The Texans offense didn’t look particularly impressive in Saturday’s 19-13 win over the Bengals, but that isn’t stopping their offensive coordinator from drawing head coaching interest.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bears have asked for and received permission to interview Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Dennison’s record with the Texans goes a lot further than just one Wild Card game, of course, and it speaks well of his ability to generate an effective running game.
Dennison previously worked for the Broncos, where he was considered for the head coaching job before it went to John Fox, and that means he knows two key members of the Bears offense very well. Quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall both played for Dennison in Denver, which would seem to be something that would make any transition easier.
Schefter also reports that the Bears have candidates from the offensively-slanted list they’ve compiled that they’d like two finalists to return for second interviews, although Dennison would interview before the second round gets underway. With the Texans moving on in the playoffs, Dennison is eligible to interview later this week.