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Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

01 January, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • Texans GM Rick Smith to take leave of absence

There's some uncertainty as it relates to head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith.

O'Brien, 31-33 in Houston, is entering the final year of his contract in 2018.

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith announced on Sunday that he is taking an immediate leave of absence to care for his wife, Tiffany, as she battles breast cancer.

How is he supposed to do that without a viable option at quarterback? The Texans won nine games in each of his first three seasons.

Well, the loss of Watson and a number of other key players, including J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus...

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Plenty has been out of O'Brien's control this season, who has otherwise produced a largely successful string of seasons for the Texans since taking over prior to the 2014-15 season.

"A third source with knowledge of the situation said he would be "kind of surprised" if the Texans don't make a change".

Bill O'Brien, who had gained steam as a potential Giants contender were he to become available, "is likely to be back next season" as Texans coach, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It seems O'Brien will return, and along with him, the return of Watson.

All of the focus surrounding the Houston Texans to close out the 2017 season has been on the field.

The great news is, Watson will have O'Brien, whom he prefers, coaching him next year.

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