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No More 8-8's
02-02-2010, 09:02 AM
"The Texans are going to hire a new strength and rehabilitation coach. Ray Wright, who was elevated last year when Dan Riley was fired, was let go after the season."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6846344.html


I wonder why they decided to fire Ray Wright? A S&T coach is very important to a team, and probably one of the the most underrated aspects of a team. I wonder who we will get next?

Dutchrudder
02-02-2010, 09:06 AM
My vote goes to Jillian Michaels! :D

HOU-TEX
02-02-2010, 09:27 AM
It's nice to see we're just now getting the news. I suppose McFatty's too busy choking down Big Macs and rubbing one out on his neat little Cook County hat.

After hearing nothing but positive things all off-season about Wright, I'm surprised by this too. It'd be nice to get some sort of explanation as to why he was let go.

HuttoKarl
02-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Brian Crushing should take over the job.

BigBull17
02-02-2010, 10:03 AM
"The Texans are going to hire a new strength and rehabilitation coach. Ray Wright, who was elevated last year when Dan Riley was fired, was let go after the season."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6846344.html


I wonder why they decided to fire Ray Wright? A S&T coach is very important to a team, and probably one of the the most underrated aspects of a team. I wonder who we will get next?

Wonder why RJ didn't jump all over this. He is all over S&T coaches.

Texan4Ever
02-02-2010, 11:30 AM
I wish we could get Mad Dog from UT to be our S&C coach, that guy takes twigs and turns them into tree trunks (e.g. Brian Orakpo was 6'4" 210-220-lbs when he was at UT and left as a big 260-lbs beast)

RagingBull
02-02-2010, 11:34 AM
http://capitalistliontamer.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/richardsimmons.jpg?w=300&h=269


I hear this guy may not be too busy.

mussop
02-02-2010, 12:12 PM
My vote goes to Jillian Michaels! :D

I second that. I bet there would be alot of places to hang towels after workouts with her. :barman:

ChampionTexan
02-02-2010, 12:46 PM
http://capitalistliontamer.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/richardsimmons.jpg?w=300&h=269


I hear this guy may not be too busy.

Uhmmm....I think I'd rather have these guys.

http://blog.stylehive.com/images/uploads/hans_franz.jpg

CloakNNNdagger
02-02-2010, 12:51 PM
"The Texans are going to hire a new strength and rehabilitation coach. Ray Wright, who was elevated last year when Dan Riley was fired, was let go after the season."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6846344.html


I wonder why they decided to fire Ray Wright? A S&T coach is very important to a team, and probably one of the the most underrated aspects of a team. I wonder who we will get next?


Maybe, it's because our OL and DL tend to be pushed around often enough that there might be a concern, you think?:shades:

steelbtexan
02-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Maybe, it's because our OL and DL tend to be pushed around often enough that there might be a concern, you think?:shades:

LOL

Maybe the new guy can help Okoye keep from getting thrown around like a rag doll.

Thats if Okoye isn't off trying to save the world this offseason.

Pollardized
02-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Brian Crushing should take over the job.

Think about how good we could be if both lines worked out like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4TIcaM4zM

Wolf6151
02-02-2010, 11:16 PM
Whoever is hired for the position should get Myers into the gym immediately for lots of offseason very intensive workouts so that he can put on 15 lbs. of muscle before next season. I 2nd the vote for Jillians Michaels.

m5kwatts
02-02-2010, 11:35 PM
Wonder why RJ didn't jump all over this. He is all over S&T coaches.

Because RJ was butt buddies with Riley and he had a personal interest in defending him. Ray Wright didn't work with the Redskins when Dickface covered them in DC so he doesn't care about him.

ChampionTexan
02-05-2010, 05:00 PM
Meet the new guy

Texans hire Smith as strength and conditioning coach (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6853540.html)

Thorn
02-05-2010, 05:28 PM
Smith played fullback and running back in the NFL for seven seasons and spent six years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Denver Broncos before moving to Kansas City

The Houston Broncos....er....the Denver Texans....ummm

SURPRISE! Another coach from Denver. LOL. I'm sure Kubiak knows him and likes him and thats why he's here.

dalemurphy
02-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Meet the new guy

Texans hire Smith as strength and conditioning coach (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6853540.html)

If anyone can find an article on this guy's philosophy or his boss' philosophy in Denver (Rich Tuten), please post it. I can't find a thing!

Kaiser Toro
02-05-2010, 05:50 PM
If anyone can find an article on this guy's philosophy or his boss' philosophy in Denver (Rich Tuten), please post it. I can't find a thing!

His bio said everything to me with those two years at Gold's Gym in Phoenix. :kitten:

I have looked for the last twenty minutes as well, and can't find anything on him outside of his bio. He knows our staff, this makes perfect sense to me as Kubiak is going with his guys into year 5.

TEXANS84
02-05-2010, 05:57 PM
Damn, I was hoping for Chuck Norris.

Thorn
02-05-2010, 06:04 PM
Damn, I was hoping for Chuck Norris.

If Chuck Norris trained our defensive line opposing teams would get about five yards a game at most. But they'd probably get about three hundred penilty yards to make up for it. LOL

Kaiser Toro
02-05-2010, 06:14 PM
Damn, I was hoping for Chuck Norris.

Let's play Pick a Narrative - what not-signing Chuck Norris proves is:
- McNair is cheap
- The Texans are not just about marketing
- Kubiak is incapable of not hiring former Broncos
- Chuck Norris is afraid of Joe Texan
- Kubiak is in complete control
- Young Gibbs continues to bring in his guys, and thus has some clout
- Rick Smith earned another Smith
- We are staying with a 4-3 defense
- Dunta Robinson will be moved to Safety
- Fast twitch muscles are hot again
- Norris is afraid of the Turk
- His kind of trouble don't take vacations - McQuade

hookinreds
02-05-2010, 06:21 PM
If Chuck Norris trained our defensive line opposing teams would get about five yards a game at most. But they'd probably get about three hundred penilty yards to make up for it. LOL

Dead men accept no penalties.

dalemurphy
02-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Let's play Pick a Narrative - what not-signing Chuck Norris proves is:
- McNair is cheap
- The Texans are not just about marketing
- Kubiak is incapable of not hiring former Broncos
- Chuck Norris is afraid of Joe Texan
- Kubiak is in complete control
- Young Gibbs continues to bring in his guys, and thus has some clout
- Rick Smith earned another Smith
- We are staying with a 4-3 defense
- Dunta Robinson will be moved to Safety
- Fast twitch muscles are hot again
- Norris is afraid of the Turk
- His kind of trouble don't take vacations - McQuade


Pretty freakin' funny, Kaiser!

Thorn
02-05-2010, 06:49 PM
Dead men accept no penalties.

A defensive motto if I’ve ever heard one.

Texan_Bill
02-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Is his assistant named Wollensky? :thinking:

False Start
02-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Damn, I was hoping for Chuck Norris.

His presence on the sideline alone, would cause teams to forfeit games. :wild:

Texan_Bill
02-05-2010, 08:12 PM
:user: Wasn't Pigeon available?



Pigeon > Chuck Norris

Raiders sign pigeon for special teams (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65984&highlight=pigeon)

CloakNNNdagger
02-05-2010, 08:20 PM
Cedric Smith is known for being able to take ANYONE, no matter how small, and turn him into a STRONG and AGILE lineman in the mold of GIBBS and KUBIAK. AN EXAMPLE OF HIS PRODUCT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gEtwZ6O3L0)

Texan_Bill
02-05-2010, 08:25 PM
Cedric Smith is known for being able to take ANYONE, no matter how small, and turn him into a STRONG and AGILE lineman in the mold of GIBBS and KUBIAK. AN EXAMPLE OF HIS PRODUCT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gEtwZ6O3L0)

Cool! Sign me up!!! ;)

threetoedpete
02-05-2010, 08:39 PM
My vote goes to Jillian Michaels! :D

I prefer Gillian Cooke. As long as she is faced in the correct direction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/19/gillian-cookes-butt-expos_n_428597.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1244454/Bobsleigh-rider-Gillian-Cooke-shows-cheeky-splits-pants-World-Championships.html

Big Lou
02-05-2010, 08:45 PM
Meet the new guy

Texans hire Smith as strength and conditioning coach (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6853540.html)

What an in depth article. Did McClain sign some kind of new contract in which he is paid by the word? Jeez I think I knew more about the guy before I read that on the chron.com.

Carr Bombed
02-06-2010, 12:14 AM
If Chuck Norris trained our defensive line opposing teams would get about five yards a game at most. But they'd probably get about three hundred penilty yards to make up for it. LOL

What? A sidekick to the head isn't allowed? Norris would have a eye to fist meeting with the commish to get that straightened out. :bat:

Cjeremy635
02-06-2010, 01:22 AM
:user: Wasn't Pigeon available?



Pigeon > Chuck Norris

Raiders sign pigeon for special teams (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65984&highlight=pigeon)

You really want to go down the pigeon road again Bill? I thought I posted a few pics of just how tough the old pigeon really is. Do I need to pull them back out?
:bat:

RagingBull
02-06-2010, 10:41 AM
:user: Wasn't Pigeon available?



Pigeon > Chuck Norris

Raiders sign pigeon for special teams (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65984&highlight=pigeon)

I think he is waiting for Joe Marciano's job.

Vinny
02-06-2010, 10:46 AM
Last year we fire a guy who's been in the league forever, been with the franchise since day one because the "new guy" is going to be so much more progressive...but we get rid of him after one year. I wonder what is really going on?

dalemurphy
02-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Last year we fire a guy who's been in the league forever, been with the franchise since day one because the "new guy" is going to be so much more progressive...but we get rid of him after one year. I wonder what is really going on?

I see three possible answers to this question:

A. They realized they screwed up hiring Wright and are trying to correct it now?

B. They've had their eye on this guy all along and he became available?

C. Texans suck. As a Texan fan, I prefer to give the organization no credit, assume the worst, mock them, and pile on anytime something goes wrong.



.... I Think it's A or B... Some of you may disagree with me, though.

Malloy
02-06-2010, 11:12 AM
Cedric Smith is known for being able to take ANYONE, no matter how small, and turn him into a STRONG and AGILE lineman in the mold of GIBBS and KUBIAK. AN EXAMPLE OF HIS PRODUCT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gEtwZ6O3L0)

Baby bling... how cute! :)

Brisco_County
02-06-2010, 11:34 AM
Last year we fire a guy who's been in the league forever, been with the franchise since day one because the "new guy" is going to be so much more progressive...but we get rid of him after one year. I wonder what is really going on?

Yep, my thoughts.

I think the new guy just didn't work out for them.

SouthSideTexan
02-06-2010, 12:56 PM
http://capitalistliontamer.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/richardsimmons.jpg?w=300&h=269


I hear this guy may not be too busy.

:spit:

Runner
02-06-2010, 01:53 PM
I see three possible answers to this question:

A. They realized they screwed up hiring Wright and are trying to correct it now?

B. They've had their eye on this guy all along and he became available?

C. Texans suck. As a Texan fan, I prefer to give the organization no credit, assume the worst, mock them, and pile on anytime something goes wrong.



.... I Think it's A or B... Some of you may disagree with me, though.

You forgot:

D. The Texans did it, so it's the "right way" of doing things. Nothing else matters.

SheTexan
02-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Last year we fire a guy who's been in the league forever, been with the franchise since day one because the "new guy" is going to be so much more progressive...but we get rid of him after one year. I wonder what is really going on?

Another FRIEND of Kubiak needed a job. Texans continue their quest as being the best training ground for wanna be coaches in the NFL. COME ON DOWN TO TEXAS!!!!! We'll train ya well and send ya off to win SBs someplace else!!!:sarcasm: I'm sick to my stomach of the "good old boys" club!!!

barrett
02-06-2010, 07:32 PM
So you're actually not being sarcastic? I'm very confused. Do you hate the regime or don't you?

mexican_texan
02-06-2010, 08:20 PM
- Fast twitch muscles are hot again

:bravo::spit:

Silver Oak
02-09-2010, 07:41 AM
I didn't see or hear this anywhere. Please merge if there is an existing thread.

The Texans announced two staff changes on Monday, promoting Perry Carter to assistant defensive backs coach and hiring Cedric Smith to oversee strength and conditioning.

Smith spent the last three years as Kansas City's strength and conditioning coach after serving as an assistant in that capacity with Denver for six seasons. He knows Texans G.M. Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak from their stints with the Broncos.

Smith also played seven seasons as a fullback in the NFL.

Carter has been a defensive assistant with Houston for four seasons. He was a fourth-round pick by the Cardinals in 1994, and finished his playing career in the CFL.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/08/texans-announce-two-staff-changes/

Big Lou
02-09-2010, 09:37 AM
I didn't see or hear this anywhere. Please merge if there is an existing thread.

The Texans announced two staff changes on Monday, promoting Perry Carter to assistant defensive backs coach and hiring Cedric Smith to oversee strength and conditioning.

Smith spent the last three years as Kansas City's strength and conditioning coach after serving as an assistant in that capacity with Denver for six seasons. He knows Texans G.M. Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak from their stints with the Broncos.

Smith also played seven seasons as a fullback in the NFL.

Carter has been a defensive assistant with Houston for four seasons. He was a fourth-round pick by the Cardinals in 1994, and finished his playing career in the CFL.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/02/08/texans-announce-two-staff-changes/



More Denver Coachs!!!!!! S O N O F A B-----!!!!!!

Engage rant mode on my mark:

Engage!!! There are 31 other teams out there and we can't get anything, but Denver left overs.....

Just kidding, but get ready for all the "Kubiak's buddies, Smith's cousin, Gibb's Vetrinarian" talk!!!!

Embrace the Denver South, and take heart there can't be many of those guys left!!!!!!

Thorn
02-09-2010, 09:51 AM
And maybe Kubiak is hiring the coaches he feels are necessary to implement his way of doing things. His way of doing things is what he learned in Denver under elder Shanny. Who, by the way, is implementing Denver/Houston East in Washington.

Big Lou
02-09-2010, 01:53 PM
To clarify I don't care who they hire as long as they win!!!!

Kaiser Toro
02-09-2010, 01:58 PM
Merging with the Cedric Smith thread since he is the Texans only net-new hire recently.

Silver Oak
02-09-2010, 02:00 PM
Merging with the Cedric Smith thread since he is the Texans only net-new hire recently.

thank you. naturally I saw this thread after I posted mine. :bag:

CloakNNNdagger
02-13-2010, 08:01 AM
The Skins could be turning into "Texans East."

Ray Wright hired as strength and conditioning coach (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/ray-wright-hired-as-strength-a.html)


Former front office official Ray Wright has rejoined the Redskins as their top strength and conditioning coach.

After beginning his NFL career as a scouting intern with Washington in 1997, Wright was twice promoted by the team. He served as the college/pro scouting administrator in 1998 and became the director of player programs in 1999.

Wright, who spent the last eight seasons with the Houston Texans, will lead Washington's new strength and conditioning staff, which is being assembled after the team parted ways with their entire staff last month. Wright also held a personnel assistant position with the Chicago Bears and worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Maryland and Cornell University.

The Texans promoted Wright to their top position in 2009. Wright also spent seven seasons as Houston's assistant strength and conditioning coach. New offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan worked with Wright during his time on Houston's staff.

"The position of strength and conditioning coach demands a combination of youth and experience, and Ray delivers on both of those," Coach Mike Shanahan said in a news release. "He has learned from some of the best in the business, and he has incorporated their teachings into his own philosophies. We expect him to bring out the most from our players, starting with their offseason conditioning and continuing through the entire season."

cland
02-13-2010, 06:32 PM
I still haven't heard an explanation for letting Wright go, or the order of events. Is Kubiak paying back Mike Shanahan with a couple coaches? Did Wright want to work in the DC area and ask to be released? Did the post-season evaluation find a fault? Or is Cedric Smith considered to be great at his position?

painekiller
02-17-2010, 07:17 PM
Last year we fire a guy who's been in the league forever, been with the franchise since day one because the "new guy" is going to be so much more progressive...but we get rid of him after one year. I wonder what is really going on?

After the Redskins hired Wright, me thinks Wright wanted to go back to the DC area.

CloakNNNdagger
02-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Do you think that Wright did such a great job to develop a "strong" DL and OL...........both of which seemed to succumb to a strong wind especially on short yardage and Red Zone play. We also didn't demonstrate a stellar injury-free experience. On the other hand, when Romanowski was a known candidate to fill the job, an element of desparation comes to mind.

There may be a reason why his "muscle confusion" techniques have not made it mainstream. Or it may simply be that they successfully confuse the muscles too much.:thinking:

bigbrewster2000
02-18-2010, 07:50 AM
Do you think that Wright did such a great job to develop a "strong" DL and OL...........both of which seemed to succumb to a strong wind especially on short yardage and Red Zone play. We also didn't demonstrate a stellar injury-free experience. On the other hand, when Romanowski was a known candidate to fill the job, an element of desparation comes to mind.

There may be a reason why his "muscle confusion" techniques have not made it mainstream. Or it may simply be that they successfully confuse the muscles too much.:thinking:

That is a mainstream technique in building muscle. Every personal trainer I have met uses it.

threetoedpete
02-19-2010, 11:09 AM
Maybe, it's because our OL and DL tend to be pushed around often enough that there might be a concern, you think?:shades:

I was thinking that it had something to do with the running back fumbles ? Or was he dipping his wick into the wrong lamp ?

TEXANS84
05-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Someone needs to check Cedric Smith for HGC? Geez!

http://www.houstontexans.com/uploads/photo/thumbs/12446.jpg

Mailman
09-13-2010, 05:45 PM
For anyone not listening right now to Kubiak on 610, a previous caller asked him to name someone (aside from the obvious Foster or Pollard answer) who stood out yesterday. His answer: Cedric Smith!

Kubiak went out of his way to cite his team's conditioning throughout the game and how, unlike past season openers, his players were physically ready to hit their opponents at the line of attack and impose their brute strength upon them (my words). He gave all the credit to Cedric Smith. How often do you hear an NFL coach hand a day-after radio shout out to the team's gym sergeant?

DexmanC
09-13-2010, 05:48 PM
Big Cedric looks like he'll whoop any player that questions his
authority. A strength coach who LOOKS like a strength coach.

The Pencil Neck
09-13-2010, 05:54 PM
Big Cedric looks like he'll whoop any player that questions his
authority. A strength coach who LOOKS like a strength coach.

Hell, yeah.

A strength coach should look like he's picked up a freaking weight at some point not one of these chrome and tone pink dumbell fitness guys.

I'm not saying, just sayin.

Mailman
09-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Houston Texans DT Amobi Okoye
(on how much tougher his team is defensively) “I think physically and mentally, we have gotten better in toughness. Doing the strength and conditioning program, two-a-days and putting more pads on. I think it’s more just within; everybody is searching within themselves knowing that you can’t relax and being accountable for your teammate. Quite honestly, I didn’t do things out there for me. I did it for DeMeco (Ryans). I did it for Mario (Williams). I did it for Antonio (Smith), I did it for Bernard Pollard. And I did it for my D-Lineman and my whole defense.”

(on the team’s toughness late in the game) “In the 4th quarter, we said enough is enough. Even though they got that touchdown at the end, you can tell people were mad amongst each other. We’re looking forward to the Monday night game against them and I know they’re looking forward to it. They’re probably feeling like, ‘we just let the Texans beat us.’ Well you did and we did it.”

JB
09-13-2010, 06:27 PM
Houston Texans DT Amobi Okoye
(on how much tougher his team is defensively) “I think physically and mentally, we have gotten better in toughness. Doing the strength and conditioning program, two-a-days and putting more pads on. I think it’s more just within; everybody is searching within themselves knowing that you can’t relax and being accountable for your teammate. Quite honestly, I didn’t do things out there for me. I did it for DeMeco (Ryans). I did it for Mario (Williams). I did it for Antonio (Smith), I did it for Bernard Pollard. And I did it for my D-Lineman and my whole defense.”
(on the team’s toughness late in the game) “In the 4th quarter, we said enough is enough. Even though they got that touchdown at the end, you can tell people were mad amongst each other. We’re looking forward to the Monday night game against them and I know they’re looking forward to it. They’re probably feeling like, ‘we just let the Texans beat us.’ Well you did and we did it.”

Biggest difference in the team this year...imo.

CloakNNNdagger
09-13-2010, 08:39 PM
If Smith could make this man tough, he can make anyone tough.

CLICK LINK (http://lameadventures.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/mister-pansy.jpg)

JB
09-13-2010, 08:43 PM
If Smith could make this man tough, he can make anyone tough.

CLICK LINK (http://lameadventures.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/mister-pansy.jpg)

:spit:

Damn, doc!


MSR

Rey
09-14-2010, 10:35 AM
Kubiak talked about the Cedric yesterday...He said that the team was better able to fly around and stay alert all game...Said this was the best conditioned Texans team he's had since he's been here..