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Old 11-09-2008   #1
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Default It's days like this one where I really miss my Houston Oilers

Everyone's entitled to a post-humiliating loss rant and I've had one building up in me since we lost in Minnesota. It started to take form in the second quarter today when I turned off the TV and went outside to rake leaves (for the second week in a row). I did that because dammit I know what I'm looking at and today the Texans weren't going to give anyone a game.

This team is truly pitiful and you know what? I genuinely do not like them. I loved the Oilers and every time the Texans do what they do every year (which is fail in epic fashion repeatedly) I find myself cursing Bob Lanier, Bud Adams, the football gods, and every single son of a ***** in Nashville Tennessee who's sitting back and enjoying another season of watching my team play football while I have to watch this piece of crap that Bob McNair has assembled. These guys are inept and don't get any better no matter how many years and dollars and draft picks you throw at them. They suck and so far they've given us no indication that they are going to do anything long term but suck.

This is ultimately Bob McNair's pile of poo. He is a terrible NFL owner by any way that standard could possibly be measured and I'm tired of dancing around the subject. I don't care how nice he acts or how good his intentions are. **** good intentions win some damn games! Hell I don't care if you lose just field a team that plays like it has some business in the NFL! The man simply cannot pick successful management and coaches to save his life. He's found a way to bring in a second head coach who can't lead men at this level of the sport and who can't motivate or control his team. This head coach has assembled the kind of coaching staff you would expect a coordinator in over his head to assemble and that's assuming that you think Gary Kubiak is even a good coordinator. I have this sneaking suspicion that we didn't hire the offensive genius from the Broncos. We hired the Boo-Boo that got the credit for Shanahan's accomplishments. McNair has managed to bring in a second GM who throws money away on worthless free agents while ignoring players who could actually make a difference. Sure everyone has their list of players that Rick Smith has "miracled" into our midst. How many units on the field are "done"? How many are "right"? How many don't still need help? In short Bob McNair could have saved us all a lot of money and time and just stuck with horse racing (where he also lacked the necessary savy to win).

You know what? If I'd known that he was going to bring Houston a copy of the New Orleans Saints expansion team (with a better moral "core") I'd have politely asked him to take his aspirations and cart his ass to Los Angelas with his eternally losing team. "Deep Steel Blue", "Liberty White", and "Battle Red" my ass. More like "Salvation Army Blue", "We Only Sign Angels White", and "Stop The Bleeding Red" if you ask me.

When the Houston Oilers lost to the Buffalo Bills in "The Comeback" the city of Houston became a laughing stock around the NFL. It hurt and it continued to hurt but you know what? It would be over today if the Oilers had stayed in town. The city of Nashville is enjoying their 9th non-losing season in 12 years. Meanwhile we've had 5 years of no football, 6 years of losing football, and one year of .500 football that we got simply because the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't be bothered to try in the last game of 2007. I'd say that the Houston Texans are well on their way to making the world forget "The Comeback" and giving Houston fans a whole new reason to feel like the rest of the league is laughing their butts off at our expense.

Screw this, I want my Oilers back. I want these bums gone and yes my friends this is a team filled from top to bottom with "bums". On defense we have the likes of Anthony Weaver and Travis Johnson who are both fat stupid slugs who wouldn't be starting for any team in the NFL today if the Texans didn't exist. In the linebacking corps we have Morlon Greenwood who is also a slow stupid slug with no business on the field. On any other team he would at best be hanging around as depth. Reeves, Faggins, and just about every player who has every suited up and attempted to play either of the safety positions for the Texans all belong in Arena football with their coach who apparently has signed some kind of deal with the devil allowing him to remain employed until the end of time regardless of how poor a secondary he fields. I'm speaking of Hoke of course. How this man remains employed is a mystery to me. The architect of this abortion we call a defense is still employed for some reason and isn't going anywhere this year. I understand this but I also understand that while I can't send Richard Smith packing I can walk away myself. I can't make them change what they're doing but I can certainly refuse to support it or watch it.

On the offensive side I am disgusted that we appear to be the only NFL team that Alex Gibbs cannot seem to find a way to make run the ball. We exploded for a stunning 75 yards today which I'm sure makes the offensive line proud as punch. This is because frankly our line is crap. Brown being a rookie I can understand some struggling but Pitts is just a guy with the physical tools who lacks the mentality to dominate. Myers is grossly overmatched and those of us who were suspicious of the cheap price we paid for him (I wasn't among you) were right. He's worthless and whatever the Broncos got for the 5 we gave them was worth more than this guy. Brisiel isn't even quality depth. He's worthless. The entire center of our line is either too small, too "nice", too lacking in talent, or all of the above. On top of it all they'll pretty much pick you up and dust you off after you cheap shot their QB because they're so damned oblivious to what's going on around them that they won't find out that you did it until they see the tape or a reporter tells them about it after the game.

We need a running back who can move the chains. Slaton is fine for what he is (change of pace back and that's about it) but he's not even close to being a starter in the NFL. Compared to Slaton Domanick Davis was Emmitt ****ing Smith. WR & TE is about the only spot we're good and deep at.

QB is a mess. Even if Schaub is what he's supposed to be we can't keep the guy on the field and Rosenfels is in the process of trying to see what it takes to play himself off the Texans and out of the league (because we are literally the last stop for lousy players).

I tell you people Houston football fans have been screwed bigtime by getting this crap dumped on us. There's a reason for the local persecution complex Texans fans seem to have. We've been robbed. We've been gyped. We had a team that was ours and it was taken from us and in it's place we've been given this shining steamy turd and told it was steak. Do any of you see any way that this turns out "ok"? How do you see that? How do you justify that faith? I can't.

What's worse to me is that I don't even see any point in this dumb shit trying to improve his team. McNair can't do this. He's no good at it. About the only chance this clown has of hiring a good coach or GM is to find one whose already been successful somewhere else. Stick to the proven retreads Bob, even you can manage that I hope.

And that's my rant.
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THe oilers have turned to the darkside we cant have them back

We must Live and die with the Texans now and see how things are going Death will be coming soon
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Everyone's entitled to a post-humiliating loss rant and I've had one building up in me since we lost in Minnesota. It started to take form in the second quarter today when I turned off the TV and went outside to rake leaves (for the second week in a row). I did that because dammit I know what I'm looking at and today the Texans weren't going to give anyone a game.

This team is truly pitiful and you know what? I genuinely do not like them. I loved the Oilers and every time the Texans do what they do every year (which is fail in epic fashion repeatedly) I find myself cursing Bob Lanier, Bud Adams, the football gods, and every single son of a ***** in Nashville Tennessee who's sitting back and enjoying another season of watching my team play football while I have to watch this piece of crap that Bob McNair has assembled. These guys are inept and don't get any better no matter how many years and dollars and draft picks you throw at them. They suck and so far they've given us no indication that they are going to do anything long term but suck.

This is ultimately Bob McNair's pile of poo. He is a terrible NFL owner by any way that standard could possibly be measured and I'm tired of dancing around the subject. I don't care how nice he acts or how good his intentions are. **** good intentions win some damn games! Hell I don't care if you lose just field a team that plays like it has some business in the NFL! The man simply cannot pick successful management and coaches to save his life. He's found a way to bring in a second head coach who can't lead men at this level of the sport and who can't motivate or control his team. This head coach has assembled the kind of coaching staff you would expect a coordinator in over his head to assemble and that's assuming that you think Gary Kubiak is even a good coordinator. I have this sneaking suspicion that we didn't hire the offensive genius from the Broncos. We hired the Boo-Boo that got the credit for Shanahan's accomplishments. McNair has managed to bring in a second GM who throws money away on worthless free agents while ignoring players who could actually make a difference. Sure everyone has their list of players that Rick Smith has "miracled" into our midst. How many units on the field are "done"? How many are "right"? How many don't still need help? In short Bob McNair could have saved us all a lot of money and time and just stuck with horse racing (where he also lacked the necessary savy to win).

You know what? If I'd known that he was going to bring Houston a copy of the New Orleans Saints expansion team (with a better moral "core") I'd have politely asked him to take his aspirations and cart his ass to Los Angelas with his eternally losing team. "Deep Steel Blue", "Liberty White", and "Battle Red" my ass. More like "Salvation Army Blue", "We Only Sign Angels White", and "Stop The Bleeding Red" if you ask me.

When the Houston Oilers lost to the Buffalo Bills in "The Comeback" the city of Houston became a laughing stock around the NFL. It hurt and it continued to hurt but you know what? It would be over today if the Oilers had stayed in town. The city of Nashville is enjoying their 9th non-losing season in 12 years. Meanwhile we've had 5 years of no football, 6 years of losing football, and one year of .500 football that we got simply because the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn't be bothered to try in the last game of 2007. I'd say that the Houston Texans are well on their way to making the world forget "The Comeback" and giving Houston fans a whole new reason to feel like the rest of the league is laughing their butts off at our expense.

Screw this, I want my Oilers back. I want these bums gone and yes my friends this is a team filled from top to bottom with "bums". On defense we have the likes of Anthony Weaver and Travis Johnson who are both fat stupid slugs who wouldn't be starting for any team in the NFL today if the Texans didn't exist. In the linebacking corps we have Morlon Greenwood who is also a slow stupid slug with no business on the field. On any other team he would at best be hanging around as depth. Reeves, Faggins, and just about every player who has every suited up and attempted to play either of the safety positions for the Texans all belong in Arena football with their coach who apparently has signed some kind of deal with the devil allowing him to remain employed until the end of time regardless of how poor a secondary he fields. I'm speaking of Hoke of course. How this man remains employed is a mystery to me. The architect of this abortion we call a defense is still employed for some reason and isn't going anywhere this year. I understand this but I also understand that while I can't send Richard Smith packing I can walk away myself. I can't make them change what they're doing but I can certainly refuse to support it or watch it.

On the offensive side I am disgusted that we appear to be the only NFL team that Alex Gibbs cannot seem to find a way to make run the ball. We exploded for a stunning 75 yards today which I'm sure makes the offensive line proud as punch. This is because frankly our line is crap. Brown being a rookie I can understand some struggling but Pitts is just a guy with the physical tools who lacks the mentality to dominate. Myers is grossly overmatched and those of us who were suspicious of the cheap price we paid for him (I wasn't among you) were right. He's worthless and whatever the Broncos got for the 5 we gave them was worth more than this guy. Brisiel isn't even quality depth. He's worthless. The entire center of our line is either too small, too "nice", too lacking in talent, or all of the above. On top of it all they'll pretty much pick you up and dust you off after you cheap shot their QB because they're so damned oblivious to what's going on around them that they won't find out that you did it until they see the tape or a reporter tells them about it after the game.

We need a running back who can move the chains. Slaton is fine for what he is (change of pace back and that's about it) but he's not even close to being a starter in the NFL. Compared to Slaton Domanick Davis was Emmitt ****ing Smith. WR & TE is about the only spot we're good and deep at.

QB is a mess. Even if Schaub is what he's supposed to be we can't keep the guy on the field and Rosenfels is in the process of trying to see what it takes to play himself off the Texans and out of the league (because we are literally the last stop for lousy players).

I tell you people Houston football fans have been screwed bigtime by getting this crap dumped on us. There's a reason for the local persecution complex Texans fans seem to have. We've been robbed. We've been gyped. We had a team that was ours and it was taken from us and in it's place we've been given this shining steamy turd and told it was steak. Do any of you see any way that this turns out "ok"? How do you see that? How do you justify that faith? I can't.

What's worse to me is that I don't even see any point in this dumb shit trying to improve his team. McNair can't do this. He's no good at it. About the only chance this clown has of hiring a good coach or GM is to find one whose already been successful somewhere else. Stick to the proven retreads Bob, even you can manage that I hope.

And that's my rant.
Great post and I feel like I did last year when we lost to the Chargers. I want some major changes made. I'm sick of being sick because of my team.
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Its a lot like having a 1966 GTO and having your dad sell it to your neighbor. Then your dad turning around and buying you a 1995 Ford Escort and getting to watch your neighbor drive off to work in what was your goat.
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I still like having NFL Football in Houston
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When did it come back?

Check that, I see that a game is played 8 times a year here during the fall. When do we get a team?
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Wow, what a post. It is so close to how I feel. Thanks for the rank, I feel like I am not alone anymore.
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Wow, what a post. It is so close to how I feel. Thanks for the rank, I feel like I am not alone anymore.
F the oilers, I quit them when they quit me, texans are more fun than any other h-town team
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HAHAHAHAHAHAA!

You got a strange definition of "fun" dude.

I quit them too when they left. I guess that pretty much means I'm without a professional team since the Texans suck like nobody's business.
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Well, I can't agree 100% with everything you said, but I definitely feel you. And I'll add that I am really happy I sold my tickets. After 6.5 years of utter futility, I am extremely happy to be spending my money on more productive things, like .... anything else, actually.
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If every Texan's fans chipped in a hundred dollar, maybe we can buy the Texans from McNair...

Let the "Save Our Texans" Foundation begin.
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On defense we have the likes of Anthony Weaver and Travis Johnson who are both fat stupid slugs who wouldn't be starting for any team in the NFL today if the Texans didn't exist. In the linebacking corps we have Morlon Greenwood who is also a slow stupid slug with no business on the field.

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Morlon has been taking coverage lessons from Reeves. Reeves actually had two of his better plays of the season early in this game but I'm so sick of watching our defense in general. Maybe we need to switch up the uniform color and go camo with green helmets. Maybe we can fool the other QB into throwing a pick every now and then.
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While I hated it when it first happened I can definitely say I am glad that my family left Houston and moved to New York when I was 13 years old. Having lived up there all those years gave me other rooting interests besides Houston. Houston football (both the Oilers and Texans) has brought me no joy whatsoever in a lifetime.

Every other sports team I follow has done something at some point in my life. NY Rangers won the Cup in 94, NY Giants won Super Bowls in 86, 90, 08, LA Dodgers won WS in 81, 88, Houston Rockets won it all in 94, 95. Oh, almost forgot, U of Texas won the NC in 2005.

My only sports fan futility has been at the hands of both Houston NFL teams. The Houston Oilers always choked and pissed me off year after year (do you really miss that?) and the Texans have never resembled an NFL team much less a playoff team.
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Myers is grossly overmatched and those of us who were suspicious of the cheap price we paid for him (I wasn't among you) were right. He's worthless and whatever the Broncos got for the 5 we gave them was worth more than this guy.
it was a 6th rd pick (#183) & his name is Spencer Larson a LB who was moved to FB & as of yet, done nothing. did notice one interesting facet from search, that Greg Eslinger, C is on Denver's practice squad (was aquired in the offseason as free agent from Denver, in fall camp the released back to Denver to replace Myers).

Hervoyel, you about summed everything up in a single post otherwise
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in bad times and in good times (to come) I support my Texans
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This is why you dont let your NFL franchise leave town. 6 years of no football, then we get a franchise called the Texans (****ing hate that name) and then you get the crap from other teams to create a new franchise.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster. At least the Browns got to keep their name. They didnt have to create a new name like the Cleveland Buckeyes.

The Texans have the worst name in the NFL and arent doing anything to change anyones perception about it.
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