Justice Column

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  1. nunusguy

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    Kubiak didn't understand why someone would be smiling after a loss. He thought smiling meant that Riley was fine with losing. All it really meant is that there are a lot of things Kubiak doesn't understand.
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    He also doesn't seem to understand the importance of strength training to a successful NFL team. (He also doesn't understand the stupidity of having training-camp practices in the heat of the day. He believes players can be conditioned to deal with the heat. They can't. There's a mountain of research about this. Whatever.)
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    Joe Gibbs did understand. He gave Riley the power of a coordinator. If Riley told Gibbs a player lacked the right kind of work ethic, Gibbs usually got rid of that player.
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    Speaking of Rick Smith, my favorite moment was one I've heard from a couple of players. In his first team meeting, he told them that if they needed inspiration they should just look at him.

    ''I'm only 33 years old and the general manager of an NFL team,'' he supposedly said.

    Those linemen that play with broken bones and torn tendons were really impressed with that statement. If he keeps making mistakes in free agency, he won't be a GM for long.

    http://blogs.chron.com/sportsjustice/archives/2009/01/kubiak_fires_2.html
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    In current entries in his blog, the Chrons Richard Justice takes strong exception to the decision not to retain Riley. Actually, he loads up and blasts at Kubiak & Smith with both barrels.
     
  2. infantrycak

    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    Typical Justice shock jock.

    You have to be an idiots, as in too stupid for just one person, to believe you don't get acclimated. Does that mean working out in 90 degrees becomes just like working out in 70 degrees on your body, of course not, but on the other hand you aren't dropping from heat prostration halfway through practice either.

    Well Dickie, that must explain why the Texans have played best at the end of each season under Kubiak--they are weaker. Stupid.
     
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  3. dalemurphy

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    From today's Richard Smith Blog on Chron.com, in response to a comment:

    [Rick Smith had a personal grudge against Dan Riley and wanted him gone. Gary Kubiak could have kept Dan Riley if he'd chosen to do so. Rick Smith doesn't tell Gary Kubiak who to hire for his coaching staff. It's true Rick Smith wants his own people. He's very insecure. He may know he's not any good at his job.--Richard]


    Wow, I'm guessing there's something going on there. Perhaps he's been locked out from team access by Rick Smith or something? anybody know the story?
     
  4. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Yeah, Justice is a clueless asshat that douches with moron sperm. :)
     
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  5. The Dude Abides

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    Yeah, I read that. It came across as incredibly petty, something that Justice has been doing a lot of these past 6 months or so.
     
  6. ChampionTexan

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    His comment on 1560 this morning was "Dan Riley was fired because Rick Smith is an insecure creep". I would say it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black, except that I don't believe Rick Smith is an insecure creep.

    At least part of what's spurring this is that before he joined the Texans, Riley was in D.C. with the Redskins, and while I don't know if they are friends or not, dickie j. developed a liking for him while writing for the Washington Post.
     
  7. RTP2110

    RTP2110 Thank You Andre

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    Wow, that was maybe the worst blog I've ever read. I'm not even going to go into how bad he makes himself look.
     
  8. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    So Justice is an asshat, and a jealous one at that, what else is new?
     
  9. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    This is all about whether someone is a Friend of Justice or Not.

    Friend of Justice cannot do any wrong. RJ will defend that guy no matter how little production that player, staffer, etc does, because he is a FOJ.

    If someone is not a FOJ, he will saying completely unreasonable things about him (see Alex Gibbs, Mario Williams) and use unsourced criticism of that guy to rail on him without asking the person being criticized for comment (the article criticizing Kubiak-Smith for not extending Riley's contract). Non-media bloggers show more discretion than that.

    This doesn't just happen for the Texans, he does the same thing with the other sports.

    Haha with the commenter who corrected Justice stating that Riley and Kubiak have the same number of Super Bowl rings.
     
  10. El Tejano

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    Well all I have to do is look at the amount of players we had on IR from 2002-2006 and then look at the amount of players we had on IR from 2006-2008. This past year we had all of our lineman finish an entire season. I believe it was also Gary Kubiak that pulled players from practices for rest and didn't even play them a whole lot if he could sense fatigue. Those were his calls and not our titled strength and conditioning coach's.

    How can anyone call Rick Smith a bad GM? His drafts produce starters and players contributing to two 8-8 teams over the last 3 years. Everyone misses in FA, just ask Dallas.
     
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    I think he links to other journalist's articles to see what legitimate writing is all about.

    Don't forget the whole deleting of comments tirade he had with Steph a while back. Class act, ol Richard Justice.
     
  13. Porky

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    I think you took that totally out of context. He was referencing the old days prior to every team having a stregth coach. He was saying players would work out on their own, but because there was nobody there during the season, they would lose it as the season progressed. He was not referring to the Texans at all.

    I'm not defending the blog post, but just wanting to correct the record.
     
  14. imatexan

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    He should just stick to baseball, I think he does a good job following the Astros but not any other sport.
     
  15. TexanSam

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    Before Richard Justice calls someone insecure without providing much support for it, he should probably look at himself first. RJ is the most insecure sports writer I have read.
     
  16. disaacks3

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    I'm w/ Steph here - If you're a FOJ, it's for LIFE! (maybe it's something like the mark of the beast?)

    Justice is the same guy who never liked bringing in Rick Smith in the first place, because that meant getting rid of another FOJ in Casserly.

    With that current blatant PERSONAL attack "Rick Smith is an insecure Creep!" - the Texans might think about giving Dickie-boy a one-year "cooling off" period before being allowed back on the premises.
     
  17. HoustonFrog

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    You beat me too it Infantry. This article shows what an moron Justice is. You work out in the heat not to get used to the heat where you feel great in it but to play in extreme conditons in order to improve conditioning while acclimating to it. We used to have 2 a days in high school for a week at this camp in Granbury, Tx and it was hell. The field was not really a field but sand/grass and burrs. We practiced when you could see the heat coming off the field. It didn't make us immune to the heat where we liked it but it made us better in the 4th quarter of a game because we were used to it and were conditioned in it. We were always the stronger team and not panting. We didn't like the humidity and the heat but were acclimated to it.
     
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  18. Polo

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    I actually do think working out in the heat helps you get used to it...I'm not sure about the biologicals surrounding it, but when I went to Florida to play ball there were some guys there from various places in the US....

    Being from Houston the heat and sun didn't bother me one iota....But there were come guys from Northern areas like Ohio, Philly, Chicago and it really bothered them...

    Even if it's only from a mental aspect I think that if you're used to playing in the heat you become conditioned to it...
     
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  19. Malloy

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    Personally I would call my lawyer :)
     
  20. Mr. White

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    FWIW I'm pretty sure that Justice was buddies with Riley from when he was a writer in DC.

    That might explain why he's taking this a little hard.

    After reading aj's column today, I'm totally convinced they made the right call in parting ways with him.
     

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