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Old 03-16-2013   #1
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Default Player exodus due to lack of leadership

Someone has finally stepped up and offered an explanation for the Texans late season collapse. Looks like Kubiak and his coaches have possibly lost the locker room and there is dissention amongst the troops. This would certainly explain why FA's are fleeing like rats off a sinking ship and why we aren't hearing of any players restructuring contracts to keep the team together.


"Before Barwin left, he told SiriusXM radio the Texans' defense lacked leadership late in the season, that the unit didn't do enough to take pressure off the offense."

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spor...#ixzz2NlW14h6K
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Well I am sure Wade will be happy to hear that.
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Someone has finally stepped up and offered an explanation for the Texans late season collapse. Looks like Kubiak and his coaches have possibly lost the locker room and there is dissention amongst the troops. This would certainly explain why FA's are fleeing like rats off a sinking ship and why we aren't hearing of any players restructuring contracts to keep the team together.


"Before Barwin left, he told SiriusXM radio the Texans' defense lacked leadership late in the season, that the unit didn't do enough to take pressure off the offense."

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spor...#ixzz2NlW14h6K
Seriously?
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Default Re: Player exodus due to lack of leadership

I can't read the article because apparently I'm not a digital subscriber to the chron rag, which I never will be. I don't think I'm missing anything.
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Good job stepping up as a leader, Connor.
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Lacked leadership? I thought that's what the letterman jacket thing was all about? /sarcasm
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Good job stepping up as a leader, Connor.
Exactly what i came in to say...
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Sour grapes.

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I can't read the article because apparently I'm not a digital subscriber to the chron rag, which I never will be. I don't think I'm missing anything.
Just "Google" it (or "Bing" it or whatever search-browser software you are using), with a few key words from the story and you'll get past the blockers the Chron has in place to the full content of the article.
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Someone has finally stepped up and offered an explanation for the Texans late season collapse. Looks like Kubiak and his coaches have possibly lost the locker room and there is dissention amongst the troops. This would certainly explain why FA's are fleeing like rats off a sinking ship and why we aren't hearing of any players restructuring contracts to keep the team together.


"Before Barwin left, he told SiriusXM radio the Texans' defense lacked leadership late in the season, that the unit didn't do enough to take pressure off the offense."

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spor...#ixzz2NlW14h6K

Blah Blah Blah. Lacked leadership? Then step up and be a leader.
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Someone has finally stepped up and offered an explanation for the Texans late season collapse. Looks like Kubiak and his coaches have possibly lost the locker room and there is dissention amongst the troops.
I will say that while I have no idea if this is true, I wouldn't be surprised.
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I will say that while I have no idea if this is true, I wouldn't be surprised.
I will say it's big of him to shoulder some of the blame for the collapse. It would be much easier to just point at Schaub and Kubiak's offense for not scoring and constantly putting them in a bad position with little rest.
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Player exodus due to lack of $$$$ to keep them.
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Player exodus due to lack of $$$$ to keep them.
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This, leadership starts at the top.

And terrible cap management.

Wonder who is at fault their? Rick/Olson? Blame whoever you want, but if Rick is the head of the org. Unless BoB and Cal handle this part of the org. Doubtful?

BoB sets the direction and hopefully Rick has done a terible job excuting BoB's vision. If this is so, it's time for Rick to go.
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Injuries last year mandated many changes in the D that would have otherwise not have been implemented. Sounds like there may have been a little element of sour grapes that he was utilized in such a way that was to help benefit the team rather than his stats.

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The stats may be deceiving when it comes to newly-acquired outside linebacker Connor Barwin.

The former Texan racked up 11 1/2 sacks in 2011, then saw that number dip to three this past season.

Meeting with local reporters for the first time Friday, Barwin filled in some of the blanks.

“I played opposite of Mario Williams two years ago, and then he got hurt and I took over Mario’s spot and played the open side outside linebacker and had a lot of success there,” he said. “Last year because of injuries we had at linebacker I bounced back and forth and played both positions and kind of had to move around. The sack numbers weren’t there but the pressures and the hits were all there and the tackles were more from the year before.”

On the open side, the outside linebacker was asked to rush the passer almost exclusively, whereas there are more coverage responsibilities at SAM. And according to Barwin, Houston linebackers had to change their overall approach in 2012.

“We had to drop more, we had problems at inside linebacker, we had to cover up certain things on the outside,” he said. “The year before we rushed every time. Last year we had to bump the tight end before we could rush, and anyone that rushes the passer knows that’s going to slow down your rush.”
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This is like a chef saying that the food didn't taste right.
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I'm as down on the Texans as anybody, but I will never understand a former player, of such low quality by the way, openly going on record with the media to take shots at the team.

You finally end up seeing the measure of those men when they leave and by what they say on their way out.

This is akin to leaving your employer and sending an all-staff email to tell everyone what's wrong with the company and how much better it is at your next job.

I'm glad to have confirmation that he's a worthless piece of dog ****.

The only downside is that he still ends up getting overpayed. I hope he sucks as bad as he did for us, then let him see how friendly Philly is toward him.
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Default Re: Player exodus due to lack of leadership

Completely agree. This team lacks leaders in the worst way. Watt did his best impression, but being a 2nd year player doesnt do much for veteran guys. Ed Reed would work wonders on this team due to that fact. A 4 star general amongst a bunch of privates.
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Not sure why folks are upset with him. He is saying exactly what many here have said. The lack of leadership was rather obvious and why some are okay with the idea of signing Ed Reed despite his loss in some skill. Leadership was obviously lacking in certain games and situations. So I have no issue with him stating the obvious.

I do think he is a bit delusional about his play. Plain and simple, it sucked. The pressures, the hits, none of it was 'there' as he put it. And when you have single blocking because Watt demands double team and even Antonio Smith got a bit of attention then something is wrong. Wish him luck in Philly but he was as much of the issues as the lack of leadership.

As for losing free agents, it has nothing to do with leadership and everything to do with money. This is a business after all and if someone is going to offer you more money then 9 times out of 10 you will leave. We do it as workers and so do they. Some of our free agents got overpaid so what do you expect?
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Woodson'll fix that.
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