"It’s officially official! DeMeco Ryans is headed to the Houston Texans on a 6 year deal to make him the face of the franchise and lead this team back to relevancy. But lets not kid ourselves here, who else made more sense to lead this team than Ryans? He had led a ferocious 49ers defense for the last 2 years after Robert Saleh departed to New York, he was a former Texan Linebacker from 2006-2011, and he still has family ties in Houston to this day."
The Texans wanted DeMeco Ryans all along, and DeMeco Ryans wanted the Texans all along. It was the proverbial match made in heaven. It would have been a massive upset and disappointment had he landed elsewhere.
This Texans team feels different after hiring Ryans already. The difference from this year compared to the previous two years is that now the Houston Texans have a glimmer of hope. They got their 1st option at Head Coach, which doesn’t always happen around the league. They have 2 first round picks ( #2 and #12) and we can assume that one of those picks will be a rookie QB. They have players on offense and defense to build around and the foundation of a team that could turn it around within the next few seasons as long as Nick Caserio and Co. make some good decisions.
Something else that’s different from previous years? The Texans are a desirable location now. They are finally headed in the right direction after years of chaos between trading Deandre Hopkins, firing BOB, the Deshaun Watson fiasco, firing 2 head coaches in 2 years etc.
But guess what? All of that seems to matter a whole lot less after the best news the Texans have gotten recently broke around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon. All of the years of chaos are in the rear view mirror now.
It’s a new era of Houston Texans football.