A way around Texans firing either Bill O'Brien or Rick Smith

Report Texans will fire either Bill O'Brien or Rick Smith after season

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith says he will take an immediate extended leave of absence to help his wife battle breast cancer. Though he was 31-32 in Texas before Sunday's finale against the Indianapolis Colts, he is viewed by many around the league as a good coach who has had to deal with not only conflicts with his general manager but a revolving door of mediocre quarterbacks.

Obviously, this is about much more than football.

"I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time", Smith said in a statement Sunday. This was an extremely hard decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team both on and off the field.

Houston struggled to a 4-12 finish this season, however, and there are questions regarding whether Smith will be back with the team in 2018.

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Watson was putting up some kind of video game numbers in a system O'Brien designed for him prior to his ACL injury, and with the loss of Watson came the loss of the Texans' season.

O'Brien has one season remaining on the five-year contract he signed when taking over as head coach of the Texans in 2014.

The Giants have made it clear they would like to hire a new coach with head coaching or significant coordinator experience, and O'Brien has both. "I'll meet with him, I'm sure, at some point, and we'll decide what direction he wants to go".

But middle ground between the coach and GM seem so far apart reports the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, that one or the other likely will be gone before next season.

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