Houston – Houston Texans have appointed Baltimore Ravens assistant David Cooley to be their next coach, ESPN sources said, confirming a report from the Houston Chronicle.
Cooley, 65, who has spent the past three seasons in Baltimore, has just completed his 27th season as a coach for the NFL. Besides his work as assistant coach to the team, Culley was Baltimore’s passing game coordinator and broad reception coach. The Ravens finished the 2020 season final in the NFL.
“It’s a great opportunity out there,” Ravens coach John Harbo said of the Texas opener in the week before the Baltimore play-off. “They have a good organization. I think David Cooley would be a massive hiring for any team; maybe, in particular, Texas with.” Deshawn Watson. “
Culley was never an NFL offensive coordinator. He was also the assistant head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. When the Ravens’ family hired Cooley in 2019, Harbo said the coach was highly respected as “a mentor, game planner, and motivator”.
When the Texas team fired head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien in October, Houston became the first team to open either position. Texas Team Nick Casereo appointed their new General Manager earlier this month and gave him the reins of the hunt for their head coach.
Along with Cooley, Houston interviewed Buffalo Bills’ defense coordinator Leslie Frazier, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Pennemi, former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell, Colts defense coordinator Matt Eberfloss, current Texas mid-back Josh McCown After Caserio took office. Texas also interviewed Brandon Staley before he was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers.
Amidst the coaches’ search in Texas, sources told ESPN that Watson was unhappy with the process the organization used to recruit Caserio. Sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortenson that regardless of who Texas hired him as their next head coach, Watson’s willingness to trade was not expected to change.
Texas graduates from the 4–12 season, as Watson played the best football of his NFL career. The fourth-year quarterback set its highest ever landing, passing yards and completion percentage. He also threw seven low-level objections.