Houston helped Deshaun Watson by firing Bill O'Brien. They need to help him again and hire one of these three guys as their next head coach.
It was a little surprising to see the Houston Texans fire head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien this early in the season. But, then again, they should have done it a long time ago. He gutted the team with some of the dumbest trades in NFL history, including the one that sent the best weapon Deshaun Watson had to Arizona. In the process, he gave up hope for improvement via the draft.
That alone was enough reason for him to go. But as icing on the proverbial cake, he had no idea how to utilize one of the best offensive weapons in the NFL— Houston’s superstar quarterback, Deshaun Watson. If they are smart, they will target guys that know how to make magic happen with a guy like Watson.
According to the rumor mill, there are already a few stellar candidates connected to the job.
For a brief, five-game stretch during his rookie season, fans saw what Deshaun Watson could do. Houston went 2-3 in those games, but Bill O’Brien did not hold him back then, and he set records he was so great:
Houston is going to want a head coach that can bring that guy back out all the time. Fans would love to see more highlights like these:
If the Texans hire one of the three candidates the rumor mill is talking about, they might do that.
Several potential candidates are being talked about in the NFL’s never-ending rumor mill. There are three, however, getting more attention than the rest:
Another possibility gaining steam inside the rumor mill is San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Salah as head coach and either 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur or run game coordinator Mike McDaniel.
Convincing anyone to take the job could be a challenge. Yes, the team has Deshaun Watson. But it needs a No. 1 wide receiver, a running back, and a better offensive line. The defense needs some help, too. Thanks to O’Brien trading away draft picks for defective magic beans, improving the roster will not be easy.
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