Houston Texans bring on two new offensive line coaches

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The Houston Texans are quickly filling in the empty position coaches on Lovie Smith’s staff.

On Wednesday morning, the Houston Texans announced the hiring of former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line coach George Warhop.  Warhop entered the league in 1989 with the then-Los Angeles Raiders and has coached for multiple teams since then.

Hal Hunter is the second hire of the two, and Hunter will serve as the assistant offensive line coach, who has been an assistant coach since 2006. Hunter also served one year as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers in 2012.

It’s going to be a tall task to improve Houston’s offensive line, as the unit let up a total of 32 sacks last season. That includes five different games where they surrendered four sacks or more in one game.

Should the Houston Texans have looked to bring in Mike Munchak instead?

Having played in Houston his entire career, Mike Munchak could have been a great hire. Munchak brings some serious experience to the offensive line as a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, nine Pro Bowl nods, and two All-Pro selections to his name.

The Houston Texans lost their offensive line coordinator James Campen to the Carolina Panthers, and it could have been an excellent way for a Houston legend to return. However, Munchak has been on a handful of teams that made it to the playoffs with Tennessee and Pittsburgh, so seeing Warhop get the job over Munchak is a slight surprise.

Moving on, the Houston Texans could spend their first pick of the draft on an offensive lineman, with their top prospects being Evan Neal, Charles Cross, or Kenyon Green. It would go a long way in the running game as Houston was the worst in the league last season.

A stronger offensive line would give Davis Mills more confidence to pick apart defenses instead of being sacked so frequently.

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