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Old 11-20-2005   #1
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Default Casserly Passing the Buck-Fire Him!

Here is a link to Richard Justice's blog. I wish he would turn this into a regular column for publication in the Chronicle and explore the Texans' drafting in more detail. More specifically, he should talk about how the drafting by the Colts and Steelers has been even better than the Texans' when you factor in that the Colts and Steelers have been picking much later in each round than the Texans have been.

Justice should also analyze the trade for P. Burnt and how the Texans gave up a 2nd and 3rd round pick for that castoff from the Raiders. I wonder if Casserly wants to blame the coaches for that one, too.

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice...g_the_tex.html
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He makes some good points, certainly Casserly has been a failure. However, the blame can't be placed solely on him. The coaching staff has as much to do with this as the GM. Several players from this team have moved on to make contributions to good teams. This coaching staff simply makes good players look bad. Remember when Andre, Domanick and Dunta looked like Pro Bowl calibur players?
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Couldn't get the link to work.

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice

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I've reposted the link. You may need to be registered with the Chronicle's website to access the article, so I've copied and pasted the relevant excerpt.


http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice...g_the_tex.html

Casserly's drafts and Coach Fran
People can be so cruel. For instance, there was the time a Washington Redskins coach offered a tough assessment of his general manager.

That general manager's name was Charley Casserly, but you didn't hear that from me.

"Pittsburgh has three times as many scouts as we do, and they still draft better than we do," the coach said. "Why don't we have some of our scouts follow the Pittsburgh scouts around? It's not like we'd do any worse."

He suggested a sportswriter pass that suggestion along. The sportswriter declined.
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Default A harsh look at Sunday by Justice:

Why the Texans lose...

• Someone has been writing that coaching hasn't been a problem in recent weeks, that the issue is a lack of talent. That someone has changed his mind.

• There's no defense for what happened Sunday night. The Texans weren't ready to play, and that's a reflection of a poor job by the coaching staff.

• David Carr fumbled a third-down snap on the opening drive. Dumb.

• Andre Johnson commits a penalty to take his team out of field goal range. Dumb.

• Phillip Buchanon either can't or won't tackle. Why hasn't he been released? Why haven't the people who acquired him been fired?

• Why doesn't Derick Armstrong play more? The personnel department hasn't found many good players. Why are the coaches refusing to play one of the few?

• Gary Walker angrily stalks the sidelines. Why was he mad? Did someone ask why he'd had just 1.5 sacks in three seasons? Pretty poor production for the huge signing bonus he got.

• Chad Stanley can't hold a snap from center on a field-goal try late in the second quarter. Dumb.

• No matter what you think of the play calling or the effort by WR Cory Bradford, that was a terrible throw by Carr at the end of the first half. Because the pass protection is so bad, the offense has been quickened to the point that nothing has time to develop.

• They couldn't even get lined up deep in Kansas City territory in the second half and had to burn a timeout. Dumb.

• Other than pass protection and play-calling, which was limited by the personnel, these issues are coaching issues. If you're going to make a case that head coach Dom Capers should be retained and only GM Charley Casserly fired, you're on your own.

• And the knuckleheads get in a fight late in the game. Why didn't they show some fight in the first half? Dumb.

• If Capers is told to clean out his office Monday morning, he'd get no argument from me. Casserly can stay long enough to have Thanksgiving Dinner in the cafeteria. Then he goes, too.

• It's time to start over.

http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/
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Hey whats up with this late game fight what happened? i left the game when it was half time..
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"Because the pass protection is so bad, the offense has been quickened to the point that nothing has time to develop."

At the end of the season, I think that'll be the tagline to every single game.
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It would help if they'd open a whole for the RB and let him develope.
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It would help if they'd open a whole for the RB and let him develope.
Well, we've had a couple games this season where we've had a good running game, but we haven't won those contests. On the other hand, we've never won a game in which we allowed 45 points. Or even 32 points.
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I liked it when we had 4th and 1 and went with the 4 wideout spread and ran it. Wow, that was bad.
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Here is an interesting tidbit...
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If first-year Vikings owner Zygi Wilf were to make the ultimate move for fans and hand the keys to the franchise to ex-Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf,who wants back into the NFL, it could cost nearly $4 million a year. Vikings executives have only this season left on their contracts, and Wolf could start fresh with his own people.

Word within the NFL is that the Houston Texans are interested in Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski.
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...s/13214471.htm
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Why the Texans lose...

• Phillip Buchanon either can't or won't tackle. Why hasn't he been released? Why haven't the people who acquired him been fired?


http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/
See: Tony Hollings
See: Bennie Joppru

Casserly doesn't want to admit to making a mistake.
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I don't know anything about Rob Brzezinski of the Vikings. Before this year, the Vikings were generally pretty good, but I don't know how good they've been at drafting and trading. Does anyone have any thoughts about that guy?

Personally, I'd be more interested if McNair hired Jimmy Johnson or Ron Wolf.
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And let the rumors begin (or continue). Considering the Texans are likely in the market for a new head coach and GM, I have a feeling this stuff make the annual draft threads look sane.

fwiw, I emailed Risk Gosselin the other day and here's what he had to say about Wolf:

"I'd be surprised if he comes back. He's retired, living in Annapolis and loves it there. He's had some opportunities in the last few years and has passed on them. I'd hire Ron Wolf in a second if he said he wanted to come back. But I think he's had his fill of the NFL. The game has changed from the game he knew. The salary cap & free agency make it more difficult to maintain what you build. And there was no better builder...
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I still say Casserly is not the problem. We have had excellent talent from the draft, but the coaching staff has simply destoyed the talent we have. The schemes we play, the game plans we utilize, you name it and it has been bad. Until I see a new set of coaches handling what we have and suggesting to Casserly what we need, I will give him a pass. I firmly believe that everything that has happened to this ball club is a function of Pendry, Capers and Fangio. Its unfair to blame the fans, the players, the owner, or Casserly for this debacle. The owner takes blame simply because he won't say enough is enough, particularly in light of what he said last December. He bought the Capers - Pendry solution hook line and sinker. They sold him a bill of goods and he's simply scared to cut and run. It won't hurt very long if he does. We have some very good players on this ball club, but they are not being used effectively and won't be until this set of coaches is gone. The one exception I believe is Marciano. I believe he should be kept as our current interim coach and everyone else should be fired as of yesterday. Bring is some temps and get the job done for the rest of the season. Heck we might surprise some people. Again, I BELIEVE WE HAVE A LOT OF TALENT ON THIS BALL CLUB. THAT TALENT WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AS LONG AS THIS COACHING STAFF IS HERE.
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was it just me or did anyone else notice during the game shots of McNair with arms folded, seemingly scowling, sandwiched between former President Bush jabbering away & Charlie Casserly endlessly feeding his face like in some altered state of depression or avoidence to the gravity of the situtuation on the field? very surreal, just like this season
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When Buchanon got hurt trying to make a tackle, I commented to the guy next to me that when they get him off the field he will tell the coach, "That's why I avoid making tackles coach, it hurts to do that"

Way too many things are going wrong on this team. Its a little confusing since the first three season looked much better.

The defense used to keep the team in the game, and sometimes even scored.

During the off season most of the changes were made on defense, despite the obvious fact that is was the offense that needed more help. Now the defense is as pathetic as the offense. Whoever was part of the moves during the offseason needs to go.

I think Bob M is finding out that just being rich, and a nice guy, doesn't mean you are qualified to be an NFL owner. He has some tough decisions to make, wish he new a bit more about football so he could make the right ones.
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I think Bob M is finding out that just being rich, and a nice guy, doesn't mean you are qualified to be an NFL owner. He has some tough decisions to make, wish he new a bit more about football so he could make the right ones.

You don't become as rich as McNair is from being a nice guy. He's a sharp business man and he'll get rid of anybody who is not doing their job.
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You don't become as rich as McNair is from being a nice guy. He's a sharp business man and he'll get rid of anybody who is not doing their job.

I think we should fire McNair too for hiring Casserly and Capers!

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