Texans fire offensive coordinator Chris Palmer

By Jason Kirk  |   Monday, September 19, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer was fired by the Houston Texans on Monday following their second straight loss. Chris Palmer had been the Texans' offensive coordinator since the club's inception in 2002 when the Texans made Palmer their second hire after head coach Dom Capers. He will be replaced by offensive line coach Joe Pendry. Pendry served as offensive coordinator under Capers for three seasons while the two were with the Carolina Panthers from 1995-97. He was also the offensive coordinator from 1998-2000 while with the Buffalo Bills.

In Houston's first two games this season, the offense has scored just 14 points, a 22-7 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the first week and a 27-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday. The Houston Texans rank last in the league in both total offense and passing offense, 170.5 and 66.5 yards respectively. They have also turned the ball over six times and quarterback David Carr has been sacked 13 times.

Although most fans would probably find this type of move fairly outrageous at this point in the season, the Houston Texans felt that this was the most opportune time since this week is their bye week. Houston will hold three practices this week before coming back Monday to prepare for their next opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. If everything goes according to plan, the offense will have seven practices to get used to Pendry before the team heads to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals on October 2nd.
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