Would you hire Lovie Smith as the next Houston Texans head coach?
Dec 2, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
If you were in charge of the Houston Texans would you hire former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith as your next head coach?
If I were in charge of the Texans, I would seriously give it consideration and here is why.
Smith is a proven winner as an NFL head coach. he took the Chicago Bears to Super Bowl XLI (2006 season), but lost to the Indianapolis Colts by a 29-17 score. He tok his team there with defense and special teams, two things the Texans really need to look at this offseason.
Remember who the two bears quarterbacks were that season? If you guessed Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton, then go get yourself a cookie, because yes, the Bears actually advanced to the Super Bowl with those two under center.
Smith’s all-time record as a head coach is 81-63 (.563) and the one NFC Championship. His Bears teams went to the playoffs three times, going 3-3 and his teams had five winnings seasons, including a 2012 record of 10-6 that got him fired.
Yes, I still believe the Bears made a huge mistake firing Smith last season, which could end up being the Texans’ gain.
Just think of how better the defense would be with Smith calling the shots in Houston. I could see him drafting a top defensive prospect in the first round and settling for a quality QB in the second round of the draft, because remember … he’s won games with two QBs who should have been career backups.
So with the question being “Would I hire Lovie Smith as the next Houston Texans head coach?” my answer is they could do much worse than Smith and would be lucky to gain a head coach with the experience and winning record of the former Bears coach.
It all depends if the Texans want to focus on offense or defense next season, if it is defense than Smith should be the hire.