Jonathan Gannon gets second interview with Texans

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The Texans are bringing in Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for a second head-coaching interview.

Gannon is interviewing today, according to multiple reports.

The only other candidate known to receive a second interview with the Texans is Josh McCown, the retired NFL quarterback who has no coaching experience outside some volunteer work at the high school level.

The 39-year-old Gannon was a coordinator for the first time last season. He previously spent time on the staffs of the Falcons, Titans, Vikings and Colts, as well as at Louisville, where he played college football before a career-ending injury led him to begin working with the team’s coaches while still a student.

Gannon has also interviewed with the Vikings and Broncos during the current coach-hiring cycle.

20 responses to “Jonathan Gannon gets second interview with Texans

  1. Cade McNown or Josh McCown as assistant head coach & offensove coordinator head coach in waiting for when Gannon gets fired in 2 years.

  2. Man…the Houston Texans ownership and front office are really grasping at straws now. I’m sure every viable head coaching candidate Caserio has gone after has privately said “Thanks,but no thanks.” What self respecting coach would willingly walk into this dumpster fire?

  3. Is this a ploy by the Texans to bring in young non experienced guys so they can get veteran HC ? I don’t get it.

  4. Texans and Saints might be Perfect example of when its the worst time to be qualified to be a HC… Both appear to be career suicide for anyone who takes them because it will take at the least 2 years to complete get out and recover from the mess they are in!

  5. dysfunctional teams do dysfunctional things. Is this the best they can do with many good candidates still available? I just don’t get this team. Are they trying to be a perpetual last place team?

  6. I sincerely hope Gannon gets the job. It would be a great fit at a great organization.

    Best regards,

    Every single Eagles fan

  7. fatguystrangler says:
    January 29, 2022 at 11:53 am
    Bring back David Culley – this is an embarrassment.
    David won 4 games with 2 of them being over the worst team in the NFL. I’m not blaming him for inheriting a talent poor team. I’m just saying that the bar is set low. Anyone (minus Frank Reich) could come in and get at least two easy wins over the Jags. It’s so easy a caveman could do it.

  8. Please take Gannon. Our defense was better under him this season than under Schwartz but still had many problems with the main one being his playcalling. I have no idea what he has done to deserve a HC job but then again this is the Texans who have twice interviewed Josh McCown who has never coached in college or the NFL. Texans much love his work as a voulenteer high school coach.

  9. McCown seems to be a better fit for what the Texans are looking for. Gannon looks over qualified and likely wouldnt enjoy a puppet HC role.

  10. McCown and the Texans both have to know that he has zero qualifications for the job and yet he got three interviews. Bizarre doesn’t even begin to describe this nonsense…

  11. Equating the Saints job with the Texans job is…well I won’t say it. One organization has stable ownership, one of the smartest GM’s in the League who’s been successfully manipulating the salary cap for years, a ferocious defense that has owned Tom Brady in the regular season, anamazingly versatile RB, and a great receiver returning from an injury next season. Sure there’s a QB room in transition but same goes for the Packers and the Bucs. The other organization? Please.

  12. No denying that owner Cal McNair is an idiot and the #1 problem in Houston. But how about some FACTS, instead of MSM narratives, about what’s ahead for the Texans. PFF ranked their 2021 draft class as 2nd best (Pats 1st); and this was w/out a 1st or 2nd round pick (Mills by far graded out as the best QB if you consider just the last 6 games, showed great progress and promise). The Texans have full allotments plus more draft picks (from trades this yr) in ’22, ’23 & ’24 and that doesn’t consider what they might get for trading Watson, Tunsil and perhaps Cooks. The Texans have $25M in cap space for ’22 (net of a massive $35M in dead money for getting rid of guys like Mercilus, Cunningham, etc) but that could increase up to ~$100M this year, if/when trading Watson, Tunsil, Cooks. For 2023 their cap space could be as hi as $125M. Granted, Cal McNair is the dumbest owner in the NFL but allegedly he’s leaving ALL football ops stuff up to Nick Caserio (we’ll see if Cal is smart enough to keep his word); and in year 1, Caserio has done a lot, an awful lot of good. Texans are positioned well, just have to execute. If you’re one who likes to kick someone when they’re down, now is the time to do that, you might not have much time left.

  13. You can have him. Not particularly impressed with him as a defensive coordinator. In fact, despite making the playoffs…you can take Nick Sirianni with you too.

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