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Old 11-16-2013   #211
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Default Re: Texans FO frustrated with Kubiak?

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Originally Posted by thunderkyss View Post
It's possible. But we know this is a group think organization. Big decisions, like cap projections, the type of players they draft, & the type of Free Agents they sign is a decision they make together.


Just like Wade is distancing himself from the decision to bring in Ed Reed, for all we know Kubiak & Smith were trying to be cautious & follow their same plan, but McNair said, "Think outside the box boys... this is a golden opportunity. Surely the cap will increase after the lock out." & there were a lot of reasons to believe it would, primarily because that is the way the NFL had worked up until that point.

Smubiak might have wanted to stick to their prototypical type... team leaders, high motor, self motivated, choir boys; but McNair said, "Think outside the box boys. We need to get a bit of Nasty on this team. The locker room is strong & we need bad boys to win at the highest level."

Smubiak probably wanted to stick with their prototypical FA signings... young, upside, displayed leadership; but McNair said, "Guys, it's Ed Reed. Be bold, take a chance."

I'm positive it did not go this way, but for all we know Kubiak was on the conservative side of all these decisions & someone else; Cal, Rick, Bob... sold the think-tank on the less conservative approach.

We don't know. But if those are the reasons we're doing so badly right now, that doesn't spell "Fire your Head Coach" to me. That says "Fire the GM"

Now if you're saying this is a talented team & the coach just isn't getting it done.... that's a different story.
Here is what I'm saying, Kubiak has demonstrated he's a .500 head coach, games against .500 or better teams have been largely disappointing, his Commitment to Excellence is based on the buddy system (probably why he's a .500 coach). As a head coach Kubiak is proficient and very knowledgeable in the X and Os of the offense. His X and Os for Defense and Special teams are some of the worst in the NFL. His understanding and management of the salary cap is unsatisfactory and has compromised future success. His drafts have been mediocre to below average. The future of the Texans today is they will have to get worse before they can better. Other than that Kubiak's doing a bang up job. How did most of this happen? Kubiak spent money irresponsibly in 2011 trying to get off the hot seat and save his job. Today we're living with the consequences that are a result that irresponsibility. Kubiak has tunnel vision, he operates with a band aid mentality. He lives for today, never for tomorrow.
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