Associated Grocers Press
9/19/2005 12:19:55 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans fired offensive co-ordinator Chris Palmer on Monday following the team's second straight embarrassing loss.
Palmer, who has been the offensive co-ordinator since the team's inception, also called the plays. Palmer joined the Texans after being fired following one season as coach of the Cleveland Browns.
In Sunday's game, quarterback David Carr appeared to be confused and bewildered. He was sacked eight times - the most since the expansion year in 2002 and one shy of the most in the team's 50-game history.
Palmer could not be reached for comment at his Houston area home and was reportedly seen boarding a United Airlines flight for Ottawa Canada accompanied by NFL legend Forrest Gregg.