The Houston Texans fired general manager Brian Gaine last week and aimed to replace him with Nick Caserio of the New England Patriots. It didn’t work as planned.
Not going to do it. Might do it. Doing it. Houston, you have a problem.
The Texans are without a general manager after firing Brian Gaine last week. After unsuccessfully trying to first hire and then trade for New England Patriots Vice President of Player Personnel Nick Caserio, it appears Houston might stay that way throughout the rest of the upcoming season.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Texans could decide to stick with the trio of Head Coach Bill O’Brien, Vice President Jack Easterby and the scouting department to split duties. In short, O’Brien is gaining more power and influence within the organization despite only having one season of double-digit wins and a single playoff win. That postseason victory came over the injury-racked Oakland Raiders, who started third-string quarterback Connor Cook. It remains the only start of Cook’s career.
It’s hard to fathom how the Texans bungled this situation so badly. Houston should have had a list of candidates before firing Gaine, and certainly should have been ready to move on if Caserio declined to leave New England.
Of course, this points to the notion that Houston did indeed tamper and had the word from Caserio that he would take the position. However, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Caserio has a clause in his New England contract not allowing him to interview with other teams.