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Houston Texans Coaching News: Defensive Line Coach Paul Pasqualoni Resigns, Former Texan Anthony Weaver May Replace Him

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More turnover in Bill O'Brien's coaching staff.

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

As if possibly losing linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to San Francisco isn't bad enough, your Houston Texans are now in the market for a new defensive line coach as well.

After being hired by Bill O'Brien to replace Bill Kollar, who coincidentally left Houston a year ago to join Gary Kubiak's staff in Denver so that he could be closer to his own family, Pasqualoni did an admirable job developing rookie defensive tackle Christian Covington this past season while still getting what he could out of the solid-but-not-spectacular Jared Crick at defensive end. J.J. Watt is so good that he might not even need coaching at this point, but it should be noted that the JuggerWatt had yet another Defensive Player of the Year-worthy season under Pasqualoni’s this year.

As for Weaver, the former Texans defensive linemen has spent the past three seasons coaching for the Browns and Bills. His year in Buffalo in particular was a coaching career highlight, with the team producing a whopping 57 sacks in 2013. For what it's worth, fellow former Texan Mario Williams notched 13.0 sacks in his one season under the tutelage of his old Houston teammate; that was the third highest total of his career.

We wish the Pasqualoni family well.  You will be missed, Paul.

UPDATE: That talk of Anthony Weaver being a candidate to fill the vacancy? On point.