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Old 01-17-2014   #1
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Didn't know where to put this but according to Jason La Canfora the Texans fired director of Pro Personnel Brian Gardener.


per MistaRed post (not found link or tweet as of yet) AT
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Default Re: Brian Gardner fired???

Thanks for that AT. Here's the tweet...

Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) tweeted at 9:08 PM on Fri, Jan 17, 2014:
Texans have parted with Pro Personnel Director Brian Gardner, according to team sources. Could be plenty more front office change to come...
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Didn't know where to put this but according to Jason La Canfora the Texans fired director of Pro Personnel Brian Gardener.


per MistaRed post (not found link or tweet as of yet) AT
This is a start of the culture change/ getting rid of the main problems that have plagued the Texans org for the last 8 yrs.
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Default Re: Brian Gardner fired???

Another tweet from La Canfora:

Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora)
Many people in the league believe if Texans GM Rick Smith had his way, Ken Whisenhunt would have been his top choice. More change could come
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GM Rick Smith will have to hire a new director of pro scouting. Bobby Grier, one of the NFL's best, is heavily involved in pro scouting dept

I feel bad for Brian Gardner, who was fired as Texans director of pro scouting. A real good guy. He was fired today with scout Kevin Murphy.
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The relationship between Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith - or lack thereof - will be worth monitoring, closely in 2014 and beyond

Texans pro scout Kevin Murphy, who was well regarded within that franchise and outside it, has also been let go. More possibly to come

The Texans have also parted with at least one pro scout, and, again, more reshuffling is likely on the horizon

Many people in the league believe if Texans GM Rick Smith had his way, Ken Whisenhunt would have been his top choice. More change could come

You pay a coach $7M to buy him out of his contract, and a Belichick disciple at that, and people brace for significant change ...

New Texans coach Bill O'Brien is swinging a big stick there and much of the old guard is a little unsure of where they stand ...

Texans have parted with Pro Personnel Director Brian Gardner, according to team sources. Could be plenty more front office change to come...
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
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rick smith nxt plzzz
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Hopefully you are correct. But I wouldn't count on it.
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Default Re: Brian Gardner fired???

If Gardner was the guy responsible for the recent UDFA signings we made, I'd say this could be a loss. Whoever was signing those was cleaning up.

As for the Whizz stuff, I don't put much stock in what some butthurt fired scout tries to blow up as he's escorted off the premises. Unprofessional. And LaCanfora is the TMZ of NFL rumor mongerers -- zero respect from peers.
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If Gardner was the guy responsible for the recent UDFA signings we made, I'd say this could be a loss. Whoever was signing those was cleaning up.
I wouldn't imagine somebody with "Pro Personnel" in their title would be the one at the forefront of bringing in UDFA's.
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any chance they bring in alonzo highsmith from the packers to replace gardner until they promote him to GM when lil ricky gets the ax in a year or two?
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Hell yes. This is a good sign. I want Rick Smith gone next.
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I think smith has one draft to prove his worth.
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
Not me.. There were 3 HC candidates that were hired this offseason that I would've taken over Whisenhunt and we hired the guy who was at the top of my list.

Whisenhunt was a losing head coach without grey beard.. So I'm glad "BoB" tied Smith's hands if that rumor is true.
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When you finish 2-14 there is going to be people getting fired. Gardner may have been the greatest guy in the world but he was a contributor to 2-14.

Although I would've preferred Whisenhunt over Obie, I'm very happy to know that BoB's token didn't set the franchises future.
What the F has Whisenhunt done to win you over?
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I just hope if Smith stays, he and O'Brien can figure **** out and build chemistry. I do not want a power struggle and stupid, unnecessary drama for another year.
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I think smith has one draft to prove his worth.
Agreed. The 2014 FA period and draft will be a test for Smith and keeping his job depends on how he does. I'm glad to see the firing of these 2 guys, not that I have anything against them personally but I've long thought that our scouting dept. wasn't getting the job done very well.
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I take it this effects FA prep rather than draft prep (due to the title "pro"), if so, it surprises me somewhat to see these guys going now rather than later, OB must have been pretty unimpressed with the body of work presented to him to not wait a few months.
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