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Old 01-28-2014   #501
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Again, that's one season. There's 5 season previous to that where the results were much better.



That's interesting, and I saw that someone else made essentially the same comment. Where are you seeing that?
From his Tweets

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Terrible RT @Zepp1978: #Texans RT @alexmarvez: Source tells @FOXSports that Paul Dunn is @HoustonTexans new offensive line coach
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he was there my senior year but coached? RT @PatDStat: @CSpencer77 did he coach you at Pitt?
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You? Yeah me too... RT @jasonmcmeekin: @PatDStat @CSpencer77 now I'm really concerned
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You mean that in a 6 year tenure 5 winning seasons, 4 playoff seasons, 5 seasons of being in the top 10 in the league in the fewest sacks allowed, and 4 seasons of having an RB that's top 10 in the league (yards per game) warrants a comment like that?
Dunn was an assistant until 2012 when he took over the OL...
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The season has been a rocky one at best. The Falcons offensive line has been inconsistent from week to week. While there has been a gradual improvement, they have proved to be the Falcons' biggest liability.
In 2013 Falcons were 32nd in rushing, 30th in Pass Blocking Efficiency, and 31st in Offensive Line rankings.

So yeah, the facts warrant the comment. ATL got worse under Dunn.
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Thanks - obviously hadn't seen any of those.
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Thanks - obviously hadn't seen any of those.
No worries. I just wish he'd give an explanation to why he feels that way.
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Dunn was an assistant until 2012 when he took over the OL...


In 2013 Falcons were 32nd in rushing, 30th in Pass Blocking Efficiency, and 31st in Offensive Line rankings.

So yeah, the facts warrant the comment. ATL got worse under Dunn.
ugh... Yuck. Like HOU-TEX, I have felt pretty good about his asst. coaches after reading about them...except this one. Not impressed, but hopefully the dude will elevate his coaching under O'Brien.

It is so critical that the Texans have a solid offensive line that this hire kinda' puts some worry into next season. If they draft a rookie QB and start him immediately, I don't like the parallels to another rookie QB that we all know and love who ended up with FPS [Fetal Position Syndrome] to the point he would sack himself because the line was so swiss cheesy.
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http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2013/12...offensive-line

Nice piece on understanding some of the '13 OL woes of the falcons. Can't say it makes me feel much better about this hire however.
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ugh... Yuck. Like HOU-TEX, I have felt pretty good about his asst. coaches after reading about them...except this one. Not impressed, but hopefully the dude will elevate his coaching under O'Brien.
I think we all know Dunn wasn't OB's first, second, or even third choice.

Can't always get what you want.
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I hope McNair sees Tillman's complaining and bans this clown from doing the preseason games.
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I hope McNair sees Tillman's complaining and bans this clown from doing the preseason games.
Wrong Spencer.
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Wrong Spencer.
That's it...... I'm banning myself from posting for 24 hours.
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That's it...... I'm banning myself from posting for 24 hours.
If its any consolation I don't know who the other Spencer is and why his opinion is so damn important.
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If its any consolation I don't know who the other Spencer is and why his opinion is so damn important.
Charles Spencer? Texans 3rd round pick in 2006. The dude who started out extremely promising until a run-in with the Dayne-train (very) prematurely ended his career?

He played under Dunn in his last year at Pitt. Why would his opinion not be notable?
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I just don't like how we go from ferentz, to Munchak, then back to Ferentz but in the end wind up with a Falcons castoff.
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Have to think McNair holding out for Munchak forced OB to wait on selecting his own guy. Ferentz may have tired of the back-and-forth.

If it turns out to have been a bad hire I expect OB to can him quickly and move on. Too bad we can't get Dante Scarnecchia to come be a part time QC guy here for a year.
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Charles Spencer? Texans 3rd round pick in 2006. The dude who started out extremely promising until a run-in with the Dayne-train (very) prematurely ended his career?

He played under Dunn in his last year at Pitt. Why would his opinion not be notable?
Now that I know who he is, it helps. I also questioned the hiring anywhoo.
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George Godsey -- QBs
Paul Dunn -- OL
Stan Hixon -- WRs
Charles London -- RBs
??? -- TEs

Romeo Crennel -- DC
Bill Kollar -- DL
Mike Vrabel -- LBs
John Butler/Anthony Midget -- DBs

Bob Ligashesky/Doug Colman -- STs

Craig Fitzgerald -- Strength & Conditioning
Jim Bernhardt -- QC
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George Godsey -- QBs
Paul Dunn -- OL
Stan Hixon -- WRs
Charles London -- RBs
??? -- TEs


Romeo Crennel -- DC
Bill Kollar -- DL
Mike Vrabel -- LBs
John Butler/Anthony Midget -- DBs

Bob Ligashesky/Doug Colman -- STs

Craig Fitzgerald -- Strength & Conditioning
Jim Bernhardt -- QC
Maybe it's just me but his offensive staff seems a bit underwhelming. Still in in a wait and see mode with this whole thing.
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I think we all know Dunn wasn't OB's first, second, or even third choice.

Can't always get what you want.
Anyone know who was his 2nd or 3rd choice for OL coach may have been? I was wondering why he didn't go after Bruce Mathews. He was Munch's OL coach at Tenn for the last few years.
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Anyone know who was his 2nd or 3rd choice for OL coach may have been? I was wondering why he didn't go after Bruce Mathews. He was Munch's OL coach at Tenn for the last few years.
Didn't Ferentz come in for a second interview? Or rumored to?

I think he wanted someone with more experience coaching than Matthews has.
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I think we all know Dunn wasn't OB's first, second, or even third choice.

Can't always get what you want.
But did we get what we need? Too important a coaching position for this team to be guessing.
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I prefer to be Patriots South rather than Denver South. That system keeps being a success Patriots keep going to the playoffs and contending year in year out. Shannahan couldnt keep a job lol.
I'd really prefer to be HOUSTON than ANYTHING ELSE - South.
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