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Old 11-08-2010   #1174
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Default Re: The All Encompassing FIRE KUBIAK thread

People on here are tired.

There really isn't a "herd" mentality around here. Up until the MNF Colts game, plenty of people were still saying they didn't feel soapy yet.

Then, MNF game makes them pick up the soap.

Still, some people were not soapy. Until the Chargers game.

And now they are soap owners.

Does anybody here truly think that all these people who are picking up the soap are just over-reacting and are being dumb? No, they are not. They have been contmeplating it for a long time. And they are finally letting go of wishful thinking, and have finally understood that the common denominator of all our woes is the head coach.

A good offense is not the cure, folks. Weekday strategy planning and in-game personnel and playcall decisions is still the way you win games. Mike Leach, loathe him if you will, figured out how to use the recruiting class rejects and build a scheme (HIS style of spread offense, btw, not the spread that other coaches use. HIS style) and he finds a way to beat defenses over the head with it. In comes Tummy Tubaville, vowing to "keep things the way they are," and look at them: In a year where all the Big 12 teams are a mess, this would have been the year Leach won the Big 12. Easily, btw.

You see, sometimes coaches who construct great offenses just forget who they are on gameday. Not Leach. He stayed true to the spirit of who he is, and what he knows his guys can do. And during crucial times in the game, you just know that a 4th and 3 or a 4th and 20 is going to be a TTU first down about 85% of the time. Why? Because his players trust him. They have almost a God-like admiration of him; that whatever Leach decides to do (at ANY given moment) is going to work. Just like the the guys trusted that their pirate captain had the right plan to attack the other ship, so did those players trust what Leach did. They trusted him all the way.

These Texans players, if you dig deep into their craniums, do not trust the plan. It's why the plan never works. Of course, it works if the other team decides to fold. But that's not what you want in the NFL. You want a team whose players trust the coach so blindly that the coach could call a fake punt and it would work. THAT is the level of "buy-in" that you have to achieve from your players. Talent alone cannot overcome the mental obstacles Kubiak has placed upon this team.

Builder of a great offense, don't get me wrong. But a bad HEAD coach. Very bad.
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