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NFL Coaching Carousel: Bruce Arians To Cardinals, Gus Bradley To Jaguars

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The hirings of Bruce Arians by the Cardinals and Gus Bradley by the Jaguars affects Texans fans.

Time for a new offensive coordinator, Mr. Luck.
Time for a new offensive coordinator, Mr. Luck.
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At first glance, you may not care who the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals is. You may also feel that it doesn't matter who the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars is, at least in the short term, given the myriad problems facing a franchise coming off a 2-14 season that still gainfully employs Blaine Gabbert. Nevertheless, the hirings of Bruce Arians by the Arizona Cardinals and Gus Bradley by the Jacksonville Jaguars directly impact your Houston Texans.

Arians, the Colts' head coach for the majority of the season while Chuck Pagano battled leukemia, was Indianapolis' offensive coordinator and thus vital to the development of Andrew Luck and their offense. His hiring by Arizona means Pagano will have to find a new OC, and Luck will have to adjust to a new coach (and perhaps a new offensive scheme, though I doubt they shake things up that much). Personally, I think Luck's too talented for this to be much of an issue, but the lack of continuity from his rookie year to his second year isn't a positive.

Gus Bradley replaces Mike Mularkey in Jacksonville, and Jags fans seem happy with the hire. Bradley was a fairly hot coaching candidate, and it's fair to wonder whether he should have been more selective. While there are only 32 head coaching jobs in the NFL and therefore it's seemingly ridiculous to pass on such a rare opportunity when it presents itself, Jacksonville has so many holes that it's going to take time to get them where they need to be. Is ownership willing to be patient enough to see that through? If so, does Bradley have the chops to call the shots as a head coach?

Yours in the Comments. Reaction to the NFL coaching carousel grinding to a halt?