Houston Texans Owner Cal McNair Searching For New Coach
The Texans have been one of the most consistently underachieving teams in the NFL since they hired Nick Caserio as general manager in January 2021. They went 4-13 last season with quarterback Deshaun Watson on the shelf following 25 separate lawsuits accusing him of sexual assault and misconduct. Despite a largely disappointing season, the team still made a significant stride forward with Sunday’s victory over Indianapolis at NRG Stadium in Houston. Houston Texans Cal Mcnair
The franchise is now searching for a new coach to replace Lovie Smith, who was fired Monday after guiding the Texans to their second consecutive 3-13-1 season. The search is being conducted with the input of Houston Texans owner Cal McNair, as well as foundation vice president Hannah McNair.
A lot of people are wondering if the Texans have found the right coach for them. Some are pointing out the fact that they have had two consecutive one-and-done coaches in Lovie Smith and David Culley, and both of those coaches didn’t work out. Whether or not that’s a good sign is still up for debate, but the fact is this franchise isn’t doing well in the search process and is going to have to find someone new.
Hopefully, the new coach can help the Texans get their football operations back on track and build something sustainable again. Getting back to winning games is going to require a lot of hard work, but it’s not impossible.
The team’s current coaching search has several promising candidates, according to sources. Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero all appear to have strong credentials.
There is also some intrigue around a potential candidate who has an extensive coaching background, former NFL backup, and Northwestern quarterback Kafka. The 35-year-old was an assistant under Andy Reid and has a successful NFL career under his belt.
It’s no surprise that the Texans would want to bring in someone who is familiar with their offense, but it’s also important for them to hire a coach who can bring new ideas to their scheme. The Texans are looking for a coach who can change the way they play and improve their chances of competing for the playoffs.
If the Texans are going to bring in a coach who can change the way they think about their football, they are going to need to find someone who has a lot of experience and knows how to coach in this league. There are a lot of quality coaches out there, but they won’t be able to make the leap if they don’t feel they have an honest chance to succeed.
The Texans have had two years of turmoil, and they are going to need a coach who can help turn that around. They are going to need a coach who can bring back the fan base and help the Texans become a winning team again.