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Houston Texans Personnel Shakeup

by: Justin Mills | on: 2005-09-19 00:00:00
After an abysmal two weeks of gameplay, in which the Houston Texans were outscored a total of 49 points to 14, the Texans have just released Offensive Coordinator Chris Palmer. In other words: he got fired, canned, sack, the old heave-ho, the pink slip, handed his walking papers.

Palmer is a good guy, and I hate to see him lose his job, but it just wasn't working out. I'm glad for the Texans because it means they can move on and adjust.

For those of you who don't know, the offensive coordinator of a football team is like an assistant coach that works solely with the offensive unit and helps create an offensive scheme that will score points. The problem is that Texans Head Coach Dom Capers had one idea for the offensive scheme and Palmer had another, this is why the Texans offensive unit gets beat up on like a bunch of schoolboys all the time.

The Texans will promote from within the organization, moving Offensive Line Coach Joe Pendry to the Offensive Coordinator position.

I can't speculate what this will do for the Texans' season. We were playoff hopefuls at the beginning of the season, but after the poor preseason and the awful first two games, we may not see much of a recovery this season. The problem of the offensive unit's confusion was primarily Chris Palmer, but it has created several other problems in its wake. Quarterback David Carr seems gunshy (he's been sacked 13 times in these first two games), Wide Receiver Andre Johnson and Running Back Domanick Davis seem listless. David Carr and the offensive lineman aren't getting along (since he's been sacked 13 times).

Dom Capers and Joe Pendry have a lot of work to do in order to get the team back in working order. Fortunately, this is their bye week and they don't play another game until October 2nd. This gives them plenty of time to address these issues.