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Old 01-09-2014   #1081
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Does this mean Foster & Watt won't be in as many commercials?
If Foster doesn't turn his game around, commercials may be all he gets.
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Man, the tendency we, fans, have to overanalyze and nit-pick everything is amazing.

Edit: All that while we have almost no reliable information.
Yeah, especially if it came from that Seedoo Dippi chick. She makes stuff up. Just axe TK.
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I like this. There's a new sheriff in town. Attention to detail.
Me too. Have to let them know you're in charge.

Part of being a good coach is knowing who to chew out and who to pat on the back and when.
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now that's one I hadn't seen before
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Guess he's really emphasizing the "team" thing
What exactly do we have up that emphasizes individuals anyway? Serious question.

We were already a team with a focus on team anyway. We have some dumb players but I don't think we have any really selfish ones.
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What exactly do we have up that emphasizes individuals anyway? Serious question.

We were already a team with a focus on team anyway. We have some dumb players but I don't think we have any really selfish ones.
Do they have things like player of the week, DPOY awards on display?

Probowl jerseys?
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//http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkIh1R5utYI guess Leon isn't an on the FA watch list. Always thought this was a good one. Aint no "I" in Team...there aint no "We" either!
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The average age is nowhere close to 30. These guys in large part are very talented adolescents. This kind of stuff is not for players like AJ and JJ. It's for the 51 cats around them that need to be herded. A lot of them are maturely spending their time considering what speaker system and rims to have put on the Bentley they just spent their annual salary on.
Agreed. Kubiak's doghouse didn't work very well & sending three of them packing for smoking a cigar didn't seem to help much either.
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Speaking of Kubes....

He was in the checkout line at the supermarket this afternoon, right behind Mrs. Ghost.

He said hi (with a big smile), had a basketful of food......and a big pack of beer!
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Bill O'Brien dines with President George H.W. Bush
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Bill O'Brien's first week on the job continued Thursday with a special lunch.

The Texans' new head coach took a quick break and along with his wife Colleen and team founder/chairman/CEO Bob McNair, dined with President George H.W. Bush. The Commander-in-Chief from 1989-1993 is a regular at Reliant Stadium when the Texans play, and a friend of McNair's.
President Bush wanted to meet the new man in charge, and invited him to his Houston office.

"It was a lot of fun because Coach O'Brien had called his father and mother before he came over," McNair said Thursday. "He said 'Mom, Dad, you can't believe where I'm going. I'm going to have lunch with President Bush.'"
The O'Briens and McNair were also treated to a bit of the President's humor and sartorial individuality.

"Of course, the first thing he showed us were his socks," McNair said. "He was wearing Texans socks. He had to pull his pants up so we could see that and get a picture."
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Sorry, man, just couldn't resist.


Jordan's HOF speach said "There is no I in team but there is an I in WIN"


but yours is a good one too
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A pretty good read by Tanya Ganguli on our new coach.

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That kid was a young man headed toward a lifelong dream, one that has led him to becoming the Houston Texans’ third head coach in franchise history. He was already showing the traits he carried with him as a coach. A love of the game's strategy and a keen ability to make those around him feel good about themselves.
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Agreed. Kubiak's doghouse didn't work very well & sending three of them packing for smoking a cigar didn't seem to help much either.
So, is that what you think they were smoking?
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A pretty good read by Tanya Ganguli on our new coach.



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Of course it's not true. Pope Marshall has a tendency to wear "1950's era rose colored glasses".

But, far be it for the truth to remove those glasses:

Top Profanity in POTUS History

Turns out GW Bush loves the "f word". I think it's the most versatile of cuss words myself, being used as a noun, verb, adjective, etc., and it rhymes with so many other words that it's great for heavy metal and blues!



Turns out Mark Twain - you know, the American literary icon - LOVED to cuss. Had a special room just to do it in, too.

But my fav is Harry Truman. One of the last truly great presidents:



But hey, only "respectable folk" grow out of it.

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Like you said. It depends on what you consider respectable. You gave examples of none in my book.
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I'm guessing that people saw that Kubiak kept one or two of Capers' assistants - Marciano and Harris, I think - and assumed that that is how it's done. It's the "nice guy" way of doing things, in a lot of people's minds.

But, the truth is, O'Brien was well within reason to clean house and not get input from the current coaches. Had we gone, say, 8-8, then maybe I could see considering keeping a few more people.

But, 2-14? And losing 14 in a row?

Hell no.

Everybody and their mamma should have been fired.
But get a memory. This is also the same staff that led an 11-5 team to a second consecutive playoff victory. You can't ignore the good or the bad when it comes in the same package.

I for one will remember Kubiak as an honorable and capable coach who just ran out of time and the patience of fans and the FO. It was time for a change and it happened. Different circumstance are likely to produce different outcomes. I think he will be successful at his next project.
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But get a memory. This is also the same staff that led an 11-5 team to a second consecutive playoff victory. You can't ignore the good or the bad when it comes in the same package.

I for one will remember Kubiak as an honorable and capable coach who just ran out of time and the patience of fans and the FO. It was time for a change and it happened. Different circumstance are likely to produce different outcomes. I think he will be successful at his next project.
I have a memory. I remember those playoff wins.

I am saying that this staff failed, and should not be allowed to evaluate the current roster. They have done nothing to deserve the opportunity to do so.

Regarding Kubiak, I don't want to get into a circular argument, because everything said about him has been said; but, it should be noted that he did not "run out of time." He had 8 years. That's a lifetime in the NFL.
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Like you said. It depends on what you consider respectable. You gave examples of none in my book.
Fantastic. Once again, I find myself on the proper side of an issue because it's the opposite perspective of you.

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I have a memory. I remember those playoff wins.

I am saying that this staff failed, and should not be allowed to evaluate the current roster. They have done nothing to deserve the opportunity to do so.

Regarding Kubiak, I don't want to get into a circular argument, because everything said about him has been said; but, it should be noted that he did not "run out of time." He had 8 years. That's a lifetime in the NFL.
Never forget that the poster you quoted believes that two playoff appearances in 8 seasons and has a 2-14 season is "capable".
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OB on Mike & Mike this morning: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=10291631
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