Montney, Texas (AP) Montney was a hotbed of controversy last season after the team hired former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith to take over the franchise.
Montney also lost its home opener in a home playoff game, and a team employee was arrested for allegedly kicking a man in the face after a confrontation.
Smith was fired by the Texans after the season and was replaced by his former assistant coach, Tom Coughlin.
Coughlins firing came in the wake of the team’s playoff collapse, which was largely blamed on injuries to key players.
Smith said the team is going through a major transition and he has no interest in returning as the GM.
“I just feel like I’ve got a good foundation in place and a great group of people that I’m excited to be a part of,” Smith said.
Montney opened the 2018 season at home against the Indianapolis Colts and has since played the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. “
Obviously it’s going to take time, but we’re very excited to see where we’re at, where we have to be and where we can be.”
Montney opened the 2018 season at home against the Indianapolis Colts and has since played the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.
The team said last week that it has signed a new lease agreement with the team to move to its new facility.
The new lease includes a $50 million investment for a parking garage, and the team said it would begin leasing parking spaces in 2019.
Montneys first lease expires in 2020.
The lease also allows the team a one-year option to extend the deal if the team wins at least 10 games.
Monties new lease comes as the team has been looking to find a new general manager.
Croughlin was hired as the new GM in February, and he was hired after a tumultuous summer for the franchise, which went 3-11 and missed the playoffs.
Smith, who has served as the Texans’ GM since 2013, has led the Texans to three Super Bowl appearances, two AFC championship games and two NFC championship games.
He also has been on the defensive, and was fired after the 2018 opener against Dallas.