Dec. 25, 2011; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Beard head coach Lovie Smith on the sidelines before the start of the Green Bay Packers game with the Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
The search for the next head coach for the Houston Texans head coach has officially begun with the first official interview of former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported on the Ultimate Texans blog wrote:
"“As expected, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was the first candidate to be interviewed to replace Gary Kubiak as the Texans’ head coach. Smith interviewed earlier this week, according to multiple people familiar with the process.”"
Smith is a very good interview for the Texans to begin with, and who knows, he might just be the right man to be the replacement of former head coach Gary Kubiak who was fired earlier this season.
The Texans are currently 2-12 overall, with a losing streak of 12 games.
If the Texans would sign Smith, that could mean they want to focus on their defense as their top priority to offseason and possibly in the NFL Draft in May. Jadeveon Clowney anyone?
McClain also wrote:
"“He should be a leading candidate for several jobs once owners start firing coaches after the season ends. Smith is a native Texan who grew up in Big Sandy and played on state championship teams.”"
Smith could fix a lot of the defensive problems with the team, especially the defensive backs as they’ve been prone to give up too many scores this season. Remember, Smith was a defensive backs coach in Tampa Bay and a defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams before he was the Bears’ head coach.
Smith didn’t coach anywhere this season.
The entire team needs help (offensive, defense, special teams), as this season has proved that, and if defense is the No. 1 priority for the team, then I have no problem whatsoever if Smith becomes the next head coach. He’d would be a great hire.