The Texans introduced their shiny, new (okay, slightly new) GM Brian Gaine to the media corps today in what was a thirty minute foray into Gaine’s team-building philosophy, including how he will approach the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft and free agent process for the Texans.
The entire press conference can be watched in it’s entirity here. However, for those of you who haven’t got that kind of time, let’s do a quick recap of the main points from the press conference.
On The Current State Of The Team:
Brian Gaine: 'When you have a quarterback in place you believe in, you have to put pieces in place to help him succeed on the field. Offensive line, certainly an area we'll look at'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 17, 2018
On The Relationship Between Him And Bill O’Brien:
Brian Gaine on Bill O'Brien: 'Between the two of us, hopefully we'll be building a championship roster for years to come.'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 17, 2018
Gaine: "Bill (O'Brien) and I are very philosophically aligned." #Texans— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) January 17, 2018
On Special Teams:
Brian Gaine on upgrading special teams, which have been woeful and led to firing of Larry Izzo and hire of Brad Seely: 'Going to be a point of emphasis for us'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 17, 2018
Gaine on special teams: "It's going to be a point of emphasis for us."— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) January 17, 2018
Gaine: getting better on special teams is going to be a point of emphasis. Scouting process obviously very important there.— Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) January 17, 2018
On Deshaun Watson:
Brian Gaine on Deshaun Watson as a quarterback: 'We have one here we can build a future with'— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 17, 2018
Well, at least he knows which way is up.
Gaine said it's clear #Texans must place players around Deshaun Watson to "help him succeed."— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) January 17, 2018
So philosophies will be aligned and special teams will be evaluated, all while Deshaun Watson gets treated like the golden goose he is.
What do you make of Gaine’s opening press conference? Do you believe that the Texans are about to make some serious GAINS (no, I’m not sorry for that) with a new GM at the helm? Let us know in the comments below.
UPDATE: Here’s the full transcript of Gaine’s press conference.