The NFL world has spent the week tracking all of the layoffs taking place around the league.
The latest came Thursday when the Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley after one season.
It was a controversial decision and Texans general manager Nick Caserio faced the media on Friday to discuss Culley, Deshaun Watson and more.
— BIG SARGE MEDIA LLC (@BigSargeSportz) January 14, 2022
He spoke on a variety of topics and the main takeaway is that he will never reveal much.
This got fans talking about rumors and potential plans for the franchise.
I’ve never met someone who could use MANY words to say nothing like Nick Caserio
It’s almost impressive
— Jason (@houstonbred) January 14, 2022
NFL World reacts to Nick Caserio’s media day
Culley’s dismissal doesn’t take away from the fact that the Texans and Caserio have yet to figure out Watson’s situation.
It’s been the most important thing of all for the whole season.
Fans and those who react may already be too fed up to buy into everything GM had to say.
Nick Caserio says they are better today than last year but he still fires the head coach. What a clown show in @HoustonTexans
— DanianDyn (@DanianDyn) January 14, 2022
The 2nd thing was that Nick felt immense job security, although few GMs could hire a 3rd coach (he’s on his 2nd)
He ended any talk of a timeline and insisted any pressure at work was external (from the media) not internal (from Cal McNair)
— Jordan (@Texans_Thoughts) January 14, 2022
@HoustonTexans Nick Caserio is a coward for using David Culley. Never more evident than after speaking to reporters today. It was obvious he had no real reason to fire Culley. First Watson wants out of Caserio now. Texans will ruin the whole organization for this man
— thug (@NYsugacookies) January 14, 2022
A general manager who fires a coach after one season will always attract criticism because he is the one who selects the players.
Caserio and the entire organization seemed to view the year as a loss from the start once it became clear Watson wasn’t going to play.
Still, he appears to have good job security as he cleans up the mess caused by Bill O’Brien.
They’re hoping Watson brings in multiple picks as well, but he needs to be cleared first and they’re unlikely to get full compensation for him.
It’s not a good job. The worst part is you have to work for Cal McNair, Jack Easterby and Nick Caserio. #Texans https://t.co/hllxRontjN
— Adam Sager (@AdamGSager) January 14, 2022
I’m not going to hate my guy Nick Caserio dancing around the questions at the press conference, because to be honest, that’s what I look like on most of my work calls. And hey, it worked for me for so long.
—Kyle Kelly (@kylekelly56) January 14, 2022
Dude is a genius https://t.co/Fz7rxoKG7w
— nick_Caserio_Burner (@Bingham5Nick) January 14, 2022
The Texans now have back-to-back four-win seasons after a playoff berth in 2019.
They don’t have a franchise quarterback and will try to hire a coach to turn around an entire franchise.
The general manager was also on the helmet during games, which could scare off potential big-name signings.
Nick Caserio was part of David Culley’s workouts and was on the helmet advising Culley on game management. It will be interesting to see if all that changes with a new Texans head coach.
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) January 13, 2022
Caserio seems confident his plan will work.
Still, fans are left to convince after another reset to start the offseason.