Just one year after hiring David Culley, the Houston Texans find themselves searching for a new head coach.
While many believe Culley was never given a fair shot from the Houston Texans, the first-year coach didn’t exactly take the league by storm either. Houston had its fair share of issues (Justin Reid and Zach Cunningham situations specifically), finishing the season averaging the third-fewest points per game while also allowing the sixth-most points per game.
Obviously, it’s clear Houston isn’t devoid of areas to improve on. That’s why almost every potential coaching candidate makes even a little bit of sense for the Texans. With that being said, let’s look at each interviewee and make a case for them, starting with a familiar face for general manager Nick Caserio.
Why Brian Flores is the right choice for the Houston Texans
The former Miami Dolphins head coach makes a ton of sense for the Houston Texans. After all, there is a reason Flores is one of the top candidates to land the job. Initially, you look at the New England connection between Flores and GM Nick Caserio. Both were with the Patriots from 2004-to 2018.
Just look at the way he turned Miami around. Flores had the Dolphins on the brink of the playoffs each of the past two seasons, along with leading a talent-depleted roster to five wins his first year with the team. That is just the type of leadership the Texans could use.
But perhaps the biggest reason Houston brings Flores in is to resurrect the Deshaun Watson era in Houston. After all, it’s been reported both Flores and Watson are interested in teaming up.
If keeping Watson on the Texans is what you want, then Flores is undoubtedly the best candidate. As for the non-Watson crowd, let’s begin analyzing why other candidates fit, starting with a bright Los Angeles mind.