John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will not be hiring an offensive coordinator and HC Bill O’Brien will instead call plays for the team next year.
- According to McClain, WRs coach Sean Ryan will be moved to QBs coach.
This idea was proposed yesterday by Aaron Wilson after the Texans officially parted ways with OC George Godsey.
Wilson pointed out that O’Brien didn’t have an internal candidate lined up for the position and he had already been calling plays along with Godsey this season.
Wilson suggested reshuffling the team’s coaching staff to fill other positions by moving Ryan to QBs coach, TEs coach John Perry to WRs coach, and elevate offensive quality control coach/assistant OL coach Tim Kelly to TEs coach next season.
Wilson added that with two years remaining on his contract, O’Brien may as well “double down” on himself and take over the coordinator position too as opposed to bringing in someone who won’t be as familiar with his system.
In 2016, the Texans ranked No. 28 in total points, No. 29 in total yards, No. 8 in rushing yards and No. 29 in passing yards.
We’ll have more regarding the Texans’ coaching staff as the news is available.