BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans Fire Head Coach David Culley and Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly

It looks like Nick Caserio’s assessment of David Culley has been completed. For some reason, the Texans needed more time to assess Culley’s employment status, despite eighteen weeks to do so. That reality lends itself to Caserio’s calling, exploring the head coaching market, and probably having a name, or a few names, in mind to hand over the keys to the car.

Thus, after a single season at the helm, David Culley was removed from his post as head coach of the Houston Texans.

Whether it is deserved or not is another matter. The Culley Texans were objectively horrible in 2021 and Culley has certainly reviewed his skis as a head coach on several occasions, but we mustn’t ignore how appalling the talent on the roster was. In other words, I don’t think a lot of coaches could have won more than four wins in this team.

That said, this change was not unexpected. Culley was not fired for his record of wins and losses. He was probably fired because the low bar for success this season in the minds of those who run the organization has not been reached.

While Culley’s firing came as no shock, Adam Schefter’s report that Culley’s five-year contract only had two years of guaranteed money certainly was.

So instead of getting something in the neighborhood of $ 12,000,000.00 to $ 14,000,000.00 for his services in Houston, Culley will only receive an additional $ 4,000,000.00, according to Aaron Wilson.

The Texans also sacked offensive coordinator Tim Kelly:

And a slew of former Patriots staff would top Houston’s head coach list: including Brian Flores, Jerod Mayo and Josh McDaniels.

Maybe someone can correct me, but I don’t recall hearing of another NFL coaching contract structured this way. It also confirms what many Texas fans thought when Culley was hired less than a year ago – Culley has always been just a placeholder, a morale booster, a good guy who would say the right things. because the product on the ground remained difficult to stomach.

When the Texans hired David Culley, they wanted a head coach who goes through a brick wall, not an Xs and Os head coach. They have exactly that. Culley, mouth stuffed with Double Bubble, loved his players, loved his job and kept his spirits up. The players worked hard in a lost and stagnant season.

Culley couldn’t make the simpler decisions in the game, however. Like when to kick a volley, when to go for it, or when to hit goals from the field. He even refused a penalty for a punt against the Browns in Week 2. The Texans’ offensive plan was categorized by Tim Kelly bumping into heavy boxes, throwing screens nowhere and requiring desperation to open. On the other side of the ball, Lovie Smith’s Cover Two defense struggled before adjusting and ultimately slowing down the opposing attacks to some extent.

David Culley loves nachos and horror movies. Other than the lost record, some Texas fans adore David Culley. They will miss his smile, the way he grabbed players’ heads and screamed, his constant chewing gum and his general demeanor. It was clear he didn’t have what it took to be an NFL head coach. As Culley reminded us when he was hired, there are only 32 of these jobs, and he was lucky enough to be lucky enough to have one, if only for a short time. period.

Today, David Culley’s watch is finished. All the best for him whether he plans to continue his coaching career or retires.

Much more to come. In the meantime, comments are open to your reaction.

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