Texans will reportedly interview Eric Bieniemy after all
The Houston Texans raised warnings when news broke that they weren’t talking to Eric Bieniemy.
They likewise apparently irritated quarterback Deshaun Watson with the choice — to name a few.
It seems like they’ve had a change of mind. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Texans have actually now asked for an interview with the Kansas City Chiefs offending organizer, probably the most popular prospect on the head training market.
That makes them the last NFL group with a head coach opening to do so. In truth, Bienemy has apparently currently talked to with the New York City Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions.
Yes, even the Lions are ahead of the game here for what seems like the most obvious interview in football.
It’s not clear what prompted the Texans to change their mind. But it’s not hard to surmise that angering their $156 million quarterback played a role.
Watson was apparently “extremely unhappy” with Texans brass for ignoring his input in the decision to hire former New England Patriots executive Nick Caserio as their new general manager. According to multiple reports, owner Cal McNair told Watson he would consult him in hiring a general manager and head coach.
McNair reportedly didn’t follow through on that promise with the Caserio hire and ignored Watson’s recommendation that the Texans interview Bieniemy, the architect of the most explosive offense in football three years running.
Watson reportedly stopped taking calls from management as rumors swirled that he would demand a trade. And now the Texans are interviewing Bieniemy.
It seems a step in the right direction for McNair and executive vice president Jack Easterby. Whether they’re seriously thinking about Bieniemy or merely trying to satisfy their unhappy quarterback stays to be seen.
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