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Time to Throw-Away Patriots Hand-Me-Downs

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by ghettocheeze, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. ghettocheeze

    ghettocheeze Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Bill O'Brien, Romeo Crennel, Ryan Mallett, and Brian Hoyer are all Patriots hand-me-downs.

    It's no secret Bob McNair's crush on Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Co runs pretty deep, which has led the Texans to become the Patriots Light Edition. Well, at least on paper.

    However, this mistaken philosophy that if we somehow acquire pieces from the most successful franchise of the past two decades, that it will somehow rub off on us and lead to our success is a complete fraud and destroying this franchise.

    The fact is the Belichick pupils have never seen success without their master and the Brady backups have never won outside Foxboro. The list of former Patriots flameouts is pretty long and includes the likes of Charlie Weiss, Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, Scott Pioli, Matt Cassell, etc.

    It's time we stop acting like we want to be the Patriots 2.0 when we lack the greatest coach-QB tandem in NFL history. This road will only lead to disaster, hint: Hackenberg in 2016. I for one am tired of bringing former Patriots and their cronies only to see us compete for mediocrity or worse. Time to cut ties with this entire philosophy and star fresh with a new identity and brand that is uniquely Texans and not trying to emulate the Patriots or some other successful team.
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  2. The Real Shady

    The Real Shady Contributing Member

    Jun 8, 2000
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    McNair doesn't have a crush on anyone. You hire a coach and they always bring in their guys. Kubiak brought in Denver guys and BOB brings in NE guys.
  3. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Nov 8, 2002
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    Well you can go the college route and take Sumlin.

    Or take a head coach with experience.

    Or take a coordinator (Shanahan?)
  4. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Jun 30, 2008
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    Bill Belichick wannabe :rolleyes:

    Brian Hoyer
    Ryan Mallett
    Vince Wilfork
    HC Bill O'Brien
    OC George Godsey
    DC Romeo Crennel
    LBs Mike Vrabel

    Penn State cronies
    Director of football research Jim Bernhardt
    RB Charles London
    WRs Stan Hixon
    Secondary John Butler
    Assistant Secondary Anthony Midget
    S&C Craig Fitzgerald
    Assistant S&C Brian Bell
    Assistant S&C Sean Hayes
    Offensive Quality Control Tim Kelly
    Defensive Quality Control Will Lawing

    Non-Patriot/State cronies
    ST Bob Ligashesky
    Assistant ST Doug Colman
    OL Mike Devlin
    DL Paul Pasqualoni
    TE John Perry Coached with O'Brien at Brown University in the 90's
    Offensive assistant Pat O'Hara
    Defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant


    Bill O'Brien
    Houston: 20 games; 10-10; 1 winning season

    Romeo Crennel
    Cleveland: 4 years; 24-40; 1 winning season
    Kansas City: 19 games; 4-15; 0 winning seasons

    Al Groh
    NY Jets: 1 year; 9-7; 1 winning season

    Josh McDaniels
    Denver: 2 years; 11-17; 0 winning seasons

    Eric Mangini
    NY Jets: 3 years; 23-25; 2 winning seasons; 1 playoff appearance(0-1)
    Cleveland: 2 years; 10-22; 0 winning seasons

    Charlie Weis
    Notre Dame: 5 years; 35-27; 3 winning seasons; 3 bowl appearances(1-2)
    Kansas: 3 years; 6-22; 0 winning seasons
    #4 J.R., Oct 4, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  5. conquistador#11

    Jun 30, 2006
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    i wanted kyle when the search began. it's like the kubiak offense without the stubborness. then again, it can also backfire. Not having a pro bowl caliber quarterback is what a really comes down to. everything would look so much better.

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