It’s finally happened: the Houston Texans are moving on from head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien.
It was only a matter of time before the Texans fired O’Brien. His most significant impact with the organization came this past off-season when he traded superstar receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for practically nothing in return. That’s just one of many absurd decisions O’Brien has made over the years.
Hosuton’s 0-4 start to the 2020 season proved to be in the nail in the coffin. The Texans fired O’Brien on Monday afternoon. Romeo Crenel will serve as Houston’s interim head coach as the organization seeks out its next head coach.
No one in the NFL community is happier about Houston’s latest firing than quarterback Deshaun Watson. Depending on who the Texans hire, Watson may finally have a capable coaching staff to work with.
Texans fired HC and GM Bill O’Brien, per @DanGrazianoESPN and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 5, 2020
The NFL world is sending in their reactions to Monday’s massive news. It’s safe to say everyone saw this coming. Take a look at a few of the reactions below.
Bill O’Brien: “We’re 0-4, but we’re gonna fix this!”
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) October 5, 2020
Over the past 16 months, the Texans gave Bill O’Brien power to:
– Trade away most of their draft picks
– Hand out a bunch of bad extensions and free-agent deals
– Give away the best WR in the NFL
All to fire him 4 games into the season. That is incredible.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) October 5, 2020
Bill O’Brien traded the best receiver in the NFL because of a personal feud and then started the season 0-4 and got fired. So Houston lost Deandre Hopkins for personal embarrassment and nothing else.
Being a Texans “fan” is an elite level of pain.
— Roosh (@RooshWilliams) October 5, 2020
Bill O’Brien getting fired on the day he promoted himself back to play caller feels like something that would happen to Bill O’Brien
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) October 5, 2020
Yes, Bill O’Brien was a horrible head coach. But it’s still surprising the Texans made this decision so early on in the 2020 season, rather than just firing him during the last off-season.
Either way, Houston is moving in a different direction. Quarterback Deshaun Watson may finally get the help he needs, depending on who the Texans hire next.
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