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He should be careful about his choice of words, but then again, I would love to see if he says "on the right track" again. What will he say about Kubiak as a head coach?
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He'll say something like;

"We've had some tough breaks, but for the players we have, Gary has done a good job making this offense a Top 10 offense yet again this year. Unfortunately, our defense was dead last and we'll have to thoroughly change things on that front. With another offseason under the belt, we'll try to shore up these problems and others with some game and clock management to make a run in 2011."


....well, who knows what he'll say, but that'll be the best middle ground. He'll highlight the "positives", for sure.
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Who would have thought, two years ago, that the Lions looked to have a brighter future and had a good chance of making the playoffs before the Texans?

Thanks, Bob. Thanks, Smith. Thanks, Kubes.
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If only Okoye could have developed halfway like Suh
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If only Okoye could have developed halfway like Suh
You're kidding me, right?

Okoye, even though he was very good player in college, didn't hold a candle to Suh in college.

Suh hasn't even 'developed' yet.
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You're kidding me, right?

Okoye, even though he was very good player in college, didn't hold a candle to Suh in college.

Suh hasn't even 'developed' yet'.
very true.. I was just thinking in general that if Okoye could play at a probowl level and Suh has already gotten there without being fully developed
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This team is on the right track with Kubiak as I said before. The offense is one of the best in the league. The defense is where we need some changes. We are going to get this defense fixed and that starts with replacing Frank Bush. I really appreciate all Frank has done here. Things didn't work out this season and a lot of that has been injuries and also our young secondary. We wish Frank the best. We are going to interview the best dc's out there and sign one we feel can improve this team the quickest without having to rebuild. The Texans are about winning and Kubiak gives us our best chance at winning now. Thank you for your support and patience.
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And if you want to compare the Texans to the Lions, can we make it half-way credible and do that over more than one season?

The Lions didn't finish 9-7 last year, or 8-8 the year before, or 8-8 the year before that. No, they finished with records that allowed them to draft in the top 5, year after year, after year.

So, I guess if you do that, you might just be fortunate enough get one of those Ndamukong Suhs. I mean, even a Charlie Casserly or a Matt Millen is going to hit one eventually.
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This team is on the right track with Kubiak as I said before. The offense is one of the best in the league. The defense is where we need some changes. We are going to get this defense fixed and that starts with replacing Frank Bush. I really appreciate all Frank has done here. Things didn't work out this season and a lot of that has been injuries and also our young secondary. We wish Frank the best. We are going to interview the best dc's out there and sign one we feel can improve this team the quickest without having to rebuild. The Texans are about winning and Kubiak gives us our best chance at winning now. Thank you for your support and patience.
This is blind optimism and plain homerism..you blame everything on the defense when kubiak is equally at fault for his offense consistently not playing with a sense of urgency until they were down big, plus the fact his clock management skills suck..has he ever won a coaches challenge?
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This is blind optimism and plain homerism..you blame everything on the defense when kubiak is equally at fault for his offense consistently not playing with a sense of urgency until they were down big, plus the fact his clock management skills suck..has he ever won a coaches challenge?
I think he was quoting what McNair might say
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So, I guess if you do that, you might just be fortunate enough get one of those Ndamukong Suhs. I mean, even a Charlie Casserly or a Matt Millen is going to hit one eventually.
and CC hit only because Millen when with Rogers first

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Yes, McNair had better be VERY careful with is words. His ass is walking a thin line.

Everybody, watch Bob Allen's show on Channel 13 tonight at 10:35. It's the last show of the season, and they usually have Bob McNair on for the last show to give his thoughts on the season. It'll be interesting to see if McNair is on tonight like he is every year, and, if he is, what he will say.

I just want this season to die already.
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Im sure we all already know hes gonna say how wonderful our offense is and how we just need to bring in a proven DC to help the D and turn it around.

What wont get mentioned are the obvious Kubiak flaws such as playing one half of football, bad clock management, scripted plays, abandoning the running game etc....
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This team is on the right track with Kubiak as I said before. The offense is one of the best in the league. The defense is where we need some changes. We are going to get this defense fixed and that starts with replacing Frank Bush.
The head coach, being the "boss" of the coaching staff, bears responsibility for the performance of their subordinates. If their subordinates perform unacceptably, it's up to the boss to improve their performance or replace them if they can't improve enough. And frankly, this defensive staff should have been put on a "performance plan" three months ago.

But in reality, the problems aren't just a weak defense. There's a losing mentality, an inability to play the full 60 minutes, that even the Lions are showing signs of overcoming. The Texans aren't. And that is 100% squarely on the coaching staff, and in that respect the "captain" should go down with the ship.
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Bob McNair:

"Thanks for coming out. As many of you know because we've had conversations during the season, you've asked questions about what we're doing and what our plans are and what have you, and we've indicated to you that at the end of the year we sit down and evaluate our team's performance, look at our individual players, we talk about our coaches, we talk about what we're doing in terms of the draft and what our results have been there, and then we start looking forward into the next year. And so at this point in time, I thought it'd be a good opportunity for us to get together for a few minutes and give you our evaluation of things and then talk a little bit about where we think we are and where we're going, and then we'll open it up for questions.

"All of us were disappointed that we didn't make the playoffs. We really felt that we were going to do that and we should do that, but we didn't have the kind of season we wanted, that the city and fans wanted.

"In terms of looking back at the year and comparing what we've done this past year with what we've done previously, I think there were a lot of good things that happened. I think we made a lot of progress. First of all, we had a chance to win 6 games out of our 10 losses. I think in terms of the excitement, I don't think anyone can question whether those 6 games were exciting games or not. They were as exciting as they can be.

"One of the things that we're learning as a team is to be mentally tougher so that in those close games, we're going to be able to come out the victor and not have it go the other way. I think we've made progress there, and I'm pleased with the way it's going. I think we're developing some leadership on the team. We have a very young team. We're getting some players now, though, who have been around, have played for a while, developed some maturity and can provide the kind of leadership that we need in those close games, and I think we're going to see the results of that.

"I think in terms of looking at what we did offensively and defensively, as you know, in many games from a defensive standpoint, we had real problems. (Defensive coordinator) Frank Bush made some changes but we didn't have the turn around we had hoped for like last year. Offensively, we have done extremely well.

"Defensively, going back four years, in 2006, we ranked 24th in the NFL. This year, we unfortunately dropped back some to 28th. In terms of offense, in 2006, we ranked 28th, and we went from 28th to fifth this year in total offense and number six in passing offense. So we've made a lot of improvement there and we're going to have to keep improving, but I think Frank Bush has done a fine job for us. I'm sure that he learned a lot during his two years here."

"One of the most important things, when you look at teams that are successful – and this is my analysis; others might not necessarily agree with it – but I think that one of the most important things is to have continuity. I think that the most disruptive thing that you can do is to go in and every two or three years change your coaching staff. When you do that, the new coach might have different schemes that he wants to employ. All of a sudden, the players you have don't fit that scheme and now they have to go through and change the players out and it just sets you back several years. The teams that have done very well on a consistent basis have been the ones that had a good group of coaches but had confidence in the coaches and stuck with the coaches and had stability, continuity, and that is of great benefit to the players and the whole organization, and so I think that's extremely important to us.

"I think that we have a very fine coaching staff. I think (head coach) Gary (Kubiak) has done a very good job. One of the things that we did, we looked at what our team has done during the last four years, what our record has been, and what the record was in the prior four years, and we looked at every other team on the same basis. And in terms of that, you've got to acknowledge that a tremendous amount of improvement has been made, and I think Gary is primarily responsible for that. I think (general manager) Rick Smith is, too, in terms of upgrading our personnel.

"In terms of this year, and I think every year, I think Gary has tried to strengthen our coaching staff. And I think the sign of an outstanding head coach is a coach who will look at his coaching staff and try to determine how he can strengthen that staff, as opposed to having an overwhelming loyalty to the staff and not being willing to consider making any changes. Gary has been willing to do that and has done that, and this year we'll be bringing in a new defensive coordinator. We think he's going to do a fine job. He and Gary have played together, worked together and know each other well. So I think that we have strengthened our coaching staff, and so I'm quite pleased with that. We'll go out through the 2012 season, and I think that makes everyone feel very good about the situation.

"In terms of where we are and what we need, we need some obvious help on defense. You saw what happened this past year. We lost our captain and leader in DeMeco Ryans, and then of course we lost two defensive ends in Mario(Williams) and Connor(Barwin) and Andre(Johnson) was playing hurt all year. But it did affect us and it hurt our defense and we certainly need to get some more depth there, and you're also well aware of the fact that we need some more cornerback and safety help. So those are some things that we're going to be looking at defensively.

"But the good news is that we have a foundation in place, and we don't have to go out now and try to establish the foundation, which is what we've been doing for the last eight years. We have the foundation now. We have a Super Bowl – I'd say he's a Super Bowl quarterback – in Matt Schaub, who had a fabulous season. We have a guy who can I think take us to the Super Bowl. We've got an All-Pro receiver in Andre Johnson who many think is the best in the league; I certainly do. We've got some defensive players that are outstanding in Mario (Williams) and our linebackers, DeMeco Ryans and with Brian Cushing, and we've got some young cornerbacks coming on. So we've got some outstanding players and we just have to keep building on that, and this year I think we're going to continue to see improvement.

"Bottom line is, in evaluating where we were and looking at our coaching situation, I believe Gary can take us to the Super Bowl, and that's why I'm bringing him back for another year. I think we're making progress and I think we're going to continue to make progress. So I'm excited about the upcoming year if there is football. We face an uncertain CBA situation. However, we do have the draft. We'll go into the combine and to looking at the draft, so we're excited about the year. I think our fans are excited and I think they see the promise that the Texans hold for them and I think that we're going to start realizing that promise. So with that, we'll open it up for questions if you want to ask Gary any questions or if you want to ask me."
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Bob McNair:

"Thanks for coming out. As many of you know because we've had conversations during the season, you've asked questions about what we're doing and what our plans are and what have you, and we've indicated to you that at the end of the year we sit down and evaluate our team's performance, look at our individual players, we talk about our coaches, we talk about what we're doing in terms of the draft and what our results have been there, and then we start looking forward into the next year. And so at this point in time, I thought it'd be a good opportunity for us to get together for a few minutes and give you our evaluation of things and then talk a little bit about where we think we are and where we're going, and then we'll open it up for questions.

"All of us were disappointed that we didn't make the playoffs. We really felt that we were going to do that and we should do that, but we didn't have the kind of season we wanted, that the city and fans wanted.

"In terms of looking back at the year and comparing what we've done this past year with what we've done previously, I think there were a lot of good things that happened. I think we made a lot of progress. First of all, we had a chance to win 6 games out of our 10 losses. I think in terms of the excitement, I don't think anyone can question whether those 6 games were exciting games or not. They were as exciting as they can be.

"One of the things that we're learning as a team is to be mentally tougher so that in those close games, we're going to be able to come out the victor and not have it go the other way. I think we've made progress there, and I'm pleased with the way it's going. I think we're developing some leadership on the team. We have a very young team. We're getting some players now, though, who have been around, have played for a while, developed some maturity and can provide the kind of leadership that we need in those close games, and I think we're going to see the results of that.

"I think in terms of looking at what we did offensively and defensively, as you know, in many games from a defensive standpoint, we had real problems. (Defensive coordinator) Frank Bush made some changes but we didn't have the turn around we had hoped for like last year. Offensively, we have done extremely well.

"Defensively, going back four years, in 2006, we ranked 24th in the NFL. This year, we unfortunately dropped back some to 28th. In terms of offense, in 2006, we ranked 28th, and we went from 28th to fifth this year in total offense and number six in passing offense. So we've made a lot of improvement there and we're going to have to keep improving, but I think Frank Bush has done a fine job for us. I'm sure that he learned a lot during his two years here."

"One of the most important things, when you look at teams that are successful and this is my analysis; others might not necessarily agree with it but I think that one of the most important things is to have continuity. I think that the most disruptive thing that you can do is to go in and every two or three years change your coaching staff. When you do that, the new coach might have different schemes that he wants to employ. All of a sudden, the players you have don't fit that scheme and now they have to go through and change the players out and it just sets you back several years. The teams that have done very well on a consistent basis have been the ones that had a good group of coaches but had confidence in the coaches and stuck with the coaches and had stability, continuity, and that is of great benefit to the players and the whole organization, and so I think that's extremely important to us.

"I think that we have a very fine coaching staff. I think (head coach) Gary (Kubiak) has done a very good job. One of the things that we did, we looked at what our team has done during the last four years, what our record has been, and what the record was in the prior four years, and we looked at every other team on the same basis. And in terms of that, you've got to acknowledge that a tremendous amount of improvement has been made, and I think Gary is primarily responsible for that. I think (general manager) Rick Smith is, too, in terms of upgrading our personnel.

"In terms of this year, and I think every year, I think Gary has tried to strengthen our coaching staff. And I think the sign of an outstanding head coach is a coach who will look at his coaching staff and try to determine how he can strengthen that staff, as opposed to having an overwhelming loyalty to the staff and not being willing to consider making any changes. Gary has been willing to do that and has done that, and this year we'll be bringing in a new defensive coordinator. We think he's going to do a fine job. He and Gary have played together, worked together and know each other well. So I think that we have strengthened our coaching staff, and so I'm quite pleased with that. We'll go out through the 2012 season, and I think that makes everyone feel very good about the situation.

"In terms of where we are and what we need, we need some obvious help on defense. You saw what happened this past year. We lost our captain and leader in DeMeco Ryans, and then of course we lost two defensive ends in Mario(Williams) and Connor(Barwin) and Andre(Johnson) was playing hurt all year. But it did affect us and it hurt our defense and we certainly need to get some more depth there, and you're also well aware of the fact that we need some more cornerback and safety help. So those are some things that we're going to be looking at defensively.

"But the good news is that we have a foundation in place, and we don't have to go out now and try to establish the foundation, which is what we've been doing for the last eight years. We have the foundation now. We have a Super Bowl I'd say he's a Super Bowl quarterback in Matt Schaub, who had a fabulous season. We have a guy who can I think take us to the Super Bowl. We've got an All-Pro receiver in Andre Johnson who many think is the best in the league; I certainly do. We've got some defensive players that are outstanding in Mario (Williams) and our linebackers, DeMeco Ryans and with Brian Cushing, and we've got some young cornerbacks coming on. So we've got some outstanding players and we just have to keep building on that, and this year I think we're going to continue to see improvement.

"Bottom line is, in evaluating where we were and looking at our coaching situation, I believe Gary can take us to the Super Bowl, and that's why I'm bringing him back for another year. I think we're making progress and I think we're going to continue to make progress. So I'm excited about the upcoming year if there is football. We face an uncertain CBA situation. However, we do have the draft. We'll go into the combine and to looking at the draft, so we're excited about the year. I think our fans are excited and I think they see the promise that the Texans hold for them and I think that we're going to start realizing that promise. So with that, we'll open it up for questions if you want to ask Gary any questions or if you want to ask me."
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If only Okoye could have developed halfway like Suh
Come on, let's be fair here. Suh is a once in a decade player.

Okoye was a good college player that was taken high mainly due to his potential. He was very young, so a lot of people speculated he'll only get better. It's not his fault Houston drafted him high thinking he's the next Warren Sapp.

We don't have the next Sapp, we don't have a pro browler, but we do have a solid DT.
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Ha what? That's what Bob is gonna say imo(or close enough)
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Tomatoes should be thrown at him.
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Ha what? That's what Bob is gonna say imo(or close enough)
lol im just surprised you typed all of that out!!!
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