• The Texans firing Invoice O’Brien qualifies as seismic news in the NFL, and ends a tumultuous few years in the organization, during which Houston ousted two overall managers and brought in a old crew chaplain as EVP of soccer operations, then added the GM title to the head coach’s enterprise card. And now, that EVP of soccer operations, Jack Easterby, sits atop the organizational chart on the soccer side. While you’re getting Game of Thrones vibes, I don’t blame you.
The attention-grabbing half, to me, is that O’Brien’s attract owner Cal McNair over the last 16 months—since ex-GM Brian Gaine used to be fired—used to be to habits a cultural overhaul of the organization, building in the motivate of a particular form of player and by the traces of scrimmage. In doing so, the core of the roster changed radically, and the crew’s provide of draft picks used to be stale as capital to place into effect the unusual vision.