GM: Fired Culley put Texans in 'better position'

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HOUSTON — One day after firing coach David Culley following one season in Houston, Texans general manager Nick Caserio said he thinks the organization is in a better place than it was a year ago.

“I would say when you rewind here and go back to a year ago … I’d say the organization was in a pretty rough spot, and I think from where we were then to where we are now, we’re in a lot better position,” Caserio said Friday. “And quite frankly, I think that’s because of the leadership and the guidance and the direction that David Culley brought in this football team.”

Caserio said in a statement Thursday that he decided to fire Culley because he and the coach “had philosophical differences over the long-term direction and vision for our program moving forward.” On Friday, Caserio declined to go into specifics about those differences but said they had to do with “next steps or how we move forward, not necessarily rearview mirror about what has happened.”

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“In the end, this is my decision,” Caserio said. “This was something that I felt we needed to do that was in the best interest of the organization.”

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