2. Making Bill O’Brien the GM and head coach at the same time
Some of the biggest Houston Texans news this offseason has been that Bill O’Brien not only stayed on as the head coach of the Texans, but he was also promoted as the official general manager of the team this offseason.
After thinking about this process of a head coach also being the general manager of the team, it might not be what’s best for the franchise in the long run. In this day and age, with so much going on for an NFL team on and off the field, how many important responsibilities can one person be in charge of?
It was also kind of seen that emotions can cause decisions to be made with trades being made and such, which can be a concern to some. O’Brien and every single NFL head coach have enough on their plate as it is when it comes to just that job, but now as being the dual head coach and general manager, there is a reason most NFL teams have two people, not one person, in those most important roles.
With this being the first official year with O’Brien being both head coach and general manager, time will only tell how well or not so well this decision will go, but the elephant in the room is one of the first decisions he made once the title was official that sparked fireworks throughout the NFL.