Originally Posted by speedfreek
Here's the problem I have with all of this..
Everyone is saying "we're really close". "We have the talent.."
"We just need a QB", etc. You can't forget about the 10-6
and 12-4 immediately preceeding the 2-14
If we change everything, all position coaches, blocking schemes,
etc. Then we're going to need at least another year just to
figure out new terminology and find out which players are going
to work in the new schemes (possibly out of position)
and which ones are not!
It's like we're throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
If we pull another 4-12 or 5-11 season, and BOB is a hothead
and we end up going along the Schiano route, what does it
mean for all of our star players than have payed their dues for
the last half-dozen years?
I believed we were close too. I was no fan of Kubiak, and
certainly not of the worst ST coach in the NFL. Wade's scheme
was no longer working, etc.
But to let all of the individual position coaches go without
any serious evaluation was a mistake...
It just makes me feel really uncomfortable about the way
BOB is going to run this organization..
I hope the guys BOB hires into these position coach jobs have
a "come in and work with the players" approach, and not a
"my way or the highway" attitude..
You're missing the bigger picture. This isn't just a coaching change; they're changing the overall culture of the franchise. The Texans have a reputation for being a Country Club franchise that produces weak, underperforming players.
In order to change that culture, you have to clean house, even if it means firing staff members that were good at their jobs (though, at 2-14, it would be hard to argue that anyone was any good).
O'Brien has no need to evaluate Kubiak's coaches, because he - and McNair - probably believe that Kubiak's coaches are not very good.
I think the way he's gone about it is great: get rid of all the coaches, and have your own people evaluate the players.