Breaking: Cal McNair has fired Head Coach/ General Manager Bill O'Brien. The Houston Texans will finally move on from O'Brien, naming Romeo Crennel as the interim head coach.
Houston Texans Fire Bill O'Brien - A New Era
Some hope after all
After a horrendous 0-4 start to the season, there were many questions about the future of this team. Can the season still be salvaged? Should I root for a win or a loss? When/will Bill O'Brien be fired? Luckily, that last question has finally been answered. It's been a rocky last stretch, but it has become overwhelmingly obvious that BOB is at the center of this team's problems. With him out of the picture, the Texans can focus on the building blocks of this team. Deshaun Watson, Laremy Tunsil, Zach Cunningham and Bradley Roby are the only players I would say are untouchable. Yes, that means veterans like J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus' future with a new regime could be cloudy. I for one am interested to see how the future head of the team will deal with all the roster decisions looming. The Texans need an established identity, not just Dependable, Tough and Smart. Hell, I'll be fine with just Talent. I will be breaking down dozens of coaching and GM candidates in far more depth in the future, but for now, here are my top 3 options for your Houston Texans head coach.
Eric Bienemy - Offensive Co-ordinator, Kansas City Chiefs
Bienemy has helped QB Patrick Mahomes ascend into arguably the best player in the league. He has experience elevating the talent of a young, mobile QB and knows how to scheme weapons open. We've seen first hand just how explosive his offense can be. Deshaun Watson can no longer be ruined and wasted, he is a Super Bowl caliber QB, and it's time we get him a Super Bowl caliber head coach. Can Bienemy be that answer?
Robert Saleh - Defensive Co-ordinator, San Francisco 49ers
Saleh gets rave reviews from players, coaches and media experts. His passion and energy is evident on the field and he brings a tough minded attitude many enjoy. I like the idea of going with a defensive minded head coach, who will hire an OC and just let them control the offense entirely. Maybe I'm a little scarred from BOB's power hungriness, but Saleh would be a much welcomed hire.
Lincoln Riley - Oklahoma Head Coach
Riley has long been seen as an offensive genius. I particularly love his ability to mold his offense to his personnel. He's helped elevate Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts. While they have all been labeled as "mobile QBs" they all succeed in very different ways. We've seen how it looks when an OC tries to fit a square peg in a round hole, I'm confident it won't be that way with Riley.
How do you feel about the firing of BOB? Who do you want to be the next head coach and general manager of the Houston Texans? Let us know in the comments!