8-8 Is Going To Be Good Enough This Year But Not Next

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  1. gary

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    For Gary to keep his job. He'll get his final season only to be let go in 2011 let's just end the debate already.
     
  2. MojoMan

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    I am experiencing a strong sense of deja vu upon reading your post.

    :)
     
  3. Thorn

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    It's deja vu all over again.

    gary is right though, Kubiak will have to improve next year to at least 10-6 if not better. The key though, as it always is, is division play which we suck at.
     
  4. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I'll take this a step further gary.

    I am absolutely certain that regardless of the outcome of the final two games Gary Kubiak will be returning for 2010 season. If the Texans don't win another game it's not a problem. I believe that Bob McNair believes that we are one year away and that he believes in Gary Kubiak. I think he sees the injuries that have occurred, the progress that has been made with the defense, and the way in which we've lost some games (player miscues) and comes to the conclusion that Gary's the guy.

    I don't think he sees or understands what most of us who want Kubiak gone have a problem with (team not ready to play, consistently inconsistent, bad game/clock management, etc) or maybe he thinks that this is something Gary will iron out if given just...one....more....year.

    I think he's wrong to give him another season but I hope he's right because he's going to do it no matter what. I desperately want to be proven wrong here. If I were any kind of religious man I'd be praying for a 13-3 season being right around the corner. I'll be behind the team next year 103% but if this asshattery continues and the Texans keep looking like a .500 "keystone cops" football team I'm going to rage and ***** and moan and say I told you so for the entire year.
     
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  5. gary

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    The customer is always right. Always. To qoute one of my favorite movies.
     
  6. thunderkyss

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    I'm on the GK bandwagon. My expectations are a 10-6 or better year next season.

    I'll tell you what. If we aren't division champs, (because I think we'll be that good.) I'll break out the Pink, Yellow, Red, & Green Soap myself.
     
  7. brakos82

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    Not that there's anything wrong with that. :hobie:
     
  8. gary

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    They been this good every year. LOL.
     


  9. Drew_Smoke

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    I had high hopes because of the schedule this year. I doubt the Texans go 3-1 vs the NFC East.

    This team still has holes to fill whether we wanna admit it or not.
     
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    The schedule is tougher next year, so 8-8 next year will be even better than the awesome 8-8 this year. First team in history to have huge improvements every year while going 8-8 for four years in a row.
     
  11. Thorn

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    Until Payton Manning retires or is kidnapped by alien UFOs, Indy will remain the champs. I will settle quite nicely for a 10-6 or 11-5 record (considering our 2010 schedule) and a wild card spot. We had better go at least 4-2 in the division next year though, or it's all meaningless again.
     
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    You might as well break them out because there is now way that we will win our division over the colts & titans next year if Kubiak return.
     
  13. DexmanC

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    Two years in a row now, Gary Kubiak ran training camp like Summer Camp.

    Two years in a row now, we were blown to smithereens in Game 1 of the
    Regular Season.

    The only reason we didn't get blown of the field in game 1 of '07 is because
    we played against the Chiefs.

    Third time's the charm, right?

    Since Kubiak has been hired, EVERY team in the NFL has either made the
    playoffs, or has fired their coach. He's had more than enough time.
    But you're right. Reliant Stadium is gonna be downright UGLY if Kubes screws
    next year up. Bob Mcnair WILL bring Kubiak back, even if it's the wrong
    decision. The only reason he fired Dom was because Reliant Stadium became
    a ghost town.
     
  14. J_R

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    Agree that he will be back(though I don't think he should be). It wont be a popular decision among some of the fanbase. With that said, temper your expectations(or at least I know I will). I'll no longer fall in the trap.(You know, the slow start, get the gear going midseason, and finish out by winning 3 or 4 out of 5 to finish 8-8, thinking we'll finally get over next year) How many years have we said "Next year is the year we breakout" or "Next year is the year we turn the corner"? 2 or 3?

    Hopefully they can somehow learn between now and next year to play 60 minutes of ball next year.
     
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    Why would you think they will learn to do that when nothing is going to change?

    Since it looks like Kubiak will be back next year, I expect the same results since he hasn't "figured it out" yet.
     
  16. J_R

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    I dont exactly think that. I said I hope they somehow manage to though I'm not going to count on it. Like I somehow hope they make the playoffs, but I'm not going to count on it, because chances are slim to none.

    And I agree, I expect similar results since some things never change. Maybe we'll be a better 8-8 team. :rolleyes:
     
  17. CloakNNNdagger

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    I can't help being reminded of the phrase, "Curiosity killed the cat."

    I, too will remain behind the team. However, if the "Keystone cops" reappear, I will promote a medical solution.................EUTHANASIA. :choke:
     
  18. bckey

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    I'm just really tired of Kubiak and will find it extremely hard to tolerate him another year. If Kubiak once again adds more talent via free agency and the draft and still has this team playing the same crappy .500 up and down football then keeping him will have set us back once again. Nine years of "wait till next year". It wouldn't make me feel good to say "I told you so" because I want this team to be a winner and in the playoffs with a chance to go to the superbowl. I honestly don't think Kubiak can do it. Four years with more talent every year and a soft schedule this year and nothing but the same ol crap. We will be in danger of losing good players that will want out and in danger of losing potential free agents that don't want any part of a 9 year loser.

    The only way I can possibly see this team getting anywhere with Kubiak as hc is if Bush can mold this defense into a 2000 Ravens/85 Bears type of dominating defense. The Texans have to have that to win in spite of Kubiak and his clock management/bad calls/absolute stubborness(ie Chris/Kris Brown) and inability to prepare a team for 16 straight games.
     
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  19. axman40

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    8-8 is okay if you are into kissing your sister!
    :spin:
     
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  20. steelbtexan

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    Yep

    As long as the McNairs keep the fan base strong it doesn't matter what the people on MB's like this think. It will be business as usual.

    God I hope I'm wrong and there is significant progress next year. 11-5

    What does McNair have to lose by keeping Kubes on for another year?

    Anwer: Nothing, The stadium will still be sold out next year and the beer will be sold in mass quantities. The TV revenue will still be there.

    In McNairs eyes there's no reason to make a change. Because the $ will continue flow and the bottom line will remain constant.

    He needs to know that this cities referendum on football has been cast once on non commited football owners. Ask Bud

    If the Texans dont make the playoffs this year and McNair keeps Kubes and they dont make the playoffs again. A new coach will be brought in and then say with the change they dont make the playoffs for 2 more years the fan base will turn against McNair just like they did Bud.

    All of this is hypothetical and I hope it doesn't turn out that way but it is a possibilty.
     

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