Player exodus due to lack of leadership

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  1. the wonger need food

    the wonger need food Hall of Fame

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    Someone has finally stepped up and offered an explanation for the Texans late season collapse. Looks like Kubiak and his coaches have possibly lost the locker room and there is dissention amongst the troops. This would certainly explain why FA's are fleeing like rats off a sinking ship and why we aren't hearing of any players restructuring contracts to keep the team together.


    "Before Barwin left, he told SiriusXM radio the Texans' defense lacked leadership late in the season, that the unit didn't do enough to take pressure off the offense."

    Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spo...s-March-sadness-for-4360711.php#ixzz2NlW14h6K
     
  2. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Well I am sure Wade will be happy to hear that.
     
  3. mussop

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    Seriously?:cheese:
     
  4. Thorn

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    I can't read the article because apparently I'm not a digital subscriber to the chron rag, which I never will be. I don't think I'm missing anything.
     
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    STEEL BLUE TEXANS Hall of Fame

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    Good job stepping up as a leader, Connor. :sarcasm:
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Lacked leadership? I thought that's what the letterman jacket thing was all about? /sarcasm
     
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    Blah Blah Blah. Lacked leadership? Then step up and be a leader.
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    I will say that while I have no idea if this is true, I wouldn't be surprised.
     


  9. the wonger need food

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    I will say it's big of him to shoulder some of the blame for the collapse. It would be much easier to just point at Schaub and Kubiak's offense for not scoring and constantly putting them in a bad position with little rest.
     
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    Player exodus due to lack of $$$$ to keep them.
     
  11. Rey

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    This is like a chef saying that the food didn't taste right.
     
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    ^^^^
    This, leadership starts at the top.

    And terrible cap management.

    Wonder who is at fault their? Rick/Olson? Blame whoever you want, but if Rick is the head of the org. Unless BoB and Cal handle this part of the org. Doubtful?

    BoB sets the direction and hopefully Rick has done a terible job excuting BoB's vision. If this is so, it's time for Rick to go.
     
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    Injuries last year mandated many changes in the D that would have otherwise not have been implemented. Sounds like there may have been a little element of sour grapes that he was utilized in such a way that was to help benefit the team rather than his stats.

     
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    I think I read recently that Pro Football Focus had Barwin 3rd from last in pressures among 3-4 OLBs. It certainly didn't look like they were "all there".
     
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    I will not lie, I was all for keeping Barwin here if we did not overpay. But the more I hear and read the more I am glad he is gone. What a doofus hipster!!
     
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    Just "Google" it (or "Bing" it or whatever search-browser software you are using), with a few key words from the story and you'll get past the blockers the Chron has in place to the full content of the article.
     
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    I guarantee it wasn't hard for the players to take the first offer they got. They saw first hand on what direction this team was heading. I truly believe we have plateau'd. The writing is on the wall. Schaub not raising his game when the games were more important. Kubiak getting out coached in every single friggin phase against NE, TWICE! I'm sure money was the factor, but I bet these guys don't feel like they're leaving a team that has "something special" going on like some FA's like to say.
     
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    Exodus is because of money money money..


    I am sure jj watt is shaking his head.

    And I bet Cushing just did extra set on bench presses after hearing this


    I believe our collapse defensively was losing Cushing and not having an inside backer that could rush inside effectively.

    That and our OLB seemed to be a step late on getting to the QB.


    Offensively I won't go ino that
     
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    Good riddance. The Texans defense is better off without that kind of cancerous attitude in the lockeroom. Cushing is the leader of the Texans defense. His infectious attitude is the kind that will make players want to run through walls. He gives everything he has on the field and in the weight room. Leads by example and vocally. So take your whiney attitude on up to Philly Mr. Barwin. The Texans don't need you here.
     
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    I'm as down on the Texans as anybody, but I will never understand a former player, of such low quality by the way, openly going on record with the media to take shots at the team.

    You finally end up seeing the measure of those men when they leave and by what they say on their way out.

    This is akin to leaving your employer and sending an all-staff email to tell everyone what's wrong with the company and how much better it is at your next job.

    I'm glad to have confirmation that he's a worthless piece of dog ****.

    The only downside is that he still ends up getting overpayed. I hope he sucks as bad as he did for us, then let him see how friendly Philly is toward him.
     
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