Houston Texans: It’s time to clean house and get it right

Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith walks on the field (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith walks on the field (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s time for the Houston Texans to clean house. Unfortunately, the McNairs, have yet to get it right. Last year they “pseudo” cleaned house. But not really. All they did was bring in a few drunken sailors and rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic. This year, they need to get it right.

Bring in New and Young ideas

Last year they fired some of the staff and moved Lovie Smith to Head Coach and brought in some “flavor of the month.” There were a lot of defensible moves. Lovie had a lot of experience. Pep Hamilton was a name on the rise. Not firing Nick Caserio made sense because he really did not have the luxury of a full draft in year one. These things made sense at the time. Now….not so much

They didn’t bring in new ideas. When you look at teams who made significant coaching moves like the Giants, Dolphins, and Jaguars made, you see teams making runs at playoffs. You see teams who were bottom dwellers who made a few small moves in terms of players, but their big moves were team leadership.

Brian Daboll, Mike McDaniel, and Doug Pederson all have their teams on the cusp of the playoffs. And even if they don’t make it this year, they are on the right track moving forward. And please save the “but they have a quarterback” excuse because Daboll is doing this with much-maligned Daniel Jones. Mike McDaniel has helped Tua Tagovailoa turn the corner.

These are really good coaches. They have young ideas, and they know how to develop players. Lovie is still running a defense that most teams walked away from years ago, and quite honestly I have no idea what Pep is doing. But what we do know is the Texans are not getting better.

Houston Texans need a clean sweep

It’s time to sweep it clean. It’s time to fire everyone from the GM down to the lowest scout and start over. Cal McNair needs to bring in football minds with Houston ties.

Bring in, Andre Johnson. Get his insight on other advisors to help make good choices. Use those minds to hire the right GM who brings in the right head coach.

Is that “right” head coach Sean Payton? Is he worth the Browns’ pick? It’s possible and would make sense IF the football minds agree. But listen to wise football people.

It’s time for Cal to stop trying to be “New England South” and be the Houston Texans. Houston is a football city if Cal will do the right thing.

Shamus Clancy said, “Don’t bother trying to find the “Next Belichick.” There will never be one.”  So let us stop the foolishness and find the right football minds for the Houston Texans and get this turned around now. They did it in NY, Miami, and J’Ville……they can do it in H-Town!