Culley Fired After only 1 season

Following a horrific 4-13 season, the Houston Texans have fired head coach David Culley. The news broke and was later confirmed by the team, which released a statement attributing Culley's firing to "philosophical differences" with Caserio.

Caserio said….

“Earlier today, I met with David Culley and Tim Kelly to inform them we will be moving in a different direction at the head coach and offensive coordinator positions. I came to this difficult but necessary decision after reviewing our football operation. While a change after one season is unusual, we had philosophical differences over the long-term direction and vision for our program moving forward. We appreciate Coach Culley for helping us navigate through a difficult season, but it is my responsibility to make decisions that I feel are best for our organization. The search for the next coach of the Houston Texans will begin immediately."

Culley, who is 66, had never been a head coach before. Upon entering the season, the Texans were perceived as the NFL's weakest team and the overwhelming favorites to win the top overall pick in 2022. This was partly due to the sell-off and loss of players by former Head Coach Bill O'Brien.

Despite that, Culley made the most of what he had, including the absence of Deshaun Watson because of his trade demands and sexual assault allegations against him. Culley had to rely on his rookie QB, Davis Mills for majority of the season.

Culley said..

"I'm disappointed, but it's part of the business, I understand and I move on.”

Culley has three years left on his contract, contrary to what's being reported of him having one year left on his contract and was due just $4 million. Culley is actually due $17 million remaining of his $22 million contract in the final three years of the deal, according to sources.

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