NFLN: Six things learned from Houston Texans' Rick Smith

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  1. Heath Shuler

    Heath Shuler worst 2 1st

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    Six things learned from Houston Texans' Rick Smith

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000218367/article/six-things-learned-from-houston-texans-rick-smith?campaign=Twitter_atl

     
  2. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Can't wait for them to break out the lettermen jackets for homecoming. Yeah!
     
  3. Heath Shuler

    Heath Shuler worst 2 1st

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    LOL I know. Sean Pendergast nominated Seth Payne and his wife for Homecoming King and Queen this year.
     
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    I really really want this to happen and that my gut feelings are wrong and just need to focus on this burrito.
     
  5. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Feelin sorry for your coworkers. Ha
     
  6. Thorn

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    I don't need six things to learn, as you only need to know one thing; each season is different and all predictions are worthless, including your own. :lol:
     
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    Lol, fortunately for them I office from home and my dog seems to be indifferent about it.
     
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    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    I'll tell you what, Rick Smith has grown into a pretty darn good GM for us. He has my respect.
     
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    Damn straight. With a strong 13 draft, it will negate any doubt we have one of the very best GMs, if not already.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    The perceived indifference is directly proportional to how regularly you keep filling up the food bowl
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    Ha! I think you are on to something...
     
  13. JCTexan

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    Okay, I'm confused: what does this mean? Battle Red game?
     
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    I don't get it either. It's a week 13 Sunday afternoon home game that comes at the end of a 3 game home stretch. Unless the Texans management just schedules "Battle Red Day" on a specific week without looking at the schedule I have no idea what to make of this statement.
     
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    The Texans have always had a "homecoming" game. It isn't anything like high school. They bring in players from Houston's past during halftime. It's just another designated day like Hispanic Heritage Day or Salute the Military Day.

    BTW, Battle Red Day will be the Sunday night game with the Colts.
     
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    LOL. Good stuff. The NFL network guys were confused too, but this article explains that each home game was just given an arbitrary name (or theme) to pump up the fan base:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...uston-texans-peg-patriots-for-homecoming-game

    This is their reaction to "homecoming" games:

    As for #2 and Mercilus I am SO pumped. I think that dude is going to be an absolute monster this year. I mean in limited action last year the guy had 6 sacks and 2 Forced Fumbles. I can only imagine how good he's going to be this year and thus making Ninja even better this year as well.

    Rick Smith is a boss GM. We are having more success now than ever in our short franchise history under him and I think it's no coincidence. I'm so pumped for next season and have nothing to do sports wise EXCEPT talk about next season until preseason starts at least.
     
  17. Rey

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    Homecoming game....

    Why couldn't they have called it something else?

    Spirit of Texas day?
    Houston pride day?


    Anything else besides a homecoming game.
     
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    I'm beginning to appreciate Rick Smith a lot more after all the good drafts we've had since he's been in charge. Yeah, we've drafted a few clunkers and missed a few good players, but over all I think Rick Smith has done a very fine job with the Texans.
     
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    I'd venture a guess that it is an attempt to tie it to the popularity of HS football in Texas.

    But, I think the themes and marketing are exorbitantly overdone.
     
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    My, how times have changed. It's only been a couple of seasons (and every draft day including the last) since many here wanted him tarred & feathered and run out of town pushing a penny with his nose with that worthless, runnin' scaird HC right behind him.

    That stinkin' McNair just has too much patience. :kitten:
     

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