Houston Texans: 3 Head coach selections that make sense
Houston Texans Potential Head Coach Selection: David Culley
Another candidate for the Houston Texans this offseason in their search for a new head coach is David Culley of the Baltimore Ravens. Culley is the assistant head coach of the Ravens, but now with the Ravens being eliminated from the Divisional Round of the playoffs on Saturday night by the Buffalo Bills, it is the right time to talk to the assistant head coach of Baltimore.
Culley has worked with past NFL Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson, and those two as a duo have done some great things working together as members of the Ravens organization. The Texans could use some of that expertise as well, because even though Deshaun Watson led the NFL in passing yards in 2020, results didn’t happen in the standings in a positive manner.
The Houston Texans need help on both sides of the football, but the offense of Houston needs some help just as bad as the defense, mostly because of the lack of a rushing game, which comes down to the offensive line and the running backs.
Culley has not only worked with Jackson, but the Ravens offense averaged 5.9 yards per play in 2020, plus they had 3,071 rushing yards, with quarterback Lamar Jackson leading the team with 1,005 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns on 159 carries. Jackson also passed for 2,757 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2020.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson passed for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Watson also rushed for 444 yards on 90 carries with three rushing scores.
Jackson and Watson are both very athletic quarterbacks, and if Watson were to have a chance to work with Culley, who knows how his game would change. Most likely Watson wouldn’t have 150-plus rushes, but with Culley being a passing game coordinator with the Ravens as well, imagine what type of game plan he could have for Watson as he’s a better passer than Jackson.
Whomever the Houston Texans decide who will be their next head coach, one thing is for certain: if the franchise wants to keep Watson around, the head coach selection must be someone whom Watson can work with, and a coach who can work with Watson. If not, all of this will be a waste of time, and the results will remain the same moving forward.