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The 0-4 Houston Texans fired head coach/total supervisor Invoice O’Brien on Monday, and I’m here to extinguish any excuses it is in all probability you’ll well well bag on O’Brien burner accounts or hear from those composed clinging to the muse that he deserved more time to lead the Texans’ ship.
Originate no longer be fooled by Houston’s real looking success within the salvage column over the direction of O’Brien’s tenure. He was once a wretched game supervisor and a honest correct worse personnel supervisor who, when it mattered most, repeatedly underachieved in every of his roles.
A supposed offensive guru, he never produced a high-10 offense in Houston. He most regularly lacked creativity despite possessing a slew of offensive abilities with which to work. He routinely mismanaged the clock, he regularly held his proficient offense support with his most regularly comically conservative play calls, and he failed on eight of his closing 9 coach’s challenges.
And in his short time to blame of personnel, he buried the Texans financially, traded away most of their draft capital and left them in a pause-or-die train with out their quarterback’s high weapon in 2020.
With the Texans realistically out of the playoff characterize following a fourth consecutive loss to begin the season, the Houston entrance office deserves some credit for recognizing all those realities and cutting bait forward of the unswerving fracture and burn. Peaceful, they for sure could well well merely composed maintain seen this coming.
Nonetheless, but, but…they made the playoffs four cases in his first six plump seasons as head coach!
In two of those cases, the Texans acquired a extinct AFC South with a 9-7 file. O’Brien acquired better than 10 video games steady once in six-plus campaigns and posted a 54-52 combined recurring-season and playoff file, never getting past the divisional spherical of the postseason.