02-2006, 04:37 PM
"we're gonna be an exciting team next year"

Ok, its settled...we're drafting Bush! :cool: :ok: :drool:

Overalls
01-02-2006, 04:38 PM
4 picks in the first 67. Would be nice if we could say 6 picks in the first 67.

ThaShark316
01-02-2006, 04:40 PM
4 picks in the first 67. Would be nice if we could say 6 picks in the first 67.

That would be just sick.

GP
01-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Sounds sorta' like the "...we're addressing the o line and it'll be better" public relations line we heard during last offseason.

I am not buying anything these guys are selling.

I'll be like the show-me state (Missouri): You gotta' show me before I believe it.

Talk to me after the first 2006 game has concluded before you see me agreeing with what those guys say.

PapaL
01-02-2006, 04:40 PM
With the Kubiack talk, its obvious he is our #1 choice. NFL rules mandate that a minority be interviewed and I'm sure theres something about hiring a coach who is already in the playoffs. Would seem a matter of time before Kubiack is announced. So it seems to me.

GP
01-02-2006, 04:46 PM
Do we get the old-naked-man-in-a-barrell, too?

That would be sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.

We need one of those.

Hey, someone tell Joe Texan that he better get naked and get into a barrel or he's on the chopping block. We're a no-nonsense team now.

run-david-run
01-02-2006, 04:46 PM
With the Kubiack talk, its obvious he is our #1 choice. NFL rules mandate that a minority be interviewed and I'm sure theres something about hiring a coach who is already in the playoffs. Would seem a matter of time before Kubiack is announced. So it seems to me.
David Carr remeinds me of a Jake Plummer, minus the stupid INT's. I think in Kubiak's system we could be looking at a 20-25 TD, 10 INT season out of Carr and, depending on the draft, 1200 yds for DD, with either Wells, Morency or both adding 500.... hell ya!!!:drool:

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 04:46 PM
Just said Charlie will make draft decisions. :brickwall How can a smart businessman not see what a putz is under him?

Marcus
01-02-2006, 04:48 PM
Geez.......

How embarassing. The guy has alzheimers or some sort of dimentia.

:embarrass

I think you and V-man ought have the piss kicked out of your disrespectful assses.:mad:


__________

nunusguy
01-02-2006, 04:51 PM
McNair said they want a guy who has both (a) HC experience and (b) NFL
experience. If he strictly holds to that criteria some candidates our Board likes would be disqualified while others not to popular might come in for
consideration.

ThaShark316
01-02-2006, 04:52 PM
I think you and V-man ought have the piss kicked out of your disrespectful assses.:mad:


__________


What he said. :tv:

DD and Reggie with 1,000 yards? Yessssirrrrrrr!

SheTexan
01-02-2006, 05:01 PM
I think you and V-man ought have the piss kicked out of your disrespectful assses.:mad:


__________


Took the words right out of my mouth Marcus!! The moronic posts on this board today has made me sick! Some fans need to think about what they are saying before putting their thoughts out there for all the internet world to see. I'll leave it at that!

Ryan
01-02-2006, 05:03 PM
The home page's news story said ALL the staff had been dismissed, except for strength & conditioning coach.

Does that mean ALL, including the ST coach Marciano?

what about casserly?

Tulip
01-02-2006, 05:08 PM
what about casserly?

Casserly is staying. I don't think it was addressed directly, but McNair did mention that Casserly and Reeves would both advise McNair about Capers's replacement that Casserly and the new coach would make the draft choices.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 05:09 PM
what about casserly?

Casserly is staying for some unknown reason. He did say though that if the coach had personel experience that he might let him give his input on players and then it would be a final decision of the owner.

aj.
01-02-2006, 05:14 PM
Just said Charlie will make draft decisions. :brickwall How can a smart businessman not see what a putz is under him?

What I heard him say is that the current process is for Casserly to make draft day decisions - with input from the coaching staff.

What I also heard him say is that currently, trades and free agents are a collaborative effort between the GM and coaches.

I also heard him say that the process could be changed depending on the circumstances of the head coaching hire, i.e., if a head coach would want more power on draft day, that's certainly something that's negotiable during the interview according to what McNair said. Casserly may have saved his butt (or Reeves saved it for him) but it's apparent that he's still on notice and may have less power at the end of all this. It's McNair's decision on the head coach.

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:14 PM
Some quick points:

1) Carr is presently the QB of choice and he needs some resources around him among those being a good coach.

2) As I have stated on many occasions Casserly has gone out and picked who the coaches wanted. He did not work in a vacumm.

3) I though his reference to a coach who has gone to the SB, which he said with a smile might point to someone like Chucky, Bellichk, or even may be a Dungy.

4) I found the interview to be very interesting and its obvious that Bob thinks well on his feet. He's articulate and handles questions with dignity.

5) I thought his statements that they will review the candidates and among the questions will be what schemes will they employ if they became the head coach. He seemed to indicate he will make the final decison based on Reeves and Casserlys input, but that the kinds of schemes would be a very important part of the decision process.

6) I hope I'm reading between the lines correctly that he also realizes that coaching is the key difference probably between a winning and loosing team in the NFL. The salary cap issue has put a premium on coaching all else being equal.

Once again, if any of you missed it go back and replay it in its entirity. You may get a different prospective, but I think very few owners would spend the time that McNair did with the public. He did an excellent job of doing so. My hat is off to him.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 05:16 PM
What I heard him say is that the current process is for Casserly to make draft day decisions - with input from the coaching staff.

What I also heard him say is that currently, trades and free agents are a collaborative effort between the GM and coaches.

I also heard him say that the process could be changed depending on the circumstances of the head coaching hire, i.e., if a head coach would want more power on draft day, that's certainly something that's negotiable during the interview according to what McNair said. Casserly may have saved his butt (or Reeves saved it for him) but it's apparent that he's still on notice and may have less power at the end of all this. (McNair's decision on the head coach)

Yeah I heard that and posted that above right after I wrote that comment. It sounds like they are keeping him but with Depends diapers on where he has safety nets.

aj.
01-02-2006, 05:17 PM
With the Kubiack talk, its obvious he is our #1 choice. NFL rules mandate that a minority be interviewed and I'm sure theres something about hiring a coach who is already in the playoffs. Would seem a matter of time before Kubiack is announced. So it seems to me.

Based on the criteria McNair laid out, Kubiak falls short in that he's never been a head coach at any level. I'm sure he'll still get an interview and could still be high on the list, however.

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:20 PM
Yeah I heard that and posted that above right after I wrote that comment. It sounds like they are keeping him but with Depends diapers on where he has safety nets.

Sorry, but that's not my take at all on Casserly's position. I think they verified that Casserly was simply getting what the coaching staff wanted in many cases. I think there will be more checks and balances in the system than before. Casserly is simply the faciliator. He is not the person who makes the decision. And if you listen closely, you will hear Mr. McNair say that.

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:24 PM
Based on the criteria McNair laid out, Kubiak falls short in that he's never been a head coach at any level. I'm sure he'll still get an interview and could still be high on the list, however.

Don't look for the obvious. That's why I put up the names I did. I would not at all be surprised by someone like Chucky. McNair knows he needs the best, at least he seemed to imply that.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 05:24 PM
Sorry, but that's not my take at all on Casserly's position. I think they verified that Casserly was simply getting what the coaching staff wanted in many cases. I think there will be more checks and balances in the system than before. Casserly is simply the faciliator. He is not the person who makes the decision. And if you listen closely, you will hear Mr. McNair say that.

Well that isn't how I heard it. I think they all took responsibility and that the new coach would still get imput and that if there was a discussion, it would then go to McNair. They just said the same on the radio. That is how I took it. I think he definitely won't be the final say.

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:31 PM
Well that isn't how I heard it. I think they all took responsibility and that the new coach would still get imput and that if there was a discussion, it would then go to McNair. They just said the same on the radio. That is how I took it. I think he definitely won't be the final say.

Go back and replay the news conference. What he said was that at the present time the coaches and the GM made those decisions together and that the coaching staff had a lot of input and the GM does not simply pick some one and say use him. What he did say in the future was if there was a difference between the two and they could not reach a decision, they he would make the final decision. He said consistantly that Charly had simply filled in the blanks pretty much based on what the coaching staff wanted. Again replay the interview closely.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 05:35 PM
Go back and replay the news conference. What he said was that at the present time the coaches and the GM made those decisions together and that the coaching staff had a lot of input and the GM does not simply pick some one and say use him. What he did say in the future was if there was a difference between the two and they could not reach a decision, they he would make the final decision. He said consistantly that Charly had simply filled in the blanks pretty much based on what the coaching staff wanted. Again replay the interview closely.

I still don't think that gives him anymore power than he had before. Where did he say that all of a sudden Charlie's word would have more weight?Just there is a method to resolve disputes.

aj.
01-02-2006, 05:38 PM
Go back and replay the news conference. ....He said consistantly that Charly had simply filled in the blanks pretty much based on what the coaching staff wanted. Again replay the interview closely.

I think someone else needs to go back and have another listen.

He said that Casserly made the final decision on draft choices with input from the coaches. He said Casserly always talked to the coaches and he didn't make the picks 'arbitrarily.' He didn't say that Casserly ALWAYS picked the player(s) the coaches wanted.

He also said the current process is that McNair could make a decision if there is disagreement between the two parties.

He also said that the future process may not be the same,

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:41 PM
I still don't think that gives him anymore power than he had before. Where did he say that all of a sudden Charlie's word would have more weight?Just there is a method to resolve disputes.

You totally misunderstand what I'm saying. I'm saying that Casserly has always relyed on the coaching staff and basically did not make any decision in a vaccum. In fact he probably was simply a facilitator. He was told who they wanted and he went out and got them. That has been my belief all along. Casserly did not supply DOM anyone he didn't want except for perhaps Carr and AJ. Capers wanted TJ, BJ and a host of others and his wish was granted. Buchannon was a Capers wish through Fangio. That's what I believe McNair is saying among other things. I think he has decided to have some review which he perhaps didn't in the past, but he has probably been told to do so by his minority shareholders.

HoustonFrog
01-02-2006, 05:42 PM
You totally misunderstand what I'm saying. I'm saying that Casserly has always relyed on the coaching staff and basically did not make any decision in a vaccum. In fact he probably was simply a facilitator. He was told who they wanted and he went out and got them. That has been my belief all along. Casserly did not supply DOM anyone he didn't want except for perhaps Carr and AJ. Capers wanted TJ, BJ and a host of others and his wish was granted. Buchannon was a Capers wish through Fangio. That's what I believe McNair is saying among other things. I think he has decided to have some review which he perhaps didn't in the past, but he has probably been told to do so by his minority shareholders.

I got you!!I just think the way it was said gave McNair an out if he didn't think Casserly was doing his job.

Nighthawk
01-02-2006, 05:46 PM
3) I though his reference to a coach who has gone to the SB, which he said with a smile might point to someone like Chucky, Bellichk, or even may be a Dungy.

OK, this is utterly pathetic, but in this list, who is "Chucky?"

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 05:48 PM
OK, this is utterly pathetic, but in this list, who is "Chucky?"

Gruden

Tulip
01-02-2006, 05:55 PM
OK, this is utterly pathetic, but in this list, who is "Chucky?"

http://buttonzup.com/chucky.jpg http://espn.go.com/i/magazine/new/gruden_7.jpg

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 06:09 PM
http://buttonzup.com/chucky.jpg http://espn.go.com/i/magazine/new/gruden_7.jpg

Tulip, I like that. They say a picture is worth 10,000 words......

Tulip
01-02-2006, 06:15 PM
Tulip, I like that. They say a picture is worth 10,000 words......

lol, the power of Google image search just makes it so easy.

Check out this "faces of Gruden" page, which is where the second image was posted.

http://espn.go.com/page2/s/faces/gruden.html

HoustonFan
01-02-2006, 06:21 PM
Happy New Year!!!! Ok, so how is it that Casserly kept his job? I'm now getting in from a brief vacation.

And congrats to all of the fanatics of Reggie Bush. We won the Bush Bowl. I just really hope that others positions are addressed if Reggie is indeed the guy they get.

Ibar_Harry
01-02-2006, 06:25 PM
Tulip can you repost the link to the press conference so all can listen. I think it is up for replay. A lot of people should be interested in hearing it for themselves. I'm not good at that sort of thing.......

Tulip
01-02-2006, 06:37 PM
Tulip can you repost the link to the press conference so all can listen. I think it is up for replay. A lot of people should be interested in hearing it for themselves. I'm not good at that sort of thing.......

Here's some video on the KHOU front page.

http://www.khou.com/

I'm not sure where the full audio is. I'm sure Vinny knows.

Tulip
01-02-2006, 06:42 PM
Happy New Year!!!! Ok, so how is it that Casserly kept his job? I'm now getting in from a brief vacation.

Dan Reeves's evaluation led to the opinion that the Texans' problem was mainly coaching, not personnel.

"I don't think we're that many players away from being a contender," Texans owner Bob McNair said.

That opinion apparently is shared by Dan Reeves, who was hired as a consultant several weeks ago. And that's why general manager Charley Casserly is being retained.

Keeping Casserly won't be popular, but it's absolutely the right move. His personnel record is worse than it appears because he trusted his coaches too often. Inside the organization, he forecast some of this season's problems. His mistake was allowing Capers to do things his way.

"We're better than our record," Casserly said. "We've got a talent base. I want to see this thing through."

Casserly was surprised when Reeves was summoned to evaluate the football operation. He believed Reeves may have been brought in to replace him. In the end, Reeves may have saved his job.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/justice/texans/3559700.html

Tulip
01-02-2006, 06:44 PM
Good question to Dom by Rich Lord:

Does Capers think, in hindsight, that he should have left Pitts at LT all 4 years?

Bullfan
01-02-2006, 07:52 PM
what was Capers answer about Pitts?

Tulip
01-02-2006, 08:06 PM
He admitted that Pitts was his best choice at LT. But he did talk a little bit about how they always intended Pitts to play LG and they thought he would be a pro-bowl guard.

nunusguy
01-02-2006, 08:18 PM
He admitted that Pitts was his best choice at LT. But he did talk a little bit about how they always intended Pitts to play LG and they thought he would be a pro-bowl guard.
We knew that here on this Board, and a bunch of us raised hell when they
went from bad to worse this year by replacing Wand with Riley. And what
was this fixation about putting your best OL at LG and saying something about he could be a PB guard ? I hope Coach has learned that you have no chance of having a descent OL if you don't have compentancy and stability at LT.

Bullfan
01-02-2006, 08:19 PM
How did Wand beat Pitts out of that position last year and not get any playing time this year? Did someone ask that?

Tulip
01-02-2006, 08:36 PM
The Pitts situation caused some of my biggest frustration with Capers.

I don't remember anything else being said about Pitts, but I didn't listen to the whole interview.

cuppacoffee
01-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Geez.......

How embarassing. The guy has alzheimers or some sort of dimentia.

:embarrass

Give the man a break.....geez.
I'm sure it has been a long trying day for him.


:coffee:

aj.
01-02-2006, 09:11 PM
Here's the transcript. Or at least a portion of it. I skimmed it and there appears to be a lot missing.

http://www.houstontexans.com/media/trans_detail.php?PRKey=2315

Marcus
01-02-2006, 11:27 PM
Something in that transcript caught my eye, aj.

(on last offseason’s decision-making process) “I wouldn’t say all those decisions didn’t work, number one. I think what we have to do is find the very best coach we can. Part of that search will center around what their schemes are and how they plan. What is their offensive scheme? What is their defensive scheme? We just have to make sure we agree upon those schemes and that we’re ready to go forward on that basis. And then we can tell our scouting and personnel people what kind of personnel we need. Our coaches can do that. And we need to stick to those schemes at that point in time. Certainly the changes that were made during the season did not help. It’s difficult any time you make a change during the season.”
:confused: Care to shed any light on that one?

SheTexan
01-02-2006, 11:58 PM
OK, this is utterly pathetic, but in this list, who is "Chucky?"

CHUCKY, the cutest HC in the NFL!! From a female point of view anyway!!

Tulip
01-03-2006, 12:46 AM
Something in that transcript caught my eye, aj.


Quote:
(on last offseason’s decision-making process) “I wouldn’t say all those decisions didn’t work, number one. I think what we have to do is find the very best coach we can. Part of that search will center around what their schemes are and how they plan. What is their offensive scheme? What is their defensive scheme? We just have to make sure we agree upon those schemes and that we’re ready to go forward on that basis. And then we can tell our scouting and personnel people what kind of personnel we need. Our coaches can do that. And we need to stick to those schemes at that point in time. Certainly the changes that were made during the season did not help. It’s difficult any time you make a change during the season.”


:confused: Care to shed any light on that one?

That's fascinating. Obviously, I understand his philosophy and agree with it, but I do wonder what specific scheme change he thinks the Texans were burned by. Palmer to Pendry?

michaelm
01-03-2006, 02:40 AM
With the Kubiack talk, its obvious he is our #1 choice. NFL rules mandate that a minority be interviewed and I'm sure theres something about hiring a coach who is already in the playoffs. Would seem a matter of time before Kubiack is announced. So it seems to me.

From what I understand, the visit to Kubiak was expedited because Denver is in the playoffs, but have a first round bye. I guess Denver gave permission to interview him, but only during the bye week or after the Broncos were done for the season.

aj.
01-03-2006, 07:55 AM
Something in that transcript caught my eye, aj.


:confused: Care to shed any light on that one?

Just a guess but I recall hearing him talk about that in the context of the Palmer firing after Week whatever. You know - firing the OC that early in the season not being a good thing...

Behind those comments might be subtle references to how they junked a lot of the offensive playbook they worked on in training camp and preseason on the eve of the season opener at Buffalo and the internal conflicts between Capers, Palmer and Pendry.

Marcus
01-03-2006, 11:24 AM
Just a guess but I recall hearing him talk about that in the context of the Palmer firing after Week whatever. You know - firing the OC that early in the season not being a good thing...

Behind those comments might be subtle references to how they junked a lot of the offensive playbook they worked on in training camp and preseason on the eve of the season opener at Buffalo and the internal conflicts between Capers, Palmer and Pendry.

Well, as I recall, (correct me if I'm wrong here) the Palmer thing and the changes that were made, all were centered on getting the ball out of Carr's hands quicker, in response to him getting creamed everytime he took a 5 or 7 step drop.

I don't quite understand why he didn't quite understand. Was he too busy racing his horses or something that kept him from paying attention to what was going on?

This gives me the impression that he was really out of the loop.

Runner
01-03-2006, 12:18 PM
Behind those comments might be subtle references to how they junked a lot of the offensive playbook they worked on in training camp and preseason on the eve of the season opener at Buffalo and the internal conflicts between Capers, Palmer and Pendry.

I think the internal conflicts are more clearly described as Capers and Pendry vs. Palmer. As much as we bashed the offensive scheme last year, it was clearly better than what we had at the start of this year. I think that Palmer was trying to implement and offense by committee (what he wanted to do as shown in previous years vs. what Pendry/Capers wanted to do as shown at the end of this year).

In other words, Palmer was the architect of last year's offense and he tried to shoe horn in a lot more conservativism to please Capers who was heavily influenced by Pendry. Once Palmer was gone they went further to the conservative side under Pendry. That ultra-conservative mid-season offense was, um, less than successful and may have been what he was talking about.

rmartin65
01-03-2006, 03:25 PM
Is the entire coaching staff gone or just Capers?

Runner
01-03-2006, 03:30 PM
Everybody but the strength coach.

rmartin65
01-03-2006, 03:31 PM
Cool, thanks.

Erratic Assassin
01-04-2006, 09:10 PM
Capers says "you know" a lot. Not a knock on him just an observation.

Well I'll say this...

Erratic Assassin
01-04-2006, 09:31 PM
I think they verified that Casserly was simply getting what the coaching staff wanted in many cases. Casserly is simply the faciliator. He is not the person who makes the decision.

If that's true, it's reason alone to fire Casserly. Dom doesn't have the power to draft players. Casserly signed off on those draft picks and should take responsibility.

Dom works for Casserly. Casserly doesn't work for Dom. Why in the hell Dom calling the shots? Why is Dom doing Casserly's job for him? Either Casserly is too weak to stand up to Dom when he thinks Dom is making a stupid pick or Casserly passes the buck to save his own ***.

Personally I think Casserly passes the buck. I have NEVER heard Casserly take responsibility for his failures. He's just throwing Dom under the bus the same way he threw Norv Turner under the bus. He's unfit to lead because he doesn't take responsibility for the piss-poor organization he runs. Everything that's gone wrong is someone else's fault.

Ibar_Harry
01-05-2006, 05:50 AM
If that's true, it's reason alone to fire Casserly. Dom doesn't have the power to draft players. Casserly signed off on those draft picks and should take responsibility.

Dom works for Casserly. Casserly doesn't work for Dom. Why in the hell Dom calling the shots? Why is Dom doing Casserly's job for him? Either Casserly is too weak to stand up to Dom when he thinks Dom is making a stupid pick or Casserly passes the buck to save his own ***.

Personally I think Casserly passes the buck. I have NEVER heard Casserly take responsibility for his failures. He's just throwing Dom under the bus the same way he threw Norv Turner under the bus. He's unfit to lead because he doesn't take responsibility for the piss-poor organization he runs. Everything that's gone wrong is someone else's fault.

You don't seek players your staff can not work with. Again it has been the Scouts jobs to provide information on the available players, its the Coaches job to tell the GM what players they need and who they think would best fit into their schemes and then its up to the GM to try to do the best job he can to obtain those players and make certain that they are signed in a financially sound way as far as the organization is concerned. At least I believe that is the way the Texans have been working and it makes sense. McNair's type of organization is decentalized. I'm certain Casserly has input into the players, but I suspect DOM and company were adiment about who and what they needed. The truth is that most of the players obtained are probably not that bad, they have simply been so badly coached and I think that is the silent message out there. I think Reeves and others have said there really is talent there its simply not being utilized nor coached properly. You can't blame the GM for that. In addition if you listen to McNair's press conferences you would realize that there is no way Casserly could have fired DOM. McNair tried everyway he could to keep DOM to the bitter end. He liked DOM and what he thought he stood for. I keep saying Casserly will work with any head coach and will do his best to obtain the players that coach wants, not the players Casserly wants. That is a very important concept. The GM and the Head coach have to work together.