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The Houston Texans fired head coach David Culley after a 4-13 season on the job.
The Houston Texans are the eighth NFL team to jump on the head coach carousel as they fired their former head coach David Culley on Thursday afternoon after a 4-13 season at the helm.
Granted, Culley never even got a real chance. The professional coach felt like a potential candidate to become one-and-done as a head coach. Although Houston was devoid of talent, the Texans massively achieved four victories. There was some debate that this team would not even win a match last season. Culley earned so much better than this.
Now that the Texans have decided to make a change, here are three candidates to replace Culley.
Houston Texans: 3 replacements for David Culley as head coach in 2022
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Brian Daboll hails from the Belichick / Saban tree and can develop quarterbacks
Buffalo Bill’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will almost certainly get his first head coaching opportunity this offseason. He had been on the coaching carousel the two previous cycles. While Buffalo’s late playoff run pretty much knocked him out of the mix last year, Daboll could potentially end up joining some familiar faces in Houston from his New England Patriots days.
Daboll worked with Nick Caserio and Jack Easterby in Foxborough. Though he wants better opportunities than the one in Houston (Chicago and Miami), Daboll has shown he can lift a talented quarterback who is a bit raw. Davis Mills may have been a third-round pick from Stanford, but he was a five-star who came out of high school for a reason. Daboll makes sense.
If Daboll thinks Mills has more upside than Justin Fields or Tua Tagovailoa at NFL level, he could come to Houston to work with Caserio and Easterby again.