The Houston Texans are taking forever to decide on David Culley

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The Houston Texans are taking forever to decide on David Culley’s future.

Earlier this week, it was noted that David Culley’s job would last a little longer than most as the Houston Texans said they would take their time evaluating Culley’s future. That’s totally understandable in one way, but even the New York Giants got around to firing Joe Judge.

If Culley was deemed safe, wouldn’t one expect a statement from the organization by now? But, of course, due process and standard operating procedure take precedence most of the time-but taking an extended amount of time to evaluate a coach while the top ones are already interviewing may come back to haunt Houston.

Imagine missing out on the guy you want because you didn’t determine which direction you wanted to go with your incumbent coach. For example, Brian Flores is interviewing with the Chicago Bears, and there’s been a handful of requests for Eric Bienemy, who has been the Holy Grail of candidates the past few seasons.

Maybe it’s impatient, but the Houston Texans must make a statement about Culley.

It’s what makes the most sense at this point. Delaying this decision backs up everything else, and it may affect the enormous list of free agents that Houston has. We’ve seen admittance of mistakes before, and it’s been covered on Toro Times before.

The 2018 Arizona Cardinals saw that Josh Rosen and Steve Wilks weren’t the right combination, so they risked it and went out and got Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury. As a result, they went from bottom dwellers to a playoff team in three seasons.

So what’s stopping Houston from doing their version of that if that’s how they feel? It did take Culley 27 years to get a head coaching job, but this is a business. If it comes down to that decision being made, maybe Culley can be moved to another role within the building.

Houston needs to make their intentions clear to start cleaning up the mess they have.

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