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Old 12-30-2008   #41
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Wow! This much excitement over the firing of a couple of assistant coaches. LOL. Anyway, wish those guys the best because even if they sucked they tried their best. Hopefully Kubiak and crew will get better coaches.
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Happy and sad at the same time. Happy because Smith is gone, along with some other dead weight; and sad because the non-firing of Bush means we will NOT be seeing a new DC.

I hope Bush brings a new culture to the D, or else this will all be for naught.
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Happy and sad at the same time. Happy because Smith is gone, along with some other dead weight; and sad because the non-firing of Bush means we will NOT be seeing a new DC.

I hope Bush brings a new culture to the D, or else this will all be for naught.
I guess Bush is cheaper than considering a genius like Spagnuolo.
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For what it's worth, McClain seems pretty certain (saying so in his chat that's live right now) that the team will conduct a search for a new DC. Hopefully he's right.
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I guess Bush is cheaper than considering a genius like Spagnuolo.
Or Gregg Williams and his $2M price tag as a DC for Washington.

Does Kubiak make $2M?
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Happy and sad at the same time. Happy because Smith is gone, along with some other dead weight; and sad because the non-firing of Bush means we will NOT be seeing a new DC.

I hope Bush brings a new culture to the D, or else this will all be for naught.
I pray that Frank Bush isn't a forgone conclusion. If he is then I pray that Richard Smith defined what the defense was completely over the last few years and that nothing we saw reflected Frank Bush. If that isn't the case then we could very well be doing a "rinse and repeat" of this in 2-3 more years.

I want them to look at the wealth of defensive coaching talent that's available out there and come to an intelligent decision. If they don't find a fit they like and decide to stick with Bush I'm not goin to be upset but if they don't at least talk to some of these people then I'm going to be really angry. Even most of these 3-4 guys have some experience with a 4-3 and come from a scheme that played plenty of hybrid. There are very good options out there right now (almost a first since the Texans came on the scene).
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The Texans did the right thing. Thank goodness.

Now, are we looking at Bush being promoted to DC? Does this really give us anything new or exciting? I'm not at all happy with the prospect of promoting from within when our defense was horrible in all facets of the game. I fear more of the same if we settle for an insider. I could be completely wrong though.
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YEAH BABY!!!! I am interested to see who the candidates are.
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I am guessing they kept Bush as plan B in case they can't get someone better.
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its like a second christmas!! Thank you Gary Santa!
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A late christmas present is better than not at all. This is long overdue, and hopefully we can bring in some tough, hardnose D like Will Muschamp did at Texas. I'm pretty sure that Taylor Mays wont fall to us in the draft, so we have to go DE with first pick. Now I am waiting on a present from the Astros, like a Jon Garland, or somebody. Guess i'll be waiting.
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I'm thinking that Okoye's lack of development might have been one of the triggers to Franklin getting fired. Makes you wonder just how good Mario is.
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I dunno was this the key PR move to appease the frustrated fans and avoid
TV blackouts in the '09 season ?
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I'm thinking that Okoye's lack of development might have been one of the triggers to Franklin getting fired. Makes you wonder just how good Mario is.
On the other hand he's got to be given a lot of credit for the development of Cochran, Bullman, & DelJuan. I can remember a Chron special where Bullman praised Franklin for all that he learned being coached by Franklin.
And all of these guys have my sympthathy and best wishs for landing on their feet as quickly as possible with another employment opportunity. This is after all agrim economy. Don't like to see anyone become unemplyed involuntarily.
Getting canned sucks real, real bad in several ways.
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I dunno was this the key PR move to appease the frustrated fans and avoid
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With the Texans struggle to develop a fanbase, my completely unkowing opinion is that they'd arrange for the extra tickets to be sold rather than allow blackouts.
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As long as we bring in viable candidates for the DC position and don't "give it" to Bush, I'm happy as a clam about this!

Now we may finally get to see if it's the personnel or the system...I firmly believe that it's a bit of both, but I'll be giddy when our DBs aren't playing 12 yds off when it's 3rd & 8.
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Ding-Dong Rick Smith is dead... Rick Smith is dead... Rick Smith is dead!
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