Brian Gardner fired

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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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
     
  2. MistaRed

    MistaRed All Pro

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    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...
     
  3. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    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.
     
  4. MistaRed

    MistaRed All Pro

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    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
     
  5. Playoffs

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    John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
    Jason La Canfora ‏@JasonLaCanfora
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Go big or go home . :swatter:
     
  7. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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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.
     
  11. Playoffs

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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.

    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.
     
  12. ChampionTexan

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    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?
     
  14. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

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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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    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" :rolleyes: tied Smith's hands if that rumor is true.
     
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    What the F has Whisenhunt done to win you over?
     
  18. TheMatrix31

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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.
     
  19. Wolf6151

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    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.
     
  20. welsh texan

    welsh texan Lest we forget

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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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