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David Culley’s tenure as head coach of the Houston Texans ended after just one season.
The Texans parted ways with the 66-year-old after the team went 4-13 in 2021.
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Mike Garafolo from NFL Network was the first to report the news,
After a tough 2020 season that saw Bill O’Brien get fired after four games and Romeo Crennel take over on an interim basis, the Texans have sought to bring some stability to the organization.
Culley was hired on January 29 after a 27-year career as an assistant coach in the NFL. He had spent the previous two seasons as an assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and pass coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens on John Harbaugh’s staff.
The Texans’ situation was complicated by quarterback Deshaun Watson asking for a trade during the offseason.
Watson was then charged with sexual assault and sexual misconduct by 24 women. Twenty-two active civil lawsuits have been filed against the 26-year-old. Ten women, eight of whom lodged a complaint, lodged criminal complaints.
Houston has kept Watson inactive for the entire 2021 season due to his current legal situation.
Culley was given a tough job in his first stint as head coach and did a decent job given the volatility of the Texans.
Rookie quarterback Davis Mills has shown promise in 11 starts. Stanford’s third round threw for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 66.8% of his attempts.
The Texans need to pick a direction and give their next head coach a building opportunity if they are to come out of the AFC South cellar in the near future. They will have the general choice n ° 3 in 2022 to find a potential player in the franchise.