Houston Texans Would Make Mistake Hiring Lovie Smith
Long-time coach Gary Kubiak was fired just a few weeks ago as the team began an incredible losing streak under his command, which most recently extended to 12 games with their loss this past week to the Indianapolis Colts. The reason fans in Texas pretty much despised Kubiak the past couple seasons was mainly because of his decision-making and stubbornness to not make necessary changes. If that’s a problem they’d like to resolve, which it is, then hiring Smith is definitely not the right decision for this franchise.
While Smith did have success with the Bears, his ineptitude to make the drastic changes on the offensive side of the ball was what hindered his team from ever reaching the heights the defense could’ve led them to. He stuck with bad quarterback after bad quarterback, and when they finally made the trade for Jay Cutler, they stuck with bad offensive linemen and wide receivers claiming they were improved or No. 1 guys, respectively. A blind man could see that he was wrong.
Houston already has an inconsistent offense in need of fixing, and a quarterback issue in need of solving. Smith won’t be the guy to resolve those issues — well, it’s not that he won’t, he just can’t.
That’s why hiring Smith would be just a disastrous idea. While he can probably use his defensive-mindedness to revive the defense, if the offense isn’t improved, they won’t have the ability to win against the better teams in the league. Perhaps the rumors of current San Diego Chargers OC and former Arizona Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt might be a better option. Heck, even going with a college coach like Bill O’Brien from Penn State — another rumored candidate — might be a improved choice.
And to be honest, Smith isn’t a bad coach in my opinion. Watching him coach my favorite team in the Bears for all those years, I saw how he got his players to play every down for him as hard as they could. He’s a great player’s coach and a strong defensive mind, however, he can’t help the offense — which is something the Texans need desperately to be competitive again. He’s more suited as a DC, and if they hire him as their head coach, it’ll be a mistake.
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