Bye week or improvement week?

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    Getting ready for the Thursday Night College Game of the Week, Oregon vs. UCLA & caught this phrase, found it different & intersting take, enough that it begs the question as it applies to Texans/Kubiak & "BYE" week as opportunity for Improvement before facing Indy. Is it all about mind-set & how to handle pressure as well media/teams expectations?

    http://www.bruinsnation.com/2010/10...healing-up-duck-superlatives-other-ucla-notes

    Chip Kelly is the reason Oregon is as good as it's become, his approach is novel & fresh. Doubt this will ever happen with Kubiak but I'm hopeing he is both watching & learning from other great coaches how to change a BYE week into Improvement week.

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    I saw the score (60-13) but as of yet not had the chance to watch the Oregon vs. UCLA game but did Oregon seem well prepared? Are they really that good, special players here & there sure but don't they seem to fit together like a well tuned machine?

    Here is another Coach this one in the NFL I consider elite, thats mostly hated Bill Belichick. They traded Randy Moss before their "BYE" week then picked up Deion Branch & still beat the favored Baltimore Ravens. Since 2002 the Patriots are 8-2 after their "BYE" (improvement week) while the Texans are 2-8. Unless the Texans play the Jaquars they have not beaten an AFC South opponnent coming off a "BYE" week. (0-3 vs. Tennessee).

    Not trying to be negative, its just been a troubling trend I hope can be addressed through coaching, preperation & improvment in areas of weakness.
     
  3. Blake

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    I dont have the facts to back this up but I dont really recall the Texans wining big after a bye week. In fact they seem to lose alot of those after bye week games.

    Edit: Kubiak Era.

    2010: Week 8: In Indianapolis, vs. the Colts. N/A

    2009: Week 11: We lost at home to the Titans, 20-17.

    2008: Week 3: We lost in Nashville to the Titans, 31-12.

    2007: Week 11: We won at home vs. the Saints, 23-10.

    2006: Week 6: We lost in Dallas to the Cowboys, 34-6.
     
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    2007 WEEK 11 Texans 23 Saints 10
    2004 WEEK 08 Texans 20 Jaguars 6
     
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    I specified Kubiak era. How Capers did after the bye week doesnt really apply.
     
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    Include Capers/Casserly record coming off a "BYE WEEK" Texans are now 2-9. Kubiak era only 1-5 :thinking:
     

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