Houston Texans: New Year’s resolutions for 2022
3. Don’t make another change at head coach after one season
As crazy as this might sound as the Texans are one of the worst teams in the NFL standings entering Week 17, general manager Nick Caserio shouldn’t make a change at head coach after one season.
David Culley needs more than one year to prove or even attempt to prove he can be a real-deal head coach of an NFL franchise. Although he has four decades of football coaching experience at all levels, even a veteran coach like Culley has to learn how to be a head coach, and the only way to do so is to gain the experience needed.
Sure, a 4-11 record so far in his first season isn’t something to celebrate by any means, but maybe he’s finally found his quarterback in Davis Mills after it was evident that Tyrod Taylor wasn’t playing his best football.
Culley has a vast amount of experience to teach players and other coaches on the Texans, and he needs to stay around as the on-field head coach to help rebuild this franchise. The progression is starting to show some after two straight wins over the Jaguars and Chargers, but there is so much more that needs to be done.
Releasing a head coach after one season is a tough decision to make, so going outside and starting over could hamper improvements already made by Mills. The safe bet should be, and the New Year’s resolution must be, to keep Culley for the ’22 season at the same position … the head coach of the Houston Texans.