Houston Texans players are sticking up for David Culley

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The Houston Texans are deciding the future of David Culley. So naturally, their players want to help.

A handful of players stepped up and vouched for the 66-year old rookie head coach, quoting his off-the-field personality and other intangibles that made him a great coach. Justin Britt, Brandin Cooks, and Rex Burkhead were among those who voiced their support.

We’re almost to Friday at this point after Black Monday 2022 got underway and saw a handful of coaches depart their current teams. Culley would seemingly be the last pin to fall, but the Houston Texans have made it very clear that they will take their time with this decision.

From Culley’s perspective, this is an incredible thing to happen. Usually, when players band together like this, they often have a good chance at succeeding in their mission. Culley may earn another season off of their praises alone, but is that a good thing?

Are the Houston Texans sure they want Culley to be their “rebuild” coach?

It was a terrible situation for anyone to walk into, and no one would’ve blamed him if the season went any worse than it did. But something doesn’t sit right with Culley. Culley made numerous coaching mistakes (yes, we’re all human), as some were just plain headscratchers. The Justin Reid situation, not letting Davis Mills throw the ball (in collaboration with Tim Kelly).

Culley also made many decisions that angered players and were the reasons players like Zach Cunningham were waived for something as simple as being late to a COVID test. It’s just not sitting right when one takes a step back and looks at the entire development of the 2021 season.

Would someone new be better? I’d say yes. It’s not a knock against Culley, but does he have the skills to get this team past four wins if he sticks around? My gut says no.

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