The front office of the Houston Texans will get to see both Leslie Frazier and Eric Bieniemy coach in their biggest game of the season to date, as both are on opposite sides in the AFC Championship game.
Both Frazier and Bieniemy have already interviewed once with the Houston Texans and general manager Nick Caserio since Caserio was hired by the team earlier this month, but in a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, both coaches are getting a second interview before the final decision is made by the Texans.
Bieniemy is currently the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, as he helped them win a Super Bowl last season as the offensive coordinator, having one of the best offenses in all of the NFL. Frazier is currently the defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills, having maybe the best defense in all of the NFL.
The two now are not only competitors coaching against each other on the field in the AFC Championship Game, but now competitors in becoming the next Houston Texans head coach.
Back to Schefter and his report on Sunday, he had the following posted on Twitter:
Houston Texans News: Who will become the next head coach?
My thought is and always has been that Eric Bieniemy is the choice the Houston Texans need to make when it comes to choosing their next head coach. Bieniemy has earned the chance to be a head coach in the NFL, and especially if the Chiefs continue to have success in the playoffs, he has to be the top choice to be the next Texans head coach.
Many in the NFL have spoke highly on Bieniemy, including current Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith, and others who have been around Bieniemy including current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid have said great things about Bieniemy and his coaching abilities.
Frazier is a talented head coach as well, having been a former head coach with the Minnesota Vikings, and if there is a coach who could fix the defense of the Texans it could be Frazier.
The Houston Texans are also making the hiring process a bit confusing as they have also have had “continued discussions” with Josh McCown (who has no coaching experience whatsoever) and former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, so there have been plenty of candidates to discuss since the end of the regular season.
Whomever the Houston Texans chooce as their next head coach there will be lots of pressure to fix the mess of 2020, and more than that, try to convince Deshaun Watson to stay on the team and not demand a trade.
If Bieniemy and Frazier are the final two candidates, today the AFC Championship game could go a long way into which coach the franchise will hire as their next head coach.