Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Kimmy, Jan 4, 2011.
Seesh Bottom Line Bob (BLB). You should of kept Dom Capers. He would of been a genius after going 2-14. For that matter, you should have kept Casserly. He would have been a frickin' drafting Einstein after picking Heath Schuler, HWSNBN, Travis Johnson, etc.
Wake up BLB. Get outside your cocoon and meet some real people. Lots of people wanted Kubiak fired after 9-7. Those of us who saw that that was as far as he could take the team and that no matter the record the team was poorly coached.
We need a "crack pipe smiley" for McNair.
I want my money, dammit. That man got threatened.
The more Kubiak loses the better he gets. Yes, I can see that. Totally understandable. Why we all couldn't see this before is the mystery.
JB, I briefly lived in South Carolina (where Bob went to school, although he's from North Carolina - AND there's a reason they call it "The Carolinas").... It's a little "slow" if ya know what I mean...
Yep! But Billionare Bob is a couple of steps ahead of the normal hillbilly...
My professor once told me that if I flunked my final exam, it'd make me a better student.
Thank You for writing exactly what I was thinking. I swear, Bozo Mcnair is coming off as being more and more Clueless. I can now se what he ses in Kubiak. They are peas in a pod.
One of the least penalized.... one of the best offenses..... one of the better defenses....
yet they were poorly coached.
Many people here would take Jeff Fischer for their head coach right now, & Kubiak has done as well or better the last two years.
But our team is poorly coached.
I'd like to think so, but I haven't seen anything that could be interpreted as a McNair threat yet.
You have a quote, Shark?
By that, do you mean that he still has his own teeth?.
Coach Teflon should be pretty good at holding a team together through tough periods. He's had a lot of practice.
Um, I was. Of course, I was calling for the axe after 2008. So I must be a hater.
Sounds like Wade is on a short leash.
Where to post this? I guess here.
Various things from the local media tonight about Wade; some stuff from McNair.
Phillips is lead guy though hasnt interviewed. Will fly to Houston tomorrow morning. McNair: We'll evalute our scheme. Not automatic we'll go to 3-4. New DC will have to look at our personnel.
McNair: This season was an intolerable situation. We started well. We won games no one thought we could. Our D was suspect. Players recognize what issues are. There is a sense of urgency.
FOX26: McNair speaking on Phillips and other things: The fact he was a head coach is good. We like that, just like when we had Mike Sherman around. I'm not happy with 6-10 record but wont let emotions get in way of business decisions. Some people feel to be upset, you have to be emotional and jump up and down. Thats not my nature. I'm disappointed. But optimistic because I'm around this team all the time. Go back a year, we were 9-7, people werent saying he was a bad coach last year. He hasnt changed in a year from good to bad. If he has changed, he hasn't changed for the worse. This isnt a popularity contest. This is not a poll or a survey. If it was, we'd have Reggie Bush instead of Mario.
From FOXSportsHouston.com: McNair says Rick Smith will continue to be GM. That doesn't mean that we're not evaluating the job that’s being done. We’ve had some drafts that have been outstanding and we've had some drafts that have been mediocre. We want to eliminate those mediocre drafts and make sure that they are all outstanding."
ABC 13: Bob Allen: Wade will formally interview tomorrow. Announcment could come soon after. He wants to come back to Houston. Bob/Gary want him. Bob McNair: He has a terrific record. Record among active HC's when he was coaching was 3rd. He's been a good coach and DC. He has done it everywhere and has had a solid D.
Bob McNair one-on-one with Randy McIlvoy of KPRC Local 2
Most frustrating for you as an owner? Where does this rank?
Most definitely. It's the sorta thing I've never seen before. I tell our coaches we go into every game expecting to win but we know we can't win them all. We want to be close and have opportunity to win. This year, we had 8 or 9 games that were close and opportunity to win and only won 3. I've never seen that happen before. Normally, we've always won more than our share of close games that I've been involved in.
I guess the way some of these ended --in your wildest dreams you wouldnt have seen a hail mary or some of these finishes, etc.
No. Unbelievable but thats the way it is. I dont believe in luck. If we could have done a better job, we could have turned those around the other way. So thats on us. I don't attribute it to anything else. I never seen it happen like that.
Talk about the process and decision. Fans confused on why there wasnt a change made. You felt Gary was the right man. But 5 years no playoffs, regression this year. Talk about the process.
Last year, we were 9-7 and thought we might be in the playoffs there and if teams played their regulars, we probably would have been. At that time, everyone thought Gary was a great coach and he was wonderful. This year, he has learned a lot. He is a better coach by virtue of what he went through. He is a better coach than last year. If he was good last year and better this year, I dont see that he is inadequate as a coach. So for us, real question was to look at the team and to see what happened to us and to find out the problem. If you analyze it, we had the number three offense. We scored enough points to win. Our ST wasnt as good as in the past but that is due to injuries -- injuries took guys off ST. Joe Marciano has always had good ST for us and everywhere he has been. Feel like that was a one year thing. Our D finished 30th. When giving up 28-29 points a game, you cant win. Thats the bottom line. It wasnt that everything was broken. Just one thing and thats what needs to be addressed. We know Gary got a great offensive mind. Thats his focus. Thats his perspective and what he loves. Now we need to get a D coordinator who is like that on the other side of the ball. Someone who has a proven record. Thats what we're looking for. If we can find that person and have them work with Gary, we'll turn this around quickly. Not a long term thing. I'm convinced we can do that. We also need some players on D.
WHen you made this decision and told him he is coming back, did you say or is it you saying we need to get there next year?
No. You dont have to do that. Gary knows this year was an intolerable situation. We're not gonna put up with this. We're gonna do whatever it takes. Ive been through tough times. Not the first time I saw an ox in the ditch. We're gonna get in there with the ox. We're not gonna stand up on the side and debate of who can come get that ox out of the ditch, we're gonna do it. We'll take whatever steps we need to to get this D straightened out. We got some great D players. We made a real strategic mistake as an organization going completely young in the secondary. We had the opportunity to pick up a veteran as we went along, we looked at several. Some D coaches said we didnt need them and thought we could work with these guys we had. We went along with that. We all participated in that and it was a mistake that cost us. We need some vet leadership in that secondary. We'll do that in FA. We'll look at other young D players in secondary in the draft.
Part of coaching is evaluating your players and knowing what physical attributes, skills, and intangible qualities you need to make your scheme work. The Texans failed in all these aspects on D: they lacked proper coaching and lacked proper evaluation.
I understand McNair not wanting to toss Kubiak aside because the he trusted the opinions of the guys he hired, but here's to hoping Kubiak learned a lesson about hiring staff. As LZ has been pointing out, no one in the organization understood how to construct a defense. Here's to hoping Wade Phillips can right that ship.
Kubiak was a great coach last year? And is a better coach this year? Can't see that he is inadequate after becoming better than great?
I've seen pretzel logic before. But, this is unbelievable.
You have put up with this. You are putting up with this. You are tolerating this.
McNair just needs to shut-the-hell-up for the rest of the offseason. Stop it. There's no logical justification for what you've done. It's your ball and you can do with it as you please. Just stop insulting fans with your mind-numbing blather.
So why did we fire Frank Bush again? He was a big part of that 9-7.... I think we finally got into the plus t.o. ratio in Gary's whole tenure here. We had a respectable defense, 13th over all, 10th in rushing, 17 against the pass......
But he's a bad coach, so is Johnny Holland, David Gibbs, & that other guy....... but Kubiak isn't?
Well hell... after hearing that, sounds like Rick Smith is safe as well.
& we're going to get a veteran corner in FA.
Yes, Rick is safe. Rick had some "outstanding drafts", some mediocre drafts according to Bob.
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