Mark this is one of the first mistakes that Nick Caserio had made for the Houston Texans in the 2022 NFL offseason.
No, it’s not the matter of whether or not firing David Culley is a mistake. Instead, it’s what Nick Caserio said today in his press conference that insinuates the look that Culley was just a mere cog in the wheel for one season.
Caserio talked about the situation that Culley walked into, how it was a “rough spot,” and everything. That was as clear as day to anyone paying attention to the NFL. A Tweet from Brooks Kubena detailed what he said further:
Caserio’s comments are a virtual backhand to David Culley’s efforts with the Houston Texans
Going into detail and talking about Houston was a “rough spot” and that the Houston Texans are “now better” because of Culley brings up one important question. If this is how Caserio feels now, why did you fire Culley to begin with?
We all saw this coming, and what’s done is done. However, there should have been more thought placed on the wording of his response. Culley walked into an absolute dumpster fire of a situation, and now that he got four wins out of the team, Caserio has the guts to say, “We’re better off without him because he helped us get through that season”?
It’s like complimenting an ex-lover to their face about how they made you realize something. It’s an obvious truth to both parties, but it doesn’t really need to be said. Use whichever analogy you can think of here, and it will most likely fit into this situation.
In the end, it’s a weird comment at a weird time from one of the weirdest general managers out there. If Culley does respond to this comment, grab your popcorn.