Kliff Kingsbury to Houston Texans needs to happen
The Houston Texans need some changes, a new spark, something for their offense. That could be the addition of Kliff Kingsbury to the coaching staff as offensive coordinator.
After a tough Saturday afternoon when the Houston Texans saw their season come to a close in the Wild Card Round of the AFC Playoffs, let’s have a little fun and play the “What If” game when it comes to coaching staff of the Houston Texans.
We all saw just how stagnant the offense of the Texans was at times this season, and granted, some of that was due to injuries to key players such as Will Fuller, who was the biggest loss of the season. When Fuller went down in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, the season seemed to change, and the Texans were never quite the same offensively.
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Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is also the offensive coordinator for the Texans, but instead of seeing O’Brien fired after the poor playoff performance, the Texans should seriously think about adding an offensive coordinator to the coaching staff, and that coach could be current USC offensive coordinator and former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
On social media, some fans of the Texans are wanting it to happen, as Kingsbury is a hot name in the coaching circles as of late.
Recently, Kingsbury accepted the collegiate coaching job of being an offensive coordinator for the USC Trojans, but there have been reports that Kingsbury could resign from that position to interview for an NFL coaching job offers as USC won’t give permission for him to interview with NFL teams.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reported that Kingsbury could just resign and pay his buyout so he can do as he chooses, as the article said:
"“Kingsbury may simply resign his position as Trojans offensive coordinator and move on.”"
If that were the case, the Texans need to jump all over that and talk with the former collegiate head coach and see what he could offer in being an offensive coordinator for players like Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, Fuller, Keke Coutee and even Lamar Miller, to name a few players who make the offense go, as he’s coached Patrick Mahomes and Johnny Manziel at the collegiate level.
If there was one thing about the teams that Kingsbury coached at Texas Tech, it was his team could score many points with him running the offense. Plus, with him already having coached talented young quarterbacks to a high level of play in the past, wouldn’t it be nice to see a change in coaching philosophy with Watson as the NFL is a quarterback league first and foremost?
In six seasons as the head coach of Texas Tech, Kingsbury’s record was nearly .500 at 35-40 overall with a team that never had a defensive presence in any of the seasons he was at the helm. Defense doesn’t matter when it comes to Kingsbury, as if he were to become the offensive coordinator that would be his lone job.
The idea of adding an offensive coordinator could help the Texans with O’Brien as well, so he could have a better idea of everything that goes on, especially in the process of rebuilding the offensive line, and making sure the defensive backs are prepared. There are many personnel decisions that need to be made on the entire roster, not just on offense.
Sure, the Texans finished with 11 wins and won the AFC South title, but they need to find a way to beat the Colts as they face them twice a season. The way do to that is to possibly add Kingsbury as the OC.
Youth is all the rage when it comes to hiring NFL coaches, and the Texans could have a big opportunity in front of them by working to get an interview with Kingsbury. With his background of coaching star quarterbacks, and the Texans having Watson, if he becomes available, why not give ol’ Kliff a call and see what can happen?
Again, something needs to change for the Texans’ offense. They can’t ever come out as flat as they did in a playoff game as they did Saturday and expect to win and advance.
If the Texans want to become champions, they need to take a risk and make a chance and that should be getting an interview with Kingsbury to make him their next offensive coordinator.