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steelbtexan

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For the good and mostly the bad Bob McNair was able to exert his influence and address conflict. Cal can not do that. Cal avoids conflict and tough decision making. Cal does not know how to do that or he simply cannot force himself into that situation. Sadly this says that Cal does not have the business mind to run a business. Cal has to have somebody who can do that for him. Easterby is that guy for Cal.
He's made decisions, for instance Rootes leaving. janice/Cal decided to move on from Hopkins. Giving DW4 a say in hiring the HC etc... We just disagree with most of his decisions. I'm of the beliefs that Easterby is doing what Cal hired him to do. Take out the trash
 

Texansballer74

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Andre Johnson was on point with his criticism of Easterby. I will defer to his comments for now.

I’m disappointed in Easterby more so than Cal or O’Brien (Easterby terminated O’Brien as part of his fluid evaluation of the team - nine months after going to the playoffs).

To his credit, O’Brien made the playoffs with some no so great QBs like Hoyer and won the AFC South more than once. Then lost a power struggle with Easterby.

Long serving employees with the Texans were let go by a man who hasn’t been on the job that long and knows absolutely squat about football.
I’m not giving O’Brien credit for making the playoffs in a terrible division and then plummeted in the playoffs. Mainly because his team wasn’t ready to play.
 

steelbtexan

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I think after Bob McNair died, there was a power vacuum in the organization. Whether the McNair family was still in the process of grieving or Cal was not interested in stepping up and leading the organization, O'Brien and Easterby eagerly took advantage of the situation.
Agreed,

I think what caused the situation was a perfect storm of Gaine's HR issues, New England not allowing Caserio to be able to be hired as GM and BOB/Easterby being the last men standing so to speak.
 
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TexansBull

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How much credit does Easterby for yesterday’s win?

There was a picture of him in the draft room. There was a picture of him on the sidelines. There was a picture of him at training camp. His bio on the Texans website says he manages all football operations and overall culture of the organization.

So he played some role right? He must be doing good?

Lol.
 

steelbtexan

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How much credit does Easterby for yesterday’s win?

There was a picture of him in the draft room. There was a picture of him on the sidelines. There was a picture of him at training camp. His bio on the Texans website says he manages all football operations and overall culture of the organization.

So he played some role right? He must be doing good?

Lol.
None

Although I'm glad he did his job and is the main reason the trash got taken out.

There will be a tough couple of yrs but the Texans org will be better off in the long run. Otherwise what we've seen the last 4 yrs would've continued for another decade.
 

Double Barrel

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He gets all the credit. He's the best thing that has ever happened to the Houston Texans. :highfive:

I'm going to be a new & improved shiny fan so no more hurt feelings. Just happy thoughts and empty platitudes from now on. Just like Jack.
:texan:
 

Double Barrel

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I've been having fun with the Easterby story this off-season, but now that football has actually started, it's one of those subjects that gets relegated to the back pages.

The shirts are pretty funny. Here ya' go Steel, knock yourself out: I’m A Jack Easterby Guy T-Shirt

And like I mentioned in the Tyrod thread (where I posted the full Pat McAFee interview), I don't care about 'culture' if it leads to winning games. At the end of the day, that's what matters to me as a Texans fan.
 

thunderkyss

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I've been having fun with the Easterby story this off-season, but now that football has actually started, it's one of those subjects that gets relegated to the back pages.

The shirts are pretty funny. Here ya' go Steel, knock yourself out: I’m A Jack Easterby Guy T-Shirt

And like I mentioned in the Tyrod thread (where I posted the full Pat McAFee interview), I don't care about 'culture' if it leads to winning games. At the end of the day, that's what matters to me as a Texans fan.
Sweet. I'm getting two.
 

Double Barrel

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Sweet. I'm getting two.
Pics or it didn't happen. :photos:

I guess Easterby is now in charge of....stretching exercises?

lol I just have to laugh these days. Tyrod mentioned on Pat McAfee that that they had signed 33 or so free agents, so I'd imagine that those short-termed contracts has a lot of people high-fiving Jack and supporting his culture. Wanting to get paid has a way of getting folks to conform.

But hey, he's part of the Texans landscape so it's just something we have to accept. . .and, of course, have fun. :joker:
 

steelbtexan

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I've been having fun with the Easterby story this off-season, but now that football has actually started, it's one of those subjects that gets relegated to the back pages.

The shirts are pretty funny. Here ya' go Steel, knock yourself out: I’m A Jack Easterby Guy T-Shirt

And like I mentioned in the Tyrod thread (where I posted the full Pat McAFee interview), I don't care about 'culture' if it leads to winning games. At the end of the day, that's what matters to me as a Texans fan.
LOL

Awesome, I haven't bought any Texans gear since 2010.

My way of not giving the McNair's anymore $$$$.
 

powda

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I've been having fun with the Easterby story this off-season, but now that football has actually started, it's one of those subjects that gets relegated to the back pages.

The shirts are pretty funny. Here ya' go Steel, knock yourself out: I’m A Jack Easterby Guy T-Shirt

And like I mentioned in the Tyrod thread (where I posted the full Pat McAFee interview), I don't care about 'culture' if it leads to winning games. At the end of the day, that's what matters to me as a Texans fan.

How much does the, "I'm NOT a jack Easterby guy" t-shirt cost cause I might actually do that?
 

steelbtexan

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Pics or it didn't happen. :photos:



lol I just have to laugh these days. Tyrod mentioned on Pat McAfee that that they had signed 33 or so free agents, so I'd imagine that those short-termed contracts has a lot of people high-fiving Jack and supporting his culture. Wanting to get paid has a way of getting folks to conform.

But hey, he's part of the Texans landscape so it's just something we have to accept. . .and, of course, have fun. :joker:
Agreed about him being part of the Texans landscape.

The Stars will be coming soon enough, hopefully they find a Herbert.
 

steelbtexan

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LOL. Watch the end of the locker room speech or around the 48 second mark. Looks like he is "nudging" Caserio to go front and center. LMAO.

Ladies and gentlemen that's what leadership looks like.

I think they will only win 4-5 games this yr. But I cant wait for this man to get some elite talent to work with.
 


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