Houston Texans head coach David Culley (it’s still surreal to type those words together) forges ahead with the construction of his staff. This afternoon, we learned he has zeroed in on a new special teams coordinator and a new secondary coach. First, the man who’ll replace the man who replaced Brad Seely:
The #Texans are expected to hire Frank Ross as their special teams coordinator, source said. Ross worked in personnel alongside new GM Nick Caserio in New England and most recently was an assistant with the #Colts.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 2, 2021
Ross’ departure from Indianapolis continues the exodus of coaches from Frank Reich’s staff. I suppose you could look at this weakening of a division rival as a good thing if not for the Texans weighing whether to voluntarily commit the football version of seppuku by trading Deshaun Watson.
Ross will reportedly be joined in Houston by Dino Vasso, who’ll move from the Eagles to the Texans to coach the secondary under new defensive coordinator Lovie Smith.
Texans hiring former Philadelphia Eagles assistant Dino Vasso as secondary coach, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 2, 2021
Vasso spent the last eight seasons in Philadelphia, most recently serving as “assistant coordinator/defense” under Jim Schwartz. Perhaps Dino Vasso will be the man to finally unlock the talents of Lonnie Johnson Jr.
Your thoughts on the two newest members of Team Culley?