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Tuesday Open Thread: October 6, 2020

I’s awful early in the season for head coaching changes

Oct. 3	-Tampa Bay - Minnesota Vikings — Minneapolis Mn, Sunday 10/3/99 Vikings vs Tampa----Minnesota Vikings quarter back Randall Cunningham celebrates after throwing a 61 yard touchdown pass too Randy Moss in the first quarter.

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

Geez, you win one game and people start losing their jobs. It honestly wasn’t surprising after the very poor off-season that the Texans had, followed by their 0-4 start, and Bill O’Brien was the team’s GM and head coach, so he is ultimately responsible for both of those failures. My problem with the move is this: if you’re making a head coaching change this early in the season, then the owner didn’t do his job, because the owner is either making hasty decisions and doesn’t have a long-term plan for his team, or he has been VERY close to making this move for quite a while. If you’re going to fire your HC/GM at week four, then you should have made that move before the season started and let the new regime get to work. They basically wasted this entire season, and that’s a wasted season for a team that just won their division last season. I don’t know, I think I would have fired him after that Deandre Hopkins trade.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

GA Skol has snap counts from Sunday’s game, along with analysis.

Luft Krigare and the gang are back with Vikings vs. Texans - GMG In The Raw Live!

Other Vikings/NFL news, and random oddities and annoyances:

From the AP, head coach Bill O’Brien was fired by the Texans, so I guess he’s not head coach Bill O’ Brien, he’s now Bill O’Brien.

The Chiefs beat the Patriots in their game which was rescheduled to last night, per CBS Sports. Oh yeah, there was another game last night, the Falcons played the Packers and the Packers won, per ESPN. I hate writing things like that, makes me feel icky.

We come to today’s media selection:

Any time there’s news involving a firing, I remember this scene with Tom Greene from Freddy Got Fingered. This guy ain’t all there. Enjoy!

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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on, I’ll buy you one if you can wake up that fella passed out at the bar and get him to leave. He’s been asleep there for over a day, he won’t wake up and he won’t quit snoring.