Houston Texans new coach puts foot down early about GM in headset on game day

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Last season, former Texans head coach David Culley made headlines by disclosing that Texans GM Nick Caserio was in his ear via the headset providing help with in-game decisions and information. New Texans head coach Lovie Smith makes no bones about saying that won't be happening with him, as ESPN Houston's Vanessa Richardson and Paul Gallant discuss.

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The Braves blew the game open against Hader on Monday night. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images.

When the Astros signed Josh Hader to anchor the back of the bullpen with Ryan Pressly and Bryan Abreu, we thought the club might have the best 'pen in MLB.

But at this early stage in the season, nobody is confusing these guys with Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, and Billy Wager.

Heading into the ninth inning on Monday night, the Astros handed the ball to Hader trailing the Braves 2-1. Instead of keeping the game close and giving the Astros' offense one more chance, the Braves teed off on the closer putting the game out of reach and ultimately winning 6-1.

Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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