Houston Texans WR coach leaves for Dallas; Hines Ward in next?

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Nearly lost amid the Lovie Smith becoming the coach of the Houston Texans, does Hines Ward have an “in” to the Houston Texans coaching staff?

When Hines Ward was interviewed for the head coaching job, the world thought that was the point the Houston Texans head coaching search turned into a funny joke. While Hines didn’t get the head coaching spot, he could land a coaching spot that he’s familiar with.

Robert Prince, the wide receivers coach for the Houston Texans has been hired by the Dallas Cowboys to serve in the same role. This would make a perfect fit for Ward, a two-time Super Bowl-winning wide receiver who was one of the toughest players in the league.

If there’s anyone who could elevate Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, and Chris Conley, it’s Ward. Ward is currently an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University and previously served as the New York Jets wide receivers coach for a few years.

Hines Ward would be a phenomenal candidate for the Houston Texans

Ward spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning over 12,000 yards on exactly 1,000 catches. Ward would be a great hire for the skills he possesses, and may even just be a figure that the current players on the roster watched as they were growing up.

Add in the chance that Pep Hamilton could be the offensive coordinator, and this offense suddenly looks a lot brighter. Davis Mills won the same amount of games in 2021 as Deshaun Watson did in 2020. Could Mills’ play be even better with this tandem?

Mills still has a long way to go, and this isn’t a statement that Mills is better than Watson- just pointing out a stat. Mills may be around for another year or two, and the connection that Hamilton has with Mills is something that Texans fans can hang their hat on.

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