Texans, OC Godsey Mutually Agree to Part Ways


Offensive coordinator George Godsey and the Houston Texans have parted ways after a season full of offensive turmoil.

After their upset bid against the New England Patriots fell short, the Houston Texans have made their first move in an attempt to improve for next season.

The team announced Monday that the Texans and offensive coordinator George Godsey have mutually agreed to part ways. It’s not surprising after the team finished 29th in total offense and points per game this season.

Godsey joined the Texans’ staff in February of 2014 as the team’s quarterbacks coach. He was later promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2015 season. Godsey called the offensive plays for the Texans until head coach Bill O’Brien took away the right after the team’s 27-0 loss to the Patriots in Week 3. Later in the season, O’Brien said the play calling had become a combination of him and Godsey.

“I’m grateful for the tireless work ethic and contributions George has made to our team over the last three years,” O’Brien said in a statement the team released. “I wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

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Although the Texans captured the AFC South title for the second consecutive season, the team’s offense was an utter disappointment. Houston used all six 2016 draft picks on offensive players in hopes of finding weapons for Brock Osweiler. But none made a signifiant impact. The team averaged 314.7 total yards per game, ranked 29th in passing yards per game (198.5 pypg) and finished eighth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (116.2 rypg). However, the Texans’ biggest offensive failure came in the most important part of the field. Houston ranked second to last, only to the New York Jets, in red zone scoring percentage (TD only). The team scored a touchdown in the red zone on only 44 percent of trips.

The Texans are expected to fill the position before the start of the NFL Draft Combine, which is set to begin on Feb. 28.