With four defeats from four following an offseason in which your star wide receiver was traded away, it’s perhaps no surprise that Bill O’Brien has become the first head coach to be shown the door this season.
Houston Texans made the decision following a 31-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings with assistant head coach Romeo Crennel to take charge for the remainder of the season.
The decision to allow DeAndre Hopkins to depart, with David Johnson coming the other way from the Arizona Cardinals, shocked many.
It hasn’t paid off and O’Brien has now paid the price, leaving the Texans with a 52-48 record in the regular season.
He guided the franchise to the playoffs in four of his six seasons though only ever won two matches in the postseason.
CEO Cal McNair said in a news release on Monday: "On behalf of my family and our entire organisation, I want to sincerely thank Bill O'Brien and his family for their impact on our franchise.
"Bill's leadership moved our organisation forward as he guided us to four AFC South division championships, 52 wins and multiple playoff appearances during his tenure.
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"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.
"Romeo Crennel will serve as our interim head coach for the remainder of the 2020 season.
"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."
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O’Brien was also general manager at the Texans, being dismissed from that role too.
But it’s not going to be an easy job for Crennel either with the franchise reportedly spending a league-high $255m on its on-field roster in 2020.
That brings great expectations and Crennel will know results are key if he wants the job any longer than the rest of this year.
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