The Houston Texans seem to have had too many loses to handle during this 3-13-1 season, and therefore have decided to part ways with head coach Lovie Smith.
“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Lovie Smith for everything he has contributed to our team over the last two seasons as a coach and a leader,” said Texans general manager Nick Caserio in an official statement after news of Smith’s release broke.
“I’m constantly evaluating our football operation and believe this is the best decision for us at this time,” he continued. “It is my responsibility to build a comprehensive and competitive program that can sustain success over a long period of time. We aren’t there right now,” Caserio pointed out. “However, with the support of the McNair family and the resources available to us, I’m confident in the direction of our football program moving forward.
Texans chair and CEO Cal McNair also responded to the situation, essentially reiterating that a drastic change needed to be done in order to salvage the team’s record and reputation.
“Nick Caserio and I spoke with Lovie Smith tonight and informed him that we will be moving in a different direction as an organization,” said McNair. “I appreciate Coach Smith and his entire family for their contributions over the last two seasons. We are grateful for his leadership and character, and we with him the best moving forward.
“While we understand the results have not been what we had hoped for, we are committed to building a program that produces long-term, sustainable success. Our fans and city deserve a team that they can be proud of. I will work alongside Nick Caserio throughout the process and I’m confident we will find the right leader for our football team.”
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