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So basically we've got a college coaching staff for the first time coaching an NFL team. Anybody a little nervous about that experiment ?
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So basically we've got a college coaching staff for the first time coaching an NFL team. Anybody a little nervous about that experiment ?
Nope. Breath of fresh air IMO.
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So basically we've got a college coaching staff for the first time coaching an NFL team. Anybody a little nervous about that experiment ?
Our OC and DC are NFL vets at those very positions.
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So basically we've got a college coaching staff for the first time coaching an NFL team. Anybody a little nervous about that experiment ?
I'll be nervous when they start doing stupid stuff.

At this point, they haven't had time to be stupid.
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Our OC and DC are NFL vets at those very positions.
The DC is certainly a long-time NFL Vet coach, but the OC is also a rookie NFL HC. Then there's the DLine coach holdover from the Kubiak regime, but who else has NFL coaching experience on the staff ?
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The DC is certainly a long-time NFL Vet coach, but the OC is also a rookie NFL HC. Then there's the DLine coach holdover from the Kubiak regime, but who else has NFL coaching experience on the staff ?
Most of them:

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Who is Jim Leavitt?

Do you know Kris Richard?

How about Tyke Tolbert? Geep Christ? Al Holcomb? Mike Groh?

Does the fact that you have to Google them have any bearing on whether they're good at their job or not?
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The DC is certainly a long-time NFL Vet coach, but the OC is also a rookie NFL HC. Then there's the DLine coach holdover from the Kubiak regime, but who else has NFL coaching experience on the staff ?
O-Line Coach
QB Coach
ST Coach
Receivers Coach
RB Coach
Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach

Throw in the fact that two of the assistants with no NFL coaching experience have NFL playing experience, and add in the three coaches you already mentioned, and hopefully there's enough NFL experience on board for them to find their way.

And echoing an earlier comment that some new (to the NFL) blood could be refreshing, consider that the asst. coach who may have generated the most excitement on this board (Mike Vrabel) has no NFL coaching experience, and the one who appears to have generated the most skepticism - if not out and out dislike - (Paul Dunn) has spent the past six seasons coaching the Atlanta Falcons.
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Know what? Screw it!

Fire BOB! Bring back Kubiak!
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Know what? Screw it!

Fire BOB! Bring back Kubiak!



You beat me to it. I was gonna post the same thing.
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I like the way the defensive staff shaped up. I'm interested to see what Vrabel can do with the LB corps. That is, once we have them all. Butler seems to know what he's doing when it comes to secondary. From what I've read on him.

To me, the offensive staff is a huge unknown. I'm not too excited about the Dunn hire, but the rest are mysteries.

I just hope O'Brien's not biting off more than he can chew as an NFL newbie HC.
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So basically we've got a college coaching staff for the first time coaching an NFL team. Anybody a little nervous about that experiment ?
Hey you guys wanted a fresh new staff, and I think you got it. Too late to back out now. The way the Texans played last year, I can think of a number of College teams who could have beat them, so things can only get better.

I think the bigger question is what does the staff look like and coach like in year 2 and 3. Anyone expecting a Super Bowl turn around this year is more than a bit optimistic if not delusional.
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If the Texans are even half-assed next season you're not going to care where the coaching staff came from because it'll be an improvement over last year. Really the eye opening will probably come around this time next year, and if any of the coaching staff is let go because of their unit underperforming. I'm not very thrilled that O'Brien wants to be the OC and HC on his first gig, but having a guy like Crennel on the other side should give him some leeway in that regard.
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So, how many teams with a staff of NFL experienced coaches miss the playoffs every year? I don't need experience, I need results. I say more power to 'em.
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Mike Vrabel might be, under the tutelage of Romeo Crennel, the long term answer for the DC position in Houston, according to NFL Insiders (ESPN)...
  • "Vrabel was the smartest player I've ever been around in my time in the NFL," Field Yates.

  • "I could say without question that he, [Vrabel], was the smartest defensive football player I ever played with," Tedy Bruschi.

  • He was known for his athleticism and leadership. He played with an edge, yet was perhaps defined by his intelligence. Holley wrote how coaches were continually surprised at the amazing recall Vrabel had of formations and tendencies of opponents.

    “During his Patriots career, there was no player more respected for his football intellect and revered for his leadership by his teammates than Mike,” Belichick said in a statement Monday. “He was elected a team captain by his peers and is a player who I think everyone knew was destined to become a coach after his NFL playing career was over.

    “Mike Vrabel is as well-suited for coaching as any player I have ever coached. He has a tremendous feel for people, players, coaches and what his team needs regardless of the situation. He is outstanding in his knowledge of the game, which contributed to his excellence as a player. I have no doubt Mike will develop tough, intelligent, fundamentally sound winners.”

  • “He is a champion in every sense of the word and I’m confident all of these qualities will make him a great coach,” Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli said Monday. “I cannot overstate my respect for him as a person and a football player. If there were a Hall of Champions, Mike Vrabel would be a first ballot selection. ”
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Yep, no doubt the grouping of Crennel, Kollar and Vrabel is pretty damn exciting.

You'd have to think we will see marked improvement out of the front 7 which should, consequently, make the secondary's life easier.
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