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Texans Pride
12-03-2009, 06:24 PM
What do you all make of this comment by Pollard?:

“Change is not always good,” he said. “And I speak from experience: Change is not always good."

From the Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6750290.html

He is obviously stating that players must do their job or they will be replaced. However, this quote could be stating that he wished there wasn't an initial change for him. He clearly states that not all change is good.

What do you all think? Am I taking this out of context?

Pantherstang84
12-03-2009, 06:29 PM
What do you all make of this comment by Pollard?:

“Change is not always good,” he said. “And I speak from experience: Change is not always good."

From the Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6750290.html

He is obviously stating that players must do their job or they will be replaced. However, this quote could be stating that he wished there wasn't an initial change for hi. He clearly states that not all change is good.

What do you all think? Am I taking this out of context?

Yes. I believe he is referring to the 2 weeks he spent unemployed. The article pretty much spells that out.

False Start
12-03-2009, 06:30 PM
I seriously doubt he would rather be with the Chefs (:chef:) than the Texans.

Texans Pride
12-03-2009, 06:33 PM
Yes. I believe he is referring to the 2 weeks he spent unemployed. The article pretty much spells that out.

I don't think it necessary spells it out....One could argue that sure, being unemployed for two weeks sucked, but if it lead to a better job, then the change and the firing was for the best because he's in a better situation.

He says change is not always good.

Second Honeymoon
12-03-2009, 06:44 PM
I think his comment is meant to support Kubiak and to say 'the grass is always greener on the other side' and 'you don't know what you got till its gone'.

there is no way he would rather be in KC than Houston. I have kin in KC and that town sucks balls. Nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis.

AnthonyE
12-03-2009, 07:01 PM
I think his comment is meant to support Kubiak and to say 'the grass is always greener on the other side' and 'you don't know what you got till its gone'.

there is no way he would rather be in KC than Houston. I have kin in KC and that town sucks balls. Nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis.

This is exactly how I took it.

Brisco_County
12-03-2009, 07:04 PM
The guy is happy to be employed, so yes, he's happy in Houston.

These questions about "is so-and-so happy to be a Texan?" come from a defeatist attitude, as if the team is Oakland or something.

nunusguy
12-03-2009, 07:16 PM
there is no way he would rather be in KC than Houston. I have kin in KC and that town sucks balls. Nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis.
Have you personally ever been to KC ?
And what do you mean exactly by "nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis" ? Are you talking about population centers ?

GlassHalfFull
12-03-2009, 07:26 PM
I hate thread titles like this, because no matter what facts get introduced, the title stands and essentially fuels the rumor.

ObsiWan
12-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Have you personally ever been to KC ?
And what do you mean exactly by "nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis" ? Are you talking about population centers ?

I've been there and that's about right. Unless you're into farmland, you can drive from St.L to K.C. along I-70 and not see nuffin but farm fields. If you're a city dude like me, that constitutes "nothing".

Now if you're a farmboy, then you might be in heaven.

Nothing wrong with either one. Takes all kinds.

m5kwatts
12-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Does anyone know what his contract situation is? I think he signed a 2 year deal so even if he's unhappy he'll still be here

Texans Pride
12-03-2009, 07:57 PM
I hate thread titles like this, because no matter what facts get introduced, the title stands and essentially fuels the rumor.

You're welcome to have the thread title changed. I didn't say he was unhappy here...i posed a question.

Joe Texan
12-03-2009, 08:03 PM
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What do you all make of this comment by Pollard?:

“Change is not always good,” he said. “And I speak from experience: Change is not always good."

From the Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6750290.html

He is obviously stating that players must do their job or they will be replaced. However, this quote could be stating that he wished there wasn't an initial change for him. He clearly states that not all change is good.

What do you all think? Am I taking this out of context?

Honoring Earl 34
12-03-2009, 08:03 PM
I think his comment is meant to support Kubiak and to say 'the grass is always greener on the other side' and 'you don't know what you got till its gone'.

there is no way he would rather be in KC than Houston. I have kin in KC and that town sucks balls. Nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis.

There is a story about Lawrence Taylor telling the other players that if the Giants fire Parcells , they're going to bring in a hardass and we're going to hate it . That was the Giants turning point .

RTP2110
12-03-2009, 08:08 PM
He's clearly talking about a coaching change.

He just went through a coaching change in KC, and it turned out horribly.

His situation in KC, and the current situation with Kubiak line up perfectly with his comments.

JDizzle
12-03-2009, 08:10 PM
There should be a web counter on how many times Second Honeymoon references the male nether region. I imagine it would be quite high at this point.

Also, the audio or video of what pollard said would probably shed some light on the context. Take chron quotes with a shot of whiskey.

Second Honeymoon
12-03-2009, 10:38 PM
Have you personally ever been to KC ?
And what do you mean exactly by "nothing to the west and nothing to the east till St.Louis" ? Are you talking about population centers ?

been to KC numerous times. there is nothing there

mexican_texan
12-03-2009, 10:53 PM
There was a big change in KC that Larry Johnson pointed out. "Change isn't good" so he went back to his old DB coach.

Norg
12-03-2009, 11:13 PM
i think he means change of HC like dont get rid of Kubes

nunusguy
12-04-2009, 06:19 AM
been to KC numerous times. there is nothing there
Nothing there ? What on earth does that that mean ? Can you not elaborate ? I'm honestly curious why you have such a negative opinion of the city/metro-area that many think is a really outstanding place to live and work ? Did the cops give you a ticket there, or a girlfriend up there jilt you ?
I was born and raised in a small Missouri city about 50 miles from KC which is the kinda place that qualifies as having "nothing there", but not KC which I visited many,many times over the years. Actually it has a lot of things in common with the city I've now called home since the 1980s. For example KCs barbeque and NFL football fans among other things are legendary. What's not to like about that ?

BIG TORO
12-04-2009, 07:10 AM
When people mention KC its like mentioning an armpit, you know its there but there is nothing thats sounds appealing enough to go and check it out!
:fans:

nunusguy
12-04-2009, 07:41 AM
When people mention KC its like mentioning an armpit, you know its there but there is nothing thats sounds appealing enough to go and check it out!
:fans:
Many, many people say exactly the same thing about Houston TX (to include its 'burbs), which I also take exception to.

Goatcheese
12-04-2009, 07:43 AM
It sounds like he's saying that a change at coach isn't necessarily a good thing from a players perspective. A new coach means a new scheme, and the possibility that you don't fit. If you don't fit they're not going to pay you.

The real question is, "does anybody care if Pollard is unhappy?"

4Texans
12-04-2009, 07:51 AM
What do you all make of this comment by Pollard?:

“Change is not always good,” he said. “And I speak from experience: Change is not always good."

From the Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6750290.html

He is obviously stating that players must do their job or they will be replaced. However, this quote could be stating that he wished there wasn't an initial change for him. He clearly states that not all change is good.

What do you all think? Am I taking this out of context?

You're taking it out of context. Pollard is very happy to be in Houston. He's been through all that mess in KC, and he's got it good here in Houston right now.

nunusguy
12-04-2009, 08:04 AM
You're taking it out of context. Pollard is very happy to be in Houston. He's been through all that mess in KC, and he's got it good here in Houston right now.
After being out of work for awhile, I think Pollard is just happy to be employed again be it in Houston, KC, Chicago, or wherever. The guy just wants to play football and draw a paycheck to pay the bills.

BIG TORO
12-04-2009, 08:25 AM
Many, many people say exactly the same thing about Houston TX (to include its 'burbs), which I also take exception to.

your right they do but this is a larger city

4Texans
12-04-2009, 11:52 AM
After being out of work for awhile, I think Pollard is just happy to be employed again be it in Houston, KC, Chicago, or wherever. The guy just wants to play football and draw a paycheck to pay the bills.

Yep, and he's playing some of the best football that we have seen from the Safety position with the Texans.