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NFL media reacts to Texans’ shocking dismissal of historic PR head Amy Palcic

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The Houston Texans organization continues to make confounding decisions.

On Wednesday, Houston fired VP of Communications Amy Palcic, who was the first woman to run PR for an NFL team. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter notes, she was highly recognized around the league and considered one of the best in the business:

After news of her dismissal broke, a slew of NFL media members praised Palcic and questioned the motives of Houston’s leadership, comprised of vice president of football operations and interim GM Jack Easterby and owner Cal McNair:

Houston fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien earlier in the season — though that was far more defensible after O’Brien traded away numerous first-round picks and star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The Texans now have openings at head coach (Romeo Crennel is currently serving on an interim basis), GM, and VP of Communications:

For what it’s worth, The Athletic’s Ben Baldwin further pointed out that Palcic — who supports the Democratic Party — lampooned the Trump campaign’s press conference on Saturday, which was mistakenly held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia rather than at the luxury hotel chain. The McNairs have been one of the most generous donors to the Trump campaign among NFL ownership groups dating back to 2016.

This would certainly be a a bad reason to fire a well-respected member of the organization:

Whatever the reason, it sure seems like the Texans just let one of the NFL’s most respected people go. Their loss.