The San Francisco 49ers have shocked everybody en route to an NFC Championship Game. They kicked things off with a victory on the road against the Dallas Cowboys, then left Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in shambles after a win at Lambeau Field.
Things are looking good for the 49ers as they prepare for an NFC title game against the Los Angeles Rams. Prior to the Packers victory, San Francisco defensive end Charles Omenihu, who came over via trade from the Houston Texans, took a shot at his former team while complimenting his new locker room.
49ers DE Charles Omenihu rips apart the Texans
After coming over in a trade, Omenihu was asked about the difference between the Texans and the 49ers.
He mentioned structure, the relationship between the coaches, and other things, but one part stood out.
“Circus show” are the words he used when discussing the Texans organization — and nobody could blame him for that.
Omenihu mentions how nice the change has been, especially with the 49ers in the middle of a tremendous playoff run (h/t Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports).
“This year has been a long year for me personally. My third year didn’t go, as far as early on, how I thought it would be, coming off my second year. A combination of what I was going through over there. So coming here was definitely a breath of fresh air. I love it, the organization has a lot of structure and it is not an ego-driven [one], it’s not a power struggle either. It’s definitely good to experience that.”Charles Omenihu
Omenihu isn’t in the wrong with those comments, either. The Texans have been a disaster for the past few seasons, and things don’t look to be getting any better with the way Houston started the offseason.
The Texans organizational failure continues after a questionable 2021 season
A questionable decision by the Texans? This isn’t anything new, at least in recent years.
David Culley only got one season as the head coach and finished with the same amount of wins as the year before — without Deshaun Watson taking a single snap.
Yet, somehow he got fired, and the Texans have been searching for a new head coach. Moreover, they interviewed Josh McCown and Hines Ward for the opening after moving on from Culley.
Things aren’t looking good in Houston, and Omenihu’s comments align with everything that has gone on in that organization over the past few years.
There are far more questions than answers, and this doesn’t look like a compelling free-agent destination for anybody.
Omenihu is loving life after being traded away, especially with the 49ers one game away from the Super Bowl.
The former Texans DE is one game away from a Super Bowl with the 49ers
Midseason trades aren’t entirely common in the NFL, but Omenihu is sure glad he got dealt when he did. The Texans were and still are a mess, and the 49ers are a victory away from a Super Bowl trip after getting the sixth seed in the NFC.
Omenihu has played well for San Francisco in his time there. In six games with Houston, he had eight tackles. In nine games in San Francisco, the former fifth-round pick had just six tackles.
However, he was dynamic in the 49ers’ playoff win over the Cowboys, including 1.5 sacks and six total pressures on the day, which so happened to be his first sacks of the campaign.
Suddenly, Omenihu and the 49ers are on the cusp of a Super Bowl trip, and things worked out pretty well for the former Texans DE.
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