Cold Hard Football Facts on the Houston Texans

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  1. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    What I found most interesting, besides the part where we make everyone look like Joe Montana flinging the pigskin.
     
  3. IlliniJen

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    Good interview. I found this bit to be interesting:

    Of course, y'all know I'm the lone "fire Kubiak" campaigner, but that sums up a lot of what's at issue.

    Interesting indexes/ways of measuring football success on Cold Hard Facts.
     
  4. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Those two parts I thought were particularly interesting.
     
  5. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Have you ever seen Kubiak give a speech in person?

    The reason I ask is that I found that people who have seen him speak in person tend to be bigger fans than those who watch a thump the podium presser.

    His players from most reports really seem to like and respect him, and if you see him speak in person, you can see why. He isn't the most smooth or slick speaker in the world, but he comes across as a genuine guy who would like nothing more than bringing a Super Bowl trophy to his home town. His desire might not be enough, but you have to acknowledge some progress with this team.

    People who hear him speak want to run through a brick wall for him. I saw his first public speech to a large group. It was the draft luncheon after the Texans picked Mario. The crowd was packed, most of those people thought when they bought the tickets that they were going to be hearing about Reggie Bush.

    He was able to get that group of people, most of them shocked or mad about the Mario choice, on his side, not being able to wait for the season to begin.

    It's something for someone in the coaching bidness to have never been fired. An accomplishment of a sort. Bronco fans still love Kubiak, which a lot of fans can't say about their offensive coordinators or ex-players.

    For example, check out this fan article about Kubiak....who wore the number...8!!!!!
     
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    Kubiak might be a great GUY. But a great HEAD COACH? My jury is still out on that one. He's made plenty of bone-headed decisions during games that have nothing to do with how affable he is.
     
  7. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Do not try to change Jen's mind about Kubiak!

    She will stab you! :D
     
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    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I can say that the jury is still out on how Kubiak will be as a head coach. His team seems to rally behind him, which isn't a bad thing. Having the jury out on something is different than suggesting he needs to be canned.

    For the work I do on FanHouse, we have a NFL googlegroup where we call stories. First one to call a story gets it. And we also joke and complain in the thread.

    It is interesting to hear from fans of other NFL franchises. Everyone seems to beyotch about their coach's clock management and various boneheaded decisions.
     
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    In the face. WITH FIRE.
     
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    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Seems a little redundant.

    Bring it. :texans chick:
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Surely ours is the worst! /sarcasm
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    QUOTE=Texans_Chick;1094171]Seems a little redundant.

    Bring it. :texans chick

    :fridge: Cat Fight
     
  13. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Thing is - I don't even disagree with Jen - I just don't think he should be fired.

    See... now that's just awesome. LOLOL
     
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    Right. If you watch enough football you'll see boneheaded moves everywhere. Even the best teams make them.
     
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    I loved how Jeff Fisher was the devil after choosing not to kick 50 yards into the wind here in Houston.
     
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    Going to the "Have you ever..." card? Come on. A lot of us don't have the time to go to the luncheons or other Texans events where Kubiak speaks. It's tough enough to make time to watch the team play on Sunday, be it at Reliant or on the tube. And it's still the games that count.

    Maybe the team would run through a wall for Kubiak. But if that wall happens to be in the red zone, my money is on the wall. And I've seen the podium thumping Kubiak too many times to completely dismiss the possibility of that side of Gary's persona never showing itself in front of the team.

    Good guy? Yes. Loves our city? Absolutely. Has helped this franchise through a very difficult transition period? You betcha. Good head coach? Um...not yet. The cold, hard football fact that interests me is that Gary Kubiak must lead the 2009 Houston Texans into the NFL playoffs. I don't see him talking his way out of that.
     
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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    If the team goes 10-6 or 11-5 next year, but still doesn't make the playoffs, like the Patriots did this year, he'll talk his way out of it just fine.
     
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    steph you are far and away the best sports writer in houston.
     
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    What are yo talking about???????? He was a saint for doint dat.......
     
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    Always a possibility in the AFC, especially in the AFC South..
     

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