The Facts: In a stunning move, the Houston Texans have fired general manager Brian Gaine. The team announced Friday afternoon it had decided to relieve Gaine of his duties as general manager. "After a thorough evaluation of our football operations, we have decided to relieve Brian Gaine of his duties as general manager," Houston chairman and chief executive officer Cal McNair said in a statement. "While the timing may be unusual, this decision was made in the best interest of our organization in our quest to build a championship team for the City of Houston."
Diehards Line: Also in the statement, the Texans said in the interim that Chris Olsen, the team's senior vice president of football administration would take over football operations. Gaine, who's previously worked with the Texans as director of player personnel from 2014 to 2016, was hired in January of 2018 as the general manager. In the only season under the Gaine GM umbrella, the Texans posted an 11-5 record that came with an AFC South Division title, but ended with an exodus in the wild-card round of the playoffs.