Jerome Solomon is really a piece of work. Evidently his panties are in somewhat of a wad over Mr. McNair calling out Mario and Amobi Okoye over their intensity or lack thereof. The man signs the checks so he can say what he wants - we are not exactly talking about Jerry Jones or Al Davis here. Mario has been the Texans best defensive player since he arrived here although arguments could definately be made for DeMeco Ryans or Brian Cushing. How many players in the league have 36 sacks over the past three years? The list would be a short one. This has been with little to no help. Having said that, does anyone believe Mario's motor runs 100% every snap? It is a criticism that has followed him from NC State. Kubiak rightfully called him out publically after the Miami game last year when he didnt crack the stat sheet. John McClain said it best - "If Mario had Cushing's motor the Texans would have Reggie White." Amobi has had the "he's so young" shield since he has been here. Granted, defensive tackles make impacts in ways that don't always show up on the stat sheet, but we have seen too few "Oh wow" flashes from 91. His play seemed to step up the latter half of last year, but what we need from Amobi is something he has yet to show - consistancy. He was drafted to be a penetrating, John Randle type player. He may only be 23, but this is his 4th year in the league. Its now or never. Bascially, Mr. McNair said nothing that has not been said repeatedly in the print and talk media and posted here. He is the boss, and sometimes the boss has to get on the employees. "but but he shouldnt have said it through the media.." Get over it. These guys dont have jobs like the rest of us. The fans help pay their salary. They work in the public spotlight. The owner didnt exactly call them dogs. This is a make or break year for the team. Absolutely two of the teams high draft picks need to step it up. If they can't handle that they are not the type of players we can win with anyway. I think they will be just fine.