How bout some love for Richard Smith?

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  1. buddyboy

    buddyboy All Pro

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    Hey, this guy's been on the hotseat for a long time now, and probably for good reason.

    But the game versus Miami I noticed some good things: constant pressure, blitzes, stopping the run (mostly).

    How bout we suck it up and give him even a little credit for this game?
     
  2. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Nah, he's still on the hotseat. :)
     
  3. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Uh, no. Sorry.
     
  4. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    I'll pass... Because at the end of the day, 'the sun shines on a dog's a$$ some days'.
     
  5. DBCooper

    DBCooper Outlaw

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    Nice try Dick, but you still need to be fired!
     
  6. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

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    i will give him as little credit as i can and say that yes, there were signs of improvement. there have been steady signs of improvement over the last three weeks. but going from bad to not as bad is not the same as good. i move forward with extremely cautious optimism.
     
  7. utahmark

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    didnt they score 28 points.
     
  8. Scooter

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    nope.
     
  9. J-Russ

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    Why is he still our DC? Why God, why?
     
  10. Mr teX

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    Uh.. only insofar as that he may have had something to do with the D-line shuffle... but then again that may have been kubes. Other than that it's more of our guys are finally making plays. Imagine the array of emotions i went thru when i saw Morlon "the invisible man" Greenwood make not 1 but 2 big plays yesterday.

    :confused:.....:um:...then...:piano:
     
  11. dalemurphy

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    Well, you could read the thread I started before the Miami game titled: "Top 10 Defense"...

    I saw major defensive improvement in the Indy game, starting with our play up the middle at LB and safety. The Miami game generally reassured me of my brilliance.
     
  12. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I'll admit, Richard Smith's defense giving up only four touchdowns deserves some love.







    *oknotreally*
     
  13. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    Getting burned by an 80 yard screen to Patrick Cobbs!
     
  14. Polo

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    Smith isn't as terrible as a lot of you make him out to be....

    Our defense playing badly at times is a combination of a lot of things...
     
  15. Hooston Texan

    Hooston Texan All Pro

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    This was a classic "if you throw out" effort by the D. If you throw out the two big plays and assume that Eugene Wilson doesn't fumble the late pick, this was an outstanding effort by the D. Total yards allowed on 2 plays plus the "reprieve" drive: 206. Yards allowed in the Dolphins' other 10 possessions: 166. I believe half of their first downs came on those 3 series/plays. Sounds good, right?

    But the problem is that you cannot "throw out" the bad plays. Yes, the Wildcat pass was unconventional, but the D should have been well aware that Miami was going to throw out more wrinkles (they said as much pregame). And that screen pass breakdown was horrific.

    Against really good teams, two big plays can often beat you.

    Frankly, Miami did us a favor by playing this really close to the vest. I counted no fewer than 4 fourth-and-one situations that the Dolphins chose to punt on.

    That said, I'll agree that the defense played much better today than they did in games 1-3. But that's a pretty low bar to get over.
     
  16. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    Are you kidding me? I hope they can him and promote Ray Rhodes. Same type of defense every game. The offense had to bail out the defense to win yesterday.
     
  17. WesmanTexanfan

    WesmanTexanfan SeNior Smack

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    to quote my man All Borlan "I dont think so Tim"...
     
  18. Polo

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    Because the offense was brilliant and masteful in their execution all game long....

    Nevermind the three turnovers...
     
  19. Corrosion

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    How bout no , First time all year they held someone under 30 and it was a crappy Fish offense that has to rely on gimicks .... AND they gave up two huge plays to a no name reciever , guy had 50ish NFL recieving yards coming into the game and got almost three times that on two plays.
     
  20. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    The defense can't stop anybody when it counts. We are/or where the worst team in the NFL in redzone defense. Is that all on the players? No, I don't think so.

    It has been said by other players that our defense is vanilla and predictable. When actual players of the NFL say that, I'd have to believe them over fans of the team.

    We don't have the best talent, but I think we have enough to rank higher than the likes of the Colts, Saints, Cards, Browns, etc.
     

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