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Old 11-15-2010   #1
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Has anybody heard or seen Rick Smith since the beginning of the year??

I really would love to hear what he has to say about the way the team is playing. Kubicrap spouts the same noise, sounding like an adult talking in a Charlie Brown cartoon. McN-airhead seems to be content with average, at best, football play and why would it bother him....the season is sold out. Our coaches don't know whether we need 1/2 yard or 1 1/2 yard on fourth down and our QB thinks he can "clock" it on fourth down.

Kubicrap has always had issues with clock and game management but this is really getting out of hand. His ineptness seems to be increasing at an alarming rate. I am embarrassed enough that our team loses the way it has but I get REALLY red-faced when they speak about it after games. Can we ask Godell to make a special allowance due to stupidity and rule that the Texans NOT have post game interveiws?

Where in the world is Rick Smith?? Has anyone heard from him?? Did he go on vacation? Isn't he the man who makes (or SHOULD make) coaching decisions, personnel moves and such??
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According to ND on 610, Rick is starting to seperate himself from Kubes. I don't know how much faith you can put in this, but it was part of the radio chatter after the Jag's loss.
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He does an interview for 610's pregame every week. He does manage to stay away from the spotlight (not that that's a bad thing).

I do think he undeservedly avoids criticism, though. He has made a number of questionale to poor personnel decisions and has managed to piss off a number of players while doing his job. I'm not saying Schobel is the difference between us and a winning record, but LZ said that it took one conversation with Rick Smith for Aaron Schobel to never want to play for this organization.

I understand that GM's have to be tough while negotiating to do well, but sometimes you have to give up some leverage for the betterment of your team, and it's not like Smith doesn't have some awful contracts on his resume.

I almost (almost) want him fired more than I do Kubiak.
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According to ND on 610, Rick is starting to separate himself from Kubes. I don't know how much faith you can put in this, but it was part of the radio chatter after the Jag's loss.
Yeah I heard it too.. It was mostly speculation, but they were talking about how Rick Smith could be separating himself from Kubiak and that's why you don't see them together or hear much from Smith these days.

Oh well, when the ship starts to sink, it's every rat for himself.
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Rick Smith and Bob McNair were on the field watching yesterday's game together. Wish I coulda been a fly on the wall.

I've always wondered how much of a package deal McNair considers Smith/Kubiak. Their contracts aren't really parallel so there's nothing there to suggest they are a package deal.

From what I've gathered, Rick Smith seems to have such a giant ego I don't even know if another head coach would want to come in and work with him unless we're picking a head coach from the bottom of the Broncos scrap heap.
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I think I would rather fire Rick Smith and bring in a strong GM that insists on hiring a top notch DC and let Kubiak stay than the other way around...
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The best way for him to distance himself is to throw someone under the bus. So far, we have heard nothing from Rick. By not standing up and demanding better play and getting the people in to help, he is, in essence, putting his rubber stamp on what is going on and signing his own walking papers.
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