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Playoffs
12-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Kubiak deserves a standing ovation

Jerome Solomon (http://blog.chron.com/jeromesolomon/2011/12/kubiak-deserves-a-standing-ovation/)


Come on Houston, we’re better than that.

I have been as hard on the guy as anyone in town because he was only good and average (and sometimes below that) in his first five years as a head coach. But to overly criticize him for the work he has done this season is a bit much.

I’m not saying he deserves blind worship. No coach is above being questioned.

I don’t think Kubiak made the right move in not playing Andre Johnson against the Colts. (See Andre’s answer to my question about how rusty he was in his first game back from injury earlier this season and you know it is no small deal that he gets some run before the playoffs begin.)

I will also question him on Sunday if Jake Delhomme doesn’t get a few snaps against the Titans. (Kubiak’s answer to my question about that possibility indicated he doesn’t plan too.)

But if you don’t realize that Kubiak is coaching his you-know-what off this year, you’re not paying attention.

From Day 1, I have said that (as is the case with any competent person) Kubiak is getting better at his job daily. There was no noticeable improvement last year and I don’t think he did a great job. I would have fired him two years ago. But I am impatient like that.

See what the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots are doing this year with horrid defenses and you get my point that the Texans’ high-powered offense last year wasn’t nearly the great offense most made it out to be. Even with a terrible defense, better coaching last year would have delivered something better than a 6-10 record.

But I don’t know if anyone – Lombardi, Landry, Walsh, you name him – could have gotten more than 10-5 out of this Texans team. Yes, the loss to Indy was beyond embarrassing, but I’m not going to lay blame solely at the head coach’s feet.

The Texans have lost two games in a row, but give ‘em a break. Kubiak has led his team to a 3-2 record without his starting quarterback and less than a half with his No. 2 QB.

That deserves praise. Period. And I’m no homer.

The hands-down coach of the year is Jim Harbaugh. I likes me some Harbaugh. I don’t know if I have ever been more impressed in an initial meeting with a coach than I was when I met and talked to him at Stanford last year.

He has done a great job with the 49ers.

But don’t let the possible unanimous vote for that award fool you. Kubiak has done a great (not good) job with the Texans this season. Possibly even a better job than Harbaugh has with the 49ers. Check that. My man Harbaugh has Alex Smith at quarterback. There is no competition.

But give Kubiak some love too.

Pro Football Weekly does an interesting team injury ranking. At No. 8, the Texans are the “highest” ranking playoff team on the injury list.

The 49ers rank 32nd on that list. That isn’t coaching. That’s just luck, which, as I have mentioned before, is a key coaching component.

You don’t think the Texans would be at least 12-3, as is San Francisco, if Matt Schaub, Mario Williams, Andre Johnson, Danieal Manning and Arian Foster had not been injured this season? Please.

Still, despite all the injuries, Kubiak has a division-winning team that is about to win its 11th game and should be favored to win a home playoff game with a fifth-round rookie quarterback running the offense.

Stand your butts up and clap, Houston.

http://blog.chron.com/jeromesolomon/2011/12/kubiak-deserves-a-standing-ovation/

ThaShark316
12-27-2011, 07:35 PM
Kubiak went from "he should be coach of the year" to "fire him/no wade, no glory". http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1098/snoopfacepalm.png

Texecutioner
12-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Kubiak went from "he should be coach of the year" to "fire him/no wade, no glory". http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1098/snoopfacepalm.png

Can we get the trolls out of here please mods?


Until you can show some posts in the last week where anyone on this site suggested to fire Kubiak because they lost to the Colts, than STFU!!

Bring some substance into the thread or something meaningful, but for crying out loud stop trying to bring this site down by creating lies about what other posters have stated or what their arguments have been. Point it out and show all these posters that have advocated this in the last week if you're going to keep on with this chicken shit agenda of calling other people poor fans because they don't agree with your "sunshine on everything" agenda at all costs with the Texans.

ThaShark316
12-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Can we get the trolls out of here please mods?


Until you can show some posts in the last week where anyone on this site suggested to fire Kubiak because they lost to the Colts, than STFU!!

Bring some substance into the thread or something meaningful, but for crying out loud stop trying to bring this site down by creating lies about what other posters have stated or what their arguments have been.

I would not want Wade as HC but Gary should be shown the door along with Rick.

Gary (the poster) is my boy, but I know what I saw. I wasn't making anything up, nor was I trolling. Calm down, my man.

And that's just one post. I could find stuff all day. Got dammit, man. I'm not trying to troll this thread. It's not even that serious.

Texecutioner
12-27-2011, 08:19 PM
Gary (the poster) is my boy, but I know what I saw. I wasn't making anything up, nor was I trolling. Calm down, my man.

And that's just one post. I could find stuff all day. Got dammit, man. I'm not trying to troll this thread. It's not even that serious.

You say this as if you've got half the board calling for the HC's head. Enough already. We get it, you love the HC and think he has done a great job. Over all for the entire season he has. Make your case based off of what's in Soloman's article if that is your position. The last thing anyone wants to read is some petty little "troll post" where someone slides in and exaggerates and down right lies about what all these folks are advocating for. No one expects Gary to be fired after this season. They may want that at season end, but they won't expect it to happen at all.

ThaShark316
12-27-2011, 08:33 PM
You say this as if you've got half the board calling for the HC's head. Enough already. We get it, you love the HC and think he has done a great job. Over all for the entire season he has. Make your case based off of what's in Soloman's article if that is your position. The last thing anyone wants to read is some petty little "troll post" where someone slides in and exaggerates and down right lies about what all these folks are advocating for. No one expects Gary to be fired after this season. They may want that at season end, but they won't expect it to happen at all.

I didn't say everyone did that. Hell, why did Solomon write it? To hell with the board for a sec. I'm sure he's heard that the last few days whether it's the radio, twitter, etc. I wasn't trolling at all, Tex.

BTW, who's "The Shark"?

Texan_Bill
12-27-2011, 08:37 PM
I didn't say everyone did that. Hell, why did Solomon write it? To hell with the board for a sec. I'm sure he's heard that the last few days whether it's the radio, twitter, etc. I wasn't trolling at all, Tex.

BTW, who's "The Shark"?

Wasn't "the Shark" Lawrence Taylor ("its all clean that way") in "Any Given Sunday" that played for the "Miami Sharks"??? ;)

Anywho cat, I got your back... I know exactly what you're saying. I've heard and read the same BS that you have.

Playoffs
12-27-2011, 09:14 PM
Geez.

Dude brings a Snoop facepalm and gets no cred? :spit:

Ranger Tom
12-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Geez.

Dude brings a Snoop facepalm and gets no cred? :spit:

Don't we have too many facepalms already?

Playoffs
12-27-2011, 09:28 PM
Don't we have too many facepalms already?I'm of the opinion you can't have too many facepalms. http://www.robotzindisguise.com/forum/images/smilies/newSmileys/facepalm2.gifhttp://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/23282_125191070828564_1953_q.jpghttp://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/740207347/facepalm-bear_normal.jpghttp://fc07.deviantart.net/fs38/f/2008/338/1/4/Mr_T_face_palm_by_MrTfacepalmplz.pnghttp://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/211081_198937320149836_2985156_q.jpg

Kimmy
12-27-2011, 09:33 PM
don't we have too many facepalms already?

^^^^^^ yes!

Texan_Bill
12-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Believe me when I tell YOU..... We CAN'T have enough *facepalms* given many of the new posters with their posts - let alone their new threads....


:facepalm:


FML!!

*EDIT*
I revised this post to avoid the harsh negative rep. from "Scooter". He apparently frowns upon teasing "noobs"... Sorry Scooter! :rolleyes:

Dutchrudder
12-28-2011, 04:14 AM
If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.

Señor Stan
12-28-2011, 07:34 AM
If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.

Sooo...you're saying that McNair is a 1%er in more ways than one. OccupyKirby!

Thorn
12-28-2011, 08:45 AM
Re: So, we’re back to jumping on Gary Kubiak again? Seriously?

Yes, seriously. Football is the opposite of our court system where you are innocent until proven guilty. In football, you are crappy until proven good. Kubiak has had one good year (this one), and he wouldn't have had that without Wade Phillips. He's still a crappy head coach.

He may be less crappy than he used to be, but that doesn't mean he still isn't worthless.

IDEXAN
12-28-2011, 09:44 AM
Let's see how Gary handles the next couple games ?

Thorn
12-28-2011, 09:59 AM
Let's see how Gary handles the next couple games ?

I'm not sure I'd change my mind about Kubiak if he wins a game or two in the playoffs. Don't get me wrong, I want the man gone, but I'll be cheering like hell for him to win. Being a Texan fan rises above disliked or beloved players/coaches/GM/owner. I used to cheer for the Oilers while I hated Bud Adams. I can cheer for the Texans while wishing Kubiak gone.

thunderkyss
12-28-2011, 10:22 AM
See what the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots are doing this year with horrid defenses and you get my point that the Texans’ high-powered offense last year wasn’t nearly the great offense most made it out to be. Even with a terrible defense, better coaching last year would have delivered something better than a 6-10 record.


I was saying this all year last year. But "everyone" was like, "you can't expect your offense to score 30 points every game"

Why not.

Of course the answer is that we aren't & never was an elite offense. PurtEdamnGud, but not elite.

I saw an interesting statement last night when I rewatched the Panthers game. Gary Kubiak is the only coach in the last 5 years to have the Rushing, Passing, & Receiveing leaders on the same team. May not have been all on the same year, but.. if you've got a QB that can lead the league in passing, a receiver that can lead the league in receiving, and a RB who can lead the league in rushing...... why can't you score 30 at will?

Why can't you score 21 at will? If our offense could have done that, our defense could have looked a lot better.

If they could have just stayed on the field, our defense would not have been such a liability.


This year, we've got the defense to back it up & we can play a ball control offense. But last year.... last year, we needed to get on the board early & often.

thunderkyss
12-28-2011, 10:27 AM
If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.

If we're in the AFC Championship game with Tj Yates..... yes. If not.. no.

Thorn
12-28-2011, 10:30 AM
If we're in the AFC Championship game with Tj Yates..... yes. If not.. no.

LOL TK, if the Texans win two playoff games with Yates at the helm, even I might have to change my mind.

IDEXAN
12-28-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm not sure I'd change my mind about Kubiak if he wins a game or two in the playoffs. Don't get me wrong, I want the man gone, but I'll be cheering like hell for him to win. Being a Texan fan rises above disliked or beloved players/coaches/GM/owner. I used to cheer for the Oilers while I hated Bud Adams. I can cheer for the Texans while wishing Kubiak gone.
I also wanted Kubiak fired 2 years ago after the 2009 season, but last year understood McNairs decision to keep him going into the 2010 season with all of the CBA uncertainty. Now I say let this season play out before we start hollering for his scalp again. Could be I'll be in the crowd hollering the loudest if he bungles the last 2 games ?

Double Barrel
12-28-2011, 12:43 PM
Yes, seriously. Football is the opposite of our court system where you are innocent until proven guilty. In football, you are crappy until proven good. Kubiak has had one good year (this one), and he wouldn't have had that without Wade Phillips. He's still a crappy head coach.

He may be less crappy than he used to be, but that doesn't mean he still isn't worthless.

QFT :thumbup

If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.

Let's not get emotional about it. :fingergun:

Runner
12-28-2011, 01:14 PM
I just can't help considering which is the anomaly:

A) having the owner hire a key part of Kubiak's staff for him (which resulted in a strong defense) + an easy-peasy schedule = playoffs

B) having Kubiak hire his own staff + a tougher schedule = mediocrity

ThaShark316
12-28-2011, 01:38 PM
I just can't help considering which is the anomaly:

A) having the owner hire a key part of Kubiak's staff for him (which resulted in a strong defense) + an easy-peasy schedule = playoffs

B) having Kubiak hire his own staff + a tougher schedule = mediocrity

Mediocrity is over. He could hire me; it's over. :clap:

Thorn
12-28-2011, 02:47 PM
I just can't help considering which is the anomaly:

A) having the owner hire a key part of Kubiak's staff for him (which resulted in a strong defense) + an easy-peasy schedule = playoffs

B) having Kubiak hire his own staff + a tougher schedule = mediocrity

If Wade doesn't come back next year, we find out real quick.

badboy
12-28-2011, 03:03 PM
If Wade doesn't come back next year, we find out real quick.Wonder which thread gets most posts?

Wade Phillips moves on

Mario Williams moves on

Kareem Jackson continues to start

Kubiak says 2011 was "on me"

Dutchrudder
12-28-2011, 03:09 PM
If we're in the AFC Championship game with Tj Yates..... yes. If not.. no.

You are the 1%...


:bubbles:

thunderkyss
12-28-2011, 03:42 PM
If Wade doesn't come back next year, we find out real quick.

Just imagine Kubiak doesn't come back next year, for whatever reason.

I think one of the main reason for Wade to take this defense from worse to first, is because of the Talent we had been stockpiling on defense. We're loaded with 1st rounders, 2nd rounders, former 1st & 2nd rounders, with the occasional 4th rounder thrown in there.

Who are we going to get to turn our offense into an elite unit? We've got a 1st round WR, 1st round LT, 2nd round RB, a few thirds & whatever else we could find.

I know Arian is going to be Arian. But how well is our line going to look if we change to a power O team? (like Wade did going from a 4-3 to a 3-4). Our TEs won't work in a traditional system.... neither are blocking types.

2 draft picks & 2 FAs..... would that be enough for the transformation?

Double Barrel
12-28-2011, 03:47 PM
If Wade doesn't come back next year, we find out real quick.

I really want to see this defense after a full off season and another draft / FA period.

Of course, Wade has to be here for that to happen. It's tough to sorta' root against a guy that you admire so much, but that's the way I feel about Wade taking a HC gig somewhere else.

Thorn
12-28-2011, 04:06 PM
I really want to see this defense after a full off season and another draft / FA period.

Of course, Wade has to be here for that to happen. It's tough to sorta' root against a guy that you admire so much, but that's the way I feel about Wade taking a HC gig somewhere else.

So DB, if Wade went to the Jags as head coach and proceeded to kick our ass twice a year for the next five years, would you still love him? :lol:

GNTLEWOLF
12-28-2011, 04:15 PM
So DB, if Wade went to the Jags as head coach and proceeded to kick our ass twice a year for the next five years, would you still love him? :lol:

Well, if he did, that would certainly answer a lot of questions being debated in a lot of threads on this MB now wouldn't it?...LOL

I can say this, I'm wishing the best of luck to the Houston Texans organization for the rest of this season and into the play-offs whoever the best coach is and regardless of which coach or players are responsible for the success.

Double Barrel
12-28-2011, 04:41 PM
So DB, if Wade went to the Jags as head coach and proceeded to kick our ass twice a year for the next five years, would you still love him? :lol:

Nope. I suspended my liking for him once (Dallas), and I can do it again!!

I may have low standards, but standards nonetheless. :headhurts:

gary
12-29-2011, 07:21 PM
If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.He will get one though.:clap:

ObsiWan
12-30-2011, 06:13 AM
Just imagine Kubiak doesn't come back next year, for whatever reason.

I think one of the main reason for Wade to take this defense from worse to first, is because of the Talent we had been stockpiling on defense. We're loaded with 1st rounders, 2nd rounders, former 1st & 2nd rounders, with the occasional 4th rounder thrown in there.

Who are we going to get to turn our offense into an elite unit? We've got a 1st round WR, 1st round LT, 2nd round RB, a few thirds & whatever else we could find.

I know Arian is going to be Arian. But how well is our line going to look if we change to a power O team? (like Wade did going from a 4-3 to a 3-4). Our TEs won't work in a traditional system.... neither are blocking types.

2 draft picks & 2 FAs..... would that be enough for the transformation?

I understand Mike Sherman is looking for work...
:hides:

thunderkyss
12-30-2011, 08:51 AM
I understand Mike Sherman is looking for work...
:hides:

I just repped you in another thread. JUst repped you.

If I knew then what I know now.

:bat:

Maddict5
12-30-2011, 08:53 AM
If nothing else, I think 99% of us can agree that Kubiak does not deserve an extension.

:smiliepalm:

Brisco_County
12-30-2011, 09:46 AM
Does anyone see McNair firing a coach he personally likes who lost two QB's and his only real WR? I don't.

ObsiWan
12-30-2011, 10:12 AM
I just repped you in another thread. JUst repped you.

If I knew then what I know now.

:bat:

That's why I'm hiding...
:D

If Sherman shows up on Kirby again, I'll help you gather up the torches and pitchforks to go storm the place.

Texanator
12-30-2011, 10:14 AM
Until Kubes can coach 4 quarters of all out, take no prisoners type football, he is not really the kind of coach we need. You can call people trolls, or bad rep them all you want on a forum, but it doesn't change the facts that he coaches way too conservatively. He coaches to not lose games, instead he should coach to win games.

Until he does this, he is a mediocre HC, with tons of talent and a fantastic DC. That does not make him all that high on my "Great Coaches" list. He can do quite a bit to help that by how he coaches our next 2-5 games

Pieman2005
12-30-2011, 12:57 PM
Can we get the trolls out of here please mods?


Until you can show some posts in the last week where anyone on this site suggested to fire Kubiak because they lost to the Colts, than STFU!!

Bring some substance into the thread or something meaningful, but for crying out loud stop trying to bring this site down by creating lies about what other posters have stated or what their arguments have been. Point it out and show all these posters that have advocated this in the last week if you're going to keep on with this chicken shit agenda of calling other people poor fans because they don't agree with your "sunshine on everything" agenda at all costs with the Texans.

I didn't really sense any trolling..

Texecutioner
12-30-2011, 01:11 PM
I didn't really sense any trolling..

When you continue to say fictitious things like suggesting that a ton of people are in here saying that our HC should be fired when that hasn't been the case, than you're trolling by trying to exaggerate things in order to get some sort of response.

GP
12-30-2011, 11:36 PM
When you continue to say fictitious things like suggesting that a ton of people are in here saying that our HC should be fired when that hasn't been the case, than you're trolling by trying to exaggerate things in order to get some sort of response.

Tex is right. The guy is continuously yelling out how HE has all this faith in the team and in the HC and everyone else is a sub-par Texans fan in his eyes.

Then when he gets called on it, he goes into Kobe Bryant mode where he acts like he did nothing wrong to have deserved the retaliation. If anything, I was excited that someone here other than me decided to call that stuff out right from the beginning in this thread.

It's just unfortunate that this has, indeed, fed the troll. It's the circle jerk of life.

ThaShark316
12-31-2011, 01:35 AM
Tex is right. The guy is continuously yelling out how HE has all this faith in the team and in the HC and everyone else is a sub-par Texans fan in his eyes.

Then when he gets called on it, he goes into Kobe Bryant mode where he acts like he did nothing wrong to have deserved the retaliation. If anything, I was excited that someone here other than me decided to call that stuff out right from the beginning in this thread.

It's just unfortunate that this has, indeed, fed the troll. It's the circle jerk of life.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7569/kobelol.png

Ridiculous ass post. I say what I said to agree with Solomon's article because people DID lose faith, and I'm a troll..

To hell with it, I'll embrace it for you two. I won't back off what I said. And I didn't mention anyone on the board more than I meant what I said about people that are fans of the team THAT AREN'T ON THIS BOARD. Keep reaching for the stars with these claims though.

Surreal McCoy
12-31-2011, 09:25 AM
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7569/kobelol.png

Ridiculous ass post. I say what I said to agree with Solomon's article because people DID lose faith, and I'm a troll..

To hell with it, I'll embrace it for you two. I won't back off what I said. And I didn't mention anyone on the board more than I meant what I said about people that are fans of the team THAT AREN'T ON THIS BOARD. Keep reaching for the stars with these claims though.

Great post - repped. But seriously, you are dealing with the no-hopers here, best leave them stew in it - they'll be "right" no matter the outcome :)

GP
12-31-2011, 05:10 PM
In an attempt to get back on topic and avoid having the thread locked down due to trolling, I will attempt to get it back on topic. Here goes:

It's easy to jump on GK because he rarely offers any glimpse into what he was doing or why he handled games the way he did. He plays his cards close to his chest, and even though sometimes he sheds light upon facets of the just-played game...it's a rarity.

Can't blame the guy for staying mum on his strategies.

However, what's frustrating is that the two losses are in a sort of vacuum, IMO.

So many questions to answer:

Is the team just flat out tired from enduring all the season's worth of trials and tribulations?

Have teams figured us out, now that we don't have Schaub and don't have AJ to factor into the equation?

Was Kubiak trying to play it safe in the two games, especially the Colts game?

Is TJ Yates the one scaling things back for whatever reason(s)?

Are the two losses just an anomaly to the previous 7-game winning streak?

Wade Phillips had surgery, and was that a distraction that hindered us in more ways than just the defense itself?

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The HC is the HC and that's it. Buck stops with him, and everyone knows it. Solomon says that fans are jumping on him, but I don't see that mentality on here. Maybe he listens to the radio too much??? People vent about their unmet expectations, and sometimes they revert back to what they know best...and what we know best is that the previous seasons under Kubiak were riddled with uninspired play in key times of the season.

What's unique about THIS season is that we usually fall off in the middle and rise to the occasion at the end of the season when it doesn't matter anymore. This time, the tables are flipped. We're struggling with the last few games that are happening juuuuuuust before a Round 1 wild card playoff game we're locked into.

People are sweating, and it's natural. Not sure why it's bad for any fan to be nervous or to vent and even possibly rail against the HC right now. It comes with the territory. GK has thick skin, thicker than the people criticizing him and thicker than the ones blindly supporting him who aren't happy that he's being scrutinized.

ThaShark316
12-31-2011, 06:13 PM
In an attempt to get back on topic and avoid having the thread locked down due to trolling, I will attempt to get it back on topic. Here goes:

It's easy to jump on GK because he rarely offers any glimpse into what he was doing or why he handled games the way he did. He plays his cards close to his chest, and even though sometimes he sheds light upon facets of the just-played game...it's a rarity.

Can't blame the guy for staying mum on his strategies.

However, what's frustrating is that the two losses are in a sort of vacuum, IMO.

So many questions to answer:

Is the team just flat out tired from enduring all the season's worth of trials and tribulations?

Have teams figured us out, now that we don't have Schaub and don't have AJ to factor into the equation?

Was Kubiak trying to play it safe in the two games, especially the Colts game?

Is TJ Yates the one scaling things back for whatever reason(s)?

Are the two losses just an anomaly to the previous 7-game winning streak?

Wade Phillips had surgery, and was that a distraction that hindered us in more ways than just the defense itself?

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The HC is the HC and that's it. Buck stops with him, and everyone knows it. Solomon says that fans are jumping on him, but I don't see that mentality on here. Maybe he listens to the radio too much??? People vent about their unmet expectations, and sometimes they revert back to what they know best...and what we know best is that the previous seasons under Kubiak were riddled with uninspired play in key times of the season.

What's unique about THIS season is that we usually fall off in the middle and rise to the occasion at the end of the season when it doesn't matter anymore. This time, the tables are flipped. We're struggling with the last few games that are happening juuuuuuust before a Round 1 wild card playoff game we're locked into.

People are sweating, and it's natural. Not sure why it's bad for any fan to be nervous or to vent and even possibly rail against the HC right now. It comes with the territory. GK has thick skin, thicker than the people criticizing him and thicker than the ones blindly supporting him who aren't happy that he's being scrutinized.

That's all I said. People were sweating. I, like Solomon, thought it was cold. Enough about "trolling" or whatever.

Anyway, I feel like the last two losses were what you see after huge win streaks. I like the Rockets analogy from 2008. After 22 straight Ws, the Rockets were pummeled by Boston, then had a big lead on New Orleans before getting hammered in the 2nd half. They proceeded to win a few more games (even had a nice 5 game win streak) then ran into the WRONG team in round 1 (Jazz; bad, bad match-up).

My thing is now, who's that team that you don't want to run into? At this point, who is that? These 6th seeds, as much as they want to believe we are beatable, they are, too.

thunderkyss
01-01-2012, 09:27 AM
It's easy to jump on GK because he rarely offers any glimpse into what he was doing or why he handled games the way he did. He plays his cards close to his chest, and even though sometimes he sheds light upon facets of the just-played game...it's a rarity.

Can't blame the guy for staying mum on his strategies.


Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with the hater threads, if it would have came during the winning streak. Especially the Atlanta & Cincinnati game.

There were several reasons during that game to explain why the game went the way it did. Other than the first 15 plays, Gary only has an idea of how the game is going to play out. Other than that, he handles each situation as they come up.... just like you would.

We threw on first down, we threw on second down & we threw on 3rd down. A bigger problem (I think) than our 1-10 3rd down conversions, is the fact that we couldn't gain more than 2 yards on 1st down, or 2nd down 10 times to put us in those 3rd & longs...

We weren't staying on schedule & we weren't protecting our QB.

By protecting our young QB I mean we weren't running the ball well or playing good defense. If we can run the ball well, if we can play good defense, if we can stay on schedule, we can let Tj play.

If not, we're going to protect the lead. If we're trailing, we're going to ask Tj to step up.

We're going to win as a team. That gives us the best chance to go deep in the play-offs.


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GP
01-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with the hater threads, if it would have came during the winning streak. Especially the Atlanta & Cincinnati game.

There were several reasons during that game to explain why the game went the way it did. Other than the first 15 plays, Gary only has an idea of how the game is going to play out. Other than that, he handles each situation as they come up.... just like you would.

We threw on first down, we threw on second down & we threw on 3rd down. A bigger problem (I think) than our 1-10 3rd down conversions, is the fact that we couldn't gain more than 2 yards on 1st down, or 2nd down 10 times to put us in those 3rd & longs...

We weren't staying on schedule & we weren't protecting our QB.

By protecting our young QB I mean we weren't running the ball well or playing good defense. If we can run the ball well, if we can play good defense, if we can stay on schedule, we can let Tj play.

If not, we're going to protect the lead. If we're trailing, we're going to ask Tj to step up.

We're going to win as a team. That gives us the best chance to go deep in the play-offs.


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I don't like criticizing anybody during winning streaks. It comes off as just trolling and trying to get attention and ruining everyone's fun. Right?

So when the losing begins, it's OK to discuss problems...even the problems we saw during the good times but didn't want to rain on any parades at the time.

I honestly think the team took a 2-week vacation. The celebration after the Bengals game, the surgery with Wade Phillips, etc. To me, there was a going-through-the-motions attitude we haven't seen all season long until these past two games. Correction: In the Colts game, JJ Watt was a beast and it stung to see him get tagged over and over for penalties when he was perhaps the only one out there getting the work done consistently for us. It was like getting salt rubbed into a wound.

This game suddenly becomes a bit like the Bengals game. You need to win, IMO, to gain momentum AND to keep the last remaining AFC South team from getting into the playoffs. The last thing we want is to have won the division but to let the Titans into the playoffs and risk them beating us. That would suck.

WesmanTexanfan
01-01-2012, 01:03 PM
Our Division is so bad that the Titans have a chance to make the playoffs...