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)
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New England Patriots GM Nick Caserio, who was being pursued by the Houston Texans (Photo by 2017 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images) /

Thought #2: The Caserio-O’Brien Theory

Where does Nick Caserio and Bill O’Brien play in all of this?

To be honest, I really wanted to write this article so I can discuss what’s in this part of my piece. The stuff above this was really just a bunch of crap to introduce my topic. But I’m going to kick this off with Bill O’Brien.

First GM scenario: Rick Smith and O’Brien couldn’t work well together.  The thought process was that Smith was more tenured yet still hasn’t put together a team that won a ring, so they decided to side with O’Brien and Rick became the odd man out.

Result: O’Brien stays.

Second GM scenario:  Gaine and O’Brien are supposedly good friends and are on the same page for how to improve the team. However, for some unknown reason, Gaine was let go.

Result: O’Brien stays.

What I’m trying to point out is that O’Brien has already knocked out two GMs from the Texans‘ front office and there’s going to be a third GM coming in.

If this third GM is fired before O’Brien is, then I think I’m going to lose my mind.

This has shown me one thing, and it’s that O’Brien is a very difficult person to work with. It isn’t ethical for a coach to have to go through three GMs unless the coach is outstanding on the field with a giant win column and playoff success.

That’s a no for O’Brien. A definite NO. There shouldn’t be a firing of three GM’s when keeping the same coach that hasn’t made it past the second round of the playoffs. Now it’s apparent that the Texans went all jacked up on Mountain Dew to attempt to sign Caserio, currently an integral character in the Patriots’ front office.

Here’s the deal — the Patriots clearly didn’t want to lose Caserio, so they try to buy some time by sticking a tampering charge on Jack Easterby, the Texans‘ executive vice president of team development and also a former Patriot himself.

The franchise was able to steal Easterby away from the Pats this offseason and O’Brien was ferociously trying to take away their current GM as well.  And they ended up with the best case scenario out of that charge, as the Houston Texans gave up their pursuit. Ironically, Caserio reportedly said he wants out so he can take the Houston Texans‘ GM position but until then, Texans won’t pursue him because of “contract issues.”

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That’s a load of bull crap. They could’ve challenged the contract concerns. But why didn’t they? Read my lips on this theory — Bill O’Brien wants to keep a strong relationship with the Patriots to make a big move with them in the future.

This sounds random at first and I have no idea what this move might entail so let me try and clear it up.

Back when the Patriots had Rob Gronkowski on the trade block, it was reported that the Texans were one of the four teams the Patriots could “trust” in the league.

You know why that was the case and probably still is?

Hold that thought…