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Rick Smith Vetoes Decision to Cut Mallett

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by DieHard Rocket, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    Thought this deserved it's own thread, if someone can post the Chron article I'll put it in this post (I'm not a subscriber).

    http://thebiglead.com/2015/10/26/bi...allett-got-overruled-by-texans-gm-rick-smith/
     
  2. ima_drummer2k

    ima_drummer2k Contributing Member

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    Why is this even an issue? It would have been stupid to cut Mallett before the game. You can't go into an NFL game with 1 QB on the roster.

    Really, with the DEEP DEEP problems this team/franchise has from top to bottom, I can't believe we're wasting so much time talking about Ryan freakin' Mallett.
     
  3. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    Yeah, as much as Mallet needs to go you can't go into a game with one QB
     
  4. lnchan

    lnchan Sugar Land Leonard
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    Could have promoted Dysert off the practice squad...
     
  5. K mf G

    K mf G Contributing Member

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    steelers played sunday with only one qb and an emergency qb who was a wr
     
  6. Shroopy2

    Shroopy2 Contributing Member

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    Its not so much talking about Mallett. It is a deeper look into the dysfunction of the whole organization. They failed to get a player who can even show up on GAMEDAY barely. And its distracting the team apparently
     
  7. Bobbythegreat

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    Dysert wasn't on the practice squad at the time, which is why BOB's reaction was so irresponsible and it's why Rick Smith had to put him in check.
     
  8. Nimo

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    Steelers had more time to prepare before the game on Sunday and had Tyler Murphy ready as the #2. It was not a gameday decision.
     
  9. mick fry

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    Oh brother, I guess this subject wasn't hashed out enough in other threads. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Dirt Road

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    Dysert has been and was on the practice squad. I think the right decision was to cut Mallett. This should cost Rick Smith his job.
     
  11. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    And had they needed to go to Murphy they would have looked ****ing stupid.
     
  12. Mr. Clutch

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    And they put a QB we're supposed to be developing in the IR
     
  13. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    This.

    Mallett is just the face of the issue; this is the first sign that we have that more than just the fan-base is deeply displeased with Rick. Someone from the coaching staff had to have leaked this.
     
  14. Nimo

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    Knowing how the game turned out, yes. But they were expecting to be competitive. If Hoyer had gotten hurt in a one touchdown game and you were down to Dysert. That's just not fair to the rest of the team.
     
  15. Mr. Clutch

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    BOB trying to save his job
     
  16. Bobbythegreat

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    This should cost both Rick Smith and BOB their jobs. Rick Smith hired BOB who completely bungled pretty much everything since he's been here. BOB vouched for Mallett who was known to have immaturity issues.....but BOB had Rick Smith trade for him anyway. Anyone who watches football could tell you that Brian Hoyer is awful at being a QB.....but BOB had Rick Smith bring him in anyway.

    This whole mess is on BOB...and indirectly on Rick Smith for hiring him in the first place. It's time to totally clean house.
     
  17. Nimo

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    Not to mention the only ILB that can cover.
     
  18. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Well so much for Patriots culture.


    The culture here is anything but.

    Players not held accountable, players quiting, leaks springing out about coach/gm relationships.
     
  19. Mr. Clutch

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    What we need is someone who will come in and build around Mallet
     
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    Here's why it's an issue:

    1. We've been told that BOB has complete control over the roster. Apparently, that's not true. We can no longer say that Rick has nothing to do with the roster.

    2. Reasonable to assume there's friction between Rick and BOB over this.

    3. I think all of this is indicative of the DEEP DEEP problems this team/franchise has, honestly. We just learned a little more about it than we knew before.

    4. Mallett has to go! Not because of how he plays the position...but because there's zero integrity in keeping a guy like this when you're holding everyone else to the "be a good teammate" standard first and foremost.

    5. BOB has been undermined. A lot of that is on him...he's been wishy washy...he's preached this "good teammate" stuff and when he tried to enforce it he was told from management that he couldn't. The Texans already looked like a team where the coach had lost them...I think this potentially makes it worse.

    6. The leaks are a problem.

    Overall, this is just a terribly run organization. I don't care if you go in to that game with no backup QB...building a real culture for this bunch is far more important that having a legit backup QB for one game. Sometimes you pull a Hoosiers and say, "my team is on the court" because the bigger point is more important than the insurance policy of Ryan Mallett as a backup.
     

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