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Rackers staying, Brown gone

DexmanC

Hall of Fame
Rackers wins the job. He's a maniac when covering his own kickoffs, and
is far more accurate lately than Brown has been. I was worried the
Texans would fall for the "Brad Lidge Syndrome." Nice move, Kubiak.
 

infantrycak

Admin & Mod
There was a little informal kicking competition going on at half time yesterday. Rackers kept backing up until Brown walked away. Looks like Rackers re-found his leg because he hit the last one from 59 yards.
 

DexmanC

Hall of Fame
There was a little informal kicking competition going on at half time yesterday. Rackers kept backing up until Brown walked away. Looks like Rackers re-found his leg because he hit the last one from 59 yards.
Thanks for the info, Infantrycak. From what I could see on TV, Rackers
dang-near caused a fumble on one kickoff. He consistently sticks his
head into piles on kickoffs. I'd bet that didn't go unnoticed by Joe
Marciano.

I'm glad they cut Brown, because we should know how tough it is to
have a season like he had and come back. The Astros found that out
with Brad Lidge, and the first kick Brown missed would have been the
most challenging time for his mental stability.
 

No More 8-8's

Waterboy
Kris Brown did alot for this team in the past, but his time is over. Best of luck to him, most likely as the dallas cowboys place kicker.
 

silvrhand

All Pro
Be gone of all your excuses this year, it he misses at least we can all say Kubiak went with another guy and it is what it is. Instead of the "we should have gotten rid of Kris "miss" Brown.
 

silvrhand

All Pro
There was a little informal kicking competition going on at half time yesterday. Rackers kept backing up until Brown walked away. Looks like Rackers re-found his leg because he hit the last one from 59 yards.
Saw that was as well, especially when Neil kept kicking and over the top of Kris and Kris walkd away.. Doh someone grew some balls in the kickers department.
 

Cjeremy635

Overtraining
There was a little informal kicking competition going on at half time yesterday. Rackers kept backing up until Brown walked away. Looks like Rackers re-found his leg because he hit the last one from 59 yards.
Wow...that's calling him out in front of everyone!

Well, if you want to take the job away from someone, that's what you gotta do I guess. Hopefully he'll be the kicker we need.
 

HTown2ATX

TexansMetalhead
Just got the 610 text. Wish Brown luck, but now I won't automatically think we are going to miss a kick when we take one, so that is a positive.

What sux is wasn't he the last original Texan?
 

Pollardized

Division Champ
Kris Brown is a class act and was a great role model for his behavior and community involvement (from what I have read). It's always tough to part with someone who has given as much as he has, but a change is needed. Neil Rackers will do everything he can to show the correct decision was made.

And I loved seeing him stick his helmet in last night and almost cause a fumble. That goes along way with coaches and others running down field to bust their asses on kickoffs.

Gotta go pick him up in my TT fantasy league quickly!
 

disaacks3

Moderator
Staff member
I wish Kris Brown nothing but the best of luck with his new team.

Except when they're playing us of course. :)
Kris Brown is a class act and was a great role model for his behavior and community involvement (from what I have read). It's always tough to part with someone who has given as much as he has, but a change is needed. Neil Rackers will do everything he can to show the correct decision was made.

And I loved seeing him stick his helmet in last night and almost cause a fumble. That goes along way with coaches and others running down field to bust their asses on kickoffs.

Gotta go pick him up in my TT fantasy league quickly!
Kris is indeed a Class Act and I wish him the best. Who knows, if he doesn't get snapped up soon, we may re-sign him if Rackers falters.
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
He's a good guy, but I need wins, not misses. I'm glad to see a new kicker on our squad who has the leg and accuracy.
 

Señor Stan

El Guapo
Andre Johnson is now the elder statesman of the Texans. He's got seniority, so he to pick all the best week of vacation now.
 

gtexan02

Working?
Im glad to see some accountability .... its that simple.
What he said.

Thank you for your service Brown, except for last season.
I'll never forget that game winner over the Colts. I was there, and I was excited.
Good luck in your future endeavors, Im just glad they aren't with the Texans.

I dont want to cringe in fear every time I see our kicker trot out there.
 

chicagotexan2

Bill O'Brien is to GMs what Bill O'Brien is to HCs
I wish Kris all the best. He had a bad year last seaon, but before that he was solid and always a good guy. I really hope Rackers works out well. Kris is still a good player and I'm sure he'll find work.
 

HOUFan

Practice Squad
Kris had a good ride while it lasted...he will find a job quickly. You could see him just walking around slowly on the sidewlines yesterday like he knew it was his last game as a Texan. I think Kubiak made up his mind well before yesterdays game.
 
I am good with this and think they made the right decision. Will Rackers miss a few? Of course he will, but he will make a few clutch ones, too and as long as he can be depended on to make the shorter kicks when we stall out in the RZ I am happy.

I wish KB the best and thank-you for your winning field goal that beat the Colts - our only win against them. That is gonna change this year!
 

eriadoc

Texan-American
The man's gone now, so I'll just say good luck. I view this decision as a "best for the team" type of decision regarding "Kris Brown the football player" that really has no bearing on "Kris Brown the man". KB is a great person and I wish the man the best. I hope he lands a job and does well (unless he plays us, LOL).
 
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whiskeyrbl

Guest
Congrats to Rackers, Good Luck to Kris Brown I wish him well. Well the last original Texan is gone so let the bad luck and mistakes of the Texans past be gone also. I think Kubes has the team now that he came here to build. He did after all say it would take 4-5 years to build the team he wanted. Welcome to year 5.
 

Pantherstang84

@rolisrgti06
Just got the 610 text. Wish Brown luck, but now I won't automatically think we are going to miss a kick when we take one, so that is a positive.

What sux is wasn't he the last original Texan?
He was the last original Texas. That can be viewed in two ways.

"Ahh gee. The last original Texan is now gone. *sigh*"

or

"The last vestige of Casserly/Capers is now gone at last. Time for the team to turn the corner at last."

Like others have said. Kris Brown is a nice guy and a class act. But when class acts miss game tying/winning field goals, you have to hold them accountable.
 
Good luck to Kris Brown...but Rackers isn't the guy. He's not clutch at all. Y'all will see...Rackers is AWFUL in the clutch. This goes back years down the line...Brown had one awful season, Rackers is great til the chips are down.
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
Personally, I don't think the Texans had a choice. If they stuck with Brown they would've been ripped apart by the fans each FG miss there after.

Good luck, Kris. You should get a new gig pretty quick.
 

LonerATO

All Pro
I wonder if this decision will mirror the one the Ravens made last year with Stover. I have no loyalty to any players on any team, but I always worry that sometimes things come back to bite you in the butt. No matter who is kicking they better make the kicks and that its that.
 

Ryan

THIS YEAR
I wish KB the best. I think he's going to bounce back strong on another team.


But we start out the new decade with no original Texans left that only produced 1 winning season in 8 years. Maybe it's time for a fresh start.
 

SheTexan

Hall of Fame
Good luck to Kris Brown...but Rackers isn't the guy. He's not clutch at all. Y'all will see...Rackers is AWFUL in the clutch. This goes back years down the line...Brown had one awful season, Rackers is great til the chips are down.

Exactly!! This is a move that will come back to bite them in the ass, just wait and see! Mark it, book it, do whatever, because at the end of the season I'm gonna be around to say I TOLD YOU SO!!!

What's done is done, and Rackers will have my TEXAN support! Above all, I hope at the end of the season I am proven wrong!!!
 

Porky

Hall of Fame
Posted this in the other thread, so I'll duplicate it here.

I've been pulling for Rackers so for me I am happy as a lark. I love Kris Brown the person, but I was about to throw something thru my TV last year in regards to Kris Brown the football player. Class guy, class player, and he will be deeply missed in the community....but frankly after Kris cost us the playoffs last year it was time to move on and Racker's isn't chopped liver by any means. I like the decision.

As to the person who stated RAckers was awful in the clutch, I would like to see some proof of that. I believe it was Mr. Brown who failed in the clutch lat year - consistently.
 

TEXANS84

Moderator
Staff member
Well, gotta wish Kris the best. Everyone remembers a few games he lost for us, but he also won us a lot of games as well. I'll never forget the Dolphins game a few years ago, Kansas City back in 2004, Colts in 2006, Green Bay in 2008, etc...

Extremely classy guy, I will be his fan wherever he goes and wish him luck on any team not playing against us.
 

Texans34Life

I BLEED TEXANS!
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/nfl/100903-rackers-wins-texans'-kicking-job

Rackers Wins Texans Kicking Job

HOUSTON - FOX 26 Sports has learned the Houston Texans are releasing Kris Brown, the only kicker in franchise history. Neil Rackers will kick for the Texans in 2010.

Brown is also the only player to participate in all 128 games in Texans history. He had his worst season as a pro last year, but in 2008, he had best year in the NFL.

The Texans brought in Rackers to compete for the job and the former All-Pro kicker with Arizona will kick for Houston.

In 10 years in the NFL, Rackers has made 205 of 262 career field goal attempts.

In 2005 with the Cardinals, Rackers set an NFL record for most field goals in a season with 42 and was named All-Pro.

"I can walk away with my head held high," Brown said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. I handled, and Neil handled, everything as best we could. As I have said before this (competition) has made be a better player.

"I had a very good camp and I did everything that I could, but I knew the decision was out of my hands. That's life.

"I have a beautiful wife and three awesome children. I love them dearly and that's what it's all about.

"We'll be fine. A lot of people in this world have more dire situations that what I am going through."

Rackers was very gracious in reflecting on his relationship with Brown and what the Texans' decision means to him.

"I'm excited," Rackers said in an interview Friday with FOX 26 Sports. "I said all along I was excited to be with the Texans when I saw what they did in the second half of last year.

"It means a lot to me. Kris has been a great role model and did a great job in the community. I have to make Coach (Gary) Kubiak right in making the decision to go with me."

In leaving the Texans after nine years, Brown offered some parting thoughts to the thousands of Texans fans who have followed him.

"I appreciate what they have done for me," Brown said. "The fans have been fantastic.

"Houston will always hold a special place for Amy and I. Our kids were born here for cyring out loud.

"I want to thank the fans for their support. It has been a great ride."
 

eriadoc

Texan-American
Good luck to Kris Brown...but Rackers isn't the guy. He's not clutch at all. Y'all will see...Rackers is AWFUL in the clutch. This goes back years down the line...Brown had one awful season, Rackers is great til the chips are down.
Brown had one awful season (well, really a couple), and several bad seasons. You need to check your history. People in this town seem to have no context for what a good kicker does. KB's '07 and '08 seasons were good, not over-the-top great. Before that, he was well below average. For his career, he's well below average. That KB is a good kicker over the course of his career is a myth.
 

mattieuk

All Pro
I'm pretty gutted that KB is no longer a Texan. He's been a model professional during his time in Houston, and a superb rolemodel for his off the field actions.

That said, I'm pretty excited about Rackers now - I've been hearing from his fans that he is automatic within 40 yards - so it'll be nice to only have to worry about missing the really long kicks.
 

El Tejano

Hall of Fame
Thanks Kris for the kick that beat Miami in Miami in 03, the kicks against KC in KC when they were a good team, the game winner against Miami in 2007, the game winner in Green Bay in 2008.

I wish I could've said the same for 2009 but that's football. Either way you did contribute to all our wins we had up to this point. However we must move on.
 

Errant Hothy

Hypermediocrity
Good luck to Kris Brown...but Rackers isn't the guy. He's not clutch at all. Y'all will see...Rackers is AWFUL in the clutch. This goes back years down the line...Brown had one awful season, Rackers is great til the chips are down.
And Kris Brown is/was?
 

texasguy346

Mod Squad
The man's gone now, so I'll just say good luck. I view this decision as a "best for the team" type of decision regarding "Kris Brown the football player" that really has no bearing on "Kris Brown the man". KB is a great person and I wish the man the best. I hope he lands a job and does well (unless he plays us, LOL).
Well said and I absolutely agree. I'll always remember the big kicks he hit for us in the past, and I'm sure he'll latch on with another team soon.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
One thing I'll say at this point. No matter how your allegiance falls, Brown deserved a better send off than the chorus of "boos" he received for not converting a 57 yard FG.
 

eriadoc

Texan-American
One thing I'll say at this point. No matter how your allegiance falls, Brown deserved a better send off than the chorus of "boos" he received for not converting a 57 yard FG.
Wow, he was booed? Now that's messed up. I wasn't even disappointed with that miss. 57 yards is a long FG, and he was on target, just short. Wow, that's harsh. I had no idea the "fans" did that.
 

281

Veteran
damn, this is crazy for me, seeing as he was the last original texan... any semblance we had of being an expansion team is now officially gone. i wish kris brown well... great guy. hopefully, rackers won't make us regret this.
 

hobie

All Pro
Wow, he was booed? Now that's messed up. I wasn't even disappointed with that miss. 57 yards is a long FG, and he was on target, just short. Wow, that's harsh. I had no idea the "fans" did that.
I'm pretty sure that a good portion of "fans" there last night were ones who bought/given tickets to the game last night who normally do not go.. Most fans know that a 57yd'r is not a high percentage kick anyway, and I for one would not have booed regardless of a preseason/postseason kick, and I would bet most season ticket holders unless they flat out hated KB would not have either.
 

El Tejano

Hall of Fame
Wow, he was booed? Now that's messed up. I wasn't even disappointed with that miss. 57 yards is a long FG, and he was on target, just short. Wow, that's harsh. I had no idea the "fans" did that.
And to think he could possibly wind up on a team like Dallas and stick it back to them.
 

eriadoc

Texan-American
Well, there's certainly no reason to boo the man. I thought he competed well, but I think the team did the right thing in keeping Rackers. I actually wish they would have just let KB go earlier so he could pursue a job elsewhere.
 

HOU-TEX

Ah, Football!
Doc, some people are just jackasses!!
My wife's brother made a post on Facebook saying something like "competition over, Rackers made FG, Brown misses FG". I basically reamed him out for making such a decisive comment on a 57 yard FG. He's a good dude and normally knows his sports, but that was just moronic to say such a thing. I'd say the same for all who booed him when he missed.
 

gwallaia

Moderator
Staff member
I was not at the game last night but I am embarrassed as a Texan fan that Kris Brown was booed.
 


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