How the guy lasted this long is beyond me, after negotiating several terrible contracts for players that are either no longer around or not playing up to them (Walker, Coleman, D. Davis, Carr, Weigert, McKinney, Flanagan, Wade, etc.) Surely this organization is at its lowest possible point. Are the players already quitting on this coaching staff as well? It sure looked like it this past Sunday. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/4362691.html Texans vice president of operations Dan Ferens has resigned. Ferens, a salary cap expert, who has negotiated Texans contracts since their inception, has returned to his home in Pittsburgh where he grew up and spent 15 years working for the Steelers. General manager Rick Smith said Ferens resigned for personal reasons.