Originally Posted by Hervoyel
That, right there is what it comes down to. Andre Johnson has how many years left? How many years did he play on .500 teams because Gary Kubiak was too ****ing stupid to go get a real defensive coordinator? How many more years of his career will be lost waiting for Gary to figure out that his hand picked QB doesn't have what it takes to get this done? That same scenario is playing out all across our roster as some of these excellent players we've been lucky enough in some cases to fall into our hands (Foster) or pick after other teams grabbed more highly touted prospects (Duane Brown). How many years are we going to be this young and this good? Windows stay open for a very short time in the NFL for many guys.
Andre Johnson ain't no dummy. He had opportunity to leave & if he wanted, he can make some noise & ask to leave. But if he's got confidence in Schaub & Kubiak, then I'm going to roll with it.
As far as Kubiak & getting a real DC... again, I don't think Kubiak is a dummy. We have no idea what it takes to get a DC hired. Everywhere around the league you see everybody hiring their friends, or there is usually a connection somewhere. Most people don't go to work with people they don't know on an expansion team. Wade's connection was Houston & I bet his dad told him to take the job & see how it goes, otherwise we wouldn't have got Wade either.
The most successful DCord in the league right now is probably Vic Fangio. He didn't do too well here.
Andy Reid couldn't find someone to work with his "dream team" & had to get his friend to take the job, then he ended up firing him.