Quick hitter on firings and I'll bet I know who the replacements are

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  1. LZ

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    I just knocked out a quick hit blog entry on my thoughts on the firings and who I think will replace the coaches.

    I was surprised by John Hoke's firing but I'm fairly certain I know who his replacement will be. Once you read the entry, you'll probably agree.

    Richard Smith got whacked because Gary Kubiak wanted things to get better. Truth be told, I think Smith had to go. The fact that Frank Bush is already on the staff made it an easier decision in all likelihood.

    As for Jethro, I was surprised he was let go too, but since he coaches a position with a ton of money invested in it, it isn't entirely surprising to see him gone. The Texans may have someone already in mind for his position as well.

    Here is my blog entry. They just put it up.
     
  2. Kaiser Toro

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    Thanks LZ.

    Bio on David Gibbs - link

     
  3. Hardcore Texan

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    Sounds reasonable with Gibbs and Bush. I hope you are right about Marinelli, although I think he's more likely to be a DC somewhere instead of just coaching a line, hope I am wrong.
     
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    Marinelli has some re-inventing of himself to do. Here he could work with some of the best coordinators of his day on both sides of the ball with a fairly talented bunch of players at key positions. He could come here, work on his core competence, post some significant/tangible results and get back on the HC radar within two years.
     
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    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    He is a classic example of the peter principle.
     
  6. Kaiser Toro

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    I do not see him as HC material myself, but it certainly is a good value proposition for the Texans to be presenting.
     
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    With Shanny senior out, Gibbs may be looking for a job.
     
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    Good stuff LZ... Many here guessed about Bush, but I don't think anyone saw the David Gibbs deal.
     


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    LZ, could Mike Shanahan's firing in Denver affect the situation here in Houston? Bob Slowik?
     
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    You still have Nolan out there as well
     
  11. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    1. Will this affect Alex Gibbs' status with the Texans? The Broncos cleaned house, but they have GOT to bring in personnel to provide some offensive continuity. You just don't install a new offensive system when your offense is as elite as Denver's is.

    2. Will this affect Kyle Shanahan? Could he and/or Gibbs be headed for Denver? Again - they're going to want to bring in a staff that can coach the same kind of offense they had in 2008.
     
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  12. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Here's my viewpoint on the firings.

    I have to say that I am completely meh on Frank Bush being the DC. What is the argument that would say that he would be anything better than what we have had?

    Blog post: A Texan fan's plea for an experienced defensive coordinator

    Here's Bush's background:

    Yawn.

    There is no salary cap on coaches salaries. Give us a choice that gives us some hope.
     
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    Long history with Houston and Houston North.
     
  14. LZ

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    Nolan is a 3-4 advocate so that knocks him out.
     
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    I am not enthusiastic about Bush. Kubiak's original thoughts on who to lead the defense, the initial Carr debacle and Kubiak's in game management show me that his gut ain't a good place to find answers.

    Staffs are being let go, left and right. I am sure he had a list of folks to interview immediatley and hopefully that list got incrementally bigger with the recent rash of transactions. Take it slow, get the right input and make an informed decision.
     
  16. LZ

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    If anything, I can see the addition of David Gibbs as a sign that Alex will be back another year (if it happened). I don't think Shanny's firing will have any impact on anything.
     
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    He works one day a week to help set up the gameplan, and works during training camp. Does he want to be a HC and all of that stuff that entails?
     
  18. rollinstone18

    rollinstone18 let it bleed

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    I like the idea of Marinelli as our d-line coach.
     
  19. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Well, thank the gods for that. I hope you're right.

    (I'm a worrier)
     
  20. LZ

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    In this business "who you know" is critical in many hirings. That isn't to say that those coaches aren't competent, it's just that head coaches like to have guys around them they know and trust and if Kubiak has shown anything it is that he likes to have a familiarity with players/coaches.
     

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