Vrabel turned it down!

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  1. Bobbythegreat

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    More good news, first Josh Smith returning now this.
     
  2. Uprising

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    WOW! Amazing news, quite surprised he turned down a DC offer....

    But RAC must be on his last legs here in Houston....ready for retirement?
     
  3. RedIsen

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    Nice. I'm sure a lot of coaches would have jumped on that DC job if they had the chance, but it seems like the arrow is pointing up for the Texans (moreso than the 49ers), and Vrabel wants to be a part of it.

    I also think its a safe move by Vrabel. Stick with the job where your success is more likely to be magnified with a (hopefully) winning team to build up your credentials, rather than take lead and assume responsibility for a team with an uncertain outlook.

    The pay raise from McNair might have been a factor too lol
     
  4. J.R.

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    [rQUOTEr]1) Mike Vrabel turned down an offer to become 49ers defensive coordinator on Thursday, but just getting the invitation after his fifth year as a coach (second in the NFL) is pretty remarkable. And his value to Kelly in San Francisco would've gone well beyond calling the defense. In three years at Ohio State, Vrabel emerged as the program's top recruiter. In two years in Houston, his ability to get more out of players has been noted. The tie here? He can command a group and draw respect from everyone. After Kelly's experience in Philly, it's fair to see where a unifying force like Vrabel might've been a game changer. Conversely, my sense is the decision for Vrabel (who was strongly recommended to Kelly by his former coach, Bill Belichick) was a tough one, and as much about family and loyalty to Bill O'Brien as anything. He'll return to Houston as a) a possible heir to current DC Romeo Crennel and b) a potentially hot coordinator candidate for the next coaching carousel in 2017.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...ur-roster-construction-johnny-manziels-future[/rQUOTEr]
     
  5. mick fry

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    This even after the scumbags broke into his home and stole SB rings, must be the BBQ. ;)
     
  6. zeeshan2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a> HC Bill O'Brien believes Mike Vrabel - who turned down <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Niners?src=hash">#Niners</a> DC job - will become DC and HC within five years.</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/690634048096501760">January 22, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  7. Joe Fan

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  8. Commodore

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    hard to see Vrabel turning down a HC position
     
  9. justtxyank

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    I'd be shocked if they offer it to him.
     
  10. juanm34

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    We should of game them permission to interview O'Brien instead. :mad:
     
  11. leroy

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    That's quite a jump to HC but good for him. I only hoped that he'd stick around here until RAC is ready to retire and then he'd take over as DC. I had pretty much assumed he wouldn't and would get some calls to interview for open DC positions around the league.
     
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  12. DieHard Rocket

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    Rams are interviewing everybody out there, including Kyle Shanahan and the Patriots coordinators. Wouldn't be surprised if they turn around and offer him Vrabel a DC position but that is gonna depend on the HC.
     
  13. thedude077

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    I like Mike Vrabel but he is not ready to be a head coach. The Rams are stupid.
     
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  14. NewRoxFan

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    Wouldn't be surprised if Vrabel's biding his time for a shot at NE DC...
     
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  15. thedude077

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    Shut up, shut up! Stop giving ideas!
     
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  16. Junkyard_Dog

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    We need to work on an extension for RAC ASAP
     
  17. Wolverrines

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    What did he turn down?

    Edit: just realized this thread was bumped
     
  18. eslate22

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    he turned town the 49ers d coordinator position last january
     
  19. EddieWasSnubbed

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    It's a good thing he did, too. He'd be looking for a job right now.
     
  20. TheRealist137

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    Vrabel's very young so he shouldn't be in a hurry to get a HC gig, he knows that he has a bright future. I think DC is the next logical step. I don't think he's ready to be a HC yet. I wish he could be DC here but I doubt it with Romeo still around. I can see him joining with Josh McDaniels and being DC.
     
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