Matt Eberflus Turns Down Texans Interview

Thanks, but no thanks. Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus has turned down the Texans’ request for an interview, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle

[RELATED: Watson Unhappy With Texans]

The Texans requested an interview with Eberflus just prior to hiring Nick Caserio as their new GM. It’s not immediately clear why Eberflus backed out, but he could see better — and more stable — opportunities elsewhere. Eberflus will be chatting with the Jets and Chargers about their head coaching vacancies soon. The Chargers present an interesting win-now opportunity with perhaps less dysfunction than the Texans. As for the Jets…well, you’ll have to ask Eberflus.

So far, the Texans have interviewed Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady, ex-Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell. Those men may, or may not, have the opportunity to coach Deshaun Watson in 2021.

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    • j_butte

      Caldwell is an underrated coach. He won the division twice in Indy, only lost one year there when Peyton was out. 3 winning seasons in Detroit in 4 years. How have they done since? I’ll say the same for Marvin Lewis. Who won before and after him in Cincinnati?

    • What’s wrong with Caldwell? He can win with a good QB, as he showed in Indy and Detroit. Anyone who can have success in Detroit can’t be that bad.

  1. wagner13

    Joe Brady would probably be a good coach to pair with Watson. Very creative offensive mind that helped Burrow break out and got the most out of a Carolina team lacking offensive talent without McCaffrey and beyond their receiving corps

  2. DarkSide830

    i dont know why this job is attractive after BoB wrecked the team and its draft capital

  3. bumpy93

    I have an idea DeShaun Watson once out of Houston the eagles need a quarterback if I was how he roseman I would call up to Texans offer them the number six overall pick a third round pick this season a 20-22 first-round pick a 20-23 second round pick plus if they want I would throw in Carson Wentz maybe if they want zagats I mean I think something could happen with that if Houston would like to take it of course all the other GMS readiness are going to blast me tell me I’m stupid this nice the normal stuff Houston I guess it’s going through a rebuild I don’t know and they’re going to get a lot of pics since they don’t have many pics in a draft so win/win

    • crosseyedlemon

      The bottom line is the Eagles need to overhaul their OL. Shuffling QBs won’t change anything until that job is done.

    • puddles

      Tbh Texans prob just hang up the phone unless the deal included 3 or 4 1st round picks + other stuff. The Watson stuff is way overblown rn.

  4. JoeBrady

    Did he turn down the interview because he didn’t want to be interviewed by Watson? If I were a coach, I’d be concerned that one of my players wanted more power than usually granted to a player.

  5. MileHighFan

    Letting players have input on the head coach selection shows how dysfunctional the Texans are.

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