Texans fire David Culley: 3 replacements Houston should hire

David Culley, Houston Texans. (Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
David Culley, Houston Texans. (Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Josh McDaniels, New England Patriots
Josh McDaniels, New England Patriots. (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) /

Miami Dolphins. Brian Flores. player. 59. Pick Analysis. Former Head Coach. Scouting Report. 2

Brian Flores was the guy who wanted to trade for Deshaun Watson in Miami

It was strange to seen the Miami Dolphins fire their former head coach Brian Flores after three seasons. He massively overachieved in year one on the job and had dysfunctional Miami within a game of the playoffs each of the last two seasons. Though friction within the Miami organization led to his downfall, he could resurface in Houston because of that strong New England connection.

While Flores does not have many coaching connections outside of the Bill Belichick tree, maybe that is exactly the blueprint Houston wants to embrace? Flores would certainly check that box. Though Mills is a quarterback at least worth kicking the tires on next year, keep in mind that Flores was the key guy wanting Houston to trade Deshaun Watson to Miami. Maybe he can coach him?

Pick Analysis. Offensive Coordinator. New England Patriots. 1. player. Scouting Report. Josh McDaniels. 47

If Josh McDaniels ever leaves New England, he has his guys down in Houston

Eventually, Josh McDaniels will have his next opportunity to lead an NFL franchise. He is more than a decade removed from the unmitigated disaster in Denver. Though he is clearly not a candidate for the Broncos opening, he too could align himself with former Patriots colleagues in Caserio and Easterby to truly build Foxborough South. He could also have an interest in developing Davis Mills.

Whether it is Fields in Chicago, Tagovailoa in Miami, Trevor Lawrence in Jacksonville or even Mills in Houston, there are quarterbacks worth aligning one’s career with. Sure, McDaniels could stick in New England and turn Mac Jones into a perennial Pro Bowler before taking over Bill Belichick in a few years, but Belichick clearly wants to keep coaching. McDaniels may have to leave Foxborough.

It would be shocking to see Houston not hire someone off the Belichick/Saban tree this offseason.

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