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Texans GM Rick Smith taking leave of absence

01 January, 2018, 03:09 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • The Texans were a must-see with Deshaun Watson as their quarterback

Smith has been tending to his wife throughout this season, while she has undergone treatment in Arizona.

In the statement, Smith said that it was hard decision and that he is grateful for the support of Texans owner Bob McNair and his family, via Amy Palcic from the team's PR staff. "I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority".

Well, despite everything that happened in the Texans' insane 2016 season, they made the playoffs and won a playoff game with Osweiler, so O'Brien was retained.

Despite finding their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson and making the playoffs twice since 2015, the Texans could be in the market for a new general manager or coach after their 4-11 season wraps up on Sunday.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle cited many sources about the clash of egos between the two and the tension that has surrounded the squad because the two dislike each other that much.

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O'Brien's contract says he's in charge of who plays and doesn't play. "I don't control that".

The Giants reportedly have their first head coaching interview penciled in - Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz - and it looks like they can forget about a second. I have a boss, and he controls that.

Smith, who has three years left on the contract extension he signed last year, made the announcement a few minutes after the Texans' 22-13 loss to the Colts.

After Sunday's loss to the Colts, O'Brien called his first losing season as an National Football League coach "absolutely brutal".

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