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Old 08-04-2006   #1
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Good read, i've been waitng for this. He's one of the rare writers with a brain.
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Some of us mentioned that he was coddled, treated with kid gloves, et al, and most of us were excoriated by the Carr crew. But, all in all, it's like a new life for Carr as far as I am concerned. It's like being born again. I for one, am going to basically start fresh in my evualtions of him, as if he was a rookie. Let's see what he can do this year, and we will go from there. Good article!
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I for one, am going to basically start fresh in my evualtions of him, as if he was a rookie. Let's see what he can do this year, and we will go from there.
I did that for the entire team. Maybe not the rookie part, but you get my drift.
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http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/train...umnist%3dsmith

this is another article by smith he put out today, but its an insider article... so if anyone has insider they should go check it out, and be nice and repost it here
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Carr has almost everything he needs to succeed this year, although our offensive line and running back is a concern. But it's not a perfect world and he will need to prove to people that he can get it done. I don't expect us to be .500 this year, but I do expect great things from this new scheme as far as improvement. Carr needs to throw 20 TD's this year and have more TD's than INT to gain the respect of fans. He does that and we are in the playoffs next year.
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Great article, from ESPN, and great post let's see what happens.....now
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For those of us who don't, can you summarize?
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Carr has almost everything he needs to succeed this year, although our offensive line and running back is a concern.
I know pass blocking is the cool thing to talk about, but I think our run blocking will be very good this year. That will be some help.
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Thankyou........ that is the best thing I've read all summer..........
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Nice read. An article about the Texans that actually gave us some insight. I can't wait to see what Peter King has to say about the Texans. I respect him the most out of any football writer.
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Hardly endears me to Carr--to know that this guy was babied by Capers and Carr (he acknowledged that fact) let it happen for 4 years? What about having to look your teammates in the face or being professional and proactive in trying to improve? No surprise that this guy hasn't been embraced as a leader because a leader wouldn't have to be prodded to become a better player. Sound like Carr sandbagged his azz off because he knew that he could. Talk about a paycheck player...pfft.

If Smith's column does anything, it only galvanizes what I believe Carr is all about based on his performance thus far. This article is as incriminating as anything that has been said about Casserly or Capers' foolhearted belief in his BS "system" (what a misnomer).

**I'm putting on my snorkel for the countless homers on this board who will attempt to drown me in the same pro-Carr rhetoric you've heard for the last 3 years. Some of you are worse that Chicago Cubs fans.**
Sit back and watch. And then grab a fork when we bring you a big plate of crow to eat in about two months.

If you knew as much about this topic as you proclaim, you'd know that Carr honored Capers and did what he was told to do...NOT lone-rangering his job at QB like so many characterless punks do these days. Carr didn't perform because he was one man up against a highly incapable coaching staff who, in my opinion, were worse at gameplanning than a 12-year-old on Madden '06...I swear, a 12-year-old who's been playing Madden could call better plays, and anticipate the other team's tendencies better than Capers and Fangio. Heck, Capers doesn't even get to install his own version of defense in Miami...he's been told to sit there and relay the calls, a very demeaning demotion for a guy who was head of our football program for four years.

You base your evaluation on Carr's "performance" when you never even mention or seem to recognize what Michael Smith of ESPN has recognized: "Every player realizes who poorly coached they were last year, and EVERY player (to a man) expresses supreme confidence in Kubiak even though they have yet to play a game."

Yeah, we're a bunch of homers....of course, if you had been around for the past few years on this board you would have seen lots of us who bashed Carr like you are.....only to come around at some point and realize that the entire team suffered under such incompetency the likes of which will be very easy to see when we roll onto the field soon.

Don't worry, at some point you'll see the light, too. Just takes some people longer than others. But go ahead and hold your grudge against the QB...he's always the one who gets the glory or the blame in football. It's always the QBs fault, isn't it?

Well, the whole team stunk and that's changing RAPIDLY. Take the time to read all the coverage and then mentally time warp yourself back to this time last year...try and make a mental image in your head of last year's practices vs. this year's practices. Heck, take a look at the rosters for that matter. That's enough all by itself.
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Carr has almost everything he needs to succeed this year, although our offensive line and running back is a concern. But it's not a perfect world and he will need to prove to people that he can get it done. I don't expect us to be .500 this year, but I do expect great things from this new scheme as far as improvement. Carr needs to throw 20 TD's this year and have more TD's than INT to gain the respect of fans. He does that and we are in the playoffs next year.

I know I've predicted us to win the AFC South this year...... and a little bit of that is tongue and cheek..... but I honestly expect us to sweep the Jags(good D, but seriously overrated as a team), and the Titans....

Depending on how the Colts handle that thing with Peyton sending the kicking team off the field in the playoffs, they might be in a lot of turmoil. So I can see us winning at least one against them.

And as bad as we were last year, I think we stopped ourselves from scoring more than any other team did. I think we'll be better than okay in '06..... We still have our core....... at least three of our OLine is going to be starting, DD should be back, hopefully our full back, plus our run blocking will get him 5+ yards past the LOS before any one can touch him, and he can play all year.

Like Michael Smith said, Andre & Moulds gives Houston two #1 recievers, with Putz keeping the safeties honest, and DD & Cook being recieving threats out of the backfield...... to occupy the underneath coverage......

Man I'm really excited about '06...
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Hardly endears me to Carr--to know that this guy was babied by Capers and Carr (he acknowledged that fact) let it happen for 4 years? What about having to look your teammates in the face or being professional and proactive in trying to improve? No surprise that this guy hasn't been embraced as a leader because a leader wouldn't have to be prodded to become a better player. Sound like Carr sandbagged his azz off because he knew that he could. Talk about a paycheck player...pfft.

If Smith's column does anything, it only galvanizes what I believe Carr is all about based on his performance thus far. This article is as incriminating as anything that has been said about Casserly or Capers' foolhearted belief in his BS "system" (what a misnomer).

**I'm putting on my snorkel for the countless homers on this board who will attempt to drown me in the same pro-Carr rhetoric you've heard for the last 3 years. Some of you are worse that Chicago Cubs fans.**
He didn't sandbag anything, man.

That's what you WANT to see so that you can act as if you are diagnosing a problem that nobody else can see.

All the head coaching candidates said Carr is the man, and Kubiak definitely thinks he is the man. And a billionaire thinks he is the man. And you, with all of ONE post, who has absolutely no hand in NFL operations, sits there and rag the guy and then rag us for cheering our guy.

Wake up, man: He's the QB. If you want to see us succeed, you'll stop the "I'm smarter than you are" act and get on board with the very real fact that the Texans' success is directly tied to the success of David Carr. The two are inseparable.

Of course, I guess you can always root for him to fail so that he gets thrown off the team...and that's what puzzles me about the anti-Car crowd. They actually want us to lose and suffer so they can be proven right. And yet you say WE are stupid for rooting for his success, for believing in the guy.

Amazing.
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Excellent article: It's about time someone in the national spotlight says something positive about our boys.
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I have always liked David Carr and respected him but always thought the coaching staff was full of crap. Yeah they got us going but man last year they were predictable. I would sit at home and almost could call the same game because I knew what they were going to do and I can only imgaine the other team. I could even guess what the other team was going to do because they would do it over and over and we would keep falling for it. It is about time we have a coach and a staff that has guts and will get in everyone's face and tell them how it is. I don't like how Carr just didn't become a leader but all can be forgiven if he stands up this year and becomes a leader. I want to see some fire in him this year. Go Texans .500 in 06 would be nice.
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