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Wolf
11-08-2010, 04:58 PM
Do you ever wonder what Texans owner Bob McNair is thinking? I do.

I was wondering what he was thinking yesterday when he and his son Cal and GM Rick Smith were standing on the sideline watching an unknown wide receiver by the name of Seyi Ajirotutu look like Jerry Rice as he ran past Texans #1 draft pick Kareem Jackson for a 55 yard TD in the first quarter.

"(The coaches) said that the corners tend to look inside," said Ajirotutu after the game. "So I just ran the route and luckily (Jackson) bit. I was just able to get open a just like (Head coach) Norv (Turner said).

See how easy it is to beat the Texans defense?

For the record, Ajirotutu is a rookie undrafted free agent who the Chargers brought up from their practice squad three weeks ago. He came into the game with two NFL games under his belt and five career receptions.

But as was the case at Indy last Monday night, it doesn't matter who you throw out there at wide receiver, tight end or running back. The worst defense in the NFL (... um, that would be your Texans) will make them look like stars.

Now here's where it's about to get dicey, but bear with me. I'm thinking what Bob McNair's thinking. I'm not thinking what most of you are thinking.




http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/what-bob-mcnair-must-be-thinking

I agree with the article

Double Barrel
11-08-2010, 05:17 PM
I think AJ has hit the nail on the head, and his analysis of McNair's perspective is pretty much par for the course based upon our 8 and a half years of watching this franchise wallow in mediocrity. I think the last 8 games would have to be 1-7 or 2-6 for McNair to do something as drastic as firing Kubiak, so expect a subordinate's head to roll as a token of this suckiness.

Meanwhile, the fan base continues to grow apathetic, dispassionate, and bored....but loyal, so those seats keep getting sold!

Beer and Metal
11-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Dunta would have at least held/shoved him, and nixed the TD with a PI call. Shorter field, less room to get burned on.

HJam72
11-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Better to get called for the horse-collar than give up a TD. :)

thunderkyss
11-08-2010, 05:44 PM
http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/what-bob-mcnair-must-be-thinking

I agree with the article

I think it's strange that Mr. McNair should have a problem with a no-named Seyi Ajirotutu recalling memories of Jerry Rice.

I mean he's got a no-name Arian Foster looking like Jim Brown.


Know what I mean?

thunderkyss
11-08-2010, 06:08 PM
Dunta would have at least held/shoved him, and nixed the TD with a PI call. Shorter field, less room to get burned on.

I haven't watched a lot of Falcons games..... how is ol Dunta doing over there?

The Falcons are what, #1, #2 in pass defense?

FirstTexansFan
11-08-2010, 06:20 PM
I think it's strange that Mr. McNair should have a problem with a no-named Seyi Ajirotutu recalling memories of Jerry Rice.

I mean he's got a no-name Arian Foster looking like Jim Brown.


Know what I mean?

That the head coach don't know how use in an appropriate fashion :)

HJam72
11-08-2010, 06:25 PM
I haven't watched a lot of Falcons games..... how is ol Dunta doing over there?

The Falcons are what, #1, #2 in pass defense?

Uh....I just looked it up here: http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?tabSeq=2&defensiveStatisticCategory=TEAM_PASSING&conference=ALL&role=OPP&season=2010&seasonType=REG&d-447263-s=PASSING_NET_YARDS_GAME_AVG&d-447263-o=1&d-447263-n=1



...and they appear to be 26th out of 32...

'Course that's better than 32 out of 32....Eugene Wilson!....and Kareem Jackson will fall down...

Lucky
11-08-2010, 06:29 PM
So McNair is thinking that he can market this team in 2011 with a new defensive coordinator and the same crappy head coach? I think that's been done.

There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas, probably Tennessee. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me...you can't get fooled again.

Mr. McNair, we can't get fooled again.

Wolf
11-08-2010, 07:37 PM
I think it's strange that Mr. McNair should have a problem with a no-named Seyi Ajirotutu recalling memories of Jerry Rice.

I mean he's got a no-name Arian Foster looking like Jim Brown.


Know what I mean?

you know what is scary about that?

]It was the first road win in five tries for the Chargers, who activated Ajirotutu on Oct. 23 and were playing without their top four wide receivers. That mattered little thanks to their rookie's emergence.

Source: Ajirotutu Spells Out Chargers Win | NBC San Diego
(http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/sports/Ajirotutu-Spells-Out-Chargers-Win-106891248.html)

DerekLee1
11-08-2010, 07:58 PM
I've actually been thinking the same thing that AJ is speculating what Bobby Mac is thinking. Anyone remember when Bud Adams hired Buddy Ryan against the wishes of Jack Pardee? What a freaking team THAT was that year.

Wade, we'd welcome you as our DC with open arms. As long as you don't have any sights on being the HC here.

Honoring Earl 34
11-08-2010, 08:01 PM
What is wrong with the snuggy defense ?

http://snuggieblanketshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Texans8396.jpg

Wolf6151
11-08-2010, 08:46 PM
http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/what-bob-mcnair-must-be-thinking

I agree with the article


This article brings up a point of interest that I've been thinking about for a little while now. Does Bob McNair even care what the fans are thinking, and does Bob McNair or anyone else in the Texans organization pay attention to these Texans websites as a way to judge the fan base opinion. I honestly get the feeling that Bob McNair wants a winning team but it's second to selling out the stadium and that he's satisfied with mediocrity as long as it doesn't hurt revenue.

JB
11-08-2010, 08:57 PM
Why is it that a fans opinion becomes gospel because he writes a blog or for a paper? Is his opinion somehow worth more than yours? Or is it gospel because you happen to agree with it?

DerekLee1
11-08-2010, 08:59 PM
This article brings up a point of interest that I've been thinking about for a little while now. Does Bob McNair even care what the fans are thinking, and does Bob McNair or anyone else in the Texans organization pay attention to these Texans websites as a way to judge the fan base opinion. I honestly get the feeling that Bob McNair wants a winning team but it's second to selling out the stadium and that he's satisfied with mediocrity as long as it doesn't hurt revenue.

I don't know WHY this board seems to be the only place in the world that thinks Bob McNair is some money-hungry owner that doesn't care about the fans. He paid more than any other owner in the history of the game to bring football to Houston. If he wanted only money, he could have bought a team for L.A. where they have a bigger TV market. People have seen him behind closed doors absolutely LIVID about losses. He's down at field level before every game shaking hands and interacting with fans. He allowed tailgating back to our pro team, which Bud Adams banned to increase his concession sales. He implemented "fan friendly" kids' value packs in the concession areas so parents don't get robbed getting a snack for their kids.

Most importantly, even if you think it's about money, he's a smart businessman. He knows honeymoons don't last forever. If you want to keep selling out the stadium, you MUST put a winner on the field. Just ask Jacksonville.

gtexan02
11-08-2010, 09:04 PM
Just AJ's track record of being an excellent blogger.

I actualy think he's quite correct as well. If we could fix the defense without destroying the rest of theam, Id be quite content

thunderkyss
11-08-2010, 09:20 PM
This article brings up a point of interest that I've been thinking about for a little while now. Does Bob McNair even care what the fans are thinking, and does Bob McNair or anyone else in the Texans organization pay attention to these Texans websites as a way to judge the fan base opinion. I honestly get the feeling that Bob McNair wants a winning team but it's second to selling out the stadium and that he's satisfied with mediocrity as long as it doesn't hurt revenue.

People say goofy crap about McNair all the time. Like he's more worried about the money.... As if Schaub isn't. Or Manning, or Brady.... they'd be wearing suits if the pay wasn't there.

No doubt about it, this is a business, & whether we're talking oil, or chinese manufactured clothing, McNair has pride in anything he puts his name on, just like you, or me, or anybody who is successful at what they do.

*

HJam72
11-09-2010, 08:09 AM
This article brings up a point of interest that I've been thinking about for a little while now. Does Bob McNair even care what the fans are thinking, and does Bob McNair or anyone else in the Texans organization pay attention to these Texans websites as a way to judge the fan base opinion. I honestly get the feeling that Bob McNair wants a winning team but it's second to selling out the stadium and that he's satisfied with mediocrity as long as it doesn't hurt revenue.

Yes, he cares.

No, I doubt he pays attention to the boards. It would probably drive him crazy to read all the negative comments. Also, he would more likely look at the official boards (if he were to do it at all), and, frankly, that site attracts more newbies and younger ones who are even more likely to spew crap....although we actually do complain more, because some of you guys actually know what you're talking about (I'm just here because it's fun to be an anonymous i-d-i-o-t in a public forum :)).

Pantherstang84
11-09-2010, 08:28 AM
The more I think about this column, the more I cringe at his logic. I'm not saying he is wrong about McNair's thought process. It is just that process scares me. Kubiak has wiffed twice at selecting a decent DC. If I am running an organization, do I want someone in charge that cannot put a staff together? If I have to select his staff for him why do I need him in charge? If I have to micromanage, I have the wrong person in place. I'm just thinking from a business perspective here.

Double Barrel
11-09-2010, 10:40 AM
I've actually been thinking the same thing that AJ is speculating what Bobby Mac is thinking. Anyone remember when Bud Adams hired Buddy Ryan against the wishes of Jack Pardee? What a freaking team THAT was that year.

Wade, we'd welcome you as our DC with open arms. As long as you don't have any sights on being the HC here.

I'd take 12-4 and losing in the playoffs at this point (i.e. '93 Oilers).

As far as Wade, keep me out of we. I don't wan't rejects from the Cowboys, regardless of their Houston roots. Plus, implementing a 3-4 would only give Kubiak more excuses to be here longer, because they'd have to allow for a learning curve the first year.

gtexan02
11-09-2010, 10:42 AM
I'd take 12-4 and losing in the playoffs at this point (i.e. '93 Oilers).

As far as Wade, keep me out of we. I don't wan't rejects from the Cowboys, regardless of their Houston roots. Plus, implementing a 3-4 would only give Kubiak more excuses to be here longer, because they'd have to allow for a learning curve the first year.

Everyone knows it takes 3-4 years to implement a new system. :bubbles:

Double Barrel
11-09-2010, 10:47 AM
Everyone knows it takes 3-4 years to implement a new system. :bubbles:

No doubt. McNair should go pro-active and extend Kubiak through 2020, just to make the coach feels safe and secure. We surely don't want him uncomfortable about his position, because, you know, that stuff gets distracting.

drewmar74
11-09-2010, 11:28 AM
No doubt. McNair should go pro-active and extend Kubiak through 2020, just to make the coach feels safe and secure. We surely don't want him uncomfortable about his position, because, you know, that stuff gets distracting.

:mariopalm:

You know what is starting to bother me the most on this, DB? Guys like AJ aren't getting any younger. We're wasting a handful of blue chippers in terms of talent on these squads.

Double Barrel
11-09-2010, 01:18 PM
:mariopalm:

You know what is starting to bother me the most on this, DB? Guys like AJ aren't getting any younger. We're wasting a handful of blue chippers in terms of talent on these squads.

I hear ya', bro'. I always felt bad for my hero, Earl Campbell, because he never got to experience the championship game. But it's even worse for a guy like AJ who has never had the chance to experience a playoff game. I respect his loyalty to our franchise, and obviously he's well compensated for it, but c'mon, he's a HoF player and it would be a shame if he spends his entire career in perpetual mediocrity.

drewmar74
11-09-2010, 01:33 PM
I hear ya', bro'. I always felt bad for my hero, Earl Campbell, because he never got to experience the championship game. But it's even worse for a guy like AJ who has never had the chance to experience a playoff game. I respect his loyalty to our franchise, and obviously he's well compensated for it, but c'mon, he's a HoF player and it would be a shame if he spends his entire career in perpetual mediocrity.

Exactly.

And I'm sure the money is nice but just as many L's as W's has to grate on a competitor's nerves.

I remember watching Aeneas Williams go through the same thing. He was the lone bright spot on a bunch of really shiddy Cardinals squads. I was happy to see him get traded to Rams when they were hot.

*I'm not saying I want AJ traded.....