Texans Fire Dave Culley; Targeting Brian Flores For Vacancy?

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The Houston Texans made the decision to fire former coach Dave Culley after his first season in the role. They are among the eight NFL teams currently with head coach vacancies.

After a disappointing 4-13 finish to the 2021 NFL season, it became apparent the Texans need to make some changes to their roster and perhaps in other part of the organization.

“I enjoyed every minute of it,” Culley said, via Texans Wire. “I learned a lot, a lot of things, as I said before earlier, in that coaching manual I had to go through things that weren’t in there, but that’s okay. I was told that was going to happen. But again, from start to finish, each game was different.”

There will be a variety of intriguing options just from the group of coaches that were fired from other roles. There’s one, in particular, that apparently has the Texans’ attention.

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According to Texans reporter Aaron Wilson, The Texans are ‘targeting’ former Dolphins coach Brian Flores, who has a strong relationship with GM Nick Caserio.

Texans are targeting former Dolphins coach Brian Flores as their top candidate at this time, according to multiple league sources. He has a strong relationship with Nick Caserio.

Brian Flores is coming off a 9-8 season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins but had a 24-25 overall record in his three seasons in the job. Ultimately, missing the NFL playoffs yet again proved to be too much for the organization. Even with Tom Brady gone, they finished third in the AFC East.

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The Houston Texans will have no shortage of key areas to address in the offseason. They hold the No. 3 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Deshaun Watson is still under contract, and are projected to have $29.8 million in salary cap space.

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