New Coaches for the Texans

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  1. U4ikrob

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    Details please I cant get the link to work, Thanks.
     
  3. real

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    Jan. 23, 2007, 11:19AM
    Texans hire two assistant coaches


    By MEGAN MANFULL
    Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle


     
  4. kastofsna

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    i know a little about franklin, and i know he was a HUGE downgrade from rod marinelli. the results speak for themselves, really. although marinelli is one of the best d-line coaches of all time, so maybe they should've let franklin stick around longer in tampa bay.
     
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    http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/franklin_jethro00.html

    Hey, another Fresno State Alum joins the Texans. I just couldn't resist this one. Some of you may cough your cookies over this one. He's no slouch at this part of the game and was always considered an up and coming coach by Pat Hill. I would expect some very good things out of this gentleman. Don't under estimate his ability as a teacher.
     
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    Surprise, surprise... :hmmm:
     
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    Wide Receiver Coach---we go from a rookie with no experience to a coach with 9 yrs NFL experience--what's up with that? I'm not saying it's bad or anything...too, remember how posters use to slam Caper's for hiring his 'cronies?'...well, I think Kubiak has got him 'out numbered'....
     
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    I love these two hires, because they aren't hires that are kind of favors... u know? like they aren't personal friends of kubiak that wanted a job, these guys are qualified. Green Bay did have a good pass rush those years, and had a lot of success, and USC's defensive line was crazy good...and I dont think it was all just talent, because a lot of those guys aren't in the nfl right now. The other guy developed TO and coached Jerry Rice... that is awesome. Adds a lot of much needed experience to our coaching staff. I think the receivers coach can really help Andre get to that next level, and that next level is being hte best receiver in the nfl. Hopefully the defensive line coach can help out our pass rush and our ability to anchor shed better, two weaknesses on our defensive line currently, should be a good tutor for Mario Williams.
     


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    The 'other guy' WR coach has that 'Denver' connection, as he was a 'volunteer' coach with the Broncos in 2004--
     
  10. Texans_Chick

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    Here's some general observations about the hirings I did in the FanHouse:

    link

    Has an unnecessary picture of a Texans cheerleader next to it, because a. all the entries need pictures; b. head shots of coaches are boring; c. figured that most of my readership would appreciate it more than a boring head shot of the coaches.

    Silly, I know.
     
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    Not at all :ok:
     
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    you said:

    that makes me nervous. they keep on saying karmelowicz is being 'reassigned within the organization.' why won't they be more specific?
     
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    The Bucs drop off in sack numbers from '05 to '06 is easy to figure. No Simeon Rice.

    My guess is that Spires, Hovan, Smith and Wyms aren't going to make most coaches look like geniuses -- not that our DLs are that much better....
     
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    Its seems like his age is a major factor as he is probably moved into more of an office/ mangenment position. Perhaps the lack of production from the d-line was a factor as well. ( sorry no sources, just my gut)
     
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    Karm has some health issues. Plus, he's been getting after it for a long time....
     
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    simeon rice really sucked the entire season. the front four for the bucs was the exact same for the first 6 games of the season as last year. no pressure. rice especially completely disappeared for LONG stretches. there's no denying there was a huge dropoff in play this year compared to last. and somehow booger mcfarland and chris hovan dropped off from their pro bowl-calibur seasons last year in the running game. 17th against the run this year, compared to 6th last year.

    spires and wyms have been really good prior to this season. very under the radar, but good.
     
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    They also traded Anthony "Boogar" McFarland to Indy last year.
     
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    Just added that in there as some more background. AJ is right about the TB pass rush, and Karm's past health issues. I hope he is well, and maybe works in an Alex Gibbs sort of capacity.

    Truth be told, there isn't much we can tell about stuff in the offseason and based on resumes. Resumes don't get wins, but hopefully an experienced staff that communicates and works well together equals wins.
     
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    It would be a shame to pin the defensive decline in Tampa Bay solely on their coaches. They had a crappy offense (#31 in scoring ahead of only Oakland) that put more pressure on an injured defense. I think the firing of Franklin and others are a last ditch effort by Gruden to keep his job (put the blame on others). I'm hopeful that Franklin will do good things. With young guys like Mario and Travis on the line, it's good to have a former college coach who can motivate young players.
     
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    Yeah, he disappeared...literally.

    Since you live in Tampa you already know this but for the benefit of Texans fans who may not, Rice hurt his shoulder in Week 5 and was never the same. He only played in 8 games and was ultimately put on IR after Week 11.
     

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