Following the firing of first-year head coach David Culley at the end of the 2021 season, the Houston Texans are on the hunt for their next sideline leader.
So far in the Texans' head coaching search, multiple candidates with severely limited experience have emerged as potential options -- including former Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and former NFL QB Josh McCown.
With this in mind, longtime Texans
Texans are interviewing so many candidates with one year experience as coordinators they should interview DeMeco Ryans, one of the most popular and respected players in Houston history.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 22, 2022
">insider John McClain believes the Houston franchise should take a look at another candidate with limited experience: former Texans Pro Bowler DeMeco Ryans.
"Texans are interviewing so many candidates with one year experience as coordinators they should interview DeMeco Ryans, one of the most popular and respected players in Houston history," McClain wrote on Twitter.
Ryans was a linebacker for the Texans from 2006-11. Through six seasons with the organization he collected 636 tackles, 8.5 sacks and started all 86 games for which he was available.
After his retirement from the NFL in 2015, Ryans entered the coaching world as a defensive quality control coach for the 49ers in 2017. He then became linebackers coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2021.
Ryans is already scheduled to interview for head coaching positions with the Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.
Tonight, Ryans will lead the San Francisco defense in a difficult divisional round matchup against the Green Bay Packers.