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Old 09-08-2008   #1
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Default What move would you make?

If you were a member of the Texan's coaching staff, what one change would you advocate making for next week's game? For the fun of it, lets stick with realistic alternatives - no one on the coaching staff is likely to get fired after one week and, while I think having Payton would improve our team, I don't think Rick Smith is going to pull off that transaction.

I like our coaching staff's commitment to what they are doing - but sometimes, you have to just shake things up.

I would vote for a suggestion that I saw on Zierlein's blog - Take Travis Johnson out of the starting line up and replace him with a bigger body, whether that is Zgonina or Robinson.

Our run defense has been an issue. Niether Amobi or Travis can hold their ground in the trenches. Lets put a bigger body in their to hold the line of attack, and in doing so, allow Amobi to make a push and disrupt. On obvious passing downs, you go back to Amobi and Travis and maybe take out Amobi on short yardage situations.
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Hire Tanya Harding as Richard Smith's assistant.


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Activate Frank Okam and let him and TJ clog some holes inside. Throw Amobi at DE at practice and see how quickly he can get off the snap. He's got a good first step, couldn't hurt. I'm sure he would do no less than Weaver.

Cut Ahman.
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Activate Frank Okam and let him and TJ clog some holes inside. Throw Amobi at DE at practice and see how quickly he can get off the snap. He's got a good first step, couldn't hurt. I'm sure he would do no less than Weaver.

Cut Ahman.
I suggested this following the Dallas game I believe. TJ and Okam in the middle or TJ and one of the other defensive tackles, whoever wants to step up and win a job. Then move Okoye out to the side opposite Mario and see what shakes loose.

Start Wilson over Reeves. Hope Bennett gets his game back on following a bad day in Pittsburgh (NOTE: I did not say Bennett was a bust or is only good enough to be a nickel back or any abstract crap like that).

Start Slaton, back him up with Taylor and Walker and run the ball all day long. The only thing that will help our running game is reps so do it. Start looking for another running back on every practice squad in the league. Start looking through the free agents (like they're doing now I guess) and find that guy who is friggin hungry and wants to play. He's out there.
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Default Re: What move would you make?

I would cut Ahman. It's been a cute little experiment, but dude can't stay healthy. I would have cut Chris Brown too, same reason.

I would fire or demote Richard Smith. Same scheme, same talent, but if the talent isn't going to improve anytime soon, you have to change up the system to try and get something out of what you have. Perhaps Smith believes this vanilla scheme hides the weaknesses on defense, but that's a big huge mistake, because the defense has seemingly gotten worse and no adjustments or shake ups have been made to get things going in a different direction. I don't think it's too early to pull the trigger on getting rid of Smith...if we have what we had last year, but worse, then you have to do something drastic.
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Activate Okam and give him an all access pass to Golden Corral

Whatever suppliments Mario is on, have him share with the other guys
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Whatever suppliments Mario is on, have him share with the other guys
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its a protein shake
I usually think Mario is just a physical freak but his biceps are starting to look Hogan in the 80s like

Hope the man is just naturally gifted
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Default Re: What move would you make?

Play 8 in the box, every play on defense.

Find the best tackler in each of the 11 defense spots and start them.

Put 3 DT next to Mario to try and fill some holes.

Stay out of Nickel and Dime.

Stop trying to rush the passer and maintain containment in the run game.

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Until they stop the run, they will never win.
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Default Re: What move would you make?

I would cut Green and Brown. I would dangle Greenwood and TJ for any draft pick available - conditional of course in our favor - and move forward. Okam activated and starting. I would look to find a bigger WOLB or suck it up and put Adibi in and hope Okam is able to do his part. I would tell my DB's to be more physical within the first 5 and my DT's to shoot the gaps more instead of engaging directly with the OG/C; run blitz essentially.

My transaction? I'd hire a Russian mob boss to send an underling after Richard Smith and I would then send Kubiak to a "How to become a motivational speaker" conference.
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Fire Richard Smith and hire this guy:

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Default Re: What move would you make?

stretch the field, throw the dang ball on some deep routes let Andre's make a play, give Jacoby a shot @ redemption use speed on the edge. throw in a reverse or end around you gotta move them out of the box. I see other teams do it all the time, heck 40 year old Farve did it twice on a new team. once we spread them out then dunk & dink, pound the ball between the tackles, run the clock & go to the locker 1-1.
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I would try to get my best 11 on the field on the defensive side of the ball.
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Default Re: What move would you make?

start Wilson in place of Brown.
at the minimum, activate Okam for this game.
get Slaton involved on plays on the outside more.
ask the cheerleaders to go topless.
get Daniels the ball more.
trade for Lito Shepard.
see what the Pats would give us for Sage.
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I'd put Schaub on notice, if you don't play well, expect to be watching from the bench.
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ask the cheerleaders to go topless.
It would FINALLY make our fans get there before kickoff and stay until the end. Love the idea.
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start Wilson in place of Brown.
at the minimum, activate Okam for this game.
get Slaton involved on plays on the outside more.
ask the cheerleaders to go topless.
get Daniels the ball more.
trade for Lito Shepard.
see what the Pats would give us for Sage.


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I suggested this following the Dallas game I believe. TJ and Okam in the middle or TJ and one of the other defensive tackles, whoever wants to step up and win a job. Then move Okoye out to the side opposite Mario and see what shakes loose.

Start Wilson over Reeves. Hope Bennett gets his game back on following a bad day in Pittsburgh (NOTE: I did not say Bennett was a bust or is only good enough to be a nickel back or any abstract crap like that).
Just to clear things up, Hervoyel never said that Bennett was a bust and didn't say anything close to it. I posted that Bennett might drift off into "just another player" instead of stepping up into the next level like we all think he is, in this season. Hervoyel just responded to my post and said that it was "possible". And of course, anything is possible. I'm pretty sure he wasn't jumping to any conclusion like that after one bad game though, he isn't that sort of poster.

My post was stupid, and I shouldn't jumped the gun. It was a knee-jerk reaction post. Really, I still have faith in Bennett and think he'll have much more good games then games he had last sunday. He did too many good things last year to write off after just one game. I sometimes forget things in the heat of the moment, especially after the player was made into the opponent's *****. But then again, besides Mario, who didn't play like a ***** that day?

Anyways, back to the topic. I made a similar thread late sunday night, but I'll post again what I think we can do to improve.

What I think we should do is:

For Defense:
  • First off, bump CC Brown out from a starting safety job. I would either have the combo of Harrison/Demps or Demps/Barber. I think both those combos would do better then what we have starting right now. And also, isn't Harrison suppose to be our best cover safety? We sure could use one right about now, not to mention he's the fastest and heavist(at 230) safety we have.
  • I would make Wilson our starting #2 CB. But if he has not accumulated up to the Texans speed of scheme and playbook(which is understandable since he just acquired by us), then I would put Molden out there at #2. No way can he perform worst then Reeves has for us thus far.
  • Aidbi needs to come back in a hurry. Can Bently play WLB? Thompson, maybe? All I know is i'm getting sick of seeing Greenwood out there getting burned, plays after plays.
  • Put a big body out there at left DT(Okam, Zgnonia, Robinson), and move Johnson inside. This would defintely help our run D. Try Amobi out at LDE, what could it hurt? Of course do this in practice before attempting it in game.

For Offense:
  • Block better.

Most impotantly:
  • Take everyone on the team and organization to church and pray your asses off. Go to confession. Get baptize. Whatever. We need some divine intervetion.

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This is an interesting question. ONE move.

Running back? No. Can't get one in here and operational fast enough to do us any good next week or for the next couple weeks. Cutting Ahman wastes the move because you can sit Ahman and have same effect.

Defense? No. More than anything defense is a team sport. No single move there is going to make a huge difference, short of YKW being magically healthy.

My move: start Sage. This (a) lights fire under Schaub, so if he has it in him (I don't think so) it'll push him to amp up his game, and (b) tell everybody on the team that nobody is safe and performance is everything, and (c) put the ball in Sage's hands next week, so Sage's attitude (which is "I can do this," whatever "this" is, and whether or not he can do it) goes through the whole team, (d) prevents the team from being manhandled as it was at Pitt, since Sage has shown he can take a hit and play rough.

Is Sage as good a "pure" QB as Schaub? Dunno. Don't care. It's not about being a great "pure" QB. It's about being a scrapper. I give you Favre. Sage is in that mold, maybe not nearly as good, and not nearly as lucky. But them's his bloodlines.
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