Houston Texans Fire Head Coach David Culley

The Houston Texans had a tumultuous 2021 offseason with headlines being made for all the wrong reasons such as the Deshaun Watson trade request, the Deshaun Watson sexual assault scandal, and having to hire a new head coach after firing previous bench boss Bill O'Brien after an 0-4 start to the 2020-2021 season.  The regular season didn't turn out much better, as Deshaun Watson did not play a single down, and rookie head coach David Culley led the Texans to a 4-13 finish that included an ugly 8-game losing streak early in the season.  To add insult to injury, the Texans became the first team eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight season after a Week 13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.  In other words - they weren't even close and this season was a disaster.

One year later, the Texans face all of the exact same problems: Deshaun Watson's future is still up in the air and the Texans need to hire a new head coach as it was reported Thursday that the Houston Texans have fired David Culley after just one season with the team.  

The Texans have already been linked to several names to replace Culley.  Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores seems to be the frontrunner, but a pair of offensive coordinators in the Bucs' Byron Leftwich and Patriots' Josh McDaniels are also rumored to be in consideration for the position.

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