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Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Jan 10, 2018.

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Do you like the hiring of Brian Gaine?

This poll will close on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:12 PM.
  1. Yes

    19.1%
  2. No

    25.0%
  3. Who cares, as long as Bob & Cal are around.

    27.9%
  4. Abstain

    27.9%
  1. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    Spot on.

    There were only two ways to screw this up.

    #1 - hire a Rick Smith seatwarmer

    #2 - hire a BOB yes man

    We somehow went with a mix of both.

    Disaster.
     
  2. Hey Now!

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    Yeah; but we have no idea how that manifested. For all we know, he hated Xavier Su'a-Filo and was overruled by Rick Smith.
     
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  3. Mr. Clutch

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    It's seriously hard to imagine a worse scenario.

    No one was fired AND they bring back a key architect of the massive fail of last year.
     
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  4. Mr. Clutch

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    Maybe, but the way they've gotten rid of Kubiaks players and replaced them with Patriot guys or players for the OB and RAC systems makes me think otherwise.

    I think Rick definitely pushed back on some moves, but my guess is OBrien just didn't like his scouting and cap management rather than getting overruled on anything by Rick.
     
  5. texian

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    I am absolutely intent on coming back. I will maintain at least that executive vice president title...

    -- Rick Smith
     
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  6. Hey Now!

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    You mean, like former Kubiak QB Brock Osweiler?...

    Again, I can't find enough 0s to indicate how much, %-wise, I agree with the reaction to the "search" and the meh-ness of the hire on the surface. But I'm willing to at least give it a chance.
     
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  7. Joe Joe

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    He's not Rick Smith. So we got that going for us.
     
  8. Mr. Clutch

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    Fair enough to give them a chance, but I wonder if they are actually gonna try to do things differently or are gonna double down

    They let go Brandon Brooks, Ben Jones and Bouye. And signing Wilfork, Hoyer and Mallet. Drafting big and slow at NT and TE. Letting Owen Daniels go. Getting little gadget players like Braxton Miller.

    And Osweiler was familiar with OBriens system I believe
     
  9. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!
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    Jesus H...we're gonna be playing this ****ing game as long as McNair is sucking air.

    You guys enjoy the show.
     
  10. Hey Now!

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    That's the hope; that he'll bring a different perspective.

    This is fair. But EVERY team has a list of bad decisions like this - even the Patriots.

    Eh.... where? He'd be with the Broncos his whole career.
     
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  11. Bobbythegreat

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    At least we'll finally be able to blame BOB for his incompetence now that he controls everything. That's the sole silver lining to BOB becoming the de-facto GM.
     
  12. Roc Paint

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    The reason why this higher was important to rebuilding our current franchise is because of the relationship he has/had with O'Brien. I also believe this move will give Bill O'Brien more power in the player/personnel department. I'm very excited to see where this team will be in 2 to 3 years.
     
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  13. HOUSTON2017

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    what if he doesn't fail? im pulling for him to not fail.. Hope the Texans go on to win a Super Bowl
     
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  14. Bobbythegreat

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    That's what I'll be hoping for too. Don't get it twisted, if BOB learns how to be a competent coach during the off-season and he operates as a competent GM then I'll be ecstatic....I just don't see any reason to expect that to happen.
     
  15. Nimo

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    I hope this thread has as much fail as the D'antoni hire thread
     
  16. Roc Paint

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    I posted before I even read the thread, but now I must say what a bunch of titty babies.

    Over react much?
     
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    Do you think Vrabel get the lions job? If he does do you think he will take Romeo to his staff?
    I wouldnt mind a new DC (Fagnio) Would be nice (we can dream)
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    That's right, every team makes bad decisions. The Texans seem to do a lot more as every position except QB and maybe WR or K got worse last year. That's quite a feat.

    Mazzone offense at ASU when Brock was there was a spread offense with similarities to the spread ep system of the Patriots. https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tamu-football/in-depth-look-at-noel-mazzone-offense-texas-am/
     
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  19. Bobbythegreat

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    I think if Vrabel does get a HC job that RAC would stay here, they probably wouldn't even get a new DC.
     
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    If there's a silver lining in all of this it's that O'Brien will have zero excuses now if the team doesn't perform (barring another Watson injury). He's got a franchise QB, he has his guy as GM and nobody will be able to say "What if this was Rick Smith's fault?" anymore. We're really about to see if he can build and coach an NFL team at a high level or if he's as mediocre as we all probably think he is.
     
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