The Houston Texans had been severe once they interviewed long-time quarterback Josh McCown for his or her emptiness at head coach final winter, a lot in order that hypothesis arose on the time that possession seen the 42-year-old who spent almost twenty years within the NFL as an lively participant as a possible “coach-in-waiting.”
Houston once more spoke with McCown final week following the dismissal of David Culley after a single marketing campaign, and NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero report the 2 sides met a second time this offseason on Friday:
In keeping with Michael David Smith of Professional Soccer Discuss, McCown is the one identified candidate to get a second interview with the Texans at this stage of the method, which signifies he is the chief within the clubhouse to win the job regardless that he is by no means coached at any vital degree as an assistant, not to mention the pinnacle man. Regardless of that lack of expertise, retired large receiver Steve Smith not too long ago went to bat for his former teammate.
“Josh sees the sport the way in which quarterbacks see it, a sure method, and so they have so many duties,” Smith defined, per Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790. “I like Josh. He’s been on so many groups that he is aware of half of the offenses within the league as a result of he’s been round a whole lot of groups because the backup. He’s assisted in creating the quarterbacks to see it a sure method. I believe he’s helped coaches with sport plans. It’s a bonus for a coach to have been a backup quarterback. Let’s be sincere. Once I see a backup quarterback get within the sport, sooner or later, he’ll reveal why he’s a backup.
“The true essence of a backup’s worth is as a result of they examine a lot that they need to be a second pair of eyes for the quarterback, the coach and the offensive coordinator. That’s a singular accountability. Not all people is constructed for it, however backup quarterbacks have a singular benefit in learning the sport and realizing a lot. Frank Reich, Doug Pederson, Jason Garrett, they had been all backup quarterbacks. They’ve seen the within of the sport. It doesn’t shock me in any respect that Josh is being thought-about for a head teaching job.”
As a backup signal-caller, McCown constructed a popularity for being an additional coach all through the latter parts of his profession throughout stints with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and, lastly, the Texans.