Texans' players sound upset, confused about Palmer dismisal

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  1. nunusguy

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    ""As a member of the organization, I have to roll with it, accept the change and know that we have to move on," tight end Mark Bruener said. "But personally, my feelings come into it, with regards to Chris and how great of a person he is and how great of a coordinator he is. I'm disappointed that he is no longer able to continue on our journey."
    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3361073
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    From the sound coming from a few Texans members of the O unit in this Chronicle story, this whole episode is sounding more and more like a symbolic move and not any kind of real solution for the offensives problems. The Cinci
    game a week from Sunday may provide a confirmation.
     
  2. Corrosion

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    Nothing is going to change .... Capers is the one who makes the final call .... Do you really think Palmer was putting in 3 TE's so he could run the ball up the gut or would he rather put 4 WR's on the field and throw it down the field ?

    This offense is Capers' philosophy .... Not Palmers , He's just the scapegoat :brickwall
     
  3. texan279

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    Well at least I know now Capers is honest. He was on 13 last night with Bob Allen and Bob asked Dom "What can Pendry do for your offense that Palmer could not?" and Dom replied "I don't know if there is anything Pendry can do for our offense that Palmer couldn't"...
     
  4. undefinedHey Coach Capers i heard that Chris Palmer got fired but i think you should bench David Carr and start Tony Banks or Dave Ragone in place of Carr because kast Sundays performance was a total disgrace against the Steelers.
     
  5. exclude

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    I agree.

    Lets bench Carr so that we can get the #1 pick. Then parlay it for some new Oline guys.

    I agree with your idea. Nice one. :ok:
     
  6. gcolby

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    Let's sack the offensive coordinator and replace him with the dimwit offensive line coach who can't protect our QB.

    Brilliant! :challenge
     
  7. z0rpAn

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    does this mean we get a new line coach? 0o
     
  8. BigBull17

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    No lets let the OC play QB for a game and then maybe he will get a new line next year.
     


  9. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    Sounds like a few are upset... the article quoted more positives though...

    ... and this is the one I'm diggin'
    If you ain't producing, there's a spot on the bench for ya and the door after that....
     
  10. gcolby

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    I'm still not convinced. Okay, so he's a firecracker, he's in your face, he's Da Man. I'll point to the play of his offensive line in 2004 and 2005 and ask, just how come we're promoting *him*?
     
  11. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    Not sure about being the man... but he's the "next in line" for the promotion that has been with the Texans.

    What concerns me a little more than Pendry moving up to OC is I think it was the center / guard coach moved up to O-line coach.
     
  12. beerlover

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    the firing of Palmer and the appointment of Pendry to Offensive Coodinator is all about accountability and cohesion.

    scapegoat partially, I mean no matter what he calls if the offense cannot exacute the play call its not necesarily his fault, he is not the one on the field running out of his protection into the teeth of the pass rush or over throwing his receiver, fumbling the ball or not follwing his lead blockers.

    at least the players know exactly where the play calling is coming from and those making the gameplanning decisions, standing right their on the sidelines next to them :twocents:
     
  13. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I really didn't see anything in that article that made me think anyone on the Texans offense was upset or confused by Palmer being fired. It sounded like a lot of guys saying the kinds of things you're supposed to say when this happens.
     
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    Other way around. Pendry was the center/guards coach. The tackle coach will now take over the whole OL.
     
  15. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    Ah, you're correct.

    chronic
     
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    ...so true, that is why it will take a complete 'about face' from Caper's to move this team-especially the offense-in a successful direction. To do this, Caper's needs to get rid of all the excuses and coach this team to do whatever it takes to win from start to finish. However, after 3 yrs of his 'coaching not to lose' philosophy, it ain't going to be easy--don't think even the most 'die hard' Texan fan expected (after 3 yrs) to be where we are at in year 4--no, originally, this was to be the final step to the big 'year 5.'...bottom line, 'same o same o' is done. :challenge
     

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