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Old 09-23-2004   #1
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Default Coach Capers proving Vince Lombardi correct

Former Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi once said that statistics were for losers. Meaning that often, after a loss, players, coaches and fans will sit around and pour over the game stats. They would do this in an effort to figure out...."what went wrong, how did we lose?" I bring this up because I can't help but notice how important "stats" seen to be to Coach Capers. Dom seems to have stats for every area of our football team!
But.....sadly, since we are 0-2 it looks more & more if Coach Lombardi knew exactly what he was talking about!
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Don't particularly remember Capers being a stat spewer. Care to give us some examples?

Methinks you are referring to folks around here that are responding with facts to some of your opinions.
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The only 'stat' I can remember him stating was turnovers.
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Don't particularly remember Capers being a stat spewer. Care to give us some examples?

Methinks you are referring to folks around here that are responding with facts to some of your opinions.
Sure, go the WWW.HoustonTexans.com the day after a game and read that "Coaches Corner" thing he does. He tells just about every team stat on what we were good or bad at and compares it to the other teams.
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Sure, go the WWW.HoustonTexans.com the day after a game and read that "Coaches Corner" thing he does. He tells just about every team stat on what we were good or bad at and compares it to the other teams.
See that's funny, here is the kind of thing I see from him:

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“Well, I’ll share with you exactly what I just told our football team,” Capers said. “It doesn’t make any difference what you do in the National Football League. If you turn the ball over three times on offense, if you can’t get off the field on third downs on defense and if you give a kickoff return up for a touchdown, you’re not going to win football games. It just doesn’t make much difference what else you do.

“To me, when you’re in these situations, first of all, it takes courage because that’s what gives you the power to face some difficult situations and your character determines how you respond to it. I believe in the guys’ character on this team. I think that they know that we’ve got an awful lot of work to do. We’ve got to go back to work and in those areas we have to make significant improvement in or we won’t win. It’s just that simple.”
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See that's funny, here is the kind of thing I see from him:
If you read enough of his posts instead of "selected" ones you will see my point. Question for you since I'm a Texan fan but not a texan. In Texas do you prove yourself right by trying to always prove others wrong? Just wondering.
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In Texas do you prove yourself right by trying to always prove others wrong? Just wondering.
If you don't want your point of view challenged I'd suggest you not post in BBS forums. That is what we do here.
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Yes, always. That's the way it's done. That's how I win arguments with my steer.
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If you read enough of his post instead of "selected" ones you will see my point. Question for you since I'm a Texan fan but not a texan. In Texas do you prove yourself right by trying to always prove others wrong? Just wondering.
Where you live do you prove yourself correct by making bold assertions with no evidence?

Rather than the vague referent you provided, I gave you a specific example and my opinion that it was typical of Caper's statements. Funny, since I didn't say it contradicted you that you drew that conclusion. Maybe it was obvious after all.
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