With quarterback Deshaun Watson specifically asking Texans to interview top contenders like Robert Saleh and Eric Bieniemy, the Texans, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, are apparently considering appointing * check notes * Josh McCown head coach .
Oddly enough, the Texans aren’t among the nine teams McCown played for in his very mediocre but sort of long NFL career.
I’m sure it’s going to go really well.
Personally, there are many, many layers I could go to with my general loathing of the way Texans are handling this whole situation. I’ll start with the fact that even Mike Garafolo from NFL Network is already starting to do his best to turn this admittedly “crazy” idea for Texas fans into a “dah gum this is so crazy it could work” situation. .
Maybe picking a coach who’s actually, you know, a coach, would be a better way to go when your team is clearly going through a period of major transformation. Call it a rebuild, call it retooling, call it what you will – the Texans face a steep climb to become a rival roster again thanks in large part to Bill O’Brien’s ineptitude.
Again, try to tell me that there is no running issue in the NFL Head Coaching circuit as a QB alternate journeyman with no coaching experience is considered an Eric Bieniemy offensive coordinator who worked under one of – if not the – best NFL head coaches at Andy Reid, won a Super Bowl in that role and is one game away from coming back to the Big Game.
If the Texans want to anoint a fellow quarterback to be their franchise’s head coach, they should just trade what I can almost certainly call a very pissed off Deshaun Watson in Miami for Ryan Fitzpatrick, then Fitz can step in. the role. of the player / coach. They would save money by not having to pay a trainer! Win-win!
I’m not sure how they plan to pass this one to Deshaun Watson, but personally I can’t wait to find out.