The Houston Texans recent firing of general manager Brian Gaine after just one season, in which they made the playoffs, seemed to come out of left field. It caught just about every pundit, analyst, and fan by surprise.
Texans players have been chiming in on the decision, and apparently even quarterback Deshaun Watson didn't see it coming.
Clearly, whatever internal dysfunction was going on within the front office was shielded from the players. Still, it was a head-scratching move by Houston to give Gaine such a short leash after hiring him just one season ago.
Admittedly, it was a disappointing offseason for the Texans. They lost defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson and some felt they reached by drafting offensive tackle Tytus Howard in the first round of the draft.