There was a rumor floating that if Mcnair were to replace Capers, he'd want a coach with NFL experience. The name I see tossed out most often is Jimmy Johnson. Some of the fans I really respect are even hoping he is the next Texans HC. I understand the success he had with Dallas. I credit that with a combination of talent evaluation, coaching, luck and trades that just don't exist in the NFL anymore. I'll expand on each. Talent Evaluation: It's obvious he was able to pick players that fit his system and worked good together. His picks were never the "wow" picks that you see sometimes, but he obviously knows how to pick players that are good football players. He definately had skill for picking players. The question is: Does he still have that? He had a huge amount of resources at the collegiate level. Does he still have enough to still get the job done? Coaching: From what I've seen, Johnson was a good coach. He was amazing at motivating players. While his offense wasn't "flashy" it was productive and could win games. He had great defenses that did all the things ours has failed at. Turnovers, sacks and disruption of the offense. Luck: No team has a dynasty without some luck. Their main characters remained injury free. Balls bounce their way... They aslo had a pretty good running back that wore #22. Players like him don't come around in every draft. Sure it took skill to pick him, but luck that he didn't blow out a knee or pull a groin. No way would Johnson have said Smith would end up the all time leading rusher back then. I'd dare to say that the Cowboys would have failed to make it to any Superbowls without him and if they did, the Bills would have creamed them. All speculation but you get the point. Mr Smith had to be contained. That kind of back creates exploitable holes in the defense (see LT & the Chargers) and allow players around them to be that much better. Trades: Everyone knows of the Walker trade. People (including Johnson) say the trade wasn't important. It was the fact he picked great players with those picks. OK-we've established that Johnson had an eye for talent. Fact: Johnson never won a Superbowl without having those extra picks. Fact: Johnson will never get that kind of a jump ever again. GMs might do foolish things (Babin for a 2,3,4 & swap 5s) but never to the extent of the Walker trade. Johnson himself has bragged how he traded Steve Walsh (a 1st round pick) for a 1st, 2nd & 3rd after only 1 year as a back up. It could happen again but I doubt it. I have so many questions about Johnson. Would he return to coaching at all? Why did he not succeed in Miami? Would he be better as a HC, GM or both? Would he be able to turn this team around or would it takes a few years before we find out he isn't all that great? I want to believe that he is the end-all solution to the Texans. I'm hoping someone can convince me to join the "Hire Jimmy Johnson Club". What would be cooler than Johnson leading us to a victory against the Cowboys next season? Make me a believer!