Texans fire head coach Bill O’Brien

Oct 4, 2020; Houston, Texas; Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien walks off the field after a loss to the Minnesota Vikings at NRG Stadium. (Troy Taormina – USA Today Sports)

The Houston Texans have fired head coach Bill O’Brien after an 0-4 start.

Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will replace O’Brien as an interim head coach.

Crennel has head coach experience leading both the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.

Prior to this year’s disastrous start, Houston had some consistency under O’Brien.

The Texans finished above .500 in five of his previous six seasons, made four playoff appearances, and won the AFC South each year they made the postseason.

Otherwise, O’Brien has a history of poor decision making, like giving up two first-round picks to bring in troubled offensive lineman Laramy Tunsil.

O’Brien also gave up maybe the league’s top receiver De’Andre Hopkins, which rattled the team’s fan base and caused a rift.

The Texans have a conference matchup next week against Jacksonville.

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