Houston Texans: Victory! Victory! Victory!
By Neal Sharma
Houston Texans: Many opinions about the new general manager
I do not want Nick Caserio to mess this up. I am glad for him that he has received this opportunity for himself, and I wish him the best.
My hope is Caserio kicks open the GM office personalized door with some black stylish shoes like James Bond, picks up that phone right away with a Sonic the Hedgehog grin on his face, and then sets a beautiful platform for the Houston Texans for years with a British accent.
I hope Caserio comes in and gets rid of overpaid contracts, frees up a ton of cap space, and maybe even gains a few extra draft picks for next year for the Houston Texans to build on.
Caserio has a lot of valuable experience that can prove worthy to the GM position, even if it was with a dynasty that has a tree of a lot more failures than success when the leaf falls off the tree.
What I have a problem with is how Caserio ended up getting this job. This all seems as wrong as it can get.
Incase if you are unaware, here is a quick background on the whole Nick Caserio and Houston Texans saga.
Back in 2019, the Texans originally had Brian Gaine as GM and O’Brien as head coach. None of Gaine’s moves stood out, but none of them were organization thrashing. All of a sudden, the Texans fire Gaine and attempt to reach out to Caserio soon afterwards for an interview.
However, since Patriots owner Robert Kraft was aware that Easterby was speaking with Nick Caserio at Kraft’s home during the Patriot’s championship ring ceremony, the Patriots charged Easterby with tampering.
As a result, the Houston Texans backed off and the tampering charge was dropped. O’Brien became the GM of the Texans and Easterby became the Vice President of Football Operations.
What is important from that story is that the Houston Texans, more specifically Easterby, have wanted Caserio for a while. This hire is not surprising, but it is a story that needs to be discussed.
Anyways, the Houston Texans fans suffer through the combination of O’Brien and Easterby for two offseasons, and believe me when I say this, Easterby was almost involved in those offseason moves as much as O’Brien was.
Easterby was a huge driving force behind the DeAndre Hopkins trade. Who’s to say he didn’t have an affect on any other moves that the organization made during this span?