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Will Casserly Get Fired? (1 Viewer)

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From PFT, citing a league source.

A league source tells us that the Houston Texans plan to fire G.M. Charley Casserly after the 2006 draft. Casserly has been the franchise's only general manager, joining the team more than two years before the Texans every played a game.

The plans to part ways with Casserly, we hear, are common knowledge within the upper reaches of the organization.

The move isn't all that surprising. Owner Bob McNair brought in former Broncos, Giants, and Falcons coach Dan Reeves as a consultant late in the 2005 season, and charged Reeves with the task of, among other things, evaluating the team's roster. Since that's usually the G.M.'s function, it wasn't a good sign for Casserly's long-term job security.

And it's not unusual for a team to hold on to a football executive through the April draft in lieu of firing him at the end of the season. Casserly, in January, was privy to much of the team's free agency and draft strategies. He could have landed with another team and coughed up all sorts of sensitive information.

Casserly has spent nearly 30 years in the NFL, including 23 with the Redskins. He reportedly is under consideration for a position in the league office. His contract with the Texans runs through June 2007.
 
i was surprised to learn that he wasn't fired after last season

 
After the bevy of picks he gave up for Philip Buchannon and Jason Babin (the first a chronic underachiever, the second who's done nothing and costed even more to aquire) he needs to be fired.

This is the first time I've heard a specific rumor that he'll really get caned though if you look at the sitaution it does add up. However, PFT is in the biz of breaking such rumors.

 
Casserly is certainly on the hot seat, no matter how well they do in the draft. I'm surprised he's managed to stay on this long.

 
Deservedly so. After they took Tony Boselli in the expansion draft, I was ready to can him.
While I do think that Casserly has done a poor job, the Boselli situation was very likely a special situation. There has long been a story around Jacksonville that the Texans and Jags had a secret agreement about Boselli. The Jags knew Tony was basically done and still had a lot of cap hit coming. The Jags were very deep in cap trouble at the time. The Texans wanted Gary Walker and Seth Payne from the Jags. So a handshake deal was made for the Texans to take Boselli, since as an expansion team they could afford the cap hit, and in exchange the Jags would leave Walker and Payne available for the Texans to pick up. It helped Jacksonville clear some cap space in a rebuilding process and allowed the Texans to pick up two solid D-lineman that were relatively cheap at the cost of Boselli's cap hit.

Looking back I'd call it a win/win for both teams.

 
Deservedly so.  After they took Tony Boselli in the expansion draft, I was ready to can him.
While I do think that Casserly has done a poor job, the Boselli situation was very likely a special situation. There has long been a story around Jacksonville that the Texans and Jags had a secret agreement about Boselli. The Jags knew Tony was basically done and still had a lot of cap hit coming. The Jags were very deep in cap trouble at the time. The Texans wanted Gary Walker and Seth Payne from the Jags. So a handshake deal was made for the Texans to take Boselli, since as an expansion team they could afford the cap hit, and in exchange the Jags would leave Walker and Payne available for the Texans to pick up. It helped Jacksonville clear some cap space in a rebuilding process and allowed the Texans to pick up two solid D-lineman that were relatively cheap at the cost of Boselli's cap hit.

Looking back I'd call it a win/win for both teams.
I do know Texans had the same agreement with the Jets - they took bloated contracts in Marcus Coleman and Aaron Glenn and in return the Jets let Ryan Young (then a promising young cheap OT) stay out there to be selected.
 

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