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m5kwatts
08-11-2009, 04:36 PM
Michael Lombardi, NFL network analyst (and current hater of the 09 version of the Texans), and former NFL safety/analyst Matt Bowen have waged a little bet on our Texans:

In the effort of being fair, I will wager Mr. Bowen if he accepts an all paid trip to his favorite WWE eventóif the Texans make the playoffs. However, if we donít see the Texans playing football in the postseason, then Mr. Bowen has to pay for me to attend one of Bruce Springsteenís shows this fall in the city of my choice. Hotel and Bud Heavies are all included in the bet...are you game Mr. Bowen?

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/diner-morning-news-nfl-notes.html

The bet stems from Bowen slighting the Titans, saying:

Sorry, Titans fans, but as much as I pull for Kerry Collins over Vince Young, I donít see him getting it done in 2009. This season, Tennessee wonít get past the Houston Texans (Iím already on that bandwagon), who Iím going to pick to win the division in August.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/spring-playoff-preview.html

These words prompted the currently unemployed former Raiders exec to write a shortsighted grudge piece because he feels angst towards a Texans team whose bandwagon he was on last year only to be let down.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/diner-morning-news-the-texans-debate.html

While the piece is decorated with many flaws, the most glaring would be his analysis of Schaub and our apparent "leadership" issues

When healthy and in the right offense (which is clearly the case in Houston), Schaub is a very fine football player. However, he lacks command and a presence thatís essential in the starting quarterback. He doesnít have an ability to make the team believe heís ďthe manĒ and will hold the other players accountable. When a team doesnít get its leadership and, to a large degree, its personality from the starting quarterback, it must have great leaders in other areas of the team to compensate. Unfortunately for the Texans, I donít see leadership or inspiration coming from anyone on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, and this is why they havenít been a good road team the past two years.

Perhaps Lombardi needs to check out Jeff Chadiha's recent ESPN article on Schaub. Or he could just ask anyone on the roster for their thoughts on Schaub, you'd be hardpressed to hear any of them NOT mention "leader".

I've heard a lot of Lombardi's Texans bashing and it all began when he didn't like our draft. Lombardi freely admits in his piece that he's disregarded all additions/subtractions in his analysis of the team and remains stubborn in his thinking that this team is "as soft as their schedule."

My advice to Lombardi: suck it up dude, yeah we let you down last year, and yeah you're being immature just because you didn't like our draft you hold it against the entire team but don't put things on our quarterback that aren't true. Schaub has the ear of every guy in that locker room and they'll live and die with him.

GP
08-11-2009, 04:57 PM
WWE or Springsteen, according to which person wins?

Gag. :mcnugget:

brakos82
08-11-2009, 04:59 PM
WWE or Springsteen, according to which person wins?

Gag. :mcnugget:
Yeah, not much of a wager.

False Start
08-11-2009, 05:02 PM
Lombardi cant get Schaub's name right, so I dont put too much into what he has to say. :ok:

m5kwatts
08-11-2009, 05:12 PM
Lombardi cant get Schaub's name right, so I dont put too much into what he has to say. :ok:

You mean Matt Schwwaub? Lol.

And when I said "currently unemployed former Raiders exec" I meant unemployed by an NFL front office, which is what he truly desires to be again. Obviously he's employed by someone, being allowed to diarrhea all over his keyboard and submit articles like that.

ArlingtonTexan
08-11-2009, 05:33 PM
WWE or Springsteen, according to which person wins?

Gag. :mcnugget:

I think the WWE is more punishment for Lombardi than a win for Bowen. As a fan of both wrestling and Springsteen, I took my wife to Bruce last year and she as a non-Boss fan was looking for tickets for his tour this year. I won't even ask her to go to wrestling.

Thorn
08-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Meh....more talking heads.

m5kwatts
08-11-2009, 06:41 PM
Another thing that burned me up about Lombardi's article were his cheap stabs at Orlovsky, and his hilariously fresh take on his name (Dan "Wrongway" Orlovsky). Does this retard know what upside is? He acts like the Texans signed him because we think he's this great veteran mentor whose accomplished so much in the NFL. WRONG. The coaching staff saw tools that led them to believe there's more to this guy than what his production was at Detroit. Fine, Lombardi, maybe you disagree and don't see the same thing but SAY THIS and don't just write it off with some ignorant old quip over one bad play in the guy's career.

GP
08-11-2009, 07:04 PM
I think the WWE is more punishment for Lombardi than a win for Bowen. As a fan of both wrestling and Springsteen, I took my wife to Bruce last year and she as a non-Boss fan was looking for tickets for his tour this year. I won't even ask her to go to wrestling.

Side note: How in the WORLD can Bruce do that move where he bends backwards and then pops up, all without putting a hand down while doing it?

Dude is flexible.

beerlover
08-12-2009, 02:11 AM
don't know much about Bowen but he's gotta be cool right? pulling for the Texans :logo:

Lombardi has great passion & could be the next Mel Kipper. His strength is the draft & he should probably stick to it, since in this case he is trying ever so hard to justify his knock on this past draft.

But in the end isn't this just another example what makes the NFL America's game of choice? Even better in this case the Texans can disprove a quality critic, make the playoffs & elcetrify the city of Houston, hopefully reviving buisness making all our lives better pre IKE.........:)

valleytexfan
08-12-2009, 02:29 AM
Can someone post the link to the Jeff Chadiha (sp.) Schaub article?

valleytexfan
08-12-2009, 02:32 AM
whoops! I saw the thread. NM

HOU-TEX
08-12-2009, 09:29 AM
I'm not sure we're a playoff team or not, yet. I just want to point out Lombardi's comments on Schaub. A couple of his negatives on Schaub are completely different from what we've heard (and seen) since Schaub has been here. Command and leadership

When healthy and in the right offense (which is clearly the case in Houston), Schaub is a very fine football player. However, he lacks command and a presence thatís essential in the starting quarterback. He doesnít have an ability to make the team believe heís ďthe manĒ and will hold the other players accountable. When a team doesnít get its leadership and, to a large degree, its personality from the starting quarterback, it must have great leaders in other areas of the team to compensate. Unfortunately for the Texans, I donít see leadership or inspiration coming from anyone on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, and this is why they havenít been a good road team the past two years.

El Tejano
08-12-2009, 10:06 AM
I think his judgement on Schaub's leadership just proves that he doesn't watch the games. Let someone screw up and Schaub gives them an earful.

Lombardi also fails to mention that perhaps there are some games where Schaub doesn't have to do too much because a guy named Steve Slaton is commanding the offense all day.

TimeKiller
08-12-2009, 10:37 AM
How 'bout if Lombardi loses he has to stop talking out of the side of his mouth?

m5kwatts
08-12-2009, 12:14 PM
I'm not sure we're a playoff team or not, yet. I just want to point out Lombardi's comments on Schaub. A couple of his negatives on Schaub are completely different from what we've heard (and seen) since Schaub has been here. Command and leadership

When I read that I thought "ok now he just doesn't know what he's talking about" if you're going to attack Schaub its his health, anything else and you're gonna look like a fool.

JimC
08-12-2009, 01:36 PM
Wait a minute...

A former RAIDERS personnel guy doesn't like the TEXANS' draft?

Have you SEEN the Raiders lately?

This is good news!