List of players and coaches the Texans have picked up from New England over the years: Bill O’Brien, Romeo Crennel, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mike Vrabel, Larry Izzo, Wes Welker, and Nick Caserio as well as being currently managed by Jack Easterby (Former Patriots chaplain). Yes, the man of God is making decisions for the professional football organization!
An examination of the Houston Texans reveals unhindered nepotism and a desire to be like the New England Patriots. You see, since Jack Easterly has Cal McNair’s ear, the owner has allowed Easterby to pick Nick Caserio to be the franchise’s new General Manager despite the fact that Deshaun Watson has expressed a desire to be involved in the decision-making process in hiring a new GM, a desire that was ignored by the Houston Texans bigwigs. Both Watson and Justin Reid have also expressed a desire for current Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy to be the team’s new head coach; however, that seems unlikely to happen as the team has interviewed numerous candidates except for Bieniemy and some believe Caserios could pick Brian Daboll to be the team’s new head coach since both of them have worked together with the New England Patriots.
Furthermore, there were also other connections between Caserios, Josh McDaniels, Jack Easterby, and Tim Kelly (Texans current OC) since they all have Bob LaMonte as their agent and he has a desire for all of them to be a part of the Texans organization. So don’t be surprised if all of these guys could be working at the Texans organization as the GM, head coach, Team Vice President, Offensive Coordinator, and agent respectively. This fact and the aforementioned fact that many former Patriots players often moved on to become a part of the Texans organization could mean the Houston Texans isn’t trying to be anything more than a clone of the New England Patriots.
So, if Caserio brings in Josh McDaniles or Daboll as head coach then what we have in Houston is a carbon copy of the coaching staff of the New England Patriots, minus the man that makes all of the top decisions in New England – Bill Belichick. The question now is if that were to happen would it be enough to make the Texans a top level organization to compete for Super Bowls like New England has been doing for the past 20 years despite not having the main ingredients that has made New England a Super Bowl winning team — Belichick and Tom Brady?