Originally Posted by Hervoyel
People are blaming Kubiak because he's the guy who keeps Schaub out there. He's the guy in charge. He's the man who leads a chronically underperforming team out the tunnel in big games and never gets the win. Look, it is common knowledge that Gary is overly loyal to players and coaches who are underperforming. He's done it time and time again and now that the Texans are actually good enough to make some noise in this league that same propensity to keep bringing Joe Marciano back and keep believing that Matt will turn things around is coming back to bite him in his ass.
Wade's D is doing what everyone told us it would do in year two, it's taking a step back. We haven't gotten the level of play out of that side of the ball that we did last year or in the first half of this year. They're struggling too. Nobody is saying they aren't.
But this problem is big enough to encapsulate the entire team. This group comes out dead on their feet in big games. If you can't inspire your team to play well for you against equal or better opposition then you have no business leading a team. Sure AJ dropped a pass that went right through his hands. Absolutely saw Matt slinging picks that were entirely his fault. The offensive line was a joke yesterday. They're not playing smart or winning their individual battles and it's tearing everything apart around them. AJ had a crucial back-breaking drop yesterday but if you look at our WR corps you see a unit that's worse than it was last year (and that's including the addition through subtraction of kicking Jacoby to the curb). Yesterday, like it has been too many times this year we got another episode of the AJ & Walter show. Where are all these young WR's we used draft picks on? Posey had one catch and nobody else did a damned thing. Martin? Vanished. Jean? Useless. Every single year we talk about needing help at WR and every year we end up in the same boat at the end of the season. There's AJ and over there's Kevin.
Ultimately though who built this team and prepared it for competition? That's Gary and Gary is always going to be where the buck stops.
I can truly get with this post, it has substance that is not a knee jerk reaction. Maybe a consultant needs to be brought in during the season like Dan Reeves etc. to put Kubiak in check or offer advice from a football perspective. Right now I don't think anyone in our organization has the football pedigree to do that. Rick Smith isn't the one and Wade Phillips is not that person either, plus he has his hands full with the defense.