Houston Texans Interview Steelers Legend For Vacant Head Coach Position

With the unfortunate news of the Houston Texans firing David Culley after just one season, the Texans need to find a replacement, and the sooner the better as several other NFL teams are also currently vacant at the head coach position.  One potential replacement for the 4-13 Texans has already been named, and if his coaching skills are anywhere close to his playing skills, Houston is in luck.

The team announced that 4x Pro Bowl wide receiver Hines Ward has been interviewed to be the next head coach of the Houston Texans.  The 2x Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers brings not only a championship pedigree but a level of professionalism that was not common amongst other star wide receivers during his playing days.  Ward is a Steelers legend evidenced by his numerous team records: Ward is the Steelers' all-time leader in receptions (1000), receiving yards (12,083), and touchdowns (85), and has a Superbowl MVP on his resume, as well.

In addition to his numerous playing accolades, Hines has been active in coaching since his retirement in 2012.  He is currently employed at Florida Atlantic University as a special assistant and was also an offensive assistant with the New York Jets for two seasons, previously.  Ward would figure to be more of an offensive-minded coach, which is the upward trend in today's NFL, and might be just what the Texans need to turn around their losing ways.    

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