The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans are likely to fire either Bill O'Brien or GM Rick Smith after the season.
O'Brien has a "toxic" relationship with Smith, leaving owner Bob McNair needing to decide between them going forward. This isn't anything new O'Brien was rumored to be on the hot seat last offseason for the same reasons but the situation is at a point of no return. O'Brien has already been linked to the Cardinals and Giants, and would be one of the top coaches available if fired. He also has ties to the front offices in Detroit and Tennessee.
Just curious what TGP thinks of this situation from an outsider's perspective. Personally any scenario where Rick Smith gets fired even if it means also firing O'Brien is good with me.
If they keep Rick Smith and fire O'Brien, I'm turning in my fan card and never supporting the Texans again. I'll just be a fan of players and no teams. I think O'Brien is a really good coach that has just endured a stupid amount of injuries this year that destroyed the season.
Rick Smith on the other hand, has been average at best but has also let a lot of good young talent walk while settling for aging vets that basically put the Texans where they are in the first place.
Anyways, rant over. What do you guys think?