Alan Burge:What Bob McNair must be thinking

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/what-bob-mcnair-must-be-thinking

    I agree with the article
     
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    I think AJ has hit the nail on the head, and his analysis of McNair's perspective is pretty much par for the course based upon our 8 and a half years of watching this franchise wallow in mediocrity. I think the last 8 games would have to be 1-7 or 2-6 for McNair to do something as drastic as firing Kubiak, so expect a subordinate's head to roll as a token of this suckiness.

    Meanwhile, the fan base continues to grow apathetic, dispassionate, and bored....but loyal, so those seats keep getting sold!
     
  3. Beer and Metal

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    Dunta would have at least held/shoved him, and nixed the TD with a PI call. Shorter field, less room to get burned on.
     
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    Better to get called for the horse-collar than give up a TD. :)
     
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    I haven't watched a lot of Falcons games..... how is ol Dunta doing over there?

    The Falcons are what, #1, #2 in pass defense?
     
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    That the head coach don't know how use in an appropriate fashion :)
     
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    So McNair is thinking that he can market this team in 2011 with a new defensive coordinator and the same crappy head coach? I think that's been done.

    Mr. McNair, we can't get fooled again.
     
  10. Wolf

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    you know what is scary about that?

     
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    I've actually been thinking the same thing that AJ is speculating what Bobby Mac is thinking. Anyone remember when Bud Adams hired Buddy Ryan against the wishes of Jack Pardee? What a freaking team THAT was that year.

    Wade, we'd welcome you as our DC with open arms. As long as you don't have any sights on being the HC here.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    What is wrong with the snuggy defense ?

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    This article brings up a point of interest that I've been thinking about for a little while now. Does Bob McNair even care what the fans are thinking, and does Bob McNair or anyone else in the Texans organization pay attention to these Texans websites as a way to judge the fan base opinion. I honestly get the feeling that Bob McNair wants a winning team but it's second to selling out the stadium and that he's satisfied with mediocrity as long as it doesn't hurt revenue.
     
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    Why is it that a fans opinion becomes gospel because he writes a blog or for a paper? Is his opinion somehow worth more than yours? Or is it gospel because you happen to agree with it?
     
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    I don't know WHY this board seems to be the only place in the world that thinks Bob McNair is some money-hungry owner that doesn't care about the fans. He paid more than any other owner in the history of the game to bring football to Houston. If he wanted only money, he could have bought a team for L.A. where they have a bigger TV market. People have seen him behind closed doors absolutely LIVID about losses. He's down at field level before every game shaking hands and interacting with fans. He allowed tailgating back to our pro team, which Bud Adams banned to increase his concession sales. He implemented "fan friendly" kids' value packs in the concession areas so parents don't get robbed getting a snack for their kids.

    Most importantly, even if you think it's about money, he's a smart businessman. He knows honeymoons don't last forever. If you want to keep selling out the stadium, you MUST put a winner on the field. Just ask Jacksonville.
     
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    Just AJ's track record of being an excellent blogger.

    I actualy think he's quite correct as well. If we could fix the defense without destroying the rest of theam, Id be quite content
     
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    People say goofy crap about McNair all the time. Like he's more worried about the money.... As if Schaub isn't. Or Manning, or Brady.... they'd be wearing suits if the pay wasn't there.

    No doubt about it, this is a business, & whether we're talking oil, or chinese manufactured clothing, McNair has pride in anything he puts his name on, just like you, or me, or anybody who is successful at what they do.

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    Yes, he cares.

    No, I doubt he pays attention to the boards. It would probably drive him crazy to read all the negative comments. Also, he would more likely look at the official boards (if he were to do it at all), and, frankly, that site attracts more newbies and younger ones who are even more likely to spew crap....although we actually do complain more, because some of you guys actually know what you're talking about (I'm just here because it's fun to be an anonymous i-d-i-o-t in a public forum :)).
     
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    The more I think about this column, the more I cringe at his logic. I'm not saying he is wrong about McNair's thought process. It is just that process scares me. Kubiak has wiffed twice at selecting a decent DC. If I am running an organization, do I want someone in charge that cannot put a staff together? If I have to select his staff for him why do I need him in charge? If I have to micromanage, I have the wrong person in place. I'm just thinking from a business perspective here.
     
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    I'd take 12-4 and losing in the playoffs at this point (i.e. '93 Oilers).

    As far as Wade, keep me out of we. I don't wan't rejects from the Cowboys, regardless of their Houston roots. Plus, implementing a 3-4 would only give Kubiak more excuses to be here longer, because they'd have to allow for a learning curve the first year.
     

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