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Old 11-05-2013   #384
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Default Re: Rick Smith's poor job of managing the cap has closed our window for the time bein

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Originally Posted by Tailgate View Post
Not to mention Alex Gibbs effect was still around in 2011. Not so much anymore. People seem to forget just how stout our running game became with the master around to architect it for a couple of years. The longer removed we are, the worse our O-line seems to get.
Yep,

Gibbs knew how to find and mold later rd talent. (Myers 6th rd trade, Briesel UDFA, Winston 3rd rd) This is what the Texans have been missing since Gibbs left. Cheap OL talent performing as the best unit in the NFL.

In short, unlike other areas of the Texans, Alex Gibbs held his OL accountable and they performed at a high level despite not being the most talented group on the Texans. It's what great coaches do. Something the Texans are currently severely lacking.
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