I think this fanbase has had enough of hearing about Jack Easterby. Whether it’s because of his involvement in suspect personnel decisions, constant influence over Kyle McNair, or the overall negative light he sheds on the franchise, it’s hard to imagine anyone is still in Easterby’s corner.
Well, turns out that the wheels of fate might be turning against him after all.
Peter King gave an interview on Thursday in which he talked about how he is confident that Easterby will be let go.
“I think they will get rid of him,” he said. “I think it was really an interesting sign — I don’t even know how many people know this — that Jack Easterby basically was told not to talk to Sports Illustrated when that damning report came out. So when that happens, my feeling is — and again, this is probably an exaggeration — but when I heard that, it reminded me of Scott Pioli in Kansas City when he was being really tarnished by Todd Haley, the former head coach there. They didn’t want him to talk. Well, what happens next? Not long after that, I forget what length of time, but Pioli was gone.
“I think it’s a matter of time before Jack Easterby is gone. As for why it hasn’t happened yet, I don’t know the answer.”
King is comparing the current situation with the Texans to a similar occurrence from 2013. The only difference is that the Hunt family doesn’t seem to be as easily misled as Cal McNair apparently is.
The fact that Easterby had a whole SI expose written about him should have been enough to give him the boot in the first place. However, with the recent dunking provided by Andre Johnson and almost every significant former Texan in recent memory (Kevin Walter and Matt Schaub, where you at?), it seems that the picture might finally be painted clearly enough for Cal to see how toxic Easterby is.
Let’s just hope that it happens sooner rather than later so that Easterby can’t do anymore damage to the Texans.
UPDATE: Or not.