Texans Interview a Former Steelers WR for Their Head Coaching Job

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SJ - January 15, 2022

The Texans decided to part ways with head coach David Culley after just one season.  A season where he managed to win four games without franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Now that Culley is out, Houston has started the search for a new head coach.  It was reported on Saturday that they interviewed a former Steelers wide receiver.

From Larry Brown Sports:

The Texans confirmed Saturday that they had interviewed longtime Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward for their head coaching vacancy. Ward currently serves as a special teams assistant at Florida Atlantic after a brief stint as a New York Jets offensive assistant.

Ward was absolutely not on anyone’s radar as a potential NFL head coach. The 45-year-old has no head coaching experience and hasn’t even served as a primary position coach at any level. No one disputes that he had a stellar playing career, but that alone doesn’t put him in contention for an NFL head coaching job.

Why fire Culley after one season just hire an unproven former player as your next head coach?  It sounds like something the Texans would do, but that doesn't mean it makes any sense.


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