Last week, the Texans interviewed Louis Riddick for their general manager job. If you don’t know who Riddick is, he’s a former scout and personnel director for the Eagles who is now on your television and has never held a general manager position in the NFL. This week, the Texans interviewed someone who’s already in their house for the general manager gig—Director of Pro Player Personnel Matt Bazirgan.
Texans interview director of player personnel Matt Bazirgan for general manager position, previously interviewed Louis Riddick: https://t.co/WjKOLPwezP— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 22, 2020
Bazirgan came to Houston in 2018 when Brian Gaine, the former general manager of the Houston Texans who was surprisingly fired after one season, was hired. Bazirgan has remained with the organization despite Gaine’s firing, the Texans’ failed pursuit of Nick Caserio, the subsequent promotion of O’Brien to GM, O’Brien’s firing, and the elevation of Jack Easterby to GM.
As other smart people have noted,
Kyle Cal McNair opted to name Easterby as the team’s general manager instead of Bazirgan after O’Brien was canned. If Bazirgan was qualified to be GM and someone who you’d want to possibly take on this role, wouldn’t you promote him over Easterby to see what he could do over the final three quarters of the 2020 season?
At the end of the day, what was said before still rings true today: The Texans need to clean house. Everyone from the previous administration needs to find a new employer. Allow the new head coach and new general manager to hire who they want. Get the stink and failure away from NRG Park. Let nature heal itself.