Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by scourge, Dec 1, 2009.
"Right now I have a coach"
Beat me to it...
We heard this before. I think that was the "Leave Carr Alone!" catch phrase once we fell out of contention (on queue of course).
Seems like he's content...
wow. 'right now' i have a coach. that was what they call a shot across the broadsides. Hopefully its purpose will be to let the team and coaching staff know that they are all playing for their jobs. Even mentioning 10-6 shows that it might be win out and try and sneak in playoffs at 10-6 or that Kubiak may not be his coach 'right then'.
You can kind of see it both ways but the whole 10-6 thing means he may be at wits end with Kubiak. He is a fan too and he has seen the same football we have seen. I am sure he is thinking about making a move. He is not at the point of actually doing it but its gotta be in his mind.
The problem is to make a move that would actually improve things its going to take either risking 3 or 4 years with another unproven head coach or that McNair is going to have to pony up the big money and bring in a guy like Cowher/Holmgren/Shott. Those guys all have a proven track record of success and stability. I don't think its going to cost 10$million for Cowher though. He will have to be the highest paid coach but he is arguably the highest qualified coach out there available so you get what you pay for. I bet 7million gets it done. That is more than Spurrier stole from the Skins but not quite the Holmgren GM/Head Coach salary that he got from Paul Allen of the Seahawks.
This is a quote from Bob McNair....sooooooo, Kubiak has said it was 'on him' about 700 times this year, or so. More or less.
Then he is content with another year of "sucky" football in Htown! McNair needs to grow a "pair" & get a PROVEN head coach! It's this kind of talk from our boss that I wish we had an owner like.....GASP, YIKES......Jerry Jones!
Sounds about right to me. No wonder they are inconsistent. They aren't held accountable if it is always on him.
"Were starting to develop leadership on the team, but were not there yet, he said. They need to step up and take charge when theyre on the field and not let these mental lapses occur. Maybe we need to bring in more players to develop more leadership. Well have to see how we do in these last five games."
I found this snippet very interesting. It seems like Mcnair feels the same way I feel regarding the veteran leadership (or lack of) on this team. What that quote tells me is that even if Kubiak wins out and we somehow sneak into the playoffs because the teams in front of us collapse, Mcnair will not tolerate going another year without any quality vets in the starting lineup to hold the young players together during crunch time.
Seems to me we have a bigger problem than I originally thought. The players are blaming the fans, the fans are blaming the coach, the owner is blaming the players and the coach says it is all on him.
I don't know, but it sounds to me that Kubiak stays unless we lose the rest of the games.
But we're classy!
We are paying Dunta 9 million to get pass interference calls every game...
I'd gladly pay a high quality HOF caliber HC like Cowher 10 million. He'd be worth every penny compared to the typical "big name FA" signing or our "franchise CB"
Reading through it a second time, its not quite as bad. The 'right now' comment is still pretty brutal but he holds the players feet to the fire as much as kubiak and the coaching staff. the whole '10-6' though....
....what has Bob been smoking? I would love to see it happen but that ain't happenin'. no way no how.
Just bring Dan Reeves in to tell you whatever you want to hear, Bob. It worked so well the first time.
“This is a critical time,” McNair said. “My true feeling is we have our best chance of developing a winning team with Gary as opposed to someone else, at this point in time. Making a change is very disruptive.
“Even though you’re very sound and have a good relationship with the players, you still have to get them to perform. If we win the next five games, we’d be 10-6 and in the playoff race. That would be an outstanding performance. If we lose the next five, well, we’re in trouble.”
Clearly McNairs inclination and desire is to retain Kubiak, so the job would appear to be the current HCs to lose ? But lose it he can depending on how he does in the remaining 5 games.
There is a lot to be said for that. The key is to be classy and win - we haven't got the latter down yet.
Excellent analysis and provided me a great laugh!!!
I just want to make sure it's clear, for those who don't take the time to go & read the whole link... which they should, I can't remember McNair saying so much at one time, but those are John McClain's words, not McNair's.
These are McNair's words.... at least some of them, & it seems he's very happy with what the coaches have done. He's dissappointed with the development with the players as leaders, & seems to have a very good understanding of the game.
Try to think about the strongest on the field leader who will be available in FA... & that's probably who we'll add to this team.
Not a Cedric Benson, Haynesworth, Larry Johnson or anything like that.
Maybe a Ladanian Tomlinson.. Ed Reed or something like that.
I was just going to post that excerpt. I don't know how he figures the team is so well prepared to play; they sure don't look it at times. It looks like McNair is absolving Kubiak and blaming the players. I don't buy it; even ignoring the question of who picked the players.
How can the players be so well prepared if they make mistakes game after game? It's not just one or two players either; it's many players or even whole units. Someone is always screwing up - where do all of these someones converge?
Sounds like nobody knows what the hell they are looking at over there off Fannin. You know McNair is gonna do the same thing he did with Carr. Kubiak's teams will beat Seattle and the Rams since nothing is on the line and they will blame the lack of winning a few more games on injuries as if the Colts totally collapsed once Freeney, Sanders and Marlin Jackson went down.
Crap, now I have to hope Houston loses to Jacksonville. Even McNair can't "chicken salad" 4 straight divisional losses right in the middle of a playoff race.
(oh and before anybody says I'm "not a true fan" shove it......don't even go there.)
and all of this right after I was giving McNair the benefit of the doubt in another thread...
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