Originally Posted by beerlover
apparently its not what you know its who you know
Who you know actually does matter too.
One of the problems with the early Texans teams is that Casserly hired a mishmash of people whose philosophies really didn't work together well.
Yes, it is important to be good at what you do, but given how much time they work together and how important it is to be on the same page, having coaches that are familiar with each other saves on getting to know you time.
All that being said, the Smith-Bush combo, or Smith alone as DC, wasn't a particularly exciting hire for me, despite the fact that McClain knew them back in the day.