Houston Texans: 3 Head coach selections that make sense
The Houston Texans with new general manager Nick Caserio and the rest of those in charge of making final decisions are still in the process of looking to hire a new head coach. The Texans front office is also reportedly working on mending their relationship with franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, so a lot is going on thus far this offseason.
So fa,r teams that have hired new head coaches for the 2021 season are the Jacksonville Jaguars (Urban Meyer), New York Jets (Robert Saleh) and Atlanta Falcons (Arthur Smith).
The latter two would have been interesting choices or interviews with the Houston Texans. Saleh is a defensive-minded coach, as he was the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, while Smith is an offensive-minded coach with his previous job being the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.
It is still unknown which direction the Houston Texans will select when they hire their new head coach, but again, they have other issues at hand that will go into how and who they choose as their next head coach with the current situation involving Deshaun Watson.
Also, there are unknowns as to what decision the Texans will make involving J.J. Watt, as the three-time Defensive Player of the Year is in the final year of his current contract and will be entering his 11th season.
Houston Texans: Has Deshaun Watson been ignored in HC search?
As we all know, the Houston Texans at the end of the season didn’t have their actual general manager, but they did conduct a couple interviews with former head coaches that weren’t with a team.
In a recent article at Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio had the following about Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans as the franchise searches for a new head coach:
"“Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson recommended not only Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for a head-coaching interview but also former 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.”"
The Texans also dropped the ball by not requesting an interview with Robert Saleh as he’s now with the Jets, and since the Texans also waited until after the Chiefs bye week to request to interview Bieniemy, now they have to wait until the Kansas City season is over, which could mean until the Super Bowl is over.
The Houston Texans have been foolish in the way they’ve handled their offseason, and though it seems Nick Caserio is trying to repair all the missteps seemingly made by the Texans this offseason, the hope is whomever the Texans pick as their next head coach is the right choice and one that can help repair the relationship between the franchise, the fan base and Deshaun Watson.