The Houston Texans made a big-time move on Friday afternoon by firing Brian Gaine as the general manager of the franchise, less than two years into his tenure.
In a bit of a twist for a Friday night, the Houston Texans have fired Brian Gaine as their general manager, and as reported by the Houston Chronicle they are on a search for his replacement.
The following statement was made by Chairman and CEO Cal McNair pertaining the firing of Gaine:
This is an interesting decision by the Texans, as it comes at a time where the team has made many decisions already pertaining to the roster. They’ve not only already went through the 2019 NFL Draft process, but have also made decisions pertaining to free agency with more of those to come.
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As of Friday night, this is a decision that needs more thought to decide how good or bad of a choice it was, as Gaine had hardly any time to make the team how he wanted it to look as he was hired in January 2018.
On the other hand, his team didn’t compete at the highest level late in the season or in the playoffs, and maybe the draft didn’t turn out as hoped either?
Houston didn’t get off to the hottest start last season losing the first three games, but they won a lot of close games too during their winning streak. At the end of the season they lost to the Indianapolis Colts when the games mattered the most, including the playoffs.
Another question with this firing of Gaine is how will it affect head coach Bill O’Brien? Is this now a make or break season even more than it already was? Is O’Brien back on the hot seat before the season even begins? Will the new GM want to come in and make changes right away, or wait until the end of the 2019 season?
Time will tell with all of the future decisions coming, but as of now it seems the Texans want positive results. If not, those decision makers will be asked to leave sooner rather than later. Stay with the Toro Times for more coverage and opinions on the search for the new general manager by the Texans.