The Houston Texans are completely outstanding. They’re a Lovecraftian cosmic horror that conjures up curiosity at a look, however stare at it too lengthy and also you’ll lose your thoughts. All the pieces this group has achieved lately has been fully ass-backwards, and it’s on the verge of getting a lot, a lot worse.
For those who thought the Texans would make a wise rent to exchange one-year sacrificial lamb David Culley, effectively, you don’t know the Houston Texans.
There are some in NFL hiring circles who imagine the Texans need to do one thing distinctly totally different right here, moderately than simply go down the identical path. Hiring Josh McCown would definitely qualify.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 21, 2022
For the second 12 months in a row the Texans are interviewing Josh McCown. Their former quarterback, with out an oz of head teaching expertise at any degree, seemingly being given an opportunity as a result of administration likes him. This isn’t meant to be a knock on McCown, individuals usually appear to love the man and he’s by no means had points with teammates at any level throughout his 18 12 months NFL profession that spanned 12 totally different groups.
There was circumstances of groups hiring unqualified coaches for ever, however nothing fairly this pronounced. The Texans appear hellbent on throwing a dart at a dartboard to discover a coach, moderately than use any sort of logic. Keep in mind: This can be a crew who interviewed one other former participant, Hines Ward, whose lone teaching expertise has been one 12 months as huge receivers coach at Florida Atlantic.
I’m all for chaos, however that is infuriating. We’ll by no means know if David Culley might have turned the Texans round if given the time, however he waited 27 years to lastly get an opportunity to be a head coach within the NFL. Now, after one 4-12 season (which frankly, was higher than anticipated), he’s been fired in favor of somebody who has no enterprise being a head coach. Somebody who has by no means proven an inherent ability for teaching at any degree. Somebody whose solely expertise is being a participant.
If you wish to prescribe some galaxy mind genius to normal supervisor Nick Caserio, you’re mistaken. If the Texans rent an unqualified coach with no expertise, and this works out, it’s tantamount to calling somebody “good” for getting a successful lottery ticket. Positive, it might need labored out, however there’s no intelligence behind the transfer.
The more than likely state of affairs is that this doesn’t work. The Texans rent somebody like McCown who can’t flip factor round, and he’s out in a 12 months or two to start out this course of once more. It’s the purest instance of why unhealthy groups keep unhealthy.