When the Texans hired David Culley to be their head coach eight months ago, the reaction was mixed. Culley wasn’t nearly as inspiring a choice as, say, Eric Bieniemy might have been. Culley had never been a head coach at any level prior to getting the gig in Houston, and he hadn’t been a coordinator since a brief stint at UTEP back in 1990.
After three games, the Texans are 1-2 under Culley. For those of us with with low expectations, the Texans looked positively amazing in the season-opening win over the Jaguars and perhaps somehow even better than that the following week in the first half against the Browns in Cleveland. Unfortunately, Tyrod Taylor injured his hamstring towards the end of that first half, and the Texans have not resembled the promising squad that took the field for the first three halves of the season since then.
You can hardly blame Culley for Taylor’s temperamental hamstring. On the other hand, you have to give Culley a truckload of credit for having his team ready to play against the Jaguars and Browns. If you expected Davis Mills to throw nineteen interceptions in his starting debut on Thursday Night Football, you may even give Culley props for Mills simply looking overmatched and not totally horrific against the Panthers.
Overall, what grade would you give David Culley as head coach of the Texans through the first three games of the season? Cast your vote and defend your position in the Comments below.
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THEY SHOULD HAVE HIRED JOE PENDRY!