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Brian Gaine Fired

steelbtexan

Hall of Fame
Don't be dense, you can't believe for a second that Obrien didn't lobby for this. Two GM's fired in 17 months both by McNair?
One GM quit and wouldn't have been fired according to some.

The other GM was fired for non football reasons. IMHO After all the Texans org is currently involved in a lawsuit because of Gaine's supposed actions.
 

sandman

Brexit Advisor
One GM quit and wouldn't have been fired according to some.

The other GM was fired for non football reasons. IMHO After all the Texans org is currently involved in a lawsuit because of Gaine's supposed actions.
The other GM was fired for reasons not disclosed by the Texans. Anything beyond that is conjuncture. It could easily have been he and OB were BFF's like they thought they were going to be as it is because of the pending lawsuit.
 

Dejaview

Rookie
Don't be dense, you can't believe for a second that Obrien didn't lobby for this. Two GM's fired in 17 months both by McNair?
Well first of all Bob McNair would have to come back from the dead to fire Gaine. Second, in a 2018 SI article Smith categorically denied OB had anything to do with his firing. As I recall in that article, they articulated some differences but their relationship was fine according to RS. These false and unsupported lies about OB are just poison and derail every thread that’s created. Smh.
 
Well first of all Bob McNair would have to come back from the dead to fire Gaine. Second, in a 2018 SI article Smith categorically denied OB had anything to do with his firing. As I recall in that article, they articulated some differences but their relationship was fine according to RS. These false and unsupported lies about OB are just poison and derail every thread that’s created. Smh.
Here's the actual section.

Smith does admit that he and O’Brien didn’t always agree on fundamental issues, starting with their organizational philosophies. He also says he approached McNair in recent years to lay out his vision for how the team should operate, and that some of his suggestions—he declines to discuss specifics—did not align with O’Brien’s vision. But Smith also describes any feud as “overblown” and characterizes his relationship with the Texans’ coach as “fine.”

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/08/31/rick-smith-houston-texans-gm-sabbatical

I actually don't suggest anyone read the article, its a pretty hard read with todays knowledge because he talks about his wife getting better and his kids reaction to learning about the cancer. But getting back to the point, things between Smith and BoB were going to come to a head and McNair, either Bob or Cal again using todays knowledge, was going to have to choose between them. The tragedy with Smith's wife just made the whole issue moot. Always will wonder though who would have actually won if it had come down to a choice.
 

Dejaview

Rookie
Here's the actual section.

Smith does admit that he and O’Brien didn’t always agree on fundamental issues, starting with their organizational philosophies. He also says he approached McNair in recent years to lay out his vision for how the team should operate, and that some of his suggestions—he declines to discuss specifics—did not align with O’Brien’s vision. But Smith also describes any feud as “overblown” and characterizes his relationship with the Texans’ coach as “fine.”

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/08/31/rick-smith-houston-texans-gm-sabbatical

I actually don't suggest anyone read the article, its a pretty hard read with todays knowledge because he talks about his wife getting better and his kids reaction to learning about the cancer. But getting back to the point, things between Smith and BoB were going to come to a head and McNair, either Bob or Cal again using todays knowledge, was going to have to choose between them. The tragedy with Smith's wife just made the whole issue moot. Always will wonder though who would have actually won if it had come down to a choice.
Point being there was no choice. In fact in that article Smith inferred that suggesting he step down due to a feud with OB was even “ cruel” because it denied that his wife was sick, the whole crux of the issue. This is foolproof evidence that all this OB conspiracy crap HURTS RS. He simply chose a different ( correct) path at that time and was already releasing responsibilities before he departed, not because OB manipulated them away. And give OB some indication of a soul. He himself has a son with special needs and surely hurt for RS. In the GB photos there was a photo of a very tender moment when OB was on a knee talking to a young man confined to a wheelchair. What kind of butt chin ass would do that? BTW, GM’s and coaches commonly do have differences in the NFL.
 

OptimisticTexan

Hall of Fame
So, it sounds like Howard is doing good. Hearing positive things about Lonnie Johnson, Warring as well. Could it be that the Texans made a mistake firing Gaine? It’s sounding like he had two solid drafts under his belt. Sumbetch! O’Brien better get Caserio in the building or he just screwed the organization!
No to Caserio!!! I'd take a gamble on Cleveland's Eliot Wolf to be the Texans next GM. Guy is a solid talent evaluator who's been groomed to run an organization in Green Bay and now in Cleveland.
 

Mangler

Veteran
No to Caserio!!! I'd take a gamble on Cleveland's Eliot Wolf to be the Texans next GM. Guy is a solid talent evaluator who's been groomed to run an organization in Green Bay and now in Cleveland.
HC/OC/GM aka Butt Chin would never go for that. Eliot Wolf would be a threat to his jack of all trades, master of none multi feathered hat. Would be nice though...
 

OptimisticTexan

Hall of Fame
Will he be available?
More so than Caserio. Patriots would allow Caserio to go to any other team but the Texans. Eliot Wolf is an Asst GM with the Browns and moved up through the ranks to hold the same position with the Packers. I seriously think Wolf would be far more attainable than Caserio so long as the Texans were offering him the GM position.
 

Texansballer74

Hall of Fame
More so than Caserio. Patriots would allow Caserio to go to any other team but the Texans. Eliot Wolf is an Asst GM with the Browns and moved up through the ranks to hold the same position with the Packers. I seriously think Wolf would be far more attainable than Caserio so long as the Texans were offering him the GM position.

Gotcha and thanks. But won't Caserio be available after the draft since his contract will be up?

I like Wolf too but would him and Obrien coexist?
 

OptimisticTexan

Hall of Fame
Whoever Dabo wants we should hire. Back the brinks truck up for him
Dabo or Harbaugh would be my first choices of pursuit. Previous post to another thread, I stated Cal needing to hire Bill Polian as his personal advisor for 2 seasons. Polian and Cal need to hire Eliot Wolf away from the Browns to become the Texans next GM. Add Dabo or Harbaugh as the HC.....I think the Texans would finally have the right pieces in place to make this organization special.
 

Dejaview

Rookie
Dabo or Harbaugh would be my first choices of pursuit. Previous post to another thread, I stated Cal needing to hire Bill Polian as his personal advisor for 2 seasons. Polian and Cal need to hire Eliot Wolf away from the Browns to become the Texans next GM. Add Dabo or Harbaugh as the HC.....I think the Texans would finally have the right pieces in place to make this organization special.
What makes you think Dabo won’t be another Saban?
 
What makes any of you think Dabo would even come here no matter how much we offer him. He’s got a sweet gig at Clemson getting sweeter every year. The guy is on his way to be Clemson’s Bear Bryan, why give that up to come coach here?
 


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