Kubiak has little room for error

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Kubiak has little room for error
    With not a lot of on-field success to show for five years of selections, the coach must get it right this week and then get it done
    By JOHN McCLAIN
    Copyright 2011 Houston Chronicle
    April 23, 2011, 11:44PM


    What Brandt's "numbers" seem to tell us is what most of us know...........the Texans have been terrible DEVELOPING players to their full potential..................and it has not been mostly "incontinuity of the coaching staff." It's been some overall inappropriate and/or poor coaching staff choices in just a sprinkling of good.
     
  2. Lucky

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    This deserves its own thread.

    I find it interesting that Captain Obvious puts this draft on Kubiak's head. I agree with McClain that Kubiak is the lead man in the organization, and the decisions made are on him. But, I think this is ultimately Wade Phillips draft (at least for the initial 3 or 4 rounds). And it should be. Kubiak and Smith have proven to be clueless in regards to NFL defenses. Wade has made a career of building NFL defenses. If there is any hope for this season, it's that Smithiak stays the hell out of Phillips' way until he's done.

    I agree and disagree with Lombardi. Yes, the Texans need an edge rusher. Maybe two, if Barwin isn't back at full speed. But I disagree that attacking and blitzing makes the secondary more vulnerable. Pressure forces the ball out of the QBs hands more quickly. The quicker the ball comes out, the less time the porous secondary needs to cover their man.

    I think that was a flaw in Frank Bush's play calling. He backed off pressure to give help to the secondary. It didn't work. Of course, the other problem was that Bush's blitz designs were easily picked up but the opposition. Phillips' schemes should solve that problem as well.

    I'm trying to stay positive regarding the Texans defense. Switching to the 3-4 has created additional personnel issues. Or has it? The Texans have needed an edge rusher for years. They've needed a run stuffing DT since Seth Payne's injury. And the secondary needed upgrades regardless of the scheme. As long as Smithiak lets Wade make the calls on draft day(s), these holes have a chance to be at least partially filled through this draft.
     
  3. gary

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    This just in the Texans need a good pass rusher.
     
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    It's always helpful if you don't have to blitz to create pressure. That's just McCain being Captain Obvious, as you said. I agree 100% on letting Wade have his way during the draft. Just shut up and call the name Wade says to call.
    It's kind of ironic that a guy who probably wants to be a HC again has to make the right calls so the current HC can keep his job.Food for thought. :spin:
     
  5. wolf123

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    1st couple of picks will be all wade, then smith will start taking over.
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    If Wade condescends to McNair base on his statements that we already have the main parts we can use, this will preclude Wade from trying to go after certain types (eg., big NT or at least Hercules strong smaller NT) and calibers of players. My greatest fear.
     
  7. Norg

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    so its super bowl or bust yikes
     
  8. beerlover

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    what happened in Dallas? did Jones make the calls & reduced Wade to coaching up existing defensive players on roster to fit his scheme?
     


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    too many holes for one draft to fill, free agency will make or break or break this team. no way you can draft to fill so many holes on defense
     
  10. DocBar

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    I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that Jones made ALL the calls on draft day and 1/3 of the calls on gameday. That man has an ego that's out of this world.
     
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    Jones is quite the opposite of McNair, so Wade should have more authority to be decision maker in Houston, foreboding good things defensively in this years draft for Texans & :fans:
     
  12. ArlingtonTexan

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    Jerry has clear final say in the draft. You will see his thumbprint really early in the draft normally because they often go for the flash, but have little in the way of an overall year to year philosophy. One of the killers for Wade was in 2009, the Cowboys thought that they were good and so Jerry traded down early and often, and picking guys who were either special teamers (Beuhler) or back-ups (McGee). They got no significant on the field help from that draft.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?teamId=1200&type=team

    3 69 Jason Williams LB Western Illinois
    3 75 Robert Brewster T Ball State
    4 101 Stephen McGee QB Texas A&M
    4 110 Victor Butler DE Oregon State
    4 120 Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech
    5 143 DeAngelo Smith DB Cincinnati
    5 166 Mike Hamlin DB Clemson
    5 172 David Buehler K USC
    6 197 Stephen Hodge LB Texas Christian
    6 208 John Phillips TE Virginia
    7 227 Mike Mickens CB Cincinnati
    7 229 Manuel Johnson WR Oklahoma


    http://www.dallascowboys.com/team/team_roster.cfm
     
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    Amen, brother.
     
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    I actually really hope this is how it goes down.
     
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    Whatever. He wasn't expected to tolerate a fifth consecutive season without a playoff appearance, either. At this point, I expect nothing from McNair other than a great gameday experience.

    In Wade we trust...or bust.
     
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    Good, bad or ugly, ya gotta piss with the **** ya got. Wade IS that ****.
     
  17. TexanSam

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    :wadepalm:

    Wow. That is a terrible draft. Taking McGee in the 4th is almost as bad as the Texans taking Ragone in the 3rd round
     
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    And as bad or worse than taking Hollings....
     
  19. Yankee_In_TX

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    Does percentage of your players as starters count if some would not start on most of the other teams?
     
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    yep. Call me crazy, but I'm actually cautiously optimistic about our chances with Wade as our DC.
     

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