Houston Texans: Three thoughts reflecting on the firing of Brian Gaine

Brian Gaine, former general manager of the Houston Texans (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Brian Gaine, former general manager of the Houston Texans (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
2 of 4
Houston Texans
Former Houston Texans GM Brian Gaine (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Thought #1: My reaction to the news of Gaine being fired

We should’ve seen this coming honestly looking at how this offseason is going.  I would like to think the Houston Texans would’ve given Gaine another crack at it considering his success during his first offseason; however, I guess the Houston Texans didn’t feel that way. Why? No clue.

But if there’s one thing I understand it’s this:

Issues before offseason: Secondary and O-Line. Clowney no contract.

Issues after offseason: Secondary and O-Line. Clowney no contract.

They made moves. But were they good? I hope so, because it’s all I can infer at this point without the season playing out. I can’t say for sure if their transactions will be for the better or for worse but they were done.  Gaine’s actions certainly weren’t enough for me to conclude that the offensive line or secondary are no longer issues.

One of the main attributes I used to back up about this team was their front office but on the rare occasion that I’d actually speak out about it, I’d just shrug my shoulders and tell myself that they probably know more than us rabid fans do.

I honestly can’t say that for sure at this point. If Gaine was fired for the aforementioned reason I believe he was, then the front office must’ve thought he was extremely conservative with a lack of aggression in free agency or the NFL draft.

That’s what I think at least. We don’t know really why the Texans fired Brian Gaine — we may never get the true story — so I won’t be able to tell how much I know relative to how much they do.

Trending. The Texans are executing a deadly game plan. light

But some of these moves Gaine made were really puzzling to me, such as the Bradley Roby deal. Once again it’s another “prove it deal” that Gaine wanted to happen but with the way Tyrann Mathieu was treated, I doubt that he’d re-sign Roby, even if his performance on the field was above satisfactory. So why even sign Roby in the first place? Did this question ever come up in the Houston Texans front office? Maybe it’s only a temporary solution but the Houston Texans certainly haven’t gone out looking for a permanent solution, at least not that I know of.

But then there’s the other crazy theory that the Texans fired Gaine so they could hire Nick Caserio, who is currently the general manager of the New England Patriots.

With all these thoughts, I’m probably putting you in a maze and confusing you the more I type. Bottom line, if Gaine was fired for not being more aggressive and they did immediately install his replacement, then maybe we do somewhat know as much as the Houston Texans‘ front office knows. But we certainly won’t find out if that’s the case any time soon.