Bill O’Brien holds a 24 point lead in the playoffs in the month of February, and this news of him being fired by the Texans was indeed very shocking, so much so that it was heavily trending toward the seat in Houston. Texans did start this year with 0-4 and no one was actually there to fire Bill O’Brien. He had gone really a long way in his career, so much so, that he was proudly holding the title of a head coach and a general manager. O’Brien has been wild all throughout his tenure in Houston and he did dig really well into the internal power struggles and the transactional decisions.
Bill O’Brien created issues for the roster construction back in 2020 following an 0-3 start that fueled up an admittedly impossible schedule against the Baltimore, Kansas City and the Pittsburgh. The result was certainly the most disappointing part of the season and a 31-21 wilting in Minnesota featured a really bad staff. However, Houston eventually clawed back into the game and had a chance to tie things really late. It was pretty much like a by-product of the way the Vikings had played in the game. David Johnson had a scope to bounce the ball, looking back at the very start of the game.
The Houston Texans would address this 0-4 start to the season, thereby firing the general manager and the coach, Bill O’Brien after 6 years of his experience. The chairman and chief executive officer, Cal McNair had recently said in one of his statements, “On behalf of my family and our entire organization, I want to sincerely thank Bill O’Brien and his family for their impact on our franchise.” He further added, “Bill’s leadership moved our organization forward as he guided us to four AFC South division championships, 52 wins and multiple playoff appearances during his tenure. Bill proved himself as a coach and leader in this league. I spoke with him earlier today and told him we are moving in a different direction.”
Statements from McNair and Bill O’Brien
Mc Nair stated, “We have a talented team and I have no doubt our players and staff will rally to make Texans fans proud as we aim to win championships and do great things for the city of Houston.” After the firing was announced, O’Brien stated in a conference, “In the end, it’s a bottom line business,” “We weren’t able to get it where we needed to get it.”