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FIRE RICK SMITH!!!

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by ipaman, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    They have the idea that short front loaded contracts (like the one for Brock Osweiler) are low risk, but they just kill our depth and result in our best guys leaving
     
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    Rockets are on a 14 game winning streak
     
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    http://www.houstonpress.com/news/three-playoff-wins-in-twelve-seasons-the-rick-smith-story-10049032
     
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    Just for fun cuz we know it will never happen till McNair dies.......

    If Smith gets fired, Who would you like to see replace him?
     
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    Morey
     
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    Heard on the radio yesterday that since Rick took over as GM, the Texans are 19th in the NFL in winning percentage. Get that man another extension.
     
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    This is the right argument that people should be having wanting to get him fired. Every GM has an AJ Bouye on their resume. If you want him gone based on personnel reasons, there are a pro bowl players on this team. He built a team that went into the playoffs with TJ Yates. The best reason to move on from Rick Smith is success on the football field for a long period of time. If he became the GM in 2010, you can make the case for more time. But 11 years is a very long time without having more playoff success than they have had.
     
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    He's not incompetent. He does some good things. He's been very good at the top of the draft and he's gotten a few great UDFA's. But he's bad in the mid and low rounds of the draft. And all that's reflected in the team. We have some of the best players in the league at their respective positions. But our depth is total ****. Our consistently poor special teams are a reflection of that poor depth. Add in the recent history of the Osweiler debacle and the mismanagement of the offensive line and it just seems like the tipping point.

    I think McNair looks at the great players we have and how we played before Watson got injured and still thinks this team is "close". He'll chalk up this season to bad luck and injuries (not entirely untrue) and will be reluctant to make changes. But I think that when you look at the team top to bottom and Smith's tenure and resume as a whole instead of just cherry picking the best parts, he's nothing more that mediocre and I don't see why I should believe he'll build a championship worthy roster any time soon?
     
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    Ya Dunta was the first and only time he has used it. As to why he doesn't discuss contracts during the season? I would suspect he would answer something to the effect of not having the distraction during the season. Admirable reasoning but it can and will backfire when you have guys that you simply don't want to hit the open market. At that point, you're just hurting yourself.
     
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    Yeah. Nailed it.

    Doesn’t negotiate during the season, or two year extensions or franchise tag players. Why? Why self impose restrictions on tools you can use to better the team?

    Why wouldn’t he negotiate with brown? Brown isn’t JJ. He’s just the best ol we’ve ever had, is it browns fault the rest of the ol sucks?
     
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    That's the bottom line. Winning!!!

    Keeping this guy around as the GM says everything you need to know about McNair.
     
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  12. Mr. Clutch

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    Firing Kubiak and keeping Rick never made any sense.

    Don't fire the offensive mind and keep the guy who just gets who the coach asks for.
     
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    http://www.texanstalk.com/threads/all-encompassing-rick-smith-thread.103436/page-102#post-2784461
     
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    Sean Pendergast: "If I had chance to ask Bob McNair just one question, I'd ask him:

    'Is General Manager a position in the organization that you judge by performance?'"



    Part of the answer if honest is going to be, "Well, maybe me an Cal had a hand in a few bad decisions there." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    The other part would be We're still making lots of money... because there's not much financial incentive to win in the NFL.
     
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    You mean the entire bloodline is gone... since Rick Smith may actually be closer to Cal.
     
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    At least we got Tony Romo . . .
     
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