Houston Texans: Victory! Victory! Victory!
By Neal Sharma
Houston Texans, Cal McNair and the search committee
Cal McNair had a search committee and an ‘ad hoc’ committee of NFL experts at his disposal, and he ends up being persuaded by Jack Easterby, the main reason the Houston Texans are considered a laughing stock around all NFL teams and their fanbases.
Teams were trying to rip the Texans off at the trade deadline because no front office respected the Texans enough to offer a deal that would benefit both sides, as Romeo Crennel said:
"“I’m not trading for peanuts. If they make a substantial offer then we will consider it.”"
McNair trusted a man who watched the downfall of his own team and demanded the Hopkins trade over a search firm who he paid millions to along with a committee of NFL experts. That is very telling. That was a finding I did not expect to find before the offseason began for the Houston Texans.
I do believe that the fans of the Houston Texans, who dedicate their time and money to this team, should get an answer on why McNair chose to listen to the opinion from the man that majority of the fan base has begged be released from his job.
Many people all over the NFL consider Easterby’s rise in the NFL unconventional and many have wondered if he is even remotely qualified to be in the current position he has.
Easterby desperately needed this hire. After facing fire during the season due to a published article by Sports Illustrated discussing all of the wrong-doings Easterby had forced, he needed a security blanket.
McNair gave Easterby that security blanket with a warm and comforting hug right afterwards. Caserio is not only Easterby’s good friend and co-worker from New England, but they also have the same agent, Bob Lamonte.
Caserio would be thankful that Easterby brought him to Houston, and Caserio definitely wouldn’t fire Easterby in the near future. Anybody could argue that a GM who had never worked with Easterby would’ve handled things completely differently.
Another thing to note would be that one of Deshaun Watson’s demands, and likely the most important, for the offseason was:
"“We just need a whole culture shift. We just need new energy. We just need discipline. We need structure. We need a leader so we can follow that leader as players.”"
I will state that Watson is saying this in regards to the head coach, not the GM. However, why wouldn’t they hire somebody who hasn’t had previous experience in New England? They seem to stick with the Patriots method, and that is clear with who they hired at GM.
Why wouldn’t Easterby and Caserio do the same thing for the head coach position? Hiring somebody from the Patriots does not fix the cultural issues. It expands the cultural issues further.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Caserio plans on managing the Houston Texans, “The Houston Way.” The Houston way for almost the last decade is stealing members from the Patriots front office to try and recreate their dynasty without Bill Belichick or Tom Brady.
If there is a Houston way of running things, I would certainly like to know what it is because I haven’t seen it. Unless if they are referring to the last offseason, in which case we should have nothing to worry about. Right?
Everything comes back to Victory! Victory! Victory! from Jack Easterby. The real, and possibly the only, winner of the Nick Caserio hire.