Texans Telegram: Deshaun Watson stands ground, Bieniemy not the guy?

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans have been a wild team to follow this offseason as they have continued to attempt to pick up the pieces from the Bill O’Brien era. In this morning’s Texans Telegram, we will look at their head coaching search potentially coming to an end, who that coach could be, and whether or not the mind of star quarterback Deshaun Watson can be changed.

Deshaun Watson stands his ground

From ESPN’s Chris Mortensen himself, the mind of Watson seems to be made up as his frustration with the Texans grows. Schefter reports that Watson will still look for a way out of Houston no matter who the hire is as the next head coach.

This is a stunning situation to believe to have happened like this, as the Texans have left Watson in the dark all offseason, seemingly choosing Executive Vice President Jack Easterby over him in their decision making. As time passes by, it seems like the next best move should their relationship be broken beyond repair would be to land as big of a haul as possible for the star.

Texans out on Eric Bieniemy?

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the man who may have the best pulse on the team than anyone in the city, recently went on Landry Locker’s show to discuss Houston’s current head coaching situation. In this radio session, Locker and McClain seemingly dropped information that Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is out of the running for the head coaching position.

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Earlier this week, the Texans brought in two coaches for second interviews, with one of them being Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who has gotten an outpouring of support from many around the league. As the clock ticks, it looks like Frazier, not Bieniemy may be the last man standing; Albert Breer reports Frazier has been building his staff just in case.

Leslie Frazier gets another bode of confidence

Not only has Troy Vincent been outspoken in support of Frazier, but Hall of Fame linebacker and former head coach of the Chicago Bears Mike Singletary has been as well. Former teammates in their hayday, and on the same staff in Minnesota, Frazier and Singletary have a long time connection.

"“He’s just a teammate you love to see do well. He’s done a great job with the Bills and is an outstanding coach. Leslie was an excellent football player. Leslie had tremendous technique and great awareness as a player” (via Aaron Wilson)."

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This could be taken with a grain of salt, as Frazier has hired Singletary in the past, and perhaps he is on the list of coaches Frazier would bring on board should he land the job. However, there is an obvious reason Frazier has made it this far in the process. It will be interesting to see how this coaching search wraps up.