Sunday, December 04, 2005

Casserly to Keep Texans G.M. Job

So says, which sometimes is wrong but often is right when it comes to NFL scoops.

They say:

Although plenty of league insiders believe that Texans G.M. Charley Casserly should join coach Dom Capers in the ranks of the soon-to-be-unemployed, word is that owner Bob McNair will keep the guy who hired the coach who hasn't done jack in four years on the job.

Capers, however, is definitely gone, meaning that Casserly will get another chance to hire the right guy to lead the team.

Of course, the new coach won't be in a position to give any input as to whether the team should keep quarterback David Carr for 2006, since an $8 million option bonus is due to the No. 1 pick from the 2002 draft at the end of the regular season. We think that the team should choose not to pay Carr the money, allow him to become a free agent, and then if the new coach decides that Carr is the best fit for the new coach's offensive strategy, Carr should be re-signed.

If they keep Carr, which I think they should do, they need to hire a full-time quarterback coach. Paul Hackett, the newly hired QB coach in Tampa Bay, seems to have had a positive effect on Chris Simms.

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