After just one season in Houston, Paul Dunn has been told his services as the Texans' offensive line coach are no longer needed.
The Texans have fired offensive line coach Paul Dunn. He coached the line for one season under Bill O'Brien.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 8, 2015
Paul Dunn came to the Texans from Atlanta. They decided 2 go in a different direction. O'Brien will be interviewing prospects 2 replace Dunn— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 8, 2015
Somewhere, Charles Spencer surely approves of this move.
While I wouldn't say the Texans' offensive line was great this past year, I am simultaneously surprised and excited by the move. Surprised, in that I would not have thought Dunn would get canned after the OL's performance in 2014; again, it wasn't great, but it certainly wasn't abysmal, and I would have figured Derek Newton's undeniable and profound improvement might have single-handedly merited a return engagement for Dunn. Excited, in that it would appear Bill O'Brien does not mess around. If you don't perform up to his expectations, you're gone. That sharply contrasts with the previous regime under Gary Kubiak, where it generally took an act of Congress for a coach to be fired.
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