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Houston Texans Coaching News: Texans Hire John Pagano as Senior Defensive Assistant/Outside Linebackers Coach

Bill O’Brien adds one more experienced coach to his 2018 staff.

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The Chronicle’s John McClain is reporting that the Texans have hired former Chargers and Raiders defensive coordinator John Pagano to become a “senior defensive assistant” to Bill O’Brien.

Pagano brings more than twenty years of NFL experience to the Texans’ staff. He is widely seen around the league as an “edge rush and blitzing guru,” and he is often credited with the developments of pass rushing terrors like Melvin Ingram and Shawne Merriman. Whether or not Pagano can continue to improve the play of Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus like Mike Vrabel did remains to be seen, but hiring John Pagano is a solid step towards making sure that the Houston pass rush remains strong.

What are your thoughts on the hire, BRB?