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Texans hired Danny Barrett as RB coach, promoted Anthony Midget to DB coach and hired Tracy Smith as assistant special teams coach under Brad Seely, who was hired this week.

Per John McClain.

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1 hour ago, OzzyTexan said:

Texans hired Danny Barrett as RB coach, promoted Anthony Midget to DB coach and hired Tracy Smith as assistant special teams coach under Brad Seely, who was hired this week.

Per John McClain.

Thanks for heads up!

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1 hour ago, OzzyTexan said:

Texans hired Danny Barrett as RB coach, promoted Anthony Midget to DB coach and hired Tracy Smith as assistant special teams coach under Brad Seely, who was hired this week.

Per John McClain.

Barrett was fired from the Dolphins this season. 

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12 minutes ago, Longhorns90 said:

Vrabel is now in Tennessee, opening up the defensive coordinator position.

RAC taking it back

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15 minutes ago, Texansfan713 said:

RAC taking it back

Addition by subtraction IMO.

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Just now, Texansfan713 said:

I agree..  Thanks Titans.  :) 

The linebacking group will really miss him, he's a great teacher, but he was very much out of his league calling defensive plays. That doesn't mean he can't be a great HC, but I envision him being like a Mike Tomlin type coach.

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2 minutes ago, Marco79 said:

The linebacking group will really miss him, he's a great teacher, but he was very much out of his league calling defensive plays. That doesn't mean he can't be a great HC, but I envision him being like a Mike Tomlin type coach.

He needs to hire a very good OC or he is struggling out the gate. Personally think Mariota is an overrated QB so it will be interesting to see the OC he hires and how he develops him.

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Vrabel is going to be a better HC than he was cord. He’s a great motivator and teacher.  He needs good staff around him though. 

I bet the D goes back to top 10 status mainly from getting healthy and RAC knowing how to call plays. Not to mention any upgrades we do 

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im not sure what the hype is with vrabel but it's good to have RAC back

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Just a laughably trendy hire from the same people who brought us Jeff Fisher because he was young, cheap, and once worked with/played for Buddy Ryan while ignoring that he wasn't even a good coordinator when hired or a good HC for the next 15.   Did they not learn from the Munchak hire that being a good position coach doesn't mean you are even a good coordinator better yet a head coach?  Hiring Texans away didn't exactly hurt us or help them when they poached Bruce Matthews to coach o-line or Pollard to hand out concussions and late hits (neither have worked since).  McVay was young and inexperienced but at least he had measurable success as an offensive coordinator for 3 years with limited talent to work with, so his primary job was just to develop the #1 overall pick QB, stop calling outside zone runs for Gurley, and let Wade Phillips do his thing on the other side.  Vrabel's ability to "interview well" and share Belichick stories may make for more exciting press conferences and probably got Robinson and Amy Adams Strunk all hot and bothered (gross), but I'm not quite sure how Vrabel's winning smile gets Mariota to improve that 13:15 TD:Int ratio unless Chip Kelly is allowed to draw a salary from a 4th team skyping in on Sundays.  McDaniels made all the sense in the world for an offensively challenged team and shockingly had mutual interest, but Titans fans rationalizing Vrabel lacks any quantifiable substance and is just this years version of "let's bring Peyton Manning in as President like the Broncos did with Elway."  Jack Del Rio brought that "tough linebacker mentality" to Oakland last year which was great except motivational crap like "keep choppin wood" only gets you so far when you have laughably unqualified coordinators like Ken Norton and Todd Downing and you got promoted to HC before you were even a good DC so you can't even fix that.     

Vrabel had 3 first rounders and a high 2nd rounder in Clowney, Mercilus, Cushing, McKinney and Watt/Wilfork in front of them when he was LBs coach so we're not exactly talking about him turning Case Keenum into a Super Bowl QB and then flopped HARD as DC even with Crennel there behind him to fill in the blanks.   There is a huge difference between teaching techniques for a position you played for 13 years and calling plays and making/adjusting gameplans and Vrabel was objectively awful at the latter 2 in his only season running a defense.  It wasn't just injuries or a struggling offense as Deshaun straight up won the Pats and Seahawks games and Vrabels idiotic playcalling let both walk straight down the field in the most predictable and defensible situation possible. Even without Watt, Mercilus, and Bouye this defense should have more than enough firepower to shut down the friggin Colts who had TY Hilton, geriatric Gore, and a practice squad offense.  The Titans may have been impressed with our defense against them because Mularkey's system was simple enough for Vrabel to keep up with, but they might want to review the defense Vrabel drew up against the Jags who put up 74 points on us.  The scary part is that once Watson went down, we were back into the same 20-10 sleeper field goal fests from 2016 where you got the sense teams could put up 40 on us if they needed to, but Savage/Yates means just play it conservative,  don't turn it over, and keep our QB clean and we STILL gave up more points than anyone in the NFL.   

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