The Houston Texans’ wait is over: Lovie Smith is the new head coach
In what was probably the most anticipated, yet the drug-out process that an NFL team has ever seen, the Houston Texans have found their next head coach. Lovie Smith, who led the Chicago Bears to their most recent Super Bowl appearance, is the choice.
Smith has also been a head coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also at the University of Illinois. Smith has been regarded as one of the best defensive minds in the current state of the NFL and is someone that has a lot of respect from the players in the league.
Smith entered the head coaching conversation late Sunday night and quite literally became a finalist overnight. Although it was a shock, to say the least, as if this was the plan all along, why not head down this avenue as soon as possible?
The Houston Texans took forever to hire Smith, leave Flores out in the cold
Hiring Smith isn’t the worst thing in the world for the Houston Texans. It’s just the optics of it all, and this franchise just seems to have a myopic view of how they’re doing everything. From the Bill O’Brien drama all the way up to this, It’s been a disastrous two years.
The odd man out is Flores. It’s tough to see Flores have such a legitimate chance to get this job with his lawsuit against the NFL and have it not end on a positive note. Especially after interviewing him first out of all the candidates they explored.
The players of the Houston Texans want Smith and have been vocal on social media about the chance of it happening. However, Smith has had minimal success on offense as a head coach. So if the Texans have a great defense and a bad offense, would anything would have changed by the end of 2022?
Only time will tell.