Texans to hire Brian Cushing as Asst. Strengh and Conditioning Coach ... Seriously.

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  1. maverick512000

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    Ok I don't want to :deadhorse, but I can't resist. You realize the same thing could be said of BoB and in fact many of the other coaches right? I mean, outside of MAYBE Rick Smith, BoB is very highly thought of by all the players and the Texans organization.
     
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    Cushing would seem to be the kind of personality that would always want to be involved in football including as a coach after his playing days.
    The past year has probably been tough for him, finding out he was no longer wanted by any team in the league, finding out he was thru as a player.
    I'm happy for him that he's found employment again in the sport and vocation he loves.
     
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    Cushing was one of the first players here with attitude/intensity that helped change the culture on this team, before he showed up he they were just a bunch of soft ******* that teams like the Titans referred to as their "little brothers".. I have no problem with him back with the team.
     
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    Why the hell did you quote that post? That comment doesn't have jack **** to do with O'Brien or anyone else.. wtf?!
     
  5. 76Texan

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    Yes Cushing is good in the community but the PEDs leave a stain on the character.
     
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    Lot of hate for a 2 time Defensive Rookie of the Year.
     
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    Wow, that's no way to talk about a pregnant person.
     
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  9. maverick512000

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    Well first, actually yeah it does, I bolded the part that could apply to BoB as well.

    Second, calm down man, you seem to be taking anyone joking about this personally. It's all in good fun and is just :stirpot:
     
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    I don't see it as hate, fact: Cushing got caught using PEDs and was suspended, fact: Cushing is now at least helping with the S/C job which would traditionally be the one in charge of helping guys build up muscle mass and such.

    If you don't see the humor in that I don't know what to tell you.
     


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    :thinking: Huh???
     
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    Well lol, technically, he didn't get popped for PED's themselves...he got popped for the masking agent used to maintain normal testoterone levels...................usually found in those coming off a cycle of steroids..... but i suppose that's splitting hairs. In any event, the guy is an assistant strength & conditioning coach folks...relax.
     
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    Technically the 1st time his ratio of 2 naturally occurring substances was off. Not sure about the 2nd.
     
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    Just want to connect the dots for everyone here. Earlier this morning on radio row Watson said one of his off season goals physically was to get stronger, and gain some mass. The Texans then went out and hired Cushing...
     
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    Have they hired a head SC coach yet?

    Either way, it won’t make or break the season but I do think the move shows a continued pattern with this organization that I was hoping would be broken soon.

    I personally wouldn’t hire a guy who has been caught abusing substances more than once to be my strength and conditioning guy. That’s like hiring Charles Ponzi to be your financial advisor.
     
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    And I'm all for Cushing rejoining the team as asst LB's coach/S&C guy.

    The roids thingy doesn't bother me in the least.
     
  17. maverick512000

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    Doesn't me either but I still find it funny as hell. Made for a nice bit of humor, something that has been lacking around here lately.
     
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    He won the award, it was debated if he should lose it after being busted, and the "won" it again through a 2nd round of voting:

    Cushing 'excited' to keep rookie award

    I don't dislike Cushing, but the optics of the hire are bad for an organization that seems unable to escape its own perpetual mediocrity vs. successful teams.

    But, I won't be disappointed. Such is the result of low expectations.
     
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    Times are a changing in the Texans org.
     
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    I will believe it when they can win a big game. I have absolutely no confidence in this HC and FO at this point in time. YMMV
     
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