Since the firing of Lovie Smith and years before it, the Houston Texans have become criticized as a franchise that may be a little racist when it comes to some of the decisions they have made and things that have been said.
For the second consecutive season, the team has fired an African-American head coach after one season. It doesn’t help matters when it appeared that the team really wanted to hire Josh McCown last year that had no coaching experience, but ultimately went to Lovie Smith after the backlash caused by Brian Flores’ lawsuit.
Many assume they made be headed back his way this offseason now that the head coaching position is open.
Stephen A. Smith recently said that Black coaching candidates should avoid applying for the Texans’ job given their track record. Fellow ESPN talent Robert Griffin III added that the news “shouldn’t sit right with anyone.”
Meanwhile, team CEO Cal McNair and his wife Hannah McNair are making it clear to everybody that the franchise is not racist at all.
“This may be a little bit sensitive, but we’re not a racist organization. And I’m just putting that out there. We’re just not,” Hannah McNair told SportsRadio 610 on Friday. “I would say, from the start of this organization, Cal’s dad was very intentional with the fellow owners he brought in and you could see a very diverse group there.”
“I challenge people that say that, take a closer look,” Cal McNair added. “Peel back the onion a little bit more, take a little time, look at who we are before you make that judgment.”
There words will mean nothing until people start to see differently.
The Texans are a bad team and are likely to be bad for quite sometime. It may take a change in ownership for that to happen.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.