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[Official] Texans GM search begins

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by justtxyank, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member
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    Interview 1: Ray Farmer
     
  2. tigereye

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    Satisfies the Rooney rule requirement.
     
  3. solid

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    Really don't see how a new GM can do much at this point.
     
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  4. Pringles

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    Agreed. Just got to hope we pick the right one for years to come.
     
  5. leroy

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    I honestly think the Texans will come to that same conclusion and let Butt Chin be the GM at least for this season.
     
  6. Nick

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    Some will claim he's already been the GM.... unless it works against their argument (i.e. - drafted or free agent players actually do well).
     
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    I think they're leaning towards Carrot Top
     
  8. TexasRedd

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    Exactly
     
  9. J.R.

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    Among the other possible candidates are New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Patriots' director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort, former Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie and Scott Pioli, who was Bill Belichick's right-hand man for nine years before going to Kansas City as general manager and later as Atlanta's assistant general manager. He resigned from the Falcons in May.

    Texans will hire a GM that gets Bill O'Brien's OK

    Something that must be kept in mind: Even though Gaine had final say over personnel decisions, he didn’t sign or draft players coach Bill O’Brien didn’t want. The next general manager won’t, either. So don’t expect any changes in the way the Texans do business when acquiring and releasing players, no matter who is hired.

    McNair will hire Gaine’s replacement after what’s supposed to be a legitimate search that probably will end up with a general manager who has O’Brien’s recommendation — as Gaine did in January 2018.

    The first of several possible candidates the Texans could be considering is Ray Farmer, the disgraced former general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Farmer interviewed on Saturday.

    Interviewing Farmer satisfies the Rooney Rule that requires teams to interview minority candidates for vacant jobs as head coaches and general managers.

    Among potential candidates are New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio and Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort. Before Gaine was hired, the Texans had Caserio and Ossenfort on their list of candidates, but New England denied them permission to interview.

    Other possible candidates could be former Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie and Scott Pioli, who was Bill Belichick’s right-hand man for nine years before going to the Chiefs as general manager and later as Atlanta’s assistant general manager. He resigned from the Falcons in May.

    Senior vice president of football administration Chris Olsen, whose primary responsibilities are negotiating contracts and overseeing the salary cap, was appointed interim head of football operations by McNair.

    McNair, the team’s chairman and chief executive officer who has been overseeing the organization for the last two years while his late father, Bob McNair, battled cancer, made the decision to fire Gaine. It wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction but one he considered for several weeks.

    Whether you agree or disagree, McNair thought Gaine was a better personnel man than a general manager. Rather than going into another season hoping the situation would improve, McNair elected to fire Gaine with 3½ years left on his contract.

    Although it won’t fall under his job title, expect O’Brien to gain more influence over departments that usually come under the auspices of the general manager.

    Expect Jack Easterby, the executive vice president of team development, to take a larger role in the all-encompassing football operations department. He has become O’Brien’s right-hand man.

    After being part of three Super Bowl winners at New England, Easterby left the Patriots this year for the Texans. He was highly thought of in New England and around the NFL. McNair and O’Brien have a lot of confidence in him and what he can bring to the organization.

     
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  10. Rudyc281

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    Who’s that?
     
  11. Aruba77

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    I never saw Gaine as a great GM, but i was willing to give him a chance. Cal McNair obviously wasn't willing to give him a chance.

    The thing to do now is to commit to a vision and stick with it. If McNair thinks stacking his organization with Patriot front office folks is gonna get us there; "the Patriot Way", then fine. I think it's hard to know how much of the Pats success is due to anyone besides BillyB, but trying to emulate the most successful sports franchise in the history of sports is not a bad approach. Not saying it's the best approach, but at least it's a vision.
     
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  12. Fulgore

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    Go convince Ozzie Newsome out of retirement
     
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  14. the shark

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    A washed up comedian
     
  15. Rashmon

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    The Browns GM? Because the Browns have been so successful?

    In the last ten years: Cleveland Browns (48-112) The Browns finished 10-6 in 2007, but have won five games or less in eight of the nine seasons since.
     
  16. Buck Turgidson

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    Was he ever unwashed?
     
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    I hate that we keep pulling seeds off the Patriots personnel tree. It's rarely worked for any other team that went that route within the past decade plus. It hasn't been working for us as it stands either.

    He just got an interview because he's a black dude. I'm pretty sure the only reason he would be seriously considered would be if he was viewed as the ultimate puppet/scapegoat available at this juncture.
     
  18. the shark

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    True!!
     
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    I rather have Rick Smith as the GM back than have a former Browns' GM in the Texans' organization...
     
  20. deb4rockets

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    Easterby gets here and tells Bill behind closed doors that he can bring in Caserio and or Ossenfort. Then, they get Gains fired, pretend to interview and. ....in come Bill's New England guys soon. That's what I think.
     
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