Mismanagement, rumors, confusion, or anything else you wanna add is swirling around the Houston Texans organization. What a bleep storm ! This team and organization has gone from being a team on the rise into a beautiful Hawaiian sunset to a team on a steep decent into the nearest golden corral destroying its versatile buffet and taking down with them everyone awaiting to consume the Timberline Chili and Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding. It’s hard to diagnose what the thinking is behind some of the decisions that have been made, or lack thereof. I myself am confused as to why no outside source of information is being tapped to get this team on the right track. Houston we have a problem !
In my opinion the inexperience of this organization has finally caught up with them. Mr. McNair is a very good owner, however he is still young to the business as far as knowing what type of coaches and players this team needs. You couple that with the inexperience of a GM and Head Coach and you end up with a mediocre or bad football team. One rumor that has come about ,that I truly find very weird and very surprising, is that you would fire Kubiak and retain Rick Smith. John McClain states that Kubiak signs off on all the players and doesn’t have them shoved down his throat nor does he have to play them. That’s not entirely correct. Quick lesson here. There are organizations in the NFL where the right hand doesn’t talk to the left. There are GM’s who bring in whoever they want and the coach is just supposed to make it work. So that takes care of that.
From a practical standpoint it makes no sense and leaves a huge disconnect within the organization. I thought about that when I learned McNair and Kubiak never talk one on one with each other. Word ? I now understand the possibility of why Smith would stay and why Kubiak could be fired. If that happens, the understanding of how Mr. McNair can trust Smith to lead a search to find a new head coach is mind-boggling. Even if Kubiak signed off or was forced to sign off on these players is true, the GM is the talent evaluator. He is the one who brings the players in. And based on the product we have seen on the field this year the talent is not that great. I have an issue with that.
The other rumor has both Kubs and Smith staying with Bush and the other defensive assistants being relieved of their duties. I personally see this as realistic. There are too many built-in excuses and the defensive side of the ball has not been good at all. The offense, for the most part has done what it’s suppose to do so who does that leave stuck out in the cold. Adding injury to insult, having your defensive coordinator out till 2 am the night before a game doesn’t help either.
Let me touch on that subject for a second. Here’s the deal, there are many coaches that go to bars, restaurants, or gentlemen’s clubs, or whatever before games. Whether on the road or at home. It’s very common in the NFL. The problem isn’t that he was out, the problem is his defense is 29th in the NFL, allows the most passing yards in the NFL, and is part of a team that will finish 6-10 at best after having playoff aspirations. Whether he was partying like Lindsay Lohan during one of her Chateau Marmont visits, or praying in the corner with Joel Olsteen, either way it just doesn’t look good. From a player’s view, I’ve been busting my butt all week preparing for a game, trying to help salvage a season in some way and finish strong and he’s out kicking it ! After all the bull I was fed during the week about not giving up, staying together, and not letting go of the rope ! Meanwhile, coach is out getting his swerve on ! Surely he’s not asking me if I want any party favors sent to my room, because I need to stay the course. And he still wants me to listen and respect what he says. Has this been an ongoing thing and contributed to why the defense is so bad ? So yea, it looks like he let go of the rope. And since his name, and his head, are slowly being lowered into La guillotine de Bob McNair, one would think he would be more careful.
I await the decision and future of the present staff here after Sunday’s game. I am sure Mr. McNair has much to think about. Not really, but if my assumptions are correct, based off how the organization has been run to this present time, I expect to see both Kubiak and Smith back for at least another year and the hiring of a new defensive coordinator. There will be a press conference filled with reasons both fiction and non, and excuses as to why the season was a failure. There will also be a plan of some sort to try to convince the fan base why they should continue to support the team. Afterwards I’ll be thinking what the majority is thinking. Don’t tell me about pain, show me the baby !