The Texans fired coach David Culley on Thursday after just one season and a 4-13 document. In case you as soon as labored or nonetheless work for the Patriots, you could be the one to switch him in Houston.
Culley obtained caught in an terrible mess of lesser expertise whereas the Texans performed a whole season with quarterback Deshaun Watson inactive. His workforce performed onerous and had some moments offensively and defensively, however that wasn’t sufficient to save lots of his job.
Now it is on the Texans’ “braintrust” of government vp Jack Easterby and normal supervisor Nick Caserio to make us consider they know what they’re doing with a reliable new rent. On condition that pair used to work in New England and since Houston has by far the least enchantment of the NFL’s eight teaching vacancies for 2022 — partly due to Easterby and Caserio — there is no doubt they plan to convey the “Patriot Approach” down Texans method.
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So this is a Patriots-theme all-star checklist of alternative candidates for Culley, minus after all Matt Patricia and Joe Decide.
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Invoice Belichick, head coach, Patriots (age: 69)
Look, this appears outrageous, however so are the Texans, usually. However do not put it previous Easterby and Caserio to provide Belichick their finest pitch to depart the Patriots. They may as nicely shoot for the moon. Nevertheless it may take a ridiculous contract of $25 million a season, a suggestion of absolute energy, a mansion and a ship to get him midway to retirement in Mexico. Count on Belichick to reply by placing up his hood and shrugging them off.
Brian Flores, former Dolphins head coach and former Patriots defensive coordinator (age: 40)
Now let’s get actual. Did Flores’ Miami dismissal immediate Houston offfcials to fireplace Culley, figuring out the previous was immediately out there? Keep in mind, per stories, he was the one most into wanting the Dolphins to commerce for Watson. Associated, does this imply the Texans are working to attempt to maintain Watson, assuming he is cleared off the sphere? So many questions, which is par for the couse with this group. However sure, Flores is the highest out there true candidate.
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Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator (age: 45)
It is easy to image McDaniels following Culley and Invoice O’Brien, who as soon as labored because the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, too. The Texans can blow up the idea of the previous boys’ community and create their youthful bros community of Easterby, Caserio and McDaniels. In all seriousness, McDaniels is overdue for a second shot and at the least he may also help flip across the offense for dudes he is aware of nicely.
Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebackers coach (age: 35)
This is able to be an intriguing rent as Mayo is creating extra buzz as the subsequent Flores-like candidate who is not Matt Patricia.
Steve Belichick, Patriots exterior linebackers coach (age: 34)
Son of a Belichick, this might truly occur. Invoice’s different son Brian coaches the Patriots’ safetes, however there is a fairly good sense that Steve is the one not so sneakily within the play-calling place vacated by Patricia and Flores.
Cameron Achord, Patriots particular groups coach (age: 34)
He changed Decide, who left for the Giants earlier than being fired and has completed a bang-up job the previous two years. He’s shortly getting a number of discover exterior of New England.
Kevin O’Connell, Rams offensive coordinator and former Patriots quarterback (age: 36)
See what we did there? Caserio did work for the Patriots once they took O’Connell within the third spherical of the 2008 draft. He is getting a number of buzz as the newest younger offensive hotshot from the Sean McVay tree.