Chron reports Texans' Strength Coach & Trainer not offered new contracts

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  1. nunusguy

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    The Texans continued to make changes in their staff today when strength and rehabilitation coach Dan Riley and head trainer Kevin Bastin were told their contracts were not being renewed.

    Riley and Bastin had been with the Texans since their first season of 2002. A search is on the way for their replacements.
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/6196561.html
     
  2. 4Texans

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  3. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Interesting. The one year we finally stay healthy - they cut the S&C coach loose. Heh. Not that it has THAT much to do with injuries... it's just kind of funny.
     
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    I wonder what criteria are used to evaluate such positions in firing a guy AND hiring another. Players like or dislike maybe?
     
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    I remember suggesting (and took a lot of flaming) that Riley should be gone given the number of injuries and players placed on IR. People continually argued that he is so well respected, blah, blah, blah, and that injuries weren't his responsibility (and yes some of those injuries were unavoidable), blah, blah, blah.... Well, it looks like the FO realized that having back to back seasons with 17 guys on IR is more than a coincidence.
     
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    Anyone else notice that once we switched to dancing exercises or yoga or wahtever the hell it was, our injuries plummeted?
     
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    Or, they haven't been impressed with the development of the strength and conditioning of the players.
     


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    Or, according to John McCain, it's just because Rick Smith wants his guys.
     
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    Touche'.... That too. ;)
     
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    maybe brisel and meyers will get stronger now.
     
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    Hopefully Amobi will benefit from the move also.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Maybe they'll sale Ahman's rehab stuff to the Rockets for TMac .
     
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    i thought our starters remained fairly healthy. Amobi, Diles, Adibi, Johnson, Brown and Green all had issues at one time but that's about it. We had the offense in tact all season once Green was out. Alot of the personel on defense switched cuz they were trying out different people to see if something clicked. We didn't loose anybody for a substantial period of time other than C.C. and Diles if I'm remembering correctly.

    I'm not totally convinced there is a major correlation between these firings and injuries. Maybe stamina. That I could see.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Well, Riley's about 700 years old, so maybe they thought time has finally pasted him by?
     
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    If you are looking at each staff member and their contributions over time, you have to wonder about the S&C staff and the training staff.

    The Texans have had slow early starts of seasons and finish strong.

    Here's some of what I wrote about Riley in November in my post called My Houston Texans roadmap: What the Texans need to do short and long term. It was my attempt at talking about what sorts of changes needed to be made short term and long term. An interesting read in retrospect given how the season progressed.

     
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    I got flamed for suggesting the changes that Smithiak have made this offseason. It needed to be done.

    Only one more to go (Greir) & the offseason will be complete.

    Out with the old in with the new is the theme for this offseason.

    Almost all of the CC regime is gone & it's about time.
     
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    Since I've learned about the techniques used (and unused) by our S&C staff, I've been very down on them. Too much non-functional foo-foo fluffball 1980's crap.

    Hopefully, we'll get someone a little more up-to-date on training regimens and techniques.
     
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    I think that both Vinny and Painkiller both were pretty negative regarding Riley's strength generating techniques a few months back. Pretty much that Riley does not believe in the most "state of the art" techniques. I'm sure they'll weigh in at some point.
     
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    Smith and Kubiak were fair to give these recent fires at least a chance to improve. They didn't, and now they're gone.
     

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