The Houston Texans have employed Baltimore Ravens partner David Culley to be their next lead trainer, sources told ESPN, affirming a report by the Houston Chronicle.
Culley, 65, who has spent the previous two seasons in Baltimore, just finished his 27th season as a NFL mentor. Alongside filling in as the group’s associate lead trainer, Culley was Baltimore’s passing game organizer and wide collectors mentor. The Ravens completed the 2020 season positioned toward the end in the NFL in passing.
“David is just a genuine guy,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said in a text to ESPN’s Ed Werder. “He will be who he is everyday. Has been that guy every day of his career. I’m thrilled for him. Great person. Genuine. Full of energy.”
Harbaugh had recently called the Texans’ opening a “great opportunity” and said he trusted Culley “would be a tremendous hire for any team, maybe, especially, the Texans with Deshaun Watson.”
The Ravens will get two third-round compensatory picks (one out of 2021 and another in 2022) for Culley getting recruited from their staff. This comes from a goal embraced in November that is intended to boost NFL groups to create and employ minority contender for head-instructing and senior supervisor positions.
Culley will join Robert Saleh of the New York Jets, Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team as dynamic minority head coaches in the league.
Culley has never been a hostile organizer at the NFL level. He was likewise an associate lead trainer for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013 to ’16, and spent the 2017 and ’18 seasons as the Buffalo Bills’ quarterbacks mentor. At the point when the Ravens employed Culley in 2019, Harbaugh said the mentor was profoundly regarded “as a teacher, game-planner and motivator.”
Bosses mentor Andy Reid disclosed to Werder that Culley is a “great person” and “very loyal.” He added that Culley “will bring positive energy to the building.”
At the point when the Texans terminated lead trainer and senior supervisor Bill O’Brien in October, Houston turned into the primary group with an opening for one or the other position. The Texans recruited Nick Caserio as their new senior supervisor recently and gave him the reins to their head-coaching search.
Alongside Culley, Houston talked with Bills protective organizer Leslie Frazier, Chiefs hostile facilitator Eric Bieniemy, previous Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts mentor Jim Caldwell, Colts guarded organizer Matt Eberflus and current Texans quarterback Josh McCown after Caserio dominated. The Texans likewise talked with Rams guarded organizer Brandon Staley before he was recruited by the Los Angeles Chargers.
In the midst of the Texans’ instructing search, sources disclosed to ESPN that Watson was not content with the cycle the association used to enlist Caserio. Also, sources disclosed to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that paying little mind to whom the Texans recruited as their next lead trainer, Watson’s longing to be exchanged was not expected to change.
The Texans are falling off a 4-12 season, one in which Watson played the best football of his NFL profession. The fourth-year quarterback set vocation highs in scores, passing yards and fruition rate. He additionally tossed a vocation low seven capture attempts.