This is the second year in a row that the Texans have fired their head coach after just one season.
HOUSTON — After the Houston Texans announced Sunday they were firing head coach Lovie Smith, an ESPN NFL analyst and former Heisman Trophy winner. Robert Griffin III had something to say about team’s last move.
“The Houston Texans fired Lovie Smith after a year. No one should use 2 Blackhead trainers for tanking and then fire them after 1 year.” – Griffith tweeted Sunday night after the release of the news.
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This is the second year in a row that the Texans have fired their head coach after just one season. David Calley, then head coach for the first time, had been Smith’s predecessor before being fired. Smith even served as Callie’s defensive coordinator before being promoted to head coach.
Smith was fired after going 3-13-1 as Texans coach while Callie went 4-13 in his only season at the helm. Both coaches oversaw what many consider to be the Texan Recovery Project.
“(Nathaniel) Hackett was sacked because the (Denver Broncos) team was WAY behind after being traded for Russell Wilson. The roster was at the level of SUPER Bowl contenders, like the Rams and Bucks after getting Stafford and Brady. The Texans hired Callie and Lovie knowing the lineup was bad and then fired them for being bad,” Griffin said in an interview. Twitter thread.
“It is clear how in such a situation someone gives different results,” Kurt Benkertwho is listed as a reserve with the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks and spent three years in the NFL, said in reply to Griffin’s tweet.
Griffin said it doesn’t make sense to fire the Texans’ coach if they are expected to prepare the roster for the next step in the recovery process.
“That doesn’t make sense, bro. Everyone knew that the challenge for both of them was to build a roster and get it ready for the QB of the future. It’s just disingenuous to make them do this and fire them like that in a row,” Griffin said. in the stream.
Griffin’s look received a wide range of responses: