Texans To Interview Ravens AHC David Culley For Opening

We already learned of one new candidate for the Texans’ head coaching job earlier today when former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier popped onto their radar, and now we’ve got another.

Houston will interview David Culley, currently the Ravens’ assistant head coach and receivers coach, for their job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweets. Culley is 65 and got his coaching start at FCS school Austin Peay all the way back in 1978, so it would be a pretty remarkable story if he’s able to land his first head coaching job ever now in 2020. As Rapsheet noted in his tweet, Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been “outspoken” in his support for Culley.

As if on cue, Harbaugh spoke to the media soon after the news broke on Monday, and said Culley would be a “tremendous hire” for any team. Culley has never even been a coordinator at the NFL level, and has mostly been a receivers coach, so this one would be a bit outside the box.

Of course that doesn’t mean he isn’t capable, and Harbaugh himself charted an unusual path by going from special teams coordinator to head coach. Culley coached under Andy Reid for 18 years, first with the Eagles from 1999-2012 as receivers coach, and then as an assistant head coach and receivers coach with the Chiefs from 2013-16. No matter who they hire, the first priority of any new Texans coach should be mending the now strained relationship between the franchise and Deshaun Watson.

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6 comments on “Texans To Interview Ravens AHC David Culley For Opening

  1. bigeasye

    Houston has cast a pretty wide net. I wonder when they will start interviewing some of the top Madden players from around the world?

  2. rxbrgr

    PFR is really banging this drum to mend Houston’s relationship with Watson. Bizarrely repeated every single Texans article.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      There’s the distant chance they think it’s important…

  3. I Beg To Differ

    Whoever is hired needs to get a commitment from Watson first that he won’t hold out and demand a trade.

    Honestly it’d be such a mess for a HC to walk in to the gig, Watson sit out, and be stuck with deal with the chaos.

    If the Texans can’t get that commitment from Watson after committing to him financially for 4 years look for trades and get the best deal possible for Watson.

    You don’t need that distraction as an organization.

    Jets, Dolphins, Bears, Cowboys, Redskins, Vikings, 49ers.

    Vikings would make an interesting destination. Does Cousins have a NTC? 2 year stop gap while the Texans find their next QB and restock their draft capital.

  4. Jcool90

    Maybe Philly, Hurts is nothing but a backup, sorry. Hes not my team not Lamar. Hope we bring it home. They have to BEAT K. C. CHEIFS!! But Buffalo Bills first. Sooner or rather than later Jackson has to beat K.C.

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