Texans New Coaching Staff

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    The Texans made several other moves. [besides Kelly to OC]

    That included hiring Carl Smith as quarterbacks coach. He replaces Sean Ryan, who now coaches the Detroit Lions' quarterbacks.

    Smith was previously the Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach, working with Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson. He is the father of Tracy Smith, the Texans' assistant special teams coordinator.

    The Texans promoted offensive assistant Will Lawing to tight ends coach.

    Former Texans quarterback T.J. Yates has been named an offensive assistant as well as John Ayward.

    Former Texans inside linebacker Akeem Dent has been hired as a defensive assistant.

    The Texans hired Mike Eubanks as strength and conditioning coach and named former Texans Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing as assistant strength and conditioning coach along with Joe Distor and Jason George.

    The Texans hired former New York Jets executive Clay Hampton as director of football operations, shifting Doug West to assistant to the head coach.


    Retired Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker, who interviewed with the 49ers and Packers is no longer listed on the Texans' coaching staff.

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    2019 TEXANS STAFF


    The Texans' assistant coaches and football operations staff for the 2019 season:

    OFFENSE
    Tim Kelly, offensive coordinator
    John Aylward, offensive assistant
    Danny Barrett, running backs
    Mike Devlin, offensive line
    Will Lawing, tight ends
    John Perry, wide receivers
    Carl Smith, quarterbacks
    T.J. Yates, offensive assistant

    DEFENSE
    Romeo Crennel, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator
    Akeem Dent, defensive assistant
    Bobby King, inside linebackers
    D'Anton Lynn, assistant secondary
    Anthony Midget, secondary
    Matt O'Donnell, defensive assistant
    John Pagano, senior defensive assistant/outside linebackers
    Anthony Weaver, defensive line


    SPECIAL TEAMS
    Brad Seely, special teams coordinator
    Tracy Smith, assistant special teams coordinator

    STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
    Mike Eubanks, head strength & conditioning
    Brian Cushing, assistant strength & conditioning
    Joe Distor, assistant strength & conditioning
    Jason George, assistant strength & conditioning/sports science coordinator
    Billy Voltaire, assistant strength & conditioning/performance therapist

    FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
    Clay Hampton, director of football operations
    Doug West, assistant to the head coach

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    Carl Smith has been with Pete Carol forever..........he developed Drew Bledsoe............and made Wilson who he is today.

    Our new head strength and conditioning coach has been 2nd in command from our previous Denver coach forever.

    Welker is now 49ers WR coach.
     
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    I don't know why, but for some reason I like having Yates on the coaching staff. Now if they really want to impress me bring on Arian Foster so he can teach every one how to properly bow after a TD.
     
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    Can’t be bad to get advice from a former QB over some loser that got the QB Coaching job just because he’s the head coach’s buddy. TJ Yates, along with Carl Smith are pretty dang good additions to the offensive side. Something tells me we’re adding a little bit of West Coast to our boring playbook. Something Watson will more than likely thrive in...
     
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    Carl Smith worked with Russell Wilson to learn how to stay in the pocket and maintain his accuracy. The problem is that a lot of so-called dual threats coming into the League like Wilson and Watson, don't develop as passers, and eventually end up not really being a "dual" threat at all because they become too predictable. A lot of the time they can supposedly pass and run.............but can really only run once opposing coaches get the film on them. If Watson is willing and capable, Smith will get him to play from the pocket, except only when there is significant advantage to leave it..........and that will be a noteworthy positive.



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    Well, O’Brien himself has stated that Watson is open and willing to be taught. I see Carl Smith being a huge positive!
     
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    I like the Carl Smith hire, people have been comparing Watson to Wilson since game one so why not get the coach that made Wilson what he is. Plus I think Watson has a higher ceiling than Wilson so I think this will be a good match.
     
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    What to make? Hmm, what do all these new hires have in common? NONE are a threat to replace OB? That’s all I got.
     


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    That statement doesn't make any sense. Nobody they hired at all would be a "threat to replace OB" anyway. Unless a team does a mid-season change, which I always find to be a huge gamble, they usually go outside of house when replacing a HC. Plus these are suppose to be specialty coaches not necessarily HC material anyway. Other than the OC hire, who I'm unsure of but willing to give a chance, all the rest have a good background for what they were hired for. I'm particularly excited about the Carl Smith hire and hope he can do for Watson what he did for Wilson.
     
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    What if there is no pocket?
     
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    Smith can try to help Watson learn to effectively recognize potential breakdowns quickly (improve reading defenses, calling protections and recognizing blitzes).........and learn to immediately react to the potential breakdowns with the least potentially damaging option.
     
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    Let’s hope.
     
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    Bill O’Brien said that TJ Yates kept in touch with him all of last season in text messages and phone calls. Called Yates position on the coaching staff an entry level position. #Texans

    — patrick (@PatDStat) February 5, 2019


    Akeem Dent worked at Colorado State last season for no pay. Expressed to OB he wanted to coach but didn’t have a spot open last season. This year they do and now he will help on the defensive side of the football. #Texans

    — patrick (@PatDStat) February 5, 2019


    Brian Cushing will be an assistant with the strength and conditioning and will also help J.J. Moses with player development, mainly working with the rookies. #Texans

    — patrick (@PatDStat) February 5, 2019


    #Texans also hired Joe Distor as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He was with the #Bears last season.

    — patrick (@PatDStat) February 6, 2019
     
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    The Smith hire was a really good one. Tim Kelly could benefit from having him on his offensive staff and he could learn a great deal very quickly. Adding Yates and Dent to the coaching staff could be good too. This staff (except Devlin) looks very promising. Even Devlin might be better with Smith coming on board. Still would have liked to see Devlin gone and a better line coach brought in.
     
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    Who?
     
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    I meant Dent. My spell check changed it. I corrected it after I saw the mistake. He was a linebacker for the Texans. He's a very smart guy and should make a good coach.
     
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    Dent to Hunt... okay?
     

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