Originally Posted by Mr teX
In years past i may have agreed with everything here...but over the last 3 weeks this team has just not responded the way that a superbowl contender should....& that falls squarely on Kubiak's shoulders.
I watch a ton of NFL shows on the NFL network and 1 of my favorite shows on their is "America's Game" where it chronicles the path of past SB champions. In nearly every one of these episodes there's always a point at which the HC changes something up based on what's going on with a particular player or the season. This usually serves as a catalyst to the team in some way...Sometimes its starting someone over another, sometimes its something as simple as a retreat of some sort to get the guys to bond better as a team as opposed to the same ol' practice routine..other times its just a few statements out to the press (Jimmy Johnson's famous "we will win the game" over the radio show).
In any event, i only talk about the above to ask you this 1 question. Do you think Kubiak is doing anything apart from what he's been doing for the last 17 weeks to get this team to refocus? ; because the product on the field suggests that he isn't. His radio shows and press conference seems to indicate this as well...blah..blah...execution.....blah..blah...get better...it's on me...just rinse and repeat to get the same results.
I have to agree with the above. I was watching the game with a friend, and when the Texans got the ball on their 1st possession, I yelled out "go hurry up". He nodded his head in agreement. When we came out in the 2nd half, I mentioned I might be inclined to start TJ in the 2nd half, even if only for a possession or two, and if not, then go hurry up...or come out firing or whatever. Something different. Give the Colts something they aren't ready for.
The point being, come out and do something unexpected. Shake something up. Not saying the hurry up or TJ Yates is the potion to fix every ailment of the offense, but all I know if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
And look at what the Colts did on 3rd and forever with a rookie QB. Did they run a freaking screen to the RB to try and get better field position? Hell no, they went for broke.
And it's completely unnerving that the Colts not only trust their rookie more than the Texans do their 10 yr vet, but the Rookie plays with more smarts and moxie than our vet does. When we had guys running off the field, what did Luck do? Snapped the damn ball, and got an instant 5 yards. That's playing with smarts and veteran leadership. Have you EVER seen Schaub do that? NO! It's Something Schaub seems incapable of doing.
And if Kubiak doesn't trust Schaub to make a play, then it's on him to find someone he does trust instead of re-upping him for 4 years.
Sorry Kube lovers. At the end of the day all roads lead to the same conclusion. Kubes is in over his head, and it's been the same since day freaking one and nothing has changed except I have fewer hairs on my head.
And BTW as a footnote. I was watching inside the game on channel 13 last night, and I personally didn't really care for Kubes answer when Bob Allen asked him what he had to say to the fans.