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TEXANS84
05-10-2007, 09:08 PM
Charley Casserly resigned.

Amen.

Scooter
05-10-2007, 09:11 PM
we should make this a state holiday.

axman40
05-10-2007, 09:13 PM
Charley Casserly resigned.

Amen.
And there was much rejoicing in Texas!

mexican_texan
05-10-2007, 10:09 PM
...Miami Dolphins free agents all shed a tear on this day a year ago.

LORK 88
05-10-2007, 11:24 PM
...Miami Dolphins free agents all shed a tear on this day a year ago.
I think your thinking of Capers. Casserly went to CBS to help offer "expert" analysis.

mexican_texan
05-10-2007, 11:37 PM
I think your thinking of Capers. Casserly went to CBS to help offer "expert" analysis.
Didn't Casserly sign Rosenfels after Capers was fired?

LORK 88
05-10-2007, 11:40 PM
Didn't Casserly sign Rosenfels after Capers was fired?
Not sure if Casserly did anything last season, but I see what you meant in the 1st statement.

TexanSam
05-11-2007, 12:50 AM
Casserly was like the anti-Midas. Everything he touched turned to crap.

Kaiser Toro
05-11-2007, 09:16 AM
The Casserly years were the Dark Ages. Kubiak/Smith and their Polyphonic Spree have showed us the light. :texflag:

Marcus
05-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Charley Casserly resigned.

Amen.

Can we forget about him and move on now?:tiptoe:

powerfuldragon
05-11-2007, 10:22 AM
i miss having a scapegoat.

Specnatz
05-11-2007, 10:43 AM
Have you ever thought that someone behind the scene at CBS is like why did we hire the moron who does not know how to draft to talk about the draft???

Errant Hothy
05-11-2007, 11:08 AM
Damn, it's been a year without CC.

TexanAddict
05-11-2007, 11:17 AM
Happy Anniversary!

BigWig
05-11-2007, 01:40 PM
Thanks but no thanks, I already forgot about him and now you reminded me of him, shame on you Dante!:gun:

BigWig
05-11-2007, 01:43 PM
I just remembered something, since 84 came up with this thread, all of you go to the Platinum thread and you can view 84 in some very embarrasing photos!:shades:

Double Barrel
05-11-2007, 01:51 PM
Can we forget about him and move on now?:tiptoe:

Forget about who? :um:

Texan_Bill
05-11-2007, 02:01 PM
*dances a jig* :splits:

Texan_Bill
05-11-2007, 02:02 PM
I just remembered something, since 84 came up with this thread, all of you go to the Platinum thread and you can view 84 in some very embarrasing photos!:shades:

Wig, thats just not right.............. LMAO!

brakos82
05-11-2007, 02:59 PM
I love the sun! :doot:

BigWig
05-11-2007, 05:12 PM
Wig, thats just not right.............. LMAO!

Dante is the one responsible for my avatar, go figure!
I just love to pick on that guy man, hes too easy a target!
He knows its all in good fun, errrrrrrrrrrr right my man?????????

76Texan
05-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Got to have somebody to put in something for Casserly.

He's better than average in my book. :pirate:

TexanSam
05-14-2007, 01:27 AM
Got to have somebody to put in something for Casserly.

He's better than average in my book. :pirate:

Better than average in what? Washing his car? Cooking? He sure ain't better than average in running a football team.

Texans_Chick
05-14-2007, 11:28 AM
In honor of the pink soapers.....

Texans FanHouse: Charley Casserly and Mr. Spock: Separated at Birth (http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/14/charley-casserly-and-mr-spock-separated-at-birth/)

Texans fans recently celebrated the one year anniversary of former Texans GM Charley Casserly's overdue firing resignation. He is now an analyst for CBS Sports, and Texans fans might find some inadvertant humor in reading his online bio. (No mention of David Carr or the Phillip Buchanon trade, among other things). I've always thought of Casserly as a Vulcan who says the word "see" a lot. Someone who has little regard for what fans think about things because he's been in the league a long time, see, and understands football logic, see. He also wears his hair a little longish for his age, probably to hide his pointy vulcan ears.

It's not just an insult piece but rather talks about the use/misuse of statistics, the value of draft picks, and acknowledging the happiness of fans.

There's a lot more I could have said on the subject, but I have space limitations over there.

Specnatz
05-14-2007, 11:59 AM
In honor of the pink soapers.....

Texans FanHouse: Charley Casserly and Mr. Spock: Separated at Birth (http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2007/05/14/charley-casserly-and-mr-spock-separated-at-birth/)



It's not just an insult piece but rather talks about the use/misuse of statistics, the value of draft picks, and acknowledging the happiness of fans.

There's a lot more I could have said on the subject, but I have space limitations over there.

I love how in the bio it talks about all his late round picks and also mentions two probowl guys who did not reach the probowl with the team. Why wouldn't you also mention the first and second rounders he chose that reached all-pro status? Maybe because there were not that many?

http://cbs.sportsline.com/cbssports/story/9601195

They also mention how the team did while he was the assistant gm not the GM, the way it reads is sounds like he was more responsible than the GM at the time. No mention of Heath Shuler or Michael Westbrook, wonder why? I could get hits even, by accident, by throwing darts at a players list.

Texans_Chick
05-14-2007, 02:03 PM
I love how in the bio it talks about all his late round picks and also mentions two probowl guys who did not reach the probowl with the team. Why wouldn't you also mention the first and second rounders he chose that reached all-pro status? Maybe because there were not that many?

http://cbs.sportsline.com/cbssports/story/9601195

They also mention how the team did while he was the assistant gm not the GM, the way it reads is sounds like he was more responsible than the GM at the time. No mention of Heath Shuler or Michael Westbrook, wonder why? I could get hits even, by accident, by throwing darts at a players list.

Something else I could have talked about but space limited me was the whole issue of valuing your entire team, and not just those players who were drafted highly. The value of your team is not just playing lower picked guys, but also developing their skills.

There is not an exact science with this, but Kubiak has emphasized this point:

Once you are on the team, it doesn't matter where you are drafted or how you were acquired. The players that compete the hardest in practice will play.

In the past, he believed that players were almost given positions and he wanted them to compete more in camp to get their spots in order to make for a better team.

I also believe that there is a higher value on finding players who want to compete from all sources. Is it my imagination or are the quality of players the Texans are getting from the undrafted player group (and street free agents to fill holes) a better quality group of players than in the pre-Rick Smith era?

I'm thinking part of this is the Rod Smith phenomenon. That Kubiak truly believes that there are players out there overlooked by other organizations that can succeed if put in the right situation and are willing to work hard.

Specnatz
05-14-2007, 02:24 PM
Something else I could have talked about but space limited me was the whole issue of valuing your entire team, and not just those players who were drafted highly. The value of your team is not just playing lower picked guys, but also developing their skills.

There is not an exact science with this, but Kubiak has emphasized this point:

Once you are on the team, it doesn't matter where you are drafted or how you were acquired. The players that compete the hardest in practice will play.

In the past, he believed that players were almost given positions and he wanted them to compete more in camp to get their spots in order to make for a better team.

I also believe that there is a higher value on finding players who want to compete from all sources. Is it my imagination or are the quality of players the Texans are getting from the undrafted player group (and street free agents to fill holes) a better quality group of players than in the pre-Rick Smith era?

I'm thinking part of this is the Rod Smith phenomenon. That Kubiak truly believes that there are players out there overlooked by other organizations that can succeed if put in the right situation and are willing to work hard.

No I do not think it is your imagination at all, if it is then you are using Telepathy because I am seeing the same thing. This is why I have liked all the FA signings, I am not delusional in that they are getting super studs who will take us to the super bowl, but rather guys with a strong work ethic (not talent) and will play hard during practice and on the field even if they are not the starter.

Look at a guy like Maddox last year. The guy played his but off and seemed to have more of a desire to do what was asked and needed than a certain guy (who was drafted in the first round) not to be named. Vonta Leech fits this mold to a tee (part in bold), he busted his hump he got the chance to prove what he could do in a system that fit his style.

Nothing is guaranteed, all you can ask is for a guy to try his hardest to learn and improve and not get down or not give it there best effort all the time. When a player does not do these things is when it is time to call out ..... Next!!

:wild:

nedthehead
05-15-2007, 07:36 AM
Why all the hate?

Texans_Chick
05-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Why all the hate?

Hate? Heck, this is a tea party compared to previous years.

And nobody is commenting on the Casserly - Spock picture? It really is frightening how similar they look.

FirstTexansFan
05-15-2007, 10:36 AM
He may look like Spock, but he forgot the "....And Prosper" portion of Spock's character :)

Runner
05-15-2007, 05:51 PM
In the past, he believed that players were almost given positions ...

Kubiak is darn right about that.

Runner
05-15-2007, 06:00 PM
Casserly was like the anti-Midas. Everything he touched turned to crap.

Something else I could have talked about but space limited me was the whole issue of valuing your entire team, and not just those players who were drafted highly. The value of your team is not just playing lower picked guys, but also developing their skills.


Casserly would have looked a lot better if the players he selected weren't handed off to Capers' staff. That was where the crap transformation took place. Kubiak would have turned some of the same players into players.

kiwitexansfan
05-15-2007, 06:29 PM
Casserly would have looked a lot better if the players he selected weren't handed off to Capers' staff. That was where the crap transformation took place. Kubiak would have turned some of the same players into players.

I sense that there is much truth in this statement.

On the other hand, the showtunes part of me wants to sing...
"ding dong the witch is dead, which old witch? the wicked witch"