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Accusations against Texans are disturbing

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. NewsGrabber

    NewsGrabber Guest

    <p><em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em></p> <p>If the Houston Texans conducted live blocking drills in practice during the offseason when they are not allowed, they were awfully stupid. Here's T.J. Quinn's <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3885900" target="_blank">story and a snippet of video</a>.</p> <p>How did the Texans expect not to get caught?</p> <p>And what message does it send to their players?</p> <p>If players blow the whistle, they're tainted in the organization's eyes for tattling. They shouldn't be in such a position. Once word is out like it is now, the team could lose out in two big ways if the accusations are confirmed:</p> <p>One, the league will slap the team with some sort of penalty -- it has to -- and Houston will likely lose minicamp time it really needs with a new defensive coordinator and two very good teams ahead of you to chase. Struggle at the start of the season again and we'll trace it back, at least in part, to that.</p> <p>Two, the team's reputation will be tainted to potential veteran players who may say, "Why do I want to go there when they don't abide by the rules?"</p> <p>Let's note team counsel said the information set forth is "inaccurate" and Gary Kubiak didn't return messages seeking a response.&nbsp;Grievances are pending and a lawsuit could be filed.</p> <p>The Texans should not hide behind legalese citing all that. It's time to have someone step forward and say something.</p> <p>The Texans are rumored to have not renewed the contracts of their strength coach and head trainer, in part, because of the team's injuries. If it turns out some of those injuries suffered in the offseason by offensive linemen were because of illegal drills, who loses his job for that?</p> <p>If it's all true, it's sure a disappointing story. I thought the Texans were smarter than this.</p>

  2. CRUDS

    CRUDS The secret is the meat! Staff

    If they win the Super Bowl they will take their #1 pick..
    In other words, they won't be penalized.
  3. psychotictitan

    psychotictitan Its About That Time...

    I dont blame them for starting early, god knows they need all the practice time they can get before the season starts. You know your team is bad when you gotta start contact drills in the offseason:lol:
  4. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    this is truly disturbing. an nfl team that has extra practice time can't win more than 8 games. disturbing indeed.
  5. DirtySouthBoyz

    DirtySouthBoyz Luv da' Rock

    WoW !

    Looks like there desperate... ! They may need some to them transformers on that clip, on there team to win..
  6. Texxan

    Texxan Camp Fodder

    You guys do realize that pretty much every team does this during mini camp right?
  7. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    and the texans were dumb enough to get caught.
  8. Texxan

    Texxan Camp Fodder

    Yes, they should have put metal detectors in....wand and pat every one that came through the door so no one could have snuck in the ability to secretly record a film session.
  9. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow The 12th man

    Sounds very NE - Patriot like .... just saying.
  10. wplatham

    wplatham U of M Class of 2012

    I hate to stand up for the Texans, but I saw the videos today; my high school team did the same type of stuff without pads. No big deal.
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