Texans interview Josh McCown for head coaching job

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Josh McCown interviewed for the Texans’ head coaching job Thursday, 363 days after initially interviewing for it. The Texans announced the interview.

He also interviewed for the job last year when the Texans were looking for a full-time replacement for Bill O’Brien.

There was talk in league circles last year that David Culley’s hiring was a bridge to McCown becoming the head coach. But McCown never joined Culley’s coaching staff, and Culley lasted only one season on the job.

McCown was on the Texans’ roster at the end of the 2020 season and has never coached in college or pro football. He has previously coached at the high school level, including coaching quarterbacks for his sons’ team at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Texans also have interviewed former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Florida Atlantic special assistant to the head coach Hines Ward and Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. They have requested an interview with Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell.

18 responses to “Texans interview Josh McCown for head coaching job

  1. Just a joke of an idea. He needs to start out as a QB or passing game coach. Then OC and much later, a head coach. I wouldn’t hire Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or someone similar as a HC without some experience.

  2. This is about as best as the Texans are gonna get. Anyone decent would never consider working for this organization after all that has happened and with literally no draft picks to think of. This team is gonna be down for a while.

  3. It’s going to be Josh. Book it. The only reason they didn’t hire him last year was because the Texans were universally mocked for considering McCown and they got cold feet. But everyone knew Culley (a weak hire himself) was going to be a bridge to McCown. This process all stinks of Rasputin pulling strings again behind the curtain.

  4. Until I knew what qb I would have available, legally, to play or trade no way do I want this job

  5. Easterby and Caserio want a yes man, anyone with experience will see how clueless the front office is.

    McCowan it will be

  6. If the Texans hire McCown as their Head Coach, they are finished. Their franchise is done-zo for the foreseeable future.

  7. What an INSULT to Eric Bienemy, Dennis Allen, Byron Leftwich, Joe Lombardi and all the coordinators and coaches in the NFL who have paid their dues. Just the idea that Josh McCown, a mediocre QB, was even interviewed for a head coaching position in the NFL is MINDBOGGLING! I feel sorry for the fans of the Houston Texans. They deserve so much better. Roger Goodell needs to step in with intervention because this team is the most EMBARRASSING franchise in pro sports. How sad!

  8. Wasn’t aware that all a person had to do to be a head coach is be a mediocre QB. Ahhh, he was a HS QB coach – the level of coaching that he can actually be taken seriously.

    Talk about casting a wide net. What are the Texans other desirable coach qualifications? Spell “football” with no more than 2 errors? In football, the QB plays for the a)offense b)defense c)special teams ?

    Uhh, Texans – the goal of the game is to win the Superbowl, NOT compete for the #1 draft pick. Maybe set the bar a LITTLE higher and find a coach with some RELEVANT experience.

  9. mysterytonite says:
    January 20, 2022 at 8:14 pm
    This is about as best as the Texans are gonna get. Anyone decent would never consider working for this organization after all that has happened and with literally no draft picks to think of. This team is gonna be down for a while.

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    No picks to think of? Texans are in better spot than Jets, Lions, Jags moving forward. We have full draft picks, including #3. We can get a few more when we move Deshaun. We can get a few more by trading down too.

  10. Your post is a year out of date. The Texans have their full complement of draft picks, including the third pick in the draft. It appears likely they will get more pics with a Deshaun Watson trade.

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    mysterytonite says:
    January 20, 2022 at 8:14 pm
    This is about as best as the Texans are gonna get. Anyone decent would never consider working for this organization after all that has happened and with literally no draft picks to think of. This team is gonna be down for a while.

  11. the Church of Texans ? yeah, led by Father Easterby …they will not hire a non bible thumper …Easterby is a joke of a football man…read up on his past….way way way out of his lane

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