“I got here to this troublesome however essential choice after reviewing our soccer operation. While a change after one season is uncommon, we had philosophical variations over the long-term course and imaginative and prescient for our program shifting ahead.
“We admire Coach Culley for serving to us navigate by means of a troublesome season, however it’s my accountability to make choices that I really feel are finest for our group. The seek for the following coach of the Houston Texans will start instantly.”
Culley’s process on the Texans job regarded an uphill journey ever since he was employed earlier than the beginning of the season.
Watson had requested a commerce from the workforce earlier than the 66-year-old was employed, and star defensive lineman and pillar of the group J.J. Watt was launched just weeks after.
But regardless of the turmoil the workforce was in, Culley managed to rally his gamers and the Texans appeared to play above their station.
In an announcement launched saying his firing, Culley mentioned he “liked each minute” of being head coach of the Texans.
“I’m disenchanted we did not win extra video games and I will not have an opportunity to enhance on the teachings I’ve realized, however I totally perceive it is a bottom-line enterprise and I did not do sufficient. I need to thank the McNair Family and Nick Caserio for giving me this chance, I’m ceaselessly grateful for the expertise.
“I want this workforce and group one of the best, they’re constructing a particular program and I really consider the long run is vivid for Texans followers.”
It leaves Steelers coach Tomlin as the one Black NFL head coach, after Culley was relieved of his duties and Brian Flores was fired from the Miami Dolphins.
Culley is the sixth head coach to be fired after the conclusion of the 2021 season, after Flores was fired from the Dolphins, Mike Zimmer from the Minnesota Dolphins, Vic Fangio from the Denver Broncos, Joe Judge from the New York Giants and Matt Nagy from the Chicago Bears.