Texans complete interview with DeMeco Ryans

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The Texans announced Friday they have completed an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.

Ryans is in his second year as defensive coordinator and sixth season on Kyle Shanahan’s staff with San Francisco. Ryans guided the league’s top defense in 2022. The 49ers finished No. 1 in points allowed and No. 1 in yards allowed and have the frontrunner for defensive player of the year in defensive end Nick Bosa.

He is a favorite of Texans’ fans, fondly remembered for the six seasons he played in Houston. Ryans was defensive rookie of the year in 2006 and twice made the Pro Bowl during his time with the team.

All five teams with openings have expressed interest in Ryans.

The Texans also have completed interviews with Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown, Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, former Saints coach Sean Payton and Eagles offensive coordinator Steve Steichen.

They have scheduled an interview with Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

8 responses to “Texans complete interview with DeMeco Ryans

  1. Well, now Cal has put himself way out on a limb. If he hires anyone else not named Sean Payton and not DeMeco Ryan’s, his ownership might be forever a waste.
    Fans would understand Payton over DeMeco at this point, but if DeMeco goes on to become a good or great head coach and we had him in our hands the fans will go ballistic if we chose someone else other than Payton.
    I personally prefer Steichen over both. Lol

  2. Hoping Arizona hires DeMeco Ryan’s. With how much Arizonas young defensive players improved over the course of this past season Ryan’s could have a pretty nasty defense in Arizona next season if they draft someone like ED Will Anderson pairing him with the young pass rushers who showed a lot of promise this year who have bright futures in Myjai Sanders n Cam Thomas with a solid bet like Markus Golden. Isaiah Simmons is starting to play at a Pro Bowl level really coming into his own as is Zaven Collins, Zach Allen is a monster inside at DT, Rashard Lawrence is a very good NT, bring in a FA like Daron Payne, in the secondary CB Byron Murphy is a stud and CB Marco Wilson ranked as a top 10 corner from wk6 on really developing into an excellent corner shutting down top receivers, they have one of the best safety duos in the NFL in Budda Baker n Jalen Thompson. The cup board is far from bear defensively and with the resources they have in cap and draft picks he could be a nasty defense in AZ.
    Offensively hire someone like Frank Reich or someone from Kyles tree like Mike LaFluer n fix the OL over the off season use one of your two 3rd Ed picks on a power versatile RB to pair with JC and with all the talent they have at the skill positions they could have a scary offense next year with the collection of talent at QB/WR/TE/RB AZ already has just need to build a good OL in front of KM that can protect n blow guys off the ball in the run game.

  3. DeMeco Ryans is probably the most acceptable candidate for the Houston Texans Head Coach position.
    He appears to be the real deal and understands the Houston fan base.
    In addition he’s always been a winner….

  4. Really enjoyed watching DeMeco when he played here with the Texans. He was a tackling machine and if he got a hold of the runner he was on the ground.

  5. Loser of niners cowboys also loses their D coordinator. Same thing happened between niners and Vikings in the playoffs. Both teams had coordinators interviewing for spots, the loser got the job so they could get to work on their new team because owners have literally zero patience to wait a couple weeks to make sure they get the best candidate.

  6. Unless Jeff Saturday surprisingly becomes available, lol, Ryans is the perfect choice, IMO. As a Jag fan, I would like to see the Houston Texans rise again to make it an annual 3 way AFC South battle with the Jags and the Titans, leaving the Colts and their piped in noise to wallow in the cellar where they belong. I miss the days of JJ Watt, Jadaveon Clowney, and Whitney Mercilus coming to town and terrorizing the Jags offense.

  7. Sean McVay and the Rams have been dealing with losing their assistant coaches since McVay’s tenure with the Rams. Anyone hear of the Sean McVay coaching tree? He has a coaching tree because the Rams have been successful and his assistant coaches have gone on to be successful. Other than Mike McDaniel, Shanahan doesn’t have a tree, it’s more like a shrub because Shanahan is a sub-par .500 coach with a history of erratic finishes and bell-shaped win/loss seasons and is better suited to be an OC. It’s about time Clara lost a coach or two. Now you will know, like the Sean McVay and the Rams, the difficulty of success when your coaching staff gets plucked away year after year.

  8. If Ryan is the Texans selection for HC, I would like to see a blast from the past come in a consultant.
    Gary Kubiak was Ryan’s 1st HC and if Gary would come back as a consultant, I would hope Klint Kubiak would be named OC. They could run the zone blocking scheme and an offense similar to the Walsh/Shanahan/Kubiak tree, which has won Super Bowls! Gary would be there to help Ryan and Klint, which could/should be a winning combination leading to a SB victory!
    The Texans HCing position should be one of the best options for a HC this year. They have some pieces in place, +12 picks in 2023, including (2) 1st round picks & 10 picks in the 2024 draft, including (2) 1st round picks in 2024. The cupboard is not bare!
    If the Texans could put this package of coaches/consultants, I would like to see the Texans trade back with the 2nd overall pick in the 2023 draft, as long as they get a 1st round pick in the 2023 & the 2024 draft. The Texans would still have (2) 1st round picks in 2023 and (3) 1st round picks in 2024. With this package of coaches/consultants/draft picks, the Texans would fill more holes in 2023 and give Mills the 2023 season to prove his worth. If Mills is not the answer after 2023, then they would have (3) 1st round picks in 2024 to get their QB!
    IMHO, this is the best scenario for the Texans moving forward!

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