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Will the Texans get desperate in their search of a GM and HC?

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what exactly is Cal supposed to be listening to McClain say? That's what I don't get. Is John supposed to be giving him the view of the fans? Is McClain saying what would look good at the movies? Is he telling Cal about funny stories he heard about candidates for GM and HC? Every king needs his court jester (Mc) and his "PR" guy (easty) explaining to the soldiers why the king's way is correct. So I understand those two filling those roles. Perhaps Janice has an NFL guy she met or was recommended to her who is guiding her while the search committee is saying "Ahem listen to my voice and watch this hand over here" while the actual conjuring is going on behind the curtain of privacy.
Good questions. I'd love to be a fly on the wall to find out.

To an owner like Robert Kraft, someone like John McClain does not have a lot to offer with regards to running a football franchise.

To an owner like Cal McNair, he most likely thinks John McClain is a wealth of football knowledge.

But yeah, I think he's running PR at the Texans flagship station at this point. Beyond that, who knows?
 

badboy

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After John McCain's harsh words about management when Mario Williams was selected 1.1, I wonder if in his most Twilight Zone fantasies he ever thought he would one day be part of the round table in the new Camelot?

King Arthur ..I mean Bill has been dethroned and sent out of the kingdom.
What happens in Act 2?
:popcorn:
 

CloakNNNdagger

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Deshaun Watson wants voice in Texans' big-picture decisions

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wants to help ensure that the organization is taking the right steps as it determines a course for the future.

That includes searching for a new head coach and general manager after the firing of Bill O'Brien.

While the Pro Bowl quarterback's primary focus remains on what's happening on the field, he does want to have a voice in the big-picture decisions ahead of the 1-6 AFC South franchise.

"Of course, I want to be involved in the process," Watson said. "Being the franchise quarterback, what we want to be here exactly, the foundation and the people that's going to be running this team and this organization along with the players and myself being the quarterback. Of course, I want to make sure we're all on the same page with good energy and things like that and clicking the right way.

THE REST OF THE STORY
 

Speedy

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Here's some more of that boardroom collective mentality that appears to be so pervasive on Kirby that it's basically part of the organization's DNA now.

This news update aligns with what myself and others have heard through grapevines about the people Cal is surrounding himself with to find a GM and HC.

Maybe it's a good thing, maybe it's a bad thing, but only time will tell. I'm hoping for the best. :texflag:#blindsquirreltheory

My gut tells me that McClain being part of his "ad hoc committee" is becoming more and more known so the Texans are trying to get ahead of it. When I was told and it was confirmed by an unrelated party, I called up Sports 610 several times and asked. It was then confirmed to me again about McClain being one of the voices. And you can hear it in McClain's attitude and answers on various radio shows for further proof.
So they’re not doing the hire a GM and let him hire the HC thing?
 

Earl34

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Did anyone else catch the comment in McClain's mailbag about the "adhoc committee"?

Q: What would have been the benefit of the Texans making trades for draft picks before the deadline instead of when the 2021 league year opens in March? Wouldn't it be logical to leave the roster intact for a new GM and head coach to decide which players fit their philosophy and schemes before trading any? The Texans have repeatedly gone outside of the organization to help them decide on head coaches. Is this common in the NFL or demonstrate the McNairs are just plain over their heads? It sounds like the GM and head coach searches will be done concurrently by McNair's "ad-hoc committee." If so, does that mean the GM won't be picking their own head coach, and won't that scare off top GM candidates? — Tim K.

A: Tim, most teams go outside the organization. I agree about keeping the roster together as much as possible and let the new GM and coach make those decisions in the offseason. The reason teams trade before the deadline is to get something for players they don’t want or intend to try to re-sign. They think teams with a chance to make the playoffs might offer more than they’re worth. Obviously, that wasn’t the case this year with the Texans or many other teams. With 16 players, including veterans, on the practice squad, most of the trades were for low draft picks. What McNair calls an “ad-hoc committee” isn’t the search committee. It’s a group of consultants who have been in the NFL and closely follow the NFL. They’ll make recommendations to the search committee that’ll be chaired by McNair. Once the new GM is hired, he’ll be on the committee and make his recommendation, and I’m sure McNair will sign off on it.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/john-mcclain/article/Mailbag-Texans-trade-deadline-inactivity-15706435.php
 

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Did anyone else catch the comment in McClain's mailbag about the "adhoc committee"?

Q: What would have been the benefit of the Texans making trades for draft picks before the deadline instead of when the 2021 league year opens in March? Wouldn't it be logical to leave the roster intact for a new GM and head coach to decide which players fit their philosophy and schemes before trading any? The Texans have repeatedly gone outside of the organization to help them decide on head coaches. Is this common in the NFL or demonstrate the McNairs are just plain over their heads? It sounds like the GM and head coach searches will be done concurrently by McNair's "ad-hoc committee." If so, does that mean the GM won't be picking their own head coach, and won't that scare off top GM candidates? — Tim K.

A: Tim, most teams go outside the organization. I agree about keeping the roster together as much as possible and let the new GM and coach make those decisions in the offseason. The reason teams trade before the deadline is to get something for players they don’t want or intend to try to re-sign. They think teams with a chance to make the playoffs might offer more than they’re worth. Obviously, that wasn’t the case this year with the Texans or many other teams. With 16 players, including veterans, on the practice squad, most of the trades were for low draft picks. What McNair calls an “ad-hoc committee” isn’t the search committee. It’s a group of consultants who have been in the NFL and closely follow the NFL. They’ll make recommendations to the search committee that’ll be chaired by McNair. Once the new GM is hired, he’ll be on the committee and make his recommendation, and I’m sure McNair will sign off on it.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/john-mcclain/article/Mailbag-Texans-trade-deadline-inactivity-15706435.php
We So the new GM is part of this committee? Obviously one committee member doesn't understand the concept of cap rollover. I would bet none of the committee does.

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Did anyone else catch the comment in McClain's mailbag about the "adhoc committee"?

Q: What would have been the benefit of the Texans making trades for draft picks before the deadline instead of when the 2021 league year opens in March? Wouldn't it be logical to leave the roster intact for a new GM and head coach to decide which players fit their philosophy and schemes before trading any? The Texans have repeatedly gone outside of the organization to help them decide on head coaches. Is this common in the NFL or demonstrate the McNairs are just plain over their heads? It sounds like the GM and head coach searches will be done concurrently by McNair's "ad-hoc committee." If so, does that mean the GM won't be picking their own head coach, and won't that scare off top GM candidates? — Tim K.

A: Tim, most teams go outside the organization. I agree about keeping the roster together as much as possible and let the new GM and coach make those decisions in the offseason. The reason teams trade before the deadline is to get something for players they don’t want or intend to try to re-sign. They think teams with a chance to make the playoffs might offer more than they’re worth. Obviously, that wasn’t the case this year with the Texans or many other teams. With 16 players, including veterans, on the practice squad, most of the trades were for low draft picks. What McNair calls an “ad-hoc committee” isn’t the search committee. It’s a group of consultants who have been in the NFL and closely follow the NFL. They’ll make recommendations to the search committee that’ll be chaired by McNair. Once the new GM is hired, he’ll be on the committee and make his recommendation, and I’m sure McNair will sign off on it.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/john-mcclain/article/Mailbag-Texans-trade-deadline-inactivity-15706435.php
So right now we are to assume today’s organization intends to resign Will Fuller, and will let the new GM/HC decide if that’s in the best interest of the team?
 

badboy

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So right now we are to assume today’s organization intends to resign Will Fuller, and will let the new GM/HC decide if that’s in the best interest of the team?
I noted some time ago an Extension for Fuller could be team cap friendly at any point with him then traded in the off season
 

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I noted some time ago an Extension for Fuller could be team cap friendly at any point with him then traded in the off season
Still... doesn’t make sense. Hard to understand what you’re not getting about that.
 

badboy

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Still... doesn’t make sense. Hard to understand what you’re not getting about that.
Should not be hard to understand as I do get that. The thing is we're past the trading deadline and like it or not, the Texans did not want to take a 4th and 5th for Fuller. So be it and that's not going to haunt us. We don't know what GB was asking H to pay on Fuller salary as part of the trade.
His 2020 salary is now just under 50% paid. 650k x 9 games 6m left. GB probably asked H to pay $2-3 m. Three to four m rollover would help but if they think wins more attractive to new HC and GM that makes sense.
 

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So right now we are to assume today’s organization intends to resign Will Fuller, and will let the new GM/HC decide if that’s in the best interest of the team?
Should not be hard to understand as I do get that. The thing is we're past the trading deadline and like it or not, the Texans did not want to take a 4th and 5th for Fuller. So be it and that's not going to haunt us. We don't know what GB was asking H to pay on Fuller salary as part of the trade.
His 2020 salary is now just under 50% paid. 650k x 9 games 6m left. GB probably asked H to pay $2-3 m. Three to four m rollover would help but if they think wins more attractive to new HC and GM that makes sense.
If they think a few meaningless wins means anything then they're idiots.
 

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Houston Texans could install Romeo Crennel as full-time head coach for 2021
Published: Nov 15, 2020 at 05:59 AM

Ian Rapopor


The Houston Texans may turn to a familiar face to fill their most high-profile opening.

While they are still more than a month away from conducting the search to fill their head-coach opening, sources say that one strong possibility is to turn to Romeo Crennel as their full-time coach. It's currently being debated inside the organization.

Crennel -- now the interim coach -- is a well-respected, affable, long-time defensive coordinator who has been a head coach in the past. For the Texans, he could serve as a stop-gap coach, allowing the team to get to 2021 with some stability and pushing their true coaching search to the following offseason when COVID-19 restrictions would allow for a traditional in-person search.

No one knows what the country will be like in January, but flying around the country and interviewing several candidates may be challenging, even on private planes. It's possible that coaching candidates will be interviewed on Zoom. That means a team could invest $30 million or $40 million in a head coach they've never met.

For Houston, coming off a tumultuous but successful tenure under Bill O'Brien, having Crennel hold it down for a year is an intriguing option for how to move forward. He's also someone the players like and respect.

Crennel, 73, was head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-2008 and had the same role with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. He's been in Houston since 2014 in various leadership roles.

Under that scenario, VP of football operations Jack Easterby would continue to run football through the transition and may continue in that role if the team doesn't hire a GM. At least, that puts Easterby at the helm for several years until things settle.

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Could the Texans get any more dysfunctional? :toropalm: :hankpalm:
 

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Houston Texans could install Romeo Crennel as full-time head coach for 2021
Published: Nov 15, 2020 at 05:59 AM

Ian Rapopor


The Houston Texans may turn to a familiar face to fill their most high-profile opening.

While they are still more than a month away from conducting the search to fill their head-coach opening, sources say that one strong possibility is to turn to Romeo Crennel as their full-time coach. It's currently being debated inside the organization.

Crennel -- now the interim coach -- is a well-respected, affable, long-time defensive coordinator who has been a head coach in the past. For the Texans, he could serve as a stop-gap coach, allowing the team to get to 2021 with some stability and pushing their true coaching search to the following offseason when COVID-19 restrictions would allow for a traditional in-person search.

No one knows what the country will be like in January, but flying around the country and interviewing several candidates may be challenging, even on private planes. It's possible that coaching candidates will be interviewed on Zoom. That means a team could invest $30 million or $40 million in a head coach they've never met.

For Houston, coming off a tumultuous but successful tenure under Bill O'Brien, having Crennel hold it down for a year is an intriguing option for how to move forward. He's also someone the players like and respect.

Crennel, 73, was head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-2008 and had the same role with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. He's been in Houston since 2014 in various leadership roles.

Under that scenario, VP of football operations Jack Easterby would continue to run football through the transition and may continue in that role if the team doesn't hire a GM. At least, that puts Easterby at the helm for several years until things settle.

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Could the Texans get any more dysfunctional? :toropalm: :hankpalm:
This post could be a double emoji

Sad and angry.

Unfreakin believable
 

FuzzyLogic

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No one knows what the country will be like in January, but flying around the country and interviewing several candidates may be challenging, even on private planes. It's possible that coaching candidates will be interviewed on Zoom. That means a team could invest $30 million or $40 million in a head coach they've never met.
The bolded is such an antiquated way of thinking, the world has/is changing - not being able to use your rich boy toys and have expensive dinner interviews shouldn't prevent you from interviewing or hiring a head coach or anyone else. In fact with what the world may look like over the next several years, it's probably highly advantageous for your GM and HC to be able to knock a virtual interview out of the park.
 

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The bolded is such an antiquated way of thinking, the world has/is changing - not being able to use your rich boy toys and have expensive dinner interviews shouldn't prevent you from interviewing or hiring a head coach or anyone else. In fact with what the world may look like over the next several years, it's probably highly advantageous for your GM and HC to be able to knock a virtual interview out of the park.
Whatcould ever go wrong doing virtual interviews for the next GM/HC?

Meeting people in person is important. You can get a feel for them in person that you wouldn't otherwise be able to get.

BTW, I agree with you, the world is soon going to be devoid of any personal contact. But people who continue to have personal contact will have an advantage in the world we live in today. Atleast in our business things have really picked up since the lockdown and I think things will be even better after the next lockdown that the never Trumpers voted for.
 

Corrosion

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Lance Zierlien just said, “EB doesn’t want to come to Houston...probably because of Easterby”

Easterby is just "acting" GM .... He'll be out after the search is concluded and be nothing more than an advisory position after a new GM is hired according to all reports.

I don't buy him being the reason EB wouldn't want to take this job - There are enough other reasons a horrible roster , cap disaster , no draft picks , working for the McNair's and this "Culture" .... Working for this franchise seems to be an exercise in futility - set up to fail from day one.

There's been a lot made out of nothing when it comes to Easterby and his impact / influence with this franchise as well as his role in outing OB in the local media. I really don't buy much of it as being factual from the information I've gathered - its much ado about nothing.

OB got himself canned , he didn't need any help. If anything - Janice helped him out the door with the Hopkins debacle .....
 

TexansFight

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The Texans have gotten it wrong from the very beginning on how to build a successful organization. It is an absolute necessity to have the GM and coach on the same page with clearly defined roles. Last time we sucked like this in 2013, they fired Kubiak and kept Tricky Rick. Set us up for the disaster we find ourselves in. You need to get rid of the GM AND COACH when you’re making a change. Texans have to fire Easterby otherwise we are setting ourselves up to fail again. I don’t want him anywhere near this team. Not even as a chaplain. He is a duplicitous, resume padding, climber with no credentials that has a Rasputin type hold over this organization. This team is viewed as a joke because of Easterby and BOB. You got rid of one tumor, need to get the other one that is metastasizing and threatening to kill this franchise. Easterby is casting a pall over everything and is going to cost us the best candidates.
 

Speedy

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Easterby is just "acting" GM .... He'll be out after the search is concluded and be nothing more than an advisory position after a new GM is hired according to all reports.
You sure about that? Hearing rumors of removing the interim title from RAC for next season, and that Pastor Jack just might retain acting GM for that season as well, because the Texans think they won't be able to conduct proper interviews because of Covid.

This frachise is quickly becoming the Browns of the last 20 years. I mean, they were saying on the radio this morning that the Jets are in a better position going forward than the Texans are. I don't see that far off from being the truth. Especially if there's any truth to those rumors about RAC and Jack.
 

zshawn10

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6. I think I know enough about the inner workings of the Texans—and the significant dissatisfaction of the players in the locker room about Palcic’s firing and the shock to those particularly in the national press who work with her regularly—to know that this was a patently stupid move. Stupid if for only one reason: The franchise is headed into a vital offseason. The Texans will miss the playoffs for only the second time in the last six years, and they will be looking for a head coach for the first time since 2014 and also a general manager. Let’s say the coach they settle on is Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Let’s say Bieniemy has more than one choice, and the other choice is the New York Jets, and his agent looks into all aspects of the two jobs. Normally, you’d probably say, The Toledo Mud Hens is a better job than the New York Jets. But then you think Texans versus Jets. You think the Jets have five picks in the first three rounds in 2021 and two first-round picks in 2022, and a stable GM in Joe Douglas. (You may have the first overall pick, of course, in 2021.) And you think:
• Houston has Deshaun Watson, but by signing for only four years this year he signaled that he’s not so sure about the future of the franchise.

• Houston has massive personnel holes but won’t pick till the third round of the 2021 draft because of past trades, which included trading DeAndre Hopkins for next to nothing.

• Houston (entering Week 10) is 21st in scoring even with the great Watson, 29th in points allowed and 30th in yards allowed—even with J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus (32 and 31 years old, respectively, next season) on defense.

• Look at the salary cap. Houston’s top eight 2021 cap numbers will cost the team a combined $109 million. That leaves $66 million for the last 45 players on the roster, before re-doing contracts or cutting players. Not good.

• Houston just let go one of the best PR people in the NFL because she wasn’t “a cultural fit.” Is this some good ol’ boys club with an owner reticent to be involved and some unknown club president? Look at the reaction of players, who rarely if ever care about who the PR person is. Some are angry.
If Bieniemy has more than one choice, even with Watson on the pro-Houston side of the balance sheet, does the idiotic Palcic move just add more fuel to fire of avoiding the Texans at all costs?

7. I think I saw Ian Rapoport’s report on the Texans possibly hiring the current interim coach, Romeo Crennel, as coach for 2021, in part because of the complications of conducting a coaching search in COVID times. Good story by Rapoport. But, really? My skepticism isn’t because Crennel could not do the job—though he will be 74 at the start of the 2021 season. If the Texans conduct a search and Crennel’s the best man for the job, fine. But the NFL conducted free agency in the early days of the pandemic and got it done. The NFL conducted the draft in the heart of the pandemic; got that done too. The NFL has played 147 football games during the pandemic; through 10 weeks, there is not one game that has not either been played or rescheduled. And using Zoom and private planes, with potential coaches and interviewers who are tested every day, you can’t conduct a coaching search? That might be the dumbest thing I’ve heard all season. It sounds much more like a team that knows it might not be able to get a good candidate to come to Houston because of all the strikes against it. Imagine America has a vaccine for all by next July 1. Imagine stadiums can be open again. Imagine telling your fan base that the best idea going forward, when season-ticket holders get their invoices for the 2021 season, is for a stop-gap season. Great idea.
 

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Easterby is just "acting" GM .... He'll be out after the search is concluded and be nothing more than an advisory position after a new GM is hired according to all reports.

I don't buy him being the reason EB wouldn't want to take this job - There are enough other reasons a horrible roster , cap disaster , no draft picks , working for the McNair's and this "Culture" .... Working for this franchise seems to be an exercise in futility - set up to fail from day one.

There's been a lot made out of nothing when it comes to Easterby and his impact / influence with this franchise as well as his role in outing OB in the local media. I really don't buy much of it as being factual from the information I've gathered - its much ado about nothing.

OB got himself canned , he didn't need any help. If anything - Janice helped him out the door with the Hopkins debacle .....
Agreed about Easterby

Out of the things you listed, the cap hell can be overcome in a yr or 2. They prolonged the misery by not creating cap space by making trades at the deadline and accruing what draft capital they could get. The we weren't going to let our guys go on the cheap was a mistake, they could always sign say WFV this offseason in FA if the new regime wanted him back.

The lack of draft picks in the 1st two rds for 1 yr shouldn't be a killer for any regime that is good at it's job. The killer is the culture BS, it keeps a GM who knows talent from being allowed to pick the most talented players possible because they aren't Texans Worthy and the Texans will never win a championship until they get new ownership and that's not going to happen anytime soon. (Like within the next decade.) So Texans fans strap in for another decade of misery. (The lost decade) If I was a GM candidate and I had a choice between any other org except maybe the Bengals the Texans org would be the last Org I would sign up with. The McNair's are the type of people I would hate to work for, they give you the illusion of you have autonomy but when it comes to nut cutting time they step in and say we dont want XYZ player on the team because he's not Texans wothy. Or we dont want you to sign this FA because they will have to commit to much $$$$ for too many yrs.
 
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Corrosion

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You sure about that? Hearing rumors of removing the interim title from RAC for next season, and that Pastor Jack just might retain acting GM for that season as well, because the Texans think they won't be able to conduct proper interviews because of Covid.

This frachise is quickly becoming the Browns of the last 20 years. I mean, they were saying on the radio this morning that the Jets are in a better position going forward than the Texans are. I don't see that far off from being the truth. Especially if there's any truth to those rumors about RAC and Jack.

I'm as close to positive as can be.
 

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I wonder if Cal was told by the firm that Houston isn't very attractive right now with the cap & draft situation. That maybe he should sit out a year.
 

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Easterby is just "acting" GM .... He'll be out after the search is concluded and be nothing more than an advisory position after a new GM is hired according to all reports.

I don't buy him being the reason EB wouldn't want to take this job - There are enough other reasons a horrible roster , cap disaster , no draft picks , working for the McNair's and this "Culture" .... Working for this franchise seems to be an exercise in futility - set up to fail from day one.

There's been a lot made out of nothing when it comes to Easterby and his impact / influence with this franchise as well as his role in outing OB in the local media. I really don't buy much of it as being factual from the information I've gathered - its much ado about nothing.

OB got himself canned , he didn't need any help. If anything - Janice helped him out the door with the Hopkins debacle .....
I've got a feeling that a lot of these rumors are trial balloons to test the reaction by fans and media. It's what marketing companies routinely do to gauge interest and attitudes among consumers.

I have a hard time believing they were ever serious about RAC as HC and Easterby as full time GM. These are terrible ideas from a marketing perspective alone, much less from an operational perspective.

Right now the Texans are in a media freefall. All of the goodwill that was generated in the first decade has slowly evaporated away in the last decade. They do not know how to deal with it without Bob McNair's guidance. He was the self-made man. Cal is the silver-spoon golden child that is barely a shadow of his dad. John McClain was let inside to help put a positive spin in the media, which he is clearly carrying water for them now.

Easterby is nothing but a glorified camp counselor according to all the reports I've read about him. He probably helps Cal from feeling lonely at the top. He could even make Bill O'Brien smile!
 

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On the one hand, the Texans don't give a flip about what we the fans want.

On the other hand they float trial balloons fan reaction.
They care about some things with regards to fans. I've completed many J.D. Powers & Associates surveys over the years to know this much. It's all about that merch, food options, and the overall gameday experience. We are, after all, a major source of their revenues.

The trial balloons comment is purely me speculating as a fan. I have no idea if they are serious or not about RAC.

I do feel confident that they could not care any less about what fans think about HOW they run their organization. That's probably why they are so shrouded in secrecy. I would assume that they do not want how they run things to become something that could affect the profits.

Trial balloons are used by politicians (and corporations) to judge public perception while still having plausible deniability. Easy way out is to give RAC the job for another year and let the dust settle. But, if that's a decision that will cause an adverse reaction by consumers, let's act like we never thought about it and it was only a rumor. . .

Obviously, all JMO :cowboy1:
 

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They care about some things with regards to fans. I've completed many J.D. Powers & Associates surveys over the years to know this much. It's all about that merch, food options, and the overall gameday experience. We are, after all, a major source of their revenues.

The trial balloons comment is purely me speculating as a fan. I have no idea if they are serious or not about RAC.

I do feel confident that they could not care any less about what fans think about HOW they run their organization. That's probably why they are so shrouded in secrecy. I would assume that they do not want how they run things to become something that could affect the profits.

Trial balloons are used by politicians (and corporations) to judge public perception while still having plausible deniability. Easy way out is to give RAC the job for another year and let the dust settle. But, if that's a decision that will cause an adverse reaction by consumers, let's act like we never thought about it and it was only a rumor. . .

Obviously, all JMO :cowboy1:
Scarily enough, I'm not sure this is actually opinion.
Marketing team with a football division.
 

Texian

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We So the new GM is part of this committee? Obviously one committee member doesn't understand the concept of cap rollover. I would bet none of the committee does.

SMDH
This is a repeat of Bob McNair's boardroom roundtable of four. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. I've made numerous arguments that a winning successful organization needs one person in charge. A person who is a proven successful winner, aka, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Belichick, Nick Saban, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Vince Lombardi, Tex Schram, Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, Ozzie Newsome.
 

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This is a repeat of Bob McNair's boardroom roundtable of four. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. I've made numerous arguments that a winning successful organization needs one person in charge. A person who is a proven successful winner, aka, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Belichick, Nick Saban, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Vince Lombardi, Tex Schram, Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, Ozzie Newsome.
Jack Easterby
 

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2020 NFL Head Coaching Search Tracker
January 2nd, 2020 at 7:03pm CST by Sam Robinson

Not as many head coaching vacancies have emerged this year, compared to a fourth of the league hiring new HCs in 2019. But there are a few teams going through the process presently (and another taking its time in getting started).

Listed below are the head coaching candidates that have been linked to each of the teams with vacancies, along with their current status. If and when other teams decide to make head coaching changes, they’ll be added to this list. Here’s the current breakdown:
Updated 1/11/20, 2:43pm CT
Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
  • Mike McCarthy, former head coach (Packers): Hired
  • Marvin Lewis, former head coach (Bengals): Interviewed 1/4
  • Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator (Patriots): Cowboys interested?
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
  • Ron Rivera, former head coach (Panthers): Hired
 

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2020 NFL Head Coaching Search Tracker
January 2nd, 2020 at 7:03pm CST by Sam Robinson

Not as many head coaching vacancies have emerged this year, compared to a fourth of the league hiring new HCs in 2019. But there are a few teams going through the process presently (and another taking its time in getting started).

Listed below are the head coaching candidates that have been linked to each of the teams with vacancies, along with their current status. If and when other teams decide to make head coaching changes, they’ll be added to this list. Here’s the current breakdown:
Updated 1/11/20, 2:43pm CT
Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
  • Mike McCarthy, former head coach (Packers): Hired
  • Marvin Lewis, former head coach (Bengals): Interviewed 1/4
  • Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator (Patriots): Cowboys interested?
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
  • Ron Rivera, former head coach (Panthers): Hired
Giants hired Judge over Bieniemy?
 

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Texans president says Jack Easterby won't be GM, admits team gave Bill O'Brien too much power
Aaron Wilson Nov. 18, 2020 Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 2:04 p.m.


Team president Jamey Rootes provided some additional clarity Wednesday on the Texans' head coaching and general manager vacancies.

Since firing coach and general manager Bill O'Brien, the Texans have installed Romeo Crennel as interim head coach and Jack Easterby as interim general manager.

During a Zoom call with season-ticket holders to promote his book "The Winning Game Plan: A Proven Leadership Playbook for Continued Business Success," Rootes made it clear that the team plans to make new hires for permanent head coach and general manager and not promote from within.

Rootes acknowledged that giving O'Brien so much power was a mistake.

"We gave Bill complete autonomy relative to personnel and that did not work out," Rootes said. "We admitted it, we’re cool. Hope will spring eternal in January when we introduce a new coach and new general manager."

The Texans have been researching and vetting multiple candidates for both vacancies, doing background work and contacting and discussing the positions with representatives for candidates , according to multiple league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

THE REST OF THE STORY

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Keep in mind, that as I've posted in the past, I have it from good sources that the negotiated player trades and contracts that O'Brien has been fried for, were negotiated by Easterby. This has been carefully swept under the rug by the FO.

From everything I'm hearing now, we are going back to the same order of things that has never worked in the past................a HC will 1st be chosen who agrees totally with the choice of QB long-term..............then and only then (whether made public or not), a GM will be chosen only if he agrees with the choice of HC. What ever happened to signing a GM who then builds the franchise with his choice of HC...........and who oversees the choice of player personnel with the "input" of his HC?

When you begin with dysfunctional principles, you can expect to end up with dysfunction.
 
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