Houston Texans: Best candidates to take over as head coach after firing Bill O’Brien
3. Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator
Here is possibly the top candidate of all of the potential defensive coordinators to become head coaches and that is Robert Saleh of the San Francisco 49ers. This could be a great choice because Saleh has built the 4-3 defense of the 49ers with a young core of players, so with the proper coaching that could be the Texans defense too.
It would be nice to see Saleh also keep Anthony Weaver on as the DC as well, because Weaver can do some great things with this group, but he’s learning on the job. Maybe the insight Saleh could provide as he’s worked in building the 49ers’ defense wold roll over to the Texans.
Houston has some young players with potential like Ross Blacklock, Lonnie Johnson Jr., and Jacob Martin to name a few, and with Saleh as the possible head coach in Houston, maybe that could convince potential free agents to join the Texans roster as building through the draft in ’21 is going to be tough in the early rounds.
2. Greg Roman, Ravens offensive coordinator
Now we are really getting into the big-time coordinators on the offensive side of the ball, and who better to work with Deshaun Watson than the coordinator who currently works with Lamar Jackson in Baltimore.
Greg Roman has had a big hand in the career of Jackson, and seeing all of the success the talented he’s has had with Roman as his offensive coordinator, it is fun to dream about how that could move along to the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson.
Being Watson has a similar style of play as Jackson, it would be interesting to see how the Baltimore offense would work in Houston, plus it is believable that David Johnson could excel in the offense of Roman just like veteran Mark Ingram has in Baltimore.