• Travis Tyler

Texans fire Bill O'Brien

The Houston Texans fired head coach Bill O' Brien earlier this week, officially opening the first spot in the 2021 coaching carousel. O'Brien was 52-48 in a little over 6 years with Houston, including 2-4 in the playoffs.


The Texans hired O'Brien in 2014, after he righted the ship at Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He went 9-7 in each of his first three years--winning two AFC South titles. Overall, O'Brien's teams would have five winning seasons and win four division titles.


Houston was off to an 0-4 start this year, albeit against a very tough schedule-- opening against Kansas City, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh for the first three games. However, O'Brien was the one who orchestrated the DeAndre Hopkins trade with the Cardinals and traded away their top two picks for next year's draft. The offense hasn't been the same without Hopkins, and they lost to a Minnesota team that has a pretty bad defense.


Romeo Crennel will take over as the interim head coach. He has head coaching experience in Cleveland and Kansas City. At 73 years old, he is now the oldest head coach in NFL history.

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