BREAKING: Houston Texans Part Ways with Head Coach and GM Bill O’Brien

October 6, 2020 3:14 am

Houston Texans have reportedly opted to end their association with Head Coach, Bill O’Brien, after a disastrous start to their 2020 NFL campaign. The AFC South franchise remain winless after four games.

They’ve had some poor roster moves in the offseason with the likes of the veteran wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ move to Arizona Cardinals being termed as the ‘worst trade move’ of all time.

In addition to that, their first and second-round picks from the 2021 NFL draft belong to the Miami Dolphins. Fans have been calling for O’Brien’s sacking for a while now, and it seems like their prayers have finally been answered.

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Bill O’Brien at the mercy of the winds of change

As per the latest reports from NFL insider Adam Schefter and his colleagues, Houston Texans owner Cal McNair has relieved Head Coach and General Manager, Bill O’Brien, from their duties with immediate effect. O’Brien will step down from both his managerial posts after a dismal start to the 2020 NFL season.

The Texans are on a 0-4 record after four weeks and are yet to register a win in this campaign. Their most recent loss came at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings at the NRG Stadium on Sunday.

Deshaun Watson and Co. succumbed to a 23-31 loss at the hands of the Vikings on home soil. This is the first time that the Texans have started their NFL campaign with four consecutive losses since 2008.

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Sep 20, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, O’Brien claimed that he was not worried about his job, but his team needed some massive improvement. “All I can control is what I can control, and I’ve got to do a better job with the team. That’s obvious. And we’re going to work hard to do that,” O’Brien said via ESPN.

Romeo Crennel to step in as interim head coach

Schefter further adds that assistant coach Romeo Crennel will step in for O’Brien, who held a record of 52-48 over the course of 6 long years, with immediate notice.

The 73-year-old coach has loads of experience on his resume. He has been coaching in the league since 1981 when he joined the New York Giants as the Special Teams coach.

This will be his first job as interim Head Coach after 40 years of coaching in the NFL. The Texans are scheduled to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. Following that, they will go on the road to face-off against the Tennessee Titans at the Nissan Stadium in Week Six.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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