Houston Texans rumors: Josh McDaniels the top replacement for Culley

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A former New England staffer comes to the Houston Texans.

It’s getting a little old at this point, all of the former Patriots players, staff, etc., all coming to the Houston Texans. But, according to Sports Illustrated, sources have said that Josh McDaniels would be the top dog to replace David Culley if Nick Caserio wants to make a coaching change.

The benefit to switching to McDaniels is that at least he’s had NFL head coaching experience, albeit not the best from his time in Denver. Could he be one of the few to succeed from the Bill Belichick tree?

The negatives are that you get another head coach for the second year in a row, and a lack of continuity can cost young players and how they develop. McDaniels also infamously got cold feet when he agreed to be the Colts’ new skipper but then ducked out of it at the last second.

Josh McDaniels should not be the next Houston Texans coach-Brian Flores should

The NFL world has a conditioned stimulus to former Patriots coaches: it’s a sexy move, can sell tickets, and sure gets a lot of talk going. However, McDaniels has this unsettling aura, and you never know what you’re going to get from him.

The real target should be Brian Flores, the former Dolphins coach who just got an interview with the Chicago Bears. Flores is quietly the best coach on the market, in my opinion, and he’s precisely the abrasive guy needed in the organization to buck the helicopter-ish nature of both Cal McNair and Jack Easterby.

Everyone will want Joe Barry and Eric Bienemy, and Vance Joseph might be in there too. Flores took the Dolphins from nothing and had them trending in the right direction until the Dolphins made him another Jim Caldwell example.

Mr. Flores would be welcome in Houston in a heartbeat.

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