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Old 01-17-2014   #1
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Didn't know where to put this but according to Jason La Canfora the Texans fired director of Pro Personnel Brian Gardener.


per MistaRed post (not found link or tweet as of yet) AT
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Thanks for that AT. Here's the tweet...

Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) tweeted at 9:08 PM on Fri, Jan 17, 2014:
Texans have parted with Pro Personnel Director Brian Gardner, according to team sources. Could be plenty more front office change to come...
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Another tweet from La Canfora:

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Many people in the league believe if Texans GM Rick Smith had his way, Ken Whisenhunt would have been his top choice. More change could come
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Didn't know where to put this but according to Jason La Canfora the Texans fired director of Pro Personnel Brian Gardener.


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This is a start of the culture change/ getting rid of the main problems that have plagued the Texans org for the last 8 yrs.
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GM Rick Smith will have to hire a new director of pro scouting. Bobby Grier, one of the NFL's best, is heavily involved in pro scouting dept

I feel bad for Brian Gardner, who was fired as Texans director of pro scouting. A real good guy. He was fired today with scout Kevin Murphy.
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The relationship between Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith - or lack thereof - will be worth monitoring, closely in 2014 and beyond

Texans pro scout Kevin Murphy, who was well regarded within that franchise and outside it, has also been let go. More possibly to come

The Texans have also parted with at least one pro scout, and, again, more reshuffling is likely on the horizon

Many people in the league believe if Texans GM Rick Smith had his way, Ken Whisenhunt would have been his top choice. More change could come

You pay a coach $7M to buy him out of his contract, and a Belichick disciple at that, and people brace for significant change ...

New Texans coach Bill O'Brien is swinging a big stick there and much of the old guard is a little unsure of where they stand ...

Texans have parted with Pro Personnel Director Brian Gardner, according to team sources. Could be plenty more front office change to come...
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i guess naming ryan fitzpatrick as starter is doing it big huh goku san???

No ... it's much easier to hand a Porshe over to a young QB than it is a Yugo , purple rat .
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No ... purple rat .
It's Lord Bald Purple Rat to you, hair boy.
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No ... it's much easier to hand a Porshe over to a young QB than it is a Yugo , purple rat .
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lol wut?

show more respect to your daddy.
If you have good defense , a good running back and a strong OL , a young QB can do ok .
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
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rick smith nxt plzzz
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Hopefully you are correct. But I wouldn't count on it.
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If Gardner was the guy responsible for the recent UDFA signings we made, I'd say this could be a loss. Whoever was signing those was cleaning up.

As for the Whizz stuff, I don't put much stock in what some butthurt fired scout tries to blow up as he's escorted off the premises. Unprofessional. And LaCanfora is the TMZ of NFL rumor mongerers -- zero respect from peers.
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
Not me.. There were 3 HC candidates that were hired this offseason that I would've taken over Whisenhunt and we hired the guy who was at the top of my list.

Whisenhunt was a losing head coach without grey beard.. So I'm glad "BoB" tied Smith's hands if that rumor is true.
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
What the F has Whisenhunt done to win you over?
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What the F has Whisenhunt done to win you over?
I'm not necessarily a Whisenhunt guy, but honestly why has he not been as successful an NFL HC as Jon Gruden or Cower ? OK he's much more understated and not got that flashy personality of Gruden, or dosen't look mean and slobber like Cowher, but if not for a terrible call by a ref he win's the SB just as those other two coachs .
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I'm not necessarily a Whisenhunt guy, but honestly why has he not been as successful an NFL HC as Jon Gruden or Cower ? OK he's much more understated and not got that flashy personality of Gruden, or dosen't look mean and slobber like Cowher, but if not for a terrible call by a ref he win's the SB just as those other two coachs .
Whisenhunt was probably right behind Lovie on the list of guys we didn't hire but I would have been fine with (and for the record, I have no problem with O'Brien being brought in ahead of either of those guys).

What I don't understand is hearing the primary (and almost exclusive) criticism of Whisenhunt being that he couldn't win without Warner, but then - from a generic NFL coaching standpoint - seeing how many folks put forth the philosophy that you can't succeed without an above average QB. Arizona never had a QB that was even close to average after Warner retired.

We've had some debate on this site for the last few years (thankfully no longer relevant) that went beyond the QB position, regarding whether Kubiak was capable of getting a team to the Super Bowl . Simply questioning was he capable of doing it under any circumstances. Well, that's an argument that doesn't need to be conducted as it relates to Whisenhunt.

As a somewhat related additional comment, I'm not excited at all to see that he's bringing in Ray Horton to coordinate the Titans D.
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
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What the F has Whisenhunt done to win you over?
Yes... tell us. Please.
Count me in the camp of those that think Whisenhunt's success out west was due to Kurt Warner. We don't have anything close to a Kurt Warner. Whisenhunt has never, ever shown the ability to pick a good QB let alone develop a rookie QB.
I'm actually rejoicing that Tennessee is stuck with him. I think they screwed the pooch by firing Munchak
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