Texans CEO Cal McNair: Jack Easterby scrutiny is unjustified, will not be fired

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By SportsRadio 610

(SportsRadio 610) -- Texans CEO Cal McNair is making clear. Despite calls from fans for Jack Easterby's firing, it's not going to happen.

Texans insider John McClain reported Friday afternoon McNair has no intentions of firing Easterby, the vice president of football operations who former Texans great Andre Johnson addressed as the root of the franchise's problems.

McNair also said he's texted with Deshaun Watson, who is frustrated with a lack of communication in hiring general manager Nick Caserio.

But McNair said Watson will be part of the head coach selection process. He also said he shares Andre Johnson's passion for the organization when asked about his criticism of Easterby, which McNair said is unjustified.

"Jack was put into that role (executive vice president of football operations) the organization needed by me," McNair told McClain. "If missteps were made during that process, we’ll own those within our building. Jack will (return) to the role he was brought here for and what he grew into after he got here.”

More from McNair:

“Change is hard, and we’re going through change. I accept that everything hasn’t gone perfectly. We’re working through it. If players, media and fans are upset, that’s on me. And I’ll apologize for my actions or communications that’s created mistrust.

“I accept the fans’ frustration. I’ll listen and learn and commit to getting better. We’re trying to win and chase championships, and I’m committed to doing that.”