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Old 11-14-2013   #361
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At least we don't have to worry about him possibly making us look foolish again
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ND Kalu said this morning on his radio show that Reed's agent had requested a release from Rick Smith, and Reed opening his mouth was a way to tweak Smith into making it happen.

If so, my perception that the franchise has been played like a fiddle twice this year by Reed appears to be true.

Kalu also echoed my sentiment in this thread. You hire a leader who is known to be vocal in the past, so do not be surprised if said leader is vocal in bad times, as well. That's what leaders are often about, brutal honesty. And that's never been the "Texans way".

Now just speculation, Kalu and Koch were talking to Keenan McCardell about the effects of this on the locker room during a losing season. They all agreed it puts a chill on players and lets them know that their opinions are neither invited nor valued by the front office and coaching staff.

Keenan McCardell also confirmed there is a "Texans way" and every player is advised about it when they join the franchise. McCardell played for Kubiak's Texans in off-season 2007, so he does have some experience to reflect on, fwiw. (btw, he's not bitter and likes Kubiak, so it was more analysis than criticism. For instance, New England also has the "Patriots way", like many other teams.)
After the Dunta Robinson episode and simple observation of Rick Smith and his stealthy, reactionary leadership for many years, I think many of us can see this kind of corporate sanitation that may work well for accounting firms or administration of Cogeneration systems but it doesn't work for performance art. You gotta have talent to be in the talent business, and you have to let your talent have creative space. In the NFL you gotta have talented Players, Coaches and Administrators.

That said, there are two problems with our current situation. The first one is that Rick Smith isn't leading this organization because he is way too much of a figurehead. Too many people telling him what to do. Gary hired him and he is handcuffed by his deal with the devil to get this job. Rick took the job with understanding that Kubiak is going to have a ton of power. No job otherwise I'm sure. McNair tells Smith to court Reed, even pulls out the corporate jet. Rick Smith doesn't own his nuts. One is in Kubiak's hands and the other is in the Owner's grip or at least micromanaged and sanitized into being a caricature of itself.

Problem two: Running with ND Kalu's insight and Keenan McCardell's confirmation the Texans have a league wide reputation/perception problem and not just a locker room problem. You can get players to play ball without micromanaging everything. A relaxed atmosphere is hard to obtain when you have too many handlers. The Texans need a top down organization that has thicker skin. You can go about this in many ways, but the current configuration isn't a winning formula unless you consider passive-aggressive, figure head GM's with no real power a good model for a NFL franchise.
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ed reed is a jet!.just before their game with the Ravens..........
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ed reed is a jet!.just before their game with the Ravens..........
Jets are 5-4 and could still make the playoffs.

Watch him make us look like idiots ...
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ed reed is a jet!.just before their game with the Ravens..........
The Jets are paying him $400k from what I hear. He robbed us.
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Jets are 5-4 and could still make the playoffs.

Watch him make us look like idiots ...
I think he already did that...
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ed reed is a jet!.just before their game with the Ravens..........
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Is it wrong that I hope Ed Reed plays awesome thus making our FO and coaching staff look even worse than they already do?
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Jets are 5-4 and could still make the playoffs.

Watch him make us look like idiots ...
The Texans were an 0-7 team with Ed Reed playing. I don't really care what he does for the Jets.
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Jets are 5-4 and could still make the playoffs...
And that's why he's gone. He saw the S.S. Texans was a sinking ship and forced his way out to play some meaningful ball -- if he can play on that walker we gave him. At his age, can't blame him I guess.
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He's going back to a system he knows and that will create turnovers. Wade's defense just doesn't create interceptions.
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He's going back to a system he knows and that will create turnovers. Wade's defense just doesn't create interceptions.
ints are hard to come by when your dbs never look for the ball
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ints are hard to come by when your dbs never look for the ball
DBs are always man to man and in a trail technique. No opportunities to jump routes.

When was the last time a Texan DB or LB was able to jump a route or trick an opposing QB by lurking in a zone? It sure happens a bunch against the Texans.
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Is it wrong that I hope Ed Reed plays awesome thus making our FO and coaching staff look even worse than they already do?
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He's going back to a system he knows and that will create turnovers. Wade's defense just doesn't create interceptions.
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2013 - Texans 29th, Packers 32nd
2012 - Texans 14th, Packers 8th
2011 - Texans 13th, Packers 1st

Systems stay the same and get very different results.
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Is it wrong that I hope Ed Reed plays awesome thus making our FO and coaching staff look even worse than they already do?
this is my feelings as well
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Is it wrong that I hope Ed Reed plays awesome thus making our FO and coaching staff look even worse than they already do?
i hope we win out, the jets lose out and reed goes 0-14 this season. hiding medical issues, playing bad enough to get benched for shiloh keo, and infecting the locker room ... i'd like to see reed knocked down a peg.
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Travis Johnson just said on 610 that Ed and wade didn't get along. He said that Ed didn't feel he was being used correctly and that wade's defensive play calling was suspect/too basic. TJ said wade only calls around 3 defensive plays all game.

Which is plausible since we play so much man.
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Travis Johnson just said on 610 that Ed and wade didn't get along. He said that Ed didn't feel he was being used correctly and that wade's defensive play calling was suspect/too basic. TJ said wade only calls around 3 defensive plays all game.

Which is plausible since we play so much man.
That explains why we get creamed in the 2nd half of games . Of course Ed said that and got canned .
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