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McNair: Jaguars played “harder” and “smarter”

Gary Kubiak AP

On Friday, Texans owner Robert C. McNair was asked what the “last straw” was when it came to firing coach Gary Kubiak one day after a 27-20 loss at Jacksonville.

McNair’s answer was illuminating.

“Well, I think the last straw was losing,” McNair replied. “We’ve got a lot better talent than Jacksonville. To have them beat us twice, that’s to their credit.

“They played harder, they played smarter, and that’s not acceptable to us to have some team beat us on that basis. If they’re better than we are, if they’ve got better ability than we do, then fine, but we expect to go out and play hard and play smart. We didn’t play smart.”

In defeat, the favored Texans committed 14 penalties for 177 yards. While McNair has deep wells of patience, he had clearly tired of the Texans looking little like they were expected to be.

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14 Responses to “McNair: Jaguars played “harder” and “smarter””
  1. jhorton83 says: Dec 6, 2013 1:27 PM

    They committed 14 turnovers? Man, I knew they played bad, but I didn’t realize it was that bad.

  2. deathmonkey41 says: Dec 6, 2013 1:38 PM

    Not only did they commit 14 turnovers, but they only lost by 7. That seems like pretty smart football to me!

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 6, 2013 1:40 PM

    Then get a GM that is smarter than all other GMs. Problem solved.

  4. grantlee11 says: Dec 6, 2013 1:57 PM

    Did you ever stop to think that maybe you arent more talented than the Jags?? After all you are what your record says you are.

  5. damcmp says: Dec 6, 2013 1:59 PM

    It was Penalties not turnovers!!!! christ how dumb can some people be? oh well look at McNair to answer that question…..He knows about as much about his football team as he did Big Brown that non Kentuck Derby winning horse od his(finshed 10th in a field of 10). He has no QB…he has $170 mil in new salaries not playing Schaub $66, Cushing $56, Fosters $43, Reed $7 . So next year will be cap hell and with no LB’s worth a damn, one passable CB and no safeties, and only JJ what ? in the DL that needs to be addressed and then on offense QB, 1 broken down RB, 3/5 of an OL , one wr that gets 70% of the throws and rarely scores. its a team loaded with talent ok….earlier they started Tarpinian at ILB after two weeks on the roster after being out of football, becasue they were saving all that talented depth for another day Mohammed, Tuggle, etc….. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that these pomous asses are taking it on the chin……McNair hides from reality and jumps in front of a camera to take credit for everything…….and HOUSTON PAYS FOR IT!!! THANK YOU MCNAIR…..he broguht back football so be CONTENT HOUSTON!!!

  6. kuya206 says: Dec 6, 2013 2:05 PM

    Typo by me:
    the Texans had 2 Int and 1 Fum (recovered by HOU)

  7. ToddHaleysSpiderInfestedHouse says: Dec 6, 2013 2:06 PM

    Maybe Katy Perry should make a song touting the eye/roar of the jaguar!

  8. rgwhodey says: Dec 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    I sure hope that clown 36 who thought he was the greatest thing ever is going with him… dude is a bum, gets burned nearly every play and talks trash, 3 costly stupid ignorant penalties cost the Texans the game and the coach his job… I hope he’s still acting like a bobble head…

  9. idpfantasyfootball says: Dec 6, 2013 3:12 PM

    With the defense, OL, RBs, & stud WR that Houston has there is no excuse for losing to Jacksonville a single time. The Jags have made strides forward and Chad Henne deserves some praise for leading them to wins, but the Texans owner is correct that the talent level of the two teams is not close. The Jags have been underdogs for 25 consecutive games for a reason, and it is not because the odds makers and public perception are flawed.

  10. rcali says: Dec 6, 2013 3:52 PM

    All you need to know about the ex-head coach for the Texans was that when D.J. Swearinger
    went crazy and got that dumb nuts taunting penalty that created a first down for the Jags he remained in the game. Dude should have been sat down for awhile or sent to the locker room. Bad message to send to the rest of the team, and more penalties followed. Buh, bye Kubiak.

  11. coltzfan166 says: Dec 6, 2013 4:10 PM

    Has anyone noticed the Jags are playing better without Blackmon?

  12. dualprime says: Dec 6, 2013 7:39 PM

    damcmp says:
    Dec 6, 2013 1:59 PM
    It was Penalties not turnovers!!!! christ how dumb can some people be? oh well look at McNair to answer that question…..He knows about as much about his football team as he did Big Brown that non Kentuck Derby winning horse od his(finshed 10th in a field of 10). He has no QB…he has $170 mil in new salaries not playing Schaub $66, Cushing $56, Fosters $43, Reed $7 . So next year will be cap hell and with no LB’s worth a damn, one passable CB and no safeties, and only JJ what ? in the DL that needs to be addressed and then on offense QB, 1 broken down RB, 3/5 of an OL , one wr that gets 70% of the throws and rarely scores. its a team loaded with talent ok….earlier they started Tarpinian at ILB after two weeks on the roster after being out of football, becasue they were saving all that talented depth for another day Mohammed, Tuggle, etc….. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that these pomous asses are taking it on the chin……McNair hides from reality and jumps in front of a camera to take credit for everything…….and HOUSTON PAYS FOR IT!!! THANK YOU MCNAIR…..he broguht back football so be CONTENT HOUSTON!!!
    ————————
    Dude, the Jags are a terrible team because they have no talent. Texans are a terrible team because they play badly despite having talent. That’s not pompous. That’s truth!

  13. thommyberlin says: Dec 6, 2013 7:42 PM

    The Texans are surely a collection of very talented individuals.

    If that were the measure of a team, they’d be competing with the Colts, and probably doing one hell of a job with that.

    The are a lousy team.

    As football is a team sport, and the Jaguars are a better team than many wish to give them credit for….

    well… the Texans got swept, and are looking for a new coach.

    The Jaguars currently have the longest winning streak in the AFC.

    funny, innit…

  14. tdubdizzle says: Dec 7, 2013 2:01 AM

    How smart does Ed Reed look now?

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