Houston Texans: Rating the Nick Caserio hire as new GM

New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Another negative for Nick Caserio hiring

Another major negative about Nick Caserio is not even about himself, but rather the approach taken by Houston Texans owner/CEO Cal McNair.

McNair took a baffling route in hiring Caserio, an executive from the Patriots tree. Hiring from the Patriots organization has not been fruitful for the Houston Texans in the past as shown through Bill O’Brien and Jack Easterby, and hiring Caserio casts more doubt on this decision.

The Texans were in great need of building its own identity and starting with a clean slate. By hiring Caserio, McNair made a strong statement by simply refuting those needs as he, once again, tries to cultivate a winning culture by simply following the Patriots lead to try to emulate the Patriots franchise.

Furthermore, despite Easterby’s clear negative role within the organization and the calls by fans to fire Easterby,  McNair simply ignored these pleas by hiring Caserio, which all but ensures that Easterby will hold an influential role within the organization.

Despite spending hundreds of thousands of dollars by hiring Korn Ferry, an independent organization, McNair ignored all of those suggestions and went back to hire Caserio, a candidate that was not even on the Korn Ferry shortlist.

These decisions are just simply puzzling, making fans simply angry about the pure disregard for their pleas and the public request for a culture change by Texans players.

Overall Rating: 6/10

Despite Caserio’s strong resume and experience in bringing championships and winning culture, a big need for the Houston Texans was to get rid of Eaterby and his toxic culture.

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The Caserio hire mostly guarantees that Easterby is here to stay making this hire have a bad taste in my mouth. Although Caserio is bound to be a great GM, I am appalled by the fact that the Texans failed to clean slate and start with a completely new culture.