Well, that was quick.
The Texans have fired head coach David Culley after only one season on the helm, in keeping with a number of stories on Thursday.
Culley, 66, was employed after the 2020 season to take over a group that had been a catastrophe lately. Under Bill O’Brien’s management, the Texans traded away franchise extensive receiver DeAndre Hopkins, in addition to numerous first-round picks. Future Hall of Famer JJ Watt was additionally launched, signing with the Cardinals.
Franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson demanded a commerce after the season ended, then was accused of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct by 22 girls, placing his standing in limbo.
By the time Culley was given the reigns, the Texans had finally been stripped of their elements – as messy a scenario for a first-time head coach as doable.
Culley had labored within the NFL for practically three many years earlier than the hiring. He carried out admirably, main the Texans to a 4-13 report and getting stable quarterback play out of rookie Davis Mills.
Still, the Texans most well-liked to look elsewhere in 2022. They aren’t alone: eight groups are out there for a head coach following a number of firings on “Black Monday.” The Giants, Bears, Vikings, Dolphins, Broncos, Jaguars, and Raiders are all out there for brand new management as effectively.
According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, recently-fired ex-Dolphins coach Brian Flores is a “name to watch” because the Texans search for Culley’s alternative.