Caserio, currently the Patriots director of player personnel, comes from New England, just like the previous regime in Houston. Ex-Texans coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, a former Patriots offensive coordinator, ran the Texans with help from Jack Easterby, a former Patriots character coach. Houston fired O’Brien in October, but retained Easterby.
So perhaps Watson isn’t happy to see the organization go in a similar direction with Caserio, another branch of Bill Belichick’s coaching and general managing tree.
Here’s what Watson wrote on Twitter: “some things never change….”
some things never change….
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) January 6, 2021
O’Brien infamously traded Watson’s top pass-catcher DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals during the 2020 offseason. The move was one of many — including traded two first-round picks for left tackle Laremy Tunsil — that led to O’Brien’s undoing in Houston.
Caserio will be tasked with hiring a head coach for Houston. There are no shortage of excellent options, including Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.