Houston Texans set to rent longtime Ravens assistant David Culley as subsequent head coach


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The Houston Texans are hiring Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach, passing sport coordinator and broad receivers coach David Culley to be their subsequent head coach, based on The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and others. CBS Sports activities’ Jason La Canfora confirms {that a} deal is shut. 

“It is a fantastic alternative there. They’ve a heck of a company. I do consider that David Culley can be an amazing rent for any staff; perhaps, particularly, the Texans with Deshaun Watson,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh mentioned of the Texans opening main as much as the divisional playoff sport, by way of ESPN.    

Culley, at 65, is the oldest first-time NFL head coach ever. He’s additionally the fifth oldest head coach within the NFL proper now. He has spent 27 years within the NFL with nearly all being spent teaching broad receivers. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport notes the veteran coach is understood for his management expertise and skill to narrate to gamers. There’s a false impression {that a} profitable NFL head coach will need to have served time calling performs. It’s extra essential that the individual be organized and have a imaginative and prescient whereas successfully main. 

The primary order of enterprise is convincing quarterback Deshaun Watson to stick with the staff. Watson was dissatisfied with the staff’s method to filling the final supervisor and head teaching positions. Watson has been a vocal advocate of incumbent offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. With a standard teaching change, nearly your complete workers can be turned over. In an effort to appease Watson, Houston is retaining Kelly as offensive coordinator, based on Rapoport. The commerce drama is probably going over as rapidly because it arose. 

Houston employed Nick Caserio from New England to be the staff’s normal supervisor. Caserio interviewed Payments defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell, in addition to present Texans quarterback Josh McCown

Houston was the primary group with a head teaching emptiness after firing Invoice O’Brien in October. The Texans had been the ultimate shoe to drop within the league-wide head teaching search. The Eagles, Jets, Jaguars, Chargers, Lions and Falcons have all crammed their vacancies. Culley is the primary Black head coach to be employed in the course of the present cycle. 

The Texans went 4-12 this season. 





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