Who is your favorite Houston Texans head coach?



By 2002, when Dom Capers first took the field with the Houston Texans, the rules for the expansion team had changed. The Jacksonville Panthers and Jaguars started off with a stacked deck enjoyed by no team before or since.

To have the distinction of first head coach in franchise history is quite one thing. For Capers, it seemed like a smart move after his success that led the Carolina Panthers from an idea to a playoff contender in no time.

Although he didn’t have a big head start from Carolina, Capers shifted the needle in the right direction until 2005. Then the team went 2-14 and the Texans founder, Bob McNair, showed Capers the door.

Then-hot coach candidate Gary Kubiak quickly followed the sideline for the next 125 games, taking the team where Capers had left them to compete in the playoffs ahead of the disastrous 2013 season, where Kubiak was slipped and shipped out of town.

For many who enjoy unraveling the threads of bad decisions in the Texan organization, the channel ultimately brings it back to this moment.

During his tenure, Kubiak earned the team’s first-ever divisional title, his first playoff appearance and his first playoff victory. He then took the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl shortly thereafter.

Between Kubiak and his full-time replacement, Kubiak’s defensive coordinator and H-Town icon Wade Phillips has taken over as interim head coach. Phillips didn’t have much luck keeping the role.

In the offseason, McNair hired another training candidate, former New England Patriots sidekick Bill O’Brien.

O’Brien would continue to hang division champion banners in NRG Stadium, but never seemed to push the team over the next bump and into a true NFL Championship claim.

Once O’Brien hit the bricks, his defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was handed the interim head coach hat to get through the rest of one of the worst seasons in Texans history. .

Now, with the 2021 season approaching, the Houston Texans’ most misunderstood head coach has taken over. No one in the history of NFL head coach research has ever called Culley a “hot candidate.” David Culley’s CV doesn’t measure up to Capers, Kubiak, Phillips, O’Brien or Crennel’s (or for that matter Mike Vrabel or a host of other Houston coordinators) but here we are.

While it is to be hoped that the Houston Texans’ greatest head coach has yet to sign with the team, that signing may not result in a contract for years to come.

In the meantime, as we’re wading through the quiet midday of the NFL offseason, let’s take a poll to find out which Houston Texans head coach was your favorite.

We all know Matt Weston will vote for Culley, but what about the rest of us?

Let’s see:


Who is your favorite Houston Texans head coach?

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    Wade Phillips (interim)

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    Roméo Crennel (interim)

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