Just like a broken record, the Houston Texans are ranked last once again in an NFL offseason list, this time with the it being at head coach, so enter new Texans head coach David Culley.
Culley has 40-plus years of football experience, including 27 years as an assistant in the NFL, to teach his players and coaching staff, and was recently the assistant head coach with the Baltimore Ravens.
Those credentials aren’t something to overlook, and they don’t put a coach last place in the NFL on any head coaching list, or at least they shouldn’t. Over at CBS Sports, that is a different story as Culley was ranked 32nd out of 32 head coaches entering the ’21 season in an article by Cody Benjamin.
Granted, Culley shouldn’t be much better on this list as he’s never been a head coach in the league, but he deserves some respect for all of the years he’s spent building his resume in the league, right?
Houston Texans: Culley has long resume of coaching experience
Culley coached at the collegiate level from 1978-93 at various positions, and since 1994 he has been an assistant coach with six different franchises.
All of us know the Houston Texans aren’t built to be a winning team at the moment, especially without Deshaun Watson as the starting quarterback. There is also the fact that veterans like J.J. Watt and Will Fuller are no longer on the team, so those departures only add to the rebuild taking place in ’21.
Remember, last season the Houston Texans were 4-12 overall and the third-worst team in the NFL, so Culley joined a franchise that had more than its share of struggles. Since then, general manager Nick Caserio has made major roster changes, brought in veterans for the short term and added players looking to revive their careers.
No other roster is in as much of a rebuild as the Texans, and that puts Culley in a very tough situation.
Culley comes from an organization that has been committed to being winners, and hopefully he brings that mindset to Houston. Even if the Texans do become the team with the worst record in the league in ’21, at least entering this season Houston Texans head coach David Culley isn’t the worst coach in the NFL.